The Untold Truth Of Marvel Zombies

The fifth episode of “What If…?” featured a variation on an idea that was popular about a decade ago at Marvel, coinciding with Hollywood’s “Walking Dead” and “28 Days/Weeks Later”-fueled obsession with limping, moaning brain-eaters: What if there was a reality where the Marvel superheroes became brain-hungry zombies? 

This episode of “What If…?” imagined a world where Janet Van Dyne contracted the zombie virus when she was trapped in the Quantum Realm, and when she was brought back spread it across the planet. Many plot points from the episode were adapted from one of multiple Marvel Zombies series, most with variations. For example, Janet Van Dyne’s head was kept alive in the comics, unlike in the show, where it was Scott Lang. 

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