Going Viral: Preview Marvel’s Contagion #1

by Olly MacNamee

I must admit, Contagion – Marvel’s newest event – seems somewhat similar to DCeased on paper. Unstoppable, super infectious disease running rampant and unchecked? Check. Affecting superheroes and non-superheroes alike? Check. Turning them into rabid monsters? Check. No cure in sight? Well, you get the idea. But, with such a talented writer as Ed Brisson guiding this mini-series, along with Roge Antonio, Stephen Segovia on art, I’m sure there’ll be more to it beyond the obvious comparisons. Running weekly though October, it all starts this week with Contagion #1, for which we have a preview to share with you now, featuring the ever-lovin’ blue-eyed Thing!

A new evil beyond understanding comes to the Marvel universe!

A seemingly unstoppable force has invaded the Marvel Universe, and it’s going to take every hero the streets of New York has to stop it! A strange substance is taking over heroes and citizens alike, draining them of their life force, stealing their knowledge and abilities, and neither science nor magic can stop it! Where did it come from? Can anything destroy it? And who will fall to its awful, overwhelming power?

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