Part of me was a little surprised by this book. I've always rooted for the Marvel Zombies. I really dug the idea when it first came out. With Marvel Zombies 3 and 4, it started getting overused. I was pleased with the recent Marvel Zombies Return mini-series. When I picked this up, I didn't notice the Marvel Apes on the cover.
Speaking of Marvel Apes, when I first heard about that, I thought it could be humorous. To me, it didn't work as well as Zombies. Now we have both together in the same book. As I mentioned, it was a struggle to get through this book. I wanted to like it but there wasn't really anything that brought joy to my heart. I liked that it was all contained in one issue. It was interesting having different creative teams working on the book. Some of the zombie scenes just didn't feel gruesome enough. I'm not sure if it was simply the art, the inks, the colors or all combined.
While this is a self-contained story, I'm not really sure what we get out of it at the end. Is there a clear cut winner? You'll have to see for yourself. I would say that unless you're a big Marvel Zombies fan or a fan of Marvel Apes, there aren't too many reasons to pick this up. I hate to say it but I only found a couple humorous moments. Before I was half way through I wanted it to end. I would like to see a break from both franchises. I do think they both have potential but this is just too much yet not enough to be entertaining.