After the Respawned, an army of intelligent zombies infected by a new breed of Brood parasites, overran Earth and nearly wiped out humankind, Blade spent the next several years eagerly wiping out zombies. While saving a small group of survivors from the zombified Moonstone, he overheard Franklin and Valeria Richards talking about a way to find the Respawned's hive mind and asked to join them on their search.
After a detour through the Phalanx Wall, the group tracked the Respawned's hive mind through the unique radiation given off by Galactus whose corpse contained the hive mind. Their search took them to Atlantis where they found Wolverine, who was believed to have been killed by the Respawned. Wolverine warned the group that they had been lured into a trap, and they were transported by the zombified Magik to Limbo, the Respawned's base of operations.
The zombified Invisible Woman tried to zombify Franklin but discovered that he had been turned into a techno-organic being that couldn't be zombified. A fight then ensued between the group and Respawned. Blade eagerly blew away the zombies until he was hurt by Magik. He was fortunately rescued by Wolverine. The group made their away to Galactus' corpse where Valeria used a weapon Forge worked on that utilized the power of Gambit to destroy Galactus' corpse and the hive mind contained in it, putting an end to the Respawned. Blade and this allies escaped using Magik's Soulsword. A month later, Blade remained with the group and trained Franklin, the new wielded of Magik's Soulsword, in swordplay.
Powers and Abilities
- 4 appearance(s) of Eric Brooks (Earth-19121)
- 2 image(s) of Eric Brooks (Earth-19121)
- 1 victim(s) killed by Eric Brooks (Earth-19121)