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Zombie Epic Crosses into Star Trek and TRANSFORMERS
Next Chapter of IDW Multi-Title Event Starts
A first in the company’s history, IDW Publishing is proud to offer INFESTATION! Kicking off January 2011, fan-favorite writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (The Thanos Imperative, Legion of Super-Heroes) and artist David Messina (True Blood) begin this multi-dimensional saga with INFESTATION #1. The adventure continues in February with TRANSFORMERS: INFESTION #1 and #2, and STAR TREK: INFESTATION #1 and #2. Each bi-weekly series pits star characters against hordes of the undead, courtesy of major comics creators.
For fans awaiting the Star Trek: Infestation comic series, a sneak peek is now available.
Star Trek: Infestation #1 from IDW Publishing will be released tomorrow, February 9.
Enter Transformers Infestation issue 1! A ship falls to planet earth. Within this ship is a mixture of the Undermind's zombies and Galvatron's crew. Crashing in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Decepticon's ship opens letting out the hungry horde with Galvatron in hot pursuit to destroy it before it grows too strong. In the confusion, Galvatron calls for Prime who shows up with the valiant Autobots to stop him, completely unaware of the lurking danger.
Comic Book Resources has interviewed Mike Raicht about his work on the upcoming GI Joe Infestation! IDW Infestation Info From NYCC was posted last October followed by subsequent covers and info for the main Infestation title later that month. CBR's interview revealed some interesting tidbits, with regards to focus and the cast:
While the Joes will play a role in the miniseries, the Baroness and her Cobra agents will be taking center stage in “G.I. Joe: Infestation.” “We were given the chance to play with a few very cool characters. On the Cobra side we have Baroness, Interrogator (from Max Brooks' awesome 'Hearts & Minds' series), and the BATS,” Raicht said. “We also get the chance to introduce a few Joes into the IDW continuity including Psyche Out, who, as crazy as it sounds, was always a personal favorite of mine.
“G.I. Joe” is probably the most real-world-based of the “Infestation” crossover titles, which could present special challenges to telling a story centered around zombies. “When [IDW editor] Andy Schmidt approached me about writing this book we spoke about that very thing,” Raicht told CBR News. “How do you keep the real world feel? How do you make this part of the crossover cool without compromising the hard work the writers, artists and editors at IDW have done making the books feel real?
“The approach we took was to try to make it a part of the crossover that could fit seamlessly into the regular 'G.I. Joe' and 'Cobra' books without feeling like something different. And to make sure this story has consequences for the rest of the 'Joe' Universe. Then we took the aspects of the 'Zombies Vs. Robots' universe that made the most sense for 'G.I. Joe' and plopped them right in the middle of the 'Joe' universe. One thing the Joes and Cobra have experimented with is the use of robotics. That's half the 'Zombies vs. Robots' name right there! That gave us our in and we ran with it.”
Originally posted by RTGREAT
You gotta be teen. Can't believe somebody grown up is
1. Still reading this crap (comics of any kind)
2. Posting a thread about this on ATS of all places!
What in hell does it have to do with top secret???
Sorry, I am new on this forum but if this kind of topics will start prevailing I am definitely not coming back.