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The Infestation Begins

Friday, Oct 8th, 2010
Zombie Epic Crosses into Blockbuster Hollywood Franchises
IDW Multi-Title Event Starts in January 2011 with Acclaimed Creators


A first in comic book history, IDW Publishing is proud to announce INFESTATION! Starting in January 2011, INFESTATION will infect STAR TREK, GHOSTBUSTERS, TRANFORMERS and G.I. JOE comics with zombies, zombies, and more zombies. To help create this multi-dimensional saga, IDW is teaming up with fan-favorite writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (The Thanos Imperative, Legion of Super-Heroes) and artist David Messina (TRUE BLOOD).

"This is definitely one of those 'there's no way they'll ever do this' kind of events," said IDW's Chief Creative Officer Chris Ryall. "But not only are we doing something fans never thought they'd see, we're doing it in a way that should confound and exceed their expectations. And doing it with real pros like Abnett and Lanning just makes it that much sweeter, especially knowing what they've got planned as a follow-up to this event."

Setting the stage for this massive event, Abnett and Lanning will pen INFESTATION #1, launching in January 2011. This initial 32-page story begins in IDW's own ZOMBIES VS. ROBOTS universe, where something goes terribly wrong and ultimately infests the worlds of TRANSFORMERS, STAR TREK, G.I. JOE, and GHOSTBUSTERS with zombies and infected robots. From there, the story spins ferociously into each of the four properties throughout February and March, and culminates in April's bombastic finale, INFESTATION #2.

In February, TRANSFORMERS: INFESTATION #1-2 and STAR TREK: INFESTATION #1-2 will ship bi-weekly. The TRANSFORMERS title will also be penned by Abnett and Lanning, with fan-favorite Nick Roche handling the art. STAR TREK will be written by mainstay authors Scott and David Tipton and illustrated by Casey Maloney (Zipper).

March will see the release of the bi-weekly G.I. JOE: INFESTATION #1-2 by writer Mike Raicht and artist Giovanni Timpano, as well as GHOSTBUSTERS: INFESTATION by Erik Burnham (THE A-TEAM: WAR STORIES) and Kyle Hotz (Marvel Zombies). Artist John K. Snyder III (PHOENIX WITHOUT ASHES) will provide covers for the two INFESTATION issues, as well as 1950s sci-fi film-inspired images for each of the four involved series.

To further commemorate this "decade in the making" event, IDW will be releasing special incentive patches with every issue. Each embroidered, sew-on patch will feature "infected" logos of the four titles. Additional incentives include a painted cover by Zombies vs Robots co-creator Ashley Wood for INFESTATION #1, as well as a special 16-page sketchbook featuring zombified versions of the perennially popular characters from these four universes, as illustrated by artists associated with each property.

The entire event will make its presence felt on the cover of the January Previews catalog, showcasing a special INFESTATION "quadrtych" image of Snake Eyes, Mr. Spock, OPTIMUS PRIME, and Dr. Peter Venkman under attack from a zombie by LOCKE & KEY artist Gabriel Rodriguez.

"We've found a way to involve all of these diverse titles in a massive storyline that has ties all the way back to the early days of IDW," continued Ryall. "I think fans will be amazed by what we've pulled together here, as well as the stories that will come out of this once-in-my-lifetime event."


INFESTATION #1 ($3.99, 40 pages, full color) will be available in stores on January 19, 2011.

TRANSFORMERS: INFESTATION #1 and #2 will be in stores on February 2 and 16, 2011, respectively.

STAR TREK: INFESTATION #1 and #2 will be in stores on February 9 and 23, 2011, respectively.

G.I. JOE: INFESTATION #1 and #2 will be in stores on March 2 and 16, 2011, respectively.

GHOSTBUSTERS: INFESTATION #1 and #2 will be in stores on March 9 and 23, 2011, respectively.

INFESTATION #2 will be available in stores on April 6, 2011.

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Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1133381)
Posted by Seibertron on October 9th, 2010 @ 11:04am CDT
This. will. be. awesome. I'm oddly excited about this!

Infestation = Ca$h Cow!!!
Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1133382)
Posted by Darth Bombshell on October 9th, 2010 @ 11:10am CDT
Seibertron wrote:Infestation = Ca$h Cow!!!


Somehow, I think "Infestation = IDW finally jumping the shark" is more accurate.
Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1133384)
Posted by Random on October 9th, 2010 @ 11:16am CDT
Link to the original thread and comments:

new-idw-crossover-t68462.php

It appears opinions have changed somewhat.
Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1133389)
Posted by Supreme Convoy on October 9th, 2010 @ 11:42am CDT
I hope they do this next year with 30 Days of Night, Locke & Key, A-Team, Machete, Jurassic Park, and IDW's newly acquired Godzilla crossing over to fight zombies.
Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1133400)
Posted by Sky-Quake on October 9th, 2010 @ 12:11pm CDT
Zombies don't seem like much of a threat to transformers I love zombies so this is a must have for me
Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1133403)
Posted by Supreme Convoy on October 9th, 2010 @ 12:15pm CDT
Sky-Quake wrote:Zombies don't seem like much of a threat to transformers I love zombies so this is a must have for me


Robot zombies a la the Spotlight Kup issue?
Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1133411)
Posted by Mkall on October 9th, 2010 @ 12:30pm CDT
I highly suspect that this won't be considered part of Transformers canon.

I am interested though, I'll get some of the books at least.
Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1133426)
Posted by NebulanFree on October 9th, 2010 @ 1:05pm CDT
Not at all looking forward to this. I dig zombies, but... this?

Damn IDW. I was hoping things would get BETTER, but I guess we'll have to suffer through the undead now ("A first in comic book history," just like Marvel Zombies or DC's Blackest Night!). G1 is in the toilet (has been since '08). Drift is Drift; why does he get his own book again?. The Joe books are awful, and now we get an 'innovative' zombie crossover.

I haven't missed a single issue of any Transformers title since 1986, and I will continue to purchase them as they are released... but I don't think I've ever been this disgusted with any TF publisher's output. This makes me miss Dreamwave, pretentiousness and all.

Gah.
Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1133429)
Posted by mattyc1007 on October 9th, 2010 @ 1:08pm CDT
IDW has released so much stuff I've lost interest (Their stuff is B..E...Autiful) but that Prime is Pimp 8)
Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1133440)
Posted by Straken on October 9th, 2010 @ 1:41pm CDT
NebulanFree wrote:Not at all looking forward to this. I dig zombies, but... this?

Damn IDW. I was hoping things would get BETTER, but I guess we'll have to suffer through the undead now ("A first in comic book history," just like Marvel Zombies or DC's Blackest Night!).


My sentiment exactly,Transformers have the Hate plague/the Swarm and the TFzombies from the old marvel comics,how in ANY way is this a first?!I like the way transformers have their own version of things too i.e. Kups time on that unnamed planet in his spotlight was a great example of addiction and how it can effect ones-self and others trying to help you without being obvious about it.This just feels like a straight up rip-off of marvel zombies :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1133441)
Posted by Seibertron on October 9th, 2010 @ 1:47pm CDT
Straken wrote:
NebulanFree wrote:Not at all looking forward to this. I dig zombies, but... this?

Damn IDW. I was hoping things would get BETTER, but I guess we'll have to suffer through the undead now ("A first in comic book history," just like Marvel Zombies or DC's Blackest Night!).


My sentiment exactly,Transformers have the Hate plague/the Swarm and the TFzombies from the old marvel comics,how in ANY way is this a first?!I like the way transformers have their own version of things too i.e. Kups time on that unnamed planet in his spotlight was a great example of addiction and how it can effect ones-self and others trying to help you without being obvious about it.This just feels like a straight up rip-off of marvel zombies :BANG_HEAD:


I thought the same thing at first but then after thinking about it ... it's a first in several ways. Four (count 'em!) MAJOR Hollywood blockbuster licenses are coming together in a crazy other-worlds crossover series. THAT is what's a first for the comics industry. This isn't Star Trek versus Ghostbusters. This isn't GiJoe versus Star Trek (though that sounds really cool). This is Transformers, Star Trek, GiJoe, and Ghostbusters all rolled up into one crazy Zombieland story and how each property deals with some crazy insane crisis like this.

I'd love to see the contracts for this, not to mention the crazy legalese for having 3 different major companies (Hasbro, Warner Brothers, and Sony pictures) involved in one comic crossover.
Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1133443)
Posted by Seibertron on October 9th, 2010 @ 1:51pm CDT
Supreme Convoy wrote:
Sky-Quake wrote:Zombies don't seem like much of a threat to transformers I love zombies so this is a must have for me


Robot zombies a la the Spotlight Kup issue?


Or the Cybertronian Zombies from the old school Marvel UK books from the 80s?
Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1133448)
Posted by kirbenvost on October 9th, 2010 @ 2:01pm CDT
I don't know why everyone's complaining so much, it sounds kind of fun to me. And even if it turns out lame, it's not like these are part of the ongoing series anyway, so it's just a side story you can ignore.
Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1133454)
Posted by Seibertron on October 9th, 2010 @ 2:17pm CDT
kirbenvost wrote:I don't know why everyone's complaining so much, it sounds kind of fun to me. And even if it turns out lame, it's not like these are part of the ongoing series anyway, so it's just a side story you can ignore.


I agree ... it sounds like fun. Looking forward to seeing what they've got up their sleeves.
Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1133462)
Posted by Straken on October 9th, 2010 @ 2:40pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:THAT is what's a first for the comics industry. This isn't Star Trek versus Ghostbusters. This isn't GiJoe versus Star Trek (though that sounds really cool). This is Transformers, Star Trek, GiJoe, and Ghostbusters all rolled up into one crazy Zombieland story and how each property deals with some crazy insane crisis like this.


Very true,and by the sounds of it,its zombies vs "insert property",but my problem is that recently zombies seem to have become all powerful in fiction(E.g.Marvel zombies),which isnt what zombies are ment to represent,if its a plague,even a magical plague why would it effect robots?If the Enterprise needs to go back in time then surely the Federation wouldnt exist in the first place(excluding alternate dimensions).
G.I.Joe and Ghostbusters working together makes sense againt zombies,but surely Transformers would have no problem dealing with hoards of 'human' zombies if (presumably) they couldnt get infected(and even if they did they'd just abandon the planet).
Its fine that zombies and zombie fights are a few against the many,last stand kinda thing,but "zombies" represent the brain dead masses,mixing that with the concept of giant alien robots and you lose what "human" zombies represent and move into the realm of "what if 'X vs Y'" forum thread level of silliness. dont get me wrong,it can be done with a bit of creative thinking but,IMO,dont call them zombies,even if they are,to an extent,atleast try to write it from a different angle,this just feels "forced/bandwagon" like another addition to the current zombie fad media has been infected with. :lol:
Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1133474)
Posted by Burn on October 9th, 2010 @ 2:57pm CDT
Yeah ... not impressed.

As others have said, the Zombies thing has been done to death ... and then brought back to life far too many times ... okay that last bit was a bad pun.

"Zombies -vs- Robots"? I read it. It wasn't one of IDW's better series.

I think the one redeeming factor in this grand idea is that it won't be a direct cross-over between books so Spock won't be telling Snake-Eyes his lack of speaking is illogical. After all, we don't need another trainwreck like New Avengers/Transformers.

Good on IDW for this, but yeah, Zombie's? Like Marvel hasn't shoved that down our throats with 5 series of Marvel Zombies (4 of which were too many)
Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1133501)
Posted by Anonymous. on October 9th, 2010 @ 4:15pm CDT
Okay.. copy Blackest Night..
Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1133510)
Posted by Seibertron on October 9th, 2010 @ 5:03pm CDT
I agree that the zombie thing has been done-to-death. Fortunately, I'm not a comic book collector outside of Transformers so I haven't read any of what else is out there. Hopefully they have a concept that is unique to IDW and not just a straight-up copycat of what Marvel and DC has done, because I agree with all of you that that is the last thing we need.

If they do Transformer zombies, I hope they take a good look at what's been done in the past so that we could get some nods with either Cybertronian Transorganics or "hate plague" or ala Marvel UK's Impactor.
Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1133514)
Posted by Burn on October 9th, 2010 @ 5:34pm CDT
Well like I said, if it's the Zombie's of "Zombies -vs- Robots" then there's nothing special about them. They weren't dead-come-back-to-life-as-zombies heroes or villians, in fact most of the ZvR stories revolved around the remaining humans and how they utilised robots to fight the zombies.

It'll definitely be interesting to see how they do go about it.
Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1133517)
Posted by Supreme Convoy on October 9th, 2010 @ 5:43pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:I'd love to see the contracts for this, not to mention the crazy legalese for having 3 different major companies (Hasbro, Warner Brothers, and Sony pictures) involved in one comic crossover.


Star Trek is a Paramount property.
Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1133518)
Posted by Bobton03 on October 9th, 2010 @ 5:52pm CDT
The whole "Transformers and Zombies" concept reminds me a lot of the "City of Fear" story-arc from Marvel UK...Having just re-released this story-arc as a TPB within the past couple of years, isn't such a zombie-cross-over event involving TFs a little redundant?

Also: Why are they issuing commemorative patches? Why not posters?


- Bob
Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1133520)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on October 9th, 2010 @ 5:56pm CDT
Zombies. Zombies. *Sigh*

I have... never liked zombie stories, maybe barring Blackest Night. But that's only because the zombies were a credible threat there. Otherwise... no.

So this is beyond pass for me. The idea of the crossover is awesome. The tying together... is not.

Seriously, zombies? :roll: :roll:
Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1133521)
Posted by Mindmaster on October 9th, 2010 @ 6:05pm CDT
Transformers, G.I Joe, Star Trek, and Ghostbusters all in one crossover series? This could be either one of the most epic ideas IDW's ever done, or possibly one that will bring them down in bits and ashes.... OK, the last one was a little exaggerated, but it sounds epic. Can't wait to see more of the Transformer bits. :lol: :APPLAUSE:
Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1133542)
Posted by Darth Bombshell on October 9th, 2010 @ 8:10pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:I thought the same thing at first but then after thinking about it ... it's a first in several ways. Four (count 'em!) MAJOR Hollywood blockbuster licenses are coming together in a crazy other-worlds crossover series. THAT is what's a first for the comics industry. This isn't Star Trek versus Ghostbusters. This isn't GiJoe versus Star Trek (though that sounds really cool). This is Transformers, Star Trek, GiJoe, and Ghostbusters all rolled up into one crazy Zombieland story and how each property deals with some crazy insane crisis like this.


If that's what they're trying to do, sounds to me like this is something akin to what Dark Horse did two years ago with the Vector storyline.
Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1133548)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on October 9th, 2010 @ 8:32pm CDT
Random wrote:Link to the original thread and comments:

new-idw-crossover-t68462.php

It appears opinions have changed somewhat.



Unfortunately that topic did not give details as this one does, it is more speculation.
Opinions may have changed because there is a lot of zombie fans out there.
Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1133551)
Posted by Supreme Convoy on October 9th, 2010 @ 8:38pm CDT
Darth Bombshell wrote:If that's what they're trying to do, sounds to me like this is something akin to what Dark Horse did two years ago with the Vector storyline.


On a related crossover note, I learned about USA Network's animated crossover with Street Fighter, Savage Dragon, Mortal Kombat, and Wing Commander.
Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1133588)
Posted by Liftgate on October 9th, 2010 @ 11:42pm CDT
This is quite a surreal article reading it at 1230am and bombed out of my head tired. I'm half wondering I'll wake up in the morning to discover it was an odd dream or something. It's just too weird.
Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1133605)
Posted by Chaoslock on October 10th, 2010 @ 1:27am CDT
Am I the only one who can't see why some human-sized zombies can affect building-high transformers? Just step on them, for Primus's sake!

Still, I share the opinion of this will be an epic story - epic downfall or epic success, we will see.

Also, it stinks of a future "Marvel Zombies vs. Infestation vs. Blackest Night Returns" crossover...


Darth Bombshell wrote:If that's what they're trying to do, sounds to me like this is something akin to what Dark Horse did two years ago with the Vector storyline.


I thought that was the weakest story with the biggest Mary Sue ever...
Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1133607)
Posted by Burn on October 10th, 2010 @ 1:34am CDT
Chaoslock wrote:Also, it stinks of a future "Marvel Zombies vs. Infestation vs. Blackest Night Returns" crossover...


Actually the Black Lanterns returned this week ...
Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1133647)
Posted by Heckfire on October 10th, 2010 @ 4:25am CDT
My impression of the TF part of the crossover:

"BRRRAAAAIIINNNN-"

*squish*

"...uh, Prime? I think you stepped in something there."

"Ugh...hang on a second..."

*scrape, scrape, scrape*
Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1133693)
Posted by MYoung23 on October 10th, 2010 @ 8:59am CDT
If there is some contrived plot device that turns Transformers into zombies Im not touching this series.
Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1133895)
Posted by Heavy B on October 10th, 2010 @ 5:09pm CDT
could be fun. maybe they could eat spike? he seams like a total tool.
Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1133904)
Posted by GEEWUN on October 10th, 2010 @ 5:43pm CDT
IDW crossover!!! throw in A-team and Godzilla along with Ghostbusters, GI joe, and Transformers and you got some of my favorite fictional characters fighting alongside eachother. I can't wait to see what Egon says about the zombies!!!
Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1133919)
Posted by REGIFISHY on October 10th, 2010 @ 6:23pm CDT
Because EVERYTHING HAS TO HAVE ZOMBIES! Way to successfully ruin g.i. joe, and Transformers. Ghostbusters is okay though, as it already dealt with spirits and other paranormal activity. So they just made it better than it already was there, but for the others? S E R I O U S L Y! :roll:
Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1134012)
Posted by Chaoslock on October 11th, 2010 @ 12:16am CDT
You know, I'm interested in the Ghostbusters part of it... So, are zombies similar to ghosts in that universe and can be captured, or the weapons will simply burn them?
Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1134147)
Posted by Nathimus Prime on October 11th, 2010 @ 10:49am CDT
I'm trying to keepp an open mind, and i'll deffinitly read this but, i just don't see how its going to work.
Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1134154)
Posted by RodimusConvoy13 on October 11th, 2010 @ 11:02am CDT
Comic Book Resources spoke with IDW Editors Tom Waltz and Andy Schmidt about the upcoming Infestation Crossover. They mention where the crossover will start.

The first bookend issue takes place in the "Zombies vs. Robots" world, a universe created by IDW Chief Creative Officer Chris Ryall and artist Ashley Wood. Waltz confirmed that the zombies seen in "Infestation" would be of the sorts seen in "ZVR," including infected robots.


They also mention about other IDW 'verse characters that make an appearance.

In addition to "Zombies vs. Robots," characters from early IDW series "CVO: Covert Vampiric Operations" will also play a major role in "Infestation," Waltz told CBR.


There are also images of several covers and logos for the major crossover.

See the full article on Comic Book Resources here.


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Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1134165)
Posted by Darth Bombshell on October 11th, 2010 @ 12:02pm CDT
Apparently this...thing is meant to be in continuity.

#-o

Seriously, IDW? It's bad enough you let All Hail Megatron exist? It's bad enough you let Costa continue to pollute the ongoing with his "writing" and "plot"? It's bad enough you take his dumbest idea ever (killing Ironhide), build a story around it, then provide no answer as to why you bothered in the first place? Now you've gotta take quite possibly your worst idea ever (and that includes the previously mentioned things, so no mean feat there), and then make it canon?!

...

That's it. I'm officially done with IDW.
Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1134167)
Posted by PointZero on October 11th, 2010 @ 12:20pm CDT
lol, wow. I know, as Transformers fans, we like to complain about anything different and new, but I'm pretty surprised here. So, it's a Zombie story. Yeah, other comic book companies have done that before. Yeah, as far as we can see, zombies seem like a minor threat to Transformers. But, really, whats wrong with just having a little fun like this? It'll probably end up as it's own canon/universe, so whats the harm? Transformers comics are not going to be ruined FOREVER because of this.
Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1134188)
Posted by Cyberstrike on October 11th, 2010 @ 1:30pm CDT
PointZero wrote:lol, wow. I know, as Transformers fans, we like to complain about anything different and new, but I'm pretty surprised here. So, it's a Zombie story. Yeah, other comic book companies have done that before. Yeah, as far as we can see, zombies seem like a minor threat to Transformers. But, really, whats wrong with just having a little fun like this? It'll probably end up as it's own canon/universe, so whats the harm? Transformers comics are not going to be ruined FOREVER because of this.


From most reports this crossover will be in-continuity for all the series involved. I might be wrong so don't hold me to that and if I'm wrong I'm sure someone will correct me on it.

Since I hate zombies and I'm not interested in reading any of the Ghostbusters, Star Trek, G.I. Joe, and Zombies vs. Robots comics so I'll pass on it. And I love IDW's current take on The Transformers since I read All Hail Megatron TPB vol. 1 and I love the new ongoing series (ask around I'm one the biggest defenders of the current series and of All Hail Megatron) but Darth Bombshell is right, this stupid crossover serves no real reason, from a storytelling point of view, for any of the Infestation books to exist,(or at least that I can tell) other than to milk fans out of their hard-earned money.

If it was Unicron, Q, Gozer, and Cobra-La teaming up to create some multiverse mayhem (and you could throw in some zombies and vampires with them) that doesn't take place in any of their continuities and was done for just for good old plain fun then I MIGHT be interested in it. Does anybody here remember when crossovers were actually fun to read?

But zombies spreading through a multiverse? If I want that I could read any of the various Marvel Zombies mini-series. Even with DnA writing it (two of the finest writers in comics today) IDW can't sell me on this mess.

I don't think that the Transformers, G.I. Joe, Star Trek, and Ghostbusters comics being published by IDW (and/or by any future publishers down the road) are ruined forever by this stupid crossover but IMHO it doesn't exactly doesn't help any of them either.
Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1134223)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on October 11th, 2010 @ 3:02pm CDT
Darth Bombshell wrote:Apparently this...thing is meant to be in continuity.

#-o

Seriously, IDW? It's bad enough you let All Hail Megatron exist? It's bad enough you let Costa continue to pollute the ongoing with his "writing" and "plot"? It's bad enough you take his dumbest idea ever (killing Ironhide), build a story around it, then provide no answer as to why you bothered in the first place? Now you've gotta take quite possibly your worst idea ever (and that includes the previously mentioned things, so no mean feat there), and then make it canon?!

...

That's it. I'm officially done with IDW.


This. I can't make it any better than this.

This idea is just... I can't see it working well at all.
Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1134290)
Posted by DeathBlast on October 11th, 2010 @ 5:32pm CDT
Hopefully I don't need all 4 comic series to enjoy this.

Anyways I blame Ash: Clatto Verata N... Necktie... Neckturn... Nickel... It's an "N" word, it's definitely an "N" word! Clatto... Verata... N- for not saying the right words.
Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1134307)
Posted by BATTLEMASTER IIC on October 11th, 2010 @ 5:51pm CDT
I don't think zombies would be much of a threat against the Transformers. They can just transform into their car modes and run them all over :)

Although I don't think it would be like the Autobots to kill the zombies, as they are humans, but undead. Maybe Perceptor will find a way to cure them?

The other comics, though, I think Star Trek and GI Joe stand a chance. Good luck Ghostbusters!
Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1134348)
Posted by Heavy B on October 11th, 2010 @ 7:34pm CDT
BATTLEMASTER IIC wrote:I don't think zombies would be much of a threat against the Transformers. They can just transform into their car modes and run them all over :)


oh, not true. Zombies vs Robots had "Infected Robots"

EAT BUMMBLEBEE. for some reason, i never liked him
Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1134361)
Posted by Darth Bombshell on October 11th, 2010 @ 8:11pm CDT
Cyberstrike wrote:Darth Bombshell is right


As amusing as it is for me to hear you say those words, it's sad that it had to happen in this context.

Cyberstrike wrote:Does anybody here remember when crossovers were actually fun to read?


None of the GI Joe/TF X-overs were any good, and the NA/TF X-Over is one of the top five worst TF stories ever done, so...no. I don't.
Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1134388)
Posted by morphobots on October 11th, 2010 @ 9:26pm CDT
Wow. They finally did it. A series I won't even try to give the benefit of the doubt. And this comes from someone who tried - tried - to find something good about New Avengers/Transformers. After 26 years the first TF comics I won't even touch. Guess it's time to retire.
Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1134389)
Posted by morphobots on October 11th, 2010 @ 9:26pm CDT
Wow. They finally did it. A series I won't even try to give the benefit of the doubt. And this comes from someone who tried - tried - to find something good about New Avengers/Transformers. After 26 years the first TF comics I won't even touch. Guess it's time to retire.
Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1134400)
Posted by Sky-Quake on October 11th, 2010 @ 10:06pm CDT
Supreme Convoy wrote:
Sky-Quake wrote:Zombies don't seem like much of a threat to transformers I love zombies so this is a must have for me


Robot zombies a la the Spotlight Kup issue?

those would be tougher but I think when you compare robotic zombies to Decepticons like Predaking or Bruticus they still don't seem like much of a threat but it's zombies which I love so I'll be getting a few of these basically just GIJOE and Transformers though
Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1134405)
Posted by Sky-Quake on October 11th, 2010 @ 10:10pm CDT
okay I forgot about the infection side of zombies #-o god damint how could I forget that
Re: Press Release for IDW's Infestation crossover series (1134482)
Posted by Bobton03 on October 12th, 2010 @ 6:02am CDT
I know that I will never see it during the crossover event, but I would love if IDW had the zombie form of Impactor from the old Marvel UK "City of Fear" story-arc go on a total rampage and take out either the starship Enterprise, or totally devastate the Ghostbusters.


- Bob

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