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Infestation
Publication information
Publisher IDW Publishing
Publication date January - September 2011
No. of issues 14
Main character(s) CVO: Covert Vampiric Operations
Zombies vs. Robots
Star Trek
Transformers
G.I. Joe
Ghostbusters

Infestation is a comic book crossover published by IDW Publishing, and connecting various of its licensed and original series together. It was published from January to April 2011.[1] It consisted of two book-end one-shots, Infestation #1–2, set in the Zombies vs. Robots and CVO universes, and two-issue limited series from the G.I. Joe, Transformers, Ghostbusters, and Star Trek universes.[2] Also, IDW published a digital-only Pocket God tie-in issue in May 2011 which was included in the hardcover book.

IDW then released a four-issue epilogue series titled Infestation: Outbreak from June 2011 – September 2011. It picked up on the CVO after the events of Infestation and also introduced the events of the Groom Lake limited series into the same continuity of the CVO. IDW also published a four-issue follow-up series set in the Zombies vs. Robots universe after the events of Infestation, entitled Zombies vs. Robots: UnderCity.

Premise[edit]

Britt (from CVO: Covert Vampiric Operations) comes in contact with the Undermind (from Zombies vs. Robots) to bring armies of zombies across the universes of Star Trek, The Transformers, Ghostbusters and G.I. Joe.[citation needed]

Titles[edit]

Infestation #1[edit]

Published in January 2011.[3] Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning with art by David Messina.

Star Trek: Infestation #1-2[edit]

Published biweekly in February 2011. Written by Scott Tipton and David Tipton with art by Casey Maloney.

The Transformers: Infestation #1-2[edit]

Published biweekly in February 2011. Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning with art by Nick Roche.

Ghostbusters: Infestation #1-2[edit]

Published biweekly in March 2011. Written by Erik Burnham with art by Kyle Hotz.

G.I. Joe: Infestation #1-2[edit]

Published biweekly in March 2011. Written by Mike Raicht with art by Giovanni Timpano.

Infestation #2[edit]

Published in April 2011. Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning with art by David Messina.

Infestation: CVO 100-Page Spectacular[edit]

Published in April 2011. A repackaging of older CVO comics.

Pocket God: Infestation #1[edit]

Published in digital format only in May 2011. First in print in the Infestation hardcover.

Zombies vs. Robots: UnderCity #1-4[edit]

Published monthly from April 2011 - July 2011. Written by Chris Ryall with art by Mark Torres.

Infestation: Outbreak #1-4[edit]

Published monthly from June 2011 - September 2011. Written by Chris Ryall and Tom Waltz with art by David Messina.

Collected editions[edit]

The series has been collected into a number of trade paperbacks:

Preludes[edit]

Title Material collected Release date ISBN
CVO: Covert Vampirirc Operations
  • CVO: Covert Vampiric Operations #1
  • CVO: Artifact #1-3
October 2004 978-1-932382-40-2
CVO: Rogue State
  • CVO: Rogue State #1-5
April 2008 978-1-932382-93-8
CVO: African Blood
  • CVO: African Blood #1-4
April 2008 978-1-60010-210-3
Complete Zombies vs. Robots
  • Zombies vs. Robots #1-2
  • Zombies vs. Robots vs. Amazons #1-3
August 2008 978-1-60010-328-5
Groom Lake
  • Groom Lake #1-4
October 2009 978-1-60010-536-4
Zombies vs. Robots: Aventure
  • Zombies vs. Robots: Aventure #1-4
September 2010 978-1600107177

Original series[edit]

Title Material collected Release date ISBN
Infestation, Vol. 1
  • Infestation #1
  • Transformers: Infestation #1-2
  • G.I. Joe: Infestation #1-2
August 2011 978-1-60010-977-5
Infestation, Vol. 2
  • Star Trek: Infestation #1-2
  • Ghostbusters: Infestation #1-2
  • Infestation #2
August 2011 978-1-61377-003-0
Infestation
  • Infestation #1-2
  • Transformers: Infestation #1-2
  • G.I. Joe: Infestation #1-2
  • Star Trek: Infestation #1-2
  • Ghostbusters: Infestation #1-2
  • Pocket God: Infestation #1
December 2011 978-1-61377-106-8

Epilogue series[edit]

Title Material collected Release date ISBN
Zombies vs. Robots: UnderCity
  • Zombies vs. Robots: UnderCity #1-4
October 2011 978-1-61377-073-3
Infestation: Outbreak
  • Infestation: Outbreak #1-4
December 2011 978-1-61377-107-5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lamar, Cyriaque. "IDW's Infestation: Ghostbusters, G.I. Joe, Star Trek, and Transformers vs. Zombies". io9. Retrieved 2017-01-02. 
  2. ^ "IDW Panel: 30 Days of Night, Godzilla, TMNT, Popeye, Code Word: Geronimo & More [Comic-Con]". Comics Alliance. Retrieved 2017-01-02. 
  3. ^ Esposito, Joey (2011-01-26). "Infestation #1 Review". IGN. Retrieved 2017-01-02.