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Infestation 2011

INFESTATION #1 cover AZombie Epic Crosses into Blockbuster Hollywood Franchises

IDW Multi-Title Event Starts in January 2011 with Acclaimed Creators


A first in the company’s 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. 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. 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.

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.

“Infestation is the culmination of many months of planning, running through various what-if scenarios and basically looking for ways to upend our many established universes,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer. “All for the greater good of telling an exciting, multi-layered story and building toward new developments in the future, of course. Even if the affected characters might not agree with me… if they were still able to, that is.”

Helmed by Scott and David Tipton, STAR TREK: INFESTATION follows the growing zombie epidemic Star Trek: Infestation #1 cover Ato a Star Fleet colony, where Admiral Kirk, Mr. Spock and Dr. McCoy must save the day. Artists Gary Erskine and Casey Maloney make the most of this undead tale, with covers by Maloney and John K. Snyder, III. Look for STAR TREK: INFESTATION #1 on February 9th and #2 on February 23rd.

TRANSFORMERS: INFESTION brings an epic battle of machine and mayhem, written by INFESTATION architects Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Zombies and TRANSFORMERS converge in Las Vegas for the biggest show in Sin City. TRANSFORMERS artist Nick Roche captures every gory detail, and is joined on covers by John K. Snyder, III. Get ready for TRANSFORMERS: INFESTION #1 on February 2nd and #2 on February 16th.

IDW’s INFESTATION continues in March as the ravenous hordes spread to the worlds of the Ghostbusters and G.I. Joe. Writer Mike Raicht and artist Giovanni Timpano team up for the bi-weekly G.I. JOE: INFESTATION #1 and #2, while writer Erik Burnham and artist Kyle Hotz master GHOSTBUSTERS: INFESTATION #1 and #2.

The saga concludes in April with INFESTATION #2 again scripted by Abnett and Lanning, who bring anything but a happy ending for all known realities. In addition to multi-dimensional action, each INFESTATION series features must-have incentive covers, including the “zombie-fied” logo and sketch covers.

GI JOE: Infestation #2 cover AINFESTATION #1 ($3.99, 40 pages, full color) will be available in stores on January 26, 2011. Diamond order code: NOV10 0312.

TRANSFORMERS: INFESTATION #1 and #2 (each: $3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be in stores on February 2 and 16, 2011, respectively. Diamond order codes: DEC10 0337 and DEC10 0340.

STAR TREK: INFESTATION #1 and #2 (each: $3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be in stores on February 9 and 23, 2011, respectively. Diamond order codes: DEC10 0332 and DEC10 0335.

G.I. JOE: INFESTATION #1 and #2 (each: $3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be in stores on March 2 and 16, 2011, respectively. Diamond order codes: JAN11 0472 and JAN11 0475.

GHOSTBUSTERS: INFESTATION #1 and #2 (each: $3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be in stores on March 9 and 23, 2011, respectively. Diamond order codes: JAN11 0467 and JAN11 0470.

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