The GeeksverseTransformers: Infestation #1 Advanced Review

Transformers: Infestation #1 Advanced Review
Published on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 by

Written by: Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning
Art by: Nick Roche
Colored by: Joana Lafuente
Lettered by: Robbie Robbins
Cover Art: A- Nick Roche w/ Joana Lafuente; B- John K. Synder III
Assistant Editor: Bobby Curnow
Editor: Andy Schmidt

Infestation got off to a good start with the first special. We see the first of the dimensions that the plague is infecting in this issue.

It’s a little crazy. The whole thing is a little crazy. It’s fast paced. Abnett and Lanning do a phenomenal job of injecting a feeling of panic. There’s not a moment to breath. From the second Galvatron starts fighting off the zombies to the Autobots arrival to Kup snapping to the dome going up, it’s non-stop. We know whats going on, but the Autobots don’t, and you can feel the sense of unknown. And with Graviton and Kup both panicing and acting insane, it just adds to the feeling.

You expect one of the Autobots to stop and scream “WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON!!”.

It’s almost too much. Well the Autobots and Decepticons are fighting, whats going on with the zombie horde? Shouldn’t they be overwhelming everyone at that point?

And Graviton insisting that he be given command over Prime’s forces, without explaining what is going on, seems a little odd. Yes, it is something that Galvatron would insist, but when he admits that he knows he needed the Autobots to help, wouldn’t it make sense for him to explain first and then insist?

For the excellant feeling that the book instills, there are just alot of moments that don’t work well. Prime saying he doesn’t have the patience to deal with Kup? That just seemed odd. And the whole Bayonet/Britt thing was very odd. I haven’t been keeping up with the Transformers so I’m not sure if Bayonet is real or not. And if not, how did Bayonet/Britt get there with Galvatron and under his command? Did Britt take over Bayonet? How did Kup know that Bayonet was wrong?

Not DnA’s best work. It’s not horrible, but it’s not that great either. The feeling of panic is the best part of this issue.

Roche does a good job at making the transformers seem less like machines. They aren’t stiff, they’re rounded and have a humanoid feel to them. His zombies seem toned down from normal zombies. They appear like freshly dead corpses and not rotting corpses like zombies are normally portrayed.

Transformers: Infestation #1 receives
3.5 out of 5

The work infects a feeling of panic, but beyond that it’s fairly average.

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