The GeeksverseInfestation #2

Infestation #2
Published on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 by

Written by: Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning
Penciled by: David Messina w/ Claudia Balboni
Inked by: Gaetano Carlucci
Colored by: ScarletGothica
Lettered by: Robbi Robbins
Cover Art: A- David Messina; B- John K. Synder III w/ Jason Wright
Assistant Editor: Bobby Curnow
Editor: Chris Ryall and Tom Waltz

IDW’s Infestation crossover ends. It was an interesting experiment. Taking 6 incredibly different franchises/universes and have a crossover. And for the most part they managed to pull it off. The zombie infestation spread to the worlds of Transformers, G.I. Joe, Star Trek and Ghostbusters and each part of the infestation seemed to fit into the world nicely and wasn’t forced in.

The beginning and end take place in one of IDW’s own created universe, the home of the CVO. One of the CVO operatives got infected by the Undermind, from IDW’s Zombies vs Robots universe, and she spread the infection to the other universes. Now it comes full circle and it’s up to the remaining CVO to halt the spread of the Undermind.

And they manage to do so. Using this crossover, IDW has managed to rewrite/relaunch/reboot/re-whatever their own CVO universe.

The script is strong. You don’t need to be fully familiar with the CVO or Zombies vs Robots to understand what is going on. DnA do a good job of keeping the story moving, not getting bogged down and providing enough text to fill in the blanks.

The end battle is pretty good and fits within the context of the story. It’s a satisfying end to the story and the crossover.

Messina’s art is very strong in this issue. His characters are well detailed, well rendered. His storytelling has gotten stronger. It may be that he had more time to work on this issue or just more experienced, but this was the strongest work I’ve seen from him.

Infestation #2 receives
4 out of 5

A nice way to end this unorthodox crossover.

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