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Infestation #2

April 29, 2011

Writers: Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning
David Messina
Art Assist:
Claudia Balboni
Gaetano Carlucci
Robbie Robbins
David Messina
Chris Ryall & Tom Waltz
Publisher: IDW Publishing

The Infestation has come back home. The Undermind back in the world of Covert Vampire Operations is calling back the aspects of itself that infested the worlds of TransFormers, Star Trek, G.I. Joe and the Ghostbusters, building its power for one more bid to take over this world. But at least one member of CVO is willing to go to any lengths to stop that from happening. I’m a little disappointed with the end of this crossover, to be honest with you. The four different worlds into which the zombies reached don’t really have any impact on the conclusion to the storyline. I didn’t really expect to see Optimus Prime and Peter Venkman leaping through the dimensional portal and kicking ass alongside one another, but it seems like there should have been something gained by the Undermind through its contact with the other worlds. Instead, the four crossovers feel simply superfluous, without having any real impact on the world of the CVO. I am glad to see lasting implications for CVO itself, as the new series spinning out of this crossover seems like it will have been very heavily influenced by the crossover. If you’re not really a fan of the CVO franchise, though, it doesn’t give you much to cling to. Messina’s artwork isn’t bad at all, fortunately. The final confrontation looks really cool, with great color effects to help with the whole interdimensional doomsday thing. In the long run, the crossover was fun, but it doesn’t feel… significant. And that’s a shame.

Rating: 7/10

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