IDW's dropping "Infestation' info @ NYCC

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by artiepants, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. payton34

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    This...on a TF forum??? Say it ain't so!!!!


    Seriously, for all we know, the zombies won't have any effect on the 'bots at all. Maybe the Autobots will be seen struggling with how to reconcile the fact that there may be some way to save them instead of just blasting away, and the Decepticons will leak grainy footage to the media of the Autobots attacking "humans" in an effort to tarnish their image and move in for the kill.

    Seriously, there are a ton of different angles this story could take. Bitching about it before it's even out will get you nowhere.
     
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    dude.... GALVATRON VS SPOK. Leonard nemoy VS Leonard nemoy!
     
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    they should have starscreams ghost as the leader of the zombies. lol
    i see a zombie game coming to wfc2.
     
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    I'll get it just because Nick LSOTW Roche is doing the art. The cover looks good, I always wondered how transformers would handle a zombie invasion, I wonder if infection effects them or they can do their best to protect those not infected. Could go either way really, transformers are technically speaking could be immune not being normal robots.
     
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    Easily sorted. Just call in this guy:

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    Oh yes, that's definitely something I'd *love* to read. :rolleyes: 

    I think you're right that 'we' shouldn't bitch, but is it wrong to put big question marks next to this whole idea?

    Like I tried to say before, there could be in-universe explanations why there would be zombie-like creatures in every one of those franchises, be it from a medical virus, alien spores, ghosts, etc...but the fact that zombies from one comic series jump over into comic series that not only have nothing to do with it, but also have very different themes, is what makes this sound like a disaster.

    Why would I be interested in the Transformers suddenly having to deal with otherworldy zombies appearing and creating havoc?

    I think the original idea might have been sound: IDW trying to do a big crossover event just like Marvel and DC are doing. The problem is, almost all the books at Marvel and DC can exist next to each other, most of them featuring themes that would make such an event plausible. IDW, on the other hand, has a handful of totally diverse franchises in their portfolio, which unfortunately do not seem to blend very well, if you stop for a second and think about it.

    That doesn't mean it won't be fun, I'm not judging the book because I have not read it yet...but to me it doesn't make a lick of sense, and totally unneccesary. that's all. :) 

    I was going to give an example of some other random series that would definitely not benefit from a zombie infestation in the same way as these books, but then I realised 'the Golden Girls with zombies' would actually be pretty damn awesome..there goes my argument! :( 
     
  7. Oracle_Aesir

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    I actually used Blazing Lockdown as a replacement for Ash Williams in a remake of the AOD poster for a contest once lol
     
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    I just want to see Prime blast his way through hordes of zombies. I also noticed that many zombie related stuff is coming out the last three months of this year (Dead rising 2, RE movies, zombie related comics, and Red dead redemption zombies)
     
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    I seriously had a nerdgasm just reading that headline. And that was before seeing that there would be zombies involved too!

    Yeah, zombies are being done a lot lately, but it's all a question of whether or not it's done well. I wouldn't judge this until it comes out. But I have to say...

    @Mister Gone, that picture is Huh-Larious! :lol 
     
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    :lol  Hail to the king, baby!
     
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    Sounds like a one-sided fight.
     
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    Wow, are sales so bad at IDW that their resorting to multicrossovers and zombies. Honestly its a desperation move, anyone remember Star trek meets X men.
     
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    I could not agree with this post more.
     
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    I want to see Spike eaten by Zombie Hunter O'Nion. Make it happen, IDW.
     
  15. Beastbot X

    Beastbot X It's a hobby. Remember to have some perspective.

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    You're about 2 years too late for that. That happened during AHM.
     
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    Cool Ihope they call in Kup Springer Magnus and Impactor seeing as they all had Zombie biz.
     
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    I will get the tf issues. If it is any good then I will get the rest when it is collected.
     
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    You're kidding, right? it's about the "good guys"... which include GIANT ROBOTS and guys carrying around NUCLEAR PARTICLE ACCELERATORS on their backs... against the walking DEAD. With some pointy eared guy thrown in for good measure.

    Blatant ONE SIDEDNESS notwithstanding, how f***ing deep do you think they could possibly make it?
     
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    Yeah..I don't think it's meant to be deep, just fun
     
  20. AutobotKnight

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    So I was at the NYCC IDW panal last night (saturday) and I heard about INFESTATION, which is pretty cool. I know that it's going to Start first with Transformers and go through Star Trek, G.I. Joe, and Ghostbusters. I would just love read who started the Infestation first. I think and I have a few ideas on how it may have started:
    1. The Autobots or the Decepticons open a portal to a different world, enter it and brought something back with them like a virus.

    2. The Cobra Organization was testing something out that could destroy the Joes and something went wrong or they released it.

    3. The Ghostbusters come into contact with something big in the Paranormal world and the containment unit can't hold and releases the all the ghosts and whatever else has been growing in there.

    I do believe that Ray and Egon will find a solution to this. I will say this that anyone that is not dead will be teaming up together which should be cool.

    Those are my ideas that I think is what is going to happen.