A Review: INFESTATION 2 #1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of INFESTATION 2 #1 from IDW Publishing.  The book is the first chapter of the multi-title event that will crossover into G.I. JOE, TRANSFORMERS, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, 30 DAYS OF NIGHT, and DUNGEONS & DRAGONS. Duane Swierczynski wrote the story with art by David Messina. The art for the Prologue section is by Valerio Schiti.

In the prologue, it states that the monsters (called The Elder Gods) are in a prison in time and space. While imprisoned, they can still connect to the darkness in certain people (H.P. Lovecraft being one).  The prologue tells us what really happened to Lovecraft and introduces us to “The Oblivion,” a group whose sole purpose is to make sure The Elder Gods do not enter our plane of existence.

Fast forward to current time; the CVO (Covert Vampiric Operations - a top-secret paramilitary team of vampire and zombie agents that protect the world against supernatural threats) respond to several reports of monsters appearing all over the United States.  Let’s just say things don’t go well (otherwise this would be a quick “event”).

I did not read much of the first INFESTATION, probably due to my being tired of the use of zombies in the comics industry right now. However, my curiosity was piqued by the use of the Lovecraft monsters and the hint of the characters meeting up.  While I do have “event tired head,” INFESTATION 2 intrigues me and this issue did not disappoint.

INFESTATION 2 #1 is out in stores now or available to order at https://shop.idwpublishing.com/.

~ Thomas