Zombies Infest Transformers, G.I. Joe, Star Trek, and Ghostbusters

For some ridiculous reason it seems like every major property needs to face a zombie menace these days. After Star Wars had its zombie outbreak I guess it was only a matter of time before zombies appeared in other big name properties that absolutely do not need zombies. It's getting to the point where it's becoming more difficult to think of properties that haven't faced zombies yet. If you're sick of zombies everywhere, well, it's about to get worse before it gets better because IDW is putting zombies in their Transformers, G.I. Joe, Star Trek, and Ghostbusters comics. There's going to be zombie Transformers. Yeah.

You can whine all you want how three of those titles don't need to ever see zombies (zombies can make sense in Ghostbusters since they bust ghosts and supernatural stuff), but it won't do any good. Just go with it until it's over. If you love zombies and want them to infect everything everywhere no matter how much it doesn't make sense, well, you'll be in zombie heaven.

Zombies, eh? At least it's not vampires.

So how and when is this madness happening? In January, something happens in Zombies Vs. Robots: Infestation #1 which effects each of the other four universes. In February and March, each property will have it's own two issues of Infestation with the event concluding in the ZvR universe in April. Supposedly this will make sense for each universe. Now, I love Zombies Vs. Robots and it does have zombie robots, but I still find zombie Transformers difficult to take in. Snake Eyes slicing up zombies? Mr. Spock doing a Vulcan mind meld with a zombie? Apparently Infestation will have ramifications in the futures of these titles, too. Great, so this isn't actually just a one-time event. This better be really frakking good, because otherwise it's just going to look like a cash in.

For me, yes, I'll at least be getting the Transformers and G.I. Joe books. Sadly, I'll read almost any comic of Transformers or G.I. Joe, even if it ends up sucking big time (I'm looking at you Transformers: Hearts of Steel). You can see some of the Infestation covers, art, and "zombified" logos at Comic Book Resources.

- Shawn - 10/11/10