Infestation 2

Infestation 2 (stylished as Infes2ation) is a crossover event that was published by IDW Publishing from January to April 2012. Serving as the sequel to Infestation,[1] it consisted of two book-end one-shots, and two-issue limited series from The Transformers, Dungeons & Dragons, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, G.I. Joe and 30 Days of Night.[2]

Infestation 2
Infestation 2, IDW Publishing, Jan 2012
Publication information
PublisherIDW Publishing
Publication dateJanuary - April 2012
No. of issues12
Main character(s)30 Days of Night
CVO: Covert Vampiric Operations
Dungeons & Dragons
G.I. Joe
Groom Lake
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The Transformers
Weekly World News

Premise

A new threat emerges as Great Old Ones-based on the work of H. P. Lovecraft-break free from their cosmic prison and invade the universes of CVO: Covert Vampiric Operations, The Transformers: Hearts of Steel, Dungeons & Dragons, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, G.I. Joe and 30 Days of Night, affecting the fabric of reality.[3]

Titles

Infes2ation #1-2

Published from January to April 2012. Written by Duane Swierczynski with art by David Messina.[4][5][6]

Infes2ation: The Transformers #1-2

Published biweekly in February 2012. Written by Chuck Dixon with art by Guido Guidi. The series is not a direct sequel to The Transformers: Infestation and takes place in the universe of The Transformers: Hearts of Steel.[7][8][9][10]

Infes2ation: Dungeons & Dragons #1-2

Published biweekly in February 2012. Written by Paul Crilley with art by Valerio Schiti.[11][12][13]

Infes2ation: Team-Up #1

Published in February 2012. Written by Chris Ryall with art by Alan Robinson. It is a humorous take on the event and features Archie from Groom Lake and Bat Boy from Weekly World News.[14][15]

Infes2ation: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1-2

Published biweekly in March 2012. Written by Tristan Jones with art by Mark Torres.[16][17] [18] [19]

Infes2ation: G.I. Joe #1-2

Published biweekly in March 2012. Written by Mike Raicht with art by Valentine de Landro.[20][21][22][23]

Infes2ation: 30 Days of Night #1

Published in April 2012. Written by Duane Swierczynski with art by Stuart Sayger.[24][25]

References

  1. ^ "IDW Unleashes "Infestation 2"". Comic Book Resources. November 18, 2016. Retrieved December 26, 2016.
  2. ^ Schleicher, Stephen (2011-11-18). "Lovecraftian horrors infest IDW Publishing in January 2012". Major Spoilers. Retrieved 2017-01-02.
  3. ^ "Review: Infestation Omnibus by various (2014)". Shadowgum. Retrieved 2017-01-02.
  4. ^ "Infes2ation #1 (Preview)". Comic Book Resources. January 20, 2016. Retrieved December 26, 2016.
  5. ^ "Infestation 2 #2 (Preview)". Comic Book Resources. April 6, 2016. Retrieved December 26, 2016.
  6. ^ Norris, Erik (2012-01-25). "Infestation 2 #1 Review". IGN. Retrieved 2017-01-02.
  7. ^ "Transformers: Infestation 2 #1 (of 2)". IDW Publishing. Retrieved December 21, 2016.
  8. ^ "Infestation 2: Transformers #1 (Preview)". Comic Book Resources. January 31, 2012. Retrieved December 26, 2016.
  9. ^ "Transformers: Infestation 2 #2 (of 2)". IDW Publishing. Retrieved December 21, 2016.
  10. ^ "Infestation 2: Transformers #2 (Preview)". Comic Book Resources. February 14, 2012. Retrieved December 26, 2016.
  11. ^ "Infestation 2: Dungeons & Dragons #1 (Preview)". Comic Book Resources. February 14, 2016. Retrieved December 26, 2016.
  12. ^ "Infestation 2: Dungeons & Dragons #2 (Preview)". Comic Book Resources. February 26, 2016. Retrieved December 26, 2016.
  13. ^ "Comic Review: Infestation: Dungeons & Dragons #1". Geeks of Doom. 2012-02-15. Retrieved 2017-01-02.
  14. ^ "Infestation 2: Team Up #1". IDW Publishing. Retrieved December 21, 2016.
  15. ^ "Infestation 2: Team-Up #1 (Preview)". Comic Book Resources. February 28, 2012. Retrieved December 26, 2016.
  16. ^ "Infestation 2: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (Preview)". Comic Book Resources. March 6, 2012. Retrieved December 26, 2016.
  17. ^ "Infestation 2: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #2 (Preview)". Comic Book Resources. March 20, 2012. Retrieved December 26, 2016.
  18. ^ "The Sewers Aren't Safe in 'Infestation 2: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1′ [Preview]". ComicsAlliance. Retrieved 2017-01-02.
  19. ^ "IDW Publishing Reviews: Infestation 2- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1". ComicAttack. 2012-03-07. Retrieved 2017-01-02.
  20. ^ "Infestation 2: G.I. Joe #1 (of 2)". IDW Publishing. Retrieved December 21, 2016.
  21. ^ "Infestation 2: G.I. Joe #1 (Preview)". Comic Book Resources. March 13, 2012. Retrieved December 26, 2016.
  22. ^ "Infestation 2: G.I. Joe #2 (of 2)". IDW Publishing. Retrieved December 21, 2016.
  23. ^ "Infestation 2: G.I. Joe #2 (Preview)". Comic Book Resources. March 27, 2012. Retrieved December 26, 2016.
  24. ^ "Infestation 2: 30 Days of Night one-shot". IDW Publishing. Retrieved December 21, 2016.
  25. ^ "Infestation 2: 30 Days of Night #1 (Preview)". Comic Book Resources. April 3, 2012. Retrieved December 26, 2016.
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