By PS Hayes
Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 at 3:00 pm
Infestation 2 #1 Written by Duane Swierczynski
Art by David Messina, Valerio Schiti
Ink Assist by Gaetano Carlucci, Federica Manfredi
Colors by Scarlet Gothica, Eleonora Carlini
Letters by Robbie Robbins, Shawn Lee
Covers by Alex Garner, Livio Ramoindelli, David Messina, and Joe Phillis IDW Publishing
Release Date: January 25, 2012
Cover Price: $3.99
Although summer is still months away, it feels like it’s here because Infestation 2 #1 feels like a big summer crossover/comic event. And in fact, it is.
Duane Swierczynski does a FANTASTIC job setting up this event. This issue is both set up AND execution. While none of the licensed characters appear in this issue, you get the origin of the monsters that are set loose to go and attack the Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the GI Joe team, and more. This is one comic that’s packed with action from start to finish. Any history or continuity points are revealed in between action sequences. This is a great first chapter to the next two months of Infestation comics.
Artist David Messina does a fantastic job drawing all sorts of different characters. From humans to monsters, he’s got his hands full in this issue. While this issue is crammed with action, violence, and good-looking women, Messina never makes anything seem over the top or gratuitous. A job well done, considering he could’ve taken the easy way out.
GET THIS NOW!!! Aside from the crossover aspect, it’s a really great monster fighting, save the world kind of comic. Don’t bother waiting for the trade, this story is going to read better in weekly installments.
Don’t forget, you can get the first Infestation series for only 99 cents per digital issue from now til end of day Thursday, January 26! Check out the sale details here.