It’s not even going to be about zombies.
Bill the Cat and Opus will save us!
I’m so happy to see them again. I might be to young to have read Bloom County in papers, but my Dad had all of the books and I loved reading it as a kid and then again as I grew up and could understand it. Too bad all my generation got was “Opus”
Is this something to do with Franchise Zombies?
I could totally see them doing the Archie one. I mean, he once did a crossover with the Punisher. One that happens, all bets are off.
Like having a crossover with Venom and Family Circus or Deadpool meets Garfield?
deadpool minus Garfield.
Squirrel Girl meets Peanuts?
I would pay good money to see that.
On a side not, who are you today?
Friday’s grav was Mayo Mitama from Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei.
God, I read Cracked magazine years ago, and they did cross comics like those. There was The Hulk and Family Circus, can’t remember them all.
Mother Goose & Grimm & Spawn
I just realized they’re both single now. 0.0
Heartbroken, unstable, and one of them’s gay… but that’s how about 80% of my relationships start.
With only one of you gay? That can’t be easy to make work.
I’m a guy and my girlfriend is lesbian. It’s weird, but it happens.
Robin is bisexual.
I want to read about zombie transformers.
Then read Infestation 1 or watch the first 5 eps of Transformers Prime. *lol*
There are a plethora of Transformers zombie stories to choose from: http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Zombie
But this looks like it’ll be Transformers VS Cthulhu!
I think I have wood.
Whoa, new Hearts of Steel? By the original creators? NICE
Mary Worth. Slowest moving zombie EVER.
The difference between Zombie Mary Worth and a glacier is that the glacier moves faster.
And the glacier is waaaaay more interesting.
The title is the best part.
Indeed. I went from “OK, this is amusing, and an awfully quick response to news I just read 2 minutes ago” to almost-fall-out-of-my-chair laughing when I scrolled down.
I went right over to Tumblr so that I could heart the hell out of this, but then I discovered I can only push the trackpad button down so hard/far/fast before I tunnel through the earth.
at least in the link it says the vamp infestation will be followed by Lovecraftian Old Ones will be there
The article writers got it wrong. It was a zombie infestation, not a vampire infestation!
I was seriously confused there for a second. Zombies and Vampires are superficially similar (both “dead”, both feed on the living, both don’t die unless killed), but they’re not the same thing dang it!
Then there’s the different kinds of zombies. There are voodoo zombies that just serve the will of the voodoo priest who summoned them and there are the George Romero style zombies that don’t serve anyone and just eat people. Fun fact: In Night of the Living Dead, the zombies were actually referred to as “ghouls” even though they weren’t quite like the ghouls of Arabian folklore. The Living Dead in the movies are actually more like a cross between a voodoo zombie and a ghoul.
Yup, I know my monsters.
Zombies and vampires are also used to make two completely different kinds of political statements. Zombies, as presented in Romero movies at least, represent the conformist, consumeristic masses who want to assimilate everybody else and blindly shamble along like idiots. That is, they behave as exaggerated versions of how the Left views Conservatives.
Vampires operate on a more individual level, have no souls, feed on the blood of others to survive, and are more often than not implied to be sexually deviant. In other words, they reflect the way the Right thinks of Liberals.
There’s actually a weird correlation between which kind of monster movie is popular and which political party happens to be in the White House. When Republicans are in office, it’s zombies, and when Democrats have the Presidency, more vampire movies get made. Which makes sense, since one of the easiest ways to scare people is to prey on their existing anxieties.
Yup, some of us read that cracked article…
I wonder if he also read this Cracked article (paying particular attention to point #1).
A reference to Britt, the key player int he Zombie infestation, being a vampire?
A ZOMBIE vampire.
And, in the TF portion, a zombie vampire ROBOT.
In one of his earlier lives Bill The Cat was one of the victims of Leatherface. Look it up!
Sadly, I actually remember the Sunday comic strip in which this came up. “Oops! Wrong clip! A little earlier from Bill’s career, but quite… stirring, wasn’t it Binkley?”
I recall that. I thought it was hilarious. The guy was a mashup of Jason and Leatherface, as he wore a hockey mask!
I think I like your idea better, though Ghostbusters meet Lovecraft is always good.
It’s been done already:
That’s why I said always, not would be.
I don’t what?
Wait wait wait wait wait…you mean to tell me we now get to watch Optimus Prime rip off Cthulhu’s face?!?!?!?!
Fuck zombies, this is the greatest thing in human existence.
What if, instead of eating PJ, Dolly and Jeffy were smoking or drinking, would you… actually, I’m pretty sure we’d all react the same.
I have no interest in zombies or vampires, but Lovecraftian horrors? Hells yeah!
I don’t even mind that Atomic Robo has already been there and done that.
I like it.
The penguin series ended a long time ago so it was the first one brought back to life.
And the other series shows JUST WON’T DIE.
… I see Ben Templesmith art among those preview pages.
Whelp, if I wasn’t there already, I am now.
(Now, if that just gets his juices going for some more Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse…)
Yeah, not many people realize that Warbucks and the Asp were totally cut to pieces and then put back together by Aslan, I mean, Mr. Am.
I’d complain about the lack of Doctor Who, except that said lack means comic shops in the UK might actually be allowed to stock it.
Bill the Cat would make a good zombie. He was already pretty mindless as it was (until he got Donald Trump’s brain put in his head, that is), so he just needs to start rotting and he’s halfway there.
Love your use of classic syndicated comics.
Aww, no For Better or For Worse? Slippin, Willis…
I am not going to include in an IDW crossover parody, y’know, properties that IDW does not publish.
Wait so IDW publishes old school Archie Comics. My dream of a Doctor Who and Sonic The Hedgehog crossover is now one step closer to being reality.
I didn’t read the first Infestation (waiting for a Trade IDW) but I’m kind of interested in this one Turtles meet Snake Eye’s and steam punk Optimus Prime punching Cthulu in the face are just awesome enough to get my attention.
You’ll probably be waiting a long time. Considering that they don’t own all of the properties included, their ability to publish one trade will be allowed to have all of the issues in it.
You know, as shameless of a cash grab as this series would be…. I…. I think I might have to invest. And this is coming from a guy who hasn’t bought a comic in over a year.
Hearts of Steel? Eberron? Versus the Old Ones? Hell yes.
Keep in mind, everyone, that they kind of cheated with their last Infestation crossover. The various properties had to deal with the same threat, but none of them met. Ghostbusters, Star Trek, G.I. Joe and Transformers were all involved, but there was nothing like, Peter Venkman meets Spock. What’s the point?
If you read the article I linked, they go out of their way to mention that the characters interact this time.
While, honestly, I was kind of disappointed we weren’t going to see Omega Supreme vs the Enterprise, or sommat, frankly, only having the zombie plague going between universes actually ended up for the best, just by letting each universe incorporate the plague in a way that fit into their existing canon and styles. (And giving us separate versions of Britt in each universe where she actually showed.)
Transformers and GI Joe particularly benefited from it.
I have a hard time imagining Autobots having a hard time with undead.
Optimus Prime: The squishy ones have returned. Transform and run them over!
In Infestation, robots could also be infected. It was a crossover with IDW’s own “Zombies Vs. Robots,” after all.
Zombies + Archie = NEEDS TO HAPPEN!
I’m so dense! I didn’t even realize until now the synchronicity between choosing to go with Tyres as an avatar and this subject. For those who love Pegg/Wright you might know that Tyres is the only “Spaced” character to later appear in “Sean Of The Dead”…as a zombie!
What about Peter Serafionwicz who played Duane Benzie in Spaced, and Shawn and Ed’s flatmate in Shaun of the Dead? He reappears as a zombie as well, but not exclusively as such.
The voice of Darth Maul, yes. But I don’t believe he was playing the same character as he played in Spaced. In fact iMDB confirms his character in Sean was Peter, not Duane. Many other spaced players turned up in Sean and some in Hot Fuzz as well. But Tyres was the only character to appear in Spaced and Sean, though only noticeable as Tyres in Sean because he had the hat.
Turtles vs zombies.. I’d read that. And of course transformers have already done zombie stuff recently.
Mister Willis, have you ever read ‘Weapon Brown’ on http://www.whatisdeepfried.com? There were zombie B.C. characters and various alternates of other stuff like Bill the Cat, Opus, the Family Circus, etc. It’s NSFW in parts, but it’s insane. This strip totally reminds me of it!
Robin is sporting her best troll face.
It looks more like Awesome Face than Trollface to me.
Maybe so. It’s the teeth that clinched troll for me though.
Complete side note that has nothing to do with this particular comic – am I the only person you thinks Ethan looks better now that his hair is greying? I don’t know why; I already found him attractive, but now I find him even more attractive…
Maybe I’m just weird?
That being said- on a more important note:
As someone who used to read Archie comics – it is in desperate need of a good zombie plague…
The greying looks like it started after he had the break up with Drew. But you’re right, he does look more attractive <3
IDW is doing the “Dead World” collections… why wouldn’t they involve that series, considering it’s, you know… about zombies?
I’m glad that they did not infest their Jurassic Park and Godzilla series with Zombies. Although Godzilla ending the Zombie plague by stepping on Britt would be amsusing, but very shortlived…now the Old Ones, those guys would work pretty well with Godzilla. Godzilla vs Cthulhu!
I didn’t reallly care for the first Infestation but and tieing IDW Galvatron’s story seemed like a good idea..at first. Going to skip this one as well and pray the 2 new monthly titles get their details solicited within the week and not “Classified”.
On another note I saw story about the Unit:E comic with M.A.S.K., Candyland, Primordia (supposed new Hasbro property), JEM and some other stuff and thought it was going to be a massive relaunch of toys for these lines. But just a little throwaway NYCC comic. Nothing much else. There goes any hope for Silverhawks or Centurions.
This scares me so so much… so much *hides in a corner and cries*
I don’t care much IDW’s new comic books, but I do love that they publish collections of old comic strips.
My only real worry is Robin being replaced by some sword wielding chica, there’s no reason to remove robin and the fanboy in me is quite distraught, but I’ll watch the show anyways…cause you know….it’s Batman.
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