Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Some odd choices on this one:

A cure for the Walking Dead? Yeah, AMC cuts their budget...
Sigh. Other blogs are probably organized or focused enough to bring you a whole month of scary posts in October, but that's why this is Random Happenstance and not Precision Nonsense Funtime. Anyway, I got Star Trek: Infestation #2 on the cheap a couple of weeks back. (Written by Scott and David Tipton, layouts by Casey Maloney, finishes and inks by Gary Erskine.) It's part of IDW's crossover with their Zombies vs. Robots franchise and their licensed properties, including Transformers, G.I. Joe, and Ghostbusters.

OK, so it's basically Kirk, Spock, and McCoy versus zombies. (With a little help from some friendly, clunky robots.) But it struck me as odd that this story was set during The Motion Picture era--brown away uniforms, the security guys wore heavier gear and pads--instead of the classic, Original Series look. McCoy is also able to cure the zombies here--mostly. They're still carriers and have to be quarantined on the planet, and zombie-ism really jacks you up, but still, not bad.

'Spock, didn't we have phasers?...no? OK, whatever.'

I'm usually not one to go out of my way for variant covers, but these are notable: both issues had Gold Key-styled variants, the other cover for #2 featuring zombie Tribbles. Man, I still wouldn't mind getting that one.

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