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IDW Runs Completely Out of Ideas, Has New iPhone App to Prove It

If you read comics, you probably know about IDW.

Ok, you might. They’re mostly known for doing licensed spin-offs of various franchises, and employing Ben Templesmith to make blurry, murky, ridiculously hard-to-follow artwork bashing Vampires. You know, the ten thousand varieties of ’30 Days of Night’. That sort of thing.

We however have long been familiar with IDW, as they publish a lot of Anti-Zombie material, based on ‘Land of the Dead’, ‘Shaun of the Dead’ and the like.

Naturally, one would assume they were well-positioned to cash in on the wave of Anti-Zombie media even now devouring the American zeitgeist, but Marvel and DC have been stealing their thunder, so IDW has got a new trick up their sleeves: Cross absolutely everything they can think of with ‘Zombies’.

No, really:

DW Publishing is pleased to announce the release of INFESTATION comics to Apple iOS users. Available as both a stand-alone app and within the IDW Comics storefront, readers can now enjoy the entire INFESTATION crossover event on their iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.

INFESTATION is the hit comic series that infects the TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE, Ghostbusters, and Star Trek universes with legions of undead. This dimension-spanning storyline begins with a specially priced 40-page story by writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (The Thanos Imperative), and artist David Messina (True Blood). Something goes horribly awry in IDW’s Zombies vs Robots universe, threatening to tear some of pop culture’s biggest realities asunder. This unparalleled, never-before-seen event is now available digitally through the Apple App Store.

If there’s something out there that is *more* creatively bankrupt than arranging a crossover between Transformers, G.I. Joe, Ghostbusters, Star Trek and Zombies vs. Robots to crassly capitalize on the Anti-Undead hysteria in America, I dare you to link me to it. I double dare you.

Honestly, this makes Marvel’s Zombie filled ‘A Christmas Carol’ look like an inspired and wholly original idea by comparison. I mean, it’s less of a stretch at any rate.

Uggh. Wow. Could IDW scream ‘written by committee’ any louder? I think someone doing research in Antarctica might not have heard them the first time.

But who could resist such an offering? I mean, can you imagine the possibilities? Spock teams up with Egon to create the ultimate nerdy Anti-Zombie weapon (a phaser/particle pack perhaps), while Venkman annoys Shipwreck and Optimus Prime foils Zombie Megatron by joining forces with whoever, or whatever, anyone cares about from Zombies vs. Robots.

Yeah, I know. It’s a struggle to suppress the gag reflex, and I’m just speculating! Who knows what paid, err, ‘professionals’ could come up with, and charge you to read?

If you want to find out how low comics can go in bashing the Differently Animated, we can finally tell you, ‘There’s an app for that.’

Woe betide us, but it is the truth.

Update: Corrected a bit of grammar. Someone, ‘arranging a’ had become ‘a arranging’, which doesn’t make any sense at all in English.

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