Our big INFESTATION 2 event launches next week with the lead issue by Duane Swierczynski and David Messina. And while there are bigger, more important issues that tie in to that event, the one I’m personally fond of, for very biased reasons, is a goofy little one-shot that hits on Leap Year day, February 29. That is, INFESTATION TEAM-UP, written by me and drawn by my WEEKLY WORLD NEWS cohort Alan Robinson. It pairs of GROOM LAKE’s grey alien Archibald with the WEEKLY WORLD NEWS’ Bat Boy and is essentially a bit of a piss-take on the idea of big events. As such it references, mocks, or pays homage to lots of other past events. Just a fun pressure-release of an issue amidst the more ominous crossover event going on around it.
In addition to Eric Powell‘s cover for it, which has already been seen in PREVIEWS, Bill Morrison was nice enough to do the above image, a tribute to a book I loved as a kid, BATMAN: The ’30s TO THE ’70s (I know that the Infantino cover art is older than that book but that’s where I first saw it, anyway).