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Previously, in INFESTATION... A dimensional portal broke, leading to a devastating invasion from a world filled with zombies. Cross, Britt, and Bools, who comprise the clandestine fighting force CVO (Covert Vampiric Operations) were sent to contain the threat. The results were not pretty. Britt was taken over by the zombie hiveconsciousness the UNDERMIND, gaining powerful magical abilities in the process. Only by drastic and reckless action that resulted in unsettling the laws of magic was Cross able to save Britt. The zombie Infestation was defeated but CVO is left shaken and rattled. Cross has new and uncertain powers. Britt, who almost destroyed the universe, is not trusted. Bools is still an asshole.

CROSS - CVO Field Commander. Now imbued with the power of all known ARTILLICA (magically enhanced technology).

BRITT - CVO soldier. Recuperating from the influence of the Undermind. Current powers unknown.

BOOLS - CVO soldier. Does not work well with others.

OVERMARS - Director of CVO. Struggling to strengthen and maintain CVO as an effective operation.

BENNY - Former nerd, present-day zombie with free will intact. Expert on Artillica. Lost his arm during INFESTATION.

NIKODEMUS - Hard to rile CVO Demon Consultant.

Written by Chris Ryall and Tom Waltz • Art by David Messina Art Assist by Claudia Balboni • Colors by ScarletGothica Inks by Gaetano Carlucci • Letters by Shawn Lee and Chris Mowry Edits by Bobby Curnow

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A new day for CVO begins...

Cover A Art by David Messina

Cover B Art by Davide Furnó

Incentive Cover Ben Templesmith

GROOM LAKE created by Chris Ryall and Ben Templesmith • CVO created by Alex Garner Ted Adams, CEO & Publisher Greg Goldstein, Chief Operating Officer Robbie Robbins, EVP/Sr. Graphic Artist Chris Ryall, Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief Matthew Ruzicka, CPA, Chief Financial Officer Alan Payne, VP of Sales

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INFESTATION: OUTBREAK #1. JUNE 2011. FIRST PRINTING. © 2010 Idea and Design Works, LLC. IDW Publishing, a division of Idea and Design Works, LLC. Editorial offices: 5080 Santa Fe Street, San Diego CA 92109. Any similarities to persons living or dead are purely coincidental. With the exception of artwork used for review purposes, none of the contents of this publication may be reprinted without the permission of Idea and Design Works, LLC. Printed in Korea. IDW Publishing does not read or accept unsolicited submissions of ideas, stories, or artwork.








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