|The Transformers: Infiltration > Issue # 0|
- Originally published: October 19, 2005
- Continuity: IDW continuity
(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)
After stealing a high-end palmtop PC from an anonymous businessman on a coach, hitch-hiker Verity Carlo is picked up by an intense man, Hunter O'Nion, who reveals he's an alien conspiracy theorist tracking down reports of giant machines in the area. They soon come across the coach Verity departed, which had been run off the road by a pair of sports cars - the businessman whose palmtop Verity stole is missing.
The pair continue on, but are attacked by a blue fighter jet. Hunter's van is destroyed, but he and Verity are saved - by the smiling driver of a suspiciously well-armed ambulance...
- After identifying herself as "Verity Carlo" in the narrative text, the character identifies herself to Hunter as "Verity Carter". An internal justification could be that "Verity Carter" is alias she uses to prevent Social Services tracking her down, but when Ratchet asks for her name in Issue #1 she answers with "Verity Carlo".
- When Verity points her knife at the dufflebag on the bus, her right hand has six fingers. Also, when Verity whips out her dual mace spray attack, she has six fingers on each hand.
Items of note Edit
- With Ratchet's appearance, it's established that the Transformers have concealed heavy artillery in their alternate modes. This will be often used in subsequent issues - the fight scenes in the next two issues are primarily done in vehicle mode.
- Ratchet's holomatter driver states, "If you want to live, come with me," likely a reference to the T-800's similar statement to Sarah Conner in the film Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Simon Furman would later be the author on a Terminator-based comic series called Terminator 2: Infinity.
- The issue features a welcome page by Chris Ryall (as ChrisCharger), a 3-page interview with author Simon Furman, and 2 pages of sketches from artist E. J. Su, including a 1-page writeup.
- Megatron by James Raiz
- Autobots by E. J. Su
- Decepticons by E. J. Su
- Optimus fighting Megatron by Milx
- Optimus Prime wraparound cover by ???
- Shockwave wraparound cover by Ed McGuinness
- Optimus Prime face (Boston) by ???
- Megatron face (Fort Wayne) by ???
- Infiltration #1
- Angel: Old Friends comic (back interior cover)
- Optimus Prime wants YOU: The Transformers and IDW Publishing (back cover)