The comic book, titled 'Infected', was a production of the European Commission's international cooperation and development arm. It was not intended for widespread public consumption, but instead to be distributed inside EU institutions. Only a few hundred of the comic books were made.
The EU's description of the strange publication states that "While the story may be fictional, it is nevertheless intertwined with some factual information."
The graphic novel depicts scientists inside a lab in China experimenting with deadly pathogens:
A wannabe hero time travels from the future, alerting authorities to the coming pandemic, and presents an antidote, before quickly becoming the target of opportunists who want to steal the cure and sell it to drug companies: