IDW looks to cross the X-Files with Ghostbusters this coming January + info regarding Ghostbusters #12

Huge news coming out of IDW today as they’ve sent out press releases regarding the January release schedules. The most exciting? The X-Files will be crossing over into such franchises as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Crow, Transformers and Ghostbusters!

Here’s the info:

The X-Files: Conspiracy #1 (of 2)—GEM OF THE MONTH
Paul Crilley (w) • John Stanisci (a) • Miran Kim (c)
The event of the year begins here! When The Lone Gunmen discover Internet files from future, they learn that a plague will soon wipe out most of humanity. With Agents Mulder and Scully working one lead, the Gunmen must spring into action and investigate several urban legends: a group of ghost-hunters, mutant turtles that live in the sewers, shape-changing alien robots, and a vengeful spirit from beyond the grave!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
The event of the year sees characters from The X-Files interact with the Ghostbusters, Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and The Crow!
Ask your retailer about the Joe Corroney “tabloid” variant covers for each issue of the event!
Each issue has a special subscription variant that depicts famous conspiracies with a new twist!

The X-Files: Conspiracy #1 (of 2)—Subscription Variant
Paul Crilley (w) • John Stanisci (a) • Andrew Currie x 4 (a & c)
For subscription customers only… four different variant covers by Andrew Currie, available in equal numbers! Each depicts a glow-in-the-dark mystery image, exposed by Mulder’s and Scully’s flashlight! Which one did you get? You’ll have to go somewhere dark to find out…
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

The X-Files: Conspiracy: Ghostbusters—SPOTLIGHT
Erik Burnham (w) • Salvador Navarro (a) • Miran Kim (c)
The Conspiracy continues! The Lone Gunmen investigate their first lead, the Ghostbusters. Are they frauds and charlatans, bilking unwitting clients out of money? Or do they have special insight into the afterlife? And how are they connected to the plague that’s poised to wipe out humanity?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
X-Files meets the Ghostbusters! Written by Erik Burnham, writer for IDW’s smash-hit Ghostbusters ongoing series!
Ask your retailer about the Joe Corroney “tabloid” variant covers for each issue of the event!

The X-Files: Conspiracy: Ghostbusters —Subscription Variant 
Erik Burnham (w) • Salvador Navarro (a) • Dan Schoening (c)
For subscription customers only! Avariant cover from Dan Schoening depicting a famous conspiracy, that Elvis Presley faked his death!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

It doesn’t end there, as information regarding issue #12 of the monthly Ghostbusters comic was also released:

Ghostbusters #12
Erik Burnham (w) • Dan Schoening (a) • Schoening, Ricardo Sanchez Arreola (c)
The end of the year is a hectic time for most businesses, and the Ghostbusters are no exception. Beset from all sides by a surge in spectral activity over this particularly busy season, they’re looking forward to a little bit of a break once the new year hits. But recent supernatural symptoms shown by the City that Doesn’t Sleep are coming to a head, and the Bogeyman has arrived to take the city’s future!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Features the fourth of four interlocking covers by Dan Schoening, featuring fan-favorite characters, and the changing of the seasons! Happy Horror Days ends here!

Thanks to Adriana Munoz for the heads up!

Artist Tristan Jones comments on the possibility of a physical Tobin’s Spirit Guide

Recently there’s been a good amount of talk regarding former IDW Ghostbusters artist, Tristan Jones. Fans have loved his art for many years, especially his much darker depictions of some of the series best characters. Because of this, a legion of Ghostheads have demanded that he illustrate an actual physical edition of the Tobin Spirit Guide for IDW. Sounds like a win-win, right? Wrong. The possibility of this actually happening is currently in limbo.

Here’s what Tristan had to say:

There’s been a bit of movement with fans regarding the Tobin’s Spirit Guide stuff I did and talk of it getting updated and published. I don’t know where the rights sit. We tried at IDW three years ago and Sony couldn’t give us the license, which is how I ended up working on the comics in the first place, I’d heard that this MAY have changed since, so I suggest if you’re interested in seeing something like this published, or have any sort of suggestions click the link below and let them know!

http://boards.idwpublishing.com/3/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=14996

Again, I don’t know if it IS even possible, as I haven’t really had anything to do with IDW since I started working on Hoax Hunters at Image, but if they can’t at least this is a good way to maybe get the word out and find out where it CAN be made possible!

If you’d like to help out this dream project, click the above link and let your voice be heard.

Ghostbusters: Time Scare

We’re graced with a second Free Comic Book day in celebration of Halloween! And wouldn’t you know, IDW has taken part, and amongst their offerings is a mini-GB comic titled Times Scare. See what they did there? Yeah, expect that type of humour in this little one-shot.

I can’t say it’s horrible; but it’s not great either. Have I been spoiled by the ongoing GB series? Absolutely. However, keep in mind this comic is to help promote the ongoing series, and on the last panel…boy does it ever.

Did we mention it’s also free? Just head on over to your nearest comic book shop and pick up one up. To find a participating comic shop, just enter you zip/postal code on Halloween Comicfest’s page. Nothing close to you? Can’t make it? No worries, turns out we have the whole comic here. 

 

Cover + additional info revealed for Mars Attacks Ghostbusters crossover

ComicBookResources.com just uploaded your first look at the Mars Attack Ghostbusters comic cover. The one-shot issue is expected to hit shelves in January along with several other releases featuring the Mars Attack crew invading the worlds of Kiss, Transformers, Popeye, and more.

Here’s what ComicBookResources.com had to say in regards to the Ghostbusters entry:

Fans asking for more twits on the established IDW series will be interested to hear that the third “Mars Attacks” one-shot features “The Real Ghostbusters” – a nod to the Saturday morning cartoon. “Since we’ve used Ghostbusters in these last few ‘Infestation’ stories, we asked ourselves ‘What can we do that’s different?’ We’ve had a lot of people asking for a story set in the world of the animated series and the NOW comic that was done a while back, but we’ve always had our stories roughly set in the movie universe. So now we’re doing ‘The Real Ghostbusters’ so people can get the animated versions with the Martians mixed in as well. Then we jump into the future with Transformers. We thought that one would be fun because we’ve got Shane McCarthy who did the epic ‘All Hail Megatron’ story for us coming back to do a big 32-page battle with Martians.”

The cover also reveals that both Erik Burnham and Jose Holder are behind this project. Burnham has been the creative mind behind the writing of the current IDW Ghostbusters series, while Jose is most well known to Ghostbusters fans as the creative mind behind the below variant from issue #5:

Source: ComicBookResources.com

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