We’d just like to remind everyone that Ghostbusters: Infestation #1 should have arrived in your local comic book shop yesterday. If you haven’t ran out and grabbed your copy yet, do it now!
I just finished giving the comic a read and I seriously believe it’s one of the most well written releases based around the Ghostbusters franchise that we’ve seen, but don’t take my word for it, as one of our favourite contributors, Tristan Jones, has already reviewed the first issue, which you can read by clicking here.
The Ghostbusters Infestation series is due outMarch 9th, and to get you all excited, here’s some sketch covers that good ol’ Dapper Dan Schoening made up for the first issue.
Dan had the following to say:
I wanted to share with you some sketch covers I did for the upcoming IDW’s Ghostbusters Infestation #1! I’m super humbled to be apart of the project, and getting to sketch out GB characters is always exciting. In total I did 250 covers, and there are a few one offs of specific characters in there as well. Here’s a sampling of some of the covers. If you pick one up, let me know where and which cover! Cheers
Ghostbusters Infestation#1 hits stands March 9th!
I had no idea Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine was back! I remember reading these all the time when I was younger and loving all the features on how some of the most famous horror films were put together.
Oh, yes, how is this Ghostbusters related? Well, their newest issue hit stores today (#254) and features a pretty fair sized look at IDW’s upcoming Infestation series.
The cover was made by 3D artist Bryan Wynia.
Paul from Spook Central came across a preview of IDW Comics’ upcoming Infestation from Chris Ryall, IDW Publishing’s Publisher/Editor-in-Chief . This is the comic series that introduces a zombie invasion that effects the G.I. Joe, Star Trek, Transformers and Ghostbusters universes.
The preview shows off cover art as well as several pages from the initial Ghostbusters comic.
Infestation #1 is out on January 26th, with the initial issue of the Ghostbusters series on March 9th.
ComicBookResources.com just broke the news of an upcoming comic series from IDW featuring the Ghostbusters, G.I. Joe, Transformers, and Star Trek. Yes, you heard right. I’m sure that this very well could be the most anticipated release from IDW in sometime.
Here’s what ComicBookResources.com reported:
During its Friday evening panel at New York Comic-Con, IDW Publishing introduced an extraordinarily ambitious crossover event that will tie together some of its most popular licensed titles. Running from January to April, “Infestation” will see one major threat from the IDW-native “Zombies vs. Robots” universe overwhelm the worlds of “Transformers,” “G.I. Joe,” “Star Trek” and “Ghostbusters.” “Infestation” #1-2, bookending the event, will be written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (the writing team known collectively as DnA) and illustrated by “True Blood” artist David Messina. Abnett and Lanning will also write the February-shipping “Transformers: Infestation” #1-2 with artist Nick Roche, while “Star Trek: Infestation” #1-2, alternating weeks in February with “Transformers,” are penned by Scott and David Tipton with art by Casey Maloney. March’s “G.I. Joe: Infestation” #1-2 are by the creative team of Mike Raicht and Giovanni Timpano, and Erik Burnham and Kyle Hotz team up for “Ghostbusters: Infestation” #1-2. CBR News spoke with editors Tom Waltz and Andy Schmidt about the crossover’s story, origins and the challenges of bringing it all together.
“Without giving too much away, I can say that we start in the IDW universe with a zombie outbreak of epic proportions. The threat is contained (or is it?), but not before it infests other realities – the realities of our licensed books,” Waltz told CBR. “The individual series will show just how our intrepid heroes – folks like Optimus Prime, Dr. Peter Venkman, Mr. Spock, Baroness, and so many others – face down this new and obviously shocking threat, and their desperate efforts to stop it before it can completely consume – both literally and figuratively – their realities.”
Be sure to check out the full article.