IDW has announced Ghostbusters: Crossing Over, a “massive 8-issue event series”, featuring the original Ghostbusters, the “Answer the Call” crew, and “everyone in between from the world of animation and video games”. It looks like all possible Ghostbusters characters are going to be playing in the same sandbox in March 2018.
This series will also see the return of the creative team of Erik Burnham, Dan Schoening, and Luis Antonio Delgado.
This story has something for everyone who has ever loved an iteration of the Ghostbusters. The Prime team from the original movies? There. The Real Ghostbusters? Present. The Extreme team? Accounted for. Not to mention the characters from the video games, the 2016 movie, and the originals we’ve created for the comics! If you don’t like one character, don’t worry, we have others! BUNCHES of others.
This zany idea is commented upon further by Schoening:
The biggest challenges from an artistic perspective is emulating the styles of the Real Ghostbusters, Extreme Ghostbusters, Sanctum of Slime and any other teams that may pop up. Not only do we want to honor the distinct look of the characters, but also the backgrounds and ghouls. Luckily and gratefully, we have already had a chance to play with many of those characters in previous books.
The plot point that makes this crossover possible is an “interdimensional portal” that has given the Ghosbusters new ways to research the paranormal and consult with other Ghostbusters in different realities. But when this portal unleashes the contents of the Ghostbusters’ “Containment Unit”, capturing them all is going to take some massive team work.
Ghostbusters: Crossing Over #1 arrives this March with covers by Joe Quinones, Dan Schoening, and Tim Lattie.