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The Transformers and Ghostbusters Come Together in June

Transformers/Ghostbusters

Announced at Toy Fair with the reveal of the Ecto-1 Ectotron, IDW Publishing has officially announced Transformers/Ghostbusters and released a first look.

Written and illustrated by the long-time Ghostbusters creative team of Erik BurnhamDan Schoening, and Luis Antonio DelgadoTransformers / Ghostbusters will span five issues, with the first issue’s variant covers featuring the artistic talents of Dan SchoeningPaulina GanucheauNick Roche, and Alex Milne.

In the first chapter of the “Ghost of Cybertron” storyline, the Autobots – having escaped from the war that destroyed their home planet – trace a stray Cybertronian signal to the planet Earth. Investigating the otherworldly source will bring the Robots in Disguise face-to-face with the renowned professionals of paranormal investigation and elimination: Venkman, Spengler, Stantz, and Zeddmore!

The team-up that has been three-and-a-half decades in the making will tie in directly to the announced toy release, featuring appearances by the new Transformers character Ectotron… as well as yet-to-be-revealed crossover surprises that are sure to cause mass hysteria in both fandoms.

Both franchises launched in 1984 and see their 35th Anniversary in 2019.

Transformers/Ghostbusters

Toy Fair 2019: Who You Gonna Call? This Transformers/Ghostbusters Ecto-1 Coming to Toys and Comics!

Autobots, Decepticons and ghosts?! Hasbro and Sony Pictures Consumer Products have revealed the first-ever Transformers-Ghostbusters Collaborative figure, the ECTO-1 Ectotron, available at GameStop summer of 2019 and for pre-order starting February 15 at Hasbro Pulse, GameStop, and EB Games Canada. This year marks the 35th anniversary of both Transformers & the original Ghostbusters film.

When fans of the iconic Ecto-1 from the 1984 Ghostbusters movie look a little closer at this nostalgic interpretation of the car, they will be treated with a new “robot in disguise” named Ectotron, a converting Paranormal Investigator. The figure is packed in a G1-inspired box featuring classic tech specs and comes with its own proton pack and Slimer accessory, and converts between two modes in 22 steps – a seven inch Ecto-1 vehicle and a Transformers robot.

The Ghostbusters have a new, out of this world teammate and fans will be able to meet the all new Transformers character Ectotron in his epic origin story by IDW Publishing. A brand new 5-part series from creative team Erik Burnham and Dan Schoening begins in June 2019.

The ECTO-1 ECTOTRON figure is available at GameStop starting Summer of 2019 and for pre-order starting February 15 at Hasbro PulseGameStop and EB Games Canada.

Preview: Ghostbusters: Crossing Over

Ghostbusters: Crossing Over

Erik Burnham (w) • Dan Schoening (a & c)

All the Ghostbusters—the originals, the ladies of the 2016 film, and beyond—come together against a threat too powerful for any team to handle alone. For a while now, the original Ghostbusters have had access to an interdimensional portal that has given them all-new ways to research the paranormal and consult with Ghostbusters throughout the multiverse… but they haven’t shared this tech with any of those other Ghostbusters, and some don’t think that’s fair. That’s why, after a chance meeting, Jillian Holtzmann and Ron Alexander have decided to right this wrong and cobble together their own working portal… which unintentionally unleashes the contents of the Ghostbusters’ Containment Unit! Collects all eight issues of Ghostbusters: Crossing Over and the Ghostbusters 2018 Annual.

TPB • FC • $24.99 • 224 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-375-9

Ghostbusters: Crossing Over

IDW Celebrates the Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary with a Weekly Comic Event in April

Are you troubled by strange noises in the night? Do you experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic? Have you or your family actually seen a spook, specter, or ghost? If the answer is yes, then four fearless Ghostbuster teams are here to serve your supernatural elimination needs, courtesy of IDW!

In celebration of the 35th anniversary of Ghostbusters, IDW Publishing will release a different Ghostbusters comic weekly in April, each focusing on a different team, including the original “Prime” team from the classic film, the Real Ghostbusters of 1980s cartoon fame, the all-female team that “Answered the Call” in 2016, and the next generation of Extreme Ghostbusters!

it’s been an amazing eleven years. With Ghostbusters hitting such a milestone anniversary, it’s time to celebrate every facet of the team’s history… and to get ready for everything that’s coming next!”

April 2019’s Ghostbusters one-shot specials include:

Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary: Ghostbusters

by Erik Burnham (writer) and Dan Schoening (artist)

First out of the Firehouse are the original ‘busting team of Peter, Winston, Egon and Ray, who have seen a lot of things during their time as paranormal investigators, but the latest case might just turn history on its head! Could it be that they’ve found proof of… Atlantis?

Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary: Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary: Real Ghostbusters

by Cavan Scott (writer) and Marcelo Ferreira (artist)

The Real Ghostbusters keep losing business to a flashy new rival ghost-catching company: SPOOKS AWAY! But there’s something sinister in the neighborhood, and it’s up to Ray Stantz to go undercover to find out who—or what is behind these new supernatural elimination superstars!

Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary: Real Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary: Answer The Call Ghostbusters

by Devin Grayson (writer) and S.L. Gallant (artist)

Do demons get visitation rights? A harried young mother tries to accommodate a stream of otherworldly visitors, intent on paying their respects to her half-demon toddler, and Erin, Abby, Patty, and Holtzman find themselves mediating the custody battle from hell!

Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary: Answer The Call Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary: Extreme Ghostbusters

by Jim Beard and Keith Dallas (writers), and Tim Lattie (artist)

Ever wish you could talk to animals? Well, when the furry, feathered, and finny inhabitants of the Central Park Zoo star demanding their release, the people of New York just wish they’d shut up! It’s up to Egon and his Extreme Ghostbustersto free the beasts from their fiendish possession!

Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary: Extreme Ghostbusters

Preview: Ghostbusters: IDW 20/20

Ghostbusters: IDW 20/20

Erik Burnham (w) • Dan Schoening (a & c)

IDW 20/20 kicks off IDW’s year-long 20th anniversary celebration! An all-new weekly event giving a glimpse of your favorite characters 20 years into the future—or past! What made them into the heroes you love… and what twists does the future hold…?

Twenty years in the future, and a new generation of Ghostbusters… is sent on all the jobs Ray, Winston, Peter, and Egon just don’t feel like taking on themselves. The Sanctum of Slime Ghostbusters—Bridget, Samuel, Gabriel, and Alan—have proven themselves many times over… first against the demon Dumazu, and later with the Ghostbusters of many other dimensions in the recent Crossing Over event. Now they’re ready for an easy gig, something like a simple haunted house. But they better be careful… you never know Wat could happen.

FC • 36 pages • $4.99

Ghostbusters: IDW 20/20

Preview: Ghostbusters: Crossing Over #8

Ghostbusters: Crossing Over #8

Erik Burnham (w) • Dan Schoening (a & c)

The Ghostbusters have survived every challenge thrown their way so far, but they aren’t home free yet—and with Tiamat involved, victory will come at a cost! Join us for the grand finale of the biggest Ghostbusters story of 2018, setting the stage for the future! CROSSING OVER ends here!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Ghostbusters: Spectral Shenanigans, Vol. 1

Ghostbusters: Spectral Shenanigans, Vol. 1

Erik Burnham (w) • Dan Schoening, Tristan Jones (a) • Dan Schoening (c)

Troubled by strange noises in the middle of the night? Experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic? Ever seen a spook, specter, or ghost? If the answer is yes, call the professionals! Catch all the Ghostbusters action as the boys in gray travel NY and the whole country to fight against slimy specters and nocturnal nuisances everywhere. Collects issues #1-12 of the Ghostbusters, Volume 1 series.

TPB • FC • $29.99 • 336 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-353-7

Preview: Ghostbusters: Crossing Over #7

Ghostbusters: Crossing Over #7

Erik Burnham (w) • Dan Schoening (a & c)

Several teams of Ghostbusters from across the multiverse have just about pulled off a very difficult task—tracking down and recapturing all the ghosts that had escaped from the containment unit. Crisis averted, right? They wish. In this issue, the Ghostbusters of many worlds come face-to-face with the goddess of chaos herself. TIAMAT HAS RETURNED!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

IDW Publishing Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary with Epic IDW 20/20 Comic Book Initiative

IDW Publishing is celebrating its 20th anniversary beginning in January 2019 with an all-new weekly event, IDW 20/20!

Explore some of pop culture’s most iconic properties – GhostbustersJem and the HologramsMy Little PonyStar Trek, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – as secrets and startling revelations of these fan-favorite characters are revealed from 20 years into the future — or past! What made them into the heroes you love, and what twists does the future hold?

January 2019’s IDW 20/20 one-shot specials include:

Ghostbusters: IDW 20/20

By Erik Burnham (writer) and Dan Schoening (artist)
Twenty years in the future, and a new generation of Ghostbusters… is sent on all the jobs Ray, Winston, Peter, and Egon just don’t feel like taking on themselves. The Sanctum of Slime Ghostbusters—Bridget, Samuel, Gabriel, and Alan—have proven themselves many times over… first against the demon Dumazu, and later with the Ghostbusters of many other dimensions in the recent Crossing Over event. Now they’re ready for an easy gig, something like a simple haunted house. But they better be careful… you never know Wat could happen.

Jem and the Holograms: IDW 20/20

By Sina Grace (writer) and Siobhan Keenan (artist)
Jem and the Holograms are back with new music, old flames, and good friends in this adventure set 20 years in the future! Join Jerrica, Synergy, and the rest of your favorite holographic gals for a rockin’ reunion that’s sure to please old and new fans alike!

My Little Pony: IDW 20/20

By Ted Anderson (writer) and Toni Kuusisto (artist)
Ponyville’s most courageous and magical ponies celebrate friendship and fun in this adventure set twenty years in the past! Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, and the rest of your favorite fillies are young foals—surely things can’t get too crazy, right?! One thing’s for sure: no matter what escapades they face, the magic of friendship will see them through!

Star Trek: IDW 20/20

By Peter David (writer) and J.K. Woodward (artist)
Twenty years before he took command of the U.S.S. Enterprise-D, Jean-Luc Picard sat in the captain’s chair of the U.S.S. Stargazer. Picard served with distinction aboard the Stargazer for many years on his way to becoming the most respected captain in Starfleet. But in this early mission, Picard shows us a vulnerable side as well as glimpses of the brilliant tactician he would become.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: IDW 20/20

By Paul Allor (writer) and Dave Wachter (artist)
Meet the Turtles of tomorrow in this adventure set 20 years in the future! The Utrom Civil War rages across Earth. When news of a backup Technodrome threatens hundreds of millions of innocent lives, it’s up to the Turtles to do what they do best—save the world.

Preview: Ghostbusters: Crossing Over #6

Ghostbusters: Crossing Over #6

Erik Burnham (w) • Dan Schoening (a & c)

The Ghostbusters need every missing ghost back to properly recalibrate their rapidly malfunctioning containment unit, and so far, they’ve recaptured them all! But this time, something stands in their way—and his name is Louis Tully!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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