More Details and Cover Art for Transformers/Ghostbusters Crossover Comic from IDW
This weekend saw the reveal of Ectotron, the Transformers Collaborative release mashing up Ghostbusters with Transformers, and even news of an accompanying five issue mini-series from IDW Publishing. Now, thanks to an article on io9, we have some more info and our first look at artwork for the series.
When the Transformers pick up on a strange Cybertronian signal emanating from Earth, they travel to the planet only to discover that the threat waiting for them there is something that Venkman, Spengler, Stantz, and Zeddemore are perfectly suited to help them take on.
The five-issue series will feature a variety of variant covers illustrated by Dan Schoening, Paulina Ganucheau, Nick Roche, and Alex Milne, and hits stores this June.
Following the news of Hasbro’s Transformers and Ghostbusters toy collaboration, IDW Publishing has its own team-up to debut. The two franchises are set to cross over in a new comic book miniseries from Erik Burnham, Dan Schoening, and Luis Antonio Delgado—the creative team behind the publisher’s Transformers comics.
“1984 was a seismic shift for entertainment, the year that launched both Transformers and Ghostbusters,” said John Barber, IDW Editor-in-Chief. “Back then, Little John Barber was right there for Transformers and a little scared of Ghostbusters—but now, I’m a bit braver and can’t wait to see the two worlds collide.”
Seen above is the full spread of the five connecting covers for the series. One particularly tantalizing detail is the blacked out third cover featuring a “top secret” character! It was said at Toy Fair that Ectotron may not be the only Collaborative toy we’d be seeing. Who might this mystery character be? Starscream can be seen in the upper right, so a ghost Starscream is out. Series icons Optimus Prime and Megatron do seem to be conspicuously missing from the spread, might it be one of them? Or perhaps another new character like Ectotron? Time will tell, though this fan would love to see a new, officially-a-terror-dog, Horri-bull!
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