The new Ghostbusters, who made their appearance in this years Ghostbusters movie will taking the leap into the comic pages beginning in March 2017! But they won’t be alone. They will be joined by the original Ghostbusters for a brand new series from IDW, Ghostbusters 101.
Holtzmann, Yates, Tolan, and Gilbert will cross paths with Venkman, Stantz, Zeddemore, and Spengler. The new series will come from the creative minds of Erick Burnham, Dan Schoening, and Luis Antonio Delgado.
The story will see the original Ghostbusters acting as teachers for a new generation of ghostbusters. But an interdimensional mishap merges the universes of the original Ghostbusters with that of the new paranormal police. The fate of both dimensions will be in the balance and the two teams will have to come together to defeat possibly their greatest supernatural challenge ever. There will be mass hysteria, but the Ghostbusters will Answer the Call!
This new series will take place in IDW’s long-running Ghostbusters continuity.
“I’ve always wanted to meld the two worlds,” said Ivan Reitman, Co-founder, Ghost Corps. “It would be great fun to see them all together for the first time and I think it’s important for the future that we bring it back into a single universe.”
“When we found out Sony and Ghost Corps were ready to let IDW play in the Ghostbusters: Answer the Call sandbox, we were beyond ecstatic,” said series editor Tom Waltz. “Abby, Erin, Patty, and Holtzmann are such fun characters, and to be able to have them join forces with the original ‘busting crew (as well as our expansive roster of fan-favorite supporting characters) is a wonderful creative opportunity for all involved. And in the undeniably capable hands of Erik Burnham, Dan Schoening, and Luis Delgado, I’m confident it will prove to be a proton blast of epic proportions — for both old and new fans of this sensational franchise.”
“Ghostbusters continues to resonate with fans and maintaining a fresh narrative is critical to our long-term consumer products strategy,” said Jamie Stevens, EVP, Sony Pictures Entertainment Worldwide Consumer Products. “We are thrilled to have IDW as our partner. Aside from an incredible creative team, they have continued to bring big ideas that deliver on that promise.”
Ghostbusters 101 will feature variant covers from Erica Henderson and Tim Lattie with main covers by Dan Schoening and Luis Antonio Delgado. The main covers will be part of six inter-connected images featuring the full cast of characters.