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Ghostbusters Crossing Over 2 is the second of an eight issue maxi-series by IDW Publishing.

PlotEdit

Thanks to an accident involving a knockoff trans-dimensional portal, some dangerous entities have been released from the ecto-containment unit... and the Ghostbusters will need help to recapture them all. To complicate matters, this issue also features an unexpected visitation, ill omens, and Janine fretting about the future... all this and more in Part 2 of our 8-part mega-crossover event! [1]

CastEdit

Jillian Holtzmann

Ron Alexander

Winston Zeddemore

Egon Spengler

Ray Stantz

Janine Melnitz

Jenny Moran

Peter Venkman

Peter's Spirit Guide

Gareth Dibello

Kylie Griffin

Ghostbusters of Dimension 68-Q

Kevin Tanaka

Mike the Golem

Robo-Buster of 68-V

Ghostbusters of Dimension 68-M

Ghostbusters of Dimension 11-W

Alan Crendall of 50-S

Gabriel Sitter of 50-S

Bridget Gibbons of 50-S

Samuel Hazer of 50-S

Egon Spengler of 68-R

Peter Venkman of 68-R

Winston Zeddemore of 68-R

Ray Stantz of 68-R

Slimer of 68-R

Kylie Griffin of 68-E

Eduardo Rivera of 68-E

Roland Jackson of 68-E

Garrett Miller of 68-E

Slimer of 68-E

Special Agent Melanie Ortiz

Chicago Ghostbusters

Rookie

Dani Shpak

Lou Kamaka

Kevin Beckman

Patty Tolan

Erin Gilbert

Abby Yates

Ghostbusters of Dimension 35-N

EquipmentEdit

Remote Portal Access Band

Containment Observation TV

Containment Unit

Proton Pack

Particle Thrower

Interspatial Teleportation Unit

Ecto Goggles

ItemsEdit

Wise Natural Potato Chips

Pringles

EnvironmentalEdit

Red Ectoplasm

LocationsEdit

Firehouse

Pequod's

550 Central Park West

Warehouse

DevelopmentEdit

On December 11, 2017, Erik Burnham revealed he expects to start on Issue #2 this week. [2]

On December 20, 2017, Tom Waltz posted the black and white unlettered version of Cover B by Tim Lattie. [3] Lattie revealed he just turned it in 5 minutes prior to Waltz posting it online. [4]

On December 21, 2017, Tom Waltz posted the colored version of Cover A by Dan Schoening and Luis Antonio Delgado. [5]

On December 22, 2017, Tom Waltz posted the colored version of Cover B. [6]

On January 24, 2018, April solicits revealed the logline, April 25 release date, and Sara Richard drew the RI cover. [7]

On January 29, 2018, Tom Waltz revealed the RI Cover. [8]

On February 19, 2018, Erik Burnham hinted at a crazy first page. [9]

On February 23, 2018, Tom Waltz posted two panels of Dan Schoening's WIPs of an irate Winston. [10]

On March 8, 2018, Tom Waltz revealed a colored panel with "Dana Barrett", Ellen Gold, Gozer, Hungry Manitou, and Sandman. [11]

On March 14, 2018, Erik Burnham confirmed Issue #2 is done and off to the printer. [12]

On April 12, 2018, Tom Waltz announced the release date was changed from April 25 to April 18. He included a panel of Janine whistling. [13]

On April 16, 2018, a cover, credits, and 5 page preview was posted. [14]

TriviaEdit

  • The Diamond Order Code is FEB180387.
  • Cover A
  • Cover B
  • Cover RI
  • What Came Before
  • Dramatis Personae
  • Page 1
  • Page 2
  • Page 3
    • Holtzmann mentions Abby, Erin, Patty, and Kevin.
    • Holtzmann mentions meeting the Prime team in Ghostbusters 101.
    • In panel 4, the middle arcade is from the Firehouse 2nd floor in Ghostbusters: The Video Game, Stylized Versions.
    • In panel 5, on the shelf is a can of Ecto Cooler from the 2016 promotion.
    • Holtzmann refers to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as alien lizards.
    • In panel 6, on the two green screens are from stage 1 of the Ghostbusters II Game Boy.
  • Page 4
    • Jenny hates hospitals.
    • Janine is wearing a coat her animated counterpart wore in The Real Ghostbusters episode "Ghost Busted" when they found Slimer mistakenly helping a jewel thief.
    • Janine and Jenny are at a Pequod's, the coffee chain introduced back in Volume 1 of the ongoing series.
    • Jenny's outfit is based on an outfit worn by Donna Dixon in the early 1980s TV Show "Bosom Buddies" season 2 episode 2 "There's No Business...".
    • In panel 2, immediately right of Janine's left arm is a logo referencing El's Diner from The Real Ghostbusters episode "The Man Who Never Reached Home".
    • In panel 2, in the drink case are:
      • Top: The 1989 Ghost in a Can England Ghostbusters II promotion with the Slimer side facing outwards.
      • Bottom: A carton of milk from Stantz Dairy Farm. The label is a nod to the location and misspelled sign in The Real Ghostbusters episode "Dairy Farm".
      • Both: Yuppie Water from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Short Stuff".
    • In panel 2, behind Jenny, are Ghostbusters themed snacks:
    • Janine mentions Peter's next of kin.
    • Janine mentions Walter Peck.
  • Page 5
    • Janine tells Jenny about the job offer Peck made to her last issue.
    • On Peter's right is the Bruce doll that Janine delivered on Ray's behalf at the end of Volume 1 Issue #7.
  • Page 6
    • Peter does his Dah! from the first movie.
    • Peter refers to when he was possessed by the Hungry Manitou during the Schenectady Fantastic Land bust in Volume 1 Issue #6 and #7 where he spoke to it in his mind.
    • The voice's suggestion of "repossession" and Peter's quip about softballs is a nod to the 1990 movie "Repossessed" which as a parody of "The Exorcist".
    • The glowing door is a nod to when Zuul possessed Dana Barrett in Chapter 16: Dogs Drag Dana of the first movie
    • Peter refers to Alice, the title character from Alice in Wonderland.
  • Page 7
    • The room recreates Dana's kitchen from the first movie in Chapter 14: Welcome Aboard.
    • Peter's outfit is based on the one he wore to his initial investigation in Chapter 10: Checking Out Dana in the first movie.
    • The entity takes on the form of Dana Barrett from the first montage in Chapter 14 in the first movie down to her chopping vegetables.
    • In panel 1, on the microwave clock is "19:84" - a nod to the first movie.
    • Peter reveals Dana doesn't do broccoli.
      • In the montage, Dana was chopping carrots and celery.
  • Page 8
    • Jenny jumping into Peter's mind was a last minute addition by Erik Burnham. [15]
  • Page 10
    • Ray and Egon talk about their experiment and Peter's accident from last issue.
    • Holtzmann is eating from a stand-in for Pringles she ate in the 2016 movie at Aldridge. It appeared on last issue's Cover B but the whole name is currently unknown.
    • Ron's outfit is based on one worn by Chevy Chase's character in "Caddyshack" when he gave Danny some advise during a tee-time.
  • Page 11
  • Page 12
    • When Ron was part of Janine's New Ghostbusters, the team encountered Gareth Dibello in Volume 2 Issue #2 at Central Park.
    • Ron alludes to Melanie Ortiz. She got Dibello's attention by taunting him with the discovery of his victims' bodies.
  • Page 13
    • Multiple portals generate from the teleportation unit just like Ron and Holtzmann's unit did last issue.
  • Page 15
  • Page 16
  • Page 17
  • Page 18
    • Ray wears civies based on those worn by his counterpart in The Real Ghostbuters. He previously wore them in Volume 2 Issue #5.
  • Page 19
    • In panel 1, the foot X-ray is from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Doctor, Doctor".
    • Peter quotes Dorothy from the end of "The Wizard of Oz".
    • Ray refers to the Scarecrow character from Oz.
    • Peter mentions ex-U.S. President Jimmy Carter.
    • Peter alludes to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
    • In panel 4, Egon is wearing his suit and vest outfit from the first movie.
  • Page 20
    • In the upper left are the 'Saturday Morning' Ghostbusters from Slimer!
      • The Virtual Trading Card released online on March 27, 2018 revealed they inhabit the dimension designated 68-Q.
    • Next to the 'Saturday Morning' Peter is Kevin Tanaka.
    • Under the 'Saturday Morning' Ghostbusters are the Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime video game's junior team, last seen in Annual 2018.
    • Under the Sanctum of Slime video game's junior team are The Real Ghostbusters and Slimer, last seen in Annual 2018.
    • Right of Kevin Tanaka is the Robo-Buster of Dimension 68-V, revealed in the Virtual Trading Card of March 29, 2018.
    • Center top are Ghostbusters based on the Penguin-Hunters from the Tokyo ESP Scene 3 episode, last seen in Get Real #2.
    • Below the Penguin-Hunters are the Extreme Ghostbusters and Slimer. The Virtual Trading Card from March 6, 2018 revealed they are in Dimension 68-E and not the same as The Real Ghostbusters.
    • Below the Extreme Ghostbusters are the Ghostbusters and Slimer based on sprites from the New Ghostbusters II Video Game, last seen in Get Real #2.
      • Dan Schoening added these Ghostbusters, prompting Erik Burnham to come up with a back story for them. [16]
    • Right of Penguin-Hunter Egon is Mike the Golem of Dimension 68-V, last seen in Annual 2018.
    • Below Mike is Melanie Ortiz.
    • Top right corner are the Ghostbusters from Ghostbusters: The Video Game, Stylized Versions, last seen in Get Real #2.
    • Below the Stylized Versions team are the Chicago Ghostbusters.
    • Right of Ron is Kevin Beckman.
    • Below the Chicago Ghostbusters are the Answer The Call Ghostbusters.
    • The last time the Saturday Morning Ghostbusters, Sanctum of Slime junior team, Real Ghostbusters, Extreme Ghostbusters, the team based on the Penguin-Hunters, the team from the Stylized Versions , and the team based on New Ghostbusters II sprites all appeared in the same issue was Get Real Issue #2.
  • Page 21
    • The 68-R designation was revealed on Winston's Virtual Trading Card on February 27, 2018.
    • The events of Get Real Issue #1 and Proteus are mentioned.
    • In the upper right, the DS- code ends in the 15 easter egg.
    • The notes mention the Winstons enlisted in different military branches. The prime Winston was with the Marine Corps, the RGB Winston was with the Air Force - also revealed in his trading card.
    • Janine, Slimer, and the Sedgewick Hotel of The Real Ghostbusters are mentioned.
    • Cait Banner is alluded to.
    • Slimer's adoption, seen in The Real Ghostbusters episode "Citizen Ghost", is mentioned.
    • The fact it was a cartoon is riffed on.
    • The no hiatus between Gozer and Vigo is mentioned. Vigo was referenced in The Real Ghostbusters episode "Partners in Slime".
    • The potential leak in the Real Ghostbusters' Containment Unit came up in Get Real Issue #2 and served as an in-universe explanation for Dan Schoening's easter eggs.
    • The P.K.E. Meter is mentioned.
    • The Peters' argument about payment for the flow of ghosts from Get Real Issue #2 is brought up.
    • The 68-R capture was a Fairy Poltergeist at the Bronx Zoo in Get Real Issue #2 that was visually based on the Makoveris Lotsabucks.
      • There is a typo of "86" instead of "68".
    • The file photos are borrowed from episodes of The Real Ghostbusters:
  • The events of last issue are summarized on the What Came Before of Ghostbusters Crossing Over Issue #3.
  • On the Dramatis Personae Page 2 of Crossing Over #3, the images used for the characters are:
    • Egon from Ghostbusters Crossing Over #2, page 20, panel 2.
    • Winston from Ghostbusters Crossing Over #2, page 20, panel 2.
    • Ray from Ghostbusters Crossing Over #2, page 20, panel 2.
    • Peter from Ghostbusters Crossing Over #2, page 20, panel 2.
  • On page 1 of Crossing Over #3, the second panel reuses the second panel from page 20 of the previous issue.
  • On page 3 of Crossing Over #3, Kevin summarizes the events of Ghostbusters Crossing Over Issue #1 and #2.
  • On page 5 of Crossing Over #3, Peter's coma in Ghostbusters Crossing Over Issue #2 is brought up.
  • The recruiting of Ghostbusters is mentioned in the What came before page of Ghostbusters Crossing Over Issue #4.

Also SeeEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Previews World Crossing Over #2 1/24/18
  2. erikburnham Tweet 12/11/17
  3. TomWaltz Tweet 12/20/17
  4. teamlattie Tweet reply 12/20/17
  5. TomWaltz Tweet 12/21/17
  6. TomWaltz Tweet 12/22/17
  7. Comic Book Resources "IDW Publishing Solicitations for April 2018" 1/24/18
  8. TomWaltz 1/29/18
  9. erikburnham Tweet 2/19/18
  10. TomWaltz Tweet 2/23/18
  11. TomWaltz Tweet 3/8/18
  12. erikburnham Tweet 3/14/18
  13. TomWaltz Tweet 4/12/18
  14. Comic Book Resources "Ghostbusters: Crossing Over #2 (Preview)" 4/16/18
  15. erikburnham Tweet #1 4/18/18
  16. erikburnham Tweet #2 4/18/18


GalleryEdit

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