Monday, March 9, 2015

Crossover Cover: What in Samhain Just Happened?

A television producer seeks out the Ghostbusters to clear a ghost out of his home, so that he can capture the bust on film. A DeLorean appears outside the ’Busters’ firehouse. After the Ghostbusters turn him down, the producer mentions that he’s heard of two brothers who are good at handling ghosts, “Remington…something like that.” A copy of the Necronomicon also appears. The DeLorean is probably the car from the Back to the Future film series. The brothers mentioned by the producer are Sam and Dean Winchester from the TV series Supernatural. IDW’s Ghostbusters comics must take place in the early ’90s, shortly after the end of the animated series The Real Ghostbusters. The Winchester brothers were children in the 1990s, and unlikely to have a reputation as monster hunters. However, they’ve magically time traveled many times over the course of the show, visiting the ’70s, the ’40s, the Old West, and a post-apocalyptic future, and have dealt with the fallout of an angel going back and saving the Titanic (though the timeline was restored by the end of the episode), so it’s not impossible that they may have spent some time in the early ’90s as well, possibly even traveling to that era in the DeLorean. The copy of the Necronomicon seen here is visually based on the one in The Real Ghostbusters episode “The Collect Call of Cthulhu.”

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