It’s the crossover that had to happen! Or at least it already has on our bedroom floors and toy stores during the 80s and 90s. IDW has announced (via CBR) in their January 2014 solicitations that their big crossover will be The X-Files Conspiracy. The “event of the year sees characters from The X-Files interact with the Ghostbusters, Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and The Crow! Be prepared for some serious variant covers. Kicking things off is a two-part X-Files special that will presumably bookend the entire conspiracy:
The X-Files: Conspiracy #1 (of 2)—GEM OF THE MONTH
Paul Crilley (w) • John Stanisci (a) • Miran Kim (c)
The event of the year begins here! When The Lone Gunmen discover Internet files from future, they learn that a plague will soon wipe out most of humanity. With Agents Mulder and Scully working one lead, the Gunmen must spring into action and investigate several urban legends: a group of ghost-hunters, mutant turtles that live in the sewers, shape-changing alien robots, and a vengeful spirit from beyond the grave!
This is immediately followed that month by a spotlight issue featuring The Ghostbusters:
The X-Files: Conspiracy: Ghostbusters—SPOTLIGHT
Erik Burnham (w) • Salvador Navarro (a) • Miran Kim (c)
The Conspiracy continues! The Lone Gunmen investigate their first lead, the Ghostbusters. Are they frauds and charlatans, bilking unwitting clients out of money? Or do they have special insight into the afterlife? And how are they connected to the plague that’s poised to wipe out humanity?
The cover art for these issues can be found below. Click images to embiggen.