If I were in charge of Marvel, I wouldn't have bothered doing all this 'stretched-thin' approach with all their titles. Instead, I'd implement a back-to-basics approach for the entire line: ONE Avengers book, ONE Fantastic Four book, ONE X-Men book, ONE book each for Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Spider-Man, and other deserving characters, ONE S.H.I.E.L.D. book, and a revival of the big anthology titles--Strange Tales, Tales of Suspense, Journey into Mystery, and Tales to Astonish--so the other characters, new and old, get their turn. None of this multiple franchise deadweight, an embargo on big crossover events, and plenty of breathing room for creators. And if the execs don't like it, they can just stick their $10 million up their shorts.
I loved the first issue, I can't wait for the rest! I've already even started coming up with an idea for an animated direct-to-DVD feature adaptation. My voice cast would consist of:
+The IDW Ghostbusters
-Frank Welker as Peter Venkman--Welker is the most recent voice of Garfield, a character shared by two former Venkmans, Bill Murray and Lorenzo Music.
-Dan Akroyd returns as Ray Stanz
-Maurice LaMarche returns as Egon Spengler--his voice was dead-on for Harold Ramis in the old show.
-Ernie Hudson returns as Winston Zeddemore
+The Real Ghostbusters
-Dave Coulier returns as Peter Venkman--he took over for Music in later seasons of the show, and I'd figure it'd help differentiate him further from IDW Peter.
-Frank Welker returns as Ray Stanz
-Maurice LaMarche returns as Egon Spengler
-Arsenio Hall returns as Winston Zeddemore--he was the original voice of Winston in the cartoon, and unfortunately last year we lost the second voice, the late great Buster Jones. I figured it'd be Arsenio's way of paying him back.
And finally, Sean Bean in a rare semi-comedic turn as Proteus, the main villain of the piece.