(W) Erik Burnham (A) Evan “Doc” Shaner, Blair Shedd, Erik Burnham (A/CA) Dan Schoening In Shops: Nov 06, 2019 SRP: $29.99
When an upstart paranormal investigation and elimination service calling itself the Ghost Smashers sets up shop in NYC, the Ghostbusters suddenly find themselves out of work and out of favor. But the Ghost Smashers are messing with some shaky science, and it’s only a matter of time before their incompetence threatens the entire world! Plus, what would happen if the Ghostbusters were really gone-like, in another dimension gone? A new group made up of some close friends and former foes will have to step up and don the proton packs. Collects issues #13-16 of the Ghostbusters series and issues #1-8 of the New Ghostbusters series.
Erik Burnham (w) • Dan Schoening (a) • Dan Schoening (c)
OF CYBERTRON,” Part 5! Out of the frying pan and into the
fire! Starscream isn’t the only ghostly Decepticon in the universe—or on Earth.
Megatron has manifested, he’s hungry for vengeance, and he’s not particular
about what he has to destroy to get it! Autobots, Decepticons, and the Boys in
Gray, too! The 35th anniversary celebration of TRANSFORMERS and Ghostbusters
(W) Erik Burnham, Cavan Scott, Devin Grayson, Jim Beard, Keith Dallas (A) Dan Schoening, Marcelo Ferreira, S. L. Gallant, Tim Lattie (CA) Anthony Marques In Shops: Sep 25, 2019 SRP: $15.99
Celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Ghostbusters with four spooktacular stories featuring different teams in all-new standalone adventures! Who Ya Gonna Call? You’ve got four teams to choose from as the original Ghostbusters, The Real Ghostbusters, the Answer The Call team, and the Extreme Ghostbusters are all at the ready!
Four standalone stories make this book easily accessible for new fans!
OF CYBERTRON”, PART 4! The Ghostbusters and their Autobot
allies search the greater New York City area for the missing ghost of
Starscream—and discover something much worse has been drawn to Earth. Can our
heroes overcome this evil ectoplasmic entity before it utterly annihilates
everything in order to achieve its ends? Find out in the penultimate chapter of
this team-up for the ages:TRANSFORMERS/GHOSTBUSTERS “GHOSTS OF CYBERTRON”
Erik Burnham (w)
• Dan Schoening (a) • Dan Schoening (c)
“GHOSTS OF CYBERTRON”, PART 3! The 35th anniversary meeting between
Transformers and Ghostbusters continues! Ectotron came to Earth and found a
situation far more complicated than he was expecting, which means Optimus Prime
is going to need to be brought into the picture. But until Optimus can arrive,
Ectotron takes the opportunity to join the Ghostbusters on a case and observe
the paranormal. And don’t forget about the ghost of Starscream!
OF CYBERTRON” Part 2! Okay. So. It seems as though there are giant robots who can
disguise themselves as vehicles out there in the universe, and, as it happens,
one of them has taken the place of Ecto-1. When the Ghostbusters discover this
replacement, they naturally have a lot of questions—and this time, even the
boys in gray might not believe the answers!
Transformers/Ghostbusters #1 shouldn’t work. One has to do with robots and the other ghosts. In fairness, Transformers did have the ghost of Starscream haunting Cybertron for a bit. But, the concept just sounds so out there. But it works. It really works and does so very well. Both Transformers and Ghostbusters are celebrating 35 years this year and IDW Publishing has put together this miniseries to celebrate (as well as Hasbro with the toy spinoff).
The story spins the original Ghostbusters film a bit with Gozer winding up on Cybertron a little after the Autobots fled the planet. From there the journey heads to Earth where a signal is discovered by the Autobots that they must investigate. And, the two teams come together.
What’s interesting is writer Erik Burnham spins familiar things we’ve seen mixing it up enough to be original but also leaving enough to be familiar. The new Autobot Ecto has a personality that is straight out of the Ghostbusters and the art by Dan Schoening feels like a combination of the Transformers and Ghostbusters cartoons.
All of it comes together to what is a surprisingly fun comic. I finished it with a smile on my face and wanting to read more immediately. It’s all set up but it’s a good one that’ll get you to want to come back for more. And it works really well using familiar things with a slightly different spin.
Transformers/Ghostbusters #1 is a comic I’m honestly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. I went in thinking a simple cash grab and came out smiling and wanting more. It’s a celebration of two properties that feel so far apart but its shown can work together.
Story: Erik Burnham Art: Dan Schoening Color: Luis Antonio Delgado Letters: Tom B. Long Story: 8.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation:Buy
IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review
“GHOSTS OF CYBERTRON” PART 1! After years of civil war, the Autobots fled Cyberton,
leaving their home planet in the evil clutches of Megatron and his Decepticons.
Years later and millions of miles away, the Autobots pick up a Cybertronian
distress signal from a mysterious planet called Earth. The ghostly signal
shouldn’t exist, and it’ll bring Optimus Prime and his team—including brand-new Autobot ECTOTRON—face-to-face with… the
35th Anniversary of the Ghostbusters is upon us!
Let’s celebrate with four spooktacular weekly comics featuring different
Ghostbuster teams in all-new standalone adventures!
First out of the Firehouse are the original ‘busting team of
Peter, Winston, Egon and Ray, who have seen a lot of things during their time
as paranormal investigators, but the latest case might just turn history on its
head! Could it be that they’ve found proof of… Atlantis? It’s a case full of
saltwater and slime with the ORIGINAL
Announced at Toy Fair with the reveal of the Ecto-1 Ectotron, IDW Publishing has officially announced Transformers/Ghostbusters and released a first look.
Written and illustrated by the long-time Ghostbusters creative team of Erik Burnham, Dan Schoening, and Luis Antonio Delgado, Transformers / Ghostbusters will span five issues, with the first issue’s variant covers featuring the artistic talents of Dan Schoening, Paulina Ganucheau, Nick Roche, and Alex Milne.
In the first chapter of the “Ghost of Cybertron” storyline, the Autobots – having escaped from the war that destroyed their home planet – trace a stray Cybertronian signal to the planet Earth. Investigating the otherworldly source will bring the Robots in Disguise face-to-face with the renowned professionals of paranormal investigation and elimination: Venkman, Spengler, Stantz, and Zeddmore!
The team-up that has been three-and-a-half decades in the making will tie in directly to the announced toy release, featuring appearances by the new Transformers character Ectotron… as well as yet-to-be-revealed crossover surprises that are sure to cause mass hysteria in both fandoms.
Both franchises launched in 1984 and see their 35th Anniversary in 2019.