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
Chaos! comes to Hyboria in December’s Red Sonja: Age of Chaosfrom Dynamite!
This fight and fright-filled new limited series is written by returning Sonja scribe Erik Burnham. Joining him on art is the one and only Jonathan Lau. Burnham is bringing the present into the past, with a Chaos! invasion of the Hyborean Age. A cosmic level spat between Mistress Hel and Lady Demon leaves Sonja and characters like Chastity, Evil Ernie, Purgatori, Jade and more stuck in the middle. Alliances will be made to combat this mayhem and great evil, but Sonja may have to resort to something she never would have guessed – enlisting the help of her sworn enemy, Kulan Gath!
New readers can come into this series with no prior knowledge. However, fans may recall Erik contributed to the previous ongoing Red Sonja volume helmed by Amy Chu and Carlos Gomez. The series’ central arc, titled Worlds Away, threw the She-Devil with a Sword into the far-flung future of modern-day New York City. That fish out of water premise allowed for fan-favorite scenes of levity and new challenges for the heroine. This time around, Sonja has the home advantage. Burnham has teased that there may be callbacks and Easter eggs in this new series for fans of that previous run.
For a series with so many fan-favorite characters, Dynamite is treating fans to a cornucopia of covers blending the sword and sorcery aesthetic of Sonja, the blood-soaked terror of Chaos! and the epic crossover aspect of the series! Leading the pack is painter and Dynamite legend Lucio Parrillo, depicting Sonja and Purgatori locked in mortal combat and drawing blood. Alan Quah captures that crossover chaos with nearly the full roll call on his cover – but there are more surprises in the series of course! Ale Garza and Cian Tormey add their special touch to covers. While the Hyrkanian Hero is represented in cosplay by Shannon Kingston, following her run on covers for Birth of the She-Devil.
(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”
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The IDW Collection, Vol. 9
Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Stan Sakai, Rich
Douek, Erik Burnham, Bobby Curnow (w) • Mateus Santolouco, Stan Sakai, Dave
Wachter, Pablo Tunica, Aaron Conley, Sophie Campbell (a) • Dan Duncan (c)
Agent Bishop’s long-gestating hunt for mutants
begins in earnest and no one is safe! The Mutanimals are the first targets, but
the Turtles’ turn will come soon enough, and they’ll be hounded like never
before. Alopex and Nobody are looking for a little rest and relaxation but get
more than they ask for when they become the unwilling guests of a never-ending
party thrown by the hedonistic Toad Baron! Plus, Karai has always embodied the
Foot Clan. With the Clan under the control of Splinter, what path will she take
during her travels in Japan? Danger and intrigue await her, Koya, and Bludgeon!
Collects issues #67-72 of the ongoing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe issues #9-15, and the TMNT/Usagi Yojimbo crossover.
HC • FC • $49.99 • 336 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-501-2
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!
One by one, the Spiders fell into Kraven’s
web, but now the final showdown looms on a battlefield of the hunter’s choosing.
Could this be the end for Peter, Miles, and Gwen? All-new web-slinging action
in the Mighty Marvel Manner!
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