(W) Erik Burnham (A/CA) Dan Schoening In Shops: Mar 25, 2020 SRP: $3.99
In anticipation of the new Ghostbusters feature film coming to theaters Summer 2020, we look back at the Boys in Grey’s first year on the job, showcasing never before seen adventures!
It’s PETER VENKMAN’S turn to be interviewed for the Ghostbusters biography, and he proves to be an elusive subject… until he gets to talking about the national news made by the pretty pesky poltergeist that was haunting a fashionable New York dance club! Disco may have died, but that doesn’t mean it won’t come back! Ghostbusters: Year One continues here!
writer: Erik Burnham artist: Jonathan Lau covers: Lucio Parrillo (A), Alan Quah (B), Alé Garza (C), Kunkka (D), Shannon Kingston Cosplay (E) Derrick Chew #4 Sneak Peek Cover (RI), Derrick Chew Monochromatic #4 Sneak Peek Cover (RI), Lucio Parrillo “Pure Pencil” Sketch Cover (RI/BW), Shannon Kingston Cosplay (RI-Virgin), Lucio Parrillo (RI/BW), Alan Quah “Pure Pencil” Sketch Cover (RI/BW Virgin), Icon Edition Cover: Adam Hughes (RI), Icon Edition Cover: Michael Turner (RI), Lucio Parrillo CGC-Graded Cover FC | 32 pages | Fantasy/Horror | $3.99 | Teen+
Red Sonja, paired with the half-vampire Chastity, is on the path to setting things right, restoring the timeline and hopefully saving humanity in the process. But Chastity isn’t the only strange visitor from another time; Jade, Evil Ernie, and Purgatori have all come to Hyboria as well, and they’ve taken a shine to the savage world as an easy place to indulge their dangerous natures. They may not take so well to the notion of going home. (Plus, Ernie gets to ride a dragon, which is almost impossible where he comes from.) The She-Devil’s adventure in the Age of Chaos continues here!
Transformers/Ghostbusters Vol. 1 Ghosts of Cybertron
(W) Erik Burnham (A) Dan Schoening (CA) Nick Roche In Shops: Mar 04, 2020 SRP: $17.99
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 GHOSTBUSTERS!
(W) Erik Burnham (A/CA) Dan Schoening In Shops: Mar 04, 2020 SRP: $3.99
In anticipation of the new Ghostbusters feature film coming to theaters Summer 2020, we look back at the Boys in Grey’s first year on the job, showcasing never before seen adventures! Being interviewed for a book on the Ghostbusters, RAY STANTZ will relate some of his earlier days working with Venkman and Spengler, as well as tell the tale of their first concrete encounter with a ghost… and the eventual fate of that spectral librarian that chased them out of the New York Public Library!
writers: Erik Burnham, Daniel Maine artist: Daniel Maine covers: Catherine Nodet (A), Alé Garza (B), Daniel Maine (C) Daniel Maine (RI-B/W), Alé Garza (RI-B/W), Catherine Nodet (RI-B/W) FC | 32 pages | Horror | $3.99 | Mature
Chastity is up to her elbows in blood — some of it is even her own! And she’s out of allies and out of options. Forget saving the group of human trafficking victims she’s given her all to protect — she’s going to have a hard-enough time getting off an uncharted (for nefarious reasons) island she’s stranded on. Is this it for Chastity Jack?
writer: Erik Burnham artist: Jonathan Lau covers: Lucio Parrillo (A), Alan Quah (B), Derrick Chew (C), Alé Garza (D), Shannon Kingston Cosplay (E) Kunkka (RI), Kunkka (RI/Virgin), Derrick Chew Monochromatic Cover (RI), Shannon Kingston Cosplay (RI-Virgin), Lucio Parrillo (RI/BW), Alah Quah Sketch Cover (RI/BW Virgin), Icon Edition Cover: Gabriele Dell’otto (RI), Icon Edition Cover: Marc Silvestri (RI), Lucio Parrillo CGC-Graded Cover FC | 32 pages | Fantasy/Horror | $3.99 | Teen+
IT’S A PERSONAL QUEST SONJA’S EGO CAN’T ACCEPT.
Red Sonja is fully made to understand that her victory over Kulan Gath not only led to the invasion of her world by a whole new kind of evil, but may cause time itself to end… much to the delight of the goddess of death, Mistress Hel. Only Sonja can set things right — but what she needs to do so will cost her a bargain with Lady Demon, as well as a personal quest her ego doesn’t want to accept. Thankfully she has backup in the form of the half-vampire, Chastity — and a good thing, too. To fix the path of fate, Sonja will need all the help she can get! The AGE OF CHAOS continues here!
(W) Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Erik Burnham, Bobby Curnow, Matthew K. Manning (A) Cory Smith, Dan Schoening, Dave Watcher, Pablo Tunica, Adam Gorham (CA) Dan Duncan In Shops: Jan 22, 2020 SRP: $49.99
Turtles… in space! Krang is set to go on trial in Dimension X but he has hired the cybernetic assassin Hakk-R to eliminate the witnesses set to testify against him. Meanwhile, the Turtles race to different planets in Dimension X to escort the witnesses to safety before Hakk-R gets to them first! Then, an enemy from Master Splinter’s past is back and hungry for revenge. To get it, he’ll summon the most dangerous foe that the Turtles have ever encountered–the Collectors, shape-shifting demons that can pass through dimensions at will and cannot be stopped once they have been summoned to harvest a soul. To save themselves, the Turtles team up with the Ghostbusters, the only people who have ever faced the Collectors and lived to tell the tale.
Collects Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe issues #19-20, issues #73-75 of the ongoing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, the Dimension X mini-series, and the TMNT/Ghostbusters 2 crossover mini-series.
We know the story of the Ghostbusters from numerous films, animated shows, and comics. But, what about that first year in business: Ghostbusters: Year One #1 kicks off the untold stories of our favorite paranormal investigators.
Written by Erik Burnham, Ghostbusters: Year One #1 focuses on the “newest” of the original Ghostbusters, Winston Zeddemore. Framed as an interview with a journalist writing a book, we get to learn some details about his experience joining the team.
Burnham adds in details that fit quite well with what we know. It’s a nice “in addition” as opposed to a retcon. We learn about what Winston was doing before joining the team and even get to see some more of the questions he was asked in his interview. But, most importantly, we learn more about him as a person and how he fit into the group and his training. It’s a great example of expanding a known universe.
The art by Dan Schoening with color by Luis Antonio Delgado is unique and stands out. It’s a style you don’t see elsewhere with a cartoon-like quality about it. Schoening’s style is one that you don’t see elsewhere and it’s hard to describe. There’s a slight homage to the cartoon series but at the same time it’s own style. What’s solid is it works for the ghosts. It doesn’t skew to horror but still fits that genre. Delgado’s colors are key with the ethereal popping from the page. Neil Uyetake‘s lettering is also key in giving the ghosts a voice to themselves through the lettering style.
Ghostbusters: Year One #1 kicks off what feels like could be a fun series. I also expect there’s more to what’s presented. The team has a nice grasp of fitting in new knowledge and deliver enough winks and nods for long-time fans. A must for fans of Ghostbusters or want a good chuckle.
Story: Erik Burnham Art: Dan Schoening Color: Luis Antonio Delgado Letterer: Neil Uyetake Story: 8.15 Art: 8.15 Overall: 8.15 Recommendation: Buy
IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review
(W) Erik Burnham (A/CA) Dan Schoening In Shops: Jan 22, 2020 SRP: $3.99
In anticipation of the new Ghostbusters feature film coming to theaters Summer 2020, we look back at the Boys in Grey’s first year on the job, showcasing never before seen adventures! After defeating Gozer and becoming heroes in the city, county, and state of New York, a publisher has decided to cash in with a biography of the Boys in Grey and sends a writer to interview them all for background. He starts with WINSTON ZEDDEMORE, the first ‘buster hired into the supernatural start-up. Winston relates the story of his very first bust, so we can finally know what kind of… ahem, stuff he’s seen that’ll will turn you white!
writer: Erik Burnham artist: Jonathan Lau covers: Lucio Parrillo (A), Alan Quah (B), Cian Tormey (C), Alé Garza (D), Shannon Kingston Cosplay (E) Derrick Chew Full Color Sneak Peek Cover (RI), Derrick Chew Monochromatic Sneak Peek Cover (RI), Lucio Parrillo Sketch Cover (RI/Virgin), Cosplay (RI-Virgin), Alan Quah “Hellfire Red” Tinted Cover (RI), Alah Quah Sketch Cover (RI/Virgin), Icon Edition Cover: John Romita, Sr. & Jr. (RI), Icon Edition Cover: Jim Lee (RI), Lucio Parrillo CGC-Graded Cover, Shannon Kingston Signed Cosplay Cover FC | 32 pages | Fantasy/Horror | $3.99 | Teen+
The past meets the present with the future of literally everything at stake! The warrior Red Sonja has a plan to keep freshly killed wizard Kulan Gath from resurrecting himself again — but when the plan backfires, it allows a whole new kind of Chaos! to infest the Hyborean Age! Will these new beings be any easier to deal with than Kulan Gath, or has Sonja called a worse evil to her world? It’s the first chapter of a brand-new quest for the She-Devil — and it may be her hardest yet as for the first time ever, Red Sonja meets the badass characters of Chaos!