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
writer: Erik Burnham artist: Ediano Silva cover: Jay Anacleto FC | 132 pages | $19.99 | Teen+
CONTAINS: ISSUES 1-5 + BONUS CONTENT!
The encounter that was destined to happen! When an alien scout ship crashes on Mars, Dejah Thoris must risk reigniting war with the Green Martians and becoming dinner for the white apes. But the stakes are raised so much higher when the ship is revealed to carry Vampirella, who is on a desperate mission of survival-one that might end before it truly begins!
Now that Peter, Miles, and Gwen have joined forces, nothing can
stop them! Except maybe for homework and an internship at the Daily Bugle. Not
to mention being stalked by a most dangerous foe… Kraven the Hunter!
Writer: Amy Chu, Erik Burnham Artist: Carlos Gomez Cover: John Royle 132 Pages | $19.99 | Teen+
Following the defeat of Kulan Gath, Sonja discovers her trusty sword has a secret history as the legendary Blade of Skath and faces a decision: does she keep her steel, or return it to its rightful Cimmerian owner?
Now that Peter, Miles, and Gwen have joined
forces, nothing can stop them! Except maybe for homework and an internship at
the Daily Bugle. Not to mention a new villain in their midst… All-new
web-slinging action in the Mighty Marvel Manner!
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.
writer: Erik Burnham artist: Ediano Silva covers: Carlo Pagulayan (A), Jay Anacleto (B), Stephen Segovia (C), Joe Jusko (D), Vampirella Cosplay (E), Dejah Thoris Cosplay (F) Joe Jusko (RI-Virg), Jay Anacleto (RI-B/W), Stephen Segovia (RI-B/W), Dejah Thoris Cosplay (RI-Virg), Vampirella Cosplay (RI-Virg) FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+
The vampiric refugees from the planet Drakulon are finally here, and the many races of Mars have united to stand against them, by any means necessary. Does Vampirella have any hope of saving what’s left of her race? It all ends here — but does it all end for the people of Drakulon… or the people of Mars?