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Preview: Ghostbusters: Spectral Shenanigans Vol. 2

Ghostbusters: Spectral Shenanigans Vol. 2

(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.

Ghostbusters: Spectral Shenanigans Vol. 2

Preview: Transformers/Ghostbusters #5

Transformers/Ghostbusters #5

Erik Burnham (w) • Dan Schoening (a) • Dan Schoening (c)

“GHOSTS 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 ends here!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers/Ghostbusters #5

Preview: Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary Collection

Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary Collection

(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!

Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary Collection

Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant Ltd. Head to NYCC 2019!

October is nearly upon us, and that means New York Comic-Con is almost here! Running from October 3rd to 6th, one of the largest pop culture conventions in America will have hundreds of exhibitors showing their wares – including Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant Ltd.! At Booth #1644, the companies will have upcoming products on display, and they will present a panel in room 1C03 at 4:00 on Saturday. Plus, exclusives! Three items will be on sale exclusively at NYCC, as well as other recent con exclusives, so read on for details and make booth #1644 your first stop!

Godzilla VInimates Mechagodzilla Glow-In-The-Dark Vinyl Figure

Being glow-in-the-dark makes everything cooler, so we’ve made this exclusive 4” vinyl figure of Mechagodzilla totally GITD! Is it radioactive? Who cares! Put him on your shelf and let him glow you to sleep at night. Designed by Barry Bradfield. Limited to 250 pieces, $10.

Godzilla VInimates Mechagodzilla Glow-In-The-Dark Vinyl Figure
Godzilla VInimates Mechagodzilla Glow-In-The-Dark Vinyl Figure

DC Comic Vinimates Batman Who Laughs Black-and-White Vinyl Figure

One of the creepiest characters to debut in DC Comics in recent years is the Batman Who Laughs. Now, the evil Bat-Joker from the Dark Multiverse returns to the Vinimates line in a completely black-and-white version. He’ll make you red all over! Designed by Barry Bradfield. Limited to 250 pieces, $10.

DC Comic Vinimates Batman Who Laughs Black-and-White Vinyl Figure
DC Comic Vinimates Batman Who Laughs Black-and-White Vinyl Figure

Real Ghostbusters Scared Mr. Stay-Puft Action Figure

He’s a sailor, he’s in New York, and he’s headed for NYCC! This 8” action figure of Mr. Stay-Puft, the Marshmallow Man, is fully articulated, and features an exclusive “scared” head sculpt. Packaged in a full-color box with a fifth panel window flap. Designed by Yuri Tming, sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. Limited to 500 pieces, $20.

Real Ghostbusters Scared Mr. Stay-Puft Action Figure
Real Ghostbusters Scared Mr. Stay-Puft Action Figure

Plus, it’ll be the last chance to get these SDCC exclusives:

Legends in 3D Marvel Comic SDCC X-Force Deadpool ½ Scale Bust, $150

Marvel Comics Gallery SDCC X-Force Deadpool PVC Diorama, $50

Muppets Select Deluxe Messy Swedish Chef Action Figure, $30

Pacific Rim Uprising Battle Damaged Gipsy Avenger Action Figure, $20

Star Wars Rebels Hera Syndulla Mini-Bust, $120

Star Wars Concept Sandtrooper Mini-Bust, $120

Preview: Transformers/Ghostbusters #4

Transformers/Ghostbusters #4

Erik Burnham (w) • Dan Schoening (a & c)

“GHOSTS 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” #4!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers/Ghostbusters #4

Hasbro Captures the Ghostbusters License

Ghostbusters

Today, Sony Pictures Consumer Products announced that Hasbro has been named the master toy licensee for Ghostbusters worldwide. Under the terms of the agreement, Hasbro will create a wide variety of toys inspired by the franchise and its entertainment properties globally designed to appeal to both fans of the original franchise, and a new generation of Ghostbusters around the world. Hasbro’s Ghostbusters line will be available in 2020, aligning with the highly anticipated new Ghostbusters movie that is slated for Summer 2020 in the U.S.

The upcoming product line marks a return to the Ghostbusters franchise by Hasbro. From 1986 to 1991, Kenner, which is now part of Hasbro, created and marketed The Real Ghostbusters toy line, with many of the original developers from Kenner still working with Hasbro. More recently, Hasbro collaborated with Sony Pictures to create the Transformers Generations Collaborative: Ghostbusters Mash-Up Ecto-1 Ectotron. Additionally, a Transformers / Ghostbusters crossover comic series is now available from IDW. These collaborations honor both brands’ 35th anniversaries this year. 

Preview: Transformers/Ghostbusters #3

Transformers/Ghostbusters #3

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!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers/Ghostbusters #3

Preview: Transformers/Ghostbusters #2 (of 5)

Transformers/Ghostbusters #2 (of 5)

Erik Burnham (w) • Dan Schoening (a & c)

“GHOSTS 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!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Transformers/Ghostbusters #2

SDCC 2019: Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant Ltd.’s Exclusives

San Diego Comic-Con is fast approaching, and Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant Ltd. will be there! Not only will they present a panel on Saturday at 12:00, they’ll also bring a bunch of awesome exclusive products that will be for sale at booth #2607. Check out the list below, and put them on your to-get list, because quantities are limited!

Real Ghostbusters Action Figures Spectral GB Box Set

The classic tan costumes return with a surprise twist in this new Ghostbusters action figures box set! Composed of ectoplasmic energy, the Spectral Ghostbusters step off the screen and into your hands, their first time in the 7” Select scale! The creepy quartet are joined by an exclusive angry Mr. Stay-Puft and an exclusive Spectral Terror Dog. Designed by Yuri Tming, sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. $120

Lost in Space Vinimates Retro B9 Vinyl Figure

B9 goes back in time in this new exclusive Vinimates vinyl figure! Decked out in a classic red-and-blue paint scheme inspired by the tin toys of yesteryear, this 4-inch vinyl toy comes in a full-color window box. Designed by Limited to 250 pieces. $10

Forbidden Planet Vinimates Retro Robby Vinyl Figure

Robby the Robot gets a new paint job in this new exclusive Vinimates vinyl figure! Sporting a classic red-and-blue color scheme inspired by the tin toys of yesteryear, this 4-inch vinyl toy comes in a full-color window box. Limited to 250 pieces. $10

Invader Zim Vinimates Extra Doom Vinyl Figure 2-Pack

Doom! This exclusive Extra Doom Edition of Zim and Gir shows them at their most evil, all shadowy and doom-forecasting. Each 4-inch-scale vinyl figure has an articulated head, and both come packaged in a full-color window box. Limited to 250 pieces. Designed by Barry Bradfield! $20

John Wick VInimates Chapter 1 Vinyl Figure

John Wick is back, and this time he brought a change of clothes! Wearing his classic white shirt-black suit combo from the first film, John is ready for revenge at 4 inches tall, with an articulated head. Packaged in a full-color window box, limited to 250 pieces. Designed by Barry Bradfield! $10

Iron Giant Vinimates Weathered Vinyl Figure

Check out the Metal Man! The Iron Giant is his shiniest ever in this new, exclusive paint scheme. Painted in a metallic paint with weathering effects, this 4-inch vinyl figure has an articulated neck, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Limited to 250 pieces. Designed by Barry Bradfield! $10

Pacific Rim Uprising Battle Damaged Gipsy Avenger Action Figure

The main Jaeger of Pacific Rim Uprising rejoins the fight in this exclusive battle-damaged variant figure. With the scars of a Kaiju battle all over, she stands nearly 8 inches tall and features multiple points of articulation. Packaged on a blister card. Sculpted by BigShot ToyWorks. Limited to only 250 pieces. $20

Muppets Select Deluxe Messy Swedish Chef Action Figure

Bork bork bork! The Swedish Chef has caused a kitchen catastrophe in this exclusive variant action figure from the Muppets Select line. With food splattered all over his apron, he comes with a slew of food and dishes, plus a table to cook on and even a chicken! Packages in a full-color window box with fifth panel. Limited to only 500 pieces. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. $30

Star Trek Starship Legends Gold Enterprise NCC-1701-C

The Enterprise C has left space dock, and her first stop is SDCC! Painted gold as it is often seen on the walls of the Enterprise, this model of the Enterprise C measures approximately 16 inches long, the first time the iconic ship has been done in this scale. Packaged in a full-color window box, it includes a display stand. Limited to only 250 pieces. $60.00

Star Wars Concept Sandtrooper Mini-Bust

This exclusive mini-bust is inspired by the pre-visualization artwork of the original Star Wars films. Depicting one of the first known illustrations of a sandtrooper, this 6-inch scale bust is limited to 750 pieces and comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Designed and sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. $120

DC Premier Collection Harley Quinn Gem Edition Statue

Harley’s got the diamonds, and now you can get Harley! This exclusive limited-edition statue of Harley Quinn shows her holding one of the Joker’s Jokerfish, and has real diamonds set into the leg of her costume! Measuring approximately 11 inches tall, it was hand-sculpted by Clayburn Moore and includes a certificate of authenticity. Limited to only 200 pieces. $200

Marvel Comics Gallery SDCC X-Force X-23 as Wolverine PVC Diorama

She’s back in black – and grey! Laura Kinney, a.k.a. X-23, a.k.a. the all-new Wolverine, changes her clothes in this Comic-Con-exclusive Marvel Gallery PVC Diorama. Striking a menacing pose in her grey-and-black X-Force uniform, Laura stands approximately 9 inches tall atop an X-logo base and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Uriel Caton, sculpted by Sam Greenwell. Limited to 6,000 pieces. $50

Marvel Comics Gallery SDCC X-Force Deadpool PVC Diorama

Deadpool returns to SDCC in style! Unfortunately, his ride got trashed along the way, and Deadpool is posed atop a destroyed taco truck base, sporting bunny slippers and wielding twin finger guns with the safeties off! This exclusive X-Force Edition of Deadpool stands approximately 10 inches tall and is made of high-quality PVC with collectible-quality paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Cortes Studios! Limited to 10,000 pieces. $150

Legends in 3D Marvel Comic SDCC X-Force Deadpool ½ Scale Bust

X-Force Assemble! This exclusive ½ scale bust of the Merc with a Mouth in his X-Force colors measures approximately 10 inches tall with exacting sculpted details and the highest level of paint applications. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, this hand-numbered resin bust comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color, hand-numbered box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! $50

DC Gallery SDCC Speed Force Flash PVC Diorama

Time to enter the Speed Force! This exclusive 9-inch scale PVC diorama of the Flash racing across a wave is the latest in the DC Gallery line. Made from high-quality plastic, this detailed translucent sculpture delivers the look of a resin statue at a fraction of the price, and is in scale to all Gallery and Femme Fatales PVC dioramas. Flash Fact: It comes packaged in a full-color window box, and is limited to only 7,000 pieces! Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Joe Menna. $50

Marvel Gallery SDCC Captain Marvel SHIELD PVC Diorama

She’s Carol Danvers, Agent of SHIELD! Captain Marvel dons the black and silver of a SHIELD operatice in this SDCC-exclusive Marvel Gallery PVC Diorama. Striking a graceful pose in her new uniform, Laura stands approximately 10 inches tall atop a logo base, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Uriel Caton, sculpted by Alejandro Pereira. Limited to 4,000 pieces. $50

ON THE SHOW FLOOR:

Ghostbusters Movie Slimed Action Figures Box Set

Available at participating retailers on the show floor (get a list at booth #2401)! To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the classic horror-comedy Ghostbusters, Diamond Select Toys has created the ultimate movie collectible – the slimed action figure 4-pack! Featuring Peter, Ray, Egon and Winston in their slimed appearances, each action figure features approximately 16 points of articulation, as well as interchangeable hands, removable walkie-talkies and more. Packaged in a full-color window box with a fifth panel, this set is limited to only 1984 pieces! Designed by Yuri Tming, sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. SRP: $80

Review: Transformers/Ghostbusters #1

Transformers/Ghostbusters #1

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

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