Discuss the Ghostbusters Comic from IDW, as well as the now defunct Ghostbusters: Legion series.
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By mrmichaelt
#4922497
July sales are in and TF/GB #2 sold 10,699 units. A drop of 6,786 from the first issue.
https://www.comichron.com/monthlycomics ... 19-07.html

EDIT: Few more bits from TF/GB #3
On the Pin-Up Calendar of Doom! in the tank with Slimer is Alana's robot form in the 80s animated series episode "Sea Change"

The last 4 digits of the phone number Janine wrote down might be James Avery's year of birth, 1945

The Icon Ghost art on Optimus is the one the Graffiti artist makes in the 2016 movie.
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EDIT 8/16: The RI cover for TF/GB #4 was posted on Diamond.
https://previewsworld.com/Catalog/JUL190694
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By groschopf
#4923050
November solicits are out. No GB comics that month.
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Well... at least we know there will be more coming since there's a film next year.

Even ATC helped keep the comic alive (because it sure seemed done after the first Tiamat story). Can't wait to see what 2020 will do for it. Hopefully they'll be able to write a story line that explains whatever interlude occurs between movies.

Hell, maybe Burnham and Schoening need a break before all of that ramps up. The deserve it, considering what they've done to keep the franchise alive.
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By mrmichaelt
#4923056
Well... at least we know there will be more coming since there's a film next year.

Even ATC helped keep the comic alive (because it sure seemed done after the first Tiamat story). Can't wait to see what 2020 will do for it. Hopefully they'll be able to write a story line that explains whatever interlude occurs between movies.

Hell, maybe Burnham and Schoening need a break before all of that ramps up. The deserve it, considering what they've done to keep the franchise alive.
We know the next series is a non-crossover and might be announced in October so perhaps it could start in December at the earliest but probably early 2020.

Yeah, Vol. 2 was pretty much the end of Chapter 1 and TMNT kicked off Chapter 2 and the interdimensional shenanigans that concluded with Crossing Over, imo. The 35th and Transformers seems to be the start of the next chapter.

Though looking ahead, the writings on the wall for the third TMNT crossover. The first one was late 2014. The second was late 2017. So... late 2020?

Curious to see if there be any tie-in material for the 2020 movie. Aside from a cash grab video game probably.
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By Dsyfer
#4923252
Yeah, Vol. 2 was pretty much the end of Chapter 1 and TMNT kicked off Chapter 2 and the interdimensional shenanigans that concluded with Crossing Over, imo. The 35th and Transformers seems to be the start of the next chapter.
Don't forget the International Series. That was awesome too.
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By mrmichaelt
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iTunes posted the first 3 pages for TF/GB #4
https://books.apple.com/us/book/transfo ... 1477644908

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Don't forget the International Series. That was awesome too.
I considered part of the "interdimensional shenanigans chapter since Dimension 68-R and Hell were involved (iow, TMNT 1 to Crossing Over, International takes place within that stretch). ;)
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By robbritton
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Bit out of left field, but I was just leafing through some ATC concept art and... https://comicbook.com/2017/01/21/ghostb ... limer-/#10
...isn’t slide 9 essentially the big bad from Ghostbusters 101? Did we spot that at the time?
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By mrmichaelt
#4923533
Here's Spook Central's preview for TF/GB #4
https://www.facebook.com/spookcentralgb ... &__tn__=-R

The finale, Issue #5, has also been bumped up to an October 2 release date.
Bit out of left field, but I was just leafing through some ATC concept art and... https://comicbook.com/2017/01/21/ghostb ... limer-/#10
...isn’t slide 9 essentially the big bad from Ghostbusters 101? Did we spot that at the time?
Looks a lot like it. I'll try and ask Dan.

EDIT: Yes, he confirmed he was most definitely inspired by the concept art.
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By mrmichaelt
#4923705
TRANSFORMERS/GHOSTBUSTERS #4

Main story
Boy, another one, where the issue goes by too fast. And now, another month to wait. Optimus kinda stole the spotlight this issue but it was so awesome. One of a few characters who punched a ghost.

Ectotron had a successful test of his new Proton Pack. Something got blown up. heh heh.

And obviously, Starscream was trying to trick them from the start.

Figures Kremzeek's goal was to consume the Allspark and evolve into a Class 7 god then choose a new purpose. That was a rather concerning ability, to disintegrate a corporeal form - convert it to an electroplasmic form, absorb it, and take on its memories. That was a clever twist to have him, the supposed big bad, taken out this issue albeit temporarily. But also done to take away his electrical powers for a later trapping.

Favorite scene: Optimus yelling at Ray to just do it. LMAO.

One grip: That was really lucky they just so happen to catch this specific electric ghost during this story arc that helps them take care of the threat at hand.
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Easter eggs so far
*Cover A
**Devastator (robot form; Decepticon Constructicon combined) is right of Blitzwing and Sunstreaker.
**Laserbeak (bird and cassette form; Decepticon Mini-Cassette) is in front of Devastator's right knee and in mid-air between Devastator and Soundwave.
**Skywarp (jet form; Decepticon) is above Devastator and right of Sunstreaker.
**Cosmos (UFO form; Autobot) is right of Skywarp.
**Predaking (robot form; Decepticon Predacons combined) is right of Cosmos.
**Swoop (pterodactyl form; Autobot Dinobot) is left of [[Slimer]]'s right arm.
**Snarl (triceratops form; Autobot Dinobot) is left of Slimer's head.
**Sky Lynx (dinoblast form; Autobot) is above Slimer.
**Perceptor (robot form; Autobot) is in front of Devastator's right leg.
**Mirage (robot form; Autobot) is right of Perceptor.
**Skyfire (robot form; Autobot) is right of Mirage.
**Bumblebee (robot form; Autobot) is right of Blitzwing.
**Soundwave (robot form; Decepticon Chief Intelligence Commander) is right of Bumblebee.
**Slimer
**Thundercracker (F-15 Eagle form; Decepticon Seeker Commander) is right of Slimer.
*Cover B
**Ectotron and Optimus Prime appears with the Ghostbusters.
*Cover RI
**The schematic is of Ectotron.
*Page 1
**The narrator mentions the Ghostbusters' bust in Brooklyn and the discovery of Starscream's escape from last issue.
**The narrator mentions the Firehouse.
**Optimus Prime is now in the same color scheme as the Ecto-35 figure.
**In panel 2, the satellite array is a component stolen at the start of the Transformers episode "Heavy Metal War"
**In panel 2, the vehicle behind Ectotron is the Cage Car toy that accompanies the Playmobil Real Ghostbusters Egon Spengler figure that released on April 13, 2018.
**In panel 2, the console right of Optimus has stills from:
***Left Top: Glimmer at the start of the Transformers season 1 (1984) title sequence
***Left Bottom: The light blue "We know return to Transformers" (1984) commercial bumper featuring Starscream
***Middle Top: Mt. Saint Hilary in the Transformers season 1 (1984) title sequence
***Middle Bottom: Schematic of a Skywarp's jet mode after he's the first scanned in the Ark in the Transformers episode "More Than Meets the Eye, Part 1"
***Right Top: The blue "We will return to Transformers" (1985) commercial bumper featuring Omega Supreme.
***Right Bottom: The orange "We will return to Transformers (1984) commercial bumper featuring Optimus Prime.
**In panel 3, the toolbox has stickers of:
***One of the unused No Ghost logos from production during the first movie.
***The WUGH'S logo from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Mr. Sandman, Dream Me a Dream".
***Luis Delgado's 15 easter egg.
**In panel 3, by the Trap is the Mitsubishi Ghostbusters Halloween Crackers box.
*Page 2
**Winston alludes to not believing in the supernatural before he joined the Ghostbusters.
**Optimus Prime mentions the Spark. The Spark is the soul of a Transformer.
**Peter mentions Janine.
**Peter mentions shrinking. Among the Transformers fans, it was often debated how the Transformers' sizes varied between their forms leading to the headcanon term subspace. The IDW canon refers to it as mass displacement.
*Page 3
**Optimus mentions being vandalized and Peter's "When in Rome" quote from last issue.
**Peter alludes to the 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am and wardrobe from the "Smokey and The Bandit" movies.
**In panel 4, on the two monitors once again stills from the Transformers animated series' commercial bumpers:
***Top: Commercial bumper featuring Trypticon (1986).
***Bottom: Commercial bumper featuring Shockwave (1985).
*Page 4
**Peter exclaims "Dah!" like in the first movie.
**The Ghostbusters work on equipment that Ectotron and Optimus have in their recent tie-in figures.
*Page 5
**Like the Ghostbusters did in the first movie, Ectotron blows something up the first time he uses his Proton Pack.
**Peter mentions Janine again.
**In panel 3, on the monitors are:
***Left top: Schematics of Snarl from the Transformers episode "War Of The Dinobots"
***Left bottom: Schematics of Swoop from the Transformers episode "War Of The Dinobots"
***Middle top: The "HYPNO-CHIP CONTROL" screen from the Decepticon lab near the end of the Transformers episode "The Ultimate Doom, Part 2".
***Middle bottom: The graphic about implanting the Hypno-Chip from the Decepticon lab near the end of the Transformers episode "The Ultimate Doom, Part 2".
***Right top: A schematic of Swoop from the Transformers episode "War Of The Dinobots"
***Right bottom: A schematic of Snarl from the Transformers episode "War Of The Dinobots"
**In panel 5, continuing from Crossing Over, the Containment Viewer from The Real Ghostbusters episode "X-Mas Marks the Spot" and "When Halloween Was Forever" makes a non-canon cameo on the console.
**In panel 5, on the monitor is the schematic of Scrapper from Teletran from the Transformers episode "Heavy Metal War"
*Page 6
**In panel 1, to the left is the Roosevelt Island Bridge.
**In panel 2, the 555-2368 phone number on Optimus Prime's vehicle form is the Ghostbusters' phone number seen during their commercial in the first movie.
**Based on the location of the Roosevelt Island Bridge and the design of the station, Grosbreak Generating Station is a stand-in for the Ravenswood Generating Station.
*Page 9
**Kremzeek mentions the Allspark, which Ectotron later explains is a Cybertronian artifact that gives life to the Transformers.
**The sprites appear in different colors like when the Kremzeek multiplied in the Transformers episode "Kremzeek!"
**Kremzeek alludes to the sprite dispersed in Issue #2.
*Page 10
**Kremzeek references the destruction of Cybertron and the bargain seen in Issue #1 and Issue #2.
**Kremzeek alludes to Gozer.
**Like Gozer, Kremzeek has at least one title.
*Page 11
**Ray mentions Gozer.
**Winston mentions Central Park and blowing up the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in the first movie.
*Page 14
**Ray mentions the Boson Caster, an add-on devised by Ron Alexander.
**Ray mentions trapping the ghost last issue.
**The imagery of the Psychomagnotheric ectoplasm in the canister resembles the TGRI canister from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise.
*Page 15
**Peter alludes to the power outage Ray caused in the second movie.
*Page 16
**Once again, the ghost is visually based on Killerwatt from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Killerwatt".
**In panel 2, there is the blue Con Edison sign, a company who came up in both movies.
*Page 17
**Ray cites Coulomb's Law which quantifies the amount of force between two stationary electrically charged particles.
*Page 19
**Optimus Prime mentions Starscream's plea for a new body from Issue #2.
*Page 20
**Optimus Prime invokes his war weary trait.
**Optimus alludes to Grimlock and him saying he was afraid of no ghost last issue.
**Optimus' Proton Axe is similar to the Energon Axe he used in the Transformers episode "More Than Meets the Eye, Part 2".
*Page 21
**Cover A from Issue #5 is previewed.
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By Peter Venkman Jr.
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Glad that the last issue of the Transformers crossover is still coming on October 2. My birthday is on Saturday of that week, so it will be like getting an early present. Hope that an annual issue is around the corner as well, it is always fun to read the different stories in those and see the different artists illustrations as well.
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By GBPaulRivera
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So with the fact the IDW Comics have now gone into Transformers territory, does this mean we can't count them as in primary canon? I know a few years ago Erik said they are since Ghost Corps got involved too, but I feel like the inclusion of Optimus and the rest of the autobots & decepticons kinda break the film continuity imo. Anybody else feel that way?
By philmorgan81
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So with the fact the IDW Comics have now gone into Transformers territory, does this mean we can't count them as in primary canon? I know a few years ago Erik said they are since Ghost Corps got involved too, but I feel like the inclusion of Optimus and the rest of the autobots & decepticons kinda break the film continuity imo. Anybody else feel that way?

No not really. The comics have done a very good job with the world building. It started out very grounded, and built it's way up to the more outrageous stories in the most wonderful of ways. I mean during this time the Ghostbusters have met the Ninja Turtles, Nearly Every GB Counterpart they have in the Multiverse, and Now they have met the Transformers as they exist in the Ghostbusters Reality. It doesn't really break the film continuity for me. :) :) :)
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By *NormalGamer*
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So with the fact the IDW Comics have now gone into Transformers territory, does this mean we can't count them as in primary canon? I know a few years ago Erik said they are since Ghost Corps got involved too, but I feel like the inclusion of Optimus and the rest of the autobots & decepticons kinda break the film continuity imo. Anybody else feel that way?
It's set in the comic book continuity of IDW Ghostbusters (which is it's own thing and is based on the Film/Movie Canon) and IDW TMNT (which crossed over with the IDW GB's via Dimensions in two mini-series); I don't think it's set in the original 1984 film continuity; nor did it broke continuity. The Transformers in the second IDW comic reboot takes place in a new continuity set apart from the HCBU (Hasbro Comic Book Universe).
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By *NormalGamer*
#4924208
August sales are in and TF/GB #3 did 10,545 units. (a small dip of 154 units from #2)
https://www.comichron.com/monthlycomics ... 19-08.html
Seems like it's still holding up. ^_^
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By *NormalGamer*
#4924455
December solicits are out, no new comics that month. Just an advanced solicit for the TF/GB tpb for February 26.
https://previewsworld.com/Catalog/OCT190792

So yeah...100% confirmation whatever new comics comes out, it will be in 2020.
Looks like focus will probably be more on GB2020; whatever comics that are coming out, it will probably be related to that.
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By mrmichaelt
#4924478
Looks like focus will probably be more on GB2020; whatever comics that are coming out, it will probably be related to that.
Perhaps. I suspect there will be a press release about the next comic in October after Transformers/Ghostbusters wraps up with its final issue. Like for example, the first tease for the 2018 annual was in mid-October 2017.

There's also the 35th Anniversary trade and the Blackout and MIB/GB board games to look forward to this year still. And I think at least Erik Burnham will be at NYCC - not sure if he's on a specific panel or just going.
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By *NormalGamer*
#4924833
Here's Spook Central's preview for TF/GB #5.
https://www.facebook.com/spookcentralgb ... &__tn__=-R
Heh. Soundwave's "Scrap" comment when Winston trapped him reminds me of "Transformers Prime"; pretty much rivals that of the TMNT saying "Shell" in the 2003 cartoon. ^_^
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By *NormalGamer*
#4925056
Great to see Ray use that mood slime on Ectotron after Megatron possessed him.

And cool on Ectotron being an honoary ghostbuster with his own offical tag. ^_^

and lastly...

"Ectotron will Return..."
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With that last page, it seems we won't be seeing the last of him; I look forward to seeing more of him in the future.

Great series. ^_^
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By robbritton
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That was a nice wrap to a solid series. Some great GB dialogue throughout and it never felt universe breaking having the two properties together. Also I got Ectotron for my birthday as a result of this series, so win/win!

Hopefully the next time out we’ll be building to the new continuity! So exciting!
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