Transformers/Ghostbusters #3

IDW Publishing

Written by Erik Burnham

Art by Dan Schoening

Colors by Luis Antonio Delgado

Letters by Tom B. Long

The Rundown: The Ghostbusters have agreed to help Ectotron with his Starscream problem, but an incoming call reminds the crew that there are other threats ahead.

Ectotron has taken the Ghostbusters back to the firehouse and is surprised that Janine is so unimpressed with everything. At the same time, Peter and Starscream size each other up with the sarcastic scientist noting that he knows the ghost is up to something before trapping him again to teach him a lesson.

With Ectotron in place, he signals the rest of the Autobots and Optimus Prime decides to answer and come down to see what’s going on. As he makes his journey to the planet, the Ghostbusters get called away to deal with a ghost in an abandoned power plant, leaving Optimus to discover life in New York.

The Story: This was a cute and often funny continuation of the first two parts of this story. Expanding the story to feature Optimus was a good plot point, but not much happens in this issue to advance the plot at all. There is a lot of background, but not much substance. I would have loved to see more of what happened on Cybertron after the Autobots escaped. I want to know what Starscream is on Earth. I’m sure Erik Burnham will get to those plot points, but this issue felt more like story filler.

The Art: Dan Schoening’s art is fantastic. The characters look amazing and the action works as well. I love all the details both in the backgrounds and especially in the Transformers.

Transformers/Ghostbusters #3




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