IDW Transformers Ghostbusters Ghosts of Cybertron Part 4 Review

Transformers News: IDW Transformers Ghostbusters Ghosts of Cybertron Part 4 Review

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 8:22PM CDT

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Proton Prime
A Seibertron.com Review of IDW Transformers Ghostbusters #4


Transformers News: IDW Transformers Ghostbusters Ghosts of Cybertron Part 4 Review
Powering Up


Story


Just when you thought Grimlock saying he ain't afraid of no ghost was the highlight of the series, issue 4 comes along. Issue 4 of 5 takes us to the setting of the climax of the series, and with crossovers such as this, issue 4 truly is one of the most important: it needs to set up the finale and make you care and get you all excited for the finale.

And the Ghostbusters did not disappoint. All 6 of them.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers Ghostbusters Ghosts of Cybertron Part 4 Review
The ghosts of the past coming back


One of the best things about this issue had to be the addition of Optimus Prime to the Ghostbusting crew. And we aren't talking about a Prime who is boring, who gives big heroic speeches, who monologues a lot, and who is fairly monotone. No, what we get here is a Prime from the original cartoon that plays basketball and cracks wise. It was refreshing and really fun to read Prime interacting with the Ghostbusters, especially with Venkman. It felt different in a great way and he contributed greatly to the story.

Oh and he gets of the best line of the series. Seriously, if you don't enjoy that last page, can you ever truly love anything?

Transformers News: IDW Transformers Ghostbusters Ghosts of Cybertron Part 4 Review
Seriously one of the best Prime moments in a long time


Ectotron and the Ghostbusters also get their share of time, and this issue solidifies just how good of a team they are becoming, and also how disgusting us humans can truly be sometimes. Their chemistry is enjoyable, and Ectotron's first time out with the Proton Pack went about as expected, and it was enjoyable and entertaining all the while.

Transformers News: IDW Transformers Ghostbusters Ghosts of Cybertron Part 4 Review
My face if I was given a Proton Pack too!


We also get to the crux of the story regarding what happened to the Decepticons, and who the mysterious red hooded figure is, and it's enjoyable. It's a bit straightforward, but sometimes you just need that.

That is a place where this crossover really shines: it isn't world ending serious, it is light-hearted, upbeat, and fun. You have quippy characters that make sense and fit into the theme of the series. It's a comedy action comic, and the whole tone of the series has followed that theme perfectly.

It's a very enjoyable series, and Issue 4 continues that trend.

Art


Art duties fall to Dan Schoening, Luis Antonio Delgado, and Tom B. Long on art, colors, and lettering respectively, and they are a great trio that bring this comic to life in a wonderful way.

The ghosts continue to be wonderful brought to life(?), and the Kremzeeks in the issue are wonderful too. The team truly does a great job of bringing both of these strange and interesting concepts to life and making you enjoy what you are seeing as your are reading. It's quite a good look!

Transformers News: IDW Transformers Ghostbusters Ghosts of Cybertron Part 4 Review
Note: story, humor, and art all captured perfectly in this panel


They also do a wonderful job of bringing the backgrounds to life, and this is the most evident in the scene whenever Kremzeek first shows up. The bright sunny day quickly changing over to a dreadful foggy scene was awesome, and the maintaining of this scenery was great too. No matter what part of the panel you are looking at, you get some awesome living characters, ghosts, and backgrounds. The art crew has done a great job, and this issue was the highlight of the background scenery part of that art.

Conclusion


Ghosts of Cybertron has been a great, enjoyable series. This is what a crossover can do when it follows a fun, light-hearted tone that allows its characters to interact in fun ways that still fit within their characterizations. It is great!

I have greatly enjoyed all 4 issues so far, and with the final panel of this issue, I am all set and excited for the conclusion. This crew of 6 meshes together wonderfully, and it makes me yearn for more of this kind of crossover. The Ghostbusters and the Transformers make for a great gang with great chemistry, and I could not be happier with how things have been going.

Alright guys, let's finish the job strong!

Transformers News: IDW Transformers Ghostbusters Ghosts of Cybertron Part 4 Review


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Re: IDW Transformers Ghostbusters Ghosts of Cybertron Part 4 Review (2036968)
Posted by Burn on September 5th, 2019 @ 4:00am CDT
There's two words to best describe this series.

Ridiculously fun

Another two words would be

Cheap plug

And that's what it is, it's basically a comic series tie-in to give a back story to two toys.

It's blatant marketing.

And I fucking love it.

There is nothing spectacular about the writing, it's not going to make people go into a meditative state and contemplate the universe and where their life fits into it.

It is however, going to give you a brief escape from their life.

This issue is basic.

Prime explains how his new paint job - hint at bigger bad - funny banter amongst Ghostbusters, and even Prime himself - find Starscream - big bad is revealed - big bad is defeated - more bad guys!

That's it! That's how you can break this story down, it's nearly as basic as those old He-Man comics that came packaged with the He-Man figures.

BUT I FUCKING LOVE IT!

If you're not on board yet, GET ON!
Re: IDW Transformers Ghostbusters Ghosts of Cybertron Part 4 Review (2036989)
Posted by Stargrave on September 5th, 2019 @ 9:53am CDT
Excellent reviews guys :lol:

Hey with so many fans taking issue (see what I did there) with the main TF title are there elements from this you would transplant to the other tittle? Like humor, character interaction, art, etc. do you see things that work here that would improve the other title? This being such a winner for everyone I wanted to pick some brains.
Re: IDW Transformers Ghostbusters Ghosts of Cybertron Part 4 Review (2037037)
Posted by eburnham on September 5th, 2019 @ 2:12pm CDT
Burn wrote:
This issue is basic.


I mean, I was going for clarity and accessibility, after all. (:
Re: IDW Transformers Ghostbusters Ghosts of Cybertron Part 4 Review (2037061)
Posted by Burn on September 5th, 2019 @ 5:20pm CDT
eburnham wrote:
Burn wrote:
This issue is basic.


I mean, I was going for clarity and accessibility, after all. (:

You've done a fantastic job with this series. This is the first Transformers cross over with another series I've truly enjoyed.
Re: IDW Transformers Ghostbusters Ghosts of Cybertron Part 4 Review (2037073)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on September 5th, 2019 @ 6:23pm CDT
Burn wrote:
eburnham wrote:
Burn wrote:
This issue is basic.


I mean, I was going for clarity and accessibility, after all. (:

You've done a fantastic job with this series. This is the first Transformers cross over with another series I've truly enjoyed.

Ditto, it's been a great ride!
Stargrave wrote:Excellent reviews guys :lol:

Hey with so many fans taking issue (see what I did there) with the main TF title are there elements from this you would transplant to the other tittle? Like humor, character interaction, art, etc. do you see things that work here that would improve the other title? This being such a winner for everyone I wanted to pick some brains.

The humor is something that really needs to translate over. That's a big weakness of the current ongoing: there is practically no character to any of the characters. And that is in 11 issues. 4 issues here have given us a tight cast with unique personalities that all gel wonderfully together and make for a fun ride!
Re: IDW Transformers Ghostbusters Ghosts of Cybertron Part 4 Review (2037167)
Posted by Big Grim on September 6th, 2019 @ 4:44am CDT
Burn wrote:
eburnham wrote:
Burn wrote:
This issue is basic.


I mean, I was going for clarity and accessibility, after all. (:

You've done a fantastic job with this series. This is the first Transformers cross over with another series I've truly enjoyed.

100% agreed. This series has been an absolute joy!

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