Transformers Ghostbusters Ghosts of Cybertron #3 iTunes Preview Ectotron Name Origin Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers Ghostbusters Ghosts of Cybertron #3 iTunes Preview Ectotron Name Origin Revealed

Thursday, July 25th, 2019 11:06PM CDT

Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: Stargrave   Views: 9,451

Topic Options: View Discussion · Sign in or Join to reply

Just in from iTunes is a three page preview of the upcoming Transformers/Ghostbusters: Ghosts of Cybertron limited series! Sounds like anyone who has found this book so far is wishing this would become an ongoing series. In this preview we get to see a humorous interaction between Ectronymous Diamatron and Janine and learn where his new nickname comes from.

Let us know if you've picked up the book yet and if you're enjoying it or not in the forums. If you're a child of the 80's or a fan of retro nostalgia this is right up your alley. Enjoy the preview and stay tuned to Seibertron for the ultimate in Transformers news!

From the iTunes description:
Transformers/Ghostbusters #3
Erik Burnham & Dan Schoening

Pre-Order
Expected Aug 7, 2019
$3.99
Publisher Description
“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!"

Transformers News: Transformers Ghostbusters Ghosts of Cybertron #3 iTunes Preview Ectotron Name Origin Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers Ghostbusters Ghosts of Cybertron #3 iTunes Preview Ectotron Name Origin Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers Ghostbusters Ghosts of Cybertron #3 iTunes Preview Ectotron Name Origin Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers Ghostbusters Ghosts of Cybertron #3 iTunes Preview Ectotron Name Origin Revealed
Credit(s): itunes
Search Got Transformers News? Let us know here!

Most Popular Transformers News

Most Recent Transformers News

Re: Transformers Ghostbusters Ghosts of Cybertron #3 iTunes Preview Ectotron Name Origin Revealed (2031670)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 26th, 2019 @ 3:23am CDT
I dp love how they nailed the cast here, though my mind keeps throwing two different voices at me for Peter Venkman, Bill Murray and the guy from the first couple of seasons of The Real Ghostbusters cartoon :lol:
Re: Transformers Ghostbusters Ghosts of Cybertron #3 iTunes Preview Ectotron Name Origin Revealed (2031674)
Posted by Big Grim on July 26th, 2019 @ 7:19am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:I dp love how they nailed the cast here, though my mind keeps throwing two different voices at me for Peter Venkman, Bill Murray and the guy from the first couple of seasons of The Real Ghostbusters cartoon :lol:

Having read the Ghostbusters comics, the Real Ghostbusters are from another dimension. ;)

Blonde Egon confuses them. :D
Re: Transformers Ghostbusters Ghosts of Cybertron #3 iTunes Preview Ectotron Name Origin Revealed (2031693)
Posted by #Sideways# on July 26th, 2019 @ 9:34am CDT
I thought the painting of Vigo was transformed into a mural of the Ghostbusters and the kid?
Re: Transformers Ghostbusters Ghosts of Cybertron #3 iTunes Preview Ectotron Name Origin Revealed (2031695)
Posted by Coptur on July 26th, 2019 @ 9:47am CDT
#Sideways# wrote:I thought the painting of Vigo was transformed into a mural of the Ghostbusters and the kid?


In the comics Vigo is able to come back making the mural only temporary.
Re: Transformers Ghostbusters Ghosts of Cybertron #3 iTunes Preview Ectotron Name Origin Revealed (2031799)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on July 26th, 2019 @ 6:27pm CDT
Big Grim wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:I dp love how they nailed the cast here, though my mind keeps throwing two different voices at me for Peter Venkman, Bill Murray and the guy from the first couple of seasons of The Real Ghostbusters cartoon :lol:

Having read the Ghostbusters comics, the Real Ghostbusters are from another dimension. ;)

Blonde Egon confuses them. :D

I've not watched much of the Real Ghostbusters, so all I keep hearing are the original 4 guys.

I love it so much, they nailed the voices and personalities. I am thoroughly enjoying it all
Re: Transformers Ghostbusters Ghosts of Cybertron #3 iTunes Preview Ectotron Name Origin Revealed (2031857)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 27th, 2019 @ 2:59am CDT
I'd heartily recommend you check out a few episodes D-Max! There's even one where they go to Hollywood because someone is making a movie about them... They don't seem too impressed with the cast list (it's the real cast list... They even play a bit of the actual movie at the end! Not the library ghost but where Venkman is doing psychic testing)
Re: Transformers Ghostbusters Ghosts of Cybertron #3 iTunes Preview Ectotron Name Origin Revealed (2031909)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on July 27th, 2019 @ 9:34am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:I'd heartily recommend you check out a few episodes D-Max! There's even one where they go to Hollywood because someone is making a movie about them... They don't seem too impressed with the cast list (it's the real cast list... They even play a bit of the actual movie at the end! Not the library ghost but where Venkman is doing psychic testing)

Maybe I will! Is there a place to watch them online somewhere? are they on youtube?

also learned last night that there are apparently 2 volumes of TMNT/GB crossovers? I almost both both, but I'm waiting to make a large Amazon purchase for about another 3 weeks
Re: Transformers Ghostbusters Ghosts of Cybertron #3 iTunes Preview Ectotron Name Origin Revealed (2032084)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 28th, 2019 @ 9:15am CDT
Yup, they're on there, and you get a choice of watching legally or not. It's a shame that the Network execs had to mess with the show (largely due to unbased fears that the show was going to turn kids into occult fanatics)
Re: Transformers Ghostbusters Ghosts of Cybertron #3 iTunes Preview Ectotron Name Origin Revealed (2032527)
Posted by Big Grim on July 30th, 2019 @ 12:37pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:I am thoroughly enjoying it all

I'm really glad you are. I love it all! :)

D-Maximal_Primal wrote:also learned last night that there are apparently 2 volumes of TMNT/GB crossovers?

Indeed. They're both good though I feel the first is best but they are both very worth while, especially if you read TMNT too as they tie it to their respective series without being obtrusive.

~ Grim
Re: Transformers Ghostbusters Ghosts of Cybertron #3 iTunes Preview Ectotron Name Origin Revealed (2033568)
Posted by Stargrave on August 7th, 2019 @ 12:09am CDT
Thanks to Spook Central on Facebook we have a full preview for the upcoming Transformers/Ghostbusters Ghosts of Cybertron issue #3. As reported previously this issue will reveal the origin of Ectotron's name and shows what Starscream gets for acting like Starscream around the wrong Ghostbuster. The issue is written by Erik Burnham with art by Dan Schoening and is expected in stores tomorrow August 7th. Presented here are the three variant covers for the issue with art by Dan Schoening for cover A, Nick Roche for cover B, and Philip Murphy for the retail incentive cover.

Enjoy the preview images for issue #3 below and keep reading to check out the incentive cover for issue #4 by artist Chris Panda.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Thanks to our own ScottyP we've learned of the incentive cover for issue #4 by Chris Panda over at Previews World. Previews World also provides a nice brief summary of what to expect in the upcoming issue (see below). Anyone wanting to avoid spoilers for issue #4 should stop reading now. The issue is expected in stores September 4th.

As always share your thoughts with the Seibertron crew in the forums and stay tuned to Seibertron for the ultimate in Transformers news.




Here's Previews World's rundown of the issue:
"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!
Image
Re: Transformers Ghostbusters Ghosts of Cybertron #3 iTunes Preview Ectotron Name Origin Revealed (2033637)
Posted by eburnham on August 7th, 2019 @ 3:06pm CDT
Y'know, I saw a few questions on how Grimlock made it in.

Well, I wrote the in-story reasoning in dialogue and it got cut for space. (;

The real world explanation? Dan drew him on the cover, wherein he put every character he wanted to draw, and I had to include him.

(Figure if I can get away with the events of issue 1, I can get away with that.)

But anyway, glad to see folks are digging it. Maybe we'll do more someday...!
Re: Transformers Ghostbusters Ghosts of Cybertron #3 iTunes Preview Ectotron Name Origin Revealed (2033657)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 7th, 2019 @ 5:55pm CDT
eburnham wrote:Y'know, I saw a few questions on how Grimlock made it in.

Well, I wrote the in-story reasoning in dialogue and it got cut for space. (;

The real world explanation? Dan drew him on the cover, wherein he put every character he wanted to draw, and I had to include him.

(Figure if I can get away with the events of issue 1, I can get away with that.)

But anyway, glad to see folks are digging it. Maybe we'll do more someday...!

Thank you for posting and welcome to Seibertron! You know I never even questioned Grimlock being there :lol: So used to having part of the cast anyway. You're doing great work :)
Re: Transformers Ghostbusters Ghosts of Cybertron #3 iTunes Preview Ectotron Name Origin Revealed (2033661)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 7th, 2019 @ 6:37pm CDT
Review coming tonight, been slightly delayed in writing it.

But in short, it is very good and really fun!
Re: Transformers Ghostbusters Ghosts of Cybertron #3 iTunes Preview Ectotron Name Origin Revealed (2033668)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 7th, 2019 @ 7:34pm CDT
Graffitimus Prime
A Seibertron.com Review of IDW Transformers Ghostbusters #3


Image
Peter can't deal with that right now


Story


Issue #3 marks the halfway point in this 5 issue crossover of 2 beloved 1984 franchises. The Men in Beige have now met the Bot in Red and Blue, and more Ghosts have been busted.

So how does the issue stack up with the story so far? Keep reading on to find out! And if you need to catch up on the important details of the issue, check out our Database Entry!

Image
Admit it, you can hear that siren too


Issue #3 gave us some great moments with the Ghostbusters and bots. As the issues have gone on, we have gotten some better and more enjoyable Bot to Buster interactions, and this issue continued tha trend.

I would not have guessed or even thought about this prior to the series, but Peter and Starscream make for a great comedy couple. The Starscream snark and attempts to intimidate coupled with the mouth of Peter have led to some really cool and sometimes downright hilarious moments. One of my favorite parts of the issue was Peter just casually tossing Starscream in a hidden trap because he didn't trust him, and hey, can we blame him?

Image
Also admit this: you always hoped these 2 would come face-to-face


Ectotron has certainly made his home with the Busters as well. The jokes surrounding his name finally culminating in his (much better) rebranding was believable and fun. And then he remembers that he literally is the Ecto-1 right now, and his weariness at being the transport was fun. I also enjoyed the Ghost hunt and the blooming friendship he has with the Ghostbusters. Can the poor bot get a particle thrower already???

Image
And I will admit, this was the major smiling moment for me


And we finally duck back to the Ark and the other Autobots. And with that trip back to Ark, I really hope we get a Grimlock on Earth with Ghosts and a Wheeljack/Egon meeting. The few pages on the Ark made it clear that there is a lot of fun to be had with some Auto-buster mashups beyond Prime and Ectotron.

The story was a good and entertaining one. There was some plot progression, some fun ghost hunting, team bonding, and of course some great Buster jokes. The Ghostbusters are a great crew, and it has been and continues to be so much fun to enjoy them like this.

Yes, story and characters are pretty good.

Art


Art duties fall once more to Dan Schoening, Luis Antonio Delgado, and Tom B. Long on art, colors, and lettering respectively. It has been a joy to watch and look at the art for this crossover so far, and this issue continues that quality. I haven't really had a major complaint about any part of the art so far, and the quality has been nice and consistent, which is really nice considering this creative team doesn't get to draw and color Transformers much. They caught on quick!

If I had one little complaint, it would be that the other Autobots (mostly Optimus) besides Ectotron seem to possess just a little bit too much of a cartoony feel, mostly in the overly large chests. But it's a stylistic option and it is only a minor thing for the whole issue. The lines have been strong and defining, and I have loved the colors. Luis has gotten to flex his muscles with the colors of the ghosts, traps, and particle throwers. It has been one of the major art highlights of the series for me. It's great to see.

Image
I wouldn't want to either


Conclusion


Halfway through this crossover, and I am feeling really good about this series.

The series has been a joy to read, and has provided some classic banter while throwing in some larger than life robots into the mix, with great results. It has been very lively, with every page giving you something good to take away, and has given me quite a few laughs. The chemistry here is wonderful, these were 2 franchises meant to meet each other. Keep going strong crew!

P.S. Now that we got the classic "ain't afraid of no ghost" line, bets on who says "more than meets the eye" anyone?

Image


:KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: out of :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK:
Re: Transformers Ghostbusters Ghosts of Cybertron #3 iTunes Preview Ectotron Name Origin Revealed (2033674)
Posted by Burn on August 7th, 2019 @ 8:16pm CDT
I've read every Transformers crossover ever. I survived the New Avengers long enough to be confronted with the train wreck that was The Visionaries which just helped reinforce my disdain for Transformers crossing over with other franchises.

And then IDW threw Star Trek at us, and it was silly. Silly fun, but it offered hope that after the mess of previous crossovers there could be something GOOD!

And there is, and this is it. But it's not just good, it's a bloody ripper.

I've always enjoyed IDW's Ghostbuster comics. Great visuals and great story telling, and that's carried over into this crossover.

This particular issue was just fun. From Ectotron getting his new name, leading to Optimus Prime to mutter a "thank Primus" for it, to Ectotron not wanting to talk about the squishy humans riding inside of him. Small moments of humour really made the issue.

I mean sure, it's basically a glorified advertisement for Ectotron, and what will no doubt be Ghostbuster Optimus Prime, BUT IT'S BLOODY FUN!

Collect them individually, wait for the trade, whatever floats your goat, just be sure to pick it up and have a read of it.
Re: Transformers Ghostbusters Ghosts of Cybertron #3 iTunes Preview Ectotron Name Origin Revealed (2033675)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 7th, 2019 @ 8:19pm CDT
^^Basically my review, but in much better and simpler less formal language!
Re: Transformers Ghostbusters Ghosts of Cybertron #3 iTunes Preview Ectotron Name Origin Revealed (2033680)
Posted by Acolyte on August 7th, 2019 @ 11:30pm CDT
I picked up the Ectotron toy while I was visiting a GameStop in the states a few weeks back. Didn't open him, because I had MP-10G enroute to my home in Japan when I returned. ECTO-35 Optimus arrived today, and I took a moment to open both and just really tinker around and enjoy the many amazing pieces of love and detail that they put into those toys ("We're ready to believe you" on the side of MP-10G's trailer, painted Slimer/translucent Slimer, Roller is a ghost trap, proton packs on both models, logos and beautiful coloration throughout).

And I thought to myself: "You know, I've never read any of the crossover comics these two are based on, but if they put half as much effort into them as they did these toys this could be a real love affair."

And it sounds like they did.

I can't wait to pick up some copies.

Side note/unpopular opinion: I just watched the all female 2016 Ghostbusters movie - with much skepticism - and it actually won me over. It was funny, it was a better edited shot-for-shot style reboot of the original. There was very minimal guy-bashing, and the little that there was was kind of like an inside joke amongst ladies when they go out and talk about their husbands/boyfriends; it had a degree of love and acceptance to it. I dunno, I just expected to thoroughly hate it, and ended up really enjoying it. I would easily (h/t Brian Kilby from RFC) endorse a "into the Ghost-verse" version of this movie where it turns out there are multiple Ghostbusters teams across multiple dimensions. Especially if we get a cinematic Ectotron.
Re: Transformers Ghostbusters Ghosts of Cybertron #3 iTunes Preview Ectotron Name Origin Revealed (2033695)
Posted by eburnham on August 8th, 2019 @ 4:08am CDT
I mean, we make full use of all Ghostbusters.

Image
Re: Transformers Ghostbusters Ghosts of Cybertron #3 iTunes Preview Ectotron Name Origin Revealed (2033814)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 8th, 2019 @ 9:08pm CDT
eburnham wrote:I mean, we make full use of all Ghostbusters.

Image

Dang, more madness to pick up.

I really need a massive Amazon card to purchase all the Ghostbusters books
Re: Transformers Ghostbusters Ghosts of Cybertron #3 iTunes Preview Ectotron Name Origin Revealed (2033848)
Posted by Big Grim on August 9th, 2019 @ 3:56am CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:Dang, more madness to pick up.

I really need a massive Amazon card to purchase all the Ghostbusters books

The recent sale on Comixology gave me a chance to buy the everything they had and damn near all of it is amazing. I want more and this crossover is just a delight!

I do wonder if this will stay canon and be mentioned vaguely in the same way the Turtles crossovers have?

Featured Products on Amazon.com

Buy "Transformers Attacker 15 Kramer Action Figure" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Authentics Optimus Prime" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Titans Return Grotusque and Scorponok Deluxe Action Figure Exclusive Set" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Bumblebee -- Energon Igniters Nitro Series Optimus Prime" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Generations Power of The Primes Evolution Optimal Optimus" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Power of The Primes Deluxe Class Sinnertwin" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Generations Power of The Primes Voyager Class Grimlock" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Generations Power of The Primes Voyager Terrorcon Hun-Gurrr" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Titans Return Deluxe Autobot Topspin and Freezeout" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Titans Return Deluxe Slugslinger and Caliburst" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Platinum Edition "Year of the Goat" Exclusive Masterpiece Soundwave by Hasbro" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Legends Class Decepticon Viper Figure" on AMAZON
Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #234 - Hell in a Cel
Twincast / Podcast #234:
"Hell in a Cel"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Sunday, November 10th, 2019

New Items on eBay

Buy "Transformers Bot Shots MIRAGE Series 1: B005 Battle Game~NEW~Pkg shelf wear/tear" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Dotm Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime Cyberverse rifles & jetpack" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Cyberverse Decepticon Megatron Cannons combine dark of the moon" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Dark of The Moon Cyberverse Blackout Figure - (Commander Class)" on EBAY
Buy "Hasbro 28769 Transformers 3 Dark of the Moon Commander Class Ironhide Cyberverse" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers DOTM: POWERGLIDE CYBERVERSE / Commander class" on EBAY
Buy "TRANSFORMERS Dark Side Of The Moon  DOTM Cyberverse Commander Class MEGATRON" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Dark Of The Moon Cyberverse Armoured Optimus Prime Hasbro" on EBAY