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Ghostbusters Crossing Over 8 is the eighth and final issue of the maxi-series by IDW Publishing.

Plot

The Ghostbusters have survived every challenge thrown their way so far, but they aren't home free yet-and with Tiamat involved, victory will come at a cost! Join us for the grand finale of the biggest Ghostbusters story of 2018, setting the stage for the future! CROSSING OVER ends here![1]

Cast

Winston Zeddemore

Winston Zeddemore of 68-R

Patty Tolan of 80-C

Erin Gilbert of 80-C

Jillian Holtzmann of 80-C

Abby Yates of 80-C

Gabriel Sitter of 50-S

Alan Crendall of 50-S

Bridget Gibbons of 50-S

Samuel Hazer of 50-S

Roland Jackson of 68-E

Eduardo Rivera of 68-E

Garrett Miller of 68-E

Kylie Griffin of 68-E

Tiamat

Egon Spengler

Peter Venkman

Ray Stantz

Janine Melnitz

Special Agent Melanie Ortiz

Peter Venkman of 68-R

Ray Stantz of 68-R

Egon Spengler of 68-R

The Collectors

Darius Dun

Kylie Griffin

Evan Torres

Slimer of 68-R

Kevin Beckman of 80-C

Egon Spengler of 68-E

Cait Banner

Zoe Zawadzki

Garrett Parker

Jenny Moran

Mail Fraud Ghost

Walter Peck

Equipment

Proton Pack

Particle Thrower

Proton Pack/Animated

  • Both versions

Particle Thrower/Animated

  • Both versions

Proton Pack of 80-C

P.K.E. Meter

Proton Cannister

Proton Pistol

Compact Pack

Trap-Gate

Trap of 68-E

P.K.E. Meter of 68-R

Trap Orb

Proton Glove

Trap

Interspatial Teleportation Unit

Containment Unit

Containment Observation TV

Stethoscope

PC-4 Calculator

Items

Pringles

Locations

Collectors' Limbo

Warehouse

Firehouse

Pequod's

Development

On March 14, 2018, Tom Waltz posted a preview of a cover by Luca Pizzari.[2]

On July 26, 2018, October solicitations revealed initial crew, logline, and Cover RI.[3]

On August 14, 2018, Erik Burnham revealed he put another 9 panel grid in the script.[4]

On August 18, 2018, Dan Schoening mentioned he would be working on Issue #8 next weekend.[5]

On August 22, 2018, Erik Burnham announced he was done with writing Crossing Over.[6]

On September 21, 2018, Tom Waltz posted three finished panels featuring the 80-C, 50-S, and 68-E teams.[7]

On September 24, 2018, Tom Waltz approved the issue to print and posted a snippet of the ending.[8]

On November 11, 2018, Dan Schoening posted the full image of Kevin Beckman he used a part of for Cover A.[9]

On November 13, 2018, a covers, credits, and 5 page preview was posted.[10]

On March 7, 2019, Luis Delgado posted an unlettered version of page 10.[11]

Trivia

  • The Diamond Order Code is AUG180773.
  • On page 22 of Ghostbusters Crossing Over Issue #7, Issue #8's Cover RI is previewed instead of Cover A.
  • Cover A
  • Cover B
    • Appearing on the cover are:
      • Prime Cait Banner, Zoe Zawadzki, Janine Melnitz, Ray Stantz, Egon Spengler, Peter Venkman, Jenny Moran, Ray Stantz, Dani Shpak, Ron Alexander, and Lou Kamaka.
      • Mike the Golem and Robo-Buster of Dimension 68-V
      • Ray Stantz from Dimension 68-R
      • Eduardo Rivera and Garrett Miller from Dimension 68-E
      • Erin Gilbert from Dimension 80-C
      • Alan Crendall and Samuel Hazer from Dimension 50-S.
    • Zoe is in her outfit from her first appearance in the Ghostbusters Annual 2017.
    • Janine is in her first outfit from the first movie.
    • Ray, Egon, and Peter are in the charcoal flightsuits from Ghostbusters II.
    • Ray has the Giga meter.
    • The van and motorcycle are from 1986 Kenner concept art.
  • Cover RI
    • Appearing on the cover are:
      • Prime Ecto-1, Firehouse, Winston, and Slimer.
      • Kylie Griffin from Dimension 68-E.
      • Alan Crendall from Dimension 50-S.
      • Jillian Holtzmann from Dimension 80-C.
  • What Came Before
  • Page 1
    • Continued from last issue, the Ghostbusters and Tiamat are in The Collectors' Limbo.
    • Winston 68-R likens Tiamat to Medusa.
    • Winston refers to the climax of Volume 2 Issue #20 when Tiamat made all but he forget about his marriage to Tiyah Clarke.
    • Erin refers to the presentation in Issue #3 at the Warehouse.
    • Jillian is eating from the still unidentified Pringles stand-in product.
    • The Extreme Ghostbusters' proton streams are at full power like at the end of "Darkness at Noon, Part 2".
  • Page 3
    • Winston and Tiamat refer to research Kylie uncovered in the Mass Hysteria arc that gods could be appeased with a sacrifice to leave a dimension.
    • Tiamat mentions the Collectors and their capture in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #5.
    • The prototype Trap-Gate and the Collectors' capture in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #5 is depicted in panel 3.
  • Page 4
    • Egon 68-R refers to when Roland detected Tiamat's P.K.E. signature in Issue #4 on page 3.
  • Page 5
    • Kylie's "Hold Hand Grenade" is a nod to the Monty Python film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail". In it, the Holy Hand Grenade was a satire of The Sovereign's Orb of the United Kingdom and used against the vicious Rabbit of Caerbannog.
    • Ray mentions Rachel Unglighter and her warning from Issue #6.
    • Kylie refers to when they crossed the streams on Tiamat in Volume 2 Issue #16.
  • Page 7
    • Winston knew Holtzmann had the Proton Glove because it was used in Issue #3 at Fort Washington Park. They were both part of the team sent out.
    • The Trap-Gate's random destination toggle was mentioned in Issue #4 by Egon on page 4.
  • Page 9
    • In panel 2, the red ionizing radiation hazard symbol on Abby's Proton Pack can be seen.
  • Page 10
    • Seven Trap-Gates were used against Tiamat. In Issue #4, Egon 68-R stated it would take far more than six to capture a Class 7.
  • Page 12
    • Winston made a similar decision to leave the story arc's main villain in a Trap at the end of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters Volume 1 rather than deposit it into the Containment Unit.
  • Page 13
    • In panel 1, on the left is a the Ecto-100 - a customized Ford F-100 done by fan Mr. Outlaw.
    • In panel 1, on the machine screen between Zoe and Garrett is a still from The Real Ghostbusters Game Boy video game.
    • In panel 1, in front of Zoe is the Containment Unit Monitor from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Xmas Marks the Spot" and "When Halloween Was Forever".
    • In panel 2, on top of the filing cabinets are Janine's box of Chamomile tea, a recurring nod to Ghostbusters: The Video Game (Realistic Versions).
    • In panel 2, Egon 68-E is wearing a "I've Been Slimed" T-Shirt from the Ghostbusters Official Mail Order Merchandise.
    • Ray mentions The Collectors and the time skewing nature of their dimension.
    • Peter charges Egon 68-E $24.99 for the shirt. When it was originally sold, the price was $7.50.
    • Ray hopes they haven't been gone for months.
      • In Volume 2, the Ghostbusters were gone for three months.
      • In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters Volume 2, the TMNT were gone for three weeks.
    • Like in Ghostbusters International #11, Ray's celebratory tone at the end of the story arc is premature and something terrible happens to Jenny.
  • Page 14
  • Page 15
    • Ray alludes to Slimer.
    • In panel 2, the screen on Jenny's phone references Dan Aykroyd's character Austin Millbarge in the movie "Spies Like Us".
      • Donna Dixon, Jenny's visual inspiration, was also in the movie.
      • The movie was referenced in Volume 1 Issue #14.
    • Panel 4 is Rachel Unglighter's warning from Issue #6.
      • The image is from page 16 panel 5.
      • The quote is from page 19, panel 1.
  • Page 16
  • Page 17
    • Ray and Egon are in their blue lab coats from the commercial in the first movie. Egon has his Stethoscope and PC-4 Calculator as well.
    • Ray uses a Sony brand remote.
    • In panel 4, the ghost attacking Jenny is visually based on Kenner's Mail Fraud Ghost.
    • The pocket dimension is visually based on the one seen in The Real Ghostbusters' episode "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster".
  • Page 18
    • Ray talks about finding a way to get Jenny out. On The Real Ghostbusters, several ways were explored:
  • Page 19
    • Egon uses his subliminal messaging code from Volume 1 Issue #5.
    • Egon's code is revealed to trigger the Chicken Dance, a fad that became popular in the U.S. in 1981.
    • Egon mentions Ron Alexander.
  • Page 20
    • In panel 1, on the sidewalk are:
    • Peck and Janine meet at a Pequod's, the coffee franchise established in Volume 1.
    • In panel 4, Luis Antonio Delgado's 15 easter egg is on the orange price tag in the refrigerated display.
    • In panel 4, the Pumpkin Spice decoration by Janine's head references the Irish word for Halloween, Oíche Shamhna (pronounced roughly EE-hyeh HOW-nuh).
    • In panel 4, the orange menu standee on the table references members of the comic's crew:
      • World Famous Brownies made by assistant editor Megan Brown for $4.99.
      • Pan de Muertos or Mexican Bread of the Dead by colorist Luis Delgado for $4.99.
      • Pumperknickle by editor Tom Waltz for $3.99.
      • Spinners by writer Erik Burnham for $3.99.
      • Rye by artist Dan Schoening for $4.99.
      • Bread by letterer Neil Uyetake for $5.99.
    • Peck refers to the offer he made in Issue #1.
    • Janine's business suit is visually based on one briefly worn by her animated counterpart at the start of The Real Ghostbusters episode "Egon on the Rampage".
    • In panel 5, in the lower right corner, Charon's Patisserie is referenced. It appeared in Volume 1 Issue #12 and is a nod to Charon from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Hanging By a Thread".

Also See

References

  1. Previews World solicit Issue #8 7/25/18
  2. TomWaltz Tweet 3/14/18
  3. Newsarama "IDW's 13-Year TRANSFORMERS Era Ends & More in OCTOBER 2018 Solicitations" 7/26/18
  4. erikburnham Tweet 8/14/18
  5. Dapperpomade Tweet 8/18/18
  6. erikburnham Tweet 8/22/18
  7. TomWaltz Tweet 9/21/18
  8. TomWaltz Tweet 9/24/18
  9. dannyschoening Tweet 11/11/18
  10. Newsarama "It All Comes Down to One Last Fight in GHOSTBUSTERS: CROSSING OVER #8 Preview" 11/13/18
  11. luisdelgado deviantArt "Ghostbusters: Crossing Over #8 page 10" 3/7/19


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