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Transformers/Ghostbusters: Ghosts of Cybertron 3 is the third of a five part mini-series by IDW Publishing.

Plot

"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![1]

Cast

Autobots

Janine Melnitz

Peter Venkman

Vigo

Ray Stantz

Starscream

Winston Zeddemore

Slimer

Egon Spengler

Electric Ghost

Equipment

Proton Grenade

Paranormal Containment Research Tank

Wall-Trap

The Ark

Proton Pack

Particle Thrower

P.K.E. Meter

Trap

Items

Pin-Up Calendar of Doom!

Blody

Locations

Firehouse

Colchamiro's Haunt

Ardsley Travel Plaza

Development

On December 11, 2018, Tom Waltz posted 4 rough thumbs of the prime Ghostbusters from four of the regular covers.[2]

On December 28, 2018, Tom Waltz posted more finished versions of the thumbs of the prime Ghostbusters from earlier in the month.[3]

On January 29, 2019, Tom Waltz teased wip art of the Firehouse[4]

On February 18, 2019, an edited version of Dan Schoening's connected covers was revealed.[5]

On May 24, 2019, Philip Murphy revealed his variant cover.[6]

On May 29, 2019, Tom Waltz posted a WIP of the Ghostbusters and Ectotron in the Firehouse garage bay visited by another Cybertronian.[7]

On June 3, 2019, Tom Waltz posted a panel of Ectotron and Ray doing a fist bump.[8]

On June 17, 2019, Tom Waltz posted a panel of Starscream and Slimer.[9]

On June 26, 2019, the entirety of Cover A was revealed.[10]

On July 15, 2019, Dan Schoening posted an unlettered section with Optimus Prime.[11]

On August 5, 2019, Luis Delgado posted unlettered panels of Ectotron and Janine conversing.[12] A cover and 5 page preview was posted.[13]

On August 6, 2019, Luis Delgado posted unlettered panels of Peter trapping Starscream.[14]

On August 7, 2019, Dan Schoening posted an unlettered panel of Optimus Prime and Wheeljack.[15] Luis Delgado posted unlettered panels of Starscream and Slimer.[16]

On August 8, 2019, Luis Delgaldo posted unlettered panels of Ectotron changing into Ecto-1.[17]

On August 9, 2019, Luis Delgado posted unlettered panels of a ghost.[18]

On August 12, 2019, Luis Delgado posted unlettered panels of the Ghostbusters shooting the ghost.[19]

On August 14, 2019, Luis Delgado posted unlettered panels Ghostbusters and Ectotron in the Firehouse garage bay visited by another Cybertronian.[20]

On August 15, 2019, Luis Delgado posted an unlettered panel of Ectotron shushing Peter.[21]

On August 16, 2019, Luis Delgado posted an unlettered panel of Optimus Prime.[22]

Trivia

  • The Diamond Order Code is JUN190705.
  • On Cover A are:
    • Optimus Prime (robot form, Ecto-35)
    • Peter
    • Shrapnel (beetle form; Decepticon Insecticon) is blasted by Peter.
    • Blitzwing (robot form, miG-25, battle tank; Decepticon Triple Changer) is right of "T" in "Secret".
    • Sunstreaker (Lamborghini Countach form; Autobot) is in mid-air above Blitzwing.
  • Cover B
    • Ectotron appears with the Ghostbusters.
  • Cover RI
    • Ectotron appears with the Ghostbusters and Slimer.
  • Page 1
  • Page 2
    • Peter has on his orange jacket from the first movie.
    • In panel 3, the Transformers lunch box is mis-colored blue for the page.
    • Janine makes tea, a nod to her love of chamomile tea from Ghostbusters: The Video Game.
    • Janine mentions Robo-Buster. The version from Dimension 68-V last appeared in Ghostbusters: Crossing Over Issue #4.
    • Janine mentions the 1982 movie "Tron" and that she liked it.
    • Janine comes up with the Ectotron name.
  • Page 3
    • Janine keeps a Proton Grenade in her drawer.
    • In panel 5, on Janine's computer screen is the shot of Unicron on Primacron's computer seen in the middle of the Transformers episode "Call of the Primitives" when Oracle tells the origins of Unicron.
  • Page 4
  • Page 5
    • Peter refers to Slimer as a "spud," originating from the first movie and used elsewhere like in The Real Ghostbusters.
    • In panel 1, on the counter is a can of Blody, originally from The Real Ghostbusters episode "The Halloween Door".
    • Peter mentions:
      • Psycholinguistics is the study of the interrelation between linguistic factors and psychological aspects like syntax, semantics, and phonetics.
      • Emotional Prosody is an individual's tone of voice in speech. Studies show some emotions like fear or anger are portrayed at a higher frequency.
    • The Wall-Trap was last seen in Ghostbusters Get Real Issue #3 when the Cerberus Manifestation ripped it apart.
  • Page 6
    • In panel 2, on the counter is a liter of Blody.
    • Peter mentions the Containment Unit.
    • Egon states Ectotron is not an alien, a callback to him not believing in aliens.
    • Peter refers to Ectotron as E.T. and his famous phrase, "E.T. phone home."
  • Page 7
    • The "T" in "The Ark" is cut off from printing.
    • Grimlock is the leader of a group of Autobots known as the Dinobots.
  • Page 8
    • Mr. Colchamiro is a nod to Ethan Colchamiro, a friend of Erik Burnham.
    • In panel 3, Janine presents a Ghostbusters II memo.
      • The date, 12/28/1987 references the airdate of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series episode "Turtles Tracks".
      • O. Saki is a reference to Oroku Saki, better known as Shredder who was voiced by James Avery in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1987 animated series.
      • 215 1st Ave Brooklyn is the address of The Recreation Center.
      • Mr. Avery is a nod to James Avery, who voiced Killerwatt on The Real Ghostbusters
      • The partial phone number 555-194 is a reference to James Avery's year of birth, 1945.
  • Page 9
    • Grimlock evokes the "We ain't afraid of no ghosts!" motto in his own way.
    • Wheeljack mentions Cybertron.
    • Optimus Prime alludes to Wheeljack and his crackpot inventions that tend to backfire.
  • Page 10
    • The buildings and parking lot are visually inspired by 215 and 218 1st Street.
    • Egon refers to the Kremzeek Sprite from last issue.
    • Peter does his "dah!" from the first movie.
  • Page 11
  • Page 12
  • Page 13
    • In panel 1, the head of the body used by Killerwatt in The Real Ghostbusters episode "Killerwatt" makes a non-canon cameo.
  • Page 14
    • The ghost is visually based on Killerwatt.
  • Page 15
    • Ectotron alludes to his part in dispersing the sprite last issue.
  • Page 17
    • In panel 5, Peter's question ends with a period.
  • Page 18
  • Page 19
  • Page 20
    • In panel 1, "Humans are Wimps" is from Marvel Comics' Transformers #23 (August 1986). The Battlechargers tagged the phrase on the Statue of Liberty.
    • In panel 3, "Burn in Hell, Venkman" is a nod to the graffiti on Weaver Hall's Paranormal Studies Laboratory door in the first movie, Chapter 2.
  • Page 21

Also See

References

  1. Previews World Transformers/Ghostbusters #3 page 5/24/19
  2. TomWaltz Tweet #2 12/11/18
  3. TomWaltz Tweet 12/28/18
  4. TomWaltz Tweet #1 1/29/19
  5. io9 "Exclusive: The Ghostbusters Are Teaming Up With the Transformers to Save the World" 2/18/19
  6. crashtesterX Tweet 5/24/19
  7. TomWaltz Tweet 5/29/19
  8. TomWaltz Tweet 6/3/19
  9. TomWaltz Tweet 6/17/19
  10. IDWPublishing Tweet 6/26/19
  11. dannyschoening Tweet 7/15/19
  12. Luis Delgado instagram 8/5/19
  13. Flickering Myth "Comic Book Preview – Transformers/Ghostbusters #3" 8/5/19
  14. Luis Delgado instagram 8/6/19
  15. dannyschoening Tweet 7/7/19
  16. Luis Delgado instagram 8/7/19
  17. Luis Delgado instagram 8/8/19
  18. Luis Delgado instagram 8/9/19
  19. Luis Delgado instagram 8/12/19
  20. Luis Delgado instagram 8/14/19
  21. Luis Delgado instagram 8/15/19
  22. Luis Delgado instagram 8/16/19


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