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Transformers/Ghostbusters: Ghosts of Cybertron 5 is the fifth and final of a five part mini-series by IDW Publishing.


"GHOSTS OF CYBERTRON," Part 5! Out of the frying pan and into the fire! Starscream isn't the only ghostly Decepticon in the universe-or on Earth. Megatron has manifested, he's hungry for vengeance, and he's not particular about what he has to destroy to get it! Autobots, Decepticons, and the Boys in Gray, too! The 35th anniversary celebration of TRANSFORMERS and Ghostbusters ends here![1]




Winston Zeddemore

Ray Stantz

Peter Venkman

Egon Spengler

Mini-Cassette Manifestations


Proton Pack

Particle Thrower

Proton Grenade


P.K.E. Meter

Ectotron's Ship


Psychomagnotheric Slime



Grosbeak Generating Station


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 February 18, 2019, an edited version of Dan Schoening's connected covers was revealed.[4]

On February 22, 2019, Tom Waltz posted the single version of the Issue #5 cover by Dan Schoening and Luis Antonio Delgado.[5]

On May 24, 2019, Erik Burnham was beating out the story and aims to have it done by the end of May.[6]

On May 30, 2019, Erik Burnham finished writing the script.[7]

On June 3, 2019, Dan Schoening read the script.[8]

On July 22, 2019, Tom Waltz posted some teasers from the issue.[9]

On August 23, 2019, Dan Schoening finished pencils for the issue.[10]

On September 10, 2019, Erik Burnham posted a teaser of Optimus Prime.[11] He also revealed the letterer will be Christa Miesner.[12]

On September 30, 2019, Luis Delgado posted a shot of Optimus fighting Megatron.[13] Nick Roche posted lineart for Cover B.[14]

On October 1, 2019, a cover and 5 page preview was posted.[15] Luis Delgado posted a shot of Soundwave being trapped.[16]

On October 2, 2019, Luis Delgado posted a shot of Optimus dodging Megatron.[17]

On October 3, 2019, Luis Delgado posted panels of Ectotron being possessed.[18]

On October 4, 2019, Luis Delgado posted panels of Megatron's new form.[19]

On November 13, 2019, Dan Schoening posted several page thumbnails.[20]


  • The Diamond Order Code is AUG190759.
  • Cover A
    • Appearing on the cover are:
      • Thundercracker (F-15 Eagle form; Decepticon Seeker Commander) is on the right of Slimer.
      • Grimlock (Tyrannosaurus Rex form; Autobot Dinobot) is right of Thundercracker.
      • Rumble (robot form; Decepticon Mini -Cassette) is between Soundwave and Grimlock.
      • Wheeljack (robot form; Autobot) is on the far right in front of Grimlock.
      • Egon Spengler is standing on Wheeljack's left shoulder.
      • Ravage (jaguar form; Decepticon Mini-Cassette) is in front of Wheeljack.
      • Kickback (locust form; Decepticon Insecticon) is on the far right above Grimlock.
  • Cover B
  • Cover RI
    • Optimus Prime appears with the Ghostbusters.
  • Page 1
  • Page 2
    • Shockwave refers to the offer Optimus made at the end of last issue, extending from Starscream to help all four Decepticons restore their physical bodies.
  • Page 3
    • Megatron mentions Cybertron and alludes to its destruction at the hands of Gozer seen in Issue #1 and Issue #2.
    • Peter screams "Dah!" like at the start of the first movie.
    • "Millennia" is misspelled and there is an extraneous "a" before it in one of Shockwave's sentences in panel 5.
  • Page 4
    • Soundwave creates manifestations of three of his Mini-Cassettes, Ravage, Laserbeak, and Buzzsaw. They were smaller Decepticons who transformed into analog audio cassettes stored in Soundwave's chest and were used to conduct special missions like espionage.
      • Laserbeak had a cameo in Issue #1.
  • Page 5
  • Page 6
    • Peter mentions his favorite flavor is orange sherbet.
    • Ectotron admits it is his first real fight.
  • Page 7
  • Page 8
    • Megatron's mace is a nod to the Energon mace he employs against Optimus in the Transformers episode "More Than Meets The Eye, Part 2".
    • Optimus alludes to Cybertron.
  • Page 9
  • Page 10
    • In the Transformers franchise, ghost Starscream has possessed several Cybertronians over the decades.
  • Page 11
  • Page 12
    • Megatron's "There is no trying" line and Peter's quip are both a nod to Yoda from the Star Wars franchise.
  • Page 14
    • Ectotron's vomit is Energon, the Transformers' energy source.
  • Page 15
    • Megatron's new form is visually based on the Megatron design from the Aligned continuity, namely the canceled Transformers Universe game.
    • Megatron alludes to the fact that Optimus is a Prime. In the franchise, that has meant various things such as the leader of the Autobots, the bearer of the Matrix of Leadership, or the original thirteen Transformers.
    • The throne is based on Galvatron's throne in the Transformers episode "Starscream's Ghost".
    • Kneeling on the floor are Sunstreaker, Jazz, and Bumblebee.
  • Page 17
    • Peter mentions the Containment Unit.
    • Optimus gets a feeling of deja vu from Ray's declaration about freedom. "Freedom is the right of all sentient beings" is one of his own catchphrases.
    • Optimus' line "all be one again" is a nod to the rally call of the Autobots, "'Til all are one," interpreted as until all shed their affiliations or until all are one with the Allspark.
  • Page 18
    • Winston mentions Janine Melnitz.
    • Winston alludes to Ectotron bending a support beam in Issue #3 and blowing up the Ecto-Gyro in Issue #4.
    • In panel 4, Luis Antonio Delgado's 15 easter egg is on a tag on the wall right under Ectotron's leg.
    • Peter is the inspiration for Ectotron's nametag.
  • Page 19
    • Ray is intrigued with the notion of ghosts in space, a nod to the Ghost Smashers script.
  • Page 20
    • Ectotron mentioned his ship back in Issue #2.
    • Ectotron's ship is visually based on the Autobot Lifepod seen in the Transformers episode "Dark Awakening".
    • In panel 4, the glimmer is based on the one from the start of the season one title sequence of Transformers (1984).
    • The Decepticon symbol flashing in Starscream's eye is a nod to when the symbols glimmer in the season one title sequence of Transformers (1984).

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