Sunday, August 12, 2018

Ghostbusters: Crossing Over #5 Review

Crossing the Streams

Writer: Erik Burnham
Artist: Dan Schoening
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Release Date: August 1, 2018
Cover Price: $3.99
Reviewed by Wheezy

I have tried to be positive of this run as I am a fan of the Ghostbusters in general, but this is striking at me as the low point of the series. It keeps up with the series staples of character interactions and humor but just falls short of delivering any substance, hopefully, I can articulate this in a coherent manner.

Going off the cliffhanger in the previous issue I was expecting the house to possess more of threat and some explanation of why this was considered to be impending doom, I couldn’t really say that it had any of that, it gets mentioned but for the most part it just feels like a creepy house nothing worth ending an issue over anyway.

That aside it kind of sets up how the issue will go with each team taking on their respective challenges through each dimension, the interactions they have with each other's dimensional counterparts could (and should) lead to some great moments, which to be fair still may happen but they are a little short in this issue from what has gone on before. There are a few action sequences which still showcase the art, which I have to say, I have come to appreciate but for the most part, this was a quick read, and just felt a little like filler for my taste. I suppose this is counteracted by having a couple of pages with the big bad who is forcing the Ghostbusters to go traversing dimensions (the daughter of Koza’rai) not sure if someone out there could help out, but I am not well versed enough in Ghostbuster lore to know if this is a recurring villain or not?

With the above being said, I still think there maybe some legs to this series, hopefully I am not wrong but if you got this far, there is only 3 more issues to tie it up.

Bits and Pieces

If you are actively reading this, it would make sense to continue the issue is not bad at all, just not as high standard as the others, and my own personal expectations were that we would be heading down to a path of closing this out, whether that is because I am used to 6 issue minis or the last issue felt like it was dragging this out, am not sure. If you were looking to jump on, however, I would wait for the trade, I wouldn’t bother going back for the singles. Again, I liked it just felt drawn out.


No comments:

Post a Comment