Subway Shorts – Ghostbusters: Crossing Over 3

Ghostbusters from across the multiverse converge on the Prime universe, as the teams try and get the escaped ghosts back into the containment unit.

Ghostbusters: Crossing Over 3
Written by Erik Burnham 
Art by Dan Schoening

How many Ghostbusters are too many Ghostbusters?

Even with the Ghostbusters from 5 or 6 different dimensions gathered at the firehouse to help clean up the mess created by the Chicago team’s Ron Alexander and Jillian Holtzmann from the Answer The Call team, I don’t think were anywhere close to having too many Ghostbusters.

The action in this issue takes place over at the George Washington Bridge, as Holtzmann takes a makeshift team of six out to deal with a ghost creating a spectral fog over the Hudson River crossing. But while the ‘busting is always great, it’s never the focal point of the issues from Burnham and Schoening.

The writing and the character interactions are king here. Like these panels from an all-team meeting at the firehouse.

Time travel ALWAYS backfires for Barry. This is just an empirical fact.

Thankfully, there’s no time travel here – just members of the Ghostbusters teams from other dimensions that are from different points in time than the prime dimension… never mind, multiple dimensions can get just as confusing as time travel – and Holtzmann’s team gets their ghost with the help of a lighthouse and a foghorn. Most importantly, though, we get a look at the miniseries’ big bad at the end of the issue – Tiamat, goddess of chaos.

That could pose some problems…

I’ve said this before, but if you’re a fan of the Ghostbusters, and even if you’re just a fan of funny comic books, you should be reading IDW’s Ghostbusters books from Burnham and Schoening.