Optimus Prime comes face to face with ghosts and even gets to do some busting! Even better, Optimus Prime seems to have a sense of humor!

Transformers/Ghostbusters 4
Written by Erik Burnham
Art by Dan Schoening

With every issue they work on together, I love the Burnham and Schoening team that much more. After this issue, I kind of wish the team-up was an ongoing and not a 5-issue miniseries. Where else are we going to get a recount like this one of how the war between the Autobots and the Decepticons started?

Autobot leader Optimus Prime was, of course, joking with Peter Venkman. But even a joke like this one that would seem completely out of character coming from a different creative team was just perfectly employed here.

Ghost Starscream escapes the containment unit and tracking him down leads Optimus, Ectobot and the Ghostbusters to a power plant in Long Island City, Queens (bonus points from this Queens guy for that one) where Starscream’s latest ruler is waiting. Kremzeek the Scavenger was using the former Decepticon in search of the All-Spark to make him a god like the being that eliminated Cybertron – Gozer the Destroyer.

Kremzeek is defeated rather easily, but it released the other ghost Decepticons the energy being had absorbed, setting up a showdown in the final issue between Optimus Prime and Ghost Megatron.

One shall stand, one shall fall. I can’t wait.