Discuss the Ghostbusters Comic from IDW, as well as the now defunct Ghostbusters: Legion series.
#4962088
According to Bleeding Cool News, IDW is set to lose both Transformers and GI Joe in 2022. Speculation is these properties will be going to Boom studios, home of the Power Rangers comics, which of course is another Hasbro property. This could be why we haven't heard anything about Ghostbusters as it may be joining it's 80s franchise cousins in the jump (this bit is purely speculation on my part)
#4962094
Hmm, intriguing. Definitely makes the business relationship with Hasbro go even deeper if that's the case and put all the Hasbro comic i.p. under a an umbrella related to them. And it does track. IDW lost the all-ages Marvel line and just lost the Star Wars all-ages stuff to Dark Horse the other week I think. Man, what a blow to IDW. At this rate, they'll just have TMNT and be creator owned projects.

But man, kinda skeevy because Sony has been so supportive of IDW's Ghostbusters all these years then to just... I mean I get it, it's business but still. Hate to see IDW lose GB too and have the comic rebooted. But again, that's business... gulp.
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#4962129
On one hand, the big difference is that Hasbro doesn't own Ghostbusters. On the other hand the fact that IDW hasn't announced anything now that Afterlife is out is not a good sign either.

I guess it would be difficult to surprise me at this point.
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#4962222
Fritz wrote: November 30th, 2021, 7:30 am On one hand, the big difference is that Hasbro doesn't own Ghostbusters. On the other hand the fact that IDW hasn't announced anything now that Afterlife is out is not a good sign either.

I guess it would be difficult to surprise me at this point.
Good point but Hasbro does now have the license to do the GB toyline and has been pumping out releases. That's all I meant.

Yeah, we're basically still at the same point - will IDW (a new company) make a press release or will we find out in a monthly comic solicits article next month or early next year?
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#4962562
Sorry to hear this, I have enjoyed many of the G.I. Joe stories that IDW has published along with the TMNT stories as well.
Plus, the Ghostbusters comic books despite a rough start with The Other Side have been some fun reads. Really enjoyed the artwork too, and all of the Easter Eggs from Dapper Dan and Luis Delgado.

Even though I don't know that much about ownership rights for an I.P. like Ghostbusters, I would imagine that Sony and Ghostcorps would have the final say in changing publishers.
#4962678
Honestly, I wouldn’t mind seeing some fresh story lines and actual creativity for future GB comics. I feel like near the end, they’ve had to resort to purely crossovers. I’d be interested in seeing what a real writer can do for this franchise.
#4963227
As someone who could never get into the IDW Ghostbusters comics (they just aren't my style), I would very much welcome a new series from a new company, provided they do good work.
#4965856
mrmichaelt wrote: December 10th, 2021, 5:22 pm News broke that it's Robert Kirkman's Skybound that is reportedly in talks to take over the GI Joe and Transformers publishing licenses.
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ ... 235060895/
Tom Waltz confirmed that IDW is losing Transformers and GI Joe licenses in 2023. However, he didn't mention Ghostbusters and wrote that they are busier than ever.

Here's the link to his tweet: https://twitter.com/TomWaltz/status/148 ... 82946?s=20

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