Title: Ghostbusters: Crossing Over #8
Writer: Erik Burnham
Artist: Dan Schoening
Publication Date: November 14, 2018
Publisher’s Summary: The Ghostbusters have survived every challenge thrown their way so far, but they aren’t home free yet—and with Tiamat involved, victory will come at a cost! Join us for the grand finale of the biggest Ghostbusters story of 2018, setting the stage for the future! CROSSING OVER ends here!
The Ghostbusters have finally come face-to-face with Tiamat, ready for the ultimate showdown. And in typical Ghostbusters fashion things don’t go exactly according to plan. However, with a little quick thinking, creativity, and plain old determination the Ghostbusters pull off a spectacular win.
The conclusion to Ghostbusters: Crossing Over has all the feels you want and expect, along with kick-ass ending to Tiamat. Erik Burnham packs this final issue of the series with the maximum amount of Ghostbuster antics. The team dispenses of Tiamat in the most surprising way, ranking this conclusion up with the defeat of Gozer and Vigo.
Throughout this run Burnham has woven maximum Ghostbuster personality into each issue, expertly juggling each of the characters’ unique traits. Ghostbusters: Crossing Over #8 was a bittersweet ending, that satisfied my need for a gratifying ending, but left new avenues open to explore. Burnham manages to transform Walter Peck’s character into a likable nuance, proof of his mastery for writing the characters, which is something I’d love to see further explored. Ghostbusters: Crossing Over was a spectacular run, I look forward to whatever Burnham has next for the team.
Dan Schoening art stuns until the last panel. Though his work on the series has been stellar throughout, I’m torn between his depiction of Tiamat at the beginning of the series and his parting image of the fallen god. Schoening’s art kept the series on the lighter side, keeping the true, slightly comical, Ghostbusters vibe.
The Bottom Line:
Ghostbusters: Crossing Over #8 marks the end of the run, in bittersweet, spectacular fashion. Burnham’s conclusion closes the Tiamat storyline, but leaves potential for future stories. Though this is the end of a the limited series, I’m looking forward to what Burnham has planned next for the Ghostbusters.