X-Files Conspiracy: Ghostbusters #1

X-Files Conspiracy: Ghostbusters #1

Writer: Erik Burnham Artist: Salvador Navarro Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: January 22, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
6.8Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

The Conspiracy continues! The Lone Gunmen investigate their first lead, the Ghostbusters. Are they frauds and charlatans, bilking unwitting clients out of money? Or do they have special insight into the afterlife? And how are they connected to the plague that's poised to wipe out humanity?

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jan 26, 2014

    Funny, cool, and a great pairing of two famous genre teams. Fans of either group wouldenjoy this, as would the casual reader. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Derek A. Adams Jan 27, 2014

    The creative team change for this issue and will change with each incarnation of this series. My hope is that there will be no confusion or drastic changes in structure in any of the issues, and for the not to not change a large amount either. With this issue the artist changed but the change in the art itself was minor enough not to notice. This series has the makings too be a good kind of ridiculous insanity, or a bad kind, let's hope it is the former. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Your Friendly Neighborhood Brady Jan 24, 2014

    Once again, Im pleasantly surprised to discover something new and fun in comics shops this week. "The X-Files / Ghostbusters: Conspiracy" #1 has definitely got me interested to see how this road trip across the IDW world plays out. Its exactly the kind of event book I think (and hope) people enjoy more and more. Its got familiar characters mixing it up, the artwork is pretty spot on, and the thread linking them all together is simple yet effective. I imagine this being an enjoyable tale which everyone can hop onto and follow wherever this conspiracy takes us readers. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Geeked Out Nation - Mark Pritchard Jan 22, 2014

    So it's congratulations to Erik Burnham, but next issue it gets a bit trickier. Just how are the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles going to be convincingly placed within this story? That's quite a challenge for any writer don't you think? It should be a lot of fun to see how that plays out, and I for one am already looking forward to seeing if it does. It's one thing putting paranormal investigators into a comic book about conspiracies, but humanoid turtles who eat pizza and play at being Ninjas, now that's something I have to see. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Joe Morrison Jan 21, 2014

    Theres not really much of a conspiracy to be found here, in fact theres not much in the way of a plot either. What there is though, is a meeting of two different worlds and getting to see how the paranoid Gunmen deal with the nerdy Ghostbusters. Much like a giant marshmallow man in a sailor suit, its cute and sweet but lacking in any real substance or nutritional value. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Max Delgado Jan 22, 2014

    It'll be interesting to see how IDW juggles the next few issues of this crossover: the Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Crow are radically different titles and it seems the only thing they'll have in common (at least for now) is that they'll get a visit from our favorite geeks. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Jan 22, 2014

    As far as the art is concerned, the pencils by Salvador Navarro at times rendered the characters a little wooden. His backgrounds and depictions of the story's supernatural elements, however, were absolutely superb. And even his more "wooden" portraits of the Lone Gunmen were still incredibly well done from a detail and likeness standpoint.Overall this is a fun issue, but suffers from plot limitations that a crossover like this can entail. I was already worried that the overall story would devolve from an engaging mystery into a synergy-inspired cash grab. Despite this creative team's admirable and sometimes very enjoyable efforts, that's exactly what the issue felt like. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Jan 22, 2014

    The X-Files Conspiracy Ghostbusters is an enjoyable and quick read, but it doesn't feel like a huge, exciting crossover event. The story of the Lone Gunman is progressing and the road just happened to take them through Ghostbuster territory. This may be one that benefits from rereading once we start to see the bigger plan. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Dante Buccieri Jan 22, 2014

    X-Files " Conspiracy: Ghostbusters #1 is a great concept but has mediocre execution. The book is not bad by any means, but very underwhelming for the $3.99 price point. I'd recommend this to the die-hard fans of The X-Files or Ghostbusters, but everyone else can pass this over. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Jan 27, 2014

    The art by Salvador Navarro does a good enough job to suit the story, but much like the story there is a lack of excitement and energy to the art. The characters look static and posed and the action scenes, although only a couple of them, didn't impress. The ghost in the story is Navarro's best work, but the way the story unfolds doesn't make it that much of a threat. The story poses an interesting idea at the end, but concludes too quickly to explore it further (maybe this will be explored in other parts of the crossover). If you're a fan of the Lone Gunmen and Ghostbusters, you may find some enjoyment from this issue. Unfortunately, the lack of the main X-Files characters and a story that's average at best left me not wanting to read the rest of this Conspiracy storyline. After reading this issue, it feels a bit like IDW is forcing their licensed characters into a crossover to try to increase the audience, but by doing so I think they've weakened the individual brands. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Carl Boehm Jan 22, 2014

    For fuck's sake. This is the lamest concept execution since Bob Villa did the traveling ice show version of This Old House. At least Salvador Navarro's art does a great job of capturing the likeness of The Lone Gunmen. For his work under duress of dealing with such shit of a concept, I give this book a 2 out of 5. Who runs IDW and allows this to happen? Someone in an executive board room thought this was a great idea? This is why the comic industry will never rise higher. No one applies even a scintilla of common sense to the source material. Read Full Review

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