What to Read Wednesday - Ghostbusters

With Ghostbusters: Afterlife among the many films getting delayed until next year, fans looking forward to more Ghostbusting action will have to wait a bit longer to finally see the anticipated sequel. So if you're looking to get your Ghostbusters fix in 2020 then there is no better time to check out the many comics released by IDW Publishing over the past decade.

These lovingly crafted Ghostbusters comics from the creative minds of writer Erik Burnham and artist Dan Schoening perfectly capture the tone and voice of the iconic Ghostbusters team, giving them new adventures to go on and introducing them to a host of new ghosts. As the series continued, the comics expanded the team with the addtion of new characters and used the medium as a way to explore the lore of Ghostbusters.

In recent years, IDW has also used the Ghostbusters comic book universe as a way to explore fun crossover events with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the Transformers, and more! While some die-hard Ghostbusters fans are sure to be familiar with these titles, there are a lot of fans of the Ghostbusters movies who may be surpised to know a whole world of new Ghostbusters content is waiting to be discovered!

That's why we're highlighting a selection of 10 spooktacular Ghostbuster TPs available now at your local comic shop.

Original Comics:

(W) Erik Burnham, Cavan Scott, Devin Grayson, Jim Beard, Keith Dallas (A) Dan Schoening, Marcelo Ferreira, S. L. Gallant, Tim Lattie (CA) Anthony Marques
Celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Ghostbusters with four spooktacular stories featuring different teams in all-new standalone adventures! Who Ya Gonna Call? You've got four teams to choose from as the original Ghostbusters, The Real Ghostbusters, the Answer The Call team, and the Extreme Ghostbusters are all at the ready!

Advance solicited for October.
Four standalone stories make this book easily accessible for new fans!
In Shops: Sep 25, 2019
SRP: $15.99
PREVIEWS Page #155

(W) Erik Burnham, Tristan Jones (A) Tristan Jones (A/CA) Dan Schoening
Troubled by strange noises in the middle of the night? Experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic? Ever seen a spook, specter, or ghost? If the answer is yes, call the professionals! Catch all the Ghostbusters action as the boys in gray travel to NY and the whole country to fight against slimy specters and nocturnal nuisances everywhere. Collects issues #1-12 of the Ghostbusters, Volume 1 series. The perfect way to start collecting the fan-favorite series!
In Shops: Nov 07, 2018
SRP: $29.99
PREVIEWS Page #155

(W) Erik Burnham (A) Evan "Doc" Shaner, Blair Shedd, Erik Burnham (A/CA) Dan Schoening
When an upstart paranormal investigation and elimination service calling itself the Ghost Smashers sets up shop in NYC, the Ghostbusters suddenly find themselves out of work and out of favor. But the Ghost Smashers are messing with some shaky science, and it's only a matter of time before their incompetence threatens the entire world! Plus, what would happen if the Ghostbusters were really gone-like, in another dimension gone? A new group made up of some close friends and former foes will have to step up and don the proton packs. Collects issues #13-16 of the Ghostbusters series and issues #1-8 of the New Ghostbusters series. Available in November.
In Shops: Nov 06, 2019
SRP: $29.99
PREVIEWS Page #139

(W) Erik Burnham (A/CA) Dan Schoening
There's something strange in the neighborhood... and whether that neighborhood is in New York City or Venice, Italy, the Ghostbusters will be there! After a bust at the United Nations, the boys in gray are engaged to investigate an Old World haunting, where they begin to unravel a mystery that sends them around the globe (while still trying to keep their contract with the City, County, and State of New York!).
In Shops: Jun 29, 2016
SRP: $19.99

(W) Erik Burnham (A) Rachael Stott (A/CA) Dan Schoening
The team is still on the move as they head to Puerto Rico and Ireland as ghosts all over the world need to be busted, while Egon chases a mystery about a powerful Scandinavian spell book. Collects issues #6-11.
In Shops: Feb 01, 2017
SRP: $19.99
PREVIEWS Page #167

(W) Erik Burnham (A) Dan Schoening (CA) Tim Lattie
Worlds collide as your favorite Ghostbusters-from all three movies-meet for the first time! It's the biggest crossover since they crossed the streams! Before they began investigating the supernatural, most of the original Ghostbusters were teachers... and they've decided it's time they start sharing their knowledge again. But when their first batch of students start poking around the firehouse and accidentally set in motion the merging of two universes (it's easier than you'd think) Venkman, Stantz, Zeddemore, and Spengler will need all the help they can get to put things right! And who do you think will Answer The Call? (If you guessed Holtzmann, Yates, Tolan, and Gilbert... you get a gold star!) It's a brand new inter-dimensional meeting of the minds!

Bullet points:
* Includes an all-new introduction by Paul Feig, director of Ghostbusters: Answer the Call and Bridesmaids.
* Advance solicited for December release!
In Shops: Nov 29, 2017
SRP: $19.99
PREVIEWS Page #162

Crossover Events:

(W) Erik Burnham (A) Dan Schoening (CA) Nick Roche
After years of civil war, the Autobots fled Cyberton, leaving their home planet in the evil clutches of Megatron and his Decepticons. Years later and millions of miles away, the Autobots pick up a Cybertronian distress signal from a mysterious planet called Earth. The ghostly signal shouldn't exist, and it'll bring Optimus Prime and his team-including brand-new Autobot ECTOTRON-face-to-face with... the GHOSTBUSTERS!
In Shops: Mar 04, 2020
SRP: $17.99
PREVIEWS Page #151

(W) Erik Burnham, Tom Waltz (A/CA) Dan Schoening
Collecting the hit IDW miniseries! When a new invention goes haywire, the Turtles are sent to a whole new type of New York City. One with a whole lot more ghosts... and Ghostbusters!
In Shops: Apr 08, 2015
SRP: $17.99
PREVIEWS Page #176

(W) Erik Burnham, Tom Waltz (A) Mark Torres, Pablo Tunica, Tadd Galusha, Charles Paul Wilson (A/CA) Dan Schoening
An enemy from Master Splinter's past is back and hungry for revenge. To get it, he'll summon the most dangerous foe that the Turtles have ever encountered-the Collectors, shape-shifting demons that can pass through dimensions at will and cannot be stopped once they have been summoned to harvest a soul. To save themselves, the Turtles team up with the Ghostbusters, the only people who have ever faced them and lived to tell the tale, in a battle that turns into a chase across dimensions both incredible and terrifying.
In Shops: Feb 28, 2018
SRP: $17.99
PREVIEWS Page #157

(W) Erik Burnham (A/CA) Dan Schoening
All the Ghostbusters-the originals, the ladies of the 2016 film, and beyond-come together against a threat too powerful for any team to handle alone. For a while now, the original Ghostbusters have had access to an interdimensional portal that has given them all-new ways to research the paranormal and consult with Ghostbusters throughout the multiverse... but they haven't shared this tech with any of those other Ghostbusters, and some don't think that's fair. That's why, after a chance meeting, Jillian Holtzmann and Ron Alexander have decided to right this wrong and cobble together their own working portal... which unintentionally unleashes the contents of the Ghostbusters' Containment Unit! Collects all eight issues of Ghostbusters: Crossing Over and the Ghostbusters 2018 Annual.

Advance solicited for January release!
"A wonderfully twisted premise with impressive visuals make this one to pick up and place in your own personal containment unit."-SciFiPulse
In Shops: Jan 30, 2019
SRP: $24.99
PREVIEWS Page #141

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