By PS Hayes
Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 at 4:12 pm
Ghostbusters #2 Written by Erik Burnham
Art by Dan Schoening
Colors by Luis Antonio Delgado
PCOC Pages by Tristan Jones
Letters by Shawn Lee
Covers by Dan Schoening, Nick Runge IDW Publishing
Release Date: October 12th, 2011
Cover Price: $3.99
Simply put, reading this comic makes you remember just how much fun you had seeing Ghostbusters for the first time in the theater. One of the things I love about this series so far, and it’s only 2 issues in, is that it feel like a natural continuation of the film franchise. There’s no reboot, not pre-first film story going on. In fact, the boys actually have to deal with events that happened in the films. Just like in real life, things you do from the past come back to haunt you.
I have to give it to writer Erik Burnham, he packs a lot of story into this issue. This comic is the very definition of “page-turner”. We get to see more actual ghost busting in this issue than in both movies combined. As it was with the last issue, the dialogue is written very natural for the characters, you can hear the actors saying the lines in your head as you read the book. New characters are introduced, new story lines are set up and best of all, we get so see a full-on Ghostbusters “call” from beginning to end.
It’s amazing to me how Dan Schoening hasn’t been on a monthly comic book before now. His art is simply stunning and fits this book like a glove. I really can’t see anyone else penciling this book. So, I guess the bad news is that Dan, if your reading this, you can’t ever take any time off. EVER.
Special attention needs to be paid to Mr. Tristan Jones. He’s the man responsible for each issue’s back up feature, Paranormal Contracts Oversight Commission files. He does a fantastic job giving us background on each issues feature ghost. You can tell just by reading the pages, he puts a LOT of work into these, and it shows. Well played, Tristan.
Another great issue for this title. I’m looking forward to reading more, and you should be too!