By PS Hayes
Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 at 4:00 pm
Ghostbusters #13 Written by Erik Burnham
Art by Dan Schoening
Colors by Luis Antonio DelGado
Letters by Neil Uyetake
Edits by Tom Waltz
Extra Story by Tristan Jones
Covers by Dan Schoening & Tristan Jones IDW Publishing
Release Date: September 19, 2012
Cover Price: $3.99
Ghostbusters #13 is, so far, the most interesting and plain-out exciting issue in the series so far. Not that the previous year’s worth of stories have been boring by any means, but it seems like the creative team really threw the rule book out the window with this issue.
I think writer Erik Burnham had a little too much caffeine while writing Ghostbusters #13. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, either. There is SO much going on in this issue, that it takes a second read to let your brain absorb all that’s going on. After a long road trip, the boys finally return back to New York City, where they find things are, let’s just say, different. There’s no business in the ghostbusting business, and by the end of the issue we find out why.
Also, Janine has a new boyfriend that will make your eyes pop out and you will NOT believe. All this, and, some new competition for the Ghostbusters. And I’d like to personally thank Erik for coming up with a Ghostbusters team of (mostly) hot girls. You got my letters, Erik! I owe you one!! The pacing of this issue is great, there’s some really great scenes and everyone’s favorite character from Ghostbusters 2 shows up!!! Talk about exciting!!!
Artist Dan Schoening sucks…at being terrible. I swear, each issue gets better and better in the art department. He’s all ready got the Ghostbusters spot on, but this issue us filled with SNL and comedy alum cameos, more so than any issue before, in my opinion. My only complaint is that there’s a bunch of people that make me scratch my head and say “Where have I seen that person before?” Schoening makes each issue SO fun to look at, it’s almost like a Where’s Waldo with Hollywood cameos. And, for the first time, we get to see him draw some good looking girls, and BOY does he excel in that area. Well done, Dan!!!
This one’s pretty much got it all. It’s a great starting point for new readers, it’s fun, it’s exciting, it’s different. The creative team is REALLY starting to take some liberties and the results are fantastic. I couldn’t recommend Ghostbusters #13 highly enough!!