Ghostbusters #2 Review

Is this latest team of misfits masquerading as paranormal investigators and eliminators up to snuff, or should fans simply avoid this latest literary yarn?  Read on to find out.

The official description from IDW:

The ghost of a notorious killer has begun to haunt New York, and The New Ghostbusters have to stop him before he can pick up where he left off! Meanwhile, the Original Ghostbusters compare notes—trying to figure out where they are, and how to get home…

From start to finish this creative team’s run with this storied franchise has been an absolutely engaging affair that’s had its share of off moments, but more often than not this duo has risen to the proverbial occasion.  This latest volume complete with its simplistic but easily engrossing premise is no different, as a brand new team of established personalities rises to the challenge.

The script by Erik Burnham hits it completely out of the park, as a near perfect storm of verbal comedy and natural character flow yields an entertaining ride. From the promotion of these ancillary players to the ghost they fight this tale from start to finish is slowly but surely building towards something that should easily please dedicated followers. There were a couple scenes where the pacing wasn’t nearly as tight as it was in the entirety of the issue, but rest assured they were minimal moments that did little to detract from the overall quality.

Dan Schoening brings this world to life with his expertly executed pencil strokes. From the way he builds the detailed landscapes associated with both our dimension and the one where the original Ghostbusters currently reside, to the formation of bodily features he seamlessly realizes a unique style.  The talent’s work simply ebbs and flows with the nature inherent to this saga, as he brings to light otherworldly elements.

Ghostbusters #2 is another engaging release that further proves the depth and creativity of this team.  Whether you’re looking for the more stereotypical aspects associated with this franchise or something beyond this release has something for everyone as it easily earns a recommendation.


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