IDW Celebrates Ghostbuster’s 35th Anniversary With Weekly Event Comic

by Olly MacNamee

SNL comedian and performer, Leslie Jones may get some solace in the news that while Hollywood may have given up on the all-female reboot of Ghostbusters, IDW haven’t and intend to feature the female foursome as part of their 35th anniversary celebrations of the ever-popular franchise. 35? Now, I really feel old.

Anyhow, IDW will be realising a different one-shot weekly through April each issue featuring a different set of Ghostbusters, including the original “Prime” team from the classic film, the Real Ghostbusters of 1980s cartoon fame, and, as mentioned above, the 2016 female teams well as the next generation of Extreme Ghostbusters!

IDW have been publishing Ghostbusters comic since 2008, and couldn’t let this anniversary pass them by, as IDW Editor-in-Chief John Barber elaborates:

Ghostbusters has been an important part of IDW Publishing for more than a decade, and thanks to everybody at Sony and Ghost Corps, it’s been an amazing eleven years. With Ghostbusters hitting such a milestone anniversary, it’s time to celebrate every facet of the team’s history… and to get ready for everything that’s coming next!

Here’s what’s in each issue:

Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary: Ghostbusters
by Erik Burnham (writer) and Dan Schoening (artist)
First out of the Firehouse are the original ‘busting team of Peter, Winston, Egon and Ray, who have seen a lot of things during their time as paranormal investigators, but the latest case might just turn history on its head! Could it be that they’ve found proof of… Atlantis?

Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary: Real Ghostbusters
by Cavan Scott (writer) and Marcelo Ferreira (artist)
The Real Ghostbusters keep losing business to a flashy new rival ghost-catching company: SPOOKS AWAY! But there’s something sinister in the neighborhood, and it’s up to Ray Stantz to go undercover to find out who—or what is behind these new supernatural elimination superstars!

Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary: Answer The Call Ghostbusters
by Devin Grayson (writer) and S.L. Gallant (artist)
Do demons get visitation rights? A harried young mother tries to accommodate a stream of otherworldly visitors, intent on paying their respects to her half-demon toddler, and Erin, Abby, Patty, and Holtzman find themselves mediating the custody battle from hel

Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary: Extreme Ghostbusters
by Jim Beard and Keith Dallas (writers), and Tim Lattie (artist)
Ever wish you could talk to animals? Well, when the furry, feathered, and finny inhabitants of the Central Park Zoo star demanding their release, the people of New York just wish they’d shut up! It’s up to Egon and his Extreme Ghostbusters to free the beasts from their fiendish possession!


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