Review: Ghostbusters International #2

GB-Int_02-cvrStill making headlines all across the World, the Ghostbusters are at it again. This time, at the Italian Island, “Poveglia.” The boys in gray slugged it out with a pretty pesky poltergeist, then stayed on to dance the night away with some of the lovely ladies who witnessed the disturbance. This is Casey Kasem. Now, on with the countdown.

After Scandinavian businessman Erland Winters tries to purchase the Ghostbusters from Walter Peck and the PCOC, the Ghostbusters are hired by Mr.Winters to travel to the Italian Island Poveglia to capture ghosts there in order to build on the land without ghosts ruining the possible attraction. Once the Ghostbusters arrive in Italy (without Egon) its apparent that things aren’t going to go as smooth as it was made to sound.

It’s clear that this issue is a set up for the rest of the events that is set to take place, which only makes sense because because this is only the second issue of a series. It’s interesting that the book starts out with somebody trying to buy the Ghostbusters. Peter Venkman is all for it but of course, Winston, Ray and Egon are not. Ray has a love interest and its someone the team works with a lot.

What I find very interesting is that the team is working hand in hand with Walter Peck, especially since Walter tried to shutdown the Ghostbusters in the original movie and almost succeeded. Peter and Walter still have their issues but I think that will make the rest of the series very interesting. Janine, is still with the group and she is kind of like a mother to everyone.

The artwork by Dan Schoening is unlike I have ever seen. It’s not as detailed as a lot of comic books are, but It is still very good. I think readers who read comic to admire the art as well as the story will like what Dan Schoening has done. Th characters themselves aren’t recognizable the way we all know them buts that is ok. Good job to Dan for the artwork in this book.

Overall the issue was well done. This is the first time I have ever picked up a Ghostbusters comic book and it reminded me a lot of the Real Ghostbusters cartoon back in the 1986 to 1991. I think IDW could have a real hit on their hands. Ghostbusters has always been a big attraction with the original movies, the video games that came out a few years ago and now the new Ghostbusters movie starring Melissa McCarthy coming out this summer. It’s going to be a good time for anything Ghostbusters. I give this comic a must read!

Story: Erik Burnham Art: Dan Schoening Colors: Luis Antonio Delgado
Story: 8 Artwork: 8 Overall: 8 Recommendation: Read

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review