Ghostbusters International #3

Writer: Erik Burnham
Artist: Dan Schoening
Colourist: Luis Antonio Delgado
Letterer: Neil Uyetake
Editor: Tom Waltz
Publisher: IDW

A review by Amelia Wellman

5114681-ghostbusters_international_03-pr-0Issue three of Ghostbusters International opens right where issue two ended: Peter, Ray, and Winston are headed straight for Poveglia Island to clear out the supposedly thousands of ghosts haunting it, Egon is investigating a mysterious reading he collected back in issue one, and Janine is holding interviews for another Ghostbuster.

Issue one of Ghostbusters International didn’t feel quite right with the Ghostbusters tone. Issue two moved us closer with some snark from Peter and scenes that felt like classic Janine. Issue three has given me exactly the right tone and I am so into it now!

The characters feel on point with their dialogue and mannerism now that they don’t have a bunch of clunky exposition to get through and the stakes have risen with the appearance of a shadowy man that’s working in conjunction with Vinter. I can’t wait til issue four to find out who the shadowy figure is and what’s going on with Egon back in New York. His investigation is being spoon fed to us and my curiosity is reaching maddening levels!

The artwork continues to charm me with its exaggerated cartoony character models and I got a laugh-out-loud moment during Janine’s interviews when a certain high school badass showed up in Schoening’s distinct style.

The Verdict
Buy it!
I knew patience would pay off with Ghostbusters International! With issue three we get right into the ghostly action and right where the Ghostbusters shine: huge supernatural stakes! I originally said that issues one and two were ‘wait and see’, well we’ve waited and now it’s time to buy!

Amelia Wellman
I read, I write, I play videogames, Ghostbusters is my favourite thing in the known universe, but quasars come in at a close second. I've been known to cry at the drop of a hat over happy and sad things alike. I've also been known to fly into a rage if things don't go my way, leading to many a fight in high school and breaking someone's nose on the TTC one time. I'm an anxious introvert but also a loud-mouthed bad influence. Especially on my cat. He learned it from watching me, okay!

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