Now’s a pretty good time to be a Ghostbusters fan. Every episode of The Real Ghostbusters cartoon series is available on DVD, both movies are streaming on Netflix, the video games are still regarded as big hits, and the amount of Ghostbusters merchandise now available seems to be at an all-time high (Exhibit A). Oh, and Dan Aykroyd is still threatening to make that third movie (Although, to paraphrase Egon Spengler, the more I read about that project, the more I’m convinced it’s part of a bizarre ritual to bring about the end of the world). But with the third movie in development hell, there’s only one place where fans can go to find new Ghostbusters stories – the comic book shop!
Last September, IDW kicked off a new monthly Ghostbusters comic book series. I’ve read a lot of good stuff about the series, and my comic book illustrator pal, Nate (who would walk around with an unlicensed nuclear accelerator on his back every day if he could), recommended I check it out. So I did! I picked up a copy of the latest issue, Ghostbusters #8, today.