Ghostbusters International #1

Ghostbusters International #1

Writer: Erik Burnham Artist: Dan Schoening Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: January 27, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 3
7.8Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

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There's something strange in the neighborhood... and whether that neighborhood is in New York City or Venice, Italy, the Ghostbusters will be there! After a bust at the United Nations, the boys in gray are engaged to investigate an Old World haunting, where they begin to unravel a mystery that sends them around the globe (while still trying to keep their contract with the City, County, and State of New York!). Join us for the next chapter in Ghostbusters history - because you demanded it: GHOSTBUSTERS INTERNATIONAL!

  • 9.5
    GWW - Adam Waugaman Jan 30, 2016

    Reading Ghostbusters International has given me faith that IDW can do this treasured franchise justice. Burnham seems to truly understand the mechanics of the Ghostbusters universe and it shines in the dialogue. While the art style seems a bit off to me, perhaps Schoening uses it to show the lightheartedness and comedic offerings of Ghostbusters. If you are a Ghostbusters fan, I definitely suggest checking out Ghostbusters International. It felt like meeting up with an old friend I haven't seen in years. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - AD Boorman Jan 26, 2016

    There is not much action in this issue, but there does not need to be.  This is a launching pad for a new direction in a beloved and popular title, and this team (which has spent a lot of time working with the franchise) looks like they're setting everything up to do it right.  The editors at IDW made a good choice in keeping this team together on this franchise.  Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Jan 28, 2016

    If you've never picked up a Ghostbusters comic, but have always wanted to give them a go, this is a great place to start. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Slackjaw Punks - BeardMaster Jan 26, 2016

    After a very fun and adventurous story arch of Ghostbusters: Get Real in which the comic book dimension 'busters meet the cast of the late 80s animated cartoon The Real Ghostbusters, International is swinging readers back to a more plausible, if that's even possible in the GB universe, arch. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - David Gladman Jan 27, 2016

    This is a great jumping on point to the IDW series if you haven't already got on board, and if not, why not? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Jan 28, 2016

    This first issue of Ghostbusters International, like the first issue of what would eventually become Justice League International, contains an event at the United Nations, some humor and some heroics. There are no passports or plane tickets. This issue begins and ends in the same country, but this is clearly the springboard of a new chapter in the Ghostbusters legend. I, for one, will be dialed in to see where it goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Daniel Gehen Jan 31, 2016

    If you've been looking to jump into IDW's Ghostbusters books, this is the perfect jumping on point. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 28, 2016

    The first issue of Ghostbusters International isn't the strongest start we've seen from IDW's various mini-series. Despite the straightforward premise, there's a seeming reluctance to dive into the new global status quo for our heroes. Even so, the book features all the humor, slick artwork and fun character dynamics we've come to expect from these comics by now. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Lido Giovacchini Feb 1, 2016

    This is a good first issue that sucks you in and instantly makes you want to see more of the story. The basic idea of a global Ghostbusters is a great concept and nobody handles corporate comedy filtered through the genre lens like the Ghostbusters. Its still a little up in the air how various international Ghostbusters teams will remain interesting and compelling given that theyd, by definition, have to be all new characters, but the promise of ghosts and monsters grounded in foreign iconography and cultural idiosyncrasy is more than enough to engage. Bottom line: rock solid opening to an interesting overall idea thats drawn from the great central origin of this series, promising an end comic thats very much up there with the bests of this subgenre like Justice League International or Batman Inc. Read Full Review

  • 3.8
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Kieran Docherty Jan 27, 2016

    There's a lot a Ghostbusters comic book should be and most of it is missing from Ghostbusters International. The story might end up going somewhere pretty cool if the last two pages are anything to go by but the classic Ghostbusters feeling is entirely missing from the dialogue. My main problem is that they've settled on the character art and can't change it now which, given how distracting it was, means this is a series I won't be following. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 Feb 2, 2016

    This book feels like a bit of a lighter version of the Ghostbusters, and giving the team a new book when we have the lady-filled reboot coming feels a bit like trying to cash in on the people who are so vocal about their dislike of lady Ghostbusters. Where is the all-female Ghostbuster team? Even if it isn’t the movie version of characters, it isn’t like this is such a storied or treasured franchise that a new book couldn’t benefit from branching out and touching on what the cinematic version of the characters are getting into. There was some good humor in this book, and the artwork was solid. The end of the issue and it’s “big reveal” was pretty predictable- the book is called “Ghostbusters International” so when a mysterious hotshot with tons of money to throw around wants to take a meeting with the Ghostbusters, does anyone, ANYONE, not assume that he is looking to diversify his franchising options away from White Castle and bail bonds places into New York’s premier specter-eliminating company? Beyond that, I think this book has some promise, but that it was a less than effective first issue, even with a great big infodump filled title page that was nothing but text.

  • 7.0
    DXO Feb 20, 2016

  • 6.5
    Snapfire Mar 26, 2016

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