Ghostbusters: Year One #1

Writer: Erik Burnham Artist: Dan Schoening Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: January 22, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
8.7Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

In anticipation of the new Ghostbusters feature film coming to theaters Summer 2020, we look back at the Boys in Grey's first year on the job, showcasing never before seen adventures! After defeating Gozer and becoming heroes in the city, county, and state of New York, a publisher has decided to cash in with a biography of the Boys in Grey and sends a writer to interview them all for background. He starts with WINSTON ZEDDEMORE, the first 'buster hired into the supernatural start-up. Winston relates the story of his very first bust, so we can finally know what kind of... ahem, stuff he's seen that'll will turn you white!

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Feb 3, 2020

    Ghostbusters: Year One is giving me a story I didn't know I wanted. I thought I knew everything about these characters and their first adventure, but it's clear the movie is just scraping the surface. If this first issue is any indication, we are in for a treat, mixing nostalgia with a damn good story and top-notch artwork. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Jan 28, 2020

    One heck of a good time!! You're really going to thank yourself for buying this issue. While it's a stand-alone story, there's a couple of threads connecting the series so do yourself a favor and reserve the whole series from your comic store! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Pastrami Nation - Daniel Schwartz Jan 27, 2020

    This was not only a fun comic to read, but it also fills in several gaps in the history of one of the fans favorite characters. Writer Erik Burnham pens a fun and funny beginning of the series. You can tell he is a fan of the characters and movies; it shows in the dialogue and storyline. The art by Dan Schoening is also fantastic. His style looks reminiscent of the animated series from the 90s. The style adds to the fun tone of the series. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 22, 2020

    Dan Schoening has some dynamic and beautiful artwork in this issue. The characters pop off the page and the panels complement the story both in the character focus and the action. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Geek'd Out - Cameron Kieffer Jan 22, 2020

    The focus on Winston is an inspired choice, especially since he's generally considered the least fleshed-out member of the team (as far as the films go). Here, he gets the attention he rightly deserves, providing his own perspective of the film's events and his role in them. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 22, 2020

    Ghostbusters: Year One #1 kicks off what feels like could be a fun series. I also expect there's more to what's presented. The team has a nice grasp of fitting in new knowledge and deliver enough winks and nods for long-time fans. A must for fans of Ghostbusters or want a good chuckle. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Jan 1, 1970

    Ghostbusters: Year One #1 is an interesting look into the first year of everyone's favorite paranormal investigators. We get some much-needed detail to the character of Winston Zeddemore and how he came into the fold. If you are a fan of the Ghostbusters movie then this will be a fun and interesting read for you. I am no Ghostbusters superfan, but as someone who grew up on the movie and cartoon this was a fun read. Now, if you have no clue what a Ghostbuster is, then this is a terrible place to start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Tanner Dedmon Jan 22, 2020

    It's an excellent introduction to and continuation of the Ghostbusters that feels like it has much more to offer. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Jan 23, 2020

    A solid debut with some storytelling slip-ups, "Ghostbusters: Year One" #1 is enjoyable but much more so to dedicated fans of the franchise. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GTMedia Reviews Apr 4, 2020

    I've got my hands on some decent Ghostbusters titles lately. I'm a big fan of the Transformers/Ghostbusters: Ghost of Cybertron crossover and the trend continues with Ghostbusters: Year One. The series is advertised to cover the scenes between the scenes of the 1984 film. Each issue will spotlight a different Ghostbuster. This issue spotlights Winston Zeddemore.

    It wouldn't be a Ghostbusters review without dragging the art style. I won't spend too much time on the art but there is a section of the comic where Dan Schoening draws the side characters and they actually resemble the film incarnations. It's really weird that the Ghostbusters are caricatures of the film and animated version but the side characters actually get a realis more

  • 9.0
    KnM Jul 22, 2021

  • 7.5
    Adsun22 Jan 25, 2020

  • 4.5
    batman_forever Feb 7, 2020

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