The New Ghostbusters #2

Writer: Erik Burnham Artist: Dan Schoening Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: March 13, 2013 Critic Reviews: 8
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The ghost of a notorious killer has begun to haunt New York, and The New Ghostbusters have to stop him before he can pick up where he left off! Meanwhile, the Original Ghostbusters compare notes-trying to figure out where they are, and how to get home...

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 13, 2013

    This issue also succeeds in offering some deeper moments in between the comedy. There's a scene between Janine and Winston's wife that is surprisingly touching. Burnham also builds towards a larger conflict with another familiar villain from Ghostbusting past. And the art, while arguably too cartoony for a story set in the original movie universe, is still clean, slick, and full of bombastic energy. In short, fans have plenty of reasons to love this book. I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that will get a nice, solid run from these new Ghostbusters before the old ones come back to reclaim their jobs. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Mar 13, 2013

    Ghostbusters #2 is another engaging release that further proves the depth and creativity of this team. Whether you're looking for the more stereotypical aspects associated with this franchise or something beyond this release has something for everyone as it easily earns a recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Mar 13, 2013

    The New Ghostbusters is a fresh new direction for the Ghostbusters. Yes, it won't be permanent but it's a fun story that rises above feeling like a gimmick. Burnham and Schoening get to explore more characters, although I would like to see more of the last few pages where we see how the original team's family and loved ones are coping with their month's long disappearance 4/5 Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Mar 15, 2013

    If you're looking for a fun comic, and have soft spot for the '80s this book is perfect for you. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Mar 14, 2013

    Taking the bulk of the exposition that was pleasantly missing in issue #1, issue #2 is the lull I was hoping this arc would skip. Not a bad issue, but it's not going to pull in new readers. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Your Friendly Neighborhood Brady Mar 15, 2013

    My only wish is that these chapters were longer. I went through these first two issues so quickly that I felt it was half of a regular episode. Perhaps that's my preference nowadays as I've become more accustomed to trade paperbacks. If the creators can find a better balance between the talking and the action, I'll feel more satisfied. Until then, I'll keep my fingers crossed…but not the streams. You never cross the streams! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Mar 15, 2013

    The first two issues of this series have been a competent beginning, but "Ghostbusters" #2 could very easily have been "Ghostbusters" #1, or at least the second half of a first issue. I like what Burnham and Schoening bring to this franchise, and they've certainly made their mark with the Ghostbusters. Where it goes from here and how quickly remain to be seen and will certainly shape the success of this newest volume of "Ghostbusters" comic books. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Anthony Brunet Mar 20, 2013

    The art here is solid, coming off as cartoony, but in a fun and fresh way. But the writing and the concept here just dont do it for me; especially with the whole zapping of the main ghost threat that the new Ghost Busters deal with. Its too far-fetched a concept for me. And the whole idea that the original four are trapped in Limbo just makes me think that at some point they will be coming back. The story would feel much more believable if the Ghost Busters had retired and a new group had taken over; harkening back to the creepy, yet satisfying cartoon from the mid-90s. Read Full Review

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