To the general surprise of ghostheads IDW Publishing kinda casually announced the monthly ongoing Ghostbusters comic will be ending this September with Issue 20. Although it is the final comic in the series, it doesn’t mean during Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary at least the characters couldn’t appear in a multi part story.
Two new IDW Publishing Ghostbusters comics are available to buy today.
IDW and the GB creative team are happy to announce the release of a new Hard Cover book collecting issues 1-16 of Ghostbusters Ongoing Vol.1! It comes jam packed with all of Tristan’s (PCOC and concept art) work, sketches from the team and other goodies. – Dan Schoening
Total Containment has a list price of $49.99 USD. It can pre-ordered from Amazon for $34.35. Perhaps from fine comic book shops, book stores, and other fine retail establishments.
Volume 2, Issue 14
The embodiment of chaos has taken an interest in earth, and the physical laws of the universe are beginning to come apart at the seams. When Newtonian physics falter in New York City and weirdness is on the rise, you know who’s gonna get called… ‘Mass Hysteria!’ continues here!
This piece first reminded me of The Real Ghostbusters episode Flip Side. As I’ve seen the episode recently. If you don’t know what I’m referring to, its when Peter, Ray, and Egon were in Boo York and “fired” their nutrona wands for the first time at The Peoplebusters. Instead of the positive confinement streams, “the polarity was ‘unnaturally’ reversed” causing the Proton Packs to emit low class ghosts!
I don’t know if Dan subconsciously thought of this. Of course based on Ghostbusters and the 30th Anniversary story, it could be from ghosts somehow escaping The Containment Unit.
Spook Central’s Facebook page posted earlier today a preview of Ghostbusters Volume 2, Issue 13. Which is the start of the 30th Anniversary story arc, Mass Hysteria. Which is part of an overall larger 8 issue run.
For more covers and preview pages check out Spook Central’s Facebook gallery for Vol. 2, Issue 13.
Besides fine comic book shops and on-line retailers, Mass Hysteria issues can be bought from Ghostbusters Fans shop and these other links IDW Publishing posted at their message board.
The first of 8 issues will be available for sale on February 26, 2014.