Ghostbusters #14


By Erik Burnham, Dan Schoening & Luis Antonio Delgado

Mass Hysteria  is under way and more anomalies begin to occur. A team is sent to Dana Barrett’s apartment to investigate her latest encounter with the supernatural, without the core team knowing. Meanwhile, Peter, Ray and Egon try to make sense of all the events and believe they have a culprit: Tiamat.

This issue was very character-centric, with little plot progression. The most interesting portion of the comic is when Dana is meeting the new members of the Ghostbusters. It’s new ground that Erik Burnham is treading by mixing established film characters with characters from the comic and animated series. It’s a fascinating dynamic. At the end of the issue there is a surprise that I was hoping for that will happen in next month’s issue!

There weren’t any major ghosties for Schoening to bring to life, but his cover with Tiamat is devilishly good! Luis Delgado’s coloring on it was perfect. If a print of it ever goes on sale, let me know! Dan really illustrates Dana Barrett well. He was able to not only have her look like Sigourney Weaver but aged her appropriately.

It is evident that this creative team is very passionate about this property, and that makes all the difference. That passion comes through in every panel drawn and word written.  This issue may have felt slow, but stick with this series!