By Erik Burnham, Dan Schoening & Luis Antonio Delgado

The majority of the team is facing off against the Scourge of Carpathia, Vigo, an old favorite. Back at the firehouse, Egon and Kylie try to contain the repossessed Dana Barrett and Louis Tully. Tiamat continues to toy with the Ghostbusters, but it looks like that won’t last much longer…

Unfortunately, this issue felt dull. The past couple books have been full of great moments, so perhaps Erik Burnham made this a breather issue. Even if this is the case, there wasn’t much plot progression or any major character developments, it just came off as a stopgap between the last issue and the next. The one thing that captured my attention was an odd occurrence during the interlude sequence. The cliffhanger at the end of the issue was also easy to anticipate.

Dan Schoening continues his work that has become a staple of this comic. His depiction of Vigo is pretty spot on and seeing what he is doing with Gozer’s various forms is very interesting. He seems to have some creative freedom with that character, which is a plus for the artist and audience. Sadly, Schoening’s work wasn’t able to save this book; it was solid work, but nothing really elevated the material.

Despite this being an off issue, this creative team has earned enough trust that readers should stick with this series. There are plenty of Easter eggs in the background of panels, so keep an eye out for those! The cover for next month’s comic seems to indicate that the story will be kicking things back into high gear. Count me in!


About The Author Erik Gonzalez

I was exposed to comics early on, one of my earliest vivid memories was picking up the entire run of Dark Horse’s Aliens vs. Predator(1990). Odd and perhaps morbid choice for a kid, I know...At the same time, I was immersed in the pop culture of the time which included, but not limited to: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ghostbusters, Jurassic Park, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and of course, Batman: The Animated Series. Upon reflection, it’s fairly evident why I’m such a zealous geek. My day job is in television operations, so basically I’m exposed to media at every turn, which is where I want to be! Writing comic book reviews is another outlet to convey my respect and fanaticism for the this graphic medium. I hope what I have to say will resonate with others and also spark heart-felt discussion. Simon Pegg said it best, “Being a geek is extremely liberating.”

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