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Ghostbusters 101 Issue 4 Comic Book Review


The fourth issue of “Ghostbusters 101” continues to struggle with the same problems.

In the fourth issue of the “Ghostbusters 101” mini-series, Stantz, Spangler, Zeddemore, Gilbert, Tolan and Holtman look into a rip in the sky near Ellis Island where, shock of all shocks, ghosts are starting to appear. Venkman and Yates, meanwhile, are doing their own investigation as they try to find out what’s going on. That’s about all that happens here.

I feel like I’m beating a dead horse by saying this, but “Ghostbusters 101” still isn’t living up to its potential. In fact, issue 4 has much of the same issues that have plagued the first 3 comics. Writer Erik Burnham continues to give Holtzmann all the best moments, he struggles to find the voices for all of the characters, the story is still going at a deathly slow pace and the seemingly useless class element has become, well, useless. Furthermore, the highlight of this issue is, once again, references to past “Ghostbusters” stories that are not limited to the feature films.

As frustrating as the series is from a writing perspective, artist Dan Schoening’s work has never faltered once here. He clearly has a blast illustrating all the characters, creating ghosts, and drawing fun easter eggs.

Note: The comic concludes with more class notes and IDW and “Ghostbusters” comic ads.

June 28, 2017 - Posted by | Book review | , , ,

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