Comic Review: IDW 20/20 – Ghostbusters

Published: January 16th, 2019
Written by: Erik Burnham
Art by: Dan Schoening
Based on: Ghostbusters by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis

IDW Publishing, 40 Pages

Review:

“Who ya gonna call?”

Probably not the Ghostbusters twenty years later, as they’ll just send this other team that isn’t as exciting or as capable as the real deal.

This wasn’t a bad read but it was a pretty boring one. It lacked any sort of energy and maybe I’m supposed to know who these new characters are but I don’t and this doesn’t do much to make me care about them.

I picked this up because I liked the concept of IDW’s 20/20 event, which sees beloved franchises either rewind or fast forward 20 years.

The original Ghostbusters are here but they’re old, moody and pretty much don’t do anything other than show up to make a cameo. They totally could have gone an Old Man Logan route with this and it would have worked better than this did.

The art is okay, the story is just meh and this just feels like it was rushed out just to celebrate IDW’s 20th anniversary.

Rating: 5.5/10
Pairs well with: other IDW 20/20 comics, as well as Ghostbusters comics.