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GHOSTBUSTERS DAY 2022: Reitman and Kenan penning new Ghostbusters comic at Dark Horse

June 9th, 2022 by Marc Comments

Hmmmmm… while we’re loving all the news from Ghostbusters Day 2022, this is a glass-half-full type of situation.

All the way from Ecto-Fest at the Sony Pictures Studios lot, it’s been revealed that a new Ghostbusters comic series is coming only instead of being done by IDW Comics, whose work with the franchise over the last few years under the writing of Erik Burnham and art of Dan Schoening has been second to none and, frankly, kept Ghostbusters alive in a way that few comic tie-ins have been able to. You when people talk about how the novels and comics kept Star Wars alive for allthose years when all we had were the original trilogy? IDW’s book was that important to Ghostbusters.

But now, movie away from IDW, it seems that Sony Pictures and Ghost Corp are bringing the story to Dark Horse Comics.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I think I’d rather see it got to Dark Horse than Marvel or DC but, man, IDW was right there!

The new run will be a limited series and will release before the end of 2023 and will be penned by Ghostbusters: Afterlife and Ghostbusters: Firehouse, the newly announced movie (here), writers Jason Reitman and Gil Kenan: “We’ve got a unique story that we want to tell exclusively in a limited edition series,” Kenan said.

While the continuity of the IDW comics was always a little hazy with it being more likely set in a reality adjacent to the movies (they met the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Real Ghostbusters, Transformers and the Lone Gunmen at various points), this new book will be canon and set in the universe of Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II and Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

I’m excited for this series and, no doubt, further books in the future, I really feel IDW’s legacy needs to be kept alive, if not by Ghost Corp, by the fans.

Forget what Star Wars: The Last Jedi said, don’t forget the past or destroy it if you must.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….