While Ray, Peter, Winston, and Kylie are ghost hunting in Ireland, Egon remains in New York and finally gets to the bottom of a mystery he’s been chasing since college… about a powerful Scandinavian spell book. That’s right, Egon gets all the answers… and he may wish he hadn’t.
Just as it seems like the Ghostbusters will simply continue their international tour and just bust ghosts at different landmarks, this issue comes in and really moves things along. On top of helping to advance the plot, there is a truly emotional story here for a character who really doesn’t get much development. It takes you by surprise, and it was exactly what this story line needed to help keep the readers engaged. Top marks to writer Erik Burnham for making this issue one of the better reads for the month. Also, putting Peck in a proton pack was a very entertaining and amusing sight to see. Especially when its pointed out how horrible he is at it.
The ghosts, creature designs, and special effect artwork as always finds a way to steal the attention of the comic. The design and presentation of the head Banshee really made her look like she was a force to be reckoned with. Artists Dan Schoening and Luis Antonio Delgado really are a great team who have trained eyes for detail.
This is exactly what this series needed. The plot comes in like a wrecking ball and delivers a healthy dose of intrigue while at the same time having a very somber and emotional story line. It’s packed to the brim with a lot in a short amount of time and the fans will enjoy every bit of it. Especially if Peck has to strap on a proton pack again to offer some assistance.