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Review – Ghostbusters: Year One #2 (IDW Publishing)

Review – Ghostbusters: Year One #2 (IDW Publishing)

Publisher: Idw Publishing Writer: Erik Burnham Artwork: Dan Schoening Colors: Luis Antonio Delgado Lettering: Neil Uyetake Release Date: 4th March 2020 Matching up to Erik Burnham’s intention of including “as much as possible from the original movie”, the former video store manager’s script for issue two of “Ghostbusters: Year One” must have delighted this supernatural comedy franchise’s fans by revisiting the Boys in Gray’s opening foray in ghost-busting at the New York Public Library. Not only that, but it also rather splendidly depicts a suitably tongue-in-cheek rematch between the proton pack wearing quartet and “the bibliothecary known as Eleanor Twitty” in which brains, as well as a battered copy of Ptolomy’s Cosmographical, undoubtedly wins the day over brawn. In fact, the vast majority of this twenty-page periodical focuses upon poor Alice Sherman’s frightening confrontation with a “full torso apparition”, and Roger Delacourt’s desperate attempt to get the team back to his library in order to “finish what we started.” Crammed full of “symmetrical book stacking, just like the Philadelphia mass turbulence of 1947”, and a simply stunning splash page by artist Dan Schoening, which rather marvellously captures the sheer spectacular of the elderly spook transforming herself into her utterly hideous, [...]



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