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Ghostbusters: Back in Town by writer David M. Booher and Dark Horse Comics picks up the story a year and a half after the events of “Ghostbusters: Afterlife.” This four-issue miniseries sets the stage for Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire. Adding a little more detail the new adventures of Trevor, Phoebe, Callie, and Gary in the Big Apple.

Written by: David M. Booher
Art by: Blue Delliquanti
Colors by: Mildred Louis
Letters by: Jimmy Betancourt


As the Ghostbusters return to their roots in the city, the narrative swiftly dives into action when a power outage disrupts their welcome at the firehouse. This moment, with Winston referencing past power troubles, beautifully nods to the original team’s experiences, invoking a sense of nostalgia for longtime fans. The subsequent introduction to the characters’ school life adds depth, though a bit more exploration of their struggles could enhance the narrative.

After a brief and exciting battle with a fish-like ghost followed by some confusion about who is doing what and where. The real baddy is revealed although we only get some green lights and voice bubbles just enough to make it interesting and somewhat creepy.  


The artwork in “Ghostbusters: Back in Town” strikes the perfect balance between comedic relief and nostalgia, capturing the essence of the franchise. Artists Blue Delliquanti and Mildred Louis deserve praise for seamlessly blending new elements with familiar faces from the original cast. While the characters are detailed enough to be distinct, they avoid being overcomplicated, ensuring clarity in storytelling. The vibrant coloring brings each panel to life, enhancing the overall visual experience.


As a devoted Ghostbusters fan, I might be a touch biased, but “Ghostbusters: Back in Town” surpasses the 2016 remake easily. It stays true to the essence of Ghostbusters while introducing fresh elements for the new generation. While my enthusiasm for the series is palpable, it’s worth noting that personal bias can influence perception. Nevertheless, for fans of the franchise, this comic is a must-read, offering a new adventure into the Ghostbusters saga.