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It was only a matter of time before the new Ghostbusters team from the 2016 film made their way to comics.  The all-female squad first appeared in Ghostbusters 101, crossing dimensions to meet the original team.  IDW Publishing has announced they'll get their own five-issue mini-series this October called Ghostbusters: Answer the Call.  Kelly Thompson is writing and Corin Howell is illustrating.  

The mini-series begins with Abby, Patty, Erin, and Holtzmann setting off on a routine call to take care of a Class III spook only to find a terrifying Class VII that feeds on fear instead.  The ghost is capable of creating illusions that prey on your greatest fears and of course, it wants to turn the world into a nightmare dimension.

“After the phenomenal success of teaming the 2016 Ghostbusters with the original Ghostbusters in our dimension-hopping Ghostbusters 101 series, we are very excited to bring fans all new Ghostbusters: Answer the Call adventures,” said Editor Tom Waltz.  “If Ghostbusters 101 proved anything, it’s that ‘busting feels good in any dimension, and we at IDW are honored to join Sony and Ghost Corps in continuing to expand the ever-popular Ghostbusters shared universe.”

This is not the first time that Thompson and Howell have worked in the Ghostbusters universe, having previously worked on some of the group's comics.  I'm glad the franchise is expanding and showcasing more characters.  More Ghostbusters is good Ghostbusters.  

Ghostbusters: Answer the Call #1 is set for release in October 2017.  It will feature a main cover by Howell and variant covers by Elsa Charretier and Valentina Pinto.

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James has a 2nd grade reading level and, as a result, only reads books with pictures. Horror is his 5th favorite genre right after romantic comedy and just before silent films. No one knows why he's here, but he won't leave.
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