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- Mayor Arnold Lapinski
- Decaying Corpse Musician (performed singing and guitar)
- Skeleton Musician (performed on drums)
- Slimer (is a pet of the Ghostbusters)
- Maniac with hook
- Spectral Alligators
- Chapter 01
- Chapter 02
- Chapter 03
- Chapter 04
- Chapter 05
- Chapter 06
- Chapter 07
- Chapter 08
- Chapter 09
- Chapter 10
- Chapter 11
- Chapter 12
- Chapter 13
- Chapter 14
- Chapter 15
- Chapter 16
- Chapter 17
- Chapter 18
- Chapter 19
- Chapter 20
The story of Ghostbusters: The Return is set two years after the events of Ghostbusters II, but not in 1991. In a manner similar to that of the Ghostbusters 88MPH Studios Comics, the story's timeline was retconned by the author to take place in the book's present day of 2004. 
The initial plan was for this to be the first in a series of Ghostbusters novels. However, sales of the novel were kept back by marketing decisions on the part of US bookseller Barnes & Noble, who at the time controlled a lot of the book market. Additionally, ibooks owner Byron Preiss passed away in 2006, and the company closed soon after.   
Despite the accelerated timeline, at the time of release some fans thought of Ghostbusters: The Return as Movie Canon. In 2009 Ghostbusters: The Video Game was released. The video game took place in 1991, in the same "two years later" time period as The Return but without retconning the timeline. The game's narrative ignored the book's changes to the Ghostbusters storyline, and took the story in a different direction. The game was written with the support of Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, featured performances by the films' main cast, and its story was deemed canon by Aykroyd himself. Aykroyd further speculated that any as-yet unproduced Ghostbusters III would continue on and draw from the game.  Thus, the game is now generally considered part of the movie canon while The Return is not.
- Spook Central has this book in both scanned page by page PDF format and text format in the "GB1 Books section"
- Interview with Sholly Fisch by Chris Stewart on Proton Charging.
- Interview with Sholly Fisch by Matt MacNabb on Ghostbusters Collector.
- ↑ Proton Charging 9/2/2004
- ↑ Proton Charging 2/27/2006
- ↑ ICv2 2/24/2006
- ↑ Toy Legion forum Fisch interview
- ↑ IGN YouTube "Ghostbusters Mass Hysteria Video" 4 min. 3 sec. mark, 4/13/09