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Ghostbusters 2-8 is the eighth issue in the second volume of the ongoing Ghostbusters comic book series by IDW Publishing.


The Ghostbusters have their hands full in this issue! Kylie, Peter, and Ray have boarded the John Milton to meet its restless captain -- the stubborn spirit of a teenager who was lost at sea in the ship's original sinking! [3]


Trains, Brains & Ghostly Remains Part FourEdit

Winston Zeddemore

Vegas Ghost

Meat Golem

Ray Stantz

Peter Venkman

Kylie Griffin

Crew of John Milton

Francis Harding

Egon Spengler


Olive Manager

Captain Harding

Visitation Part TwoEdit

Chicago Ghostbusters

Ron Alexander



Jason (Brownstone Boy)


Trains, Brains & Ghostly Remains Part FourEdit

Compact Pack

Proton Pack

Particle Thrower

Ecto Goggles

P.K.E. Meter

John Milton

Aura Video-Analyzer

Paranormal Containment Research Tank


Marine Ecto-8

Visitation Part TwoEdit

Proton Pack

Particle Thrower

Ecto Goggles

Proton Pack/Realistic Version


Trains, Brains & Ghostly Remains Part FourEdit

Las Vegas

The Olive

Atlantic Ocean


Vineyard Haven

Visitation Part TwoEdit

Nevermore Elementary School



On June 13, 2013, IDW Comics announced September as "IDW GETS ANIMATED" month. Several series will feature a variant cover with a special homage to a classic cartoon. The RI Cover for Issue #8 was revealed. [4]

On July 11, 2013, Erik Burnham teased there will be an ice cavern involved. [5]

On July 13, 2013, Erik Burnham revealed he just sent the Issue #8 script to Evan Shaner. [6]

On August 1, 2013, Evan Shaner announced he is designing the monster for Ghostbusters #8 and implies it's disgusting. He also teases a Hi-C appearance. [7]

On August 8, 2013, Evan Shaner revealed he saw Dan Schoening's cover of Issue #8, which includes a monster he designed. [8]

On August 21, 2013, Evan Shaner posted a panel from Issue #8. [9] [10] Burnham revealed Winston fights a monster Shaner designed, in Las Vegas. [11] Shaner hinted he's drawing Tiyah Clarke. [12]

On August 24, 2013, Evan Shaner posted a panel from Issue #8 featuring Ray and Peter with life preservers on. [13]

On September 3, 2013, Evan Shaner posted a panel he just inked. [14]

On September 4, 2013, Evan Shaner replied he was "wrapping the inks in the next day or so" when asked how far he was into working on Issue #8. [15] Erik Burnham indicated Issue #8's release was being pushed to October thus both Issues #8 and #9 would release in the same month. [16]

On September 7, 2013, Dan Schoening posted a preview of Issue #8's Cover A noting Winston has a Class VI Bi-Dimensional Attractor using meat to deal with in Las Vegas. [17]

On September 17, 2013, Erik Burnham hinted Egon "feels better" in Issue #8. [18]

On October 8, 2013, a cover, credits, and 7 page preview was posted. [19]

On November 10, 2013, Luis Delgado posted unlettered versions of pages 5, 11, 16, and 19. [20] [21] [22] [23]


  • The Diamond order code is JUL130307
  • Regular Cover
  • Cover RI
    • The Real Ghostbusters appear in place of Mystery Incorporated from a scene in the Scooby Doo Where Are You? title sequence.
  • Page Four
    • Peter refers to the Ghostbusters' time in the Collectors' Limbo in Volume 2 Issues #1-3
  • Page Six
  • Page Eight
  • Page 11
    • Ray refers to the Ghostbusters' escape from the Collectors' Limbo in Volume 2 Issue #3.
  • Page 18
    • Winston refers to the others talking about stingy hotel managers. A similar showdown occurred between the three and the manager of the Sedgewick Hotel in the first movie.
  • Page 19
    • Peter and Ray take Francis to the Village Cemetery in Vineyard Haven, Tisbury located on Martha's Vineyard in Duke's County, Massachusetts.
  • Page 21
  • Page 22
    • Once more, Nevermore is a stand in for Edgar Allen Poe Elementary School
    • Once more, the teacher is visually based on Sigourney Weaver
    • Once more, Matt Prov of Cross the Streams, makes a cameo as a student with glasses
    • Luis Delgado's 15 easter egg is on the paper directly above Prov's head
    • There is a Jaguars T-shirt in the boy's closet, from The Real Ghostbusters "Night Game"
    • The boy attacked by the Bogeyman is visually based on Kenny Carter from The Real Ghostbusters "The Boogieman Cometh"
    • The clock owned by the Carter children from The Real Ghostbusters "The Boogieman Cometh" is also present
  • Page 23
    • The Brownstone Boy from the party in Ghostbusters II heckles Ron with a spin on the line he used on Ray.
    • The man escorting Ron and Rookie out is the officer, portrayed by Frank Oz, from the Blues Brothers movies.
  • A copy of Cover RI appears in the bookcase in both the "Who You Gonna Call: A Ghostbusters Retrospective" in the Ghostbusters disc special features and the "Time Is But A Window: Ghostbusters II and Beyond" in the Ghostbusters II special features of Ghostbusters 1 & 2 Gift Set (2014).


  1. erikburnham Tweet 9/4/13
  2. Ghostbusters #8 Previews page
  3. Spook Central Facebook 6/13/13
  4. IDW Publishing 6/13/13 "This September, IDW Gets Animated!"
  5. erikburnham Tweet 7/11/13
  6. erikburnham Tweet 7/13/13
  7. DocShaner Tweet 8/1/13
  8. DocShaner Tweet 8/8/13
  9. DocShaner Tweet #1 8/21/13
  10. erikburnham Tweet #1 8/21/13
  11. erikburnham Tweet #2 8/21/13
  12. DocShaner Tweet #2 8/21/13
  13. DocShaner Tweet 8/24/13
  14. DocShaner Tweet 9/3/13
  15. Doc Shaner Tumblr 9/4/13
  16. erikburnham Tweet 9/4/13
  17. Dan Schoening deviantArt "Ghostbusters 8" 9/7/13
  18. erikburnham reply 9/17/13
  19. Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #8 preview via Comic Book Resources
  20. Luis Delgado deviantArt "Ghostbusters 8 Page 5" 11/10/13
  21. Luis Delgado deviantArt "Ghostbusters 8 Page 11" 11/10/13
  22. Luis Delgado deviantArt "Ghostbusters 8 Page 16" 11/10/13
  23. Luis Delgado deviantArt "Ghostbusters 8 Page 19" 11/10/13

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