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Ghostbusters 8 is the eighth issue in an ongoing Ghostbusters comic book series by IDW Publishing.


The spotlight is on Egon Spengler as he tracks down a paranormal entity - one that has ties to his past - to discover the true source of the city's abnormally high P.K.E. levels! The grand finale to the second arc of the hit ongoing series! [1]


Peter Venkman

Winston Zeddemore

Ray Stantz

Egon Spengler

Old Lady Myrtle

Dinah the Cat

Janine Melnitz

Roger Baugh


Mr. Visitor

Eugene Visitor



Harlan Bojay

Robert Learned Coombs

Mikhael Gallon


Witch of Krasnoyarsk

John Horace Tobin


Vladimir Belascu

The Undying Soldier

The Strange Beggar

Underworld Horde



Proton Pack

Particle Thrower

Ecto Goggles


P.K.E. Meter

Proton Pistol


Spates Catalog

Tobin's Spirit Guide


Mystical Sack


Arbutus Place Rest Home


Delgado's Gym

Mr. Visitor's House

The Soldier's Tower


On October 30th, 2011, Erik Burnham revealed Issue #8 will be a "done in one" story followed by a second four part arc in Issues #9-12. [2] [3]

On November 30th, 2011, Tristan Jones tweeted "Ruining a perfectly good cover by Dan Schoening and Luis Delgado for Ghostbusters #8." [4] Erik Burnham tweeted the cover was "the best thing ever," "awesomeness incarnate" but it wasn't yet fully approved. [5] [6] [7]

On December 4th, 2011, Erik Burnham revealed Issue #8 will have an Egon focus. [8]

On December 6th, 2011, Tristan Jones and Erik Burnham posted Cover A of Issue #8. It features Egon, an entity, and the phrases "The Man Who Holds the Hands of Death" and "An Egon Spengler Mystery." [9] [10]

On December 7th, 2011, Erik Burnham hinted Issue #8 will have ramifications that will affect the next couple arcs. [11] Burnham also blogged about the evolution of the cover. He gave Dan Schoening a rough idea for a pulpy detective cover with Egon, Luis Delgado colored it, and Tristan Jones aged it along with contributing ideas for the lettering. [12] Egon will be narrating during the issue. [13]

On January 15th, 2012, Erik Burnham tweeted he was in between writing Egon running into Janine and her boyfriend in Ghostbusters. [14]

On January 21st, 2012, Erik Burnham tweeted he had to restart the Ghostbusters #8 script three times. [15]

On February 19th, 2012, Erik Burnham hinted the story is mostly standalone. There is a bust and then Egon goes off and solves something on his own. Issue #8 does play into the second arc but one doesn't have to be read to understand the other. [16]

On February 23rd, 2012, Erik Burnham revealed Janine's boyfriend, Roger, will appear. [17]

On February 26th, 2012, Tristan Jones teased "People gonna learn a thing or two about Tobin's Spirit Guide." [18]

On February 28th, 2012, Tristan Jones tweeting he was working on Issue #8 and the stuff is also a litmus stuff for an annual issue if it is approved. [19] [20]

On March 3rd, 2012, in a prerecorded interview, Erik Burnham revealed he just turned in the script. [21] There will be hints of other subplots in Issue #8. [22]

On March 11th, 2012, Tristan Jones revealed he did story and art for a seven page story in Issue #8. [23]

On March 12th, 2012, Tristan Jones posted a teaser, titled "The Man Who Sought Death," for his story. The teaser featured two men (one holding a Tobin's Spirit Guide) and a corpse of some sort. [24] Jones later confirmed a tapestry in the room is a nod to Genevieve Tapestry from "Hard Knight's Day," one of the men is from France, the other from East Germany, they are in Siberia, and it is the year 1912. [25] [26]

On March 19th, 2012, Chris Ryall revealed his daughter Lucy will have her fan art in Issue #8. Also, a first look at Cover B. [27]

On April 6th, 2012, Erik Burnham hinted Roger's introduction won't reveal anything in particular about him but he will do something that annoys Egon. Burnham took inspiration from a friend that does it and annoys him, as well. [28]

On April 16th, 2012, a preview of the credits page and first seven pages was posted. [29]

On April 17th, 2012, Tristan Jones tweeted his pages in Issue #8 are a "secret chapter of Tobin's Spirit Guide history." [30]

On May 18th, 2012, Erik Burnham revealed a truck accident delayed shipment of the issue in a region of the USA that included Texas. [31]


External LinksEdit


  1. Spook Central #8 Solicitations and Covers 1/20/12
  2. IDW Forums 10/30/11
  3. erikburnham Formspring Reply 11/12/11
  4. TRexJones Tweet 11/30/11
  5. erikburnham Tweet #1 11/30/11
  6. erikburnham Tweet #2 11/30/11
  7. erikburnham Tweet #3 11/30/11
  8. Proton Charging 12/4/11 Article Comments Section
  9. TRexJones Tweet 12/6/11
  10. Erik Burnham Fanpage post
  11. IDW Forums post #1 12/7/11
  12. Burnhamania 12/7/11 entry
  13. Wall Photo 12/7/11, 6:48 am comment
  14. erikburnham Tweet 1/15/12
  15. erikburnham Tweet 1/21/12
  16. Erik Burnham IDW Forum post 2/19/12
  17. Erik Burnham IDW Forums post 2/23/12
  18. TRexJones Tweet 2/26/12
  19. TRexJones Tweet #1 2/28/12
  20. TRexJones Tweet #2 2/28/12
  21. Comic Book Late Night 3/3/12, 46:22-46:26
  22. Comic Book Late Night 3/3/12, 57:33-58:32
  23. TRexJones Tweet 3/11/12
  24. Tristan Jones deviantArt 3/12/12
  25. Tristan Jones deviantArt reply 3/12/12
  26. Tristan Jones deviantArt reply #2 3/12/12
  27. Chris Ryall Tweet 3/19/12
  28. Erik Burnham IDW Forums post 4/6/12
  29. Comic Book Resources 4/16/12
  30. TRexJones Tweet 4/17/12
  31. Erik Burnham post IDW Forums 5/18/12
  32. Previews - Chase/Incentive Variants March 2012
  33. Tristan Jones post Ghostbusters Fans 4/23/12
  34. Erik Burnham post Ghostbusters Fans 4/19/12
  35. Tristan Jones deviantArt Scholeri Brothers
  36. T-Rex Jones deviantArt "Werechicken-demon WIP" 3/19/10
  37. TRexJones Tweet 12/2/14
  38. Tristan Jones post Ghostbusters Fans 4/23/12
  39. Erik Burnham post Ghostbusters Fans 4/22/12
  40. Erik Burnham post Ghostbusters Fan 4/23/12
  41. Tristan Jones post Ghostbusters Fans 4/23/12

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