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Specifics: June 1, 2017

Ghostbusters Annual 2017 is the second Ghostbusters annual issue by IDW Publishing.


Join us for this special double-sized annual, featuring Ghostbusters past, present… and future! Learn the origin of Slimer! Witness a crazy bust in the Midwest with the Chicago Ghostbusters! Find out what Winston Zeddemore was up to during the Scolari Brothers incident in Ghostbusters 2! And peek into the future at the next generation of Ghostbusters… and much more! Be there or be slimed! [1]


On June 29, 2012, Erik Burnham hinted he, Tristan Jones, Luis Delgado, and Dan Schoening would appear in a story soon. Burnham and Delgado will talk to Winston.[2]

On March 7, 2013, Erik Burnham, in a Crossing the Streams roundtable recorded in February, revealed he wrote an eight page Scoleri Brothers story but Dan Schoening simply hasn't had any time to draw it. The story was meant to be for the Volume 2 trade paperback.[3]

On May 28, 2013, Erik Burnham revealed the staff is still talking about doing the Scoleri Brothers story, but doing so would require chopping the original story in two and possibly making it infeasible. They are exploring all options. [4]

On May 31, 2013, during an interview with Cross the Streams, Dan Schoening hinted the Scoleri Brothers story answers questions and fills in holes from Ghostbusters II. [5]

On February 26, 2014, Erik Burnham revealed the Scoleri Brothers story was about where Winston was. [6]

On April 8, 2015, from an interview recorded prior, Erik Burnham and Dan Schoening revealed more about the 'Where Winston Was' back up story. It was done in 2011 around the time the team was waiting for the pick up on Volume 1 Issue #5. The set up would be reminiscent of Marvel Comics when the creators meet the characters. Erik Burnham and Luis Delgado would be taking notes from Winston about what happened in the courtroom. There would be a cutaway of Tristan Jones and Dan Schoening doing research and running away from ghosts. Winston then recounts what happened to him. He ran to Ecto-1 to get a Proton Pack but found the only one was stripped for parts. He returned inside and saw police officers with some of the Psychomagnotheric Slime. The ghost of Scoleri Brothers' mother would manifest and Winston had to deal with her. [7]

On August 15, 2016, Erik Burnham revealed there are several pitched ideas for a second annual and they are shooting for it to come out in late 2016. [8] [9]

On September 23, 2016, Erik Burnham revealed the Chicago Ghostbusters' headquarters will make its first appearance. [10] It's neither firehouse or restaurant and won't resemble any headquarters seen in film. [11] [12] He hinted he finished writing a story originally meant for Mitch Gerads to illustrate. [13]

On October 18, 2016, an advance look at IDW's annuals in 2017 was released, including initial crew information, synopsis, and two covers for Annual 2017. [14] Erik Burnham hinted "there have already been changes made to the stories in the Ghostbusters annual. But in a good way." [15]

On October 27, 2016, Tim Lattie confirmed he's also penciling an interior story and it is titled "Pagan's Bust" [16]

On November 1, 2016, Erik Burnham worked on penciling the page Dan Schoening wrote. [17]

On November 5, 2016, Rachael Stott posted a WIP of Janine. [18]

On November 8, 2016, Erik Evensen posted a WIP of Lou Kamaka and confirmed he's drawing the Chicago Ghostbusters again. [19]

On November 16, 2016, Tim Lattie posted WIP of Kylie and Pagan. [20]

On November 17, 2016, Rachael Stott posted a WIP of Ray. [21]

On November 18, 2016, Rachael Stott posted a second WIP of Ray. [22]

On November 21, 2016, Erik Burnham teased he got more pages from Rachael Stott. [23] Stott drew eight pages total in the Annual. [24]

On November 24, 2016, Erik Burnham teased a panel with Slimer in it. [25]

On November 25, 2016, Tim Lattie posted an uncolored, unlettered version of the Subscription Cover. [26]

On November 26, 2016, Erik Evensen posted a WIP of Ron holding a Ghostbusters II mug. [27]

On November 27, 2016, Erik Evensen posted a WIP of Ron and Lou. [28] Evensen later posted a WIP of Ron looking at the Giga Meter. [29]

On November 29, 2016, Erik Burnham posted uncolored teasers of art from Erik Evensen, Rachael Stott, Corin Howell, and Tim Lattie. [30] Corin Howell posted a WIP of a vehicle. [31]

On November 30, 2016, Erik Burnham revealed there are hints of the next storyline in the annual. [32]

On December 3, 2016, Erik Evensen posted a colored panel of Lou. [33]

On December 5, 2016, Erik Evensen posted a teaser of a storefront window which paid homage to Noah Norton's "The Mastodon" candlestick designed for Wooda. [34] [35]

On December 11, 2016, IDW posted an ad for the Annual 2017 that included a slightly different version of the regular cover. [36]

On December 12, 2016, Erik Burnham confirmed the story drawn by Corin Howell is a Haunted America one. [37]

On December 14, 2016, Dan Schoening turned in some pages. [38]

On December 20, 2016, Erik Evensen noted he used a Ghostbusters mug from his cupboard while Tim Lattie included the Ghostbusters Mug and Balloon from Ghostbusters II in his story. [39] [40]

On January 10, 2017, Erik Burnham got his complimentary copies of the annual. [41]

On January 11, 2017, Erik Evensen posted a photo of two pages from his story in the annual. [42] Rachel Stott posted part of a page from her story in the annual. [43]

On January 16, 2017, a regular cover, credits, and 5 page preview was posted. [44]

On January 19, 2017, Erik Burnham revealed discussions with Ghost Corps about the upcoming Ghostbusters 101 mini-series were soon enough that he was able to adjust the Annual by adding in some new story details and a teaser to set the stage for 101. [45]


  • The Diamond Order Code is NOV160466.

Also SeeEdit


  1. Comic Book Resources "EXCL: IDW’s Ghostbusters, ROM & More Getting Annuals in January" 10/18/16
  2. Erik Burnham post Ghostbusters Fans 6/29/12
  3. Crossing the Streams Episode 30 3/7/13 39:16-39:50
  4. Erik Burnham post IDW Forums 5/28/13
  5. Cross the Streams Radio Show Episode 32, 35:35-35:42 mark
  6. Erik Burnham AMA Redditt 2/26/14
  7. Issues With Friends Special 09: Erik Burnham and Dan Schoening; 50:26-52:22 mark 4/8/15
  8. erikburnham Tweet #1 8/15/16
  9. erikburnham Tweet #2 8/15/16
  10. erikburnham Tweet #1 9/23/16
  11. erikburnham Tweet #2 9/23/16
  12. erkburnham Tweet #3 9/23/16
  13. erikburnham Tweet #4 9/23/16
  14. Comic Book Resources "EXCL: IDW’s Ghostbusters, ROM & More Getting Annuals in January" 10/18/16
  15. erikburnham Tweet 10/18/16
  16. Tim Lattie instagram 10/27/16
  17. erikburnham Tweet 11/1/16
  18. RachaelAtWork 11/6/16
  19. eevensen Tweet 11/8/16
  20. Tim Lattie instagram 11/16/16
  21. RachaelAtWork 11/17/16
  22. RachaelAtWork 11/17/16
  23. erikburnham Tweet #1 11/21/16
  24. erikburnham Tweet #2 11/21/16
  25. erikburnham Tweet 11/24/16
  26. Tim Lattie instagram 11/25/16
  27. eevensen Tweet 11/26/16
  28. eevensen Tweet #1 11/27/16
  29. eevensen Tweet #2 11/27/16
  30. erikburnham Tweet 11/29/16
  31. Rin237 Tweet 11/29/16
  32. erikburnham 11/30/16
  33. eevensen Tweet 12/3/16
  34. Erik Evensen instagram 12/5/16
  35. Wooda instagram 12/26/16
  36. IDWPublishing Tweet 12/11/16
  37. erikburnham Tweet 12/12/16
  38. erikburnham Tweet 12/14/16
  39. eevensen Tweet 12/20/16
  40. teamlattie Tweet 12/20/16
  41. erikburnham Tweet 1/10/17
  42. Erik Evensen instagram 1/11/17
  43. RachaelAtWork 1/11/17
  44. Comic Book Resources "Ghostbusters Annual 2017 (Preview)" 1/16/17
  45. Previews World "New Gang For Gags In Ghostbusters 101" 1/19/17


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