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Comments for Ghostbusters, Volume 5: The New Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters, Volume 5: The New Ghostbusters: 09/24/14

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I try to avoid re-reviewing books, but sometimes I make exceptions — if the original review was too short or if the context of the reading has changed significantly enough that I feel a need to revisit the review. In 2013 I reviewed a partial egalley edition of Ghostbusters, Volume 5: The New Ghostbusters by Erik Burnham without the context of the entire series of graphic novels and without the entire omnibus in hand. That now has changed, as I purchased a full copy to continue my reading after finishing Total Containment.

The first four omnibuses (or sixteen comic issues) introduced all the characters, the original ghostbusters and then the characters who in this issue become the "New Ghostbusters" with the disappearance of the original crew.

Now in the copy I read before, the book ended with Janine finally getting her way with the mayor's office, after they had demanded "sexy" outfits for the women on the team. The full omnibus includes the escape from the ghost prison and the consequences of their return.

I still enjoyed The New Ghostbusters and I certainly appreciated seeing how all the pieces fit together, rather than trying to guess based on my original cold reading. But (and this is my own inner fangirl speaking), I wanted more scenes with Janine and the FBI agent from New Mexico. Fortunately, some of that plays out in Ghostbusters Volume 6: Trains, Brains and Ghostly Remains.

Five stars

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