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Erik Burnham is a writer for IDW Publishing Comics.

Related to Ghostbusters

Erik Burnham has written the following comics:

He has also written for Cryptozoic:

He has also written for Insight Editions:

He has also written for Next Age/FourThirtyThree Inc.:

He has done covers in the comic books:

He has done art in the comic books:


In 2009, Erik Burnham pitched a Ghostbusters miniseries to IDW before he began working on A-Team War Stories. [4] While the pitch wasn't greenlit, Burnham re-purposed it for a later arc of the current ongoing series. The pitch opened with a scene of the Ghostbusters early in the day. They all had a prophetic dream, and discussed them. Ray mentioned a 'man in a dark suit and glasses, who appeared to him, singing the works of...' (fill in a nice list of Blues singers) before warning Ray about the end of the world. There's a panel beat before Peter asks "Was he any good?" [5]

Other Works

Shooting Star Comics Anthology #1-6

Fanzing Presents: Job Wanted #1

Metro Med, the Hospital for Superheroes #1

Nick Landime vs. the World Crime League

Civil War Adventure #1

Nanovor: Game Day #1-4

A-Team War Stories

Simpsons Comics #177

Ghostbusters: Infestation


Erik's first comics work saw print in 2002's Shooting Star Comics Anthology, where he wrote and drew the adventures of Nick Landime. Erik continued with Nick (and other short stories) in the anthology until Shooting Star Comics ended in 2006. Nick Landime received his own one-shot -- Nick Landime vs. the World Crime League -- in summer 2005. Erik was also behind the on-again, off-again webstrip The Down Side.

In 2007, Erik was brought in to do a humor story set during the Civil War ("The Letter," drawn by Gary Kwapisz) for History Graphics Press, and was invited to submit to the new IDW anthology Gene Simmons' House of Horror. His first submission ("The Wish Thief") was accepted, and he wrote and drew the story for the third issue of the anthology, which appeared in 2008.

2009 saw Erik's first work on a miniseries, again for IDW, in the tie-in comic Nanovor: Game Day. Erik continued at IDW, immediately following up with co-writing duties on 2010's A-Team: War Stories with Chuck Dixon (though credited for all four issues, the work was split 50/50 with each writer taking two books apiece. Erik worked on BA, based on a story suggestion from Dixon, and Murdock.)

One more collaboration with Chuck Dixon in 2010 (although it didn't see print until 2011) was on issue #177 of Bongo Comics' ongoing Simpsons book.

IDW came calling again, offering Erik the chance to join in on the company's first event crossover, "Infestation", writing a two-issue Ghostbusters tie-in. He wrote the crossover in July 2010.[6] The overwhelming positive response from critics and fans earned Erik a chance to pitch for the ongoing Ghostbusters series, which launched just six months after Ghostbusters Infestation #2.

Burnham also wrote Galaxy Quest and occasional issues of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from IDW Publishing. He was also a co-wrote for Marvel Comics' Scarlet Spider. He wrote a short story that leads up to the events of Ghostbusters: The Board Game and Trading Cards from Cryptozoic. The short story was included in all versions of the rule book. [7] [8]


Erik Burnham is currently writing Ghostbusters International and some issues of Back to the Future for IDW. He also worked on the recently released Tobin's Spirit Guide from Insight Editions and a short story for the upcoming Ghostbusters: The Board Game II.

External Links


  • Erik Burnham's first seven jobs were general store in Alaska, radio DJ in 2 states, K-Mart cashier, Wal-Mart, radio again, video store manager, and comic writer. [9]
  • On page 10 of Ghostbusters Issue #3, Erik makes a cameo as one of the civilians running away from the Gozerian Terror Bear.
  • On the Subscription Cover of Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #1, Erik's photo is to the right of Janine.
  • In Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #13, on page 4, Luis Delgado and Erik Burnham's faces are at the back and at the sides of Peter's face.
  • In Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #14, on page three, Erik Burnham makes a cameo as one of the wedding guests.
  • On page 20 of Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #20, in panel 1, Tom Waltz makes a cameo on the left walking with Tristan Jones and Erik Burnham
  • On page 17, panel 1, of Ghostbusters Annual 2015, on the left side are Erik Burnham and Luis Antonio Delgado who were also guests to the wedding in Volume 2 #13-14.
  • In "Where Winston Was" in the Ghostbusters Annual 2017, one of the journalists are visually based on and named after Erik Burnham.
  • In the Ghostbusters Annual 2017, page 14, Erik makes a meta comment about not having enough for a whole story arc.
  • On the Credits Page of Ghostbusters: Answer The Call Issue #1, next to the Ghost Corps logo is a special thanks for Erik Burnham.
  • On August 9, 2018, Burnham was featured on Crossing Over Virtual Trading Card #50, the Ghostbusters Comics Team of Dimension TH-151. [10]
  • On page 20 of Ghostbusters Crossing Over Issue #8, in panel 4, the orange menu standee on the table lists spinners by Erik Burnham for $3.99.
  • On page 8 of Transformers/Ghostbusters Issue #3, the caller Mr. Colchamiro is a nod to Ethan Colchamiro, a friend of Erik Burnham.
  • On Cover B of Ghostbusters Year One Issue #1, the New York Times Monday classifieds there is a Work From Home ad that references Erik Burnham.