Ghostbusters IDW Ongoing Series is the American published comic series that started in September 2011.
The first volume ran for 16 issues from September 2011 to December 2012.
The second volume ran for 20 issues from February 2013 to September 2014. It continued in the form of 4 issue mini series starting with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters from October 2014 to January 2015.
A second 4 issue mini series titled Ghostbusters Get Real ran from June 2015 and ended in September 2015. A 48 page annual released on November 25, 2015.
The third volume under the title Ghostbusters International ran for 11 issues from January 27, 2016 to November 30, 2016.
A second 48 page annual released on February 1, 2017 and a six issue mini series titled Ghostbusters 101 started on March 22, 2017 and ended on August 30, 2017. A sequel to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters started on November 1, 2017 and ended on November 29, 2017.
A third 48 page annual released on March 7, 2018. An 8 issue maxi series titled Ghostbusters Crossing Over started on March 14, 2018 and ended on November 14.
A four issue mini series anthology titled Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary is started April 3, 2019 and ended on April 24, 2019. A five issue mini series titled Transformers/Ghostbusters: Ghosts of Cybertron started on June 26, 2019 and is tentatively planned to end on October 16. Another release is tentatively planned for late 2019.
List of Comics
Note: For preceding comics, see Continuity
- The Man From The Mirror 
- The Most Magical Place On Earth 
- The Man Who Holds The Hands of Death
- The Man Who Sought Death
- Haunted America
- Who Killed Laura Parr?
- Who Ya Gonna Call? 
- Who Killed Laura Parr?
- 'Twas The Night Before
- The New Ghostbusters
- In The Box
- Trains, Brains, and Ghostly Remains 
- The New Ghostbusters Stripped
- Happy Horror Days! 
- Tee Time Terror
- Mass Hysteria! Prelude
- Mass Hysteria! 
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters
- Ghostbusters Get Real
- Ghostbusters International
- Ghostbusters 101
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters 2
- Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary
- Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary: Ghostbusters
- Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary: The Real Ghostbusters
- Set in Dimension 68-R
- Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary: Answer The Call Ghostbusters
- Set in Dimension 80-C
- Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary: Extreme Ghostbusters
- Set in Dimension 68-E
- Transformers/Ghostbusters: Ghosts of Cybertron
List of Spin-Off Comics
- Ghostbusters Answer The Call
- Ghostbusters: IDW 20/20
- Set in Dimension 50-S
List of Trade Paperbacks
- Volume 1
- Volume 2
- Volume 3
- Volume 4
- Spectral Shenanigans Volume 1
- Recollects Volume 1 to 3 into one.
- Volume 5
- Volume 6
- Volume 7
- Volume 8
- Volume 9
- Spectral Shenanigans Volume 2
- Recollects Volume 3 to 6 into one.
List of Hardcover Collections
- Ghostbusters: Total Containment
- Ghostbusters: Mass Hysteria
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ghostbusters Deluxe Edition
- Ghostbusters: Interdimensional Cross-Rip
List of Director's Cuts
List of Greatest Hits Editions
- Ghostbusters New Ghostbusters 1 IDW Greatest Hits Edition
- A reprint of Volume 2 #1
List of Free Comics
- Ghostbusters: Dia de Los Muertos
- A reprint of Volume 2 #10
Just before Ghostbusters: Infestation 2 was released on March 23, 2011, Erik Burnham was given the opportunity to pitch an ongoing series. The pitch included 16 issue's worth of Burnham's vision for the series.
On March 30, 2011, an advertisement with art by Dan Schoening hinted at a new monthly comic book series starting in September 2011. The advertisement is an homage to the Ghostbusters' first commercial from Ghostbusters.
On April 21, 2011, a teaser was released that previewed Cover A of Issue One.
On September 7, 2012, an advertisement was released that teased the next arc slated to start later in the month. The image is a logo with a cartoon ghost in crosshairs. The 'Busters' in 'Ghostbusters' is crossed out.
On October 16, 2012, an advertisement for February 2013 titled "The New Ghostbusters" was released. It stated the Ghostbusters were missing and promised an exciting new line-up. In the ad, behind Janine, are photographs of various characters that have appeared so far in the ongoing series.
On October 22, 2013, Tom Waltz posted a new teaser for 2014 titled "Mass Hysteria!" with arrow symbols prevalent in the image. 
On November 12, 2013, Tom Waltz posted a second teaser for "Mass Hysteria!", slated to begin in February 2014, depicting the Ghostbusters, Chicago Ghostbusters, and former Ghost Smashers battling a giant creature.  Ryan Lee later confirmed that was the cover he did for Volume 2 Issue #13. 
On January 28, 2014, IDW posted a third teaser for "Mass Hysteria!" depicting a reunion between Louis Tully and Dana Barrett with their shadows being those of Vinz Clortho and Zuul's respectively. 
On December 21, 2016, Tom Waltz tweeted "Ghostbusters 101" is just the tip of the iceberg and there big plans for Ghostbusters at IDW for 2017 and 2018. Multiple events are in the works. 
The continuity is based on the two movies, Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II, and Ghostbusters: The Video Game. On October 2, 2011, Erik Burnham clarified the continuity at work for the series.
- The first two movies are definitely canon.
- Burnham cherry-picked from Ghostbusters: The Video Game and fans should "Assume that the events from the game happened... unless you see me contradict them."
Tom Waltz confirms this continuity and the series will also be in continuity to previous IDW issues. The series will take place after the events of Infestation.    The previous series are:
- Ghostbusters: The Other Side (4 issues)
- Ghostbusters: Displaced Aggression (4 issues)
- Ghostbusters: Past, Present, and Future (1 issue)
- Ghostbusters: Tainted Love (1 issue)
- Ghostbusters: Con-Volution (1 issue)
- Ghostbusters: What in Samhain Just Happened?! (1 issue)
- "Guess What's Coming to Dinner?" short story in Ghostbusters: Haunted Holidays trade paperback
- Ghostbusters: Infestation (2 issues)
On October 30, 2011, Tristan Jones stated the series takes place roughly in 1994 but in general, a fictional mid-1990s. On March 2, 2012, Erik Burnham tweeted it is generally a "vague present" but "if it had to be tied to a specific year it'd be 1994-ish." 
On October 30, 2011, Tristan Jones hinted a character appearing in Issue #5 will help give solid verification that the ongoing comic is not in continuity with The Real Ghostbusters and Extreme Ghostbusters. This character turned out to be Kylie Griffin.
After Volume 2 Issue #20, the continuity will continue into a 4 issue mini-series crossover with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, starting in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters #1, and after that, the 4 issue mini-series crossover with The Real Ghostbusters starting in Ghostbusters: Get Real #1. The continuity continues into an annual in 2015, a Volume 3 of the ongoing titled Ghostbusters International, a second annual in 2017, a six issue mini-series crossover with the Answer the Call Ghostbusters, starting in Ghostbusters 101 #1, a five issue mini-series sequel crossover with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, starting in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters Volume 2 #1, a third annual and 8 issue maxi series in 2018 starting in Ghostbusters Crossing Over #1, and the first issue Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary: Ghostbusters of a 4 issue series in 2019 and a 5 issue mini series Transformers/Ghostbusters: Ghosts of Cybertron in June 2019.
In terms of the Tobin's Spirit Guide (Insight Editions)'s continuity, Burnham wrote it to function with the IDW Comics canon. As a result, some ghosts from The Real Ghostbusters and Extreme Ghostbusters were tweaked in terms of their back story or just for certain logic to work in the movie/comic sensibility rather than the animation sensibility. Some ghosts that appear in the guide could also appear in an IDW comic in the near future like Samhain. The details about Samhain in the guide would be used by Burnham in the comic. Samhain was planned to appear in the International arc but there wasn't any more room as the writing went on.  
On November 16, 2013, it was revealed Louis Tully was no longer off-limits from being used and would be appearing the Mass Hysteria! arc.  The 30th anniversary was a selling point in getting Louis used during Mass Hysteria! in credit to Tom Waltz and Cindy at Sony.  Conditions came with using Louis Tully, there couldn't be a giant character change; like having three kids and being the governor of South Carolina. 
On June 26, 2016, during the Crossrip Podcast Episode 227, Erik Burnham revealed he also wasn't allowed to use Slimer like how he was utilized on The Real Ghostbusters. 
On December 11, 2011, Erik Burnham elaborated that each trade collection will collect four issues. If sales does well, IDW is more likely to approve a longer storyline (and consequently longer trades).
On January 4, 2012, Tristan Jones announced his PCOC material will be included in the trade collections.
From start to finish, when Erik Burnham starts writing the script to when Tom Waltz is finished and sends the comic to the printers, an issue takes about 5–6 weeks to be completed. At times, they can be working as far in advance as two months/issues ahead. Burnham spends a week or less to write the script. Dan Schoening and Luis Delgado spend about 3.5 weeks on art.
On July 5, 2011, Erik Burnham offered a status update on scripts: Issue #1 is done, #2 is done, approved, and being drawn, #3 is waiting on revision notes, and #4 is being generated.
On November 21, 2011, Erik Burnham tweeted his daily work: "I have 5 pages to write, the next Ghostbusters arc plot to work on, some rewrites, and a short 200 word piece" and later 
On November 22, 2011, Erik Burnham replied the scripts up to Issue #6 are completely done.
On June 14, 2012, Erik Burnham provided a script update. The story for Issues #13-15 is "pretty well set" and he is currently "mulling" #16.
On June 16, 2012, Erik Burnham posted a peek at some Ghostbusters plotting.
Not Approved Pitches
On April 11, 2013, Jones revealed he pitched a Ghostbusters annual featuring a John Tobin story that would be the thrust of the issue just like "The Man Who Sought Death" in Ghostbusters #8 and Dan Schoening, Luis Delgado, and Erik Burnham would tell a contemporary story alongside it, but the pitch was not greenlit. 
On August 14, 2014, Jones revealed the pitched annual would have expanded on Tobin's encounter with the Grundel, seen briefly in Volume 1 Issue #8. He also revealed a new pitch that involves trees, witchcraft, cults, and a life at stake. 
On April 6, 2012, Erik Burnham revealed he had a story planned that dealt with Egon and Janine but the Haunted America arc developed. This story may appear at the end of the year.
On November 12, 2012, Erik Burnham said "maybe in a backup, one day" there could be a story through the point of view of PCOC.
On April 1, 2013, Erik Burnham revealed he was thinking about using a djinn for an upcoming arc.
On August 21, 2013, Erik Burnham said there will probably be more Extreme Ghostbusters characters in the future. 
On January 27, 2014, Erik Evensen hinted he and Erik Burnham have ideas for more stories. 
On January 29, 2014, Erik Burnham implied the Bogeyman will be back. 
On January 30, 2014, Erik Burnham also hinted he and Erik Evensen would be working together again when their schedules line up. 
On March 18, 2015, Erik Burnham hinted there are ideas about other competing companies like the Ghost Smashers. 
On April 20, 2015, in a posted interview, Tom Waltz hinted there are big plans for Janine, Kylie, and Melanie in future stories and hopes some more of the characters from Sanctum of Slime appear in the pages of the comic. 
On December 14, 2015, in an interview, Erik Burnham revealed at one time there was a story where in the Ray's Spirit Guide was helping as an act of good faith to get the Ghostbusters' trust then eventually their help. He may do the story some day. 
On September 27, 2017, Erik Burnham indicated the next few arcs will continue to be shorter runs (rather than another volume of the ongoing series). 
On October 31, 2017, during a Turtles Tuesday live stream, Tom Waltz confirmed they hope to do a third Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters crossover. 
On January 21, 2018, in an interview, Erik Burnham revealed he originally pitched a smaller story but Tom Waltz overruled him to do Crossing Over instead. 
On March 7, 2018, Erik Burnham revealed the smaller story he pitched to precede Crossing Over was a series of one-shots focusing on a bust by each team before the crossover. 
On April 10, 2018, Erik Burnham revealed he had an idea for a ghost similar to the Vathek from Extreme Ghostbusters except it was tied to language, though, random sounds instead of writing. He wrote it for something else but he was given the wrong info, looked into the wrong thing, and so adapted something he didn't need to but if he gets a chance, it will be used in a Ghostbusters story.
On June 8, 2018, in an interview recorded at North Carolina Comic Con in March, Tom Waltz mentioned there are other properties IDW is actively talking with Ghost Corps about crossing over with the Ghostbusters and it's a matter of legalities. 
On November 7, 2018, during a podcast interview, Erik Burnham revealed the third crossover between the Ghostbusters and Ninja Turtles would involve the Ghostbusters visiting the Turtles' dimension. He also revealed there is a pitch that he and Tom Waltz liked, that hasn't been approved yet, that involves the introduction of a new Ecto vehicle, a submarine.
On February 15, 2019, Erik Burnham revealed he has submitted several more pitches and one of them is a crossover. He hinted, "I am fighting to get a battle in the book with a very specific ghost that ain't named Casper!"
On May 30, 2019, Erik Burnham revealed there is a pitch being currently looked at with extra scrutiny to make sure nothing is replicated from the 2020 movie.
On June 10, 2019, Erik Burnham confirmed he pitched a crossover with Beetlejuice.
On April 3, 2019, in a "Three Questions..." mini-interview with Tom Waltz included at the end of Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary Ghostbusters, Tom Waltz teased there was "something fun planned for October (Halloween time!)" with the creative team of Erik Burnham, Dan Schoening, and Luis Delgado.
On August 23, 2019, Erik Burnham confirmed he is currently working on something.
On September 5, 2019, Erik Burnham teased he was writing interesting things for Dan Schoening to draw.
On September 16, 2019, Erik Burnham saw thumbnails from Dan Schoening.
Transformers/Ghostbusters: Ghosts of Cybertron
On December 11, 2018, Tom Waltz posted 4 rough thumbs of the prime Ghostbusters and hinted June 2019.
On December 17, 2018, Erik Burnham he lobbied for something else with Ghostbusters and had to decline writing all four issues of the 35th anniversary mini-series because of the next release scheduled for June 2019. He hinted it was "pretty big" and it's been kept a secret since San Diego Comic Con 2018.
On January 29, 2019, Tom Waltz teased wip art of Slimer from a cover, wip art of the Firehouse, confirmed Erik Burnham, Dan Schoening, and Luis Delgado are the creative team, Part 1 is in June, and the title of the arc includes "Ghosts of" in it. Waltz confirmed an announcement in mid-February on Valentines' Day.
On January 30, 2019, Tom Waltz teased more wip art from a different artist.
On February 18, 2019, a logline for the series reveals "When the Transformers pick up on a strange Cybertronian signal emanating from Earth, they travel to the planet only to discover that the threat waiting for them there is something that Venkman, Spengler, Stantz, and Zeddemore are perfectly suited to help them take on." Variant cover partially previewed and an edited version of Dan Schoening's connected covers was revealed. Other cover artists include Paulina Ganucheau, Nick Roche, and Alex Milne. Tom Waltz revealed the title is "Transformers/Ghostbusters: Ghosts of Cybertron" and Ectotron is an Autobot.
On February 20, 2019, the story appears to be set after the decimation of the Great War. Full version of a variant cover also previewed.
On February 22, 2019, Tom Waltz posted the individual versions of the covers by Dan Schoening and Luis Delgado except for Issue #3.
On February 27, 2019, in an interview with the crew, Erik Burnham described Ectotron as "a bit of a nerd," "almost as far out there for the Autobots as the Ghostbusters were from other academics here on Earth", "kind of uptight," and he's teased by the other Autobots but he will "loosen up" by the end of the story. The mini series starts in a way no one will expect. They will be dealing with some ghostly common enemies.
On March 24, 2019, in an interview, Erik Burnham revealed Ectotron is a nerd in the same way that Ray Stantz is a nerd. Ectotron is a little defensive about his title, and he doesn't get sent out on missions too often but in this story Optimus Prime is sending him out to investigate a signal he discovered so the mission means so much to him. Burnham is a couple issues into writing the mini-series. Starscream steals the spotlight. When he wrote the outline, Burnham kept the cast small. After he saw the connecting covers, he added a few more like Grimlock but it may be for just a panel.
On May 17, 2019, an early sketch of Ectotron was revealed.
On June 28, 2019, during an interview recorded earlier in the month, Erik Burnham revealed the Ectotron and Optimus Prime toys were in develop 1.5 to 2 years ago then as the anniversary got closer, a comic was suggested, other Transformers ghosts will be appearing, and Grimlock will say, "Grimlock afraid of no ghost."
On July 22, 2019, Erik Burnham posted the completed panel of Grimlock he teased in June.
On September 5, 2019, Erik Burnham decided Earl Hammond's portrayl of Mumm-Ra on "Thundercats" as the voice of Kremzeek.
Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary
On June 14, 2018, Erik Burnham hinted there is still a desire to do a third Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters crossover but the next story or stories after Crossing Over will not have a "dimensional-travel component." He and Tom Waltz just talked the other night and worked up a "great idea."  
On July 18, 2018, Erik Burnham estimated the next Ghostbusters story after Crossing Over wouldn't come out until next year. He hinted at a story he wanted to do that involved the core four Ghostbusters with Kylie and possible Melanie.  
On December 11, 2018, Tom Waltz put together 2019 publishing plans for Ghostbusters. He posted 4 rough thumbs of the prime Ghostbusters and hinted June 2019. Then he posted what appeared to be the Cover A for the April issue. He then began teasing covers for April 2019 - one with 80-C characters, one by Tim Lattie with 68-E characters, rough thumbs for 4 incentive covers each a different team: prime, 68-R, 80-C and 68-E teams, and 4 uncolored RE covers again with each a different team: prime, 68-R, 80-C and 68-E teams, as well as rough thumbs of a story featuring the 80-C team. 
On December 14, 2018, Tom Waltz posted more information and covers about the series. In celebration of the 35th Anniversary, the mini-series is a four issue weekly event in April 2019, featuring 4 different Ghostbusters teams in adventures written and illustrated by 4 different creative teams. Each issue has 3 covers - a Cover A by the issue's artist, interconnected Cover RI by Anthony Marques, and interconnected RE Convention Covers by Dan Schoening. The RE covers, now colored, were also posted. Issue #1 releases April 3, 2019 starring the Ghostbusters (prime team) by Erik Burnham, Dan Schoening, and Luis Delgado. Issue #2 releases April 10, 2019 starring The Real Ghostbusters written by Cavan Scott, art by Marcelo Ferreira, and colors by Luis Delgado. Cover A was revealed. Issue #3 releases April 17, 2019 starring the Answer The Call team written by Devin Grayson, art by S.L. Gallant, and colors by Luis Delgado. Issue #4 releases April 24, 2019 starring the Extreme Ghostbusters written by Jim Beard & Keith Dallas, art by Tim Lattie, and colors by Luis Delgado. The title of the series is "Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary" and each issue will feature the team name, such as "Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary: The Real Ghostbusters".
On December 16, 2018, Dan Schoening posted the rough thumbnails of the RE covers.
On February 27, 2019, Tom Waltz posted the ad for the mini-series.
On January 19, 2017, in an interview, Tom Waltz teased after Ghostbusters 101 there is a possibility that "one of the major comic book events of the next few years will feature the Ghostbusters... lots and lots of Ghostbusters." 
On August 25, 2017, Erik Burnham confirmed the Answer The Call mini-series and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters 2 mini-series will close out the year in comics and what comes next is currently up in the air. 
On September 14, 2017, Tristan Jones revealed he might be drawing variant covers for Ghostbusters next year. 
On October 31, 2017, on the weekly Turtles Tuesday, Tom Waltz and Erik Burnham announced the next story after the 2018 annual will be an 8 issue max- event called "Ghostbusters Crossing Over". It is set to start in March 2018. The Prime Ghostbusters, New Ghostbusters, Chicago Ghostbusters, Real Ghostbusters, Extreme Ghostbusters, Sanctum of Slime Ghostbusters, and Answer the Call Ghostbusters will appear. The 2018 annual will set up the event. A lot of villains, including Samhain, from across the gamut of Ghostbusters properties will appear. Burnham, Dan Schoening, and Luis Delgado will helm it. 
On November 16, 2017, in an interview, Tom Waltz likened Crossing Over to a "Crisis of Infinite Ghostbusters" event. 
On November 18, 2017, Erik Burnham revealed there will be a prelude for Crossing Over in the 2018 Annual. 
On November 19, 2017, Erik Burnham added Melanie Ortiz would appear. 
On December 19, 2017, the premise was revealed. Jillian Holtzmann and Ron Alexander are jealous of the main branch's teleportation unit so they independently build their own but their versions inadvertently unleashes every ghost ever contained in their Containment Units. Some of the fan-requested ghosts didn't make the cut while some now have a beefed-up role. Cover B and RI of Issue #1 was revealed as a tentative release date of March 28, 2018. 
On January 20, 2018, Erik Burnham confirmed Rachel Unglighter would at least appear on a Ghostbusters Crossing Over #3 cover but wouldn't confirm if she'll appear in the story proper or not.  Burnham also admitted he would have to cut down some character's appearances to cameos. 
On January 21, 2018, in an interview, Erik Burnham revealed he originally pitched a smaller story but Tom Waltz overruled him to do Crossing Over first. He likens Crossing Over to a mix of DC's Crisis on Infinite Earths and Marvel's Secret Wars. Dan Schoening teases there will be new ghosts. 
On January 23, 2018, Erik Burnham estimated some of the smaller story might end up in Crossing Over. 
On February 9, 2018, Erik Burnham offered an anagram puzzle that provides a clue of what the series is about. 
On February 15, 2018, Tom Waltz announced fans should watch his Twitter on Tuesday for "a very special launch of all-new, all-awesome and free collectable goods from Ghost Corps and IDW" in celebration of Crossing Over. 
On February 20, 2018, Tom Waltz posted Virtual Trading Card 1 of 50, Ron Alexander and announced the second will be posted on Thursday. 
On February 22, 2018, Tom Waltz posted Virtual Trading Card 2 of 50, Jillian Holtzmann and announced the third will be posted on Tuesday. 
On February 27, 2018, Erik Burnham posted Virtual Trading Card 3 of 50, Winston Zeddemore from The Real Ghostbusters. 
On February 28, 2018, Erik Burnham hinted there won't have a lot of everyone together all at once. 
On March 1, 2018, Tom Waltz posted Virtual Trading Card 4 of 50, Alan Crendall. 
On March 6, 2018, Tom Waltz posted Virtual Trading Card 5 of 50, Eduardo Rivera. 
On March 8, 2018, Erik Burnham posted Virtual Trading Card 6 of 50, Melanie Ortiz. 
On March 13, 2018, Erik Burnham posted Virtual Trading Card 7 of 50, Erin Gilbert. 
On March 15, 2018, Tom Waltz posted Virtual Trading Card 8 of 50, Peter Venkman from The Real Ghostbusters. 
On March 20, 2018, Erik Burnham posted Virtual Trading Card 9 of 50, Bridget Gibbons. 
On March 21, 2018, Erik Burnham hinted Crossing Over "follows up on a thread from an earlier comic story."  Burnham, in an interview, revealed that first the story was just going to be a mix and match of the Ghostbusters heading off to recapture ghosts who had escaped from the Containment Unit and Egon has a "babbly" explanation for why this needs to be done. Burnham then started thinking of other ways to play with it and give it some personal stakes. He came up with two things that would give it the right heft, and how they would affect things emotionally. 
On March 22, 2018, Tom Waltz posted Virtual Trading Card 10 of 50, Mike the Golem. 
On April 3, 2018, Erik Burnham posted Virtual Trading Card 13 of 50, Egon Spengler from The Real Ghostbusters. 
On April 5, 2018, Tom Waltz posted Virtual Trading Card 14 of 50, Patty Tolan. 
On April 10, 2018, Tom Waltz posted Virtual Trading Card 15 of 50, the Chicago Ghostbusters. 
On April 12, 2018, Tom Waltz posted Virtual Trading Card 16 of 50, Garrett Miller. 
On April 17, 2018, Tom Waltz posted Virtual Trading Card 17 of 50, Ray Stantz from The Real Ghostbusters. 
On April 19, 2018, Tom Waltz posted Virtual Trading Card 18 of 50, Abby Yates. 
On April 24, 2018, Tom Waltz posted Virtual Trading Card 19 of 50, Egon Spengler. 
On April 26, 2018, Tom Waltz posted Virtual Trading Card 20 of 50, Jenny Moran. 
On May 1, 2018, Tom Waltz posted Virtual Trading Card 21 of 50, Kevin Beckman. 
On May 3, 2018, Tom Waltz posted Virtual Trading Card 22 of 50, Samuel Hazer. 
On May 8, 2018, Tom Waltz posted Crossing Over Virtual Trading Card #23, Gabriel Sitter. 
On May 10, 2018, Tom Waltz posted Crossing Over Virtual Trading Card #24, the Extreme Ghostbusters. 
On May 15, 2018, Tom Waltz posted Crossing Over Virtual Trading Card #25, Janine Melnitz. 
On May 17, 2018, Tom Waltz posted Crossing Over Virtual Trading Card #26, Peter Venkman. 
On May 22, 2018, Tom Waltz posted Crossing Over Virtual Trading Card #27, Kevin Tanaka. 
On May 24, 2018, Tom Waltz posted Crossing Over Virtual Trading Card #28, Dani Shpak. 
On May 29, 2018, Tom Waltz posted Crossing Over Virtual Trading Card #29, Lou Kamaka. 
On May 31, 2018, Tom Waltz posted Crossing Over Virtual Trading Card #30, Rookie. 
On June 5, 2018, Tom Waltz posted Crossing Over Virtual Trading Card #31, Kylie Griffin from the Extreme Ghostbusters. 
On June 14, 2018, Tom Waltz posted Crossing Over Virtual Trading Card #34, Tiamat. 
On June 19, 2018, Tom Waltz posted Crossing Over Virtual Trading Card #35, Walter Peck. 
On June 21, 2018, Tom Waltz posted Crossing Over Virtual Trading Card #36, Death. 
On June 26, 2018, Tom Waltz posted Crossing Over Virtual Trading Card #37, the Headless Horseman. 
On June 28, 2018, Tom Waltz posted Crossing Over Virtual Trading Card #38, Ghostbusters 101 Cadets. 
On July 3, 2018, Tom Waltz posted Crossing Over Virtual Trading Card #39, prime universe Kylie Griffin. 
On July 5, 2018, Tom Waltz posted Crossing Over Virtual Trading Card #40, providing some extra details about Issue #4. 
On July 6, 2018, IDW announced the first half of trading cards will be sold in a Volume 1 set during San Diego Comic Con, July 18 to July 22, for $10 at Booth 2743. The set will be limited to 250. 
On July 10, 2018, Tom Waltz posted Crossing Over Virtual Trading Card #41, Ray Stantz. 
On July 12, 2018, Tom Waltz posted Crossing Over Virtual Trading Card #42, Ellen Gold. 
On July 16, 2018, Tom Watz announced the Volume 1 card sets will be limited to 3 per person. 
On July 17, 2018, Tom Waltz posted Crossing Over Virtual Trading Card #43, The Green Ghost. 
On July 18, 2018, Tom Waltz posted Crossing Over Virtual Trading Card #44, the Fire Goblins. 
On July 24, 2018, Tom Waltz posted Crossing Over Virtual Trading Card #45, The Giant Murder Clown. 
On July 26, 2018, Tom Waltz posted Crossing Over Virtual Trading Card #46, Hungry Manitou. 
On July 31, 2018, Tom Waltz posted Crossing Over Virtual Trading Card #47, Rachel Unglighter. 
On August 2, 2018, Tom Waltz posted Crossing Over Virtual Trading Card #48, Louis Tully of Dimension 00-D. 
On August 7, 2018, Tom Waltz posted Crossing Over Virtual Trading Card #49, Winston Zeddemore. 
On August 9, 2018, Tom Waltz posted Crossing Over Virtual Trading Card #50, the Ghostbusters Comics Team of Dimension TH-151. 
On August 21, 2018, Erik Burnham revealed the new recruits on the Answer The Call Team featured in the recent 2016 video game were considered to appear but weren't due to the lack of space, names, and personalities.
On August 28, 2018, Tom Waltz confirmed Trading Cards #26-50 will be sold at New York Comic Con in October.
On October 4, 2018, Tom Waltz confirmed Trading Cards #26-50 didn't make it to New York Comic Con but there are plans to make all 50 available soon.
On November 4, 2018, Dan Schoening posted the covers connected vertically.
On October 19, 2017, a third annual was announced for February 2018. 
See Ghostbusters Annual 2018 for more information
On July 11, 2016, Erik Burnham teased he and Tom Waltz meet up at San Diego Comic Con and will think up some ideas for a possible sequel to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters mini-series. 
On April 8, 2017, Erik Burnham admitted bringing back the Collectors has come up in conversation. 
On May 31, 2017, in an interview the night before, Erik Burnham and Dan Schoening admitted the next story arc after 101 is not yet set. A couple of ideas have been suggested. The next arc depends on which is greenlit first. 
On July 20, 2017, a sequel to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters was announced at the Ghostbusters 101 panel during San Diego Comic Con. Burnham, Waltz, and Schoening were confirmed. Pablo Tunica, Tadd Galusha, Mark Torres and C.P. Wilson III will also contribute art. The story begins "when an old adversary traps the Turtles in a ghost dimension, as old adversaries are wont to do. However, all hope is not lost for our Heroes in Half-Shell, as New York City’s resident experts on all things spooky quickly answer the call." Waltz confirmed the story will affect both series going forward. Burnham revealed they didn't use any of their past ideas for the sequel, villains from both universes will appear, and there will be more one-on-one scenes among the teams. Cover A of the first issue was also revealed. It is set to release on November 1, 2017.  IDW posted a photo from the panel showing another possible variant cover of the teams attacking a giant entity.  Burnham confirmed it is a weekly series and is five issues total. 
On July 21, 2017, Bobby Curnow confirmed IDW took on the project earlier in the year. 
On August 17, 2017, Erik Burnham saw some pages. 
On September 8, 2017, Erik Burnham teased "expect the unexpected". 
On October 31, 2017, on the weekly Turtles Tuesday, Tom Waltz mentioned one difference from the first crossover is that this sequel would go more into the interpersonal relationships. Like personalities will team up and some you wouldn't expect would help others.  Pre-exisiting characters from a certain canon of one of the franchises will appear.  Erik Burnham added he finally got to use his 'Ghostbusturtles' pun.  This crossover takes place immediately after Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #75. Overall, it takes place between Issue #75 and #76. 
On November 2, 2017, in an interview, Tadd Galusha revealed Issues #2 to #4 has interior art from Dan Schoening and all the guest artists. Galusha, for example, did 4 pages in one issue and 5 pages in another. 
On November 10, 2017, in an interview, Erik Burnham and Tom Waltz revealed the genesis of the 5 week event. Nickelodeon had plans in store for the Ninja Turtles in 2018 and asked if the mini-series could be released in 2017. Bobby Curnow suggested a 5 week event to meet the deadline. While driving from western Minnesota to Fargo, Burnham talked to Waltz on the phone about picking what villains to use. Shredder came up as a potential but Waltz wasn't interested and almost immediately suggested Darius Dun.   
On December 12, 2017, Dan Schoening confirmed the Cover A for Issue #2 to #5 combines into one image. 
On December 21, 2016, the March solicitations revealed a new six issue series titled "Ghostbusters 101" that centered on the original Ghostbusters going back to teaching but their first batch of students poke around in the Firehouse and set in motion the merging of their universe and the 2016 Movie universe. The two teams team up to make things right again. The 32 page first issue features variants by Tim Lattie and Erica Henderson, as well as retailer incentive variants with photo covers of both movie casts. The first regular cover has Peter Venkman, a new character, and Erin Gilbert with a map of New York City in the background with reference to Alnitak, Alnilam, and Mintaka of Orion's Belt. There will be six-interconnected covers by Dan Schoening and Luis Delgado.  Erik Burnham clarified the new character on the regular cover was not Roland Jackson.  Burnham mused he might have to rename the character since Dan Schoening chose to draw Roland.  The cover done by Tim Lattie was also revealed. Burnham commented it was a story requested by both the fans and Ghost Corps.  So far, 18 characters are involved in the series.  Ivan Reitman commented he always wanted to meld the two worlds and thinks it will be fun and thinks it will be important in the future to bring it back as a single universe.  Burnham confirmed the series would be six issues total. 
On December 22, 2016, Erik Burnham clarified it is a mini series. 
On January 9, 2017, Erica Henderson poster a teaser of a cover she was inking. 
On January 19, 2017, in an interview, it was revealed the bones of 101 were born during San Diego Comic Con 2016 between Erik Burnham and Tom Waltz. It was going to be a smaller story, with the guys straight-up teaching their trade in between busts. Ghost Corps suggested introducing the Answer The Call (ATC) cast to the multiverse. The title of the mini series was suggested by Waltz since it centers on students learning the basics of ghostbusting and the ATC cast learning more about other dimensions. The ATC team will both take it as a rude shock and a cause for relief. 101 starts with the students Ray has decided to start teaching and they're made aware of the interdimensional technology the Ghostbusters have been experimenting with. They decide to play with it themselves and that leads to the problem at hand. 
On January 20, 2017, Erik Burnham revealed he was written two issues of Ghostbusters 101 so far. 
On January 26, 2017, Tom Waltz posted an image of all six regular covers combined into one. 
On March 10, 2017, Erik Burnham revealed Ghost Corps asked for redesigns of the ATC team to stay away from actor likenesses. Dan Schoening provided a lot of versions with and without.  Schoening's first pass on Abby was almost exact. 
On March 20, 2017, in an interview, Erik Burnham revealed the fourth student is Garrett Parker, son of one of Peter Venkman's old psych classmates. Cait, Zoe and Evan show newly arrived Garrett the Interspatial Teleportation Unit when something goes wrong and the dimensions of the Prime and ATC Ghostbusters starts to overlap. That's way too dangerous to be allowed to continue, and the two teams are looking to fix it, once they all meet. Burnham is currently writing Issue #4. 
On March 22, 2017, in an interview, Erik Burnham hinted an error in the teleportation unit's operation allows for an event that starts to cause another universe to drift. Dan Schoening admitted he didn't know who the antagonist was yet but hinted a ghost doesn't feel all herself like something is missing. Burnham hinted we may see the ATC team again in the future like with The Real Ghostbuster's Egon in Ghostbusters International. He also confirmed the ATC team will recognize the prime team as some people they met in the events of the 2016 movie and in fact just wrote that scene. 
On May 26, 2017, Erik Burnham confirmed the overlap of dimensions doesn't happen all at once. 
On November 7, 2018, during a podcast interview, Dan Schoening revealed it took about 10 tries to nail down the looks of the Answer The Call team.
See Ghostbusters Annual 2017 for more information
On August 2, 2014, Erik Burnham revealed the reason for the end of ongoing isn't sales related citing conversations at San Diego Comic Con 2014. Burnham also commented he and Dan Schoening will stick around and a Volume 3 might happen but it isn't set in stone yet. 
On August 5, 2014, in an interview, Tom Waltz hinted the events of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters mini-series will matter and will rear their heads in future stories of both franchises. 
On August 13, 2014, Tristan Jones revealed there is a vague chance that he might be writing and drawing a six (or so) issue miniseries in 2015. 
On November 11, 2014, Tom Waltz confirmed the recent news of Paul Feig rebooting Ghostbusters had nothing to do with the end of the ongoing series nor was it cancelled by Sony. Stopping the ongoing series was a decision made by IDW based on dwindling sales and timing. In terms of timing, Issue #20 was deemed a logical point to stop with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ghostbusters crossover taking place soon after. The crossover is also aimed to bring more attention to Ghostbusters comics. Waltz further stated other things are in the works and his ultimate goal is a Volume 3 of the ongoing series. 
On July 12, 2015, Erik Burnham announced there will be a Volume Three coming in 2016. Also returning will be Dan Schoening and Luis Delgado. 
On July 16, 2015, Erik Burnham revealed Volume Three is tentatively set to begin in Spring 2016 around April. 
On July 23, 2015, when asked about the use of witches, Erik Burnham hinted he "had an aim to do something for Volume 3", but the crew "went with another tack instead to start." 
On August 12, 2015, Erik Burnham stated there were no more crossovers plans for the near future.  He also hinted IDW is considering going to five issues per trade paperback. If it happens, he would start capping story arcs at five instead of four issues or, at most, where an arc would have a mid-point break. Sales and pre-orders are and always be a factor. 
On August 13, 2015, Erik Burnham revealed he initially pitched 'a year or so' worth of issues for Volume Three, with the first six months more specifically fleshed out. 
On October 9, 2015, a new series titled Ghostbusters International was announced. Erik Burnham confirmed it is the new ongoing series. The title might or might not revert back to just "Ghostbusters" like with Volume 2 in the case of it starting off being titled "New Ghostbusters."   
On November 16, 2015, Erik Burnham announced there will be back up content. They are "Haunted America" incident reports as written by Special Agent Melanie Ortiz based on Corin Howell's variant covers. 
On November 18, 2015, Erik Burnham confirmed Jenny Moran, Kylie Griffin, and Melanie Ortiz will be back in Volume 3. We might see Chicago again. He also corrected an error in solicits, it is Volume 3 of the ongoing series. It isn't a mini series. 
On December 14, 2015, in an interview, Erik Burnham clarified the Firehouse isn't going anywhere and the damage done from the battle with Proteus frees up Dan Schoening to redesign interiors at his discretion.  For the Haunted America back ups, Burnham mocked up an FBI Incident Report for Melanie Ortiz to fill out. He hopes to evolve the format. He also confirmed Ortiz will return to the main story proper.  Burnham has one new Ghostbuster in mind. He or she will be an original character and not taken from the cartoons or games. Any more new Ghostbusters would have to happen organically. 
On December 16, 2015, Dan Schoening noted the regular covers are inspired by travel posters. 
On December 29, 2015, Erik Burnham announced he and Tom Waltz put together some 'pretty crazy ideas' for Ghostbusters. 
On January 7, 2016, in an interview, Erik Burnham stated Volume 3 begins shortly after the events of the annual. The Firehouse is still being repaired so Janine set up shop in the Warehouse. The team taking on international cases will be a rotating cast. Potential locations that might appear in future stories include Japan, Iceland, Germany, Ireland, Russia, and India. Gabriel Rodriguez made a pretty good case for Chile. The cases could be for a scene, for an issue, or for several issues. For the first few issues, the team going abroad will be Winston, Peter, and Ray. 
On January 22, 2016, in an interview, Erik Burnham revealed he first wrote up and submitted notes and ideas for Ghostbusters International around April or May 2015. 
On January 26, 2016, Erik Burnham hinted he was writing about Paris in Ghostbusters. 
On April 22, 2016, in a podcast recorded earlier in the month, Erik Burnham confirmed the "International" subtitle would stay until the overarching story is done. The Chile idea is being saved for later because of how the story shaped up. Later this year, there will be a little surprise callback to Ghostbusters Get Real. 
On April 29, 2016, Erik Burnham stated the current storyline is basically a year long arc. 
On May 2, 2016, Erik Burnham confirmed Iceland after Paris and Ireland. 
On May 9, 2016, Erik Burnham reiterated there are no plans to recreate an alternate version of Extreme Ghostbusters in the IDW ongoing series. 
On June 8, 2016, Erik Burnham admitted he had an idea for a cameo of The Real Ghostbusters. 
On June 26, 2016, during the Crossrip Podcast Episode 227, Erik Burnham hinted there is more dramatic material coming up in International. 
On September 23, 2016, Erik Burnham confirmed there would be more International after the second annual. 
On October 19, 2016, Erik Burnham hinted after the annual, there will be "stuff with me and stuff not." 
On October 26, 2016, Erik Burnham confirmed Issue #11 is the last issue of the International series but reaffirmed there will be more Ghostbusters after it, the Annual 2017 included. 
On July 12, 2015, Erik Burnham announced there will be in annual in Fall 2015 involving himself, Dan Schoening, Luis Delgado and guest creators.  Schoening added it would be around 48 pages. 
See Ghostbusters Annual 2015 for more information
Ghostbusters Get Real
On March 9, 2015, Chris Ryall cryptically teased there would be news about the comic announced at WonderCon taking place April 3 to April 5. 
On March 13, 2015, Tom Waltz posted an obscured image of several Ghostbusters and Slimers, only saying more information will be revealed soon. 
On March 18, 2015, Erik Burnham posted an image combining all four Regular Covers.  Burnham noted to tell the characters apart, like Peter for example, he would use "Prime Peter" and "Real Peter" then hinted "Real Peter" has his favorite line in the mini series so far.  Burnham confirmed the mini series is canon and takes place some point after the TMNT/Ghostbusters crossover.  In an interview, Burnham hinted readers should rewatch "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster" for clues on the mini series. 
On April 8, 2015, from an interview recorded prior, Erik Burnham revealed the story in the mini-series was not the original idea for the crossover. He pitched a 48 page annual initially but Tom Waltz asked Burnham to make it into a four issue mini-series. The story takes place during "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster" in between when Proteus zaps the Ghostbusters outside of Rockefeller and when Janine sees them trapped in one of Proteus' mirrors. In the mini-series, the Real Ghostbusters end up in the IDW universe and think they're back home. They enter the Firehouse, go upstairs and run into the other Ghostbusters team. The story revolves on Proteus capturing the Real Ghostbusters and returning to that point in the animated episode. To sync the episode with the comic further, there is a page that takes dialogue from the episode. The idea for the four regular covers connecting into one image came about independently at the same time. Burnham and Waltz were talking about doing connected covers then Schoening, unaware of their plans, also proposed the idea. 
On April 20, 2015, in a posted interview, Tom Waltz teased there will be many fun cameos from throughout Ghostbusters lore. 
On July 16, 2015, Dan Schoening posted an unlettered panel with Slimer from The Real Ghostbusters. 
On July 23, 2015, Erik Burnham confirmed realities other than the ones with the Extreme Ghostbusters and Sanctum of Slime junior team will appear in the mini series. 
On August 12, 2015, Erik Burnham revealed Get Real was an idea considered in case the TMNT/Ghostbusters crossover wasn't greenlit. 
On June 23, 2014, Tristan Jones summarized a Supanova Expo panel on Sunday where Chris Ryall hinted there will be some "pretty big news" regarding the Ghostbusters comics will be released at San Diego Comic Con 2014 next month. 
On July 15, 2014, IDW Publishing issued a press release revealing the new mini series in conjunction with both franchises' 30th anniversaries.  IDW's October checklist revealed there will be a variant cover by Kevin Eastman. 
On July 18, 2014, Erik Burnham reaffirmed this story is a continuation of the ongoing series' canon. 
On July 25, 2014, in an interview, Erik Burnham revealed Donatello has access to Fugitoid's inter-dimensional transporter plans and tries to build one for himself. He does and it works. It sends the Turtles to the right location in New York, but the wrong New York entirely. The four Turtles, Casey, April, the Ghostbusters, Janine Melnitz and Kylie Griffin will appear. There will be a cameo here and there. Tom Waltz has a plan for the "TMNT" series so he and Burnham mined the idea for the villain from that continuity. The villain is connected to another Turtles character and is trapped in a dimensional portal; when he's set free (in the Ghostbusters universe) and he has some decidedly ghost-like abilities. 
On August 5, 2014, in an interview, Tom Waltz and Erik Burnham provided some hints of what to expect in the mini-series: the Ghostbusters and TMNT will be put through the wringer, "a brand new villain from the TMNT’s ancient past," "classic super-team meet-up confusion," "some very geeky science talk" between Egon and Donatello, and a scene where Michelangelo sees Slimer for the first time. 
On August 15, 2014, in an interview, Erik Burnham expanded on working directly with Tom Waltz on the scripts. They got the plot hammered out, got input from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles editor Bobby Curnow, Burnham did the first draft, Waltz did a pass, and lastly Burnham makes any tweaks not related specifically Waltz and Curnow's threads for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ongoing series. Burnham cites he and Waltz came up with the idea of this crossover at San Diego Comic Con 2012 but were thinking about it in general for years. 
On August 27, 2014, Dan Schoening revealed he tweaked the designs of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles so that Raphael is the bulkiest, Michelangelo is smaller than the rest, and Donatello has a bigger cranium than the others. 
On September 6, 2014, Dan Schoening posted his design for Donatello, his favorite Ninja Turtle. 
On September 7, 2014, Dan Schoening posted his design for Michelangelo. 
On September 10, 2014, Dan Schoening posted first designs for Casey Jones but noted this won't be the final version seen in the mini-series. 
On September 12, 2014, Dan Schoening posted a design for Splinter. 
On November 1, 2014, Erik Burnham stated the crossover series takes place a few months after the events of the "Mass Hysteria!" arc. 
On November 18, 2014, Erik Burnham revealed he started the miniseries thinking Egon and Donatello would drive the story. 
On February 7, 2015, Dan Schoening posted rough concept designs for Chi-You. 
On December 14, 2015, in an interview, Erik Burnham revealed that back in when the skeleton of the crossover was conceived, it was much more an Egon and Donatello story. 
On October 30, 2011, Tristan Jones hinted a character, Kylie Griffin, appearing Issue #5 will appear again in the year one slate of comics. Given there is a year two and three, there will be future appearances of this character. There will be an Extreme Ghostbusters-esque situation, but more like the Rookie from The Video Game. Basically, there could be extra people around to help like Janine throwing on a jumpsuit in the Real Ghostbusters.
On September 5, 2012, Erik Burnham tweeted "Plotting Ghostbusters future." 
On September 6, 2012, in an interview with Behind the Pages, Erik Burnham revealed another upcoming story he is plotting currently is not in the original 16 issue pitch.
On October 3, 2012, Erik Burnham hinted the appearance of the Rookie was initially an attempt to seed one thing, but a new storyline in 2013 has changed that. 
On October 14, 2012, Erik Burnham teased that as part of some research for one of two stories starting off the series' run in 2013, he might have looked up The Real Ghostbusters. 
On November 13, 2012, Erik Burnham announced his current goal is to have the second volume surpass the first and make it at least to Issue #20. 
On February 20, 2013, Erik Burnham revealed he plans to continue using the New Ghostbusters team as a support unit after Volume 2's first story arc. 
On April 24, 2013, Erik Burnham announced he's having fun researching ghosts for the next arc. He considered a Scandinavian and South American ones but nixed it for various reasons. Burnham is also looking up African lore and Voodoo.  
On June 22, 2013, Erik Burnham revealed the Chicago faction of Ghostbusters "will be popping up here and there." 
On October 9, 2013, Erik Burnham teased there will be more Rookie and Ron stories. 
On November 7, 2013, Erik Burnham revealed another issue had been approved. 
On August 28, 2012, Erik Burnham revealed he may do a Ghostbusters "replacements" team story one day but for now it was only in the stack of possibilities.
On November 10, 2012, Erik Burnham confirmed "The New Ghostbusters" is the first story arc of 2013.
On November 12, 2012, Erik Burnham confirmed Jack Hardemeyer will appear in the comic soon as a member of PCOC. Ron Alexander will play as more of a jerk than Walter Peck but a techie like Egon. Kylie will be sort of a blend of Ray and Egon. Pagan was not originally planned to appear but will now make occasional cameos in panels. One of the ghosts will be based on mythology and another sort of based on one from The Real Ghostbusters. Janine is on the team because of Peck. Peck will explain "to a surly deputy mayor why Janine is completely indispensable." 
On November 14, 2012, IDW issued a press release that revealed the arc involves the Ghostbusters are kidnapped by demons from another dimension, leading to a new group to don the Proton Packs to deal with New York's supernatural problems and rescue their predecessors. Burnham further hinted the story is split between new team and original team but with more focus on the new.
On November 15, 2012, Erik Burnham clarified the New Ghostbusters would be wearing full jumpsuits in Issue #1, the shorts in #2, and jumpsuits in #3. The shorts is part of a gag about working in retail.
On December 18, 2012, Erik Burnham hinted Idulnas is not working on behalf of Gozer and is trying to get revenge on his own behalf. He may or may not be as powerful enough to act directly anymore. Burnham also confirmed not to expect to see the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man or Gozer or anything else from the Gozerian pantheon. Dan Schoening "requested a riff on something" as the next threat.
On January 4, 2013, Erik Burnham hinted he is considering using the core of the last story from his original pitch for volume two.
On January 18, 2013, in an interview Erik Burnham revealed once the Ghostbusters return home there will be a "host of personal complications for the guys to deal with going forward." Melanie Ortiz is very Winston-like; she's from law enforcement and is the most on-point of the group. Janine is as unflappable as Venkman, will be compassionate, worries about the people she cares for, and, she's a rock. Kylie is the go-to for supernatural information and a mix of both Egon and Ray studying and recalling so much of the oddities of the world. Ron Alexanderwill be a mix of the technical sides of Egon and Ray—very clever with mechanical things, but he is still a jerk so he will be more of a love-to-hate character than Walter Peck ever was. The big difference from the original group will be they don't have the same humorous shorthand and charisma as the originals.
On January 21, 2013, Erik Burnham revealed the Ghostbusters will return to New York before the end of the arc.
On February 3, 2013, Erik Burnham hinted Volume Two will start off "jumping ahead in time" from the end of Issue #16.
On February 12, 2013, in an interview, Erik Burnham hinted the characters who make up this replacement team will not all be leaving the book when the originals return to New York, set up the potential for a villain, and has planted the seeds for the originals to make more problems for themselves because of the solutions they choose — like that time Ray decided on the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man as the form of ultimate destruction. In another interview, Burnham noted the task of protecting New York City is more forced on the replacements without much of a choice in the matter.
On March 1, 2013, Erik Burnham teased Issue #3 and #4 each will have a panel "that is going to drop some jaws." 
On March 7, 2013, Erik Burnham, in a Crossing the Streams roundtable recorded in February, revealed the New Ghostbusters concept was conceived around September 2012.
On March 8, 2013, Erik Burnham revealed when he was first writing Melanie Ortiz and Ron Alexander in Volume One, he had the intention of bringing them back but hadn't conceived the New Ghostbusters arc yet. At the time, Ron was going to think of another scheme and Melanie would be brought back just for fun since she had good chemistry with Peter. Jenny Moran was initially going to be the fourth New Ghostbusters but someone with tech experience was needed so she was cut.
Issues #1-4 Back Up
On September 30, 2012, Erik Burnham hinted there are talks about a back up story that would start in February 2013.
On November 13, 2012, Erik Burnham revealed the first arc of Volume Two ("The New Ghostbusters") will also have new backup feature taking the place of the PCOC files. The first 8 page story will be serialized in 2 pages per issue in the first arc. The story has been requested by fans and editors for a while now, with the Ghostbusters being indirect in this backup and "something from a ghost's POV" 
On November 14, 2012, IDW Publishing issued a press release that revealed the back up is an all-new Real Ghostbusters story written and drawn by Erik Burnham. Burnham confirmed Slimer, Egon from The Real Ghostbusters, and "the whole nine" will appear. It will be "a fun little romp" following a ghost after it is stored in the Containment Unit.
On November 16, 2012, Erik Burnham, in an interview, revealed the Real Ghostbusters story would also have the captured ghost "meet some familiar faces" in the Containment Unit.
On January 4, 2013, Erik Burnham revealed Tristan Jones was offered the Real Ghostbusters back up first.
On March 24, 2013, Erik Burnham announced he just got some new pages in from Luis Delgado.
On March 1, 2013, Erik Burnham also teased he and Dan Schoening have "crazy plans" for #5-8.
On March 8, 2013, Erik Burnham revealed Kylie Griffin and Janine Melnitz would definitely appear in #5-8 Ghostbusting in a way.
On March 13, 2013, Erik Burnham hinted #5-8 will involve Janine facing consequences from The New Ghostbusters Part 3, Kylie will, in no uncertain circumstances, be out 'Busting, Melanie will have gone back to New Mexico, but the FBI just won't be the same for her, and Ron was almost killed off but something else was decided with him. The arc will also feature Ghost Ships, the return of other characters, and drama for Winston. Burnham later revealed an Egon-Janine-Roger story is in the works that takes place during the #5-8 arc.
On March 29, 2013, in an interview posted, Erik Burnham revealed more on the arc. It will feature Egon trying to keep a ghost from abducting Janine's soul and Kylie will be hunting a ghost ship with Peter and Ray, amongst other things.
On April 1, 2013, Erik Burnham revealed he is using the Gris-Gris from Volume 1, Issue #10 and initially the Janine and Ghost Ship plots were going to go back and forth between #5-8, but Tom Waltz and Burnham talked and it was decided to separate them into two two issue stories.
On April 28, 2013, Erik Burnham revealed he initially planned to go back forth with the Egon-Jaine story, the Ghost Ship story, and other bits but Dan Schoening needed a break. The arc was then split into two arcs with Issues #5-6 and #7-8. To make it work out, Burnham had to "invent some new things to spackle beats together." The arcs will be two (mostly) separate stories.  
On May 15, 2013, Erik Burnham revealed Evan Shaner will be the main artist for Issues #7 and 8. Dan Schoening will do the back ups for those two issues then return as main artist with Issue #9 in October.   
On May 28, 2013, Erik Burnham revealed the title for the second arc is titled "Trains, Brains, and Ghostly Remains" as a gag on "Trains Planes & Automobiles." 'Trains' refers to the Ghost Train in Issue #5, 'Brains' refers to being in the mind of Janine Melnitz in Issue #6, and 'Ghostly Remains' refers to the Ghost Ship. 
On July 10, 2013, Evan Shaner posted his model sheet for Peter. 
On July 11, 2013, Evan Shander posted his model sheet for Ray. 
On September 17, 2013, Erik Burnham confirmed Evan Shaner has placed easter eggs in Issues #7 and 8. 
Issues #7-8 Back Up
On May 28, 2013, Erik Burnham clarified Dan Schoening is working on two page back up stories for Issues #7-8 each. 
On June 26, 2013, Erik Burnham revealed the Rookie and Ron Alexander will appear in the back up. 
On June 29, 2013, Dan Schoening posted a work in progress of the Rookie and Ron Alexander. 
On July 8, 2013, Dan Schoening announced he was finished penciling both 2 page back up stories for Issues #7 and 8. 
On July 27, 2013, Dan Schoening hinted the back up "features the very best of the Rookie, and the very worst of Ron." 
On August 30, 2013, Erik Burnham revealed a Bogeyman (not the one from The Real Ghostbusters) will be appearing first in the Issues #7-8 back ups. 
On March 8, 2013, Erik Burnham revealed he has a tentative plan for #9-12. It is a very, weird story that may or may not work and it requires getting permissions.
On May 8, 2013, Erik Burnham tweeted he had one brief conversation with an editor and his plan for Issues #9-12 changed. 
On May 27, 2013, Erik Burnham revealed the working title for the #9-12 arc is "Haunted Holidays 2" 
On May 28, 2013, Erik Burnham hinted the staff is looking at different holidays than the ones previously featured in the first Haunted Holidays collection of one-shots but doesn't rule out using the same holidays again.  Burnham hinted New Year's and something like Halloween may be used for the arc. 
On July 12, 2013, Dan Schoening posted all interlocking Cover A's from Issues #9-12 in one image. 
On February 26, 2014, Erik Burnham revealed there were plans to use a character from Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime but was cut for space. 
Issues #10-12 Back Up
On August 28, 2013, Erik Burnham replied if he decided to and could use Eduardo, he wouldn't appear until Issue #13 at the earliest. Some things are being worked out. 
On October 9, 2013, Erik Burnham announced Issues #11 and 12 will contain back up stories that will lead into the 8 part story arc starting in Issue #13. 
On October 31, 2013, Erik Burnham revealed he was working on the Rookie and Ron back up. 
On November 3, 2013, Erik Burnham sent the script to back up artist Erik Evensen. 
On May 27, 2013, Erik Burnham hinted that after the Issue #9-12 arc there will be some '30th anniversary fun' next. 
On July 16, 2013, in an interview, Erik Burnham revealed there will be eight part arc, after Happy Horror Days, to mark the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters. 
On October 11, 2013, Erik Burnham declared he was breaking down plans for the Ghostbusters story that will take fans through trade paperback Volume 9. 
On November 15, 2013, the February 2014 solicitations revealed the arc will feature fan-favorite characters from 30 years of Ghostbusters lore, including the two classic movies, the action-packed video games, and the IDW comic book series. 
On November 16, 2013, it was confirmed Louis Tully would be appearing the Mass Hysteria! arc and Tiamat was attracted to Earth because of the Ghostbusters' escape from the Collector's limbo. 
On November 21, 2013, in an interview, Erik Burnham revealed there will be new reader cheat sheets at the end of issues to help new readers get up to speed with what's going on and he had bits of the Mass Hysteria! story from story ideas that didn't work and they later gelled. Once he learned of the "City Fall" arc in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Burnham got the idea to do an 8 part Ghostbusters story. The arc will "bring in characters we haven't seen in the book before, a few nods to the past, every character who has worn a proton pack during our run, and to top it all off, a major change to the life of one of the boys" and has "an enemy that won’t be beaten by concentrating crossed proton streams in a single location" so "everyone who has ever worn a proton pack into the story to help." Burnham compares past arcs to the scope of a television show while Mass Hysteria! will be more of a movie event. 
On November 27, 2013, in an interview conducted earlier, Erik Burnham revealed there were other plans for the 30th anniversary but they haven't been approved yet. There was talk of a crossover with the Real Ghostbusters. Burnham also hinted Tiamat does not come to destroy Earth like Gozer tried to do. 
On December 27, 2013, Erik Burnham announced he was finished with a "jam draft" of a script, and began dialoging now, including a Peter scene. 
On December 31, 2013, in an interview, Erik Burnham revealed Tiamat will mess with the laws of physics, with emotions, and she'll raise the dead to cause some chaos. 
On January 9, 2014, Erik Burnham revealed a comic book crossover between the Ghostbusters and The Real Ghostbusters was discussed for Mass Hysteria! but was ultimately decided against. 
On January 15, 2014, Erik Burnham did dialogue on 10 pages of a Ghostbusters script. 
On February 26, 2014, Erik Burnham revealed Louis Tully wasn't initially part of Mass Hysteria! when the crew started work on the arc. 
On March 13, 2014, Erik Burnham confirmed he still has four issues left to write. 
On April 14, 2014, Erik Burnham sent a new script to Dan Schoening who is finishing up on the last page of the current issue he was working on. 
On May 7, 2014, Erik Burnham said a decision was yet to made on something else pitched for the 30th anniversary.  Burnham later tweeted he was working on Mass Hysteria! among two secret projects. 
On May 9, 2014, Erik Burnham declared he wrote the most potentially disturbing sequence in the Ghostbusters comic, beating the clown/bat thing in 2012. 
On May 17, 2014, Dan Schoening posted a work in progress of Tiamat's servants, officially coining the term Terror Birds. 
On May 19, 2014, Dan Schoening posted a work in progress of the Firehouse exterior. 
On June 17, 2014, in an interview, Erik Burnham hinted the Ghostbusters will use a new tactic against Tiamat and there will be a minor shakedown or two at the arc's conclusion.  In another interview, Burnham hinted there is a nod to one of the original notions for a form of Gozer and Dan Schoening teased "it's always good to dust away the cob-webs" when asked about future easter eggs. 
On June 25, 2014, Erik Burnham confirmed there would be more scenes in Ray's mind. 
On June 29, 2011, Tristan Jones hinted at what to expect for a supporting cast on the series. Based on what he is privy to at the time, Jones notes "a pretty decent rotation of supporting cast members" and "as much emphasis on new characters as there will be from characters like Peck and the rest." 
On August 18, 2011, Erik Burnham tweeted Ray's spirit guide will be back. In an interview with CBR, Burnham reveals plans on bringing in unofficial staffers to provide support in certain areas and also have cases outside of New York City, at least upstate or parts of New England. Burnham notes he enjoyed pitting Walter Peck and Janine Melnitz against each other. Burnham's one year plan includes three recurring entities.
On August 31, 2011, Burnham also revealed he thought of a way to 'sneak' Vigo in, but not until 'year 2' granted the series does well.
On September 11, 2011, Burnham also mentioned a couple years back he pitched a Ghostbusters miniseries to IDW. While the pitch wasn't greenlit, Burnham hints he re-purposed it for a later arc of the ongoing.
On October 2, 2011, Erik Burnham also lays out his original one year plan: The first arc fixes what happened to Stay Puft in Infestation and introduces a new bad guy. The second story arc branches out of arc one. The third branches out of the first two arcs. The fourth will directly address an Egon-Janine relationship.
On October 30, 2011, Erik Burnham posted "the second story arc is a 3-parter followed by a done-in-one." He also revealed he and Tom Waltz have talked about another 4 part epic following Issue #8 and a potential crossover but nothing was approved yet.
On December 7, 2011, Erik Burnham revealed revealed he has plans so far for up to Issue #16.
On January 31, 2012, Tristan Jones hinted if the Haunted America arc (Issue #9-12) sell well, "something VERY special will follow in October!"  Erik Burnham also hinted if the series makes it to 2013, there may be a trip to Chicago planned.
On March 3, 2012, in a prerecorded interview, Erik Burnham hinted material from Issue #1 will not come into play until and a year and a half later.
Issues #1-4 Arc
On August 14, 2011, Erik Burnham tweeted Issue #1 hits the stands on September 21, 2011.
On August 17, 2011, Tristan Jones confirmed the first story arc is Ray-centric.
On August 18, 2011, in an interview with CBR, Erik Burnham hints the first story arc will have "a few breadcrumbs for future arcs -- some are going to be spotted right away; some others are way too subtle." The first arc itself connects to "Infestation" in which the team is waiting for Stay Puft to reform but "something sinister" has plans for him.
On September 13, 2011, Erik Burnham also tweeted Gozer will be more plot element than villain.
On November 9, 2011, Tristan Jones posted more early concept drawings of the new entity from Issue #1 and muses some may be used in the future.
Issues #5-7 Arc
On October 23, 2011, Erik Burnham tweeted the second arc involves a haunted amusement park, possession, and clowns. He also muses "Expect folks to complain about too few movie refs." 
On November 23, 2011, Erik Burnham tweeted the first scene of the second arc should freak out some.
On April 18, 2012, Erik Burnham blogged about the second arc. He originally pitched it as a four part story arc: The Ghostbusters were to be joined by a group of supernatural debunkers, two men, two women, and a large dog who had their own reality TV show, based on the cast of Scooby-Doo. It was planned for that the ghost would possess the dog, enabling it to talk for a bit. The premise was abandoned after it was determined there would be too many characters to keep track of and serve at the cost of less focus on the Ghostbusters.
Issues #9-12 Arc
On October 25, 2011, Erik Burnham mentioned he is considering inserting a story he hadn't planned on after a discussion with Tom Waltz. It could involve a road trip. On October 29, Burnham elaborated and tweeted "plans are changing -- and I think for the better. Big stories ahead, & I can't wait to tell 'em!" 
On November 21, 2011, Erik Burnham tweeted "Plans for the 3rd Ghostbusters arc are firming up...!" 
On November 22, 2011, Erik Burnham hinted "we have a fun plan for 9-12." 
On November 21, 2011, Erik Burnham posted a cryptic hint at the IDW forums "...But we have some crazy and fun new ideas inserted into the mix, so that's okay. I'm right now looking for [something I can't tell you about lest I spoil the surprise of issues 9-12...!]" 
On January 1, 2012, Tristan Jones tweeted he is starting to work on a 24 page back up story for Ghostbusters. Jones will both write and draw. The story will be part of the regular series in place of the PCOC material and told in six page parts over a four issue event in mid-2012. The story has nothing to do with Tobin's Spirit Guide but if this story is successful, he will pitch something to do with that in a similar format to what this story will be.
On January 7, 2012, Tristan Jones announced his search of models led to the purchase of two replica Ecto-1's, 1:43 and 1:18 scale, and a 1949 Peterbilt truck.
On January 8, 2012, Tristan Jones posted his rendition of Dr. Peter Venkman, a teaser of what he will look like from Issue #9 and on (in Jones' backup story arc). Jones then posted a test for Egon.
On January 9, 2012, Tristan Jones posted a work in progress of Ray.
On January 11, 2012, Tristan Jones posted his rendition of Dr. Egon Spengler, a teaser of what he will look like from Issue #9 and on (in Jones' back up story arc).
On January 12, 2012, Tristan Jones posted his finished Dr. Venkman and a second Work in Progress and finished Dr. Ray Stantz. Jones hinted the Slime Blower may be used in the upcoming back up arc and Slime Tethering may be involved.
On January 13, 2012, Erik Burnham revealed the arc will be a summer event and "four parts that will stand alone or together as adventures, hopefully."  Burnham also hinted the Ghostbusters will have a new vehicle to drive, currently being designed by Tristan Jones and Dan Schoening.
On January 19, 2012, the staff revealed the four interlocking covers as one combined image. The guys are splitting up on a road trip across America with Ray in Seattle, Egon in Roswell, Peter in New Orleans, and Winston in Detroit.
On January 20, 2012, All Star Comics Melbourne reported the main story involves some of the most bizarre cases of their careers under the orders of their new boss Walter Peck. Tristan Jones' arc will involve the Ghostbusters going up against a phantom truck driver as part of the event.
On February 17, 2012, the May solicitations confirmed each issue from #9-12 contains a back-up Ghostbusters story by Tristan Jones titled "Who Killed Laura Parr?" and the Ghostbusters leave New York on the road for the first time in comics.
On April 2, 2012, Tristan Jones posted a teaser for the "Who Killed Laura Parr?" story.
On May 10, 2012, Tristan Jones revealed the Super Slammer Muon Trap will be seen in the "Who Killed Laura Parr?" stories as part of the Ecto-2. Jones also noted he removed dialogue from "Who Killed..." that explained that the all-in-one Proton Packs from Ghostbusters: The Video Game were too dangerous to use.
On May 31, 2012, Erik Burnham announced he will be an unofficial promotion for the Haunted America arc. Burnham will draw 28 unique, hand-drawn postcards and hold contests to determine who will receive them. There will be seven per month and he may do more. Burnham later revealed the first three postcards.
On June 2, 2012, Erik Burnham updated his promotion: 50 postcards given away from June 4 to 8. 10 postcards will be given away each day. Instructions will be posted on Burnham's Twitter account.
On June 5, 2012, Erik Burnham posted four more postcards.
On June 24, 2012, Tristan Jones revealed Laura Parr's license plate is the one from the movie "Cujo," Laura's car was going to be a Pinto but it had to be generic to bypass licensing issues so the design was changed and a joke was scrapped, and "Who Killed Laura Parr?" was going to be originally set during the road home after the Haunted America arc.
On July 6, 2012, Tristan Jones tweeted he was done with pencils for "Who Killed Laura Parr?" 
Issues #13-15 Arc
On October 2, 2011, Erik Burnham hinted the fourth arc will directly address an Egon-Janine relationship.
On June 15, 2012, Erik Burnham revealed the fourth arc will be a three parter followed by a done in one story.
On September 17, 2012, Erik Burnham revealed several weeks pass in this three part arc. By Issue #14 it will be fall.
Back Up Material
On June 3, 2011, Tristan Jones revealed he will be working on supplemental material for each story. These supplements are in the form of files audited by Walter Peck, in his role as head of the Paranormal Contracts Oversight Commission (P.C.O.C.) from Ghostbusters: The Video Game. They include looking at the entities encountered throughout IDW's run (which includes everything before Infestation), staff profiles, equipment data, and so forth. It will also only be appearing in the individual issues for the time being. The very first file will feature something familiar to everyone. Jones also helped create some of the entities that will appear in the series. Jones' teaser has a photograph of one of the Poltergeists from Infestation #1 
In the comments, Jones teases "P.C.O.C. was shut down after the Video Game, but then reinstated for VERY good reason, too..."  Jones' take on Peck is "he's not someone to mess with anymore. He knows that what the Ghostbusters do is legitimate and needs to be done, and after being possessed and used in The Video Game, he kinda wants to see to it that I doesn't happen again and that the world isn't brought to the brink if destruction through some petty oversight. Hopefully it comes across..."  He also has seen only seen two scripts and an overall story.
On June 11, 2011, Tristan Jones posted a blog that explained he would be doing between 2-7 pages of supplemental material in the back of each issue. He reiterates, this material is exclusive to the single issues.
On February 18, 2012, Tristan Jones made a Ghostbusters-related inquiry for help with Russian language.
On August 18, 2012, Tristan Jones hinted starting with Issue #13 he will be doing "something else" and not returning to standard PCOC files.
On September 17, 2012, Tristan Jones revealed Issue #16 will be "the last issue he works on for awhile (sans maybe covers or something)." 
On November 2, 2012, Tristan Jones announced Issue #15 would mark the last PCOC file and he would be doing something different for Issue #16.
On May 23, 2011, Chris Ryall, IDW Publishing's Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, blogged that the series' variant covers will be by Nick Runge and each cover will pay homage to classic album art. Issue One will be based on KISS' fourth album, "Destroyer." 
On May 25, 2011, Nick Runge blogged about the variant covers. He used photo references provided by Lisa Stevens and each will be hand painted acrylic pieces. Each variant cover will be an homage to a different music band, "with a nice, funny GB twist!" The team is based on Patrick Creel (Real Tampa Bay Ghostbusters), Ben Bond, Rob Pearson (Tampa Bay), and Ben King (UK GB).
On June 11, 2011, Tristan Jones writes he will doing variant covers as of issue 3 and there is the possibility he will pencil a story sometime in the future.
On August 25, 2011, Nick Runge revealed he will be using a new theme for his variant covers starting with Issue #5.
On December 12, 2011, Tristan Jones revealed he is working covers for Issues #9, 10, 11, and 12. He also read Issue #5 and the script for #6.
On January 11, 2012, Erik Burnham tweeted Dan Schoening just turned in layouts for Issues #9-12 interlocking covers.
On January 20, 2012, All Star Comics Melbourne reported Issues #9-12 will feature variant covers, as well as specially personalised 1:50 sketch covers. 
On January 22, 2012, Tristan Jones revealed the covers he is working on for Issues #9, 10, 11, and 12 will be the Cover B's.
On January 25, 2012, Tristan Jones tweeted he just mapped out the last two covers for the Haunted America arc (#9-12).
On January 26, 2012, Tristan Jones tweeted another cover was finished with the flats done and sent to Luis Delgado for coloring.
On January 31, 2012, it was revealed Mike Henderson is working on covers.
On February 9, 2012, Erik Burnham hinted the incentive covers for Issues #9-12 will be movie-themed.
On February 17, 2012, the May solicitations confirmed Mike Henderson will contribute variant covers, the four Dan Schoening covers connect to make a unified National map, each featuring a different Ghostbuster, and the four Tristan Jones covers features a haunted tourist postcard theme.
On May 14, 2012, Tristan Jones revealed he will be doing covers for Issues #13, 14, and 15 based on some of the introduction title sequences from The Real Ghostbusters and Extreme Ghostbusters.
On May 23, 2012, Tristan Jones revealed Mike Henderson's covers are based on famous movies, including "The Exorcist" and "Platoon" 
On May 24, 2012, Luis Delgado revealed the fourth arc (starting with Issue #13) will only have A and B cover variants.
On September 24, 2012, Erik Burnham tweeted he got the art for a new cover in his inbox.
On October 10, 2012 Erik Burnham tweeted he got back the art for a new cover by Dan Schoening and Luis Delgado.
On October 16, 2012, Erik Burnham tweeted he got thumbs for 2013's first batch of covers from Dan Schoening.
On July 14, 2013, Dan Schoening posted a rough of unused covers for Volume One's Issues #2-7, 13, 14, and 16 and Volume Two's Issues #4, 6, and 7. 
San Diego Comic Con
On July 15, 2011, it was revealed at San Diego Comic Con (July 21–24) this year at the IDW Publishing booth, #2643, there will be "interesting promotional material" dealing with the upcoming ongoing comic series. On Saturday, the 23rd, Nick Runge will be at the booth from 2:00 to 3:00 P.M. for signing. Visitors will receive a free limited signing card.
During San Diego Comic Con (July 21–24) 2011, Tom Waltz revealed one page of each issue will be dedicated to children's fan art.
On May 31, 2012, it was announced Erik Burnham, Luis Delgado, Tristan Jones, Dan Schoening, and Tom Waltz will be attending San Diego Comic Con (July 12–15). They will be signing at the IDW Booth on Friday, July 13, at 6-7 pm.
On July 12, 2013, it was announced Erik Burnham, Luis Delgado, and Tom Waltz will be attending San Diego Comic Con (July 18-21). Burnham and Delgado will be signing at the IDW Booth on Friday, July 19, at 1-2 pm. Burnham will also be representing Ghostbusters at the IDW All-Ages Panel on Sunday, July 21, at 11am-12pm in Room 4.