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Ghostbusters 14 is the fourteenth issue in an ongoing Ghostbusters comic book series by IDW Publishing.


There's a new paranormal extermination squad in the city of New York, and the science behind their methods is making Egon nervous. Can the Ghostbusters talk their competition off a potentially dangerous road? Maybe if they use the magic word... [2]


Ray Stantz

Ray's Spirit Guide

Janine Melnitz

Peter Venkman


Egon Spengler



Walter Peck



Ghost Smashers

Ron Alexander

Dani Shpak

Lou Kamaka

Jenny Moran

Winston Zeddemore


Paranormal Containment Research Tank

P.K.E. Meter

Ron's Proton Pack

Proton Pack

Particle Thrower



The Dakota


New York City Hall

Paranormal Contracts Oversight Commission

Central Park


On May 14th, 2012, Tristan Jones revealed his cover for Issue #14 will be based on the second introduction title sequence for The Real Ghostbusters. [3]

On June 1st, 2012, Tristan Jones tweeted "If it gets approved, the cover I've just done for Ghostbusters #14 will be my new favourite thing I've done" [4]

On June 5th, 2012, Tristan Jones posted a preview of Cover B. An homage to one of the movie posters of "Taxi Driver". [5]

On July 13th, 2012, the solicitation was released and gave the first look at Cover A as well. [6]

On August 2nd, 2012, Erik Burnham tweeted he was having fun writing a "civil" scene between Peter Venkman and Walter Peck. [7]

On August 17th, 2012, Erik Burnham, in an interview with The Big One Comic Podcast, revealed Slimer will appear in #14. He will be 'blown up' by Egon for research. [8]

On September 4th, 2012, Dan Schoening posted a preview of Cover A and revealed it was inspired by the spaghetti westerns, such as "For A Few More Dollars" and Clint Eastwood. [9]

On September 16th, 2012, in an interview with Guys With Pencils, Dan Schoening stated he was almost finished with penciling Issue #14. [10]

On September 17th, 2012, Erik Burnham revealed it will be "full on fall" in #14. [11]

On September 23rd, 2012, Erik Burnham hinted Walter Peck will say exactly what he thinks about Ron Alexander and the Ghost Smashers in Issue #14. [12]

On October 30th, 2012, a preview of the two covers, credit page, and first 7 pages of the main story were posted. [13]

On October 31st, 2012, Luis Delgado posted non-lettered versions of page 14 and 19. [14] [15]

On July 14, 2013, Dan Schoening posted a rough of unused covers for Issue #14. [16]

On December 8, 2015, Dan Schoening posted pencils of page 14. [17]


  • The Diamond Order Code is AUG120339 [18]
  • Cover A
    • The cover was inspired by spaghetti westerns, such as "For A Few More Dollars," and Clint Eastwood
  • Cover RI
    • The cover is a homage to one of the movie posters of "Taxi Driver"
  • Page One
    • In his dream, Ray reenacts the final act of the "Spies Like Us" movie as Austin Millbarge, the character portrayed by Dan Aykroyd.
    • The dialogue from the two men on the sleds chasing Ray is a nod to the Neo-Nazi's second in command in a scene from the movie "The Blues Brothers"
  • Page Two
  • Page Four
    • Part of the Vigo painting is to Janine's left
    • The periodical Janine is reading mentions and has a photo of the relic that served as Samhain's prison seen in The Real Ghostbusters episode "When Halloween Was Forever"
    • Peter finally dealt with Vigo's Carpathian Kitten Loss and drew a cat on one of arms. [19]
    • On the front desk phone is a note for Ray to call Aunt Lois, a relative of the animated version of Ray in The Real Ghostbusters.
    • On the front desk's card holder is Artie Lester's business card from "What in Sam Hain Just Happened?!"
    • Samhain's Two Goblin Minions appear in the left box in the newspaper Peter holds out
    • On the right corner of the newspaper is Louise from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Janine's Day Off" with the headline "Attacked By Imps"
    • Below Louise is a headline for the Celtic exhibit Janine was reading about.
    • On the lower left corner of the newspaper is Lynn Stacy from The Real Ghostbusters episode "The Halloween Door"
    • As Peter goes upstairs, Janine is reading a Celebrity Magazine, a periodical from The Real Ghostbusters episode, "The Devil in the Deep," featuring Elvis, who was asked about in the first movie.
  • Page Five
    • A large version of the fuse label, commonly seen on the top of the Proton Pack, is present on the back of the research tank.
    • In the kitchen area is a box of Cheez-It, seen in the first movie
    • Also in the kitchen on the coffee pot is an Imp from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Janine's Day Off"
    • On Egon's stopwatch is Luis Delgado's "15" easter egg [20]
  • Page Six
    • On the shelf to the right of the tank is a schematic of Samhain's Fortress from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Halloween II 1/2"
    • On the top shelf is Slimer's prop glasses he wore for his costume in The Real Ghostbusters episode "Halloween II 1/2"
    • On the bottom shelf is the Gregor's treasure chest from The Real Ghostbusters episode "No One Comes to Lupusville"
  • Page Seven
    • On the ground to the left of Walter Peck is the B.U.F.O. Receptacle from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Big Trouble With Little Slimer"
    • Denise was first seen and identified in this issue but she was first heard in Issue #4 on page six buzzing in on Peck's intercom to inform him the Mayor was on line one.
    • Denise appears to be visually based on Andrea Martin's Edith Prickley character from SCTV.
    • Like in Issue #4, the framed Pacific Monthly makes reference to the B.U.F.O. and Jack Hardemeyer from Ghostbusters II
  • Page Eight
  • Page Nine
  • Page 10
  • Page 11
    • Egon mentions Yonkers, a city of New York located on the Hudson River.
    • Slimer's fairytale book from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Once Upon a Slime" is on top of the Ethereal Solidifier like in the episode.
  • Page 12
  • Page 13
    • When Ray tries to tell Peter about a reading, Peter invokes a classic Lassie line
  • Page 14
    • The ghost appears in the Strawberry Fields memorial of John Lennon in Central Park, the Imagine mosaic is seen.
    • Running away from the ghost is James Rolfe from Angry Video Game Nerd.
  • Page 18
    • Jenny looks concerned at Ray and Peter in two panels. Since Jenny is visually based on Donna Dixon, this may be a nod to the fact that in real life Dixon and Dan Aykroyd are married.
  • Page 19
    • The arcades refer to Power Guy from "Station Identification" and Ghostbusters (Sega Genesis) and Ghostbusters II games, Ghostbusters II Video Game and New Ghostbusters II Video Game.
    • The two Goblins Egon used to set up spotlights in "When Halloween Was Forever" are in the upper left part of the board
    • Under these goblins' photo is the Zone Dewbies slang the Goblins used.
    • The Infinity Symbol, used to free Samhain in "When Halloween Was Forever," is in the lower left part of the board
    • A photo of Samhain marked Class 11 is also in the lower left part of the board
    • In the middle of the board is a sketch of Ron's Proton Pack
    • A newspaper clipping of a panel from the end of Issue #13 is near the sketch
    • On the table is a miniature Electronic Positronic Anti-Halloween Machine.
    • Next to the machine is half of the Containment Rock Crystal from "If I Were a Witch Man"
    • Also on the table is a miniature model of the Robo-Buster from The Real Ghostbusters episode of the same name
    • Near Robo-Buster, on the board, is the anti-Ghostbusters logo seen in a television advertisement.
    • A photo of the Pig Snouted Demon from "Robo-Buster" marked Class Five is near Robo-Buster on the board.
    • Robo-Busters "unlawful entity" line is written above the Pig Demon photo
    • The "Exorcism" book Ray uses in "If I Were A Witch Man" is in the lower right corner
    • On the tack board, there appears to be photos of the Mandala from Ghostbusters: The Video Game, Realistic Versions
    • Near the board appears to be a bucket of Psychomagnotheric Slime.
    • The Power Guy arcade shows the planet Peternia, Power Guy's home, from "Station Identification"
  • Page 22
    • There is no Lindon Street in Brooklyn but there is a Linden at the address given
    • The rejection letter references GBI or Ghostbusters International
    • In the left corner of the page is part of Issue #9's Cover B
  • Page 23

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