Ghostbusters 2-13 is the thirteenth issue in the second volume of the ongoing Ghostbusters comic book series by IDW Publishing. It is the first issue of the Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary 8-issue maxi-event, "MASS HYSTERIA!"


Lucky issue 13 is here, and with it, the first installment of the eight-part event that will shake the boys and girls in grey to their core! Gozer the Gozerian, the Destructor, was once drawn to Manhattan, but could not complete his work. That's the good news. The bad news is that he isn't the only god who has taken notice of Earth... MASS HYSTERIA and our 30th anniversary tribute to the Ghostbusters begins here! [2]


Part One: Something Old, Something New!Edit

Mr. Crook


Five Points Killer

Kylie Griffin

Special Agent Melanie Ortiz

Chicago Ghostbusters

Ron Alexander


Peter Venkman

Winston Zeddemore

Ray Stantz

Egon Spengler

Janine Melnitz

Mr. & Mrs. Clarke

Tiyah's Niece

Tiyah Zeddemore

Mr. & Mrs. Zeddemore

Tiyah's Brother

Ballard Wright


Betty Rose

Dana Barrett


Terror Birds




Part One: Something Old, Something New!Edit


Super Slammer Muon Trap

Proton Pack

Particle Thrower

Proton Pistol

Boson Caster

Ecto Goggles

P.K.E. Meter

Proton Pack/Realistic Version



Part One: Something Old, Something New!Edit

Stay Puft Marshmallows

Wise Natural Potato Chips



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Blood Rain


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Chase Manhattan Bank Building

Bates CPA, PC

Central Park

Loeb Boathouse

Dana's Apartment

Tiamat's Dimension


On November 6, 2013, Tristan Jones posted a work in progress of a subscription cover he was finishing and about to ink. [3] [4]

On November 7, 2013, Tristan Jones announced he flatted his subscription cover for Issue #13. [5]

On November 11, 2013, Tristan Jones just finished his subscription cover for Issue #13. [6]

On November 18, 2013, Tristan Jones revealed his subscription cover, featuring several entities from The Real Ghostbusters, with help from Luis Antonio Delgado. [7] [8] Jones also posted the original line work. [9]

On November 20, 2013, a preview of Cover A was posted. [10]

On November 30, 2013, Erik Burnham revealed he was "working in some crazy fun" with a big scene to start off Mass Hysteria! with. [11]

On December 2, 2013, it was revealed Winston and Tiyah's wedding will take place in Issue #13. Winston's middle name pays homage to his original name in the first movie's original script. [12]

On December 3, 2013, Erik Burnham finished the first draft of Issue #13's script. [13]

On December 19, 2013, Erik Burnham reported Dan Schoening turned in layouts for the first part of Mass Hysteria! [14]

On December 31, 2013, in an interview, Erik Burnham revealed Winston and Tiyah's wedding happens right off in Issue #13 and hinted there will be some big moments for some members of the cast. [15]

On January 3, 2014, IDW posted a WIP preview of the Winston and Tiyah's wedding. [16]

On January 6, 2014, IDW Comics, posted a panel from an upcoming issue showing Rookie, Ron Alexander, Melanie Ortiz, and Kylie Griffin working together. [17]

On January 7, 2014, Erik Burnham confirmed Rookie and Ron were wearing navy blue flight suits because it is a common color for coveralls in the Midwest. [18]

On February 21, 2014, Dan Schoening posted two teasers of Issue #13 - one of Melanie Ortiz with the Proton Pistol and one of Egon, Ray, and Peter at the wedding. [19] [20]

On February 22, 2014, Erik Burnham posted a teaser of Issue #13, Peter being Peter at Winston and Tiyah's wedding. [21]

On February 28, 2014, Chris Ryall posted pencil to color versions of pages 16-17. [22]

On June 24, 2014, Luis Antonio Delgado posted an unlettered combined version of pages 4-5. [23]


  • The Diamond order code is DEC130472. [24]
  • Order forms revealed Tiyah's middle name to be Elizabeth and Winston's to be Ramsey.
    • Ramsey was the original name for the character that would become Winston in the first movie.
  • Subscription Cover
  • Cover RI
    • On the cover all everyone who has wielded a Proton Pack on the ongoing series
  • Story So Far
    • Reference to Ghostbusters, their first case, and Gozer
    • Reference to the Haunted America arc in Volume 1
    • Reference to the The New Ghostbusters arc in Volume 2, The Collectors, Collectors' Limbo and the dimensional rip created
    • Reference to Happy Horror Days! with bogeymen
  • Dramatis Personae
    • Dramatis Personae refers to the cast list for main characters in a dramatic work such as theater.
    • Peter's image is taken from Volume 1, Issue #15, Page 13, Panel 1
    • Egon's image is taken from Volume 2, Issue #5, Page 17, Panel 1
      • Noted Egon is occasionally accused of having Asperger's
    • Ray's image is taken from Volume 2, Issue #11, Page 5, Panel 4
    • Winston's image is taken from Volume 1, Issue #16, Page 9, Panel 5
    • Janine's image is taken from Volume 2, Issue #1, Page 1, Panel 1
    • Ron's image is taken from Volume 2, Issue #8, Page 23, Panel 1
    • Rookie's image is taken from Volume 1, Issue #13, Page 3, Panel 3
      • Noted to have started as an intern
    • Kylie's image is taken from Volume 2, Issue #5, Page 12, Panel 2
      • Noted to have an eidetic memory and lack of patience.
    • Melanie's image is taken from Volume 2, Issue #12, Page 1, Panel 4
  • Page 1
    • In the first panel is the Chase Manhattan Bank Building in Queens
    • The two workers are visually based on Gareth Keenan and Dawn Tisley from the television series The Office (the original UK version)
    • The calendar is set on February. Based on the writing, the issue takes place on the last week of February.
  • Page 2
    • The billboard references the Heart of a Samurai drink from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Cold Cash and Hot Water"
    • The banner to the left of the billboard is a commemoration of the Lunar New Year on February 19, 1996.
    • Ecto-1a is now Ecto-1b, complete with a Super Slammer Trap.
  • Page 3
  • Page 4
    • Tiyah's father is visually based on Bill Cosby
    • Winston's father is Edward Zeddemore from The Real Ghostbusters episode "The Brooklyn Triangle"
    • Behind Peter is Beau Bridges, actor and friend of Ernie Hudson
    • Luis Delgado and Erik Burnham's faces are at the back and at the sides of Peter's face.
  • Page 5
    • Bo Bearden, Brock Parker, and David "Rookie" Railey, members of the Alabama Ghostbusters, are in the back rows of Winston's section
    • Standing against the wall is Stevie Wonder.
    • Ballard Wright, the ghost that hassled Tiyah in Tainted Love, appears in her section
    • Tiyah's brother is visually based on Gregory Hines
  • Page 6
    • In panel 1, Ron's Boson Caster is missing but it returns in panel 3.
  • Page 7
    • The ghost is loosely visually based on William Adolphus Schmidt (b. 1854), an accountant for Empire Flour Mill at Hannibal, Missouri.
    • Proteus Unlimited from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster" is on the glass
    • Rodney is visually based on Danny Glover's character Henry Sherman, accountant and love interest of Ethel Tenebaum, from the movie "The Royal Tenenbaums"
    • Betty Rose and based on Phoebe Cates' character Elizabeth Cronin from the movie "Drop Dead Fred"
  • Page 8
    • The Erie from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster" is on the kiosk
  • Page 9
    • Winston's middle name is noted as Ramsey
    • Tiyah's middle name is noted as Elizabeth
  • Page 10
    • Peter mentions Las Vegas, last seen in Issue #8
  • Page 11
    • A bottle of Yuppie Water from The Real Ghostbuters episode "Short Stuff" is in the cubicle
    • Milton Berle's "If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door" quote is posted
  • Page 12
    • The "Is This Good for Business" banner is a nod to Office Space
  • Page 13
    • Kylie mentions New Amsterdam, an 1800s era Dutch colony in today, south Manhattan
    • The Ghostbusters apparently administers a PCOC fee in their bills
    • Luis Delgado's 15 easter egg is the invoice order number
    • The cost of capturing the ghost totals $9098.75
    • The client listed on the invoice "Crook" refers to MacKenzie Crook who played Gareth on The Office (UK)
  • Page 14
    • Dana's latest apartment is located at 76 East 85th Street.
      • This is a block away from PS9, the school Oscar attends
      • This is 20 blocks north of the Shandor Building from the first movie
    • The frame of Johannes Brahms from Dana's apartment in Ghostbusters II is present
    • Oscar takes Karate, a nod to the Deutschendorf twins who are now martial arts instructors for West Coast Martial Arts Academy.
    • On Dana's white board is a reminder about cello lessons for a "Michael". This is a nod to Ghostbusters Wiki administrator Mrmichaelt.
  • Page 15
    • On the refrigerator:
      • Based on the All Star Award, Oscar now attends PS9 the Sarah Anderson School, located on 100 W 84th Street.
      • Oscar's principal is listed as Mr. Gross, a possible nod to producer Michael C. Gross
      • Oscar's teacher is listed as Mrs. Runyon, a nod to Jennifer Runyon who portrayed Jennifer in the first movie
      • A note about the Lincoln Center and Dana's performance on February 28.
    • Dana is drawn to match what Sigourney Weaver looked like in ~1995-96 as she appeared in movies like "Copycat" and "Jeffrey"
    • Dana is wearing the same articles of clothing she did when she was taken by Zuul in the first movie.
    • On top a cupboard is the wooden hand from Dana's apartment's living room in the first movie.
    • In the refrigerator:
  • Page 19
    • Tiamat refers to Gozer and Zuul
  • Page 20

External LinksEdit


  1. TomWaltz Tweet Photo 12/2/13
  2. February 2014 Solicitations via Comic Book Resources
  3. TRexJones Tweet 11/2/13
  4. TRexJones Tweet 11/6/13
  5. TRexJones Tweet 11/7/13
  6. TRexJones Tweet 11/11/13
  7. Tristan Jones Facebook 11/18/13
  8. Tristan Jones deviantArt "The Real Ghostbusters comic cover" 11/18/13
  9. TRexJones Tweet 11/18/13
  10. Ghostbusters IDW Tumblr "Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies..." 11/20/13
  11. erikburnham Tweet 11/30/13
  12. TomWaltz Tweet 12/2/13
  13. erikburnham Tweet 12/3/13
  14. erikburnham Tweet 12/19/13
  15. Erik Burnham Interview by Comic Book Resources 12/31/13
  16. IDWPublishing Tweet 1/3/13
  17. IDWPublishing Tweet 1/6/14
  18. Erik Burnham post IDW Forums 1/7/14
  19. Pomade 2/21/14
  20. Dan Schoening instagram 2/21/14
  21. Burnhamania! 2/22/14
  22. Ryall's Files Tumblr 2/28/14
  23. Luis Delgado deviantArt 6/24/14
  24. erikburnham Tweet 11/21/13

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