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Ghostbusters 2-2 is the second issue in the second volume of the ongoing Ghostbusters comic book series by IDW Publishing.


The ghost of a notorious killer has begun to haunt New York, and The New Ghostbusters have to stop him before he can pick up where he left off! Meanwhile, the Original Ghostbusters compare notes-trying to figure out where they are, and how to get home... [2]


New Ghostbusters Part Two

Gareth Dibello


Ron Alexander

Janine Melnitz

Jack Hardemeyer

Mitch the Photographer



Kylie Griffin

Special Agent Melanie Ortiz

New Ghostbusters

Egon Spengler

Peter Venkman

Ray Stantz

Winston Zeddemore

Dr. Cleese

Janosz Poha


Tiyah Clarke

In The Box Part Two



Egon Spengler

Ray Stantz

Winston Zeddemore

Peter Venkman


Stay Puft Marshmallow Man

Granny Gross

Hard Hat Horror

Tombstone Tackle

Mail Fraud


Terror Trash

Bug-Eye Ghost


Orange Mini Trap


New Ghostbusters Part Two

Tobin's Spirit Guide

P.K.E. Meter

Proton Pack

Particle Thrower

Kylie's P.K.E. Meter

Slime Blower


Giga meter


In The Box Part Two

Containment Unit

P.K.E. Meter



New Ghostbusters Part Two


Central Park

Collectors' Limbo

Parkview Psychiatric Hospital


Metropolitan Museum of Art

In The Box Part Two



On December 15, 2012, the March solicitations revealed the synopsis and Cover A. [3]

On December 20, 2012, Erik Burnham tweeted Issue #2 has some his favorite lines in it. [4]

On January 4, 2013, Erik Burnham hinted another employee of PCOC besides Walter Peck will be appearing in Issue #2. [5]

On January 18, 2013, in an interview Erik Burnham hinted fans will want to punch Ron Alexander in the face "more than once." [6]

On January 23, 2013, Erik Burnham announced he received a page, involving Granny Gross, colored by Luis Delgado.[7]

On February 12, 2013, the regular cover and four pages for Issue #2 were revealed. [8]

On March 6, 2013, Dan Schoening posted a preview of Cover A. [9]

On March 12, 2013, a front cover, credits and seven page preview was posted. [10]

On March 13, 2013, Luis Delgado posted an unlettered version of page 19. [11]

On March 14, 2013, Dan Schoening posted an unlettered version of Cover RI. [12]

On March 15, 2013, Erik Burnham posted his writer's commentary for Issue #2. [13]


  • The Diamond order code is JAN130398. [14]
  • Cover A
  • Cover RI
    • Cover RI appears to be visually based on the cover of Giant-Size X-Men #1. [16]
  • Page One
  • Page Two
    • Janine's civilian outfit is from The Real Ghostbusters and was last seen in Volume 1, Issue #7
    • Mitch was initially going to be a running gag of a character who shows up whenever a random task was needed and worked every job in the city to make ends meet. He was going to be the hot dog vendor in Volume 1, Issue #14 but Burnham scrapped the joke. [18]
  • Page Three
    • In panel 1, on the coffee table, is a box from Hasty Pastry Bakery, a business seen in The Real Ghostbusters episode "The Joke's on Ray". It is partially obscured by Ron's word balloon.
    • Kylie mentions the colony Jamestown, the pilot Amelia Earhart and the plane hijacker D.B. Cooper.
    • The entry's title is Greek for "Collector" [19]
    • The entry's body, also in Greek, refers to Abaddon, a realm of the dead - likely in relation to the limbo the Ghostbusters were taken to.
  • Page Four
    • Mitch, the photographer is visually based on Boris Mealey from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Ghost Fight at the O.K. Corral".
    • One photo pays homage to a Ghostbusters II group pose.
    • Another pays homage to the Rolling Stone #553 like the Regular Cover.
    • Ron wears Griswold's pig costume from National Lampoon's European Vacation.
  • Page Five
  • Page Six
    • Peter makes a Star Trek reference, "The Final Frontier".
  • Page Seven
    • Peter references the term Protonic Reversal from the first movie.
  • Page Eight
    • The New Ghostbusters end up by the reservoir like in Ghostbusters II.
    • Based on landmarks, the Ghostbusters are searching for the ghost in Central Park near the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The South Gate House at the edge of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir is visible in the foreground and the Belevedere Castle is visible in the far-right background.
    • Janine refers to the female Ghost Smashers.
  • Page Nine
  • Page 10
    • The Spanish dialogue is provided courtesy of Luis Delgado. [20]
  • Page 11
    • The jogger's jacket references Lewiston Girls Academy from The Real Ghostbusters episode "If I Were A Witch Man".
    • The sloped glass wall of the Egyptian Art Gallery of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is visible in the background of every panel, suggesting the Ghostbusters are tending to Dibello's dropped victim on either 84th Street or 86th Street.
  • Page 12
  • Page 13
    • The Ghostbusters battle Dibello on Bridge #24, located near the South Gate House of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir.
  • Page 16
    • The fallacy of shorts is Burnham's dig at decisions made by company bosses who never had to do the job the decision changes. [22]
  • Page 17
  • Page 18
  • Page 19
  • Page 20
    • The Pequods is in Broadway on West 112th.
    • The disassembled Proton Pack is visually based on the Modified Charged Particle Accelerator, the and soldering/welding gear Ray Stantz was using to build the equipment in The Real Ghostbusters episode "Play Them Ragtime Boos".
    • The GBFans welded aluminum Injector Tubes and HGA are present on the dismantled Proton Pack. The blue bargraph lights have been drawn to reflect how that component actually looked inside the Proton Pack props.
    • In the lower right corner of the pack is a reference to Killerwatt from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Killerwatt".
  • Page 23
  • On page 12 of Ghostbusters Crossing Over Issue #2, Ron alludes to when Melanie Ortiz got Dibello's attention by taunting him with the discovery of his victims' bodies.


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