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Ghostbusters 3 is the third issue in an ongoing Ghostbusters comic book series by IDW Publishing. Also issued as a library binding book by Spotlight, retitled "Ghostbusters Volume One: The Man from the Mirror, Part 3".


In his prophetic dream, Ray was warned about something called The Third—and now, with the reformation of the Destructor on the horizon, Ray's about to come face to face with the creature itself! Who is The Third? What does it want? All the answers in this issue of Ghostbusters, and a Terror Bear besides! Be there![1]


Gozerian Terror Bear

Ron Alexander


Ray Stantz

Winston Zeddemore

Peter Venkman

Egon Spengler

Janine Melnitz

Walter Peck

Jim Silver





Containment Unit


Paranormal Containment Research Tank

NES Advantage Controller

Spates Catalog

Ghost Gun

Proton Pack

Particle Thrower

Proton Pistol

Boson Pack

Winston's Prototype Pack


Peter's apartment

Queensboro Bridge


Times Square

550 Central Park West

Temple of Gozer


On June 9th, 2011, Tristan Jones revealed he will be doing a variant cover for Issue 3.[2]

On June 11th, 2011, Tristan Jones posted a blog that revealed he will doing variant covers as of Issue 3 and there is the possibility he will pencil a story sometime in the future.[3]

On June 12th, 2011, Jones elaborated that his cover for issue 3 will involve the creature in the issue's story.[4]

On June 15th, 2011, Jones tweeted he is working on a cover that has Gozer, (not the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man), on it.[5][6]

On June 16th, 2011, Jones tweeted he "just finished the art for Ghostbusters #3's cover" and is "awaiting color feedback."[7]

On July 6th, 2011, Erik Burnham tweeted "Ghostbusters #3? Walter Peck, folks," hinting at the character's role in the main story along with the supplemental material.[8]

On July 8th, 2011, Nick Runge's variant cover for Issue #3 was revealed. It is an homage to Queen.[9][10]

On July 30th, 2011, Erik Burnham tweeted new equipment will appear in Issue #3 and clarifies "1 totally new, 2 partially new. Get ready to see things go bOOm!"[11]

On August 1th, 2011, Erik Burnham responded to a question about if the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man's capture and being held in the Containment Unit prior to the events of Ghostbusters: Infestation 1 would be explained in the ongoing series. Burnham replied some of it would be revealed in Issue #3.[12]

On August 16th, 2011, Tristan Jones revealed his cover, Cover RI, of Issue 3 which displays Gozer, a new entity, and Ray Stantz.[13]

On August 30th, 2011, Dan Schoening blogged he was almost finished penciling Issue #3.[14]

On September 1th, 2011, Tristan Jones tweeted his current to do list and hinted at a Gozerian Terror Bear.[15]

On September 5th, 2011, Dan Schoening tweeted he just finished pencils for Issue #3.[16]

On September 13th, 2011, Dan Schoening posted the cover art he and Luis Antonio Delgado did for Issue #3. It features the first look at the Gozerian Terror Bear and a partial shot of a sort-of-new piece of equipment.[17] Tristan Jones adds it was just approved.[18]

On September 23th, 2011, Erik Burnham hinted there will be a mention of the Rookie in Issue #3.[19]

On September 25th, 2011, Tristan Jones posted a two drawings of a bear.[20][21]

On September 27th, 2011, Tristan Jones posted a drawing of a Terror Bear.[22]

On September 29th, 2011, Tristan Jones posted another drawing of a Terror Bear.[23]

On October 30th, 2011, Tristan Jones revealed Dan Schoening drew Jones, Tom Waltz, and Erik Burnham in the main story.[24]

On November 9th, 2011, it was announced there will be a second printing for Issue 3. Dan Schoening provided new art for the cover, featuring Idulnas. It will be available on December 21st, 2011.[25][26][27][28]

On November 15th, 2011, a first look was posted. It previews the 3 covers, table of contents, and the first seven pages of the main story.[29]

On November 16th, 2011, Tristan Jones posted art from Issue #3's PCOC section. [30] Luis Delgado posted unlettered art of pages 1, 10, and 18.[31][32][33]

On November 19th, 2011, Erik Burnham noted a new character named Ron Alexander debuts in Issue #3 and fans will "see him again someday."[34]

On November 23rd, Dan Schoening confirmed Winston wore a pack definitely based on the design of the updated Proton Pack from Extreme Ghostbusters near the end of the issue.[35]

On November 25th, Dan Schoening posted an unlettered version of page 13.[36]

On July 14, 2013, Dan Schoening posted a rough of unused covers for Issue #3.[37]


Page 10

External Links


  1. CBR's Article on IDW in November 2011
  2. TRexJones Tweet
  3. Tristan Jones deviantArt Journal
  4. Journal Comment #4
  5. TRexJones Tweet 6/15/11
  6. TRexJones Tweet #2 6/15/11
  7. TRexJones Tweet 6/16/11
  8. erikburnham Tweet 7/6/11
  9. Bleeding Cool-Swipe File: Ghostbusters Vs The Beatles, Queen And Kiss
  10. Nick Runge "More Ghostbusters Album Art"
  11. erikburnham 7/30/11 Tweet #3
  12. erikburnham Formspring Reply
  13. Ghostbusters Issue 3 RI Cover
  14. Dapper Dan's Pomade 8/30/11
  15. TRexJones Tweet 9/1/11
  16. Dapperpomade Tweet 9/5/11
  17. Pomade Tumblr 9/13/11
  18. Tyrannosaurus Jones Tumblr 9/13/11
  19. erikburnham Formspring 9/23/11
  20. 9/25/11 Test #1
  21. Instagram 9/25/11 Test #2
  22. Instagram 9/27/11
  23. Instagram 9/29/11
  24. Cross the Streams Episode 20, 19 minute mark
  25. Ghostbusters #2 & #3 Comics Sold Out. Reprints! @ Ghostbusters Fans
  26. Ghostbusters News article 11/9/11
  27. Ghostbusters - Idulnas 10/31/11
  28. Previews Sneak Peek for 12/21/11
  29. Comics Continuum 11/15/11
  30. Tristan Jones deviation
  31. Luis Delgado deviation #1
  32. Luis Delgado deviation #2
  33. Luis Delgado deviation #3
  34. Erik Burnham IDW Forums post 11/19/11
  35. Dapperpomade Tweet 11/23/11
  36. Dan Schoening deviation "Lions, Tigers and Terror Bears...Oh my"
  37. "Unused Ghostbusters Comic Covers" Dan Schoening deviantArt 7/14/13
  38. Diamond listing
  39. Luis Delgado deviantArt 11/17/11
  40. Dapper Dan post 12/21/11
  41. Luis Delgado deviantArt 11/16/11
  42. Luis Delgado deviantArt 11/16/11
  43. Luis Delgado deviantArt 11/16/11

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