Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary: Answer The Call Ghostbusters is the third issue of a mini-series by IDW Publishing.


Do demons get visitation rights? That's the question facing a harried young mother as she tries to accommodate a stream of otherworldly visitors intent on paying their respects to her half-demon toddler. When the ghosts begin to herald the arrival of the girl's father-rumored to be a class 7 entity-Mommy knows who she has to call: The ANSWER THE CALL GHOSTBUSTERS! Erin, Abby, Patty, and Holtzmann find themselves mediating the custody battle from hell... and it's a scorcher![2]


Cult of Sahaq

Zara's Mom


Erin Gilbert

Abby Yates

Jillian Holtzmann

Patty Tolan

Kevin Beckman


Sahaq's Herald




Proton Pack


P.K.E. Meter

C-7 Trap




Astoria Apartment 4B


New York Harbor


On December 11, 2018, Tom Waltz put together 2019 publishing plans for Ghostbusters.[3] He teased a rough thumb for the incentive cover, the uncolored RE cover, thumbs of a scene, and Cover A.[4][5][6][7]

On December 12, 2018, Tom Waltz posted more rough thumbs of the 80-C story with them chasing a "doglike entity."[8]

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.[9]The RE cover, now colored, was also posted.[10] 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.[11]

On December 16, 2018, Dan Schoening posted the rough thumbnail of the RE cover.[12]

On January 3, 2019, Tom Waltz posted a page WIP of the team in the Firehouse.[13]

On January 4, 2019, Tom Waltz posted a WIP of the team checking out an apartment.[14]

On January 9, 2019, Tom Waltz posted a WIP of the team with civilians and an entity.[15]

On January 11, 2019, Tom Waltz posted another page WIP.[16] Waltz also posted the April solicit.[17]

On January 18, 2019, Tom Waltz posted the colored RI as part of the interconnected image.[18] He later posted a page WIP set of Egon and the Extreme Ghostbusters entering the red panda exhibit.[19]

On January 24, 2019, Tom Waltz posted two colored unlettered panels.[20]

On January 29, 2019, Tom Waltz posted a colored page.[21]

On February 4, 2019, Tom Waltz posted a wip of the Ghostbusters in a hallway and Abby pointing at something.[22]

On February 25, 2019, Tom Waltz posted a colored panel taking place in the Firehouse.[23]

On February 26, 2019, Tom Waltz posted a colored panel of Holtzmann.[24]

On April 16, 2019, a five page preview was posted.[25]

On April 17, 2019, S.L. Gallant posted pencil and inks for the regular cover and several pages.[26] Luis Delgado posted a panel of a portal in a woman's room.[27]

On April 19, 2019, Luis Delgado posted panels from the battle with the Class 7.[28]

On July 15, 2019, IDW announced all four convention cover variants would be sold as a bundle during San Diego Comic Con at Booth 2729.[29]


  • The Diamond Order Code is FEB190642.
  • Regular Cover
  • IDW Convention Variant Cover
  • Page 1
    • The Pet Flushers billboard uses the "Who You Gonna Call?" credo.
  • Page 2
    • The doll is visually based on Maurice from "Little Monsters".
  • Page 3
  • Page 4
  • Page 5
    • In panel 1, the Blue Post It note says to call Tom, a nod to Tom Waltz.
    • The client mentions the apartment is in Astoria, right off 30th Avenue, which is in Queens as Erin later declares.
  • Page 9
    • Patty alludes to dating apps.
  • Page 12
  • Page 13
    • Patty mentions "we hired" Kevin but the movie, she was not involved in his hire as she hadn't joined the team yet.
    • Patty indicates it's been two years since the events of the 2016 movie.
  • Page 15
    • Patty does her take on the "We're gonna need a bigger boat" line from "Jaws".
  • Page 19
    • The Ghostbusters seemingly trap their first Class 7.
    • Sahaq and Zara loosely mirrors Trigon and Raven's backstory from DC Comics as well as Koza'Rai and Rachel Unglighter.

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