Ghostbusters 4 is the fourth 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 4".


The time has come! Gozer's energies are coalescing around Manhattan, waiting to reform, and Ray has been captured in an attempt by the forces of darkness to modify the Destructor's form. Is it the end of the world again, or can Ray keep it together until help arrives? [1]


Ray Stantz

Ray's Spirit Guide



Winston Zeddemore

Peter Venkman

Egon Spengler

Walter Peck

Mayor (IDW)

Janine Melnitz



Stay Puft Marshmallow Man

Louis, Artemis and Hera


Boson Pack

Proton Grenade

Paranormal Containment Research Tank

Spates Catalog

Proton Pack

Particle Thrower

Winston's Prototype Pack


P.K.E. Meter


55 Central Park West

Temple of Gozer


Central Park

New York City Hall

Paranormal Contracts Oversight Commission


On June 6th, 2011, Tristan Jones hinted there will be some mention of the B.U.F.O. from the episode of The Real Ghostbusters titled "Big Trouble With Little Slimer" that featured an animated version of Walter Peck. [2]

On June 10th, 2011, Erik Burnham tweeted he will be doing a cover for issue four. [3]

On July 27th, 2011, Erik Burnham tweeted he submitted a first draft for Issue #4 and a potential cover to Tom Waltz. [4] [5] [6]

On August 17th, 2011, Erik Burnham tweeted he saw the colors on his variant cover for Issue #4 and the cover was just approved. [7] [8]

On August 24th, 2011, Chris Ryall tweeted Nick Runge's cover for Issue #4. It is based on U2's fifth album, "The Joshua Tree." [9]

On August 25th, 2011, Nick Runge made a blog about his cover. Runge reveals the front cover will be in black and white and the back cover will be the color version. [10] Erik Burnham revealed his cover for Issue #4, which has a familiar Brady Bunch homage. [11]

On August 26th, 2011, Erik Burnham tweeted his script for Issue #4 was approved. [12]

On August 30th, 2011, Dan Schoening blogged he was going to start penciling Issue #4 on the week of September 5th. [13]

On September 2nd, 2011, Erik Burnham revealed an uncolored variation of his cover of Issue #4. It has characters in different positions and some not used in the final. [14]

On October 3rd, 2011, Dan Schoening blogged about Issue #3 Cover A. But he also revealed he was working on Page 16 of Issue #4 and "there is something sugary on the loose!" [15]

On October 12th, 2011, Ghostbusters Fans posted a first look at Cover A. [16]

On October 14th, 2011, Tristan Jones tweeted Issue #4 is ready to move into final art. [17]

On October 21st, 2011, Tristan Jones tweeted a rough of the Zombie Stay Puft and Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from the P.C.O.C. section. [18] [19]

On October 23rd, 2011, Tristan Jones tweeted one of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man photographs from the P.C.O.C. section. [20]

On October 24th, 2011, Tristan Jones tweeted one of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man photographs from the P.C.O.C. section. [21]

On October 25/6/7th, 2011, Tristan Jones uploaded a photo of Stay Puft Marshmallows from the P.C.O.C. section. [22]

On October 28th, 2011, Tristan Jones tweeted one of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man photographs from the P.C.O.C. section. [23] [24]

On October 31st, 2011, Erik Burnham hinted there will be a nod to the Rookie in Issue #4. [25]

On November 12th, 2011, Tristan Jones tweeted Issue #4 reveals the names of the Ghostbusters rookies. However, Jones also notes "But you gotta look hard." [26]

On November 19th, 2011, Erik Burnham tweeted his favorite "prop" will be in Issue #4. [27]

On December 27th, 2011, Luis Delgado posted unlettered versions of page 9, 13, and 19. [28] [29] [30]

On July 14, 2013, Dan Schoening posted a rough of unused covers for Issue #4. [31]



  1. Issue 4 Solicitations via Spook Central
  2. Tristan Jones' Post on Toon Zone 6/10/11
  3. erikburnham Tweet
  4. erikburnham 7/27/11 Tweet #1
  5. erikburnham 7/27/11 Tweet #2
  6. Erik Burnham Fan Page 7/27/11
  7. erikburnham Tweet #1 8/17/11
  8. erikburnham Tweet #2 8/17/11
  9. chris_ryall Tweet 8/24/11
  10. Runge Art Blog 8/25/11
  11. Erik Burnham Tumblr Post
  12. erikburnham Tweet 8/26/11
  13. Dapper Dan's Pomade 8/30/11
  14. erikburnham deviantArt post
  15. Dapper Dan's Pomade 10/3/11
  16. GB Fans Facebook post
  17. TRexJones Tweet 10/14/11
  18. TRexJones Tweet 10/21/11
  19. TRexJones Tweet #2 10/21/11
  20. TRexJones Tweet 10/23/11
  21. TRexJones Tweet 10/24/11
  22. Tumblr 10/26/11
  23. TRexJones Tweet 10/28/11
  24. Tristian Jones deviantArt "Big Man"
  25. IDW Forums Post 10/31/11
  26. TRexJones Tweet 11/12/11
  27. erikburnham Tweet 11/19/11
  28. Luis Delgado deviantArt page 9
  29. Luis Delgado page 13
  30. Luis Delgado page 19
  31. "Unused Ghostbusters Comic Covers" Dan Schoening deviantArt 7/14/13
  32. Erik Burnham post
  33. erikburnham Tweet 8/16/18
  34. Erik Burnham post 3/28/12 Ghostbusters Fans
  35. Comic Book Late Night 3/3/12, 47:13-47:53
  36. Tristan Jones IDW Forums post #1
  37. Tristan Jones IDW Forums post #2

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