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Ghostbusters 5 is the fifth issue in an ongoing Ghostbusters comic book series by IDW Publishing. Also issued as a library binding book by Spotlight, retitled "Ghostbusters Volume Two: The Most Magical Place on Earth, Part 1".


Thanks to the results of their latest adventure, P.C.O.C. chief Walter Peck punishes the Ghostbusters by using the contract the team signed with the city to bar them from doing their jobs... at least until they meet his "reasonable physical requirements" for ghostbusting work. While they groan about having to lose weight and look for a loophole to Peck's authority, strange things are brewing outside Schenectady.[1]



Jeremy and Cindy

Bat Spectral Constructs

Hungry Manitou

Peter Venkman

Egon Spengler

Eugene Visitor



Ray Stantz

Kylie Griffin

Winston Zeddemore

Walter Peck

Janine Melnitz


Popular Fungus

Magicians, Martyrs And Madmen

Magical Paths to Fortune and Power

The End of the World

Magic of the Runes

Pagan Rituals & Ceremonies


Tobin's Spirit Guide

The Roylance Guide to Secret Societies and Sects

Spates Catalog

Proton Pack

Particle Thrower


Proton Grenade

Ecto Goggles

Giga meter


Church of Gozer Songbook

Ritual Mask of Bad Advice

Portrait of G. Sedgewick

Swiss Death Clock

Featherwell's Stalking Chair

Cursed Musket of Cecil Starkey

Wise Natural Potato Chips


Fantastic Land

Delgado's Gym

Manhattan City Bank

Ray's Occult Books



On October 12, 2011, Ghostbusters Fans posted a first look at Cover A and B, both without lettering and text.[2][3]

On October 15, 2011, Erik Burnham hinted a clown will show up in Issue #5.[4]

On October 17, 2011, Erik Burnham stated he just finished writing Issue #5 and there is a level of weirdness that even Ghostbusters fans haven't seen yet.[5]

On October 10, 2011, Jose Holder blogged he will be doing a variant cover. Holder offered a sneak peek of it.[6][7]

On October 30, 2011, Tristan Jones hinted a character appearing may be controversial to fans. It will help give solid verification that the ongoing comic is not in continuity with the Real Ghostbusters and Extreme Ghostbusters.[8]

On November 2, 2011, Previews #278 listed Jose Holder's variant as the "New Years Bash Cover." [9]

On November 9, 2011, Tristan Jones posted an early mock-up he made for the variant cover of Issue #5 and concept art for clowns.[10][11] Also released was a first look at Nick Runge's variant cover.[12]

On November 15, 2011, Jose Holder posted another teaser of his cover.[13]

On November 18, 2011, Erik Burnham tweeted he just got pages from Dan Schoening and Luis Delgado.[14]

On November 19, 2011, Tristan Jones posted a sketch on Instagram titled "Ghostbusters stuff" [15]

On November 21, 2011, Tristan Jones appeared to have posted a follow up titled "Sam" [16]

On November 22, 2011, Tristan Jones tweeted "Pretty sure what I just drew for Ghostbusters #5 is one of the best things I've ever drawn." [17] Jose Holder posted black and white sketch of his cover variant.[18]

On November 23, 2011, Ghostbusters Fans posted an unlettered page from Issue #5.[19]

On December 2, 2011, Erik Burnham tweeting he was reading the Issue #5 proof.[20]

On December 7, 2011, Ghostbusters News posted Cover B. It is an homage to Blondie's first and self-titled studio album.[21][22]

On January 10, 2012, Dan Schoening posted an unlettered, black and white preview for page 13 featuring the Ghostbusters and Walter Peck in the Firehouse.[23]

On January 13, 2012, a preview was posted that included the index page and first seven of the main story.[24][25][26] Dan Schoening also posted page four.[27]

On January 15, 2012, a preview was posted which revealed more cameos and references but more importantly revealed the identity of the character Tristan Jones referred to on October 30, 2011.[28] Jones stated this character is part of the supporting cast and won't be picking up a pack anytime soon up to Issue #16 in the least according to Erik Burnham. Tristan Jones pushed for the use of this character. Jones also noted the equipment will look more accurate starting with Issue #5.[29]

On January 18, 2012, Luis Delgado posted unlettered versions of pages 19 and 20.[30][31]

On July 14, 2013, Dan Schoening posted a rough of unused covers for Issue #5. [32]


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