Ghostbusters: Answer The Call 3 is the third issue of a five part series by IDW Publishing.


"What Dreams May Come" Part 3! The big bad evil aka Schreckgespenst aka Shrecky used its power to create living nightmares to drive a wedge between our heroes. And while the team struggles to come back together, Schrecky makes a bid for world takeover... obviously.

  • This is it! Don't miss the ladies from the 2016 film in their very own series!
  • What or who is powerful enough to cut through the team's fear and self-doubt to bring them back together? Is it KEVIN?! (Spoiler alert: it is not Kevin.)
  • Will this be the issue where Holtzmann builds a weapon that either makes perfect scrambled eggs or destroys all life on earth? Ha! Trick question-that's EVERY ISSUE!
  • Part of IDW's Artist's Edition Cover Month! [1]


What Dreams May Come, Part 3Edit

Erin Gilbert

Abby Yates

Patty Tolan

Jillian Holtzmann

Kevin Beckman

Kruger's Victims


What Dreams May Come, Part 3Edit

Proton Pack (2016)

Ecto-1 (2016)

Ghost Zamboni

P.K.E. Meter (2016)

JH Modified Trap

Dream Machine


What Dreams May Come, Part 3Edit

Empire State Building (2016)


Betty's Diner

Firehouse (2016)

Yorkville Brownstone


On September 20, 2017, December solicits revealed a logline, initial crew info and Cover B. [2]

On October 4, 2017, Tom Waltz posted a preview of Cover A. [3]

On November 22, 2017, Tom Waltz confirmed a delay because of the recent hurricanes and Issue #3 will release in January. [4]

On November 28, 2017, Corin Howell posted a panel of Erin and Holtzmann. [5]

On December 5, 2017, Corin Howell posted a panel with Abby, Kevin, and Erin in it. [6]

On December 12, 2017, Valentina Pinto posted a teaser of Abby and noted she was coloring Issue #3. [7] Corin Howell posted a WIP of Patty looking at a book near Abby, Erin, and Ecto-1. [8]

On December 13, 2017, Tom Waltz posted a WIP of Patty running up stairs from ghosts. [9]

On December 20, 2017, Tom Waltz posted a panel featuring Kevin. [10]

On February 4, 2018, a cover, credits, and 5 page preview was posted. [11]


  • The Diamond Order Code is OCT170470.
  • Cover A
  • Cover RI
  • Page 3
    • Holtzmann and Abby refers to Dr. Kruger
  • Page 5
  • Page 8
  • Page 9
    • Patty refers to Dr. Kruger.
    • In panel 1, on the right, is the Ghost Zamboni from Issue #1 under the tarp.
  • Page 10
    • Patty says, "Into the breach with us" - a nod to Shakespeare's Henry V.
  • Page 13
    • Abby and Erin refers to Dr. Kruger.
  • Page 14
    • Patty alludes to President Teddy Roosevelt's Big Stick foreign policy.
  • Page 16
    • The trap Patty uses is the modified version Holtzmann mentioned in Issue #1 she made after the events of Ghostbusters 101.
    • Unlike the trap Holtzmann based hers on, this version can trap multiple ghosts. In Ghostbusters International #10, it was clarified the Prime Universe Ghostbusters' trap couldn't and violently exploded.
  • Page 18
    • Erin again refers to Mayor Bradley.
  • Page 19
    • In panel 5, on the lower right of the brown board is a blue paper that references Vigo.
  • Page 20
    • Patty refers to Kruger by his nickname Schreckgespenst.
  • Page 21
    • The cover preview re-uses an image of Kruger and the Empire State Building from Issue #2 page 1.
    • The final version of the cover was revealed on February 6, 2018.
  • On page 20 of Ghostbusters: Answer The Call Issue #5, Holtzmann brings up the scrambled eggs that only she and Abby liked.

Also SeeEdit


  1. Previews World page Answer The Call #3 9/20/17
  2. Comic Book Resources "IDW Publishing Solicitations for December 2017" 9/20/17
  3. TomWaltz Tweet 10/4/17
  4. TomWaltz Tweet 11/22/17
  5. Rin237 Tweet 11/28/17
  6. Rin237 12/5/17
  7. vp_pinto Tweet 12/12/17
  8. Rin237 Tweet 12/12/17
  9. TomWaltz Tweet 12/13/17
  10. TomWaltz Tweet 12/20/17
  11. Comic Book Resources "EXCLUSIVE: Ghostbusters: Answer the Call #3 (Preview)" 2/4/18


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