Ghostbusters: Answer The Call 5 is the fifth and final issue of a five part series by IDW Publishing.


"What Dreams May Come," Part 5! Grand Finale! By leaning in to everything that unites them and eschewing that which divides them, can the Ghostbusters turn the tables on "Schrecky"? In an attempt to save the city, the Ghostbusters venture into Schreckgespenst's nightmare-scape one last time, to defeat him on his own turf!

  • This is it! Don't miss the ladies from the 2016 film in their very own series!
  • Can they finally give "Schrecky" a taste of his own medicine or will Holtzmann's crazy new machine just kill everyone?! Maybe both, people. MAYBE BOTH.
  • And will Kevin ever get to be a real Ghostbuster? Or will he just wear the outfit really really well? [1]


What Dreams May Come, Part 5

Abby Yates

Patty Tolan

Erin Gilbert

Jillian Holtzmann

Doctor Kruger

Kevin Beckman


What Dreams May Come, Part 5

Proton Pack (2016)

Dream Machine

JH Modified Trap


What Dreams May Come, Part 5

Empire State Building (2016)


St. Paul's Chapel (2016)


On October 17, 2017, Tom Waltz posted a preview of a variant cover by Jeffrey Veregge. [2]

On November 22, 2017, February solicits revealed a logline and February 21 release date. [3]

On February 1, 2018, Corin Howell inked a cover with a Ghostbusters II reference. [4]

On February 6, 2018, Tom Waltz posted a preview of Cover A. [5]

On February 8, 2018, Tom Waltz posted a WIP of the ladies shooting their throwers. [6]

On February 9, 2018, Corin Howell posted a WIP of Holtzmann pushing a trigger. [7] [8]

On February 13, 2018, Corin Howell posted a WIP prefaced 'Freeeeeeeee Faaaaaaalllliiiiiiinnnggggg' then posted an inked version. [9] [10]

On February 15, 2018, Corin Howell posted a WIP of Erin wrestling with a giant bug. [11]

On February 19, 2018, Corin Howell posted WIPs of two background and of Patty. [12] [13] [14]

On February 22, 2018, Corin Howell posted a WIP of Patty, Abby, and Erin. [15]

On February 23, 2018, Tom Waltz posted a WIP of Holtzmann in free fall. [16] He also posted a colored page of the Ghostbusters firing. [17]

On February 24, 2018, Corin Howell announced she was halfway through work on Issue #5. [18]

On March 8, 2018, Corin Howell posted a WIP of Erin smiling. [19]

On March 9, 2018, Corin Howell posted a WIP of Patty. [20] She later posted a WIP of the team being knocked back by something. [21]

On March 12, 2018, Corin Howell posted part of a WIP of a blown up figure. [22]

On March 13, 2018, Corin Howell posted a WIP of Abby reading the riot act to someone. [23]

On March 14, 2018, Tom Waltz posted colored art of Dr. Kruger. [24]

On March 15, 2018, Corin Howell revealed she had a page and a half left. [25]

On March 16, 2018, Corin Howell posted WIP of a background of buildings. [26] She also posted a WIP of a happy Kevin suited up. [27] Howell later announced she finished her work on the issue and series. [28]

On March 30, 2018, Tom Waltz posted a colored panel. [29]

On May 1, 2018, Tom Waltz posted a completed page. [30]


  • The Diamond Order Code is DEC170468.
  • Cover A
  • Cover RI
    • The cover is Erin in Chapter 2 of the 2016 movie when she went to Abby and Holtzmann's lab.
  • Page 1
    • The fears from Answer The Call Issue #2 are mentioned:
      • Abby's fear of clowns and none of her life as a Ghostbuster was real.
      • Patty's fear of creepy dolls and being alone.
      • Erin's fear of bees, public speaking, and being a complete failure nobody believes.
      • Holtzmann's fear of corporate America, conforming, and not being able to create.
    • Abby's description has a typo at the end - "and be a Ghostbusters" instead of "and be a Ghostbuster"
    • Holtzmann's craving for scrambled eggs is a nod to her discovery about the Dream Machine's capabilities in Answer The Call Issue #2.
  • Page 5
    • Erin is back in her professor outfit from the movie.
  • Page 13
    • Holtzmann quotes the "Yipee-kiyay!" catch phrase from "Die Hard".
    • Holtzmann alludes to Hans Gruber, the villain from "Die Hard", who quoted McClane's catch phrase as he fell to his death.
  • Page 16
    • The Ghostbusters are no longer wearing the Dream Machine head bands in the real world.
  • Page 19
  • Page 20
    • Kevin alludes to Ecto-1 and Ecto-2.
    • Erin alludes to Kevin unplugging his phone in Issue #2.
    • Holtzmann brings up the scrambled eggs she made with the Dream Machine in Issue #3 that only she and Abby liked.

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