Review: Ghostbusters - The Other Side

Hey there Omnicomic readers. It’s me, Brandon, your go-to guy when it comes to dealing with the undead and how to survive the zombie apocalypse. Today I'm doing something a bit different in that I'm doing a little reviewing of my own of a comic series that reminds you of your childhood heroes (at least if you were born in the 80s). This great comic book series brought to you by IDW Publishing (who is responsible for the 30 Days of Night series, graphic novel versions of I Am Legend, Shaun of the Dead, and even a 24 novel as well) is Ghostbusters: The Other Side. The series is written by Keith Champagne (writer of the Flash and Green Lantern Corp.) with the art assist by artist Andy Smith. For all of you 80s kids you should know who the Ghostbusters are, as they are responsible for saving New York City many times when in danger from everything from an ancient evil god to a demonic Carpathian ruler with a river of slime. Brought to life by the famous actors Bill Murray, Dan Akyroyd, Ernie Hudson and Harold Ramis, these four men help tell a magnificent story with spot-on jokes and a perfect balance of action spawning two movies, numerous TV shows and comics. But enough of the backstory; on to the topic at hand. This new series brings our plucky heroes back into the fold of fighting the ghost population of New York City, although the group of ghosts they bust in on aren’t the usual types they fight and capture. They are tackling old school mobsters from New York City of long ago, and like the real mobsters of back then they don’t intend to go down without a fight. After sending the crooks down to where they belong, the Ghostbusters unknowingly bring on a world of pain and problems for themselves when they miss one ghost that brings their world crashing down. Not to give too much away, this four–part series reminds you of all the fun you had watching the Ghostbusters in the movies and on the TV shows. With witty dialogue and unexpected turns that even I didn’t see coming, there are even parts that made me laugh out loud hard that keeps you wanting more. As of now, the first three parts have come out with only one more to go to finish this exciting story and to let us fans know whether or not our beloved Ghostbusters will save the day and put them ghosts where they belong. As they used to say “Who you gonna Call?” If you are a fan of the Ghostbusters I suggest you check out this series as it is a great read from start to finish so far and even I am wondering what’s going to happen in the last part.