IDW has done an excellent job over the years with the comic book forms of licensed proprieties such as G.I. Joe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers, etc… One of the properties that I had yet to try under the IDW banner has been Ghostbusters. When I saw the first issue of Ghostbusters Get Real with a simple yet eye catching cover I figured “why not give it a try”. I am glad I did and I plan to obtain some of the back catalog of Ghostbusters comic books.
Written by Erik Burnham with art by Dan Schoening this title really captures the feel of the original movies and the style of the cartoon versions.
The story begins with the old-school animated version of the Ghostbusters battling a ghost only to find themselves transported to an alternate reality where they encounter a more serious and modern version of themselves. It is a very fun and dynamic way to introduce readers to a more modern take on the Ghostbusters without alienating fans of the original style.
The story is fun and interesting with solid artwork that masterfully captures the feel of the original interspersed with a promising modern take on the characters that the reader knows and loves.
A good start to what should be a very fun series.