Ghostbusters: Answer the Call #4 and #5 Comic Book Reviews

Comic book reviews for Ghostbusters: Answer the Call #4 and Ghostbusters: Answer the Call #5 by Kelly Thompson, Corin Howell, Valentina Pinto, and Neil Uyetake
Average rating: 3/5 stars

Ghostbusters: Answer the Call #4 Ghostbusters: Answer the Call #5

Erica gives this comic three starsGhostbusters: Answer the Call #4 by Kelly Thompson (writer)
Art: Corin Howell (artist), Valentina Pinto (colors), and Neil Uyetake (letters)

This issue was pretty cute. I’m in favor of them having all met as kids, but then not have connected enough to remember. And I’m always for Holtzmann having blown up St. Paul’s in this verse. Though I do wonder why the other (male) Ghostbusters didn’t check things out.

Howell’s tiny Holtzmann was a nice nod to queer girl style. Of course, she wore a bow tie as a young one. I love tiny details like that.

Book nerd Patty — who’s trying to prove she’s pretty tough — was also perfection.

It seems like they will have to battle this ghost in his nightmare realm before they’ve learned how to control their dreams. Though I am looking forward to seeing what happens when they do figure out how to group dream, will it be as unpredictable as it should be?

Erica gives this comic three starsGhostbusters: Answer the Call #5 by Kelly Thompson (writer)
Art: Corin Howell (artist), Valentina Pinto (colors), and Neil Uyetake (letters)

The ending of this book was fine. Like most of the rest of this series: it was fine.

I haven’t talked much about Howell’s art because I wasn’t sure if they’d be on the entire run as you never know with IDW. But Abby’s weird side bun bothers me a lot. And in general, the art seemed like it could be in any era of NYC from the 70s and on. I wanted more specifics except in the clown stuff.

Kevin becoming a Ghostbuster — and not just a side gag — was cute. But not necessarily something I needed. At least they did set up some boundaries for him.

It felt like a missed opportunity to explore Holtzmann as a character when she’s late, for seemingly no reason, to their meetup in their shared nightmare experience. Maybe she was equipping Kevin?

As I said, this book is fine. Not great, but not terrible.

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