The resting place of the “Raouskinna” spellbook has been found, and the Ghostbusters head to Iceland to find it!
I have to say that this arc has been impressive, as the Ghostbusters try to figure out a way to get Egon back. Even going to “The Real Ghostbusters” reality to seek help. The story is good, as the Ghostbusters try to figure out how to stop Thorsteinssen. The writing is superb and leads to some compelling moments. One of those moments happens between Winston and alternate Egon, as the former talks about how his life has changed since going to different dimensions and facing god-like beings. It’s interesting how their lives have changed since the first volume of Ghostbusters until now. Thorsteinsson’s motivation for getting the book wasn’t bad: he needs the spell book in order to control the devil. That could cause a lot of trouble for the team, but giving him the book is the only way to get Egon back. The pacing was fine and the dialogue was quite engaging in the title.
Dan Schoening’s art has been on point, and this issue doesn’t disappoint. The characters look fantastic as they have that cartoony look to them. The issue features The Real Ghostbusters Egon Spengler, and Schoening does an impeccable job of integrating his look into the story. Even his version of the Ghostbusters jumpsuit is still there. The ghosts looked exceptional, but the bishop stood out the most compared to the others. The action is handled well and panels flow right into each other. The colors are impressive and make the issue shine.
Ghostbusters International continues to be a great title, and I look forward to seeing how this arc ends. The villains’ evil scheme is quite good and makes you anxious to read the next issue.
4.5 Real Ghostbusters out of 5