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Don't be afraid of 'Ghostbusters' No. 8

Hello again, fellow comic readers!

There is no doubt who you’re gonna call for this week’s pick, IDW's new "Ghostbusters" comic!

I am a huge fan of the movie and the first couple seasons of the cartoon, "The Real Ghostbusters.” Until now, I never read the comics for fear of ruining my memories of the franchise.

Our brilliant Geek Out friend Daniel Dean from Titan Games and Comics in Smyrna, Georgia, was of the same mindset when we saw the preview for this series.

“I was super stoked when this new series was announced because I've been following penciler Dan Schoening for years online,” he said.

“Ghostbusters"  No. 8, out today, is a standalone issue, or one-shot as they call it in the comic book industry. The next issue will kick off a new four-issue story arc, so this is a perfect jumping-on point for new readers.

If you missed the initial issues like I did, you can catch up with the latest paperback - it’s a great story. This book has everything I love about the movie - hell, the franchise as a whole.

Writers Erik Burnham and Tristan Jones, who wrote an additional - and actually, pretty good - short Ghostbusters story at the end of the book, wrote a beautiful marriage of fan-friendly nods and interesting access points for newcomers to the comic or franchise. The writers even found the time to explore some really grim, more mature ideas than a comedy or cartoon show would usually handle.

The eighth issue alone has all this. Believe me, you want to get in on it before the next big story begins.

Remember, when you're asked if you're going to pick up IDW’s “Ghostbusters No. 8” this week, “You say 'YES!'”

So, until next week, go forth and read, my people. And the reading will be good!

Is there a comic out there that you really love? Let us know in the comments. We’re always looking for tips on good comics!

Here are some of the comics scheduled to hit the shelves on Wednesday. Your local retailer will probably have these and others, so make sure to check with them for more details.

IDW PUBLISHING

DOCTOR WHO ONGOING VOL 2 #16 $3.99
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS EBERRON ANNUAL 2012 #1 $7.99
ETERNAL DESCENT VOL 2 #4 (OF 6) $3.99
GHOSTBUSTERS ONGOING #8 $3.99
GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #177 $3.99
HP LOVECRAFT THE DUNWICH HORROR TP $17.99
NEXT MEN AFTERMATH #42 $3.99
ROCKETEER ADVENTURES 2 #2 (OF 4) $3.99
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES MICRO SERIES #4 LEONARDO $3.99
TRANSFORMERS CLASSICS TP VOL 03 $24.99
TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE ONGOING #4 $3.99
ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS THIS MEANS WAR PROSE SC $17.99

Digital Same Day As Print

Dungeons & Dragons: Annual 2012 – Eberron
Doctor Who: Ongoing 2 #16
Eternal Descent Vol. 2 #4
Ghostbusters: Ongoing #8
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #177
John Byrne’s Next Men: Aftermath #42
Rocketeer Adventures Vol. 2 #2
Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #4

DC COMICS

BATMAN #8 $3.99
BATMAN #8 COMBO PACK $4.99
BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #3 $3.99
BATMAN ODYSSEY VOL 2 #7 (OF 7) $3.99
BATMAN VENOM TP NEW EDITION $14.99
BIRDS OF PREY #8 $2.99
BLACKEST NIGHT SPECIAL EDITION #1 $4.99
BLUE BEETLE #8 $2.99
CAPTAIN ATOM #8 $2.99
CATWOMAN #8 $2.99
DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #8 $2.99
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #8 $2.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE #8 $3.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE #8 COMBO PACK $4.99
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #8 $2.99
NEW TEEN TITANS OMNIBUS HC VOL 02 $75.00
NIGHTWING #8 $2.99
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #8 $2.99
SHOOTERS HC (MR) $22.99
SHOWCASE PRESENTS ALL STAR SQUADRON TP VOL 01 $19.99
SUICIDE SQUAD #7 2ND PTG $2.99
SUPERGIRL #8 $2.99
THUNDER AGENTS VOL 2 #6 (OF 6) (NOTE PRICE) $3.99
WONDER WOMAN #8 $2.99
YOUNG JUSTICE #15 $2.99

Digital Same Day As Print

Batman #8
Batman: Odyssey Vol. 2 #7
Birds of Prey #8
Blue Beetle #8
Captain Atom #8
Catwoman #8
DC Universe Presents #8
Green Lantern Corps #8
Hellblazer #290
Justice League #8
Legion of Super-Heroes #8
Nightwing #8
Red Hood and the Outlaws #8
Supergirl #8
T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents Volume 2 #6
Wonder Woman #8
Young Justice #15
Superman Beyond #1
Batman- Night of the Owls Booklet #1

MARVEL COMICS

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #684 ENDS $3.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN OMNIBUS HC VOL 02 RAMOS CVR $99.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN OMNIBUS HC VOL 02 ROMITA DM VAR ED $99.99
AVENGERS #25 AVX $3.99
AVENGERS SERPENT CROWN PREM HC $24.99
AVENGERS SERPENT CROWN PREM HC DM VAR ED 87 $24.99
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #2 (OF 12) WITH DIG CDE AVX $3.99
DEFENDERS #5 $3.99
EMMA GN TP $14.99
FEAR ITSELF HOME FRONT PREM HC $29.99
FEAR ITSELF UNCANNY X-FORCE DEEP PREM HC $24.99
INCREDIBLE HULK #7 $3.99
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #515 $3.99
JOHN CARTER GODS OF MARS #2 (OF 5) $2.99
MARVELS AVENGERS PRELUDE FURYS BIG WEEK #4 (OF 4) $2.99
NEW MUTANTS #41 $2.99
NEW MUTANTS DATE WITH DEVIL PREM HC $19.99
PUNISHER #10 OMEGA $2.99
RED HULK HULK OF ARABIA TP $14.99
SIX GUNS TP $14.99
THUNDERBOLTS #173 $2.99
ULT COMICS SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 04 DOSM $19.99
ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS BY MARK MILLAR OMNIBUS HC $75.00
UNCANNY X-FORCE #24 $3.99
VENOM #16 $2.99
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #9 AVX $3.99
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN BY JASON AARON PREM HC VOL 01 $19.99
X-FACTOR #234 $2.99
X-FACTOR TP VOL 13 HARD LABOR $15.99
X-MEN #27 $3.99
X-MEN FATAL ATTRACTIONS HC $99.99
X-MEN HIDDEN YEARS TP VOL 01 $34.99

Digital Same Day As Print

Amazing Spider-Man #684
Avengers #25
Avengers vs. X-Men #2
Defenders #5
Incredible Hulk #7
Invincible Iron Man #515
John Carter: Gods Of Mars #2
New Mutants #41
Punisher #10
Thunderbolts #173
Uncanny X-Force #24
Venom #16
Wolverine & The X-Men #9
X-Factor #234
X-Men #27

IMAGE COMICS

BOMB QUEEN VII QUEENS WORLD #3 (OF 4) (MR) $3.50
MANHATTAN PROJECTS #1 VAR CVR 3RD PTG $3.50
MANHATTAN PROJECTS #2 $3.50
NEAR DEATH #7 $2.99
NO PLACE LIKE HOME #3 (MR) $2.99
PROPHET #24 $2.99
SPAWN ORIGINS HC VOL 06 $29.99
SUPER DINOSAUR #10 $2.99
WALKING DEAD #96 (MR) $2.99
WITCHBLADE #155 CVR A CHRISTOPER $2.99
WITCHBLADE #155 CVR B BERNARD & BENES $2.99

Digital Same Day As Print

Bomb Queen VII Queens World #3 (Of 4)
Darkness #102
King City TP
Manhattan Projects #2
Near Death #7
No Place Like Home #3
Super Dinosaur #10
Walking Dead #96
Witchblade #155

DARK HORSE COMICS

3 STORY SECRET FILES O/T GIANT MAN ONE SHOT $3.50
ARCHIE ARCHIVES HC VOL 05 $49.99
ART OF TARA MCPHERSON HC VOL 02 LOST CONSTELLATIONS $24.99
BPRD HELL ON EARTH LONG DEATH #3 $3.50
DARK HORSE PRESENTS #11 FRANCAVILLA VAR CVR $7.99
DARK HORSE PRESENTS #11 ZONJIC CVR $7.99
FEAR AGENT TP VOL 06 $16.99
GANTZ TP VOL 22 $12.99
HELLCYON TP $12.99
KATSUYA TERADA THE MONKEY KING TP VOL 02 $16.99
OH MY GODDESS RTL TP VOL 41 $12.99
RAGEMOOR #2 $3.50
RESET #1 (OF 4) BAGGE CVR $3.50
RESIDENT ALIEN #0 $3.50
STAR WARS DAWN O/T JEDI FORCE STORM #3 $3.50

Dynamite Entertainment

ARMY OF DARKNESS OMNIBUS TP VOL 02 $29.99
DANGER GIRL ARMY OF DARKNESS #5 $3.99
RED SONJA #65 $3.99
SHADOW #1 $3.99
VAMPIRELLA #16 $3.99

Digital Same Day As Print

The Shadow #1
Red Sonja #65
Vampirella #16
Danger Girl/Army Of Darkness #5

BOOM! Studios

HELLRAISER MASTERPIECES #12 (MR) $3.99
ICE AGE PLAYING FAVORITES ONE SHOT $3.99
IRREDEEMABLE #36 $3.99
PEANUTS #4 (OF 4) $3.99
PLANET OF THE APES #13 $3.99
STEED AND MRS PEEL #4 (OF 6) $3.99

Digital Same Day As Print

Irredeemable #36
Peanuts #4
Steed and Mrs. Peel #4
Ice Age: Playing Favorites

Archie Comics

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #228 $3.99
BETTY & VERONICA #259 $2.99
SONIC UNIVERSE #39 $2.99

Digital Same Day As Print

Betty & Veronica #259
Jinx GN
Sonic Universe #39

Vertigo

CINDERELLA FABLES ARE FOREVER TP (MR) $14.99
DOMINIQUE LAVEAU VOODOO CHILD #2 (MR) $2.99
FABLES #116 (MR) $2.99
HELLBLAZER #290 (MR) $2.99

Digital Same Day As Print

Dominique Laveau: Voodoo Child #2
Fables #116
Hellblazer #290
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Special #1

Oni Press

SECRET HISTORY OF DB COOPER #2 $3.99
SIXTH GUN #21 $3.99

Digital Same Day As Print

The Secret History of D.B. Cooper #2
Sixth Gun #21

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