Ghostbusters Year One #1
Written by Erik Burnham
Art by Dan Schoening
Colors by Luis Antonio Delgado
Letters by Neil Uyetake
The Rundown: In the aftermath of the Ghostbusters saving New York, a new book about the team will chronicle their first year in business.
The Ghostbusters have saved New York from Gozer and in the aftermath a reporter sets out to write a book about the boys in gray. After speaking with the people who were affected by them like the manager of the Sedgwick and the Archbishop, writer Rebecca Morales decides that her next interview will be with the first person hired to be a Ghostbuster; Winston Zeddemore.
Winston gives her his impressions of the rest of the team, his first days as a Ghostbuster and his first mission. The Ghostbusters travel to the local university to deal with the unwelcome visit of the ghost of Edgar Allen Poe. With the dead poet leading them to an even bigger threat, Winston needs to utilize his training as a Marine to overcome his fear and help the team work better together.
The Story: Incredibly fun and entertaining, Burnham draws in the reader with the impressive dialogue, plot and humor. Having Winston be the focus of this issue gives an interesting and new perspective on the events. The plot moves beautifully and the characters shine. A great first issue that captures the fun and spirit (no pun intended) of the source material.
The Art: Dan Schoening has some dynamic and beautiful artwork in this issue. The characters pop off the page and the panels complement the story both in the character focus and the action.