Okay, I came here and registered just to talk about this book lol.
Let me start off by saying I'm a huge Ghostbusters fan. By huge I mean, I was born in '86 and when I heard the movie was getting released again in theaters for a limited run, I bought tickets as soon as I could on Fandango, and made an appointment to get the no ghost logo tattooed on my arm the same day I was seeing the movie, and it's now forever a part of me.
Having said all that, I'm obviously either going to really love the comic, or hate it, and I absolutely adore it! I just finished issue #3 and it was just fantastic. I read some of the mini series that IDW published, but honestly felt cold about them because they had to jump in, do the story, and finish. Not that the stories were horrible, it's just that there was no breathing room. With the ongoing, There's time to breathe and have those little character moments and interactions that makes Ghostbusters what it is. One thing I was really worried about was that the book wouldn't be able to capture the voices of the characters and their distinct personalities, but that concern was easily put to rest with the very first issue. Strangely though, when I read it, I more often hear the voices from The Real Ghostbusters, rather than the live action actors. Maybe it's because of the animated art style. Speaking of which, I love how the art style and design feels like a perfect combination of the films and the cartoon. Ray has the head and hair of Dan, but that smile and facial features of the cartoon. Peter has the look of an animated Bill Murray etc. In essence, if The RGB was made for adults, rather than children who might not be able to tell all the characters apart, this is how the show would have turned out! It's just perfect. I love that the settings and equipment are mixed together as well. The Ectomobile is clearly designed from the look of the car in the second movie, while the proton packs and the giant basement with the big round containment unit are straight from the cartoon.
I find it funny that after years of buying superhero comics from the "Big Two", I got so burned out on breaking the piggy bank trying to buy 50 issues a month just to keep up with a few story lines, and finally just dropped them all. Now the only two monthly books I'm buying are Ghostbusters and TMNT, both from IDW, and the two biggest "franchises" of my childhood. I don't mind mini series and tie ins, but when your expected to drop a couple hundred dollars a month to keep up with the "major" storyline, it's just ridiculous. Keep up the good work! As long as you do, you've got my money!