Whether in comics or video games, Ghostbusters still ain't afraid

Ghostbusters appearing in “Infestation” and “Sanctum of Slime” this month.
by Matthew Price Published: March 18, 2011

More than 25 years after they first arrived in movie theaters, the wisecracking Ghostbusters remain at the heart of a popular franchise.

Ivan Reitman plans a third “Ghostbusters” film for Sony. He recently told The Hollywood Reporter that he's waiting on Bill Murray to read the script.

In the meantime, Murray's character Peter Venkman — along with fellow Ghostbusters Egon Spengler, Raymond Stantz and Winston Zeddmore — continue to appear in other properties about the characters, including comic books and video games.

IDW Publishing's Tom Waltz is involved in both of these worlds, as the editor of IDW's “Ghostbusters” comics and as the writer of the upcoming “Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime” video game.

“Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime” will be available on Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation Network, and Windows PC Download at Atari.com, on Wednesday.

The game is a four-player, ghost-busting adventure that allows gamers to take on the role of a rookie hired by the Ghostbusters to save New York City from a paranormal disaster.

“The game itself ties in a lot more closely to the movies, as well as the last video game,” Waltz said. “I think our comics at this point (also) always tie back in to the movies.”

While the gamer will play as rookie characters, those characters interact throughout with the original Ghostbusters.

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by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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