Per GamesRadar, Back in Town is a new four-issue comic from Dark Horse written by David Booher, drawn by Blue Delliquanti, colored by Mildred Louis and Cris Peter, and lettered by Jimmy Betancourt. Set a year and a half following the events of Afterlife, Back in Town sees the Spengler family moving into the famous firehouse in TriBeCa that the Ghostbusters call home when they “face a new paranormal threat.”
The official synopsis for Back in Town reads: “A year and a half after the events of Ghostbusters: Afterlife, the Ghostbusters are officially back in business and headed to where it all began: New York City! Callie, Gary, Trevor, and Phoebe are moving into the Firehouse and ready to take on the Spengler family business… or are they? Ghostbusting on top of changing family dynamics has a way of going awry-and that’s exactly what one paranormal force is counting on. See what the Big Apple has in store for the latest generation of Ghostbusters with the first installment of an all-new series that bridges the gap between Ghostbusters: Afterlife and the upcoming sequel!”
Ghostbusters: Back in Town is produced by Jason Reitman, who directed Ghostbusters: Afterlife and serves as producer and co-writer to Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire’s director Gil Kenan. Praising the team behind the four-part series, Reitman said, “Our friends at Dark Horse have picked up the Spengler family and hand-delivered them to Manhattan where they will begin their journey back into Ghostbusting! It has been a personal thrill to collaborate with this incredible group of artists and storytellers on new chapters in the proton jungle.”
The story of Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire
Meanwhile, the next theatrical installment Frozen Empire sees the Spengler family and the legacy Ghostbusters team join forces against a new supernatural force that threatens a second Ice Age around the world. Actors Carrie Coon, Mckenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard, and Paul Rudd reprise their roles from 2021’s Afterlife. Additionally, original Ghostbusters stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, and Annie Potts return to their iconic characters as well as the surprise return of William Atherton as Walter Peck from the original 1984 movie.
Ghostbusters: Back in Town hits stands on March 27, 2024. Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire is scheduled for release in theaters on March 29, 2024.