Tobin's Spirit Guide: Official Ghostbusters Edition (Hardcover)

Tobin's Spirit Guide: Official Ghostbusters Edition By Kyle Hotz (Illustrator), Erik Burnham, Dr. Ray Stantz, Dr. Egon Spengler Cover Image
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An immersive in-world guide based on the fictional book mentioned in the 1984 Ghostbusters film. This book features the ghouls, specters, and supernatural occurrences that inspired the fictional tome that the original Ghostbusters consulted.

This dynamic in-universe book takes fans inside the world of Ghostbusters like never before. In the first Ghostbusters movie, Tobin’s Spirit Guide is a comprehensive supernatural encyclopedia used by our heroes to research ghouls and ghosts. For the first time, this fully illustrated tome will allow fans to pore through the pages of this legendary guide to learn all about the things that go bump in the night—from Class 5 Free-Roaming Vapors to giant Sloars! This newly revised and updated version, written by veteran Ghostbusters Ray Stantz and Egon Spengler, brings the original text up to date with entries on the ghosts and ghouls they’ve tackled, including Slimer, Mr. Stay Puft, and Vigo the Carpathian.

Along with covering the original movies, Ghostbusters: Tobin’s Spirit Guide will also explore the expanded Ghostbusters universe, delving into supernatural phenomena from the comics, animated shows, video games, and other aspects of the franchise. Filled with never-before-seen original illustrations, the book will have a unique in-world aesthetic that makes it feel like a real object from the world of Ghostbusters.

Absorbing, immersive, and an essential purchase for fans, Ghostbusters: Tobin’s Spirit Guide is the ultimate guide to the franchise’s rogues’ gallery of spirits, specters, demons, and ghouls.

About the Author

Erik Burnham was convinced that he should be a magician, but with no manual dexterity he instead gravitated to creating stories. He is best known for writing comic books of beloved franchises such as Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He calls Minnesota home—and you betcha, it's chilly there. You can find him online at, or on social media @erikburnham.

Dr. Ray Stantz has earned degrees in parapsychology and metallurgy, and is a founding and current member of Ghostbusters, Inc. Some of Dr. Stantz’s past published work includes “The Great Sub-Tropical Sponge Migration” and “The Occult on Long Island: A Paranormal History of Islip.” He lives in New York.

Dr. Egon Spengler is the author of multiple scientific papers on a wide variety of subjects ranging from the cross-cultivation of fungus to the potential uses of trephination. He holds over 500 patents, including shared patents for the ghost-trapping and storage equipment used by Ghostbusters, Inc., a company he co-founded. He lives in New York.

Praise For…

"The book serves as a perfect appetizer to a deep dive into the Ghostbusters canon from June 1984 to July 2016."


"Covering ghosts featured in the films, comics, games, and even the animated show, Tobin’s Spirit Guide gives you the lowdown on anything that may or may not be strange in your neighborhood—although if you do happen upon something that looks like that in real life, it’s probably best to call someone about it."

— io9

Product Details
ISBN: 9781608877089
ISBN-10: 1608877086
Publisher: Insight Editions
Publication Date: June 14th, 2016
Pages: 96
Language: English