Tobin's Spirit Guide

Official Ghostbusters Edition

Written By: Dr. Ray Stantz, Dr. Egon Spengler, Erik Burnham, Kyle Hotz
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 allows 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!

Along with covering the original movies, Tobin’s Spirit Guide: Official Ghostbusters Edition also explores 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 has 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, Tobin’s Spirit Guide: Official Ghostbusters Edition is the ultimate guide to the franchise’s rogues’ gallery of spirits, specters, demons, and ghouls.
Format: Hardbound
Publication Date: 6/14/2016
ISBN: 9781608877089
Pages: 96
Trim Size: 6.5 x 9 x .7


  • About the Author 
  • Press
Dr. Ray Stantz, : 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, : 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.  

Erik Burnham, Author: Erik Burnham was convinced that he should be a magician, but with no manual dexterity he instead gravitated to creating stories, and is best known for his long run on IDW Publishing's Ghostbusters comic. He calls Minnesota home—and you betcha, it's chilly there. You can follow him on Twitter @erikburnham

Kyle Hotz, Illustrator: Kyle Hotz has illustrated various titles for a range of major comic publishers, including Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, and Image. In addition to his work on iconic characters such as The Hulk, Venom, Spiderman, Green Goblin, and Captain America, he is the cocreator and illustrator of the cult favorite series Billy the Kid's Old Timey Oddities. Kyle lives and works in Ohio with his family and four pug dogs.