By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)
Just as the the Ghostbusters franchise decided to introduce an all-girl team, so does the all-ages Graveyard Gang webcomic. Rich Clabaugh’s Graveyard Gang consisting of 3 human boys (Sammy ‘Sneezer’ Smith, Preston “Presto” Perkins, Pasquale ‘Buster’ Bonetti), a wolf boy (Lope Coranado) and the gang’s only female member (Marcie McDoogle) have been tangling with ghosts and evil creatures since the comic’s inception in 2012. Since then the comic has added new characters to it’s 1930’s timeline against the backdrop of the coastal town setting of the aptly named Ghostport, Massachusetts.
But now Claubaugh is expanding his webcomic to a new series of adventures following another group of ghostly gumshoes, the Graveyard Girls’ Club. Marcie McDoogle makes the leap from the gang to become part of this girl power group that will include the diverse characters of Cora Kane (introduced in August, 2016), and the debut of newest character Ann Chan. All three girls attend Parochial School in Ghosport. The Group has made their debut in the September 20th issue of “Don’t Mess with Midnight Mary”, based on the real folklore of Midnight Mary a female ghost that supposedly haunts the Evergreen Cemetery in New Haven, Connecticut.
You can view the first page to the debut issue here.