Rachel Unglighter – An Earlier Female Ghostbuster

I took the girls to see Ghostbusters at the weekend. We all loved it. I may talk about that later.

But it also got me to thinking about previous female Ghostbusters. Now, the receptionist character of Janine certainly took on that role repeatedly in the Real Ghostbusters cartoon.

But there was also a comic from IDW, Ghostbusters: Displaced Aggression by Scott Lobdell and Ilia Kyriazis from 2010 that might deserve revisiting.

One that co-starred the character Rachel Unglighter.


Daughter of Gozer and Norwegian immigrant, Jacqueline Unglighter, posing as a student of Egon.


She  used her demonic powers and technological knowledge to upgrade the Ghostbuster's equipment and gave Ecto-1 time traveling capabilities…

Ghostbusters---Displaced-Aggression-(2016)-(Digital)-(Kileko-Empire)-016And even suffered a little mansplaining along the way. 

Ghostbusters---Displaced-Aggression-(2016)-(Digital)-(Kileko-Empire)-020Despite actually doing everything to save the day.


And, you know, has similar haircut notes (and tech skill) as a certain someone…


If you are looking for proto-versions for the Ghostbusters movie, this might one comic book to check out…

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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