This is from page 176 of The Making Of Ghostbusters one of the greatest sources of Ghostbusters behind-the-scenes info.
The caption just reads a Bernie Wrightson concept of the gateway.
But I'm wondering if this was to represent or show what world/dimension Gozer was in before it got called to our world. The place in the drawing looks really destroyed, lava, rubble, etc. A fantastic looking gate and some character walking towards it.
Ive heard about most facts from the movie, but this storyboard I hadnt seen. Very intriguing.
Awesome. I love these deep dives into the lore.
This could well be what concept artists imagined Gozer's world being like before he came to Manhattan.
But with Gozer being listed as Sumerian it would have been cool to include elements of Sumerian styling, Sumerian motifs and religion, etc.
The Sumerians invented the sailboat, the chariot, the wheel, the plow, and metalurgy. They developed cuneiform, the first written language. They invented games like checkers. They made cylinder seals that acted as a form of identification (used to sign legal documents like contracts.) They told stories about the first super hero (Gilgamesh), and invented many tools and implements to help with building and farming like hammers and kilns to bake bricks and pottery. They invented and used a system of math based on the number 60. Today we still divide an hour into 60 minutes, and put 360 degrees into a circle. Amazingly enough, we still use some Sumerian words today, words like crocus, which is a flower, and saffron which is both a color and a spice.
I'd love if GB would focus on the details of the first civilization. Which are objectively known.