Discuss the Ghostbusters Comic from IDW, as well as the now defunct Ghostbusters: Legion series.
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By *NormalGamer*
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Cool. Another GB universe to explore.

Very pleasing to see some more GB content coming in addition to GB101. ^_^
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By mrmichaelt
#4890457
May solicits are out. The Funko one shot is set for May 10 tentatively. Two covers. Writer is Troy Dye. Artist is Phil Murphy. Cover artist is Eddie Irizarry.
One we saw before: https://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/MAR170458
Toy Variant: https://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/MAR170459

And logline
An ancient Japanese prophecy foretold that when the Masters of the Four Winds unite, they would become unstoppable. Instead, the four masters killed each other in battle, proving the prophecy false. More than 600-years later, an ancient shuriken is unearthed, releasing the spirit of one of the masters to seek out and resurrect the other three in order to fulfill the prophecy. Now, the only thing that stands between the undead ninja and the destruction of the land of the living is... the Ghostbusters!

Bullet points:
• Part of this month's big FUNKO UNIVERSE event!
• Fresh off the successful launch of the new app, these stories focus on the fun and magic surrounding one of the world's most popular and well recognized game properties!
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By Sayscalled
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I'm tempted to get this, but I'm wondering... Will this be a rehash of the classic movie in Funko style? Or will we get some new material? Anyone know the plot yet?

EDIT - Nevermind, I read the synopsis a few posts back. I was just afraid this was only Funko-fying what we were already familiar with. Looks like a pre-order for me.
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By mrmichaelt
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Main story
As I expected, a cute and funny one shot story. Nice contrast between the 4 GBs and the 4 ghosts - working together, not, etc. Egon always wins. ;) And gets kicked in the nuts.

It was pretty amusing they addressed how the ghosts could speak contemporary English instead of classic Japanese.

The Nether Regions/Netherworld/Netherlands dialogue cracked me up. Also cracked me up when the undead get perplexed with the Ghostbusters' commentary and there's that one pondering what Peter said about art. lmao.

The "too soon?" ending was perfect. Nice to get a well done company wide event one shot. This and last year's Deviations were very enjoyable. Now back to 101!!

Also, just when I thought we'd have a comic without any Dan Schoening art in it -- an ad at the end with his Winston design and the assorted collections page. lol.
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Easter eggs so far
*Regular Cover
**The cover recreates when the Ghostbusters first sighted the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in the first movie.
*Retailer Incentive Cover
**The cover features the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Funko
*Retailer Exclusive Cover
**Appearing on the cover in Dana's kitchen at 55 Central Park West are:
***Dana Barrett in the red dress she first wore while possessed by Zuul
***Zuul
***Louis Tully, wearing the Aura Video-Analyzer colander
***Slimer
***Stay Puft Marshmallow Man
*Page 2
**Peter wears his blue sweater from Ghostbusters II
**Winston wears his green collar shirt seen in Volume 1 of the ongoing series
*Page 3
**Ray wears his civies from Ray's Occult in Ghostbusters II
**Egon wears his blue lab coat from Ghostbusters
**Janine has her black overall skirt and hair do from Ghostbusters II
**In panel 3, Ray has a Ghostbusters Mug from Ghostbusters II
**In panel 3, on the table in the background is a box of Boo Berry cereal
***Exact box used: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/8e/bd/14/8ebd1483885d94ef7db18ed8f5da8614.jpg
**In panel 6, there is some Psychomagnotheric Slime in a beaker
*Page 4
**Master Takeda mentions the Netherworld
*Page 5
**Ray mentions Black Belt Theater
*Page 9
**In panel 3, below the TV set is a Nintendo 16 bit console and Peter plays a VHS tape
**Shohei appears to be visually inspired by the character Akuma from the Street Fighter video game series.
*Page 11
**The Ghostbusters investigate in the second floor of the Firehouse from Ghostbusters: The Video Game, Stylized versions evidenced by the computer monitor and yellow file.
**Egon consults Tobin's Spirit Guide
**In panel 4 and 6, on top of the computer monitor is a box of Twinkies
*Page 12
**Tokyo International Airport previously appeared in The Real Ghostbusters episode "Attack of the B-Movie Monsters"
**In panel 4, the ghosts' bags bear the Funko Pop logo
**In panel 5, the taxi driver has a Slimer figurine hanging
*Page 13
**In panel 3, Shohei's name is misspelled
*Page 14
**Tomo mentions the Netherworld
**Peter mentions the Netherlands
*Page 19
**Master Prime's name appears to be a nod to Optimus Prime from Transformers which featured some who could combine into one powerful figure.
*Page 27
**The collections page features the music video homage from Volume 2 Issue #20 of the ongoing series.
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By *NormalGamer*
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mrmichaelt wrote:Funko one shot did 7282 in sales. It was the highest among the 3 comics released last month.
http://www.comichron.com/monthlycomicssales/2017/2017-05.html


That's not bad; nice to see it do well. ^_^
By Peter Venkman Jr.
#4895171
Very pleased to hear that the Funko one shot was a big seller. I really enjoyed the story in this one and the stylized art was a lot of fun as well. Seeing Janine as a Funko POP really made me wish that she had an actual toy counterpart. Dana. Louis and the Terror Dog were the last Ghostbusters characters to get Funko POP's produced of them.

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