Discuss the Ghostbusters Comic from IDW, as well as the now defunct Ghostbusters: Legion series.
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By Kingpin
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For f***'s sake, I'm getting fed up of the wires in my head getting crossed.

I meant Dan drawing Vigo, rather than it just being a photo of the prop.
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By mrmichaelt
#419153
I meant Dan drawing Vigo, rather than it just being a photo of the prop.
Oh, ok. Mmm, I think it's possible we might see a Dandition if these Janosz interludes continue (like how the Ron Alexander ones were every 3 issues).

Speaking of Mr. Schoening, he's started his annual 13 Ghosts tradition on his deviantArt. here's the first one
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By Kingpin
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Mars Attacks The Real Ghostbusters serves as January's Ghostbusters installment, with #17 appearing in February.
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By rahum
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Mars Attacks The Real Ghostbusters serves as January's Ghostbusters installment, with #17 appearing in February.
This is exactly the information I came here looking for. I was updating my comic buying schedule and got a little worried when I didnt see #17 on IDW's list in January. Glad this series isnt ending :) :cool:
By hurricaneandy
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So once again I keep seeing the next GB issue advertised to come out on a certain date and I go to the store and they don't have it... and then I check IDW's "new this wednesday" column (which doesn't come out till late in the day) and find the new GB issue not listed.

Does IDW have some sort of weird issue with releasing these comics on schedule? At the back of every Dark Horse comic they list the exact day the next issue will be available, and it's never failed me, you can get the next issue on the advertised date.

I love IDW's GB monthly, I hope Dan, Eric and Luis stay on board for a very long time. I buy both A & B covers every month in a small effort to support the title, I got into a heated argument in a comic shop when a random customer told another customer that it was crap (because he thought it was one of the earlier mini-series). I just wish they would advertise an on sale date, and meet that on sale date. It seems like that hasn't happened since the first few issues.
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By Erik Burnham
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The skip month in January will likely help -- we'll have things in the can SOONER and that should ease any hassles. Lots of little things over the last year added up to eat away at our lead time (some our fault, some not!)... that said, we can at least say we've been in the shops every month, same team. (:
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By mrmichaelt
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So once again I keep seeing the next GB issue advertised to come out on a certain date and I go to the store and they don't have it... and then I check IDW's "new this wednesday" column (which doesn't come out till late in the day) and find the new GB issue not listed.

Does IDW have some sort of weird issue with releasing these comics on schedule?

I got into a heated argument in a comic shop when a random customer told another customer that it was crap (because he thought it was one of the earlier mini-series). I just wish they would advertise an on sale date, and meet that on sale date. It seems like that hasn't happened since the first few issues.
For whatever reason, Diamond (the distributor) lists the comic's placeholder date at the third Wednesday of the month when we all know it always comes out the last Wednesday of the month. It wasn't until this week Monday for example that the October 31st release date for #14 was finalized. The one week shift has happened ~90% of the time. I think it's out of IDW's hands once the comic is printed and sent for distribution and it's up to Diamond.
The skip month in January will likely help -- we'll have things in the can SOONER and that should ease any hassles. Lots of little things over the last year added up to eat away at our lead time (some our fault, some not!)... that said, we can at least say we've been in the shops every month, same team. (:
But I bet the fans that went to SDCC loved that you all on the staff came.
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By mrmichaelt
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Dan Schoening posted the Volume 3 back cover on deviantArt. Dana's off limits but I guess Oscar was okay. And if you haven't been keeping up, Dan's 13 Ghosts is pretty sick. In particular, loved his takes on Blinkers, The Chairman, and Pappy Sargassi. I think Burnham is still doing them? And Jones is posting some sick Dino Riders art.
I think Dan, Jones, and Luis were getting marriage proposals.

I did show off my ability to disappear like Batman; maybe that's why so few people noticed me there. (;
Really? I heard drones of women were chasing after Luis like that opening of one of those Austin Powers movies. Or am I confusing that story with everyday for Luis? ;)
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By LandoSystem
#420204
Ha! Spies Like Us easter egg! Love it.

I also really like that franchise rejection letter.
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By Scottb
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Not enough people at my shop buy this comic, so they never get in the RI covers. This makes me want to die. Taxi Driver is one of my favorite movies. Its gonna be a bummer having to buy this off the internet, but I probably won't have a choice. Stop referencing my favorite albums and movies on the variant covers when I can't get them!!
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By Razorgeist
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The skip month in January will likely help -- we'll have things in the can SOONER and that should ease any hassles. Lots of little things over the last year added up to eat away at our lead time (some our fault, some not!)... that said, we can at least say we've been in the shops every month, same team. (:

As long as you guys keep up the great work I'll be satisfied.
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By JayTigran
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another stellar issue guys. The GhostSmashers are defiantly out of their league. Can't wait to see where it goes from here.
And Egon's admittance of maybe being jealous of Roger was very well played
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By Dapper Dan
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Happy Hallowe'en everyone! Thanks for all the kind comments, we are all happy to hear you guys enjoy the book as much as we enjoy making it! Be sure to pick up issue 14 today, and see if you can find all the Hallowe'en treats inside! Cheers :)
By GhstbstrLMLIII
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Picked up the issue and read it over lunch. Another great one guys.
Dan - I loved that the Anti-Halloween Machine made an appearance. Great timing. And Erik - I agree with Jay. Egon's admission was very well played.
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By mrmichaelt
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Main Story: Yeah, it don't look good. While the Spirit Guide's form was rather disturbing...what he said about the dimensional shifting sounds real bad. Maybe even one or two Big Bads sneak out for a future storyline. But Ray seems to allude to the fact they might be facing a conglomerate entity like in "Robo-Buster" Hope this means they get to bust out some of the gear from past issues.

I bet Peter would like to continue studying explosive dispersal with Slimer lol. That was interesting for him and Peck to converse like that without getting into a...well you know.

Well played with the Egon and Janine sub plot. Where's that dang Gris-Gris when you need it. Egon's analysis though is funny enough a decent explanation for the Louis flirtation in GB2.

Yeah and I guess if you didn't like Ron yet, you will when see him shove Ray down.

PCOC: Nice to see to some background on Ron and that alluded to franchise rejection. Correct if I'm wrong, that's a Juvenile Correctional Center record?

Easter Eggs
Cover A
*The cover was inspired by spaghetti westerns, such as "For A Few More Dollars," and Clint Eastwood

Cover RI
*The cover is a homage to one of the movie posters of "Taxi Driver"

Page One
*In his dream, Ray reenacts the final act of the "Spies Like Us" movie as Austin Millbarge, the character portrayed by Dan Aykroyd.

Page Two
*Ray refers to the Wilhelm Scream, a famous stock sound effect that became an inside joke among sound editors.
*Ray's Spirit Guide refers to Gozer and the events of Issue #4

Page Four
*Part of the Vigo painting is to Janine's left
*It appears Peter finally dealt with the Carpathian Kitten Loss and drew a cat on one of Vigo's arms
*On the front desk phone is a note for Ray to call Aunt Lois, a relative of the animated version of Ray in The Real Ghostbusters.
*On the front desk's card holder is Artie Lester's business card from "What in Sam Hain Just Happened?!"
*Samhain's Two Goblins appear in a box in the newspaper Peter holds out
*As Peter goes upstairs, Janine is reading a Celebrity Magazine, a periodical from The Real Ghostbusters episode, "The Devil in the Deep," featuring Elvis, whom was asked of in the first movie.

Page Five
*In the kitchen area is a box of Cheez-It, seen in the first movie
*Also in the kitchen on the coffee pot is an Imp from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Janine's Day Off"
*On Egon's stopwatch is Luis Delgado's "15" easter egg

Page Six
*On the shelf to the right of the tank is a schematic of Samhain's Fortress from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Halloween II 1/2"
*On the top shelf is Slimer's prop glasses he wore for his costume in The Real Ghostbusters episode "Halloween II 1/2"

Page Seven
*On the ground to the left of Walter Peck is the B.U.F.O. Receptacle from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Big Trouble With Little Slimer"
*Denise was first seen and identified in this issue but she was first heard in Issue #4 on page six buzzing in on Peck's intercom to inform him the Mayor was on line one.
*Denise appears to be visually based on Andrea Martin's Edith Prickley character from SCTV.
*Like in Issue #4, the framed Pacific Monthly makes reference to the B.U.F.O. and Jack Hardemeyer from Ghostbusters II

Page Eight
*Peter uses the New York slang for Mayor, Hizzoner
*Blinkers, from Ghostbusters: The Video Game Realistic Versions, is on Peck's computer screen
*In the last panel, at the bottom of the framed article, is an email address of Cynthia Crawford - a reporter from The Real Ghostbusters
*Peck mentions the Mayor, last seen in Issue #9

Page Nine
*Janine uses a Ghostbusters thermos for Egon's coffee
*Egon's device is visually based on the Ethereal Solidifier from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Once Upon a Slime"
*Behind the Solidifier is what appears to be the Electronic Positronic Anti-Halloween Machine from The Real Ghostbusters episode "The Halloween Door"
*The satellite array around the roof is based on Dr. Crowley's at his residence in "The Halloween Door"
*Schematics of Samhain's fortress and some arcade games appear on the Solidifier's screen

Page 10
*The Pimple Detection Device from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Three Men and an Egon" is on the desk
*Also on the desk is a Kenner toy, Ecto-Plazm.
*Janine and Egon make reference to Roger Baugh, who indeed shares similarities with Egon - he is based on the Extreme Ghostbusters version.

Page 11
*Egon mentions Yonkers

Page 12
*Mr. Howard from "The Collect Call of Cathulhu" is on the bench by the vendor
*The hot dog vendor is from the first movie, he was startled when he found Slimer inside eating his product.
*Ray mentions Tiyah Clarke from the "Tainted Love" one shot
*The vendor has Ghost In a Can, Slime-C, Yuppie Water, and Ectoplasm Energy Drinks for sale. Yuppie Water appeared in The Real Ghostbusters "Short Stuff" while the other three are actual merchandise

Page 13
*When Ray tries to tell Peter about a reading, Peter invokes a classic Lassie line

Page 14
*The ghost appears in the Strawberry Fields memorial of Central Park, the Imagine mosaic is seen.

Page 18
*Jenny looks concerned at Ray and Peter in two panels. Since Jenny is visually based on Donna Dixon, this may be a nod to the fact that in real life Dixon and Dan Aykroyd are married.

Page 19
*The arcades nod to Power Guy from "Station Identification" and Ghostbusters (Sega Genesis) and Ghostbusters II games.
*The two goblins Egon used to set up spotlights in "When Halloween Was Forever" are in the upper left part of the board
*Under these goblins' photo is the Zone Dewbies slang the Goblins used.
*The Infinity Symbol, used to free Samhain in "When Halloween Was Forever," is in the lower left part of the board
*A photo of Samhain marked Class 11 is also in the lower left part of the board
*In the middle of the board is a sketch of Ron's Proton Pack
*A newspaper clipping of a panel from the end of Issue #13 is near the sketch
*On the table is a miniature Electronic Positronic Anti-Halloween Machine.
*Next to the machine is half of the Crystal Containment Unit from "If I Were A Witch Man"
*Next to the crystal is a miniature model of the Robo-Buster from The Real Ghostbusters episode of the same name
*Near Robo-Buster, on the board, is the anti-Ghostbusters logo seen in a television advertisement.
*A photo of the Pig Snouted Demon from "Robo Buster" marked Class Five is near Robo-Buster.
*Robo-Busters "unlawful entity" line is written above the Pig Demon photo
*The "Exorcism" book Ray uses in "If I Were A Witch Man" is in the lower right corner
*On the tack board, there appears to be photos of the Mandala from Ghostbusters: The Video Game, Realistic Versions
*Near the board appears to be a bucket of Psychomagnotheric Slime.
*The Power Guy arcade shows the planet Peternia, Power Guy's home, from "Station Identification"

Page 22
*There is no Lindon Street in Brooklyn but there is a Linden at the address given
*The rejection letter references GBI or Ghostbusters International
*In the left corner of the page is part of Issue #9's Cover B

Page 23
*There are photos of the Metropolitan Opera House and the Phantom from Issue #13
*The Ghost Smashers logo is in the upper right corner
*A photo of the Phantom Truck Driver from "Who Killed Laura Parr?" is in the lower left

Not Sure of
*Page 5 - Also in the kitchen area is a can with a Ghostbusters logo on it
*All those video game screens from Page 10 and 11
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EDIT: Ah, yeah! Here's a preview of Cover A for Issue #15
By GhstbstrLMLIII
#421305
On the cover to 15:
Is that the building from "You Can't Take it With You" ?
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By Dean_WInchester
#421418
Love this comic and have been collecting it eagerly since issue 1 (though my shop under ordered issue 2 so I had to buy it off of here) and can't wait to see where it heads. Now all we need is an animated series in the wonderful style of these book and I will be in GB heaven!
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By Vee
#421425
The hot dog bit: I was laughing so freakin' hard. It got me some stares in the lunchroom today. That scene was brilliantly written. Another excellent issue! And a good thing about Halloween falling in the middle of the week this year is that I was able to pick up my comics in costume (shortly after my $2 burrito). It must have been quite a sight.
Girl wearing a GB uniform.
Holding an issue of GB monthly.
Examining some GB merchandise.
GEE WHIZ, I WONDER WHAT HER FAVORITE SERIES IS.
I got to talk shop with a couple of the guys there about props and costuming. Made for a pretty awesome day.
I can't wait to see how this all turns out. The PCOC files in the back were pretty interesting. Added some depth to Ron's character! I can't figure out if I dislike him more or feel a little bit sympathetic (HINT: I DON'T LIKE HIM.)
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By Erik Burnham
#421436
The issue surprised me while writing it.

I wasn't expecting borderline civility between Peck and Venkman (it helps that neither like Ron.)

I also wasn't expecting Ron to shove Ray!

The fact that he's like an unrepentant Peter is a lot of fun to throw into the mix, though. It's good to have a love-to-hate guy in there that isn't Peck!

And no one has pointed out a joke on page one yet... huh. (;
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