Discuss the Ghostbusters Comic from IDW, as well as the now defunct Ghostbusters: Legion series.
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By mrmichaelt
#438778
Minor spoilers for #5-8...
Janine will be facing consequences from NGB#3 -- you'll find out what she did in a month! -- and Kylie will, in no uncertain circumstances, be out 'Busting. Melanie will have gone back to NM, but the FBI just won't be the same for her, and Ron... well... Ron was ALMOST killed off. But I decided to do something else with him...

Also, GHOST SHIPS! The return of other characters! Drama for Winston! WHEE!
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It must be Christmas or insomnia!
Huhn, figured Ron would spend the next arc in a body cast. Almost killed off? Hmm. Ghost Ships, eh? Sounds like a job for Proton Grenades. heh.

Also, back on that interview, that idea about Roger and Egon made me think of an stalled elevator scene. Maybe there's a bust at City College and Egon happens to get stuck in an elevator with Roger while the others deal with the entities gunking up the place?
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By GhstbstrLMLIII
#438850
Wow. Great issue guys! I can't wait to see where this goes.
Good use of Hardemeyer. Schmarmy bastard. And great story twist of at first thinking the Park Ghost was the one that captured the guys because of the similarities to what Kylie found in the book, only to have it be an unrelated ghost. Erik - I appreciate these side jobs you keep in there, so it doesn't lose the touch that there's always more going on than just the "big story" ghost.
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By Fritz
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#438868
Minor spoilers for #5-8...
Janine will be facing consequences from NGB#3 -- you'll find out what she did in a month!
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Based on a quick read of #2...
They find Hardemeyer's dead body in a ditch somewhere with a pair of Venkman-brown short shorts stuffed down his throat
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:lol:
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By Vee
#438897
>Janine taking charge like a boss
>Ron getting punched in the face for being a creep
>Hardemeyer getting called out on sexist bullshit
>Awesome example of the impracticality of shorts

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i'm such a happy lady you have no idea.
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By mrmichaelt
#438909
Issue #2

Main Story: Much better than last issue, can't beat a jaunt through Central Park I guess. lol
*Jack Hardemeyer - definitely retained that PR angle from Ghostbusters II but not as antagonistic as I remember but I guess he mellowed out after 5-6 years or so
*Stylized Rookie reference made me smile
*Melanie Ortiz just scored a lot of brownie points with that one punch to Guy Gardner...er Ron Alexander
*And pretty much confirmation summoning the four demons was Idulnas' plan - that was a wicked scene with the "I saved two! I damned four! bit in reference to Janosz' sister and nephew and the GBs
*Janine was so awesome at the end, master of negotiation. haha. She knows what's she's doing, she even lead a Ghostbusters team before in the IDW continuity.
*Poor Tiyah. But have some faith!
So many great lines in this one, imo
*Page 7 - Peter "...at least they won't know it was on us"
*Page 12 - Janine "Knew we could work it out."
*Page 18 - Cleese "He tried to usher in the end of the world?"
*Page 18 - Cleese "Really? I'm... afraid I don't know how to answer that."
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RGB: Funny, guess those Kenner toys got a work out in both stories.

Easter eggs so far
*Cover A
**Cover A is visually based on on the first page in the article in Rolling Stone #553 - June 1, 1989 about Ghostbusters II "Return of the Money-Making Slime" with Sigourney Weaver, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, and Dan Aykroyd forming the human pyramid.
*Cover RI
**Cover RI appears to be visually based on the cover of Giant-Size X-Men #1.
*Page One
**The jogger is visually based on the Jogger Ghost from Ghostbusters II
*Page Two
**Janine's civilian outfit is from The Real Ghostbusters and was last seen in Volume 1, Issue #7
*Page Three
**Kylie mentions the colony Jamestown, the pilot Amelia Earhart and the plane hijacker D.B. Cooper
*Page Four
**One photo pays homage to a Ghostbusters II group pose
**Another pays homage to the Rolling Stone #553 like the Regular Cover
**Ron wear's Griswold's pig costume from "National Lampoon's European Vacation"
*Page Five
**The inside of the locker is based on the profile screen from Ghostbusters: The Video Game, Stylized Versions complete with the Male Rookie's I.D. card, Zuul! poster, and Who Ya Gonna Call? sticker
**On the door is a poster of Shanna from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Banshee Bake a Cherry Pie?"
*Page Six
**Peter makes a Star Trek reference, "The Final Frontier"
*Page Seven
**Peter references the term Protonic Reversal from the first movie
*Page Eight
**The New Ghostbusters end up by the reservoir like in Ghostbusters II
**Janine refers to the female Ghost Smashers
*Page Nine
**The female jogger is visually based on Margaret Prandish from The Real Ghostbusters episode "If I Were A Witch Man"
*Page 11
**The jogger's jacket references Lewiston Girls Academy from The Real Ghostbusters episode "If I Were A Witch Man"
*Page 12
**On the wall are sketches of the Gozerian dimension, seen in "Making Ghostbusters"
**Dr. Cleese is visually based on Dr. McCatheter from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Something's Going Around"
*Page 17
**In the box is a Punk Cinema from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Short Stuff"
*Page 18
**On Cleese's shelf is the Dragon's Eye statue from Extreme Ghostbusters episode "Eyes of a Dragon"
**Also on the shelf is a copy of "Baby Steps," a self-help book from the movie "What About Bob?" starring Bill Murray
**On Janine's computer is a message for Kylie to call her Great Grandma Rose, from Extreme Ghostbusters.
*Page 19
**The salon references the Shears of Fate from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Hanging by a Thread"
**Janine and Tiyah meet at a Pequods, a coffee chain that first appeared in Volume 1 Issue #12
**Outside Pequods are the human forms of the Kenner toyline Haunted Humans - left to right - Hard Hat Horror Ghost, Mail Fraud Ghost, Granny Gross Ghost, X-Cop Ghost, and Terror Trash Ghost.
**Luis Delgado's 15 easter egg is on the thermostat to the right of Tiyah. It must be broken...
**Janine's drink is Chamomile, her favorite, as she mentioned in Ghostbusters: The Video Game, Realistic Versions in the cutscene before the last level.
*Page 20
**The Pequods is in Broadway on West 112th.
**In the lower right corner of the pack is a reference to Killerwatt from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Killerwatt"
*Page 23
**Ralph sees
***Stay Puft Marshmallow Man
***Hard Hat Horror Ghost
***Tombstone Tackle Ghost
***Mail Fraud Ghost
***X-Cop Ghost
***Terror Trash Ghost
***Bug-Eye Ghost from Kenner's Classic Ghost: Action Figures 2 line
***Zunk from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Ghosts R Us"
***One of the Kenner Mini-Traps
***Granny Gross Ghost.
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By groschopf
#438928
Brav-fricking-oh, guys. You knocked this out of the park.

Dan's artwork is incredible as always. It's just so perfectly tailored to the mood of this franchise.

I was concerned about the new team after seeing how few lines the women on Ron's crew got in earlier issues. Now I see my concerns were misplaced. Mr. Burnham, you created fully realized and assertive characters on par with their counterparts. My hat is off to you.

Also,
is that a sonic screwdriver I spy among the proton parts on the closing page?
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By Erik Burnham
#438949
>Janine taking charge like a boss
>Ron getting punched in the face for being a creep
>Hardemeyer getting called out on sexist bullshit
>Awesome example of the impracticality of shorts

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i'm such a happy lady you have no idea.
Glad to hear it. (:
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By mrmichaelt
#438951
Hmm, more thoughts popped into brain about #2
If the guys are blowing a hole back to the physical plane...the four demons would simply kidnap them again considering what Kylie said and the design in Janosz' room. These guys seem rather powerful but instead of a direct battle, I'm wondering if the GBs are going to figure out the connection and douse Janosz' room in positively charged slime - that should erase the design and thus nullify the ritual? And I guess in the process, Janosz also gets slimed and Idulnas gets thrown out of his body. Given his current state, seems like a few Boson Darts would destroy him once and for all...

But once that problem is solved... what of the hole? It seems possible it will just stay open and provide the opportunity for big nasties to start pouring through or even the danger of dimensions merging like in The Video Game, sorta the 'ambient P.K.E. field' of Volume 2 and it's up to Egon and Ray to figure out a way to seal it. Throw in Ray's spirit guide popping in with a "I warned you in Issue #14!" speech.
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By Vee
#438956
Can we also discuss the fact that
time is apparently moving slower in Limbo? Tiyah mentions the guys being gone for months and it cuts to them still just planning things out. I'm not sure if this is just the narrative of the comic or an actual "meanwhile" cut. I wonder how that's going to come into play here. Very unfortunate timing considering Tiyah and Winston's recent development. I hope this doesn't put too much strain on their relationship. I really like those cuties together.
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By mrmichaelt
#438958
Can we also discuss the fact that
time is apparently moving slower in Limbo? Tiyah mentions the guys being gone for months and it cuts to them still just planning things out. I'm not sure if this is just the narrative of the comic or an actual "meanwhile" cut. I wonder how that's going to come into play here. Very unfortunate timing considering Tiyah and Winston's recent development. I hope this doesn't put too much strain on their relationship. I really like those cuties together.
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I agree, it looks like 3 hours in Limbo is 3 months on the Physical Plane more or less.
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By Erik Burnham
#438973
You guys are both on the right track.

Well, not on the pink slime. Too easy! (Not that what I came up with wasn't ALSO easy, but in this case, it has nothing to do with the slime.)

Most of the stuff I do is meant to pay forward, if I'm lucky... good catches!

(:
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By groschopf
#439049
Hurrrmmmm.... on the final page, where the guys are looking upon scattered proton parts,
is that the makeshift Proton Pack from "Play Them Ragtime Boos"? to the right of the Sonic Screwdriver?

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By mrmichaelt
#439063
June solicits are out. Here's the synopsis for #5
The Original Ghostbusters are back in Manhattan, picking up the pieces of their interrupted lives. Ray and Egon are concerned about what effects their escape from another dimension may yet hold for the world, and throw themselves into their research, while a decision Janine made when she was busting ghosts comes back to haunt her... all this and more as GHOSTBUSTERS continues!
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Also, RGB Omnibus #2!
By TomWaltz
#439115
And just wait, folks -- issues #3 and #4 absolutely rule!

Thanks for your continued support!

Best,

Tom Waltz
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By elsoldao7
#439123
Just got #1 & #2 today! Havent read them yet but they look awsome!

Question; Does anybody have or know of a checklist of the IDW GB comics & the different covers?
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By mrmichaelt
#439157
Question; Does anybody have or know of a checklist of the IDW GB comics & the different covers?
I think this was asked before but here's a list. Had to put it in spoiler tags cause it's real LONG.
The Other Side
1) Issue #1
2) Issue #1 Graham Cracker Comics Variant
3) Issue #2
4) Issue #3
5) Issue #4
6) Trade Paperback
Displaced Aggression
7) Issue #1 Cover A
8 Issue #1 Cover B
9) Issue #1 Cover RI
10) Issue #1 Hundred Penny Press Edition Cover
11) Issue #2 Cover A
12) Issue #2 Cover B
13) Issue #2 Cover RI
14) Issue #3 Cover A
15) Issue #3 Cover B
16) Issue #3 Cover RI
17) Issue #4Cover A
18) Issue #4 Cover B
19) Issue #4Cover RI
20) Displaced Aggression Trade Paperback
Past, Present & Future
21) Cover A
22) Cover B
23) Cover RI
Tainted Love
24) Cover A
25) Cover B
26) Cover RI
Con-volution!
27) Cover A
28) Cover B
29) Cover RI
What in Samhain Just Happened?!
30) Regular Cover
31) Cover RI
32) Haunted Holidays Trade Paperback
Ghostbusters: Infestation #1
33) Cover A
34) Cover B
35) Cover RI-A
36) Cover RI-B
Ghostbusters: Infestation #2
37) Cover A
38) Cover B
39) Cover RI-A
Ongoing Series
Volume One
Issue #1
40) Cover A
41) Cover B
42) Cover RI-A
43) Cover RI-B (Flawed)
44) Cover RI-B Second Printing
45) Second Printing
46) Cover RE Austin Books & Comics
47) Cover RE Challengers Comics + Conversation
48) Cover RE Clem's Collectibles
49) Cover RE Comickaze
50) Cover RE Curious Comics, Books, & Games
51) Cover RE Matt's Cavalcade of Comics Cards & Collectibles
52) Cover RE Past Present Future
53) Cover RE The Lair
54) Cover RE Third Eye Comics
Issue #2
55) Cover A
56) Cover B
57) Cover RI
58) Second Printing
Issue #3
59) Cover A
60) Cover B
61) Cover RI
62) Second Printing
Issue #4
63) Cover A
64) Cover B
64) Cover RI
Issue #5
65) Cover A
66) Cover B
67) Cover RI
Issue #6
68) Cover A
69) Cover B
70) Cover RI
Issue #7
71) Cover A
72) Cover B
73) Cover RI
Issue #8
74) Cover A
75) Cover B
76) Cover RI
Issue #9
77) Cover A
78) Cover B
79) Cover RI-A
Cover RI-B (57 total made out of a possible 250)
80) All Star Comics - Melbourne, Australia
-Graham Crackers Comics: 10 total
81) St. Charles, Illinois
82) Plainfield, Illinois
83) Edgewater, Illinois
84) Wheaton, Illinois
85) Lakeview, Illinois
86) Downers Grove, Illinois
87) Dekalb, Illinois
88) Naperville, Illinois
89) Chicago Loop, Illinois
90) Online - Pre-ordered and specially designed for Tristan Boutros of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
-91) Jim Hanley's Universe - New York, New York
-Midtown Comics: 4 total
92) Times Square, New York
93) New York City, New York
94) Grand Central, New York City, New York
95) Downtown, New York, New York
-96) Carolina Comics Inc. - Durham, North Carolina
-97) Austin Books and Comics - Austin, Texas
-98) Things From Another World - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
-99) Wade's Comic Madness - Levittown, Pennsylvania
-100) Mail Order Comics - Gretna, Nebraska
-101) G-Mart - Chicaco, Illinois
-102) Discount Comic Book Service - Fort Wayne, Indiana
-103) P.P.F. Comics - West Palm Beach, Florida
-104-105) Ghostbusters Fans: Two
-106) Funny Books, Comics & Stuff - Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey
-107-109) Amazing Stories Comics - Saskatoon, Canada: Three total
-110) New World Collectibles LLC - Detroit, Michigan
-111) Tyson Schneider, Inc. - Oviedo, Florida
-Lone Star Comics: 2 Total
112) Plano, Texas
113) Hurst, Texas
-114) Drawn to Comics - Glendale, Arizona
-115) Spook Central - Long Island, New York
-116) Phoenix Comics and Toys - Sterling, Virginia
-117) Sci-Fi Genre LLC - Durham, North Carolina
-118) Zapp Comics & Cards - Wayne, New Jersey
-119) That's Entertainment - Worcester, Massachusetts
-120) All the Pretty Ponies
Issue #10
121) Cover A
122) Cover B
123) Cover RI
Issue #11
124) Cover A
125) Cover B
126) Cover RI
Issue #12
127) Cover A
128) Cover B
129) Cover RI
Issue #13
130) Regular Cover
131) Cover RI
132) Con Cover
Issue #14
133) Cover A
134) Cover RI
Issue #15
135) Regular Cover
136) Cover RI
Issue #16
137) Regular Cover
138) Cover RI
Trade Paperbacks
139) Volume One: The Man From the Mirror (#1-4)
140) Volume Two: The Most Magical Place on Earth (#5-8)
141) Volume Three: Haunted America (#9-12)
142) Volume Four: Who Ya Gonna Call? (#13-16)
Volume Two
Issue #1
143) Cover A
144) Cover B
145) Cover C
146) Cover D
147) Cover RI
148) Sub Variant Cover
Issue #2
149) Regular Cover
150) Cover RI
Issue #3
151) Regular Cover
152) Cover RI
Issue #4
153) Regular Cover
154) Cover RI
Issue #5
155) Regular Cover
156) Cover RI
Other One-Shots
157) Time Scare!
Mars Attacks the Real Ghostbusters
158) Regular Cover
159) Cover RI-A
160) Cover RI-B
Other Collections
161) Ghostbusters Omnibus Volume 1 (Collects all of The Other Side, Displaced Aggression, and Haunted Holidays mini series)
162) Ghostbusters 100-Page Spooktacular! (The Other Side #1, Displaced Aggression #1, Ghostbusters: Infestation #1, What in Samhain Just Happened?!, Guess What's Coming to Dinner?)
163) Real Ghostbusters Omnibus Volume 1 (NOW Comics Volume 1 #1-14)
164) Real Ghostbusters Omnibus Volume 2 (NOW Comics Volume 1 #15-28)
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EDIT: And here's the Regular cover for Issue #4 featuring the Collectors, visually based on the Peoplebusters. Now that all four of their faces are revealed to us, I'm wondering if part of Erik's idea was this ritual involves something like 'let the punishment fit the crime' and these demons assume forms of those they are tasked with collecting, in this case of the Ghostbusters.
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By elsoldao7
#439180
Question; Does anybody have or know of a checklist of the IDW GB comics & the different covers?
I think this was asked before but here's a list. Had to put it in spoiler tags cause it's real LONG.
The Other Side
1) Issue #1
2) Issue #1 Graham Cracker Comics Variant
3) Issue #2
4) Issue #3
5) Issue #4
6) Trade Paperback
Displaced Aggression
7) Issue #1 Cover A
8 Issue #1 Cover B
9) Issue #1 Cover RI
10) Issue #1 Hundred Penny Press Edition Cover
11) Issue #2 Cover A
12) Issue #2 Cover B
13) Issue #2 Cover RI
14) Issue #3 Cover A
15) Issue #3 Cover B
16) Issue #3 Cover RI
17) Issue #4Cover A
18) Issue #4 Cover B
19) Issue #4Cover RI
20) Displaced Aggression Trade Paperback
Past, Present & Future
21) Cover A
22) Cover B
23) Cover RI
Tainted Love
24) Cover A
25) Cover B
26) Cover RI
Con-volution!
27) Cover A
28) Cover B
29) Cover RI
What in Samhain Just Happened?!
30) Regular Cover
31) Cover RI
32) Haunted Holidays Trade Paperback
Ghostbusters: Infestation #1
33) Cover A
34) Cover B
35) Cover RI-A
36) Cover RI-B
Ghostbusters: Infestation #2
37) Cover A
38) Cover B
39) Cover RI-A
Ongoing Series
Volume One
Issue #1
40) Cover A
41) Cover B
42) Cover RI-A
43) Cover RI-B (Flawed)
44) Cover RI-B Second Printing
45) Second Printing
46) Cover RE Austin Books & Comics
47) Cover RE Challengers Comics + Conversation
48) Cover RE Clem's Collectibles
49) Cover RE Comickaze
50) Cover RE Curious Comics, Books, & Games
51) Cover RE Matt's Cavalcade of Comics Cards & Collectibles
52) Cover RE Past Present Future
53) Cover RE The Lair
54) Cover RE Third Eye Comics
Issue #2
55) Cover A
56) Cover B
57) Cover RI
58) Second Printing
Issue #3
59) Cover A
60) Cover B
61) Cover RI
62) Second Printing
Issue #4
63) Cover A
64) Cover B
64) Cover RI
Issue #5
65) Cover A
66) Cover B
67) Cover RI
Issue #6
68) Cover A
69) Cover B
70) Cover RI
Issue #7
71) Cover A
72) Cover B
73) Cover RI
Issue #8
74) Cover A
75) Cover B
76) Cover RI
Issue #9
77) Cover A
78) Cover B
79) Cover RI-A
Cover RI-B (57 total made out of a possible 250)
80) All Star Comics - Melbourne, Australia
-Graham Crackers Comics: 10 total
81) St. Charles, Illinois
82) Plainfield, Illinois
83) Edgewater, Illinois
84) Wheaton, Illinois
85) Lakeview, Illinois
86) Downers Grove, Illinois
87) Dekalb, Illinois
88) Naperville, Illinois
89) Chicago Loop, Illinois
90) Online - Pre-ordered and specially designed for Tristan Boutros of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
-91) Jim Hanley's Universe - New York, New York
-Midtown Comics: 4 total
92) Times Square, New York
93) New York City, New York
94) Grand Central, New York City, New York
95) Downtown, New York, New York
-96) Carolina Comics Inc. - Durham, North Carolina
-97) Austin Books and Comics - Austin, Texas
-98) Things From Another World - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
-99) Wade's Comic Madness - Levittown, Pennsylvania
-100) Mail Order Comics - Gretna, Nebraska
-101) G-Mart - Chicaco, Illinois
-102) Discount Comic Book Service - Fort Wayne, Indiana
-103) P.P.F. Comics - West Palm Beach, Florida
-104-105) Ghostbusters Fans: Two
-106) Funny Books, Comics & Stuff - Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey
-107-109) Amazing Stories Comics - Saskatoon, Canada: Three total
-110) New World Collectibles LLC - Detroit, Michigan
-111) Tyson Schneider, Inc. - Oviedo, Florida
-Lone Star Comics: 2 Total
112) Plano, Texas
113) Hurst, Texas
-114) Drawn to Comics - Glendale, Arizona
-115) Spook Central - Long Island, New York
-116) Phoenix Comics and Toys - Sterling, Virginia
-117) Sci-Fi Genre LLC - Durham, North Carolina
-118) Zapp Comics & Cards - Wayne, New Jersey
-119) That's Entertainment - Worcester, Massachusetts
-120) All the Pretty Ponies
Issue #10
121) Cover A
122) Cover B
123) Cover RI
Issue #11
124) Cover A
125) Cover B
126) Cover RI
Issue #12
127) Cover A
128) Cover B
129) Cover RI
Issue #13
130) Regular Cover
131) Cover RI
132) Con Cover
Issue #14
133) Cover A
134) Cover RI
Issue #15
135) Regular Cover
136) Cover RI
Issue #16
137) Regular Cover
138) Cover RI
Trade Paperbacks
139) Volume One: The Man From the Mirror (#1-4)
140) Volume Two: The Most Magical Place on Earth (#5-8)
141) Volume Three: Haunted America (#9-12)
142) Volume Four: Who Ya Gonna Call? (#13-16)
Volume Two
Issue #1
143) Cover A
144) Cover B
145) Cover C
146) Cover D
147) Cover RI
148) Sub Variant Cover
Issue #2
149) Regular Cover
150) Cover RI
Issue #3
151) Regular Cover
152) Cover RI
Issue #4
153) Regular Cover
154) Cover RI
Issue #5
155) Regular Cover
156) Cover RI
Other One-Shots
157) Time Scare!
Mars Attacks the Real Ghostbusters
158) Regular Cover
159) Cover RI-A
160) Cover RI-B
Other Collections
161) Ghostbusters Omnibus Volume 1 (Collects all of The Other Side, Displaced Aggression, and Haunted Holidays mini series)
162) Ghostbusters 100-Page Spooktacular! (The Other Side #1, Displaced Aggression #1, Ghostbusters: Infestation #1, What in Samhain Just Happened?!, Guess What's Coming to Dinner?)
163) Real Ghostbusters Omnibus Volume 1 (NOW Comics Volume 1 #1-14)
164) Real Ghostbusters Omnibus Volume 2 (NOW Comics Volume 1 #15-28)
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WHOA! Didn't think there were that many! I guess it's time to get on ebay!
Thanks!
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By Erik Burnham
#439203
I dunno if Dan went that far -- I provided the Greek translation for the title in the script (well, via the internet, so it's 50/50 for accuracy.) (:

As for the Collectors, issue #4, page ONE. You'll see them in their original forms.
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By Kingpin
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#439777
Another good issue, and further expanding on New York's paranormal landscape of weird and terrifying supernatural entities. You wouldn't have gotten a serial killer in The Real Ghostbusters or Extreme Ghostbusters.

The banter with Hardemeyer provided great dialogue for Janine, and she's really coming into her own as the de-facto leader, much to Ron's chagrin.

I'm also enjoying Melanie getting to put her FBI training to use in the field... as well as kick the living crap out of Ron.


Another good issue guys, and I'm looking forward to seeing how the rest of the story unfolds. :)


mrmichaelt managed to nab pretty much everything this issue, here's a few nods that I noticed:
Page 4
* The photographer is visually based on Boris Mealey from Ghost Fight at the O.K. Corral

Page 5
* In addition to having the Rookie's I.D. and stickers from the Wii version of Ghostbusters: The Video Game in the locker Janine opened, the Wii version of the PKE Meter from the game is also present on the shelf next to the Ghost Trap.

Page 8
* The Ghostbusters are searcing near the Metropolitan Museum of Art (the real-world basis for the Manhattan Museum of Art), the South Gate House on the Reservoir is visible in the foreground, with Belevedere Castle (likely the inspiration for Castle Kildarby) visible in the far-right background.

Page 11
* The sloped glass wall of the Egyptian Art Gallery of the museum is visible in the background of every panel, suggesting the Ghostbusters are tending to Dibello's dropped victim on either 84th Street or 86th Street where they cross Central Park.

Page 13
* The Ghostbusters have chased the ghost to bridge #24, located near the South Gate House of the reservoir.

Page 19
* The Pequods Coffee Shop is located at the corner of 112th Street and Broadway, replacing the real world Tom's Restaurant, suggesting Tiyah lives in or around Morningside Heights.

Page 20
* In addition to the Modified Charged Particle Accelerator, the soldering/welding gear Ray was using to build the equipment in Play Them Ragtime Boos is also present amongst the clutter of parts (mistaken for the Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver).

* The GBFans welded aluminium Injector Tubes and HGA are present on the dismantled Proton Pack. The blue bargraph lights have been drawn to reflect how that component actually looked inside the Proton Pack props.
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By Razorgeist
#439936
Picked up the newest issue yesterday.


The Ghost of a serial killer now we're talkin!!!! Seriously Ive been waiting for a story like this for a long time. Ok so far so good with this new arc. It was good to see Ortiz read Ron the riot act for that bout of stupidity. Now this version of Kylie seems a little more bubbly than her EGB counterpart (or am I just imagining things).

So from what Ive seen Idulnas used Janosz in his insanity to summon the demons that captured the RGBs very interesting.

Im enjoying "In the Box" so far. Samhain acting as a guide to newly incarcerated ghosts is an interesting idea.
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By mrmichaelt
#440064
I dunno if Dan went that far -- I provided the Greek translation for the title in the script (well, via the internet, so it's 50/50 for accuracy.) (:
Looks like Dan did after all. The body of Greek text refers to Abaddon. While popular as a demon, the Devil, or the Antichrist. In Rabbinical literature, Abaddon is a 'realm where the damned lie' so seems to be talking about the limbo the guys are stuck in.
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* The photographer is visually based on Boris Mealey from Ghost Fight at the O.K. Corral

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* In addition to having the Rookie's I.D. and stickers from the Wii version of Ghostbusters: The Video Game in the locker Janine opened, the Wii version of the PKE Meter from the game is also present on the shelf next to the Ghost Trap.

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* The Ghostbusters are searcing near the Metropolitan Museum of Art (the real-world basis for the Manhattan Museum of Art), the South Gate House on the Reservoir is visible in the foreground, with Belevedere Castle (likely the inspiration for Castle Kildarby) visible in the far-right background.

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* The sloped glass wall of the Egyptian Art Gallery of the museum is visible in the background of every panel, suggesting the Ghostbusters are tending to Dibello's dropped victim on either 84th Street or 86th Street where they cross Central Park.

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* The Ghostbusters have chased the ghost to bridge #24, located near the South Gate House of the reservoir.

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* The Pequods Coffee Shop is located at the corner of 112th Street and Broadway, replacing the real world Tom's Restaurant, suggesting Tiyah lives in or around Morningside Heights.

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* In addition to the Modified Charged Particle Accelerator, the soldering/welding gear Ray was using to build the equipment in Play Them Ragtime Boos is also present amongst the clutter of parts (mistaken for the Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver).

* The GBFans welded aluminium Injector Tubes and HGA are present on the dismantled Proton Pack. The blue bargraph lights have been drawn to reflect how that component actually looked inside the Proton Pack props.
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That's some cool Central Park trivia, Kingpin. Can't believe I forgot about Tom's Restaurant. Also on page 19, the store to the left of the Shears of Fate referenced Lorenzo Music but it got cut off in print.
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Fritz Babbles About Ghostbusters #2
Well, Peck sends his new overseer, and low and behold, it's Jack Hardemeyer. I guess it makes sense--they were just about the same guy, in that they were the dickless, jack-off government bureaucrat giving the Ghostbusters hell in their respective movies. Unsurprisingly, since the first order of business is dressing the female Ghostbusters up in the shortpants outfits seen on the covers of #1, Janine is already ready to throttle the guy.

I'm sure the fact that the costume company screwed up and gave her Venkman's colors and then gave Egon's to Ron Alexander--who got a REAL flight suit with long pants and everything--doesn't help her mood either.

Anyway, she snarls a lot and lets Boris Meely (apparently on loan from Random Choice)get the photo shoot over with; the pictures include the four covers of #1, the main cover of #2, and a couple other pictures--most notably the New Ghostbusters reenacting the Ghostbusters 2 promo image, with Kylie and Melanie taking Ray and Winston's respective places, while Janine and Ron go more for the personality fit instead of the color fit--meaning Janine as Egon, Ron as Venkman. Which always made more sense to me but yeah, I'll let that go now.

So, anyway, plot happens as a frantic jogger comes into GBCentral and tells them that he was attacked by a ghost muttering "You'll never find them!" Holy crap--this guy knows something about what happened to the Ghostbusters!

Hardemeyer earns his second strike when Janine discovers that the flight suits have been removed and stored; they'll have to go bust the ghost in the shorts.

The New Ghostbusters go to the park, and Ron is not making any friends. He's used to being the one in charge, and Janine is having none of that. "I was in the movies, you loser--I automatically rate much higher than you ever will!" And when the ghost they're looking for shows up with a would-be victim, Ron recklessly shoots at the ghost heedless of the aforementioned would-be victim, which earns him a much-deserved stream of Spanish abuse and a right cross from Melanie.

Kylie: "Spanish is such a great language for insults. You oughta hear my boyfriend when his brother Carlos makes him mad."

But with all of this comes some good news and bad news: Melanie recognizes the ghost from FBI case files. He's a serial killer; the good news is that they know what's up with the ghost, and use it to their advantage--Melanie claims they'd found all of the killer's victims, which pisses him off so bad he gets sloppy and trapped easily. The bad news is that he had nothing to do with the Ghostbusters' disappearance, so they're back to square one. For the moment.

Things get a little better when the New Ghostbusters get back to HQ and Janine orders Hardemeyer to take a look a their legs (He wasn't already? Is Hardemeyer gay? That could give his nickname "Hard-On" a whole new meaning...), which are all cut and bruised from chasing the ghost killer through the bushes and stuff in the park. Janine threatens to out him...as a sexist oaf unless he gets the flight suits back. Not wanting to be strangled, Jack relents and says the uniforms will be back the next morning.

Then Kylie takes a call from Dr. Cleese at Parkview (I wonder which one would do a better John Cleese impression? Frank Welker or Maurice LaMarche?) about Poha redecorating his padded room two issues/three months ago. All of a sudden, Kylie realizes, the New Ghostbusters may have a new lead!

Janine meets Tiyah Clarke, Winston's fiance, at a Pequods (undoubtedly across the street from another Pequods). I just love the subtext of this, when even Tiyah, the woman who wants to marry
Winston, is giving up on the real Ghostbusters before Janine is.

And of course, Janine is right--as we see in cutscenes throughout the issue, the Ghostbusters have awakened on the Flip Side, and from their perspective it seems only a few hours have passed at most. Fortunately, Ray was abducted while wearing his proton pack--and he and Egon have launched a desperate plan that will either get them back home or destroy the known universe.

You know, business as usual for the Ghostbusters.

The backup story continues to roll along as Samhain introduces the newest inhabitant of the ECU to some of his other new neighbors, including Mr. Stay Puft and the Haunted Human toy line.

No Fearsome Flush? I demand Fearsome Flush.

Yeah, I know, Sony probably said no toilet humor. Sigh.
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See everyone next month.
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I think I missed that one :whatever:
Just a little joke of my own, hinting of the existence of Eduardo Rivera, Kylie's love interest in EGB, who was Hispanic and had a cop brother named Carlos who frequently annoyed him.

Eduardo has not actually been seen or mentioned in this series.

Never take anything I say in those snarky reviews as 100% true to the issue in question.
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:)
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In an interview about a Baxter Stockman TMNT comic, Erik Burnham divulged some hints of what's to come in Volume 2:
As I type this, I just turned in the wrap up for the first arc, the New Ghostbusters -- currently writing the next arc which'll feature Egon trying to keep a ghost from abducting Janine's soul, and Kylie hunting a ghost ship with Peter and Ray, amongst other things.
Very good, very good. Seemingly advancing the Egon-Janine subplot and more Kylie.
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In an interview about a Baxter Stockman TMNT comic, Erik Burnham divulged some hints of what's to come in Volume 2:
As I type this, I just turned in the wrap up for the first arc, the New Ghostbusters -- currently writing the next arc which'll feature Egon trying to keep a ghost from abducting Janine's soul, and Kylie hunting a ghost ship with Peter and Ray, amongst other things.
Very good, very good. Seemingly advancing the Egon-Janine subplot and more Kylie.
This looks promising indeed.
I wonder if a this is the kind of thing a voodoo gris-gris is gonna be helpful for...
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