Discuss the Ghostbusters Comic from IDW, as well as the now defunct Ghostbusters: Legion series.
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By Ghostytheghost
#4910579
Man. Even though I'm enjoying Crossing Over, I was really hoping we could get a break from the constant cross overs after this big one, and get some time alone with the prime universe.
There’s the Men in Black one, but that one’s a board game. Oh who am I kidding? A Volume 4 would be cool. (International was basically V3)

We’re getting the IDW 20/20 in January which is the Sanctum of Slime oneshot. Having a oneshot for each team would be cool too.
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By mrmichaelt
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Here's the preview for Crossing Over #8
https://www.facebook.com/pg/spookcentra ... 1559317045
Man. Even though I'm enjoying Crossing Over, I was really hoping we could get a break from the constant cross overs after this big one, and get some time alone with the prime universe.
Erik is on the record saying he pitched the next story and it has no multiversal/crossover component. It's really up to the powers that be now to approve it or ask for something else.
By philmorgan81
#4910597
Winston Zeddemore wielding the Proton Glove Yay!
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The Panel with all the Ghostbusters firing at Tiamat in a circle is just a thing of beauty. :)
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Wow I can't wait to see how this wraps. Already looking forward to the SOS one shot and am hoping it is another thing to test the waters for some Ghostbusters Spin Off comics. I am also looking forward to some stories with the Core 4 Prime busters and hopefully a nice build up to the next big event what ever that may be. :) :) :)
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By mrmichaelt
#4910644
Hmm, perhaps my Trap-Gate theory wasn't so far off. But seems like they're going to banish pieces of her essence across the multiverse into random dimensions.
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The October sales are posted and Crossing Over #7 did 3744 units in sales. A small dip from #6's 3867.
http://www.comichron.com/monthlycomicss ... 18-10.html
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By *NormalGamer*
#4910713
So, Jenny sacrificed herself to fully stablize the containment unit (Sayscalled was half right in his theory) and Janine is now part of PCOC.
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Interesting developments. And overall great series. Can't wait for the next event when erik and co. are ready; at least after the SOS oneshot. ^_^
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By Sayscalled
#4910714
WOW. So yeah...
I guess my original prediction was right. The only part I missed was that it was Jenny, and not a ghostly Prime Egon.

Speaking of Prime Egon, that was a nice subtle way to scramble some brain cells.

And Janine's a sharp negotiator. Gonna be fun to see how her role expands.
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Bring on the Sanctum of Slime one-shot. When can I preorder?
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By mrmichaelt
#4910730
Crossing Over #8

Story
A 12 page battle. Not bad at all. Tiamat busted out some wicked attacks. So cocky of her to not even bother bringing her Terror Birds. And so many beautiful shots by Dan and Luis - the 3 panel of the ATC, SOS, and EGB on page 1, the EGB's glow on themselves as they fire, Tiamat bring on the lightning, being blasted as she's surrounded, the shockwave that tosses everyone into mid-air, Winston's punch (long time coming!), Tiamat's power being siphoned away by the Trap-Gates, Winston having that moment - for Tiyah - after Tiamat is trapped. Still, makes sense, she draws power from chaos and the Ghostbusters exploring the multiverse trapping the untrappable causes more of it for her to feed on. I did like she acknowledged how blasphemous it was of them to travel between dimensions like gods. Feel like that's the first entity to say that out loud.

There's always cool to see EGB Egon holding the RGB P.K.E. Meter. heh. And Peter charging him over 3 times the MSRP.

Well, since Ray used the orb, he was the one that had to pay the price, cuz magic, but indirectly and the idea of don't fall in love with a Ghostbuster is once again reinforced. Like with Tiyah, the ultimate blow is to the heart. Not a eyeball or a leg or a life. While it wasn't the sledge hammer I wanted, a panel of Ray shooting the teleporter in anger was decent. Touching for Holtzmann to get Ray to key in on the monitor. And a hilarious way to prevent Holtzmann from trying to make another teleporter combined with a great callback. Good thing Egon modified it... and I laughed at the implication Egon has no idea if it causes brain damage. lol.

Compliments aside - the critiques.

- Like with Chi-You, I don't like Winston's emotional response let's just ditch the big bad in the Trap. Surely they could have stored her alone in something more permanent like the mobile ECU they used on the RV in Haunted America. Just leaving it there... what if another mortal traveler or an entity travels to that dimension that fiddles with the Trap? Or one it's other inhabitants? Speaking of, a small part of me was worried about a gotcha ending revealing Idulnas stowed away on one of the Ghostbusters in.

-And well, the sacrifice. Another gut punch to Ray. Yeah, sure Egon, and Peter also got the worst of it among the original crew this series but still rather safe, imo, because it happens to Jenny and we know the RGB develop a few ways to extract a ghost from their ECU like the airlock from Revenge of Murray the Mantis or the Trap sphere from Partners in Slime or the molecular destabilizing suit, etc. - they just haven't gotten there yet in their timeline since they're coming off Proteus.

-And the ending, also safe. Janine gets a new title, more freedom, more tasks, and more money but basically nothing changes physically and she's still going to be right at the front desk of the Firehouse where she wants to be. Rather clever of her though I admit. But seems out of character for Peck to not at least have a back-up choice that won't make so many demands. Yeah, I still preferred Kaia May. So sue me.

And the nitpicks - Surprised there was no tease of The Predators Tiamat mentioned but I suppose too many loose ends to tie up and/or Erik plans on teasing them a bit more in the next arc or annual. Also a bit bummed they didn't have space for a prime Janine meeting Egon 68-E gag.
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Easter eggs so far
*Cover A
**Appearing on the cover are:
***Prime Egon Spengler, Melanie Ortiz, Peter Venkman, and Ecto-1.
***Ghostbusters of Dimension 35-N
***Kevin Beckman of Dimension 80-C
*Cover B
**Appearing on the cover are:
***Prime Cait Banner, Zoe Zawadzki, Janine Melnitz, Ray Stantz, Egon Spengler, Peter Venkman, Jenny Moran, Ray Stantz, Dani Shpak, Ron Alexander, and Lou Kamaka.
***Mike the Golem and Robo-Buster of Dimension 68-V
***Ray Stantz from Dimension 68-R
***Eduardo Rivera and Garrett Miller from Dimension 68-E
***Erin Gilbert from Dimension 80-C
***Alan Crendall and Samuel Hazer from Dimension 50-S.
**Zoe is in her outfit from her first appearance in the 2017 Annual.
**Janine is in her first outfit from the first movie.
**Ray, Egon, and Peter are in the charcoal flightsuits from Ghostbusters II.
**Ray has the Giga Meter.
**The van and motorcycle are from 1986 Kenner concept art.
*Cover RI
**Appearing on the cover are:
***Prime Ecto-1, Firehouse, Winston, and Slimer.
***Kylie Griffin from Dimension 68-E.
***Alan Crendall from Dimension 50-S.
***Jillian Holtzmann from Dimension 80-C.
*What Came Before
**Mentioned are:
***Ghosts being released at the end of Issue #1.
***Containment Unit
***The call being answered at end of Issue #2.
***The teams being separated in Issue #4.
***Tiamat
***Egon
***Egon figuring out Tiamat's plan at end of Issue #7.
***Tiamat revealing herself at end of Issue #7.
***Winston
**Alluded to are:
***Trap-Gate
***The Ghostbusters' last encounter with Tiamat in Volume 2 Issue #20.
***Winston losing a life with Tiyah in Volume 2 Issue #20.
***The Ghostbusters crossing the streams on Tiamat in Volume 2 Issue #16.
***Trap Orb from Issue #6.
*Page 1
**Continued from last issue, the Ghostbusters and Tiamat are in The Collectors' Limbo.
**Winston 68-R likens Tiamat to Medusa.
***Tiamat was also compared to Medusa in Volume 2 Issue #14 by Dana on page 12.
**Winston refers to the climax of Volume 2 Issue #20 when Tiamat made all but he forget about his marriage to Tiyah Clarke.
**Erin refers to the presentation in Issue #3 at the Warehouse.
**Jillian is eating from the still unidentified Pringles stand-in product.
**The Extreme Ghostbusters' proton streams are at full power like at the end of "Darkness at Noon, Part 2".
*Page 3
**Winston and Tiamat refer to research Kylie uncovered in the Mass Hysteria arc that gods could be appeased with a sacrifice to leave a dimension.
**Tiamat mentions the Collectors and their capture in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #5.
**The prototype Trap-Gate and the Collectors' capture in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #5 is depicted in panel 3.
*Page 4
**Egon 68-R refers to when Roland detected Tiamat's P.K.E. signature in Issue #4 on page 3.
*Page 5
**Kylie's "Hold Hand Grenade" is a nod to the Monty Python film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. In it, the Holy Hand Grenade was a satire of The Sovereign's Orb of the United Kingdom and used against the vicious Rabbit of Caerbannog.
**Ray mentions Rachel Unglighter and her warning from Issue #6.
**Kylie refers to when they crossed the streams on Tiamat in Volume 2 Issue #16.
*Page 7
**Winston knew Holtzmann had the Proton Glove because it was used in Issue #3 at Fort Washington Park. They were both part of the team sent out.
**The Trap-Gate's random destination toggle was mentioned in Issue #4 by Egon on page 4.
*Page 10
**Seven Trap-Gates were used against Tiamat. In Issue #4, Egon 68-R stated it would take far more than six to capture a Class 7.
*Page 12
**Winston made a similar decision to leave the story arc's main villain in a Trap at the end of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters Volume 1 rather than deposit it into the Containment Unit.
*Page 13
**In panel 1, on the left is a the Ecto-100 - a customized Ford F-100 done by fan Mr. Outlaw.
**In panel 1, on the machine screen between Zoe and Garrett is a still from The Real Ghostbusters Game Boy video game.
**In panel 1, in front of Zoe is the Containment Unit Monitor from The Real Ghostbusters episode "X-Mas Marks the Spot" and "When Halloween Was Forever".
**In panel 2, on top of the filing cabinets are Janine's box of Chamomile tea, a recurring nod to The Video Game, and blue gear - a RGB or Kenner pack?
**In panel 2, Egon 68-E is wearing a "I've Been Slimed" T-Shirt from the Official Fan Club.
**Ray mentions The Collectors and the time skewing nature of their dimension.
**Peter charges Egon 68-E $24.99 for the shirt. When it was originally sold, the price was $7.50.
**Ray hopes they haven't been gone for months.
***In Volume 2, the Ghostbusters were gone for three months.
***In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters Volume 2, the TMNT were gone for three weeks.
**Like in Ghostbusters International #11, Ray's celebratory tone at the end of the story arc is premature and something terrible happens to Jenny.
*Page 14
**Kevin is in his white T-shirt and flightsuit tied off at the waste like when Rowan was in possession of him in Chapter 13 of the 2016 movie.
**Amid the smoke is the experimental monitor from Issue #1.
**The Containment Unit's hatch is open like its counterpart on The Real Ghostbusters.
*Page 15
**Ray alludes to Slimer.
**In panel 2, the screen on Jenny's phone references Dan Aykroyd's character Austin Millbarge in the movie "Spies Like Us".
***Donna Dixon, Jenny's visual inspiration, was also in the movie.
***The movie was referenced in Volume 1 Issue #14.
**Panel 4 is Rachel Unglighter's warning from Issue #6.
***The image is from page 16 panel 5.
***The quote is from page 19, panel 1.
*Page 16
**In panel 1, on the screen above Cait's head is a still from stage 1 of The Real Ghostbusters Data East video game.
**Holtzmann alludes to her Remote Access Teleportation Unit and the accident in Issue #1.
*Page 17
**Ray and Egon are in their blue lab coats from the commercial in the first movie. Egon has his Stethoscope and PC-4 Calculator as well.
**In panel 2, the face of the red machine is from ?
**Ray uses a Sony brand remote.
**In panel 4, the ghost attacking Jenny is visually based on Kenner's Mail Fraud Ghost.
**The pocket dimension is visually based on the one seen in The Real Ghostbusters' episode "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster".
*Page 18
**Ray talks about finding a way to get Jenny out. On The Real Ghostbusters, several ways were explored:
***Egon and later Eduardo use suits to go into the unit.
***Slimer could return to the hatch in "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster"
***An airlock was devised in "Revenge of Murray the Mantis"
***A Trap Sphere was used in "Partners in Slime"
***Even Professor Dweeb made a device and used it in "The Slob"
*Page 19
**Egon uses his subliminal messaging code from Volume 1 Issue #5.
**Egon's code is revealed to trigger the Chicken Dance, a fade that became popular in the U.S. in 1981.
**Egon mentions Ron Alexander.
*Page 20
**In panel 1, on the sidewalk are:
***Lieutenant Frump/Brent Mitchell
***Dr. Ruth from "Egon on the Rampage"
***A couple from ?
***Around the corner is O'Malley from "The Scaring of the Green"?
***Around the corner is the man in turkey suit from "Egon on the Rampage"?
**Peck and Janine meet at a Pequod's, the coffee franchise established in Volume 1.
**In panel 4, Luis Delgado's 15 easter egg is on the orange price tag in the refrigerated display.
**In panel 4, the Pumpkin Spice decoration by Janine's head references the Irish word for Halloween, Oíche Shamhna (pronounced roughly EE-hyeh HOW-nuh).
**In panel 4, the orange menu standee on the table references members of the comic's crew
***World Famous Brownies made by assistant editor Megan Brownfor $4.99
***Pan de Muertos or Mexican Bread of the Dead by colorist Luis Delgado for $4.99
***Pumperknickle by editor Tom Waltz for $3.99
***Spinners by writer Erik Burnham for $3.99
***Rye by artist Dan Schoening for $4.99
***Bread by letterer Neil Uyetake for $5.99.
**Peck refers to the offer he made in Issue #1.
**Janine's business suit appears to be based on one worn by Dixie Carter on "Designing Women" (1986) which co-starred Annie Potts OR RGB Janine's suit in The Real Ghostbusters episode "Egon on the Rampage"?
**In panel 5, in the lower right corner, Charon's Patisserie is referenced. It appeared in Volume 1 Issue #12 and is a nod to Charon from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Hanging By a Thread".

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1. Page 13, panel 2: Blue gear on top of the filing cabinets are ? Kenner pack?

2. Page 17, panel 2, the face of the red machine is from ?

3. Page 20, panel 1: on the sidewalk are a woman, a couple from and around the corner are ? Dr. Ruth and turkey suit from Egon on the Rampage, O'Malley from The Scaring of the Green?

4. Page 20: Janine's business suit appears to be based on one worn by Dixie Carter on "Designing Women" (1986) which co-starred Annie Potts OR suit RGB Janine had in Egon on the Rampage at start of ep.?
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By HauntedWallflower
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Yeah, I still preferred Kaia May. So sue me.
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Yeah, well I preferred Kevin, but then some of us are used to having nice things be kept out of our reach :mrgreen: But that's not what I'm salty about.
Also a bit bummed they didn't have space for a prime Janine meeting Egon 68-E gag.
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THIS. Is what I'm truly salty about. And I'm salty about the "price-to-pay" implications of loving a Ghostbuster, cos by that logic, Egon and Janine have a LOT to suppress. And the fact that Egon didn't get proper emotional closure about experiencing death and then coming close to it yet again.
Also, if the gris-gris doesn't evolve beyond an unused plot device, I'll scream like the Ghost Librarian.
By philmorgan81
#4910742
Wow Jenny is one hell of a Ghostbuster. This is the second time she has sacrificed herself for the greater good. I know that they are taking a break from the interdimensional traveling, but I feel confident that the Primes will keep in touch with the RGBs so they can probably help Jenny get out of the Prime Unit some day. After all the RGBs have offered to help the Prime GBs increase the compacity of the unit to hold entities higher than a class seven. Then there are the predators that have been teased. Creatures that are so ancient that there is no classification for them yet. I knew Tiamat didn't stand a chance against so many Ghostbusters. I am with you Mrmichealt. I really don't think that it was a good idea to just leave entities stranded in the traps. I am still waiting for it to bite them in the ass. :) :) :)
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One way or another I think it is safe to say that there is a lot to look forward to. :) :) :)

Side note
I have feeling that Peck may have gone easy on Janine's conditions out of respect for the Loss of Jenny. I feel that maybe since Jenny and Peck were colleagues and they did have some good dialouge together during this event it may have hit him pretty hard as well. We have seen him grow from just some jerky Beaurocrat to a 3 dimensional character. We have seen first hand in the events of international that Peck may be a jerk, but there are people in his life that he cares deeply for. :) :) :)
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By mrmichaelt
#4910744
Yeah, well I preferred Kevin, but then some of us are used to having nice things be kept out of our reach :mrgreen: But that's not what I'm salty about.
I'm actually renewed in my hope for Kevin Tanaka's getting certified to go out on busts now that Janine's the liaison.
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Also, if the gris-gris doesn't evolve beyond an unused plot device, I'll scream like the Ghost Librarian.
Glass half full - Look how long Erik waited to use the subliminal code.
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I really don't think that it was a good idea to just leave entities stranded in the traps. I am still waiting for it to bite them in the ass. :) :) :)
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I'd wager it will bite them in the ass if the crew gets to do TMNT/Ghostbusters Vol. 3. It being Chi-You.
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By robbritton
#4910745
Crossing Over #8
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1. Page 13, panel 1: On the left is a new Ecto-vehicle, a pickup truck. Designation is ?

2. Page 13, panel 1: On Evan's box is ?

3. Page 13, panel 1: On the machine screen between Zoe and Garrett is a still from The Real Ghostbusters Game Boy video game?

4. Page 13, panel 2: The white box and gear on top of the filing cabinets are ?

5. Page 16, panel 1, on the screen above Cait's head is ?

6. Page 17, panel 2, the face of the red machine is from ?

7. Page 17, panel 2: on Ray's remote is ?

8. Page 20, panel 1: on the sidewalk are a woman, a couple from and around the corner are ?

9. Page 20: Janine's business suit appears to be based on one worn by Dixie Carter on "Designing Women" (1986) which co-starred Annie Potts.

10. Page 20, panel 3: All staff names on menu.
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I can’t do too many this time, but I think
the gear in number 4 is a Kenner proton back lying on its back, and i *think* the the screen above Cait in 5 is the game boy version of Ghostbusters II!
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By mrmichaelt
#4910746
I can’t do too many this time, but I think
the gear in number 4 is a Kenner proton back lying on its back, and i *think* the the screen above Cait in 5 is the game boy version of Ghostbusters II!
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Yeah, I'm on the fence if its an RGB pack or a Kenner pack. And yeah, I definitely thinks it's one of the video games. I'll be squinting at it for 2-3 more days. ;)
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EDIT
Stage 1 from the RGB Date East game.
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By Kingpin
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#4910952
Some thoughts on the trivia from Crossing Over #8:
**Kylie's "Hold Hand Grenade" is a nod to Robin's infamous lines in the Batman 1966 television series.
-Or a reference to the Holy Hand Grenade from Monty Python?

***around the corner are ?
-It almost looks like Officer Frump in his dress blues from The Scaring of the Green, even though his regular appearance is in the same panel.
-And maybe a Werechicken? It's possibly that, or the Grinch.

Page 13, panel 2: Blue gear on top of the filing cabinets are ?
-Looks like a Kenner Proton Pack. Weren't those used by the "Bust tourists" when the 101 expansion to Ghostbusters Inc. was opened?

Page 20: Janine's business suit appears to be based on one worn by Dixie Carter on "Designing Women" (1986) which co-starred Annie Potts.
-Possibly based on Janine's skirt suit from The Real Ghostbusters, but in different colours?
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By mrmichaelt
#4910958
Another thought popped up. With Tiamat out of the picture, who thinks Winston will try again with Tiyah or you do you think he's going to keep his distance still?
**Kylie's "Hold Hand Grenade" is a nod to Robin's infamous lines in the Batman 1966 television series.
-Or a reference to the Holy Hand Grenade from Monty Python?
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Good point. Hmm. EDIT: Erik confirmed it's a Monty Python reference. So Tiamat is the Rabbit of Caerbannog. Kylie sure knows her pop culture.
***around the corner are ?
-It almost looks like Officer Frump in his dress blues from The Scaring of the Green, even though his regular appearance is in the same panel.
-And maybe a Werechicken? It's possibly that, or the Grinch.
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I was thinking it could have been O'Malley. Yeah, seemed like a yellow chicken outfit. Hmm.
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Page 13, panel 2: Blue gear on top of the filing cabinets are ?
-Looks like a Kenner Proton Pack. Weren't those used by the "Bust tourists" when the 101 expansion to Ghostbusters Inc. was opened?
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Yes, that's what I'm leaning at. And yep.
Page 20: Janine's business suit appears to be based on one worn by Dixie Carter on "Designing Women" (1986) which co-starred Annie Potts.
-Possibly based on Janine's skirt suit from The Real Ghostbusters, but in different colours?
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Another good point.
EDIT: This one from Egon on the Rampage?
https://ghostbusters.fandom.com/wiki/Fi ... ated41.jpg
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By mrmichaelt
#4910963
Looks like a good match.

And! It looks like the lady with the big hairdo is the TV psychologist from near the start of the same episode:

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3p2wht (at the 0:41 mark).
As yes, the very Dr. Ruth-ish host. Good catch, Kingpin! And I think what we thought was a chicken suit around the corner is the guy in the baked turkey outfit Ruth counsels in the episode.
https://ghostbusters.fandom.com/wiki/Fi ... ollage.png

EDIT: The Crossing Over trade paperback will now release on January 30, 2019.
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By mrmichaelt
#4911299
November sales are in and #8 sold 3610.
http://www.comichron.com/monthlycomicss ... 18-11.html

The breakdown for Crossing Over is:
#1 sold 6180 units.
#2 sold 4476 units.
#3 sold 4342 units.
#4 sold 4226 units.
#5 sold 4022 units.
#6 sold 3867 units.
#7 sold 3788 units.
#8 sold 3610 units.
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By Ghostytheghost
#4911308
GUYS.

Tom Waltz shared this on Twitter.
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Does this mean my interest for issues featuring the other teams is coming true? That would be cool.
Oh and here's a couple other teasers:
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It really makes me hope that the dream will become a reality.
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By *NormalGamer*
#4911310
^So excited; Can't wait for 2019. ^_^
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By mrmichaelt
#4911311
4 regular covers, a different team each cover, April - looks like that anthology pitch is being used after all.
https://twitter.com/TomWaltz/status/1072628132534984706

Cover B or RIs probably.
https://twitter.com/TomWaltz/status/1072632340898291713

Rough thumbs for the ATC one, check.
https://twitter.com/TomWaltz/status/1072634072286011393

Probably Cover RI for the ATC one, check.
https://twitter.com/TomWaltz/status/1072612624653869056

Looks like a Lattie Cover B for the EGB one, check.
https://twitter.com/TomWaltz/status/1072613661028597760

The thing that irks me is this is another weekly mini like TMNT/GB 2. Not a fan of that format.

Hmm, so another series in June probably as some of us guessed.
https://twitter.com/TomWaltz/status/1072611144953663488

The June cover? A full page? Some sea entity I guess.
https://twitter.com/TomWaltz/status/1072611775730847745
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By *NormalGamer*
#4911313
The thing that irks me is this is another weekly mini like TMNT/GB 2. Not a fan of that format.
Well, we gotta take what we can get; it's better than nothing.
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By mrmichaelt
#4911316
Hmm, I wonder if Erik and co. will incorporate a version of any of the new entities introduced in Ghostbusters World.
Well, we gotta take what we can get; it's better than nothing.
I think I've earned one gripe. :P

EDIT: Okay, so in that one with the prime team surrounded by the 'ocean' - it looks like Ray's consulting a map, and looks like the head off a Neptune statue, and part of his trident.
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By mrmichaelt
#4911374
Tom dropped more information.

IDW celebrates the GB 35th Anniversary with a 4-issue weekly event in April 2019, featuring 4 different #Ghostbusters teams in adventures written and illustrated by 4 different creative teams.
https://twitter.com/TomWaltz/status/1073679291152355328

Each issue has 3 covers - a Cover A by the issue's artist, an interconnected Cover RI by Anthony Marques, and an interconnected RE Convention Covers by Dan Schoening. Now colored. (so Wonder Con? And ugh, expect high resale prices)
https://twitter.com/TomWaltz/status/1073680143476903936

Issue #1 releases April 3, 2019 starring the Ghostbusters (prime team) by Erik, Dan, and Luis. A cover is the water one.
https://twitter.com/TomWaltz/status/1073680831422464000

Issue #2 releases April 10, 2019 staring the RGB by Cavan Scott, Marcelo Ferreira and Luis. A cover shown.
https://twitter.com/TomWaltz/status/1073681399238914049

Issue #3 releases April 17, 2019 starring the ATC by Devin Grayson, S.L. Gallant, and Luis
https://twitter.com/TomWaltz/status/1073681782267043840

Issue #4 releases April 24, 2019 starring the EGB by Jim Beard & Keith Dallas, Tim Lattie, and Luis.
https://twitter.com/TomWaltz/status/1073682228293464064

And it's titled "Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary". Each issue denotes the team so RGB one is "Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary: The Real Ghostbusters"
https://twitter.com/TomWaltz/status/1073758365610725376
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By mrmichaelt
#4911399
Erik Burnham shed some light on "June 2019" - he lobbied for something else with Ghostbusters and had to decline writing all four issues of the 35th anniversary mini-series because of the next release scheduled for June 2019. He hinted it was "pretty big" and it's been kept a secret since San Diego Comic Con 2018.
https://ghostbusters.fandom.com/wiki/Fi ... 172018.jpg
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By philmorgan81
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Good Golly! Cutos to them for keeping a secret. A BIG announcement for June? I can't imagine anything bigger than crossing over, but I know they are going to pull the rug out from under me. ;). I am pretty sure it is something I haven't even thought of. I am glad that four of the Ghostbusters Universes are moving forward post Crossing Over in April. So looking forward to RGB, EGB and ATC moving forward with the knowledge of a much bigger multiverse.

My heart can't stop pounding at the thought of what the big announcement may be. :) :) :)
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By mrmichaelt
#4911440
Yeah, I'm curious if the April issue will the stand alone bust a couple of us have been clamoring for and if this June thing is the same or picking up on the ongoing canon like will these Predators that Tiamat kept mentioning will make a move against the Ghostbusters.

Or will it pick up on open ended plots/gags/things-we-assume-were-taken-care-of-between-issues left by Erik over the years like
-The Infestation Zombies in New Jersey
-Shelly the Witch from Volume 1 #12
--Who knows how many more ex-boyfriends (or anyone in general) she's hexed, could be a neat story to have them take on a living witch or witches
-Hel, Fenrisulfr, Jormungandr from Volume 2 #6
--Got to be a little ticked her Grendel and Draugar were trapped
-Chi You
--I have a gut feeling his return is being saved for a hypothetical TMNT/GB Vol. 3
-Sandman from Annual 2015
--Definitely a bone to pick for being harmed for the first time and could bring his "children" along per Ernst's myth
-Aibell
--Definite bone to pick or is she content with never seeing them ever again
-Unidentified ATC revenge ghost (or Rowan) from 101 #2 that spoke to the big yellow ghost
-Gareth Dibello
--Eh, safe to say the 11-W, 68-M, and /or 68-Q could have recaptured him off screen or they did so post-Crossing Over or on the to do list.
-Death
--The wild card, imo, who can pop up at anytime
-Krampus
--Cameo in Vol 2 #11 and 12 but Erik had an idea for a story set in Germany
-Maybe Rodefhiri escapes his confinement
-Or will we ever see FBI Special Agent Holtzmann

Or the pie in the sky kind of stuff
-Egon and Janine (I know, I know)
-An idea Erik said he had at one time about using a Djinn
-An idea Erik had about Ray's spirit guide coming to the GBs for help
-An idea Erik had for ghost similar to the Vathek from Extreme Ghostbusters except it was tied to language, though, random sounds instead of writing.
-Adaptations of the movies and The Video Game.
-Kevin Tanaka getting approved by PCOC to bust (ok, maybe that's just my wish lol)
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By philmorgan81
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Yeah, I'm curious if the April issue will the stand alone bust a couple of us have been clamoring for and if this June thing is the same or picking up on the ongoing canon like will these Predators that Tiamat kept mentioning will make a move against the Ghostbusters.

Or will it pick up on open ended plots/gags/things-we-assume-were-taken-care-of-between-issues left by Erik over the years like
-The Infestation Zombies in New Jersey
-Shelly the Witch from Volume 1 #12
--Who knows how many more ex-boyfriends (or anyone in general) she's hexed, could be a neat story to have them take on a living witch or witches
-Hel, Fenrisulfr, Jormungandr from Volume 2 #6
--Got to be a little ticked her Grendel and Draugar were trapped
-Chi You
--I have a gut feeling his return is being saved for a hypothetical TMNT/GB Vol. 3
-Sandman from Annual 2015
--Definitely a bone to pick for being harmed for the first time and could bring his "children" along per Ernst's myth
-Aibell
--Definite bone to pick or is she content with never seeing them ever again
-Unidentified ATC revenge ghost (or Rowan) from 101 #2 that spoke to the big yellow ghost
-Gareth Dibello
--Eh, safe to say the 11-W, 68-M, and /or 68-Q could have recaptured him off screen or they did so post-Crossing Over or on the to do list.
-Death
--The wild card, imo, who can pop up at anytime
-Krampus
--Cameo in Vol 2 #11 and 12 but Erik had an idea for a story set in Germany
-Maybe Rodefhiri escapes his confinement
-Or will we ever see FBI Special Agent Holtzmann

Or the pie in the sky kind of stuff
-Egon and Janine (I know, I know)
-An idea Erik said he had at one time about using a Djinn
-An idea Erik had about Ray's spirit guide coming to the GBs for help
-An idea Erik had for ghost similar to the Vathek from Extreme Ghostbusters except it was tied to language, though, random sounds instead of writing.
-Adaptations of the movies and The Video Game.
-Kevin Tanaka getting approved by PCOC to bust (ok, maybe that's just my wish lol)


Man I think you are hitting the nail on the head of how well they have built this world. It really seems like there are many options for them to go. I believe Kevin Tanaka is over due for some field work. Janine is pulling double duty as secretary and liaison and if Ray wants to put more man hours into figuring out a way to get Jenny out of the containment unit, somone will have to help out in the field in his stead. I think if the comic continues to do well I think we will see Kevin done a pack real soon. I also think we might see an inside the containment unit adventure in the Prime universe. I just hope Jenny is not stuck there I have really come to like that character.

I was wondering if they do put out a third TMNT/GB crossover if they deal with Chi Yu's return or if they would fight the Ghost of the Shredder. I would love them to team up to fight the Turtles arch nemesis, but at the same time I can understand why they probably wouldn't want to go that route. For one thing it might feel like a retread of the Darius encounter. It might also take away a lot of weight from the Turtles victory in Shredder's defeat. Who knows. ;). The main thing I would look forward to is the Ghostbusters going to the Turtles world. I know that idea was being bounced around and the thought just brings a smile to my face. :)

Again much fun to discuss the possibilities. :) :) :)
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