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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Questions I would have

Is this year 1 a reboot of the old ones like their version of New 52?
I don't really think so. I don't remember IDW saying they're rebooting anything for the IDW continuity. The GB Year One Mini is just recalling stories taking place in 1984 during the events of the original film which would add and flesh out to the lore.
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By philmorgan81
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I don’t think they’ve addressed Afterlife anywhere yet. I’d imagine (or hope) they’d carry on with their continuity and have it meet Afterlife down the line via dimensional trickery or somesuch.

Or there’ll be a new comic line that picks up after Afterlife. Then the original comics run can remain it’s own thing and the new can follow on from the new movie.
Ah cool. I wasn't sure if it be like marvel 2099 whenever it met the 616 at time was time travel , now I think it was alternate dimension due to the fact that the future doesn't line up with what happened since 2099 was created.


Even with Afterlife coming out I don’t think they will be doing any retcon for the IDW Comic Universe. I also don’t think they will actually have to have the Prime team team up with the Afterlife team since there is still a strong possibility that the remaining originals as well the potential of Egon’s Spirit being a decent focus in this new movie. ;)

In fact I am getting the feeling that even if this movie is not as big a hit as the original was in it’s day, I am pretty confident that it will be good enough to keep interest in the franchise so IDW can continue telling great stories that include our original boys in grey. I am also very confident that Erik can take what happens in Afterlife and embrace it and make certain things work within the context of the comic. Like I said if we don’t see the Gunner Seat utilized in a future story in the comics I will be very surprised. ;) :) :)


Of course that could depend on weather Ghost Corps puts any limitations on them in the future. :) :) :)
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By SSJmole
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Questions I would have

Is this year 1 a reboot of the old ones like their version of New 52?
I don't really think so. I don't remember IDW saying they're rebooting anything for the IDW continuity. The GB Year One Mini is just recalling stories taking place in 1984 during the events of the original film which would add and flesh out to the lore.
Ah cool thank you
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By Kingpin
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I don’t think they’ve addressed Afterlife anywhere yet. I’d imagine (or hope) they’d carry on with their continuity and have it meet Afterlife down the line via dimensional trickery or somesuch.
I expect the first acknowledgement will be handled in the same way that the comic first acknowledged Answer The Call, a sneaky cameo by some pedestrians styled to look like the main characters from the new movie.
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By mrmichaelt
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I expect the first acknowledgement will be handled in the same way that the comic first acknowledged Answer The Call, a sneaky cameo by some pedestrians styled to look like the main characters from the new movie.
Dan already slipped in his 1st nod in the 35th Anniversary Ghostbusters comic. So sometimes, he puts important years on the labels of the drawers behind Janine like the years of the movies - 1984, 1989 etc. In the 35th Anniv. issue, he slipped in a 2020. Off the top of my head, I don't think he slipped in any nods in the Transformers/GB mini (y'know, because he was throwing in tons of Transformers references).

The first ATC nod was actually in the 2015 annual with Kevin's motorcycle if I remember right or International #2 when one of Melissa McCarthy's instagram photos from bts of the movie is in a frame in the cafe where Ray and Jenny eat. But yes, in terms of characters in non-canon cameos in the prime universe - International #3 was first with them as applicants for the job that Kevin Tanaka ultimately got.
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By SSJmole
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What is the 35th Anniversary Ghostbusters comic? I've seen it and saw it collected a few stories but are they new stories for the comic or is it best of collection , example I bought the batman Vs superman one around time of the movie and that was all parts of comics or stories I already owned not new but the marvel "annuals" they do are new
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By mrmichaelt
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What is the 35th Anniversary Ghostbusters comic? I've seen it and saw it collected a few stories but are they new stories for the comic or is it best of collection , example I bought the batman Vs superman one around time of the movie and that was all parts of comics or stories I already owned not new but the marvel "annuals" they do are new
New stories. Basically a mini-series of one-shot stories. Each one is set in a different dimensions in the comic's multiverse to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Ghostbusters this year.

The first issue is the main IDW canon aka the prime universe aka the movie Ghostbusters comics Erik Burnham, Dan Schoening, Luis Delgado, and Tom Waltz have been doing the past 8 years. It's centered around an artifact from Atlantis.

Second issue is a story set in Dimension 68-R, aka The Real Ghostbusters. They deal with a rival company.

Third issue is a story set in Dimension 80-C aka Answer The Call Ghostbusters. They deal with saving a half-human half-demon girl from her demon father.

Fourth issue is a story set in Dimension 68-E aka Extreme Ghostbusters. They deal with the ghost of an eco-terrorist.

(Yes, in this IDW multiverse, they establish the two animated series are different dimensions/continuities but it's also been confirmed the RGB dimension will have its own version of the EGB and of course, the EGB dimension had it's own version of the RGB)
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By mrmichaelt
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Ah cool sounds like the Edge of Spider-Verse to I have (loved that it gave us Spider-gwen!) I will definitely check that out thank you
No prob. I had to looks that up but basically yes. They go into it in the Ghostbusters 101 mini-series, when they crossed the streams into the Temple of Gozer, they seeded the multiverse. Egon put it as, "It took us right up to the line of a complete subatomic destruction. And by way of Gozer's portal, for a split second, we were connected to every reality at once. Every thought we ever had, the very core of our beings... that's how they were seeded into the subconscious of the Multiverse. Our concepts, our methods... In theory, anyway. But so far, observation has only lent the idea credibility."
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By robbritton
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Regarding the 'cameo' of
Chevy Chase. I'm getting that bothersome deja vu feeling. Was the image from something, like a Weekend Update sketch on SNL?
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As mentioned in the Cleanin’ Up The Town thread, I’m reasonably sure it relates to this:

https://www.reddit.com/r/Moviesinthemak ... murray_on/
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By mrmichaelt
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As mentioned in the Cleanin’ Up The Town thread, I’m reasonably sure it relates to this:

https://www.reddit.com/r/Moviesinthemak ... murray_on/
Intriguing. Possibly. Will look into it. Thanks for the tip. EDIT: Yep, the outfit is from the set visit but the finger pointing pose is from his Yes, it's my real name T-shirt photos.
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By Peter Venkman Jr.
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I am really excited for this new story. I am very curious to see what happens during Winston's first time catching a ghost. Also I will defiantly be keeping my eyes peeled come March for the variant cover that references Batman #251. At the first comic book convention I attended, legendary DC illustrator Neal Adams was a guest and I got a signed print of his cover art for Batman #251.
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By mrmichaelt
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Tom posted more from Year One #1, including a first look at Winston's first bust. Winston's reaction. :D
https://twitter.com/TomWaltz/status/1217162202236387328

Dan also posted a higher res of the combined A covers.
https://twitter.com/dannyschoening/stat ... 5151669249
By Peter Venkman Jr.
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I am very excited for the first issue to arrive, the previews have really stuck a cord with me. Nice to see Dana and Louis appear again as well. A little detail I noticed in the image provided by groschopf was the black belt under the polaroid photo of Winston. Its a nice call back to the shooting script for Ghostbusters(if I remember right), where it was mentioned he had a Black Belt in Karate.
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By mrmichaelt
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I am very excited for the first issue to arrive, the previews have really stuck a cord with me. Nice to see Dana and Louis appear again as well. A little detail I noticed in the image provided by groschopf was the black belt under the polaroid photo of Winston. Its a nice call back to the shooting script for Ghostbusters(if I remember right), where it was mentioned he had a Black Belt in Karate.
Yup, the shooting script and the Supernatural Spectacular book , page 136, mentioned the black belt in Karate. Also interesting enough, the August 5, 1983 draft of the movie had it as a 15th Degree Black Belt in Wing Chun Boxing previously. I think I filled nearly a page just listing out all the easter eggs on that cover. Dan really went nuts with references.

Also, Louis on that first page. There's definitely a Rick Moranis easter egg there (confirmed it in private with Dan). Quite amusing as it's somewhat related to the theater release date of GB1.

EDIT: FYI, due to unforeseen circumstances, Spook Central's Year One #1 preview will be late. Likely Monday.
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By mrmichaelt
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IDW sent their usual notification email that preview pages were ready on Thursday night but the folders where they are uploaded to have been deleted so there are no previews for all the comics coming out on the 22nd. Not just GB. IDW has been notified. I emailed Tom. And Monday is a holiday so the delay could go even further to Tuesday.
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By mrmichaelt
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Erik Burnham was interviewed on the Ghostbusters Interdimensional Crossrip Podcast and he revealed some things for Year One #2 to 4.
http://www.ghostbustershq.net/the-ghost ... ry-20-2020

#2
"Or um, a scene where--where Egon and Ray were introduced in college."
11:27 -11:32

"We did--did get away to, ah, working him into the second issue. We had him, um, we set the second issue, is ah Ray focused and going back to the library after the Librarian so we set that after Winston was hired."
14:28-14:39

#3
"And Dan is, gosh, I think days away from finishing Issue #3."
11:38 -11:43

"Um, the third issue was set just before he [Winston] was hired so he's a little...a little bit less in that. The preview---the solicit is out now I should say, not the preview, and that's y'know at the--the Casey Kasem bit, the fashionable nightclub the Rose."
14:41-15:00

"The, uh, the third issue of Year One with the Rose. I said, "Okay, so we're in a nightclub which means there's a lot of dark and there's a lot of smoke so you won't have to worry about"--he [Dan] drew the club anyway then put the dark and smoke over it."
17:49-18:01

#4
"The fourth issue is Egon and, um and uh yeah no, on this one I wanted to show their first experience using the Containment Unit. It's untested, uh, y'know, until they put something in it. They don't know it needs to be calibrated or it's 100% working and things go wrong so it gives us...that gives us a bit of Egon vs. Slimer."
15:28-15:57
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By groschopf
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#4
"The fourth issue is Egon and, um and uh yeah no, on this one I wanted to show their first experience using the Containment Unit. It's untested, uh, y'know, until they put something in it. They don't know it needs to be calibrated or it's 100% working and things go wrong so it gives us...that gives us a bit of Egon vs. Slimer."
15:28-15:57
Super excited for this series. I mean, I want to see if jenny ever gets out of the ECU, but going back to the see the original one getting set up will be amazing.
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By mrmichaelt
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Erik teased there will a subtle hint at the subpoena. He pitched ending the mini-series with the subpoena but it was decided against.
https://twitter.com/erikburnham/status/ ... 2081760257

Sorry, still no change on the preview front. :(

Spook Central's preview
https://www.facebook.com/pg/spookcentra ... 2005522045
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By robbritton
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Just done a quick skim read, but as to Winston’s
closing remark about learning about computers; is that a callback to something I’ve forgotten, or could this be our first seed of where the OGB’s have ended up in Afterlife? We know that Tom Waltz at least has read the script, so...
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By groschopf
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Just done a quick skim read, but as to Winston’s
closing remark about learning about computers; is that a callback to something I’ve forgotten, or could this be our first seed of where the OGB’s have ended up in Afterlife? We know that Tom Waltz at least has read the script, so...
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I don't think it's a callback.
I've never seen anything saying Winston was interested in computers.
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In fact, it does feel a little forced, mostly because of how incongruent it is to the way we know how Winston develops (especially going in to law). It's definitely meant to see something, but whether or not that something is in the series or further down the road is too soon to say.
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By mrmichaelt
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YEAR ONE #1

Main story
Okay so hence the title, it opens "weeks" after the ending of the first movie. Check. Names given to the Hotel manager and jail cop, last name for the Archbishop, and a deputy mayor is introduced. Very amusing Dana guessed what Louis told Rebecca and understandable that Dana won't talk about everything. Equally amusing the bust got the Sedgewick a lot of revenue despite the damage caused. Couldn't help but think Nash's panel was foreshadowing the restraining order.

Liked the interview was set in Winston's apartment after we saw it every so briefly when he was nabbed by a Collector in Volume 2. Laughed when Rebecca stops him because he answered too literally. Winston was a Marine for six years during his 30s. Wow, so from 1978 to 1984. Definitely some stuff that would lend to him waking up one day and deciding to quite. I recall in '82, Reagan sent Marines to Lebanon. And heh, the irony he left a dangerous military career for a dangerous construction job to being a Ghostbuster. Janine's "comprehension and recall" line was lmao. Nice add to that scene as well as the Proton Pack lesson on the roof. His assessments of the guys was pretty spot in. His reply to Ray's sasquatch and alien line! :D

Dug Edgar's look. The creepy black and red just like that killer ghost the Chicago Ghostbusters dealt with. Then a head twist then the screech. Ha. Oh, hell no indeed. Guess even in death, Poe didn't care for criticism. Loved how they incorporated the lore of how he's seen in a lot of places and his more famous works. The second ghost was a cool new design, definitely a mod to Pluto in The Black Cat and the Tell-Tale Heart. Dan comes up with some twisted cat ghosts whenever he gets the chance.

Hilarious they gave Winston a last minute warning about the trap like when Slimer was busted. But all in all, makes sense Winston was a fast learner after he was hired given the scope of the back half of the movie. It was unexpected that Poe got away but fun gag at the end like with Janine in Get Real. It was a nice surprise to see a lot of humor in this issue. I'll always dread how short the busts can be but the humor was so good in this one.
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Easter Eggs so far
*Cover A
**The cover features Winston and the Zombie Taxi Driver.
**The cover recreates scenes from the first movie:
***Winston driving in Chapter 20: Keymaster.
***Winston about to declare, "I love his town!" in Chapter 28: Crossing Streams.
*Cover B
**On the cover is:
***A photo of Winston firing his Particle Thrower in Cover A.
***A photo of Winston holding the Traps in Chapter 14: Welcome Aboard.
***A photo of Ray and Winston pulling up to Fort Detmerring in a deleted scene.
***A Second Dan Black Belt in Karate. In the final shooting script for Ghostbusters and on page 136 of Ghostbusters: The Supernatural Spectacular, Winston's resume listed him as a black belt in karate.
***A reference to his enlistment with the U.S. Marine Corps in the IDW canon.
****It reveals he won the title of Rifle Expert which would have required a combined score of 305-350 at a weapons qualification event.
***The employee file lists Winston's birthday as June 17, 1945. It is derived from Ernie Hudson's birthday, December 17, 1945.
***A photo of Winston on the file folder is a stock promo photo from the first movie.
***Winston's listed phone number is 555-5007.
***Winston's middle name Ramsey was the original name of the character in early drafts of the first movie. The middle name was revealed in Volume 2 Issue #13, page 9, but the wedding priest.
***Winston's Employee I.D. Is 171945.
****In Ghostbusters: The Board Game, it was 111750306.
***The Firehouse address is listed.
***Winston's start date is October 22 and his first review was slated for January 26.
***Winston's pay grade is listed as $11,500, mentioned by Winston in Chapter 27: Stay Puft Man.
***Winston's emergency contact is his father, Edward Lee Zeddemore.
****Edward Zeddemore was the name of Winston's father in The Real Ghostbusters.
****"Lee" was the middle name of Roscoe Lee Browne, the voice of Edward Zeddemore.
***Janine's interview questions about UFOs, Astral Projection, Mental Telepathy, ESP, Clairvoyance, Spirit Photography, Telekinetic movement, Full trans-mediums, Loch Ness Monster, and the theory of Atlantis.
***The check is from Manhattan City Bank seen in Chapter 4: Terminated.
****It has its Avenue of Americas address.
****The check is dated November 2, 1984.
***An Elwood Motors keychain. It is a nod to Blues Brothers and was seen on page 2 of the Interdimensional Cross-Rip hardcover in the car ad.
***Winston's resume reveals his address of 235 B West 146th Street in Harlem. Winston's apartment was seen in Volume 2 Issue #1.
***The New York Times Monday classifieds references:
****Sedgewick Hotel
****Sargassi's from Ghostbusters: The Video Game, Realistic Versions. The "We've Got Great Crabs" motto is from a billboard above the Hindenburg marquee in the Panic in Times Square level.
****Dan Aykroyd encounter with Isaac Asimov during filming in Central Park West amid a traffic jam production caused.
****Shipping & Handling to Tom is a reference to Tom Waltz.
****Work From Home ad referenced Erik Burnham.
****Tavern on the Green
****The original 555-2368 Ghostbusters' phone number from Chapter 7: Fried Eggs & Zuul.
****The Ghostbusters ad asks if you can carry 70 pounds while on the run, a nod to the weight of the Proton Pack props.
****The Ghostbusters ad lists the real life address of the NY Hook & Laddder Co. #8.
****The Ghostbusters ad is missing an apostrophe for 'were looking' sentence.
***A U.S. Marine Corps' Enlisted Dress eagle, globe and anchor was seen in solicits of the cover but in the final version is a Sergeant E-5 chevron. He gave two chevrons to Leonardo at the end of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 1 Issue #4.
*Cover RI
**The four Ghostbusters are featured with their standard equipment: Proton Pack, P.K.E. Meter, Ecto Goggles, and Trap.
**The Library ghost is in her transmogrified form.
**The Tobin's Spirit Guide cover is the one posted by Jason Reitman on social media during principal photography of Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
**The ghost of Edgar Allen Poe.
**Studio 84 appears to be a stand-in for Studio 54. The 1984 is a nod to the year the first movie came out in.
**Ecto-1 and Slimer also appear on the cover.
*Dramatis Personae
**Rebecca Morales' biography mentions:
***The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man
***The Ghostbusters defeating Stay Puft at the end of the first movie.
**Winston's biography mentions:
***His Marine Corps background in this canon.
***His religious foundation.
**Ray's biography mentions:
***The act of mortgaging his family home in the first movie. The aftermath was seen in Chapter 4: Terminated.
***Ray quickly hiring Winston in the first movie.
**Egon's biography mentions:
***He created the P.K.E. Meter and Containment Unit on his own. In the Ghostbusters International #5, page 6, it was revealed he created the P.K.E. Meter during his study aboard period to track down the Rauoskinna.
***His love of junk food.
**Peter's biography mentions:
***How he talked Ray and Egon into forming Ghostbusters.
*Page 1
**Louis' outfit is visually inspired by an outfit worn by Rick Moranis' character Billy Fish in the movie "Streets of Fire" which released on June 1, 1984, a week before Ghostbusters came out in theaters.
**In panel 2, there is a Cosmopolitan: Tonetics Beginners Workout VHS video tape in Louis' box, a nod to his 15 minute work out line he tells Dana about in Chapter 6: Spook Central.
**In panel 4, Luis Delgado's 1st 15 easter egg is the price rung up at the register.
**Dana's outfit is from Chapter 16: Dogs Drag Dana, right before she gets taken by Zuul.
**In panel 5, Dana reveals it's been weeks since the ending of the events of the first movie.
**In panel 7, the Sedgewick Hotel manager's name in this canon is revealed to be Bennett Davis.
***In the Ghostbusters: The Supernatural Spectacular, page 93, the manager stated his name was J.M. Shupp.
**In panel 7, Bennett is technically correct. While Dana was the Ghostbusters' first client, the Sedgewick was the first place where the Ghostbusters trapped a ghost.
**In panel 7, Bennett admits the damages were unacceptable at first. In the first movie, Ray shot up a hallway and they wrecked the Alhambra Ballroom.
**In panel 8, Bennett alludes to Slimer and mentions his capture in Chapter 13: "Nice Shootin', Tex."
*Page 2
**In panel 1, the Archbishop's last name in this canon is revealed to be O'Sullivan.
**In panel 1, the Archbishop refers to when the Ghostbusters talked to Mayor Lenny in Chapter 24: Biblical of the first movie.
**In panel 2, Deputy Mayor Daniel Nash is visually based on?
**In panel 3, the jail guard's name in this canon is revealed to be Tim Carlson.
**In panel 3, Carlson mentions:
***When the Containment Unit was shut down on Peck's order and caused an explosion in Chapter 21: "Out of Biz".
***When Peter was signing "Something good! For goodness' sake..." in the jail cell in Chapter 22: Holding Cell. Carlson recognized the lyric from "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town".
***Mayor Lenny.
*Page 3
**Winston's apartment was briefly seen in Volume 2 Issue #1 of the ongoing series when Winston was kidnapped by one of the Collectors.
**In panel 2, on the frame above Winston's elbow is ?
**In panel 2, Winston's mug references the U.S. Marine Corps.
**Rebecca visually based on ?
**In panel 3, the baseball paraphernalia on the shelf refers to Winston's love of the sport.
***In Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #4, Melanie Ortiz recalls he has a baseball trophy in the Firehouse.
***In Ghostbusters International #9, Winston's bio mentioned he loved baseball.
***In Ghostbusters Annual 2018, page 27, a baseball and catcher's mitt and baseball cap with the Good's Baseball team from The Real Ghostbuster "Night Game" is in his locker
**In panel 3, Winston mentions Peter and Ray went on the talk show circuit after the events of the first movie.
**In panel 4, Rebecca's tape recorder is a 1982 Sony AM/FM Radio Microcassette Recorder M-80 in Metallic Navy Blue.
*Page 4
**In panel 1, behind Winston is the standard flag of the U.S. Marine Corps and pennant flags for the Detroit Lions and the New York Giants.
**In panel 1, the frame on the right of Winston is ?
**Winston reveals he was born in Michigan.
**Winston's parents last appeared in Volume 2 Issue #13 and 14 of the ongoing series.
***Winston's father is visually based on his counterpart on The Real Ghostbusters.
**Rebecca mentions the John F. Kennedy and Los Angeles International Airports.
**Winston's correction about there being no such thing as an ex-Marine is a nod the the Once a Marine, Always a Marine motto.
**The Empire State Building appears in panel 5.
*Page 5
**Winston was a construction worker for a few weeks before he became a Ghostbusters.
**In panel 3, behind Winston on the column is Luis Delgado's 15 easter egg.
**In panel 3, at the news stand are:
***Top Right
****The Omni magazine seen in Chapter 14: Welcome Aboard.
****The Atlantic Monthly seen in Chapter 14: Welcome Aboard.
***Bottom Right
****In the left side of the first row is the October 1 issue of Jet with Debblie Allen and Norm Nixon on the cover.
****In the right side of the first row are the October issues of Modern Drummer with Queen's Roger Taylor on the cover and Smash Hits with Wham on the cover.
****In the right side of the first and second row is the October 1984 of Vogue.
****In the left side of the second row is the Globe newspaper seen in Chapter 14: Welcome Aboard.
****In the right side of the third row is the October issue of Rock Show.
****In the right side of the fourth row is the October issue of TV Times with David Bowie on the cover.
****In the right side of the bottom row is the Hot Rod magazine with "Outlaw Rod Racing" on the cover.
****Near the bottom of the panel is the October 20 TV Guide with David Travanti, Sophie Loren, and Eduardo Ponti on the cover.
****Under the TV Guide is the October 1984 issue of National Lampoon with the "Oh God, Now It's Miss Poland" headline.
***Top Middle
****Top left: October 1984 issue of Pro Wrestling Illustrated with Kerry Von Erich on the cover.
****Top middle: The October 8, 1984 issue of People with the "Farrah's Shocker" headline.
****Top right: October 1984 issue of Cosmopolitan with Annie Lennox on the cover.
****Bottom right: Time magazine seen in Chapter 14: Welcome Aboard.
***Top Left
****Top middle: October 1984 of Maclean's with the "Thatcher's Close Call" headline.
****Top right: October 1984 of Musicians with Prince on the cover.
****Bottom right: October 29, 1984 issue of The New Yorker with the pumpkin on the cover.
****Bottom middle: October 1984 of Orientations with the red Netsuke on the cover.
***Bottom Left
****Top: The October 11, 1984 issue of Rolling Stone with Tina Turner on the cover.
****First row: October 1984 of Transworld Skateboarding.
****Middle: The USA Today "Ghost Fever Grips New York" newspaper seen in Chapter 14: Welcome Aboard.
****Middle: The Time from Chapter 14 again.
****Bottom: The October 6 TV Guide with the Paper Dolls on the cover.
**In panel 4, Winston looks at the help wanted section also seen on Cover B with references to:
****Sargassi's from Ghostbusters: The Video Game, Realistic Versions. The "We've Got Great Crabs" motto is from a billboard above the Hindenburg marquee in the Panic in Times Square level.
****Tavern on the Green
****Columbia University
****The original 555-2368 Ghostbusters' phone number from Chapter 7: Fried Eggs & Zuul.
****The Ghostbusters ad asks if you can carry 70 pounds while on the run, a nod to the weight of the Proton Pack props.
****The Ghostbusters ad lists the Firehouse's address at 14 N. Moore Street.
****The Ghostbusters ad is missing an apostrophe for "were looking" sentence.
*Page 6
**The scene takes place in Chapter 14: Welcome Aboard between when Winston looks up at the sign and when Janine asks the question about what he believes in.
**Janine alludes to when Peter asked if the first sign was too subtle or not in Chapter 8: Fried Eggs & Zuul.
**Winston reveals he was in the Marine Corps for 6 years.
*Page 7
**The interview scene from Chapter 14 is reinacted.
**In panel 5, Winston alludes to when he was shown how to empty a trap in Chapter 14.
**In panel 5, Rebecca's coffee mug is a 1980 GOP mug with the Republican elephant.
*Page 8
**The Firehouse roof has been seen before in past issues, including Volume 1 Issue #14 and Ghostbusters International #10.
*Page 9
**In panel 3, Ray and Winston allude to Egon's Twinkie metaphor in Chapter 15: E.P.A. Man.
*Page 10
**In panel 1, there is a frame with the Blues Brothers in it.
**In panel 2, the frame on the right is ?
*Page 11
**In panel 1, Winston notes Peter reminded him of a carny. In the Supernatural Spectacular novelization, Peter worked summers as a carnival barker.
**In panel 1, posted on the inside of Peter's locker door is the New York Post "Ghost Cops Bust Chinatown Spook" newspaper from Chapter 14.
**In panel 2, Egon notes a vibration function. Incidentally, that function was incorporated in Ghostbusters: The Video Game in which the player's controller vibrates.
**In panel 3, Ray mentions Sasquatch and aliens.
*Page 12
**The university is named after the late Stan Lee's Excelsior catchphrase.
**Excelsior State University's Thurman Hall is a stand-in for New York University Law Campus's Furman Hall.
***Furman Hall was completed in September 2001. While an anachronism, in-universe, it appears Thurmal Hall was built in the 1970s or 1980s as Ray states Thurman was "haunted for years."
***Edgar Allan Poe's house on 85 West Third Street was demolished for construction of Furman Hall but as a compromise the facade of the house was preserved and moved half a block away. It is incorporated into the new structure along the lines of its appearance in 1845. Inside the Poe facade, a room was dedicated to Poe and made available, through NYU, for readings and lectures.
**Winston mentions Edgar Allan Poe's death in Baltimore. This happened on October 7, 1849.
**Egon mentions how Poe's ghost is seen in different places. In real life, there are claims he can be seen at Washington University Hospital where he died, underneath Westminster Presbyterian Church where he was initially buried, the streets of Baltimore near his home, a bar in Fells Point that he frequented, and Fort Monroe where he was stationed.
*Page 13
**Winston's critique echoes actual opinions that Poe was a mediocre poet.
*Page 14
**Poe's ghost turns into ravens, to which he became associated with.
*Page 15
**In panel 1, on the right are Harlan Bojay and Richard Learned Coombs, the deleted characters from the first movie portrayed by Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd.
**Peter quotes from "The Raven"
**The chamber door
**Stanza 13-15 of "This I sat engaged and guessing."
*Page 16
**The ghost is visually based on Pluto the cat in "The Black Cat" in which the owner gouged out its eye and hung it. In it, after the house fire, the owner sees the apparition of a gigantic cat with a rope around the animal's neck imprinted on a wall. The exposed heart is a nod to "The Tell-Tale Heart".
**Peter alludes to Poe's "The Balloon-Hoax" which was about a hot air balloon hoax.
**Egon mentions this happens on the site of a former graveyard. Washington Square Park is said to have been a potter's field in 1797 until the land was turned into military park grounds in 1826.
**Egon mentions the possibility he might write an employee manual.
***Incidentally, a Ghostbusters Employee Welcome Kit was released last year. Over the decades, similar items came up. For the 2016 Movie, there was a Ghostbusters Handbook published. Role-playing games, board games, and Ghostbusters: The Video Game also toyed with employee training.
**Egon using Gamma Rate Meter?
*Page 18
**At the last second, they warn Winston not to look in the Trap when it's open like in Chapter 13: "Nice Shootin', Tex."
*Page 19
**Peter mentions when Egon looked in the Trap during Slimer's capture in Chapter 13.
*Page 20
**One of the Poe ravens is at Winston's window. Previously in Volume 2 Issue #14, pigeons animated by Tiamat appeared at his and Tiyah's hotel room window.

To be determined

1. Page 2, Panel 2: Deputy Mayor Daniel Nash is visually based on ? Gary Busey?

2. Page 3, Panel 2: In the frame above Winston's elbow is ?

3. Page 3: Rebecca Morales visually based on ?

4. Page 4, Panel 1: The frame on the right of Winston is ?

5. Page 5, Panel 3: At magazine stand – various

6. Page 10, Panel 1: Frame on the right is ?

7. Page 16: Egon used Gamma Rate Meter?

8. Page 20: Winston's interest in computers?
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Just done a quick skim read, but as to Winston’s
closing remark about learning about computers; is that a callback to something I’ve forgotten, or could this be our first seed of where the OGB’s have ended up in Afterlife? We know that Tom Waltz at least has read the script, so...
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Could be a callback to his resume in the drafts where it mentioned he designed electronic barrier systems. But ultimately, remember it's 1984. That's basically what most people were on the cusp of doing - should I learn more about these computers? It's ubiquitous nowadays but back then it was still emerging tech.
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By mrmichaelt
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April solicits got posted. All 3 covers. (not sure why but #2's B and RI covers are still unposted)

Year One #4. Set to release on April 22.
The final interview for the Ghostbusters biography is with EGON SPENGLER, who is inspecting the damaged firehouse while they talk. The secret history of the Ghostbusters first run in business concludes here!
Cover A
https://previewsworld.com/Catalog/FEB200705

Cover B
https://previewsworld.com/Catalog/FEB200706

Cover RI
https://previewsworld.com/Catalog/FEB200707

Trade paperback for Year One set for June 24.
https://previewsworld.com/Catalog/FEB200708
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By groschopf
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Good timing for the trade paperback. Even if it gets pushed back, it'll still drop around the movie.

Super excited for the premise of Egon inspecting the firehouse damage. I've always wondered what a story picking up right after the Gozer battle would looks like.
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