Discuss the Ghostbusters Comic from IDW, as well as the now defunct Ghostbusters: Legion series.
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By HauntedWallflower
#4909875
Here's Spook Central's preview for #7.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/spookcentra ... 4486952045
Looks like the reason it says Tiamat finally shows herself to the Busters in the Previewsworld synopsis is that the Busters start saving each other/themselves and mostly succeed in doing what they came to do after all, despite being jumbled up. I can't wait to see how Eduardo wins the chess match against Death.
That being said, I'm disappointed that Janine may not find out about EGB Egon and confront her Egon about it. Also, I hope Ron dies.
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By *NormalGamer*
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Here's Spook Central's preview for #7.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/spookcentra ... 4486952045
Looks like the reason it says Tiamat finally shows herself to the Busters in the Previewsworld synopsis is that the Busters start saving each other/themselves and mostly succeed in doing what they came to do after all, despite being jumbled up. I can't wait to see how Eduardo wins the chess match against Death.
That being said, I'm disappointed that Janine may not find out about EGB Egon and confront her Egon about it. Also, I hope Ron dies.
@ *referring to bold*

We'll see when the full Issue of CO #7 releases. If he does win, then consider Egon's soul saved; if not, then I would think of the scenario Sayscalled described.
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By robbritton
#4910000
Can I be the first to say
thank goodness we're not losing Egon! Although the scenario above was super inventive, it just wouldn't have been the same without him. Good old Eduardo, and smart writing by Erik recognising the cinematic origins of the 'challenge Death' gambit as a plot point.

While I'm at it, I'm all about the Winstons sparring with one another! And who'd have thought Tiamat would have a sentimental side, letting Ron go like that?
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Another great issue, then, and once again I'm wondering how everything can be wrapped up in just one more issue. Forever on the edge of my seat with these guys!
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By *NormalGamer*
#4910001
Can I be the first to say
thank goodness we're not losing Egon! Although the scenario above was super inventive, it just wouldn't have been the same without him. Good old Eduardo, and smart writing by Erik recognising the cinematic origins of the 'challenge Death' gambit as a plot point.

While I'm at it, I'm all about the Winstons sparring with one another! And who'd have thought Tiamat would have a sentimental side, letting Ron go like that?
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Another great issue, then, and once again I'm wondering how everything can be wrapped up in just one more issue. Forever on the edge of my seat with these guys!
Thank goodness that Egon is saved; seems Eddie pulled through very well despite the win being anticlimatic. Seems Death has been watching too many movies.

As for what's to come, looks like everyone is here for the big finale (Minus Ron) and I, too, can't wait for the final issue to see where it heads. ^_^
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By Sayscalled
#4910008
Okay, so...
I never ACTUALLY expected my Egon theory to play out exactly... But at the same time, it all seemed so anticlimactic. Egon regains conciousness because Eduardo made a move. Next page, he checkmates and Death throws a tantrum. But I guess Egon's Chaos theory gave it creedance, if not saving of page space.

I loved RGB Ray's little exchange with Prime Janine about fieldwork.
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Bring on the final showdown!
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By Ghostytheghost
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All right, I updated the pamphlet ordering given the new issue.
1. 2016 - 80-C
2. Real GBs - 86-R
3. Famicom/Gameboy - 35-N
4. Anime - 68-M
5. Extreme - 68-E
6. Sanctum of Slime - 50-S
7. Displaced Aggression/Pre-Ongoing Series - OO-D
8. TBA
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Also, given the final page, it does seem possible for the final battle to be in the last issue. They'd just need to kick it off right at the start of the battle so it would have less time to waste. But hey, it could be just me.
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By groschopf
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And who'd have thought Tiamat would have a sentimental side, letting Ron go like that?
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Yeah... I kinda doubt that decision was made with a sentimental intent.
Tiamat might leverage Ron somehow. Putting a wounded Ron in close proximity to a containment unit guarded by children and sprites might create the chaos Tiamat is after.
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By mrmichaelt
#4910050
#7

Main Story
WANDER HILLS/COMIC DIMENSION

Pretty cool they acknowledged Peter forgiving Holtzmann for the explosion while he's talking down a ghost he's faced twice before. And the crack at her gray hair was a nice callback to 101.

Equally interesting reveal that Ellen was able to generate Wander Hills on an empty lot whereas in her previous manifestations, it was over an existing structure - the Sunderland house in Queens and the Firehouse.

CIRCUS DIMENSION

I suppose blowing up a Proton Pack is a good substitute for the Proton Bazooka. Gotta give a point to Ron for that, begrudgingly.

And Janine Prime continues to be hilarious. The dry joke about helping Ron, RGB Janine, and sarcastic laugh about Garrett's old cracks. Same with the two Winstons' banter.

HELSINGOR 75-B

Figures Death was a sore loser. Totally had the same reaction as Egon, pretty close call he was able to free Death before he got teleported to the Containment Unit.

That was a nice shocker while reading that Death can hack and disperse a portal. Perhaps could have been cooler as a horror movie style slow downward slice over 2-3 panels.

So, Death, ya sure you don't want to follow the Ghostbusters and help deal with Tiamat or y'know go give Aibell a demerit for stealing Egon from you in the first place? :P

WAREHOUSE

Ah, so 68-V, 35-N, 11-W, 68-M, and 68-Q being so quick and efficient with their captures was a sneaky way for the writer to sideline them in the prime dimension and corral the five main teams to the finale with Tiamat and 'grounding' most of the Chicago GB in the basement...

THE ENDING

Oh snap! So the 5 teams end up facing Tiamat in the Collectors' limbo... I guess she can shrug off around 24 proton streams, uncrossed or crossed, or got even more cocky between issues. Seems like the only trump card they have is the Trap Sphere. Or maybe the other teams port to the limbo and join the fray.

Wonder how this all shakes down and I suppose the last 4 or 5 pages will probably be the 'epilogue' and tease of the next arc.
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Memo
It was a surprise to see the Ghostbusters of 00-D get featured when we got a lot of info from the two Virtual Trading Cards and last issue. Well, I guess like the cards, some teams are getting the shaft. Hopefully, next issue is 11-W since we know the least about their dimension. 68-V had Mike and Robo Buster's cards while 68-Q had their own card with a small mention of 11-w.

But at least there was a bit more clarifying detail about Rachel's divinity splitting off. And the assessment of the Trap Sphere got me thinking... Louis 00-D said they got it from a wizard. The Extended Edition of ATC, I know for sure at least, at the end when the person offscreen is tossing food to Beckman - Patty in disbelief asks "Are you a wizard?" Wouldn't it be hilarious if this wizard Louis did business with was the 00-D version of Beckman? My first inclination was Zedekiah Spengler but... hmm.
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Easter eggs so far
*Cover A
**Appearing on the cover are:
***Dani Shpak
***Erin Gilbert from the 2016 movie.
***Winston Zeddemore from The Real Ghostbusters.
***Garrett Miller from Extreme Ghostbusters.
***Robo-Buster from Dimension 68-V.
***The Ghost Smasher's vehicle, seen back in Volume 1 Issue #13.
*Cover B
**The cover is a nod to Kenner's Classic Hero Ray packaging with Kylie Griffin as the toy.
**The orange KB Toys price tag is changed to "IDW 7 Cover B".
**Kylie, Pagan, and Braided Hair Ghost from The Real Ghostbusters are in place of Ray from The Real Ghostbusters and Wrapper Ghost.
**The cover artist's last name "Lattie" appears in place of "Kenner" and first name "Tim" in place of the trademark symbol "TM".
**The grammar is changed slightly from "I ain't 'fraid of no ghost" to "I ain't afraid of no ghost".
**"Ghostbusters Crossing Over" replaces "The Real Ghostbusters"
**The bottom of the packaging still has the "Action Zapping Ray with Nutrona Blaster"
**The Proton Pack has a purple proton stream instead of Ray's orange proton stream.
*Cover RI
**The cover features the Prime and 80-C teams.
**Winston has on the Proton Glove.
*What Came Before
**Mentioned are:
***The ghosts released in Issue #1.
***Containment Unit
***Makes light of the first paragraph being recycled from last issue.
***The call being answered in Issue #3.
***Tiamat
***The teams being mixed up in Issue #4.
***Encountering Rachel Unglighter in Issue #6.
***The Fire Goblins being trapped in Issue #6.
***Holtzmann being grabbed in Issue #5.
***Ron being injured at the end of Issue #5.
*Page 1
**In panel 3, by the oven is a Were-Chicken exactly like in Volume 1 Issue #2.
*Page 2
**The other Ghostbusters started shooting at the orphanage last issue.
**Peter forgives Holtzmann for the explosion in Issue #1.
**Peter also made a crack about Holtzmann's gray hairs on page 17 of Ghostbusters 101 #5.
*Page 3
**Peter does his Dah! yell.
**On panel 2, the chalkboard references several things exactly like in Volume 1 Issue #2:
***Chef Sargossa from Ghostbusters: The Video Game Stylized Versions.
***Hotel de Gustav from Ghostbusters: The Video Game Realistic Versions.
***Chicken Bane Soup from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Poultrygeist".
**On panel 3, the bottom part of the Chicken Bane Soup recipe can be seen.
*Page 4
**Bridget's instincts about the paranormal were noted in her Virtual Trading Card, released on March 20, 2018.
**Roland's confidence in the Ghostbusters' technology is a trait carried over from the Extreme Ghostbusters series.
**Peter alludes to when Egon 68-R and Roland detected traces of a Class 7 on page 3 of Issue #4.
*Page 5
**Ray 68-R alludes to Garrett battling the Hungry Manitou on the mental plane last issue.
*Page 6
**Ron mentions the Proton Grenades. He used them in Issue #5.
**In panel 4, Ray's hair is miscolored blonde - a nod to the animation errors on The Real Ghostbusters.
*Page 8
**In panel 3, on the rear of one of the caravans is Luis Delgado's 15 easter egg.
**Garrett uses full stream on the Manitou like the end of the Extreme Ghostbusters episode "Darkness at Noon, Part Two".
*Page 10
**Ray 68-R mentions his dimension's Janine and her recurring ghostbusting seen on The Real Ghostbusters.
***The Janines briefly met in Ghostbusters International #8.
*Page 11
**Abby refers to poet John Keats.
*Page 12
**In panel 2, once again, is the chess set from the movie "The Seventh Seal".
*Page 13
**Egon alludes to "The Seventh Seal" and several details of the movie.
*Page 14
**Death was previously trapped in a backpack by Egon's college friend Eugene Visitor and freed in Volume 1 Issue #15.
**The spectral bottleneck was a subject of the first volume of the ongoing series.
*Page 15
**In panel 2, once again, in the background is the Elsinore Castle from "Strange Brew" like in Issue #4.
*Page 16
**In panel 1, the street sign is still Kent Street, changed back from Kemp since Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters 2 Issue #3.
**In panel 1, on the right is Janine's car from the latter half of The Real Ghostbusters.
**Egon 68-E alludes to the incident in "The Fly", which was previously referenced in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters.
**Mike alludes to Walter Peck.
*Page 17
**In panel 1, the Containment Unit Monitor from The Real Ghostbusters episodes "When Halloween Was Forever" and "X-Mas Marks The Spot" is on the console by Zoe.
**In panel 2, the red screens and "Sorry this sneak peeks been slimed!" text behind Zoe are the default art for the sticker boxes from Diamond Publishing's The Real Ghostbusters Sticker Album.
*Page 19
**The Ghostbusters end up in the Collectors' Limbo, last seen in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters 2 Issue #1.
**Egon mentions when he detected Tiamat's signature in Issue #4 on page 4.
*Page 20
**The final page is similar to Ghostbusters Get Real #3, the antagonist appears to the teams in a giant form on the last page right before the finale.
*Page 21
**The 00-D designation was first revealed in the Virtual Trading Card #40, released on July 5, 2018.
**Mentioned in the memo are:
***Meeting the Ghostbusters 00-D in Issue #6.
***The Headless Horseman
***Central Park 00-D
***The Brothers Grimm
***Frederick Law Olmstead, the co-designer of Central Park.
****There appears to be an extraneous vertical bar before his name in the memo.
***Rachel Unglighter
***Koza'rai
***Gozer
***Defeating Koza'rai in Ghostbusters Displaced Aggression #4.
***Louis Tully 00-D
***Rachel meeting Louis 00-D was revealed Virtual Trading Cards #47 and 48, released on July 31 and August 2, 2018 respectively.
***Exorcising Peter 68-R and trapping the Horseman took place in Issue #6.
***Trap Sphere
***Rachel's warning to Ray was also in Issue #6.
**Rachel's photo is from Issue #6, page 16, panel 3.
**Louis' photo is from Issue #6, page 16, panel 3.
*Page 22
**Cover RI of Issue #8 is previewed instead of Cover A.
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Can I be the first to say
And who'd have thought Tiamat would have a sentimental side, letting Ron go like that?
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I think she sees him as a chaotic element in the prime dimension and worth giving a shot at survival. Plus, near death and no pack, not fun to play with like the others.
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By Sayscalled
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Pretty cool they acknowledged Peter forgiving Holtzmann for the explosion while he's talking down a ghost he's faced twice before. And the crack at her gray hair was a nice callback to 101
Wasn't the gray hair gag in the ATC movie?
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By mrmichaelt
#4910070
Okay, so on page 17
On those red static screens behind Zoe and co, there's text that says "Sorry this sneak peeks been slimed!"

Not ringing any bells for me yet...EDIT: It's from the Diamond Publishing's The Real Ghostbusters Sticker Album. The default art for the sticker boxes.
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Wasn't the gray hair gag in the ATC movie?
In 101 #5, after they trap Moby Dick, Holtzmann makes a crack they're old and Peter counters she shouldn't tease because he sees a couple grays among her blonde hair. I don't remember the gag in the ATC movie unless you're talking about Erin and Abby's hair going all white at the end.
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By Sayscalled
#4910071
Okay, so on page 17
On those red static screens behind Zoe and co, there's text that says "Sorry this sneak peeks been slimed!"

Not ringing any bells for me yet...
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Wasn't the gray hair gag in the ATC movie?
In 101 #5, after they trap Moby Dick, Holtzmann makes a crack they're old and Peter counters she shouldn't tease because he sees a couple grays among her blonde hair. I don't remember the gag in the ATC movie unless you're talking about Erin and Abby's hair going all white at the end.
That was what I was thinking. Totally forgot the comic reference. Forgive me.
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By *NormalGamer*
#4910088
The final 2 covers left to be unveiled are upon us! Crossing Over #8 Cover A and B.
https://www.previewsworld.com/SiteImage ... 071?type=1
https://www.previewsworld.com/SiteImage ... 072?type=1
On cover B, Is that Garrett on the steering wheel?
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By Ghostytheghost
#4910090
The final 2 covers left to be unveiled are upon us! Crossing Over #8 Cover A and B.
https://www.previewsworld.com/SiteImage ... 071?type=1
https://www.previewsworld.com/SiteImage ... 072?type=1
No joke, all of my CO issues have the cover like in this one's Cover A. Also, any idea what is homaged in Cover B?
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By mrmichaelt
#4910125
Neat, got the link or was that all the info there was?

EDIT: Oh, from theartofrgb.
https://www.pikview.com/media/BjwUYFXF1qU
Unproduced "Additional Vehicles" Kenner concept art.

First time sharing this but as today is "GHOSTBUSTERS DAY" I thought why not :) There isn't much to pick fault with here...It's an early piece of concept art from '86 which was created using reference material from the promo pilot for starters (check out "Bill Murray" Peter Venkman!)... but how about those vehicles? A modified Porsche speedster, a great looking motorbike and sidecar, a pre-ecto-2 helicopter (apparently piloted by a ghost) and that amazing A-Team like van with a massive proton cannon coming out of the roof!

The uniform red and white colour scheme used on this "fleet" of GB vehicles makes them look so awesome too, especially as they are shown speeding towards whatever evil they are about to face next.

In a way, this piece of artwork is probably where it all started for me as far as my interest in RGB design material is concerned.

The very first time I saw this piece was on one of the old GB sites back in the early 2000's and I was absolutely captivated by it. I had always loved the RGB toys having grown up with them (and everything else related to RGB) but that was the first time I had ever seen any behind the scenes "what if" design work for the line and it made me want to know and see more.
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By HauntedWallflower
#4910132
The final 2 covers left to be unveiled are upon us! Crossing Over #8 Cover A and B.
https://www.previewsworld.com/SiteImage ... 071?type=1
HA! I called Egon being the prominent one! Well, kinda sorta called it (The word was "hope"), but my point still stands.
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By mrmichaelt
#4910527
Tom revealed the Crossing Over trade will have a new cover by Dan and Luis and its off to the printers.
https://twitter.com/TomWaltz/status/1060281390292336640

Erik and Dan were on the Elseworlds Exchange Podcast.
https://youtu.be/v80kcDvVRRk
-At the 18:30-36 mark, Erik said the third TMNT/GB comic would be about getting the Ghostbusters into the Turtles' dimension.
-At the 20:21-36 mark, Dan said it took about 10 tries to get the look of the ATC Ghostbusters approved.
-At the 35:58-36:35 mark, Erik revealed he pitched a story he and Tom liked, but not approved yet, that involves the introduction of a new Ecto vehicle, a submarine.
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