Discuss the Ghostbusters Comic from IDW, as well as the now defunct Ghostbusters: Legion series.
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By mrmichaelt
#4903181
2/15: Diamond posted the #4 RI cover of Abby.
https://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/NOV170467

Hm, I think that might be from Chapter 8, right before Mayhem chases Patty in the mannequin.

Corin posted a WIP of Erin wrestling a giant bug.
https://twitter.com/Rin237/status/964246518835437569

2/19: Corin worked on backgrounds and Patty today.
https://twitter.com/Rin237/status/965626680130850816
https://twitter.com/Rin237/status/965628925895495680
https://twitter.com/Rin237/status/965689397764030464

2/22: Trade is set for June 20.
https://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/MAR180446

Corin posted a WIP.
https://twitter.com/Rin237/status/966721863828242436

2/23: Finished page of the GBs opening fire.
https://twitter.com/TomWaltz/status/967234289052995584

WIP of Holtzmann plummeting.
https://twitter.com/TomWaltz/status/967233067499663363

2/24: Corin is halfway through work on #5.
https://twitter.com/Rin237/status/967552351006490624

3/8: Corin posted a WIP of a happy Erin.
https://twitter.com/Rin237/status/971797837188157442

3/9: Corin posted a WIP of Patty.
https://twitter.com/Rin237/status/972200686304849922

And a shot of them getting knocked off their feet (the final battle?)
https://twitter.com/Rin237/status/972243005720670208
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By mrmichaelt
#4904064
3/12: February sales are in and ATC #3 came in at 4115. Issue #2 was 4,484 units sold and #1 was 6287.

Corin posted a WIP of someone partially destroyed-ish -- probably Kruger.
https://twitter.com/Rin237/status/973313996353884160

3/13: Corin posted a WIP of Abby telling off above figure.
https://twitter.com/Rin237/status/973650193232093185

3/14: Tom posted colored art of Kruger.
https://twitter.com/TomWaltz/status/974083964078981120

3/15: Corin has a page and a half left.
https://twitter.com/Rin237/status/974427384937107457
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By Fritz
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#4904216
Preview for ATC #4
https://www.facebook.com/pg/GBReboot/ph ... 3011799126
Interesting that they appear to have changed the Funko cover. The Funko cover this issue was originally solicited with had the original Ghostbusters on it--now it's Holtzmann and the ATC ECTO-1. Which of course is far more appropriate to an ATC comic. (After all, the IDW Ghostbusters had a full Funko one-shot all of their own.)
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By mrmichaelt
#4904219
The Funko cover this issue was originally solicited with had the original Ghostbusters on it--now it's Holtzmann and the ATC ECTO-1. Which of course is far more appropriate to an ATC comic. (After all, the IDW Ghostbusters had a full Funko one-shot all of their own.)
Correct. Tom posted the updated cover on February 13. Scroll up the page, I should have posted about it here around that time.

Corin Howell posted a WIP of buildings -- looks like the team walking off into the sunset kinda ending.
https://twitter.com/Rin237/status/974748283309576193

A WIP of a happy Kevin suited up.
https://twitter.com/Rin237/status/974772117660143616

And Corin Howell is done.
https://twitter.com/Rin237/status/974785843473862656
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By mrmichaelt
#4904389
ATC #4

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That's pretty neat the solution turned out to mirror Winston's plan in "Mr. Sandman, Dream Me a Dream" - control the dream.

Interesting twist they all briefly met in their teens in this continuity but blocked out the memory because of the explosion.

Funniest bit was Abby revealing her soup obsession was a memory implanted by Holtzmann.

Makes sense Kruger's plan was pasting the Nightmare-Scape, that he can control, onto the physical plane and therefore become a god.

My only nitpick was the No Ghost logo on page 8. Dah! :P

It will be amusing if they lure Kruger to St. Paul's to severely weaken him by detonating Holtzmann's prototype.
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*Cover A
**The cover is a nod to Indiana Jones.
**Egon's spores, molds, and fungus line from the 1984 movie is referenced.
*Cover B
**The solicit version featured the 1984 Ghostbusters in thier Ecto-1 chasing Slimer.
**The cover features Funko Holtzmann in Ecto-1.
*Cover RI
**The cover is Abby in Chapter 8 of the 2016 movie when the team splits up in Stonebrook Theatre.
*Page 2
**Revealed last issue, Abby's fear is of clowns.
*Page 3
**Revealed last issue, Erin's fear of bees manifests.
***The fear may be a nod to a blooper from the 2016 movie. When a Zhu's Authentic Hong Kong Food exterior scene was filmed, Kristin Wiig was startled by a bee.
*Page 7
**Abby alludes to the Zhu's soup she obsessively orders constantly is part of a memory implanted by Holtzmann.
*Page 8
**The ladies discuss the Nightmare-Scape from Issue #2 and the start of Issue #3.
**Holtzmann mentions Brighton Beach, a neighborhood in Brooklyn near Coney Island known for its tight-knit Russian and Eastern European communities.
*Page 9
**Holtzmann mentions Kruger's journal from last issue.
**The strategy of controlling the dream was also the key to victory in The Real Ghostbusters episode "Mr. Sandman, Dream Me a Dream".
*Page 10
**This continuity places teenage Erin and Abby in New York City.
***The Ghosts From Our Past River Press Edition previously revealed they met and attended high school in Battle Creek, Michigan. They didn't go investigate their first haunted site until sophomore year at the University of Michigan after X-Files premiered on September 10.
*Page 11
**Still covered up is the Ghost Zamboni from Issue #1.
*Page 12
**St. Paul's is an Episcopal chapel located at 209 Broadway, between Fulton Street and Vesey Street, in Lower Manhattan.
*Page 13
**Teen Erin is wearing a KISS shirt.
*Page 15
**Holtzmann echoes Dr. Frankenstein's "It's alive!" line.
*Page 19
**The Three Musketeers' "One for all and all for one!" creed is used.
*Page 20
**Erin and Abby say the same thing at the same time, a callback to the Stonebrook Theatre case in the 2016 movie.
*Page 21
**Cover B of Issue #5 is previewed instead of Cover A.
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By mrmichaelt
#4904679
Issue #5's release date has moved from April 11 to May 9.

Aside from the usual Diamond stuff, Howell finished on March 16. I didn't expect the April 11 date to hold since the lettering and coloring needed to be done, then the comic printed then shipped to the States, etc. Early May makes better sense.

EDIT: Tom Waltz posted a clown panel.
https://twitter.com/TomWaltz/status/979888627864936450
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By mrmichaelt
#4904910
4/9: March sales are in and ATC #4 did 3992.
http://www.comichron.com/monthlycomicss ... 18-03.html

ATC #1 was 6387, #2 was 4484, #3 was 4115.

4/10: Diamond posted the RI cover for #5. When Erin stepped into the paranormal studies lab.
https://www.previewsworld.com/SiteImage ... 471?type=1
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By mrmichaelt
#4905491
ATC #5

Main Story
Makes sense Erin would find Abby in the Nightmare-Scape given they're best buds and Patty would end up in the St. Paul's Chapel first since she seemed to have the most regret over the incident. Clever plan to ambush Kruger in their memory to weaken him enough for Kevin, of all people, to trap him on the physical plane. Good thing Kruger totally discounted the secretary like Sandman did in RGB.

All in all, an okay mini-series. I'd give it a B at most. I'm on the fence if I'd want another or since we have Crossing Over going on - let one of the other parallel universe teams have their own like RGB, EGB, etc. at some point. But for now, glad this series finally got to conclude after all the delays.
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*Cover A
**The cover features Erin in her professor outfit from the movie.
**One of Peter's line "Hairless pets. Weird." in the episode of The World of the Psychic from Ghostbusters II is quoted.
**Ira, who appears at the end of The World of the Psychic, makes a cameo.
*Cover RI
**The cover is Erin in Chapter 2 of the 2016 movie when she went to Abby and Holtzmann's lab.
*Page 1
**The fears from Answer The Call Issue #2 are mentioned:
***Abby's fear of clowns and none of her life as a Ghostbuster was real.
***Patty's fear of creepy dolls and being alone.
***Erin's fear of bees, public speaking, and being a complete failure nobody believes.
***Holtzmann's fear of corporate America, conforming, and not being able to create.
**Abby's description has a typo at the end - "and be a Ghostbusters" instead of "and be a Ghostbuster"
**Holtzmann's craving for scrambled eggs is a nod to her discovery about the Dream Machine's capabilities in Answer The Call Issue #2.
*Page 5
**Erin is back in her professor outfit from the movie.
*Page 13
**Holtzmann quotes the "Yipee-kiyay!" catch phrase from "Die Hard".
**Holtzmann alludes to Hans Gruber, the villain from "Die Hard", who quoted McClane's catch phrase as he fell to his death.
*Page 16
**The Ghostbusters are no longer wearing the Dream Machine head bands in the real world.
*Page 19
**Like in The Real Ghostbusters episode "Mr. Sandman, Dream Me a Dream", the antagonist discounts the secretary who then helps capture him.
*Page 20
**Kevin alludes to Ecto-1 and Ecto-2.
**Erin alludes to Kevin unplugging his phone in Issue #2.
**Holtzmann brings up the scrambled eggs she made with the Dream Machine in Issue #3 that only she and Abby liked.
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By HauntedWallflower
#4905497
I decided not to talk about this series until I'd read it all. And I'll just say, I loved it from start to finish. Oops, excuse me, I mean, "finish." Cos a Ghostbuster's work is never finished. It was a heartwarming series and I loved how, not only was it funny and Ghostbuster-ish, it strengthened the team' s bonds with each other. Something we don't see enough of with the Primes. And another thing we don't get enough of with the Primes, fully acknowledging the secretary as 100% part of the team.
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By Lee FW
#4905502
I decided not to talk about this series until I'd read it all. And I'll just say, I loved it from start to finish. Oops, excuse me, I mean, "finish." Cos a Ghostbuster's work is never finished. It was a heartwarming series and I loved how, not only was it funny and Ghostbuster-ish, it strengthened the team' s bonds with each other. Something we don't see enough of with the Primes. And another thing we don't get enough of with the Primes, fully acknowledging the secretary as 100% part of the team.
Completely echo these sentiments, wasn't a ground breaking story but was a pleasure to read and always fun to get more of these characters.

My one issue is it didn't feel like it needed 5 parts but this could be more to do with the long drawn out and delayed release schedule that definitely ruined the momentum a little. Will give them a re-read in one sitting and see if I feel the same.
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By robbritton
#4905530
I’ve enjoyed it throughout, and was both glad to see the ATC team totally able to carry a solo story, and also a creative team able to capture the spirit of the movie the way Erik and Dan have previously been the only ones really able to do. I hope to see more Ghostbusters from Kelly and Corin soon, be it ATC or otherwise!

That said, one more here for lamenting the scheduling issues. It seems Ghostbusters as a whole can’t get a break when it comes to getting comics in shops.
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By Alphagaia
#4905531
Yeah, I really liked the darker artstyle when compared to clean, more cartoony yet very detailed drawings of Erik and Dan. Both styles a nice, I just prefer the grittier tone.
Nice story, perhaps not as deep as it could have been, but fun backgroundstories, and a great villain. Here's hoping for more!
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By zeta otaku
#4905548
Overall I enjoyed it, but yeah... the delays DEFINITELY killed the momentum. I really hope we get a second comic with this crew as I'm seeing how the team evolves more. It was pretty cool seeing a relatively new team take on a threat this large. The originals are seasoned and prepared for ALMOST any situation. The ATC crew is still developing their tech and team skills, so this whole adventure felt fresh.
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By robbritton
#4905572
I hope to see more Ghostbusters from Kelly and Corin soon, be it ATC or otherwise!
I don't know about Kelly Thompson because I recall she signed an exclusive to Marvel back in January and on her Twitter, she basically said she's not doing any more Ghostbusters any time soon.
That’s a shame. I hope at least it’s just a ‘moving on to better things’ rather than frustration at the delays killing the excitement. Either way, I’m glad we had them for this one run.
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By DarkSpectre
#4905582
Picked up issue 5 over the weekend. Not a bad series. I don't think it need 5 issues though. Liked the writing for the most part, art, verdict is still out. I still feel that the main prime series is the better of 2 but for serious fans of the ATC universe it's a good series.
By Seth Rex
#4905597
Picked up issue 5 over the weekend. Not a bad series. I don't think it need 5 issues though. Liked the writing for the most part, art, verdict is still out. I still feel that the main prime series is the better of 2 but for serious fans of the ATC universe it's a good series.
To be fair, the prime series has had more time to flesh out its characters and story arcs. I think we need a bit more time with the ATC crew and to give them some more to do so we can get more inside their heads and see their daily routines. At most right now, we have them interacting with the Prime crew, and now their first real solo adventure beyond their origin story.
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By robbritton
#4909680
How did I manage to miss that Erin’s fear of bees comes from the ATC gag reel when Kristen Wiig is chased by a bee outside the HQ?! It seemed such an odd thing to add, but it was right in front of me the whole time!
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