Discuss the Ghostbusters Comic from IDW, as well as the now defunct Ghostbusters: Legion series.
By Bison256
#4934975
I know there's not really a way to explore it in a interesting way, but I wonder how close the "real ghost busters" back story was to what we're seeing in the year one comics.
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By mrmichaelt
#4935244
Erik Burnham mentioned the next #1 of a series with his name on it won't release until 2021. He didn't specify what comic it was but I guess brace thy selves after Year One #4 releases in July...
https://twitter.com/erikburnham/status/ ... 2121769984

IDW issued a press release for it's releases May 27 to August 26. Year One #4 is confirmed to release on July 1. The Year One trade paperback's release is now to be determined (you can also see its TBD on Amazon). The 3rd Spectral Shenanigans TPB that was set for November is also now TBD on Amazon.
https://www.idwpublishing.com/idw-revea ... mmer-2020/

TF/GB took five months after the last issue came out. Same with 35th Anniv. So I would guess we'll see the Year One trade on December 2.

EDIT: Nope, I was way off. Year One TPB set for October 7 now.
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By *NormalGamer*
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I wonder if the next number one is a afterlife tie in? I have the IDW writers read afterlife's final script?
That's pretty much my guess, too. And the IDW team did read the script last year, If I recall.
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By *NormalGamer*
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First pages of Year One #4 at last.
https://books.apple.com/us/book/ghostbu ... 1519329832

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Third page: Wonder what happened to the Firehouse? I guess knowing Egon, seems something must been going on.
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By Kingpin
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Third page: Wonder what happened to the Firehouse? I guess knowing Egon, seems something must been going on.
Egon may have also been testing some new equipment developed in the winding down period after the Containment Unit blew, before he went to work at the university with Ray.
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By robbritton
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More and more I get the feeling that... (it’s not really a spoiler, but I’ll use the tags on the offchance I’m right!)
...Rebecca is either working for the city to pin the blame for Central Park west on the Ghostbusters, or that her article will be the reason the city takes action against them. It was a niggle in issue one, but it just grows and grows...
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By mrmichaelt
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More and more I get the feeling that... (it’s not really a spoiler, but I’ll use the tags on the offchance I’m right!)
...Rebecca is either working for the city to pin the blame for Central Park west on the Ghostbusters, or that her article will be the reason the city takes action against them. It was a niggle in issue one, but it just grows and grows...
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I think the latter. Her book is too thorough and the city saw a way to use the content in it to pin things on the Ghostbusters and sue them. But I did like
Egon's explanation about why the ECU went boom. But more thoughts on Wednesday from me.
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By Fritz
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Here is Spook Central's preview for Year One #4. Releases July 1st!
https://www.facebook.com/spookcentralgb ... &__tn__=-R
Interesting to me that the Retail Incentive cover has been changed. As of right now the original version is still up at Diamond's web site:
https://previewsworld.com/Catalog/FEB200707

It's been redrawn from a GB2 era version of Janine to a more RGB Season 1 looking one. Which I can't help but approve of.
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By mrmichaelt
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Interesting to me that the Retail Incentive cover has been changed. As of right now the original version is still up at Diamond's web site:
https://previewsworld.com/Catalog/FEB200707

It's been redrawn from a GB2 era version of Janine to a more RGB Season 1 looking one. Which I can't help but approve of.
Correct. And the GB2 mug was replaced with a regular coffee mug and a RGB Thermos was placed on the table. Lattie has said in the past he submits at least 2 versions and IDW picks. I guess some wires got crossed and Diamond put the wrong one in the solicit.
The redesign has also made it obvious her watch is a Real Ghostbusters Peter Venkman lenticular "haunted watch".
Yup, back when you just had to mail in three proofs of purchase.
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By Peter Venkman Jr.
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Made my pre-order with Midtown comics today, looking forward to reading this issue. I had a blast reading the other issues in this story arc so I am pretty stoked to read the last issue and see what Egon has to say.
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By mrmichaelt
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YEAR ONE #4

The Interview
Like last issue, appreciated how Erik figured out a way to get Winston into the issue since the flashback was before his hire. I loved that he quickly warned Rebecca about Peter's prank.

Makes sense Egon agreed to the book deal to fund repairs to the Firehouse and Containment Unit. But I wonder for this canon, how far they got or didn't once they got hit with the lawsuit and subpoena.

Egon's answer about why he got interested in ghosts and parapsychology was interesting enough. I guess the world is pretty damn lucky he didn't get interested in something else like aliens or Bigfoot. lol.

I dug how they addressed the conditions for the Containment Unit blowing up. It wasn't just the shut down but it was the influence of the Shandor Building's roof pulling the near capacity amount of ghosts out at once that made the big explosion. Basically once the unit was shutdown, the safeguards were dropped so the pull of the Shandor Building was so strong it forcibly yanked all those ghosts at once with explosvie results.

Egon's glare and "thanks for bringing that up, Winston" was hilarious. :D
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Slimer's 1st Escape
Takes place between the end of the Sedgewick bust and the montage. Check.

I love how Slimer continues to be the ghost that escapes containment the most in the IDW comics. lol. Janine's reaction to the $5000 bill was priceless. Gotta love when there's banter between Peter and Janine.

I also chuckled at Egon saying "I'm too excited to eat." It totally reminded me of when Egon's monotone delivery when he told Winston he was enjoying himself at the birthday party in "Slimer, Come Home". And I think we all knew Egon officially jinxed it when he said they were on the verge of a clean sweep of functional equipment.

It was pretty neat the recapture wasn't in the Firehouse and instead, we got to see a little of Tribeca. Ray, offscreen, ran off to the Square Diner at Varick and Leonard while Egon followed Slimer to the Tribeca Park on Beach Street. And as Egon admits, it was dumb luck there was a guy with pizza in the park to distract Slimer's focus. But I guess it was dumb luck, too, in the montage when Ray walked up back to street level from 16 East 63rd Street with a smoking trap or when Egon came out of 122 Mulberry Street alone with a smoking Trap (the 2nd Joe Medjuck cameo).
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That Ending
Wow, that was a little cruel. After that long wait, we get a mystery for an ending, lmao. So was this entity a new character or someone we already met. Was it alluding to events that happened in the comics like his death in GBI or being targeted by Death in Crossing Over or setting up the next mini-series? Egon in peril again, oh man. Tbh, I was thinking the last pages were going to reveal Slimer was hiding in the Firehouse and Egon tries to catch him alone then he escapes and slimes Peter on the way out. :D

I chuckled to see Erik got in that bit with Peter quipping about how nasty Times Square was in the 70s and 80s before urban renewal. :D
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Easter Eggs so far
*Cover A
**The cover features Egon and the Subway Ghost.
**The cover recreates scenes from the first movie:
***Egon using his Twinkie metaphor in Chapter 15: E.P.A. Man.
***Egon reading about trepanation, Peter mentioned his aborted attempt in Chapter 3: "Get Her!"
****The image is a "redesign" of Dan Schoening's earliest fan art on his Deviant art account.
*Cover B
**On the cover is:
***Egon's stethoscope is draped down the middle of the cover.
***A card at the top mentions a Issue #18 (November 1983) of bimonthly journal associated with the New York Botanical Gardens.
***Under the card are two articles about mycology, another nod to Egon's hobby.
***The top part of the Omni issue seen in Chapter 14: Welcome Aboard is at the top of the cover.
***Janine's phone references:
****The Ghostbusters' 555-2368 phone number seen in Chapter 7: Fried Eggs & Zuul.
****The Containment Unit.
***Under the phone is a paper on trepanation, another nod to Chapter 3: "Get Her!"
***The file photo is of Egon in his blue lab coat from the commercial in Chapter 7: Fried Eggs & Zuul.
***The file references the Firehouse's 18 N Moore Street address.
***The number on file, 227-600X is a reference to ?
***The blue bottle and contents are a nod to Egon asking Louis for a sample of his brain in Chapter 28: Crossing Streams.
***A Post It note from Janine mentions Egon's Fungus of the Month is coming in mid-November, a nod to his fungus hobby.
***Next to the Post It is Egon's Casio Micro-Mini Calculator from Chapter 4: Terminated.
***1984, the year of the first movie, is on the screen of the Micro-Mini Calculator.
***Next to the calculator is a photo is Egon's "I got it!" scene with Joe Medjuck in the montage in Chapter 14: Welcome Aboard.
***Above the photo is a Slinkie, a nod to Egon's anecdote in Ghostbusters II Chapter 5: Investigating Oscar.
***A Twinkie, first seen in Chapter 15: E.P.A. Man.
***The big jar contains mold, another nod to Egon's hobby.
***A Trap is under the desk.
***Slimer's ectoplasm is throughout the cover.
*Cover RI
**The cover had several nods to Ghostbusters II:
***In the solicit version of the cover, Janine is in her dress from Chapter 16: Vigo 101.
***In the actual cover, Janine's outfit is based on one of her animated counterpart's stock outfits from the initial run of The Real Ghostbusters.
***Egon is in his vest and tie from Chapter 1: Start.
***On the wall is the Vigo portrait.
***In the solicit version of the cover, Egon is holding the Ghostbusters Mug.
***In the actual cover, Egon is holding a regular white mug but next to his Twinkie is the red Thermos from the 1985 Ghostbusters logo lunch box.
**There is a Twinkie on a plate by Egon and a P.K.E. Meter next to him on the seat.
**Janine is wearing a The Real Ghostbusters Flicky Flasher Watch from 1988.
*Page 1
**The issue starts features a new part of Rebecca's conversation with Janine in Issue #3 at the Empire Diner.
***Janine is wearing the modified version of the outfit from her first appearance in Chapter 8: "Bug-Eyes Thing".
**Janine alludes to trying to get to know Egon like when she asked him what his hobby was at the end of Chapter 8.
**Panels 4 to 6 features a new part Rebecca's interview with Ray at the American Society for Psychical Research building, on 5 W. 73rd Street near The Dakota, in Issue #2.
***They are in the library on the upper floor.
***Ray's outfit is visually based on one also worn by Clifford Skridlow in "Dr. Detroit" when Smooth Walker and his girls take out on the town.
**Ray alludes to the New York Public Library.
**Ray talks about when they were walking through Columbia University after the first encounter with the Library ghost, seen at the end of Chapter 3.
***Ray partially quotes Egon's line, "According to these new readings, I think we have an excellent chance of actually catching a ghost and holding it indefinitely."
***Ray alludes to when Peter gave Egon a Crunch bar.
**Panels 7 to 9 features a new part of Rebecca's interview with Peter at Central Park in Issue #3.
***Peter refers to Egon's diet of junk food like the Twinkie in the first movie.
**Peter mentions HG Huges, a nod to Chapter 3 when Peter recalled Egon tried to drill a hole in his head. Hugo Bart Huges was a Dutch librarian and a proponent of trepenation.
*Page 2
**Winston's outfit is visually based on one worn by Ernie Hudson's character Sergeant Tremaine "Night Train" Lane in the 1986 NBC series, "The Last Precinct".
**Winston mentions the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and the final battle in the first movie.
*Page 3
**It is revealed the Firehouse is still in disrepair from when Peck had the containment grid shut down.
**Officer Mike is visually based on Jonathan Perpich's character Sergeant Price Pascall, also from the series "The Last Precinct".
***Mike's name badge reads "P Pascall," another nod to Perpich.
***Mike's license plate is 1984, a nod to the year the first movie came out.
*Page 4
**Winston alludes to when the Containment Unit detonated in Chapter 21: Out of Biz.
**Winston mentions the First Precinct of the New York Police Department. The precinct covers southern Manhattan, including the World Trade Center, SOHO, Tribeca, and Wall Street.
**Egon is using the Gamma Rate Meter, famously used after Gozer vanishes in Chapter 26: Gozer.
**Egon is in his gray sweater outfit like in Chapter 15 E.P.A. Man.
*Page 5
**In panel 2, Rebecca starts using her 1982 Sony AM/FM Radio Microcassette Recorder M-80 in Metallic Navy Blue.
**Rebecca alludes to the Containment Unit blowing as soon as the grid was shut down in Chapter 21.
*Page 6
**Egon mentions Gozer.
**In panel 2, Winston mentions Egon's Twinkie analogy from Chapter 15. It was discussed on page 9 of Issue #1.
**Egon mentions the Containment Unit was pushing capacity. He mentioned that in Chapter 15.
**Egon refers to the Shandor building as a magnet to the ghosts.
**Egon alludes to Walter Peck and his shut off order in Chapter 15.
**Rebecca mentions the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and when it was blown up in Chapter 28: Crossing Streams.
*Page 7
**Egon refers to the capture of Slimer at the Sedgewick Hotel in Chapter 13 "Nice Shootin', Tex."
**Egon refers to Chapter 11 "We Got One!" when the Hotel manager revealed the original staff all knew about Slimer and its history of disturbances.
**The last panel recreates when Ecto-1 parked in front of the Sedgewick Hotel in Chapter 11.
*Page 8
**In panel 1, to Ray's right is the Man at the Elevator from Chapter 11.
**Also in panel 1, in the background between Egon and Peter is the Hotel manager.
**Peter brings up when Egon looked in the Trap in Chapter 13 as they captured Slimer.
**Janine is in the outfit she wore in Chapter 11.
**Peter alludes to all the damage they did to the Alhambra Ballroom in Chapter 13.
*Page 9
**Peter's invoice references when he gave to the bill in Chapter 13, entrapment for $4000 and a special on proton charging and storage cost $1000.
**Peter mentions the Canal Street Station, a subway station whose entrance is near Canal and Broadway.
**Ray alludes to when their dinner of Chinese takeout was interrupted by the first call in Chapter 11.
*Page 10
**The table in the basement is essentially as it looks in Chapter 14 and 15.
*Page 11
**Egon mentions the field might not have been properly neutronized. That was one of the steps Ray taught Winston in Chapter 14.
*Page 12
**The prototype Proton Grenade is visually based on ?
**Slimer steals the prototype Proton Grenade. On page 10 of last issue, Peter mentions Egon was talking about upgrading to grenades.
*Page 13
**In panel 1, under the window on the right is Luis Delagdo's 15 easter egg on a sticker.
**Egon reveals shooting the Proton Grenade would be effectively crossing the streams.
**The Aura-Video Analyzer's tower briefly appears.
**In panel 4, on the table is:
***A Budweiser, what Ray drinks in Chapter 9: The 1st Customer and Chapter 11 "We Got One!".
***A Wise Potato Chips bag. In the movie, one was in Peter's office in Chapter 15.
***Rebecca correctly recalls it took the three Ghostbusters to catch Slimer in Chapter 13.
*Page 14
**In panel 1, on the refrigerator are newspaper clippings that are actually reviews for the first movie:
***The June 10, 1984 Michigan Daily article "In search of ghosts..."
***A Halloween 1984 showtime ad from a California newspaper of children in costumes bearing the Ghostbusters' logo and the headline "Give The Little Monsters What They Deserve"
***The foldout manual from the Spectrum Game Cassette version of Ghostbusters: The Computer Game.
***The image of the Temple of Gozer from the foldout manual of Ghostbusters: The Computer Game.
**Egon eats Cheez Its like in Chapter 9.
**Slimer flies to Tribeca Park, a small triangular park on Beach Street steps from the Firehouse.
**In panel 2, the man with the pizza spooked by Slimer was also one of the men spooked at the hot dog cart in Chapter 21: Out of Biz.
*Page 15
**In panel 1, behind Slimer is the American Thread Building at 260 West Broadway. By 1981, the building was converted to lofts.
*Page 16
**Egon mentions the Sedgewick Hotel and the bust in Chapter 13.
*Page 17
**Rebecca brings up when he looked in the Trap in Chapter 13.
**In panel 3 are the three arcades Missile Command, Star Castle, and Star Gazer, seen in Chapter 11.
**Egon mentions the Square Diner. It is a vintage train-car diner located at Varick and Leonard Street that specializes in Greek and American dining.
**In panel 5, by the Budweiser can is a Blody, first advertised in The Real Ghostbusters episode "The Halloween Door".
*Page 18
**The swirl of pink P.K.E. is reminiscent to when the ghosts escaped the Containment Unit in Chapter 21.
*Page 19
**The entity warns Egon his doom is coming. This could be in reference to his death in Ghostbusters International Issue #7.
*Page 20
**In panel 3, Peter is in his purple sweater from Chapter 7: Fried Eggs & Zuul when Ray arrives with the car.
**In panel 4, the video store across the street references ?
**Peter mentions Times Square and alludes to its infamous history as Slime Square, the epicenter of pornography and prostitution, until it was cleaned up in the mid-1990s by Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

To be identified

1. Cover B: A card at the top mentions a Issue #18 (November 1983) of bimonthly journal associated with

2. Cover B: The number on file, 227-600X is a reference to ?

3. Page 12: The prototype Proton Grenade is visually based on?

4. Page 13: Panel 1, the civilians are visually based on ?

5. Page 13: What flavor/era is the Wise Chips bag from? 1950s?

6. Page 20: In panel 4, the video store across the street references ?
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By *NormalGamer*
#4936549
Without spoiling it, is the ending a reference to afterlife? If so its so vague I don't see the point.
Depending on what's to come in GB Afterlife, this last issue could probably lay the groundwork for it; especially since the movie centers around Egon for the most part. Guess well find out answers when it comes out next year.
By joezlo
#4936562
I totally think is is an illusion to something in Afterlife. I already tweeted Burnham with a compliment & a question. Maybe he'll respond. (Its also coming out GB 1 showings will include something regarding Afterlife. All these day movements and alignments are either pure chance or Corps really trying to make something special out of this bizarre world situation.
By Bison256
#4936566
I totally think is is an illusion to something in Afterlife. I already tweeted Burnham with a compliment & a question. Maybe he'll respond. (Its also coming out GB 1 showings will include something regarding Afterlife. All these day movements and alignments are either pure chance or Corps really trying to make something special out of this bizarre world situation.
Ghostbusters 101 came out about 9 month after the reboot, I wouldn't be surprised if they were/are working on a tie in story already. Considering the delay it might be kind of cool if it comes out at the same time as afterlife. I'm still wondering how they'll connect afterlife with the main comic story considering how the timelines don't work together.
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By janeb984
#4936579
Without spoiling it, is the ending a reference to afterlife? If so its so vague I don't see the point.
I have to admit that that was the impression I got.
If it is, then that is very exciting to me! I guess that means Burnham does know details about afterlife, even though he said he didn't.

Now I'm suspicious that new comics are done, but CAN'T be released until after the movie.
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