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IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters: Mass Hysteria is an oversized, deluxe hardcover edition that collects all 20 issues of the second volume of the ongoing Ghostbusters series, and includes all backup stories and an art gallery. [1] It features an introduction by Dan Aykroyd.

DescriptionEdit

The Ghostbusters have been spirited away by some dastardly demons from another dimension, leaving their rescue, and the day-to-day busting of ghosts, to the New Ghostbusters! All the while, a new god has taken notice of Earth and her chaotic presence promises unheard of catastrophe for New York City. Featuring a new introduction by Dan Aykroyd, Mass Hysteria collects the last 20 issues of the ongoing Ghostbusters series written by Erik Burnham with art by Dan Schoening, plus an art gallery and backup stories.

The CoversEdit

The front cover is a bird's eye look at a Trap. The inside front cover is a perspective of looking up the Trap opening from the inside. Page 1 is the perspective of looking into the Trap. Page 464 shows a Trap circuit board. The interior back cover is the Trap schematic. The back cover is the underside of the Trap.

This trade paperback collects:

Volume TwoEdit

Cover GalleryEdit

  • Page 447
    • Issue #20 Cover RI
  • Page 448
    • Issue #1 Covers A, B, C, and D
  • Page 449
    • Issue #1 Subscription Cover
    • Issue #2 Cover A and RI
    • Issue #3 Regular Cover
  • Page 450
    • Issue #4 Cover A
    • Issue #5 Cover A
    • Issue #6 Cover A
    • Issue #7 Cover A
  • Page 451
    • Issue #8 Regular Cover and Cover RI
    • Issue #9 Cover A
    • Issue #10 Regular Cover
  • Page 452
    • Issue #11 Cover A
    • Issue #12 Cover A
    • Issue #13 Cover A
    • Issue #14 Cover A
  • Page 453
    • Issue #15 Regular Cover
    • Issue #16 Regular Cover
    • Issue #17 Regular Cover
    • Issue #18 Regular Cover
  • Page 454
    • Issue #19 Regular Cover
    • Volume 6 Front Cover
    • Issue #20 Regular Cover front and back combined
  • Page 455
  • Page 456
    • Issue #1 Cover RI
    • Issue #3 Cover RI
    • Issue #4 Cover RI
    • Issue #5 Cover RI
  • Page 457
    • Issue #6 Cover B
    • Issue #7 Cover B
    • Issue #9 Cover B
    • Issue #11 Cover B
  • Page 458
    • Issue #12 Cover B
    • Issue #13 Cover RI
    • Issue #14 Subscription Cover
    • Issue #20 Subscription Cover
  • Page 459
    • Issue #13 Subscription Cover
    • Issue #15 Subscription Cover
    • Issue #16 Subscription Cover
    • Issue #18 Subscription Cover
  • Page 460
    • Issue #19 Subscription Cover
    • Issue #13 Cover B
    • Issue #14 Cover RI
    • Issue #15 Cover RI
  • Page 461
    • Issue #16 Cover RI
    • Issue #17 Cover RI
    • Issue #18 Cover RI
    • Issue #19 Cover RI
  • Page 462: The Harold Ramis Tribute
  • Page 463: The classic No Ghost logo

DevelopmentEdit

On January 30, 2015, Erik Burnham confirmed the Mass Hysteria hardcover, it would collect all of Volume 2 and have an introduction by Dan Aykroyd. [2]

On July 18, 2015, Dan Schoening posted the art used as the background on the credits page, populated with some of the ghosts from Volume 2. It also includes a full view of the Constable Ghost who is blocked out in the hardcover. [3]

On July 20, 2015, Dan Schoening posted the Trap schematics art seen on the interior of the back cover. [4]

TriviaEdit

  • The Diamond Order Code is APR150364.
  • Page Two
  • Page Three
    • In the upper left corner is a bag of Wise Potato Chips seen in the first movie and sporadically in the ongoing series.
    • The calculator is left on four digits to spell out Zuul.
  • Page Four
  • Page Five
    • As noted before, the introduction was written by Dan Aykroyd
    • In the introduction, Aykroyd acknowledges Ivan Reitman, the late Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, and John Daveikis, who helped with concept art when the Ghost Smashers was first pitched to Reitman.
    • The picture of Ray is from Issue #19 Page 4 Panel 2 and is flipped horizontally.
  • There are three covers omitted from the hardcover
    • Issue #1 Second Printing
      • Technically, the placement of covers on page 448 simulates it.
    • Issue #10 Subscription Cover
    • Issue #17 Subscription Cover

ReferencesEdit

  1. Amazon listing
  2. erikburnham Tweet 1/30/15
  3. Dapperpomade Tweet 7/18/15
  4. Dapperpomade Tweet 7/20/15

See AlsoEdit

GalleryEdit

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