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Ghostbusters 2-14 is the fourteenth issue in the second volume of the ongoing Ghostbusters comic book series by IDW Publishing. It is the second issue of the Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary 8-issue maxi-event, "MASS HYSTERIA!"

PlotEdit

The embodiment of chaos has taken an interest in earth, and the physical laws of the universe are beginning to come apart at the seams. When Newtonian physics falter in New York City and weirdness is on the rise, you know who's gonna get called... "Mass Hysteria!" continues here! [3]

CastEdit

Part Two: Down Is UpEdit

Winston Zeddemore

Tiyah Zeddemore

Mr. & Mrs. Zeddemore

Mr. & Mrs. Clarke

Janine Melnitz

Peter Venkman

Ray Stantz

Egon Spengler

Dana Barrett

Kylie Griffin

Special Agent Melanie Ortiz

Marduk

Tiamat

Gozer

Talking Pigeons

EquipmentEdit

Part Two: Down Is UpEdit

P.K.E. Meter

Giga meter

Slime Scooper

KUD meter

Ghost Taser

  • Mentioned only

EnvironmentalEdit

Part Two: Down Is UpEdit

Blood Rain

LocationsEdit

Part Two: Down Is UpEdit

Central Park

Loeb Boathouse

Firehouse

Pequod's

Columbus Circle

AOL Time Warner Center

Waltz-Partington Hotel

Dana's Apartment

DevelopmentEdit

On November 21, 2013, in an interview, the A and the Subscription covers were revealed. [4]

On December 11, 2013, Erik Burnham was writing a conversation between Peter Venkman and Janine Melnitz in Issue #14. [5]

On December 17, 2013, Erik Burnham tweeted Issue #14 was one of the things he was working on that day. [6]

On December 29, 2013, Erik Burnham remarked how he really loved how the script turned out and it was sent to editor Tom Waltz. [7]

On January 1, 2014, Erik Burnham cryptically tweeted Issue #14 with hashtags for flask, rain, gravity, and pigeons. [8]

On January 16, 2014, Dan Schoening posted thumbnails of Kylie Griffin. [9]

On January 25, 2014, Dan Schoening posted a work in progress of Janine Melnitz with the phrase, "Take this, it's dangerous to go alone....." [10] [11]

On February 1, 2014, Luis Delgado hinted he will be appearing in an upcoming issue. [12]

On March 5, 2014, Dan Schoening posted a sneak peak at Issue #14 (that was erroneously labeled as #15). [13]

On March 6, 2014, Erik Burnham confirmed the sneak peek took place in a Pequod's. [14]

On March 14, 2014, Dan Schoening posted a teaser of Peter and Ray investigating a strange gravitational occurrence in Issue #14. [15]

On March 18, 2014, Dan Schoening posted another teaser of Peter and Ray investigating a strange gravitational occurrence in Issue #14. [16]

On March 25, 2014 a cover, credits, recap, and first 5 pages preview was posted. [17]

On June 24, 2014, Luis Antonio Delgado posted an unlettered version of page 1. [18]

TriviaEdit

  • The Diamond order code is JAN140447.
  • Story So Far
    • Reference to Gozer
  • Dramatis Personae
  • Page One
  • Page Two
    • Talking to another guest at the table in the background is Dixie from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Til Death Do Us Part"
    • Peter alludes to the "Those who can do, do; those who can't, teach" idiom
    • The woman in the pink dress to the right of Peter is visually based on Rashida Jones
  • Page Three
    • Roland Jackson from Extreme Ghostbusters is a guest.
    • To the left, is Frank Eggelhoffer, Martin Short's character from "Father of the Bride"
    • Next to Eggelhoffer is Rosetta LeNoire as her character Estelle Winslow on the show "Family Matters"
    • When Peter breaks up Winston and Tiyah, in the background with cake are Erik Burnham and Luis Delgado on the left.
  • Page Four
  • Page Five
    • This Pequod's is at Columbus Circle, located at the southeastern tip of Central Park.
    • Crossing the street is Mr. O'Toole from the Extreme Ghostbusters episode "The Luck of the Irish"
    • The three men standing outside of Pequod's are from The Real Ghostbusters episode "The Scaring of the Green"
    • Parked outside Pequod's is Professor Dweeb's van, dressed as the fake Ize Cleem Truck in The Real Ghostbusters episode "Deja Boo"
    • Dana mentions Oscar is with his father
    • Janine is wearing a blouse and has the fur jacket from Ghostbusters II.
    • In the background, there is an advertisement for a new mocha drink. It has the image of the Leprechaun from the Extreme Ghostbusters episode "The Luck of the Irish"
      • The drink is named after the Leprechaun's weapon of choice, the Shillelagh.
  • Page Six
    • Janine asks Dana if she's back with the New York Philaharmonic, a minor plot bit from Ghostbusters II.
  • Page Seven
  • Page Eight
    • The St. Patrick's Day Parade banner on the light pole has a picture of the IDW canon's Mayor and a picture of the Mayor's Wife from The Real Ghostbusters episode "The Scaring of the Green" where she was the honorary grand marshal of the St. Patrick's Day Parade.
    • Peter and Ray study the DeLorean from the Back to the Future franchise.
    • Peter makes light of Ray's Belo Horizonte reference, as a nod to Ray's Mass Sponge Migration and Philadelphia Mass Turbulence of 1947 references in the first movie.
  • Page 9
    • The bus that crashes down is visually based on the one Peter captures the Bus Driver Ghost in during the start of The Real Ghostbusters episode "Ghostbuster of the Year"
    • Behind the bus is the USS Maine Monument.
      • The monument was previously seen in the first movie during the "Keymaster" scene before the possessed Louis talks to the horse.
  • Page 10
    • Dana's apartment unit number is '15', one of Luis Delgado's 15 easter eggs in this issue
    • Dana's front door matches the design motif of the front doors in the Shandor Building in the first movie
    • Kylie has the Slime Scoop and KUD Meter from Ghostbusters II.
    • Melanie makes note of Dana's past with Zuul
    • Dana concedes Oscar was the target in her second supernatural encounter
    • The Brahm and cello art from Dana's Ghostbusters II-era apartment are present.
  • Page 11
    • Melanie also notes Dana was part of the Ghostbusters first case.
    • Kylie mentions the Psychomagnotheric Slime and the Dana-Peter relationship.
  • Page 12
  • Page 13
    • The hotel appears to be in part named after IDW editor Tom Waltz.
    • The Karate Championship flier from last issue is also up on the refrigerator.
  • Page 14
  • Page 15
    • In the background is the right tower of the Time Warner Center.
    • Floating between the taxi cab and the police car is the Ray Runner from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Afterlife in the Fast Lane"
    • The police car is the one used by the Blues Brothers.
    • Ray refers to the events of the back up story, featuring Eduardo Rivera and Ray's Occult Books, back in Volume 2 Issue #11.
  • Page 16
    • Ray recounts the classic Tiamat-Marduk conflict
    • Ray mentions Gozer
    • Ray talks about Gozer's banishment, which was revealed from audio displays in the Museum of (Super)Natural History level of Ghostbusters: The Video Game, Realistic Versions
  • Page 17
    • The Waltz-Partington is visually based on The Plaza and the flags are based on the ones hanging at the Smalldorf Hotel in The Real Ghostbusters episode "Ghosts R Us"
    • ABS News, the news report on TV, is from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Egon on the Rampage"
    • A second 15 easter egg is the ABS channel number.
    • In the ticker is "Darkness! Earthquakes, Volcanoes" - part of the classic 'Mass Hysteria' line from the first movie when the Ghostbusters talk to Mayor Lenny
    • The anchor is Eldon Bromo from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Egon on the Rampage"
    • New York City Hall and the Mayor are mentioned
    • To the left of Tiyah is the Seiko travel clock from the deleted "Honeymooners" scene in the first movie.
    • Above Winston and Tiyah's bed are the Unicorns Tapestry and Genevieve Tapestry from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Hard Knight's Day"
  • Page 20
    • The red lamp to the right of Dana is from her bedroom in the first movie
    • On the nightstand is a baby picture of Oscar in clothes from Ghostbusters II
    • The note by the phone refers to Maria from Ghostbusters II
      • Maria's last name 'Cruise' is taken from the name of the actress who portrayed her, Yvette Cruise.
    • In panel 5, behind Dana on the wall is a light fixture based on the one above her piano in the first movie.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Pull List Comixology page Vol. 2 Issue #14
  2. Previews page Vol. 2 Issue #14
  3. March 2014 Solicitation via Comic Book Resources 12/13/13
  4. Interview with Erik Burnham Comic Vine 11/21/13
  5. erikburnham Tweet 12/11/13
  6. erikburnham Tweet 12/17/13
  7. erikburnham Tweet 12/29/13
  8. erikburnham Tweet 1/1/14
  9. Dan Schoening instagram 1/16/14
  10. Dan Schoening instagram 1/25/14
  11. Dapperpomade Tweet 1/26/14
  12. Luis Delgado deviantArt post 2/1/14
  13. Dapperpomade Tweet 3/5/14
  14. erikburnham Tweet 3/6/14
  15. Dapperpomade Tweet 3/14/14
  16. Dapperpomade Tweet 3/18/14
  17. Issue #14 preview via Comic Book Resources 3/25/14
  18. Luis Delgado deviantArt Issue #14 Page 1 6/24/14

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