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Ghostbusters 2-19 is the nineteenth issue in the second volume of the ongoing Ghostbusters comic book series by IDW Publishing. It is the seventh issue of the Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary 8-issue maxi-event, "MASS HYSTERIA!"

PlotEdit

Tiamat is too powerful to be destroyed and her growing interest with humanity promises unheard of catastrophe for the city, county, and state of New York if the Ghostbusters don't come up with a fix... and fast! But with all of their usual methods laughed off, will the team have to make a deal with devil to save the day? Find out in the penultimate installment of Mass Hysteria! [2]

CastEdit

Part Seven ...At Least TwoEdit

Ray Stantz

Louis Tully

Kylie Griffin

Egon Spengler

Dana Barrett

Peter Venkman

Winston Zeddemore

Gozer

Torb

Tiamat

Janine Melnitz

Vigo

Stay Puft Marshmallow Man

Sloar

EquipmentEdit

Part Seven ...At Least TwoEdit

Aura Video-Analyzer

Compact Pack

Arm Mounted Proton Pack

Ecto-1b

Proton Pack

Particle Thrower

Megatrap

Containment Unit

ItemsEdit

Part Seven ...At Least TwoEdit

Blody

The Ravishing Red Prince

Skull of Ivo Shandor

EnvironmentalEdit

Part Seven ...At Least TwoEdit

Psychomagnotheric Slime

Black Slime

LocationsEdit

Part Seven ...At Least TwoEdit

Firehouse

Tiamat's Dimension

55 Central Park West

DevelopmentEdit

On April 24, 2014, Dan Schoening posted a finished preview of his regular cover, featuring someone deactivating the Containment Unit fail safe. [3]

On June 4, 2014, Erik Burnham was just about done with writing the Issue #19 script but was having second thoughts on a scene. [4]

On June 25, 2014, Erik Burnham received Dan Schoening's layouts for Issue #19 and noted there is a lot of action. [5]

On June 26, 2014, Dan Schoening teased a large and moving Torb will appear. [6]

On July 4, 2014, Dan Schoening posted a teaser of Hob Anagarak fighting Tiamat. [7]

On August 15, 2014, Dan Schoening posted a teaser of two entities, one appearing to be Quetzalcoatl. [8]

On August 16, 2014, Dan Schoening posted a teaser of the Torb. [9]

On August 22, 2014, a preview of the first five pages was released. [10]

On October 22, 2014, Luis Delgado posted an unlettered version of page 9. [11]

On November 6, 2014, Dan Schoening posted concept designs for the Torb. [12]

TriviaEdit

  • The Diamond order code is JUN140354.
  • Regular Cover
    • On the Containment Unit maintenance checklist, there are traces of Psychomagnotheric Slime.
    • The scene on the cover is a red herring as the opposite happens in the main story and Ray is rejected by the Containment Unit due to possession.
  • Subscription Cover
  • Story So Far
    • The title of this issue's story "...At Least Two" appears to have a double meaning - Ray is possessed by Gozer and Tiamat and the title is a callback to one of Peter's lines when he meets the possessed Dana in the first movie.
  • Page 1
  • Page 2
    • Gozer takes on the form of a Torb, mentioned in the first movie
  • Page 3
  • Page 4
  • Page 5
    • Gozer takes on the human form of Proteus from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster"
    • Tiamat takes on the snake form of Proteus from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster"
  • Page 6
    • Peter and Egon also discuss Peter's possession in Volume 1 Issue #7.
    • Atop the shelving are Slime Blower guns
    • Behind Egon is the Basic English sign from Stripes
    • In front of the sign is a can of Blody
    • Below the can are two Ghostbusters II VHS tapes
    • Now visible on the table are Kylie's Journal from Extreme Ghostbusters and the photograph of Great Grandma Rose
    • The book to the left of the microscope is Powers of Darkness from the Extreme Ghostbusters episode "Witchy Woman"
    • Pink Mood Slime is tossed out of the jar on is the table the guys crash into
  • Page 7
    • Behind Ecto-1b on a shelving is the Ghostbusters II signage.
    • Behind Ecto-1b, are the jumpsuits from The Real Ghostbusters in the foot locker
    • There are two drawings on the side of the cabinet behind Janine's desk. The top one of Slimer is by the comic's artist's daughter Paige Schoening. It was printed in Volume 1 Issue #2.
    • The lower drawing is from Ghostbusters: The Video Game (Realistic Versions). It was from Egon's nephew Ed and was in the lab area on the second floor
    • The Skull of Ivo Shandor from Ghostbusters: The Video Game, Realistic Versions can be partially seen on the desk in Peter's office
    • Next to the Skull of Ivo Shandor on the desk is the The Real Ghostbusters "Trap the Ghosts" handheld video game released in 1988 by Remco.
  • Page 8
    • The misspelled Weird Fiction is still in the box. It is from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Mr. Sandman, Dream Me a Dream"
    • The labels on the cabinet drawers near Winston read
      • "GB1 84", a nod to Ghostbusters which was released in 1984
      • "LAD 15", a nod to the comic's colorist Luis Antonio Delgado and this issue's 15 easter egg
    • The Ravishing Red Prince from Ghostbusters: The Video Game, Realistic Versions is posted above Janine's head. This is the location it appears once collected in the game.
  • Page 9
  • Page 10
    • There is a Ghost Busters poster outside the R&D Lab doorway. It is an unused Ghostbusters logo concept and can be found on the special features of the 1999 DVD of the first movie.
    • Peter alludes to the Proton Bazooka, used in Volume 2 Issue #5
    • The book directly under Peter's knee in panel 4 is the Gore Series book "More Cuts More Blood" seen at the beginning of the Extreme Ghostbusters episode "Deadliners"
  • Page 11
    • There are two Ghostbusters business cards on the folder on Janine's desk
    • In panel 5, on the lower right, there is a Hasty Pastry Bakery box. It is from The Real Ghostbusters episode "The Joke's on Ray"
  • Page 12
    • Ray notes it's been a couple of years since they captured a portion of Gozer's essence. In continuity, it has been 2 years more or less.
    • The two memories are from Volume 1 Issue #4.
  • Page 13
    • Gozer takes on the form of a Sloar.
  • Page 15
    • The Containment Unit or basement has not been seen Volume 1 Issue #3
    • As seen and talked about before on the ongoing series, this unit incorporates the biometric failsafe from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood"
  • Page 16
    • Gozer's consciousness is the first form seen in the first movie
    • As Tiamat pulls Gozer's consciousness from the Sloar form, Black Slime can be seen. It is from Ghostbusters: The Video Game
  • Page 18
    • Peter alludes to Paul McCartney who later formed a rock band called Wings

External LinksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Previews World page Issue #19
  2. Previews World page Issue #19
  3. Dapperpomade Tweet 4/24/14
  4. erikburnham Tweet 6/4/14
  5. erikburnham Tweet 6/25/14
  6. Dapperpomade Tweet 6/26/14
  7. Dapperpomade Tweet 7/4/14
  8. Dapperpomade Tweet 8/15/14
  9. Dapperpomade Tweet 8/16/14
  10. Issue #19 Preview via Comic Vine 8/22/14
  11. Luis Delgado deviantArt Issue #19 page 9 10/22/14
  12. Dapperpomade Tweet 11/6/14

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