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Ghostbusters 2-5 is the fifth issue in the second volume of the ongoing Ghostbusters comic book series by IDW Publishing.

PlotEdit

The Original Ghostbusters are back in Manhattan, picking up the pieces of their interrupted lives. Ray and Egon are concerned about what effects their escape from another dimension may yet hold for the world, and throw themselves into their research, while a decision Janine made when she was busting ghosts comes back to haunt her... all this and more as GHOSTBUSTERS continues! [2]

CastEdit

Trains, Brains & Ghostly Remains Part OneEdit

Male Student

Slimed Restaurant Patron

Slimed Patron's Date

Ray Stantz

Jenny Moran

Janine Melnitz

Special Agent Melanie Ortiz

Braided Hair Ghost

Kylie Griffin

Chicago Ghostbusters

Rookie

Ron Alexander

Egon Spengler

Winston Zeddemore

Tiyah Clarke

Special Agent Jim Savage

Peter Venkman

Phantom Train Conductor

Walter Peck

Jack Hardemeyer

Roger Baugh

Slimer

Draugar

The New Ghostbusters StrippedEdit

Chicago Ghostbusters

Rookie

Ron Alexander

Red Blob

Sandman

Kylie Griffin

EquipmentEdit

Trains, Brains & Ghostly Remains Part OneEdit

Proton Pack

Particle Thrower

Ecto Goggles

Proton Pack/Realistic Version

Trap

Ecto-1a

Kylie's P.K.E. Meter

Slime Scooper

Slime Blower

P.K.E. Meter

Mamaroneck Ghost Train

Proton Bazooka

Paranormal Containment Research Tank

Ron's Proton Pack (thrower only)

Aura Video-Analyzer

The New Ghostbusters StrippedEdit

Proton Pack

Particle Thrower

Proton Pack/Realistic Version

Ecto Goggles

Radio

Trap

P.K.E. Meter

ItemsEdit

Ghostfruit Tree

Gris-Gris

EnvironmentalEdit

Psychomagnotheric Slime

Yellow Slime

LocationsEdit

Trains, Brains & Ghostly Remains Part OneEdit

Pequod's

Firehouse

Roswell

Roswell International Air Center

Chicago

Central Park

Albuquerque

Mamaroneck

New York City Hall

Paranormal Contracts Oversight Commission

Roger's Apartment

The New Ghostbusters StrippedEdit

Chicago

DevelopmentEdit

On March 8, 2013, Erik Burnham revealed he was currently writing Issue #5. [3]

On March 18, 2013, Erik Burnham hinted Jenny Moran will return, but not in the first arc. [4]

On March 23, 2013, Erik Burnham revealed he's using Mamaroneck in the next script "because it, like Schenectady, is fun to write and say." [5]

On April 5, 2013, Dan Schoening posted a preview of the regular cover featuring Peter Venkman and Kylie Griffin battling a ghost train in Mamaroneck. [6]

On April 6, 2013, Erik Burnham confirmed this ghost train was made up (and not based on any real history). [7] Dan Schoening revealed he's just started penciling this issue. [8]

On May 1, 2013, Erik Burnham revealed the back up will be a one page gag each with Kylie Griffin and Ron Alexander. [9]

On May 2, 2013, Erik Burnham posted a teaser for Ron's page. [10]

On May 3, 2013, Erik Burnham posted a teaser of a panel from Kylie's page. [11]

On May 9, 2013, Dan Schoening posted a WIP thumbnail of the regular cover. [12]

On June 25, 2013, a seven page, covers, and credit page preview was posted online. [13]

On August 6, 2013, Luis Delgado posted unlettered versions of pages 6 and 20. [14] [15]

TriviaEdit

  • The Diamond order code is APR130350
  • Cover A
  • Cover B
    • Artist Adam Archer was asked to do this cover because editor Tom Waltz liked one of Archer's pictures, featuring the Hulk and Invisible Woman. [16] [17]
  • Page One
  • Page Two
  • Page Three
    • Ray is wearing the head gear hooked up to the Mood Slime in Ghostbusters II
    • The Slime Scoop from Ghostbusters II is behind Ray on the shelf
    • Next to the Slime Scoop is a box of Dick's Pizza. A Chicago location was visited by the Ghostbusters in Volume 1, Issue #13
    • On the top shelf of the shelving unit are three Slime Blower gun nozzles.
    • A label of Yuppie Water, seen in The Real Ghostbusters episode "Short Stuff," is on the box on the top shelf
    • Between Ray and Egon, on the bottom shelf, is a portion of the Dimensional Inverter from Egon's lab in The Real Ghostbusters.
  • Page Four
    • Winston is wearing his Jaguars shirt, seen in The Real Ghostbusters episode "Night Game," once again.
    • Winston mentions Dana Barrett.
  • Page Five
    • The Jagiello Grunwald Monument is behind Winston and Tiyah, noting where they are in Central Park.
  • Page Six
    • All the vehicles in the New Mexico panels are from the "The Greatest American Hero" television series.
  • Page Seven
  • Page Eight
    • More advertisements
      • Caste from The Real Ghostbusters episode "The Halloween Door"
      • Peter references Casey Jones, who appeared in The Real Ghostbusters episode "Last Train to Oblivion"
    • Kylie mentions Jesus Garcia, a Mexican railroad brakeman who was killed trying to keep a train loaded with dynamite from exploding near Nacozari de García, Sonora, in 1907.
  • Page Nine
  • Page 10
    • The bazooka's design is based on the one Peter conjured up in The Real Ghostbusters episode "Mean Green Teen Machine" but the coloring is original
    • The ghost is visually based on Casey Jones, who appeared in The Real Ghostbusters episode "Last Train to Oblivion"
  • Page 11
    • Doc Brown's miniature train model from "Back to the Future Part III" is seen amongst the falling debris from the spectral locomotive after being blown up by Peter.
  • Page 13
    • Walter Peck drinks from an EPA mug
    • Peck's various framed articles appear again
  • Page 14
    • Jack Hardemeyer gets fired for getting carried away once again
  • Page 15
    • Roger lives at the Washington Mews between Fifth Avenue and University Place/
    • Janine refuses to watch a Wolfman movie
    • Roger's line about the movie reflects one interpretation of Ghostbusters
    • The wine bottle references Les Oiseaux Fine Wines, seen in the Sedgewick Hotel in Ghostbusters: The Video Game, Realistic Versions
    • On top of a book shelf is the Leprechaun's Pot from the Extreme Ghostbusters' episode "The Luck of the Irish"
    • The frame near the pot has an image of the farm from the opening of The Real Ghostbusters episode "Egon's Dragon"
    • On a shelf is a copy of J.N. Kline's Gore Series from the Extreme Ghostbusters "Deadliners"
    • In the shelf is one of the Vocal Pattern Emulators from the Extreme Ghostbusters "Sonic Youth"
    • On the shelf behind Roger is the fragment of the Blarney Stone from the Extreme Ghostbusters "The Luck of the Irish"
    • Janine's night gown is based on the one worn in The Real Ghostbusters episode "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster"
  • Page 16
    • Janine passes on Garfield, who was voiced by Bill Murray in the CG movie
    • Roger settles on Channel 15, another 15 easter egg of Luis Delgado
    • On the shelf behind Roger is Zedekiah Spengler's pipe from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Egon's Dragon"
    • "Zealous Ladies" is a parody of Designing Women, a television series that Annie Potts starred in from 1986 to 1993.
    • Spencer vs. The Crystal Ghoul references Filmation's Ghostbusters
    • The ornate rod leaning against the shelf is the staff from Fil Barlow's Extreme Ghostbusters Egon concept art. [20]
    • Yellow Slime was encountered in Ghostbusters: The Video Game on Shandor Island
  • Page 17
    • In the upper right corner is a computer monitor with the Tobin's Spirit Guide version seen in The Real Ghostbusters episode "I Am the City"
    • The P.K. Frequency Scanner from the Extreme Ghostbusters episode "Dog Days" is on the shelf by the Slime Scoop
    • To the right of Egon on the shelf is the "Basic English" sign used by Russell Ziskey in the movie "Stripes. "
    • A file of Mee-Krah is on the computer screen and is from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Standing Room Only"
    • The miniature portal in the first panel and other device in front of Roger is the Dimensionometer from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Egon on the Rampage"
    • The periodic table seen in Ghostbusters II is visible
    • The Transdimensional Portal from The Real Ghostbusters episode "The Copycat" is seen behind Egon in another room
  • Page 18
    • In the corner is the Ghostfruit Tree from Ghostbusters: The Video Game, Realistic Versions
    • Behind the chair in Roger's lounge is Zedekiah Spengler's lute from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Egon's Dragon"
  • Page 19
  • Page 20
  • Page 22
    • Kylie takes on a Sandman, seen in The Real Ghostbusters episode "Mr. Sandman, Dream Me a Dream"

ReferencesEdit

  1. Previews World-GHOSTBUSTERS #5
  2. June 2013 IDW Solicitations via Comic Book Resources
  3. Following The Nerd Podcast Ep. 52, 21:03-21:28 3/12/13 (posted online)
  4. Erik Burnham Tweet 3/18/13
  5. Erik Burnham Tweet 3/23/13
  6. Dan Schoening deviantArt 4/5/13
  7. Erik Burnham post Ghostbusters Fans 4/6/13
  8. Dan Schoening reply deviantArt 4/6/13
  9. erikburnham Tweet 5/1/13
  10. Erik Burnham instagram 5/2/13
  11. erikburnham Tweet 5/3/12
  12. Dapperpomade Tweet 5/9/13
  13. Volume 2 Issue #5 Preview via Comic Book Resources
  14. Luis Delgado deviantArt "Ghostbusters 5 page 6" 8/6/13
  15. Luis Delgado deviantArt "Ghostbusters 5 page 20" 8/6/13
  16. A. Archer deviantArt "Ghostbusters" 7/16/13
  17. "The Hulk vs. Invisible Woman" 10/14/12
  18. As seen in "Troll Bridge"
  19. As seen in "Mr. Sandman, Dream Me a Dream"
  20. Fil Barlow deviantArt "Egon Conceptual Design XGB" 3/1/2012

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