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Ghostbusters Get Real 1 is the first of a four part mini series by IDW Publishing which crosses-over the Ghostbusters with The Real Ghostbusters.

PlotEdit

When a confrontation with the elder God Proteus goes awry, Peter, Ray, Winston and Egon will meet... THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS! [1]

CastEdit

Part One A Protean EscapeEdit

Icon Ghost

Natasha

Claudia

Winston Zeddemore/Animated

Ray Stantz/Animated

Peter Venkman/Animated

Egon Spengler/Animated

Proteus

Hollis

Janine Melnitz

Slimer

Winston Zeddemore

Ray Stantz

Peter Venkman

Egon Spengler

Dark Entity

Ananke

EquipmentEdit

Part One A Protean EscapeEdit

Trap/Animated

Proton Pack/Animated

Particle Thrower/Animated

P.K.E. Meter/Animated

Electrical Gloves/Animated

Ecto-1/Animated

Ecto-2

Paranormal Containment Research Tank

Ron's Proton Pack

Trap

P.K.E. Meter

Interspatial Teleportation Unit

Containment Unit

ItemsEdit

Part One A Protean EscapeEdit

Statue of Liberty/Animated

Ghostbusters Mug and Balloon

The Twinkie

EnvironmentalEdit

Part One A Protean EscapeEdit

Psychomagnotheric Slime

LocationsEdit

Part One A Protean EscapeEdit

Garment District

Rockefeller Plaza/Animated

Erie

Firehouse

DevelopmentEdit

On November 27, 2013, in an interview conducted earlier, Erik Burnham revealed there was talk of a crossover with the Real Ghostbusters. [2]

On January 9, 2014, Erik Burnham revealed a comic book crossover between the Ghostbusters and The Real Ghostbusters was discussed for Mass Hysteria! but was ultimately decided against. [3]

On March 9, 2015, Chris Ryall cryptically teased there would be news about the comic announced at WonderCon taking place April 3 to April 5. [4]

On March 12, 2015, Erik Burnham alluded to seeing the subscription cover by Erica Henderson. [5]

On March 13, 2015, Tom Waltz posted an obscured image of several Ghostbusters and Slimers, only saying more information will be revealed soon. [6]

On March 17, 2015, Erica Henderson teased part of her cover, showing the RGB Janine. [7]

On March 18, 2015, June solicitations revealed the new mini series. [8] Erik Burnham confirmed Luis Antonio Delgado would be back doing coloring as well. [9] Burnham later confirmed this mini-series is canon to the previous titles and takes place some point after the TMNT/Ghostbusters crossover. [10]

On April 3, 2015, Dan Schoening posted a work in progress RGB Peter Venkman. [11]

On April 6, 2015, Erik Burnham previewed Erica Henderson's subscription cover. [12] Burnham also confirmed the script for Issue #1 is already completed. [13]

On April 7, 2015, Dan Schoening posted a work in progress of RGB Egon. [14]

On April 9, 2015, Erik Burnham reported Dan Schoening was 20% done with artwork for Issue #1. [15]

On April 15, 2015, Dan Schoening posted a work in progress of the Real Ghostbusters. [16]

On April 23, 2015, Dan Schoening posted a work in progress of RGB Winston being poked. [17]

On April 28, 2015, Dan Schoening posted a work in progress of RGB Egon. [18]

On April 29, 2015, Dan Schoening posted a colored RGB Peter. [19]

On May 6, 2015, Erik Burnham teased he saw finished art from Dan Schoening and Luis Delgado. [20]

On May 12, 2015, Dan Schoening posted a colored RGB Janine. [21]

On June 12, 2015, a five page preview was released. [22]

On June 13, 2015, Dan Schoening confirmed the Convention Cover is for San Diego Comic Con 2015. [23]

On June 15, 2015, Dan Schoening posted the Nerd Block Cover. [24]

On June 17, 2015, Dan Schoening posted the Convention Cover. [25]

On June 21, 2015, a preview of IDW's exclusive variants revealed the Get Real #1 Convention Cover will be $5, limited to 500 copies, and limited to 3 copies per person. [26]

On June 25, 2015, Nerd Block announced the June Comic Block, which contains the Nerd Block cover, started shipping. [27]

On July 13, 2015, it was revealed there will be a Second Printing releasing on August 5. [28] [29] [30] Erik Burnham suggested the cover before Dan Schoening could. [31]

On September 7, 2015, Luis Delgado posted unlettered versions of page 3 and pages 10 to 11. [32] [33]

Variant CoversEdit

The Convention Cover is an exclusive IDW Convention Edition that will be sold during San Diego Comic Con from July 9 to July 12, 2015. There are 500 copies total. Buyers can purchase 3 copies each. Each copy sells for $5.

The Nerd Block Cover was included in Nerd Block's June Comic Block that was shipped out starting June 25, 2015.

The Second Printing shipped to retailers on August 5, 2015. It released on August 19, 2015.

TriviaEdit

  • The Diamond Order Code is APR150362.
  • The Diamond Order Code for the Second Printing is MAY158250.
  • Title
    • Protean is an adjective derived from Proteus meaning versatile and mutable.
  • Regular Cover
  • Subscription Cover
    • The Janine Melnitz of both universes are featured along with Egon Spengler from the prime canon.
    • The cover is inspired by the romance comics that emerged post-World War II.
  • Convention Cover
  • Nerd Block Cover
    • The cover is inspired by a poster for the first movie.
  • Second Printing
    • The cover reuses panel one from page 13
  • Credits
    • Slimer is referred to as one his classic aliases, The Green Ghost.
  • Dramatis Personae
    • Janine Melnitz and Slimer from The Real Ghostbusters appear despite them not appearing at all in the issue.
  • Page 1
    • The Icon Ghost reprises his role during episodes of The Real Ghostbusters.
    • The Icon Ghost summarizes the back drop of The Real Ghostbusters episode "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster"
    • The Icon Ghost ends with his famous line "We now return to The Real Ghostbusters"
  • Page 2
    • Natasha's design is inspired by Madame LaFarge from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Drool, the Dog Faced Goblin" and Marcia's human form in The Real Ghostbusters episode "The Devil to Pay"
    • Claudia's design is loosely based on Dahlia from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Moaning Stones"
    • Shoppers from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Cry Uncle" are all around Claudia in panel 2.
    • The location is based on the Garment District section seen in The Real Ghostbusters episode "Cry Uncle"
  • Page 3
    • The location is based on the Garment District section seen in The Real Ghostbusters episode "Cry Uncle"
  • Page 4
    • Peter gets out his pen and pad seen in The Real Ghostbusters episode "Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood" when they first enter the house set up by Wat.
    • The location is based on the Garment District section seen in The Real Ghostbusters episode "Cry Uncle"
  • Page 5
    • The page is lifted from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster" starting at the 8:42 mark when the Ghostbusters near Rockefeller on their way to Gracie Mansion and Peter asks Egon if he's figured out the source of the heightened activity.
  • Page 6
    • The page is lifted from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster" ending at the 9:29 mark when the Ghostbusters crash and battle the Proteus-possessed Atlas statue.
  • Page 7
    • Claudia's place is based on Dahlia's from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Moaning Stones"
    • The reporter's lines are lifted from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster" at the 10:37 to 10:45 mark.
    • In panel 1, on the TV is a scene from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster" at around the 10:34-36 mark when there is an overhead shot of the Ghostbusters firing at the ice around the Proteus-possessed Atlas statue.
    • In the middle of panel 1 is a frame of Shimabuku from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Moaning Stones"
    • Hollis, the cat, is visually based on Tarantula from NOW Comics' The Real Ghostbusters Issue #12 and #17.
    • In panel 2, on the TV is a scene from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster" at around the 11-11:03 mark when the reporter goes onto the Rockefeller skate rink and asks Winston for a comment.
    • Panel 4 to 6 is based on the scene from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster" at the 11:19 to 11:41 mark ending when Proteus zaps the Ghostbusters.
  • Page 8
  • Page 9
    • The Ecto-2 is parked once again in the alley left of the Firehouse.
    • On the far right, parked by the sidewalk, is a Con-Ed van like the one seen in the first movie when the containment grid is shut off.
    • Ray (RGB) notes how the Firehouse is much drabber. The animated version does have brighter colors to it.
    • On top of the foot lockers in panel 3 is a Real Ghostbusters Power Cycle.
    • A Ghostbusters Mug is still on Janine's desk
    • Winston (RGB) mentions Janine's (RGB) apartment, which was haunted during The Real Ghostbusters episode "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster"
    • Janine is sporting one of her outfits and her hairdo from the first movie. It is the outfit she wore when she first debuted in the movie in Chapter 8: "Bug-Eyes Thing"
    • In panel 5, the folder Janine is holding has episode info of The Real Ghostbusters episode "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster"
      • The Air Date Number: 025
      • The Episode Number DVD: 048
      • The Production Number: 76035
      • The episode writer Michael Reaves abbreviated as M. Reaves
      • The original date: 09/29/1987
  • Page 10
    • On the table is a container of Psychomagnotheric Slime and a Scoopy's Cups box. Both appeared in Ghostbusters II, Chapter 13 "Mood Slime" when Egon and Ray demonstrate the ability of the slime. The Scoopy's Cup box was on top of the refrigerator.
    • Next to the container and box is a can of B.B.B.B., the soda Peter drinks at the beginning of The Real Ghostbusters episode "Sea Fright"
    • Like in the early seasons of The Real Ghostbusters, Peter (RGB) blames Slimer (RGB).
    • The book Ray (RGB) looks at is visually based on the Golden Grimbor from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Loathe Thy Neighbor"
    • Ron Alexander's thrower attachment from Volume 1 Issue #14, is still hooked up to the Paranormal Containment Research Tank.
    • On the black TV behind Ray (RGB) on panel 4 is Stage 1 of The Real Ghostbusters (Commodore 64) video game. [34]
  • Page 12
  • Page 14
    • The Eerie from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster" appears.
    • The minion in the crystal ball is the Dark Entity from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Ragnarok and Roll"
  • Page 15
    • The symbol Proteus carves into the mirror is of Ananke, depicting when she came into existence at the beginning of time as a snake-like being and entwined with the god Khronos. Ananke and Khronos were said to have surrounded the primal egg and divided it into the earth, the heavens, and the seas.
    • Ananke is the Greek goddess of law and justice, among other things.
    • Ananke calls Proteus by his nickname from Greek mythology, "The Old Man of the Sea"
    • Ananke's design is visually based on The Fates from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Hanging By a Thread"
      • In Greek mythology, the Fates are the offspring of Ananke
  • Page 16
    • Proteus is in his bug form in panel 2
    • Ananke alludes to a story in Greek myth where Proteus was captured by Heracles and forced to surrender the location of Garden of Hespericles. In myth, Proteus would only answer questions if he was captured.
    • Proteus takes on his wolf form in panel 4
    • Proteus takes on his shadow beast form in panel 5
  • Page 17
    • Ananke alludes to Proteus' impending defeat as seen at the end of The Real Ghostbusters episode "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster"
    • Ananke refers to Proteus' gift of prophecy in Greek mythology
  • Page 18
  • Page 19
    • On Egon's clipboard is the opening scene of The Real Ghostbusters episode "Ain't NASA-Sarily So" when Ivan Kirov starts his captain's log.
    • Ray is amazed by the ectenic force of the possessed Atlas statue. Ray (RGB) acknowledges the callback to the line in The Real Ghostbusters episode "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster"
  • Page 20
    • Egon refers to helping build the Interspatial Teleportation Unit with Donatello and April in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters #3 and #4.
    • Both Egons have Twinkies
    • Winston alludes to the Collectors' Limbo
    • Ray (RGB) wants to build a teleportation unit, too, foreshadowing (in hindsight), the appearance of the Transdimensional Portal during the events of The Real Ghostbusters episode "The Copycat"
      • The Interspatial Teleportation Unit was visually based on the Transdimensional Portal in "The Copycat"
    • Janine yells out "Roger," a reference to her ex-boyfriend Roger Baugh.
  • Page 21
    • Janine mistook Egon (RGB) for Roger because Roger is visually based on the Extreme Ghostbusters era Egon but Egon from both animated series were voiced by Maurice LaMarche.
    • Janine alludes to the events of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters
    • Janine mentions a poltergeist at the Bronx Zoo
      • The first Ghostbusters comic written by this series' writer Erik Burnham, Ghostbusters: Infestation, was a mini-series that involved poltergeists, an interdimensional crossover, and an angry god -- all similar traits to the Get Real mini-series.
    • Peter (RGB) alludes to Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz and does a spin on her "There's no place like home" line.
  • On page 10, panel 3, of Ghostbusters Annual 2015, in the hallway, the Ghostbusters: Get Real #1 Nerd Block cover is in the big picture frame.

Also SeeEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Issue #1 Previews World 3/18/15
  2. The Following the Nerd Podcast Ep 80, 36-38 minute mark
  3. erikburnham Tweet 1/9/14
  4. chris_ryall tweet 3/9/15
  5. erikburnham Tweet 3/12/15
  6. TomWaltz Tweet 3/13/15
  7. Erica Henderson instagram 3/17/15
  8. June 2015 Solicitations Previews World 3/18/15
  9. erikburnham Tweet #1 3/18/15
  10. erikburnham Tweet #2 3/18/15
  11. Dapperpomade Tweet 4/3/15
  12. erikburnham Tweet #1 4/6/15
  13. erikburnham Tweet #2 4/6/15
  14. Dapperpomade Tweet 4/7/15
  15. erikburnham Tweet 4/9/15
  16. Dapperpomade Tweet 4/15/15
  17. Dapperpomade Tweet 4/23/15
  18. Dapperpomade Tweet 4/28/15
  19. Dapperpomade Tweet 4/29/15
  20. erikburnham post 5/6/15
  21. Dapperpomade 5/12/15
  22. Comic Vine Get Real #1 Preview 6/12/15
  23. Dapperpomade Tweet 6/13/15
  24. Dapperpomade Tweet 6/15/15
  25. Dapperpomade Tweet 6/17/15
  26. Comic Book Resources "EXCLUSIVE: IDW's Comic-Con 2015 Variants" 6/21/15
  27. Comic Block Facebook 6/25/15
  28. LinearRanger Tweet #1 7/13/15
  29. LinearRanger Tweet #2 7/13/15
  30. Preview Worlds page Issue #1 Second Printing
  31. erikburnham Tweet 7/13/15
  32. Luis Delgado deviantArt "GB/RGB 1 Page 3" 9/7/15
  33. Luis Delgado deviantArt "GB/RGB 1 Page 10-11" 9/7/15
  34. Grab used as reference for "The Real Ghostbusters" Commodore 64 version
  35. Video Games are Read "Repro Madness New Ghostbusters II" 8/3/12
  36. erikburnham Tweet 6/17/15


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