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Ghostbusters Get Real 4 is the conclusion of a four part mini series by IDW Publishing which crosses-over the Ghostbusters with The Real Ghostbusters.

PlotEdit

"And All Is..." Proteus appears to reclaim his property and this time even eight 'Busters may not be enough to keep the elder god from getting his way! Join us for the bombastic conclusion to GET REAL! [1]

CastEdit

Part Four And All Is...Edit

Icon Ghost

Proteus

Peter Venkman/Animated

Ray Stantz/Animated

Peter Venkman

Winston Zeddemore/Animated

Winston Zeddemore

Egon Spengler

Egon Spengler/Animated

Ray Stantz

Kylie Griffin

Janine Melnitz

Plague Doctor Ghost

Woman From Future

Sandman

The Deadly Three

Samhain

Grundel

Tolay

Ananke

Slimer/Animated

Janine Melnitz/Animated

Claudia

Yurei

EquipmentEdit

Part Four And All Is...Edit

Proton Pack/Animated

Particle Thrower/Animated

Proton Pack

Particle Thrower

Megatrap

Ecto-1

P.K.E. Meter/Animated

P.K.E. Meter

Proton Grenade

Interspatial Teleportation Unit

NES Advantage Controller

Electrical Gloves/Animated

Trap/Animated

LocationsEdit

Part Four And All Is...Edit

Firehouse

Tokyo

Pequod's

San-Ai Building

Louvre Museum

Poveglia

Samhain's Fortress

Limbo

Erie

Firehouse/Animated

Battery Park/Animated

Embassy of the United States in Tokyo

DevelopmentEdit

On March 25, 2015, Erik Burnham announced he will draw the variant cover. [2]

On May 6, 2015, Erik Burnham revealed he starts work the variant cover this coming weekend. [3]

On June 23, 2015, Erik Burnham finished six pages for Issue #4. [4]

On August 10, 2015, Erik Burnham posted a work in progress teaser of the subscription cover. [5]

On August 20, 2015, Erik Burnham posted a teaser of the subscription cover. [6] Burnham also mentioned he's seen finished work from Dan Schoening and Luis Delgado. [7] Burnham later posted the entire subscription cover. [8]

On August 26, 2015, Erik Burnham revealed he finished writing Issue #4 last week. [9]

On September 12, 2015, Erik Burnham posted a panel from Issue #4 showing the Egons throwing Proton Grenades. [10] A preview of three pages from Issue #4 appeared on iBooks. [11]

On September 13, 2015, Dan Schoening posted a teaser of Real Ghostbusters Peter catching his breath. [12]

On September 25, 2015, a cover, credits and 5 page preview was posted. [13]

On October 12, 2015, in an interview recorded during the Cherry Bomb Toy Show on October 4th in Victoria B.C., Dan Schoening hinted the woman in Proteus' visions is related to where Kylie and Janine got sent to. [14]

On December 14, 2015, Erik Burnham revealed at the time of scripting this issue, he hadn't scripted anything that appeared in Proteus' glimpses into the future of the IDWverse. [15] Burnham also admitted the last scene at the end of this issue just a fun gag to end the comic and there will be follow-up on it in the near term. [16]

TriviaEdit

  • The Diamond Order Code is JUL150460.
  • Regular Cover
  • Page 1
    • Icon Ghost mentions the Interspatial Teleportation Unit.
    • In panel 1, the Icon Ghost hides his saw like he does in a bumper.
    • In panel 3, the Icon Ghost crouches down and hides like he does in a bumper.
  • Page 2
  • Page 3
    • Continued from last issue, Janine is still wearing the outfit from the first movie when she first appeared.
  • Page 4
    • In panel 3, to the left of Kylie appears to be Mr. Miyagi and Daniel from the original "Karate Kid" trilogy.
    • In panel 3, there is a Pequod's, the coffee chain introduced in Volume One of the ongoing series.
    • In panel 3, right by Janine is Kenji from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Attack of the B-Movie Monsters"
      • Like in the beginning of the episode, in this panel, he is reading his "Monster Movies" magazine.
    • In panel 4, the cylindrical building with the massive advertisements is the San-Ai Buidling. This confirms Kylie and Janine were sent to the Ginza ward of Tokyo, Japan.
    • In panel 4, on the far left building is Sony.
    • In panel 4, the first column of billboards on the left side are:
      • The Yamani Studios signage from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Attack of the B-Movie Monsters" is below the black billboard.
      • The lower part of the green billboard has 'Ghostbusters' in katakana.
    • In panel 4, the second column of billboards in the middle are:
      • On the black billboard are chibi figures of the Ghostbusters
      • On the green billboard is 'Busters' in katakana
      • On the big billboard is 'Attack of the B-Movie Monsters'
      • Under the big billboard is a grab of the Ghostbusters fighting Kani at the beach shore in The Real Ghostbusters episode "Attack of the B-Movie Monsters"
    • In panel 4, the third column of billboards in the middle are:
      • On the blue vertical billboard are 'Yamani' with the 'ni' blocked by a dialogue balloon
      • On the black billboard, there appears to be Stay Puft Marshmallow Man's head
    • In panel 4, on the far right, on the red cap is Nori-ra from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Attack of the B-Movie Monsters"
  • Page 5
    • In panel 2 and 3, on the right, is the Employee of the Month board from Ghostbusters: The Video Game (Realistic Versions)
      • For January, the image is Peter from the Get Real #1 Regular Cover
      • For February, the image is Pete dialing his cellphone in Volume 2 Issue #7, page 3, panel 5
      • For March, the image is Peter entering the diner in Volume 1 Issue #9, page 29, panel 3
      • For April, the image is Peter from the back cover of the Volume 2 Trade paperback.
      • For May, the image is Peter from June 16, 2009 art posted by Dan Schoening, titled "We're Ready to Believe You" [17]
      • For June, the image is Peter talking to Special Agent Melanie Ortiz in the cafe in Volume 1 Issue #10, page 19, panel 3
      • For July, the image is Peter from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters #1 Subscription Cover
      • For August, the image is Peter from opening of Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime when Peter is terrified at thought of hiring more rookies.
      • For September, the image is of Peter from October 24, 2006 art Dan Schoening posted, titled "This Chick is TOAST" [18]
      • For October, the image is possessed Peter in Volume 1 Issue #6, page 20, panel 4
      • For November, the image is Rookie from the Rookie & Ron logo in Volume 2 Issue #7 page 22
      • For December, the image is Ron Alexander from the Rookie & Ron logo in Volume 2 Issue #7 page 22
    • In panel 2, once again, on the right is the Jump Bug arcade from Ghostbusters II.
  • Page 6
    • In panel 3, the animated Ray alludes to the Atlas statue Proteus possessed in The Real Ghostbusters episode "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster"
    • In panel 2, Luis Delgado's 15 easter egg is on the incident sign.
  • Page 7
    • In panel 3, the animated Peter alludes to animated Egon's triage line to animated Janine in The Real Ghostbusters episode "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster"
  • Page 8
    • In panel 2, once more in the box by the stairs is the blue book with the NOW Comics' Slimer! #1 cover on it.
  • Page 9
    • From Greek mythology, Proteus' gift for prophecy comes into play.
    • Of the four glimpses into the Ghostbusters' future:
      • The glimpse at the top of the page shows the Louvre Museum in Paris, France.
      • The glimpse below the Louvre is the lighthouse of Poveglia and an entity wearing a plague mask doctors wore in a 16th century outbreak.
      • The glimpse in the lower right part of the page shows an entity in silhouette. He is a Sandman who appeared in the next issue released, the Annual 2015 in November.
  • Page 10
  • Page 11
  • Page 12
  • Page 13
    • The Nintendo Advantage Controller used for the Statue of Liberty in Ghostbusters II appears on the console
    • In panel 2, a grab of the Containment Unit Monitor from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Xmas Marks the Spot" appears on a screen
    • In panel 2, another 15 easter egg appears on the grab of the Containment Unit Monitor.
    • In panel 4, Ananke mentions Winston was trapped
      • By ghosts. In Volume 1 Issue #16 of the ongoing series, Winston was trapped by the ghost of Staff Sergeant Adams.
      • By men. This could be a reference to Winston's military career and/or in the first movie when he was arrested along with the other Ghostbusters.
      • Ananke neglected to mention demons. Winston and the other Ghostbusters were trapped by The Collectors in the first story arc of Volume Two of the ongoing series.
    • In panel 4, another grab of the Containment Unit Monitor appears on the console.
    • Once again, just like in Volume 2 Issue #19 of the ongoing series, a god forces Winston to make a hard choice in the Firehouse basement. At least this time, it doesn't involve him dying.
  • Page 14
    • As a nod to animation errors on The Real Ghostbusters, the guys put their Electric Gloves back on in panel 2 but in the next panel they are gone again.
  • Page 15
    • The page adapts from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster" at about the 18:38 to 19:22 mark when the Ghostbusters see Janine and Slimer in the boardroom, Janine references Lewis Carroll and Ray warns her Proteus is a primal god like Gozer.
  • Page 16
    • The page adapts from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster" at about the 19:27 to 19:53 mark when Janine admits Proteus in his true form isn't bad looking to when she prepares to shoot the mirror the guys are trapped in.
  • Page 18
    • The page adapts from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster" at about the 20:00 to 20:17 mark when Janine is about to fire on the mirror to when Proteus' energy beam bounces around the room.
  • Page 19
    • The page adapts from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster" at about the 20:20 to 20:36 mark when Egon advises everyone to vacate the Erie up to when the Erie blows up.
  • Page 20
    • In panel 1, on the big sign left of the Firehouse references the Blody drink from The Real Ghostbusters episode "The Halloween Door" and recently is prevalent in the ongoing series.
    • The page adapts from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster" at about the 20:39 to 21:05 mark when everyone gathers in the Firehouse, Egon thanks Janine, and Ray muses everything is back to normal.
    • The park scene is visually based on Battery Park in The Real Ghostbusters episode "The Scaring of the Green" when the Bog Hound appears behind two men on a park bench. One of the men from that episode even appears.
    • As in Issue #1, the blue bird is visually based on the one that appeared at the start of The Real Ghostbusters episode "Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood" and is scared off by the stone lions.
    • Claudia is restored to normal. She was turned into the bird by Proteus in Issue #1
  • Page 21
    • The epilogue takes place at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo
    • The official notes Japan's belief in the supernatural
    • In panel 4, on the posters is "Busters" in katakana
    • The female Japanese ghost appears to be a Yurei

Also SeeEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Previews World Get Real #4 6/17/15
  2. erikburnham Tweet 3/25/15
  3. erikburnham Tweet 5/6/15
  4. erikburnham Tweet 6/23/15
  5. Erik Burnham Facebook 8/20/15
  6. Erik Burnham Facebook #1 8/20/15
  7. erikburnham Tweet 8/20/15
  8. Erik Burnham Facebook #2 8/20/15
  9. erikburnham Tweet 8/26/15
  10. erikburnham Tweet 9/12/15
  11. LinearRanger Tweet 9/12/15
  12. Dapperpomade Tweet 9/13/15
  13. Issue #4 Preview via Comic Vine 9/25/15
  14. Interdimensional Crossrip Podcast 10/12/15 1:17:04-1:17:25
  15. Ghostbusters Wiki Interview with Erik Burnham Part 3, Question 10 answer 12/14/15
  16. Ghostbusters Wiki Interview with Erik Burnham Part 3, Question 11 answer 12/14/15
  17. Dan Schoening deviantArt "We're Ready to Believe You" 6/16/09
  18. Dan Schoening deviantArt "This Chick is TOAST" 10/24/06


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