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Ghostbusters International 7 is the seventh issue of Volume Three of the ongoing series by IDW Publishing.

PlotEdit

While Ray, Peter, Winston, and Kylie are ghost hunting in Ireland, Egon remains in New York and finally gets to the bottom of a mystery he's been chasing since college... about a powerful Scandinavian spell book. That's right, Egon gets all the answers... and he may wish he hadn't.

Bullet points:

  • The most devastating monster battle of all time! [1]

CastEdit

Issue #7Edit

Walter Peck

Peter Venkman

Winston Zeddemore

Ray Stantz

Kylie Griffin

Una O'Neill

Aibell

Banshees

Egon Spengler

Gulper Ghost

Loftur Þorsteinsson

Haunted America Case FilesEdit

Special Agent Melanie Ortiz

Ethan Kaine

Ray Stantz

Chicago Ghostbusters

Ron Alexander

Dani Shpak

Lou Kamaka

EquipmentEdit

Issue #7Edit

P.K.E. Meter

Particle Thrower

Proton Pack

Ecto Goggles

Trap

Psychokinetic Defibrillator

Paranormal Containment Research Tank

Haunted America Case FilesEdit

Proton Pack

Particle Thrower

Trap

Slime Spritzer

Proton Grenade

ItemsEdit

Issue #7Edit

The Johansen Argument

The Twinkie

EnvironmentalEdit

Haunted America Case FilesEdit

Psychomagnotheric Slime

River of Slime

LocationsEdit

Issue #7Edit

Paris

Charles De Gaulle Airport

County Clare

Shannon Airport

Craig Liath

Egon's Apartment

Haunted America Case FilesEdit

Las Vegas

The Olive

DevelopmentEdit

On January 6, 2016, Erik Burnham stated one of the potential locations that had been kicked around for future stories was Ireland. [2]

On April 20, 2016, the July 2016 solicitations revealed the two covers, logline, and crew credits for Issue #7. A big monster battle in Ireland is hinted at. The international team will be Peter, Winston, Ray, and Kylie while Egon remains in New York to investigate his college cold case about a Scandinavian spell book. [3] Erik Burnham realized he had been writing the issue without Kylie and came up with a "neater idea" to fix things. [4]

On April 21, 2016, Erik Burnham teased Issue #7 "will have some pretty crazy things happening, and they lead to something even crazier." [5] Dan Schoening hinted at "Evil Clowns may or may not be burned alive or blown up." [6]

On April 22, 2016, in a podcast recorded earlier in the month, Erik Burnham confirmed a Banshee for Issue #7. [7]

On April 26, 2016, Erik Burnham confirmed he is currently writing Issue #7. [8]

On April 28, 2016, Erik Burnham confirmed he turned in the script for Issue #7. The first 16 pages is a story about Peter, Winston, Ray, Kylie, and Walter Peck in Ireland. The last 4 pages pushes Egon into answers and shows him thinking on his feet. [9]

On April 29, 2016, Erik Burnham revealed Dan Schoening is currently drawing Issue #7. [10]

On May 1, 2016, Erik Burnham teased page 16 could get a "little sand in your eye." [11]

On May 3, 2016, Erik Burnham hinted he got in a subtle reference to Prince in Issue #7. [12]

On June 7, 2016, Erik Burnham worked on the Haunted America section. [13]

On June 8, 2016, Erik Burnham confirmed the Haunted America case will take place in Las Vegas and hinted at the return of an Evan Shaner easter egg. [14]

On June 14, 2016, Erik Burnham posted an unlettered panel from Issue #7 featuring Walter Peck. [15] Declan Shalvey, an Irish comic book artist, confirmed his cameo in the panel as well as a cameo of Jordie Bellaire, an American comic book colorist currently living in Ireland. [16] John Cullen, a comic book artist from artist from Ennis, County Clare, confirmed he was the third cameo. [17]

On June 26, 2016, during the Crossrip Podcast Episode 227, Erik Burnham hinted towards the end of the issue there will be a 'sympathetic, emotional scene' with Walter Peck. [18]

On June 29, 2016, Erik Burnham further teased the Peck scene involves him saying three words, "I will not." [19]

On July 22, 2016, Erik Burnham posted a panel with Peck wearing a Proton Pack. [20]

On July 26, 2016, a cover, credits, and 5 page preview was posted. [21]

On July 27, 2016, Erik Burnham noted a 'weird shipping issue' delayed GBI #7 a week. [22]

On November 16, 2016, Luis Antonio Delgado posted an unlettered versions of page 10. [23]

On November 29, 2016, Erik Burnham revealed Samhain was originally involved in the story but a different route was taken with Banshees. [24]

TriviaEdit

  • The Diamond Order Code is MAY160412.
  • Regular Cover
    • "Land of Eternal Youth" is a reference to the legend "Tir na nóg".
    • The cover appears to be visually based on the 1910 painting "The High Deeds of Finn"
  • Subscription Cover
    • Melanie Ortiz and Ray Stantz run on a roulette with the ghost of Ethan Kaine watching
  • Credits Page
    • The image re-used is from page 10, panel 5 of this issue
  • What Came Before! Page
    • The recap mentions the events of Issue #6
    • The recap acknowledges how Issue #6 was in Puerto Rico which is still in America and therefore the issue itself is not "international." However, the interlude took place in Paris.
    • The following are mentioned:
      • Puerto Rico
      • Melanie Ortiz
      • Egon Spengler
      • Kylie Griffin
      • Cayey
      • La Llorona
      • Paris
      • Louvre Museum
    • Esme Torres, the ghost from last issue, is alluded to.
    • The first image is a reuse of page 7 panel 3 from Ghostbusters International #6
    • The second image is a reuse of page 16 panel 4 from Ghostbusters International #6
    • The third image is a reuse of page 11 panel 4 from Ghostbusters International #6
  • Page 1
    • The pose Walter Peck is in and his line is reminiscent of Uncle Sam in the famous "I Want You!" poster for military recruitment.
  • Page 2
    • In panel 1, there is a sign for Lucien Airlines near Peck. This is a reference to Monsieur Lucien from The Real Ghostbusters episode "The Ghostbusters in Paris"
    • Peter asks Peck to say "please", likely a nod to the first time they met in the first movie when Peter teased him with having to say the 'magic word'
    • The Ghostbusters and Peck are in Paris' Charles De Gaulle Airport.
    • In panel 3, the Ghostbusters wait in front of the Shannon Airport's Stop n' Shop.
    • In panel 3, the three people who Peck walks past are visually based on local artist Declan Shalvey, colorist Jordie Bellaire, and artist John Cullen.
  • Page 3
  • Page 4
    • Una O'Neill appears to be visually based on the late actress Maureen O'Hara
    • On the shelf is the Leprechaun's Pot from the Extreme Ghostbusters episode "The Luck of the Irish"
    • Ray mentions:
      • Kinsale. One of Kinsale's more famous haunts is at the Charles Fort where a White Lady is known to shove visitors.
      • Kildarby is a nod to The Real Ghostbusters episode "The Bird of Kildarby"
      • Sluagh. These are a version of restless, destructive spirits said to be sinners and evil people rejected by Heaven and Hell. They flew in groups and attempted to take souls from the dying.
  • Page 5
  • Page 6
    • Aibell is a Fairy queen/goddess from Irish mythology. She was the guardian goddess of Dalassians, Fairy Queen of Thomond, and presided over North Munster, said to dwell in a silent glen at Craig Liath, the "Grey Rock," two miles north of Killaloe. It was said if you heard her harp, you would not live much longer.
    • In Irish mythology, Fairies and Banshees were related terms. A female fairy were called ben-side or banshee which loosely translated to "A woman from fairy hills." Fairy hills in turn were ruled by banshees or fairy queens. The three queens who were the most well known were Aine, Clidna and Aibell.
  • Page 8
    • In panel 1, the license plate of the rental car is "BIG-042" - nod to Winston's Car in The Real Ghostbusters episode "Night Game"
  • Page 9
    • The new Ecto Goggles used in Ghostbusters International #3 are used again by Peter and Kylie in this issue.
    • Kylie alludes to the rather detailed description of the Craig Liath in lore about Aibell.
  • Page 10
    • Peter quotes the line, "Honey, I know times are changin'..." from the late Prince's "Purple Rain"
  • Page 11
    • Aibell mentions Una's spurned lover to be under her protection. According to lore, Aibell is the guardian spirit of the Dalcassians or the O'Brien clan.
    • Peter jokes about New Jersey
  • Page 16
    • In panel 2, on the left, is the helmet from one of the Troops of Kildarby worn by Peter in The Real Ghostbusters episode "The Bird of Kildarby"
    • In panel 5, the portrait on the left is of a Ghostbusters fan, Brendan Rome.
    • In panel 5, a harp is on the right - a nod to Aibell. It is said if you hear her harp playing, you won't be alive for much longer.
  • Page 17
  • Page 18
    • In panel 3 are:
    • In panel 4 are:
      • A tray of Ecto Cooler (2016) cans on top of the boxes
      • Under the Ecto Coolers are a box of Cracker Jacques, a nod to Cracker Jacks
    • Loftur came up when Egon talked about the Rauoskinna lore in Ghostbusters International #5.
    • Egon insists Loftur died. Lore posits he died at sea while trying to leave Iceland with the Rauoskinna
    • Loftur mentions the Rauoskinna
    • In panel 4, the tank's pedal is based on Kenner's Trap toy.
  • Page 19
    • Egon mentions Gozer
    • Luis' Delgado's 15 easter egg appears in the time stamp when the P.K.E. disturbance is first detected
    • Egon previously mentioned in Ghostbusters International #5 if the ghost escaped the tank, then an alert would be sent to the Firehouse.
    • Loftur mentions controlling the Devil, which was mentioned in the lore recited in Ghostbusters International #5.
  • Page 20
    • The manner of Egon's displacement is visually inspired by his counterpart's in The Real Ghostbusters episode "Egon's Ghost"
    • In panel 2 is a box of Cheese Itz from the first movie
    • In panel 3, on the right, is the Proton Shotgun from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Loose Screws"
    • In panel 3, left of the Trap is a pamphlet for the Angelus Puft Marshmallow Man, one of the inspirations for the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.
    • In panel 3, on the right, is the Trap from the Ghostbusters 2016 movie
    • The Twinkie on the ground appears to the Key Lime Slime Twinkie offered during the theatrical run of the Ghostbusters 2016 movie
  • Page 23
    • The FBI Field Office in Las Vegas is mentioned
    • The Slime Spritzer first appeared in Ghostbusters International #5
    • The Olive Hotel and Casino appeared in Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #7 and Issue #8.
    • Vigo is mentioned
    • It is revealed there is a River of Mood Slime under Las Vegas like with Manhattan in Ghostbusters II
    • Ron's description of the ghost sounds like Elvis.
      • In the first movie, Ray is asked about Elvis during the first montage.
  • In Ghostbusters International #8, the recap mentions the events of Issue #7.
  • On the What came before! page of Ghostbusters International #8:
    • The first image is a reuse of page 17 panel 5 from Ghostbusters International #7
    • The second image is a reuse of page 19 panel 6 from Ghostbusters International #7
    • The third image is a reuse of page 20 panels 1 to 2 from Ghostbusters International #7
  • On page 1 Ghostbusters International #8, in panel 2, the replayed footage takes place right after page 20 panel 3 of Issue #7.
  • On page 1 of Ghostbusters International #10, in panel 2, the sight of Egon being atomized was seen at the end of Ghostbusters International #7 on page 20 panel 2.

Also SeeEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Ghostbusters International #7 Previews World solicit 4/20/16
  2. IDW Publishing "Ghostbusters: International's Erik Burnham Discusses Rotating Line Ups and New Locations" Answer #3 1/6/16
  3. Comic Book Resources IDW Publishing July 2016 Solicitations 4/20/16
  4. erikburnham Tweet 4/20/16
  5. erikburnham Tweet 4/21/16
  6. Dapperpomade Tweet 4/21/16
  7. Panels and Pizza Episode 74, 5:13-5:18 4/22/16
  8. erikburnham Tweet 4/26/16
  9. Ghostbusters: The Board Game II Kickstarter comments section reply 4/28/16
  10. erikburnham Tweet 4/29/16
  11. erikburnham Tweet 5/1/16
  12. erikburnham Tweet 5/3/16
  13. erikburnham Tweet 6/7/16
  14. erikburnham Tweet 6/8/16
  15. erikburnham Tweet 6/14/16
  16. declanshalvey Tweet 6/14/16
  17. nellucnhoj Tweet 6/14/16
  18. 6/26/16 Crossrip Podcast "#227 - Andrew Shaffer/"Ghosts From Our Past" and Erik Burnham "Tobin's Spirit Guide" - June 27, 2016" 2:20:32-2:20:42 Erik Burnham says: "The ending of Issue 7, the middle...almost the end of Issue 7, there's a Walter Peck scene I don't think anybody ever thought I would have a sympathetic emotional scene with Walter Peck but it's there."
  19. Ghostbusters Fans "Ghostbusters: Monthly - THEY'RE BACK!" post 6/29/16
  20. erikburnham Tweet 7/22/16
  21. Comic Book Resources "Preview: Ghostbusters International #7" 7/26/16
  22. erikburnham Tweet 7/26/16
  23. Luis Delgado deviantArt Ghostbusters International 7 page 10 11/16/16
  24. erikburnham Tweet 11/29/16


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