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The Real Ghostbusters was an Emmy-Nominated American animated television series based on the hit 1984 film Ghostbusters. The series ran from 1986 to 1991, and was produced by Columbia Pictures Television (now Sony Pictures Television), DiC Entertainment and Coca-Cola Telecommunications. The series continues the adventures of paranormal investigators Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Egon Spengler, Winston Zeddemore, Dr. Ray Stantz, their secretary Janine Melnitz and their mascot ghost Slimer. In 1988 during the show's six year run it was retooled with the Slimer! show that was sandwiched around The Real Ghostbusters and was titled Slimer! and The Real Ghostbusters. The show also received a new opening sequence (which was used for the remainder of the series) when it was re-titled as well. The series continued to develop the franchise's mythology; In "Partners in Slime", Vigo was mentioned, confirming Ghostbusters II is in the continuity of the animated series. However, due to many reasons the show started the Ghostbusters Animated Timeline Canon.

During the show's run (September 13, 1986 – October 22, 1991) a series of comics were made: The Real Ghostbusters NOW Comics for North America, and The Real Ghostbusters Marvel UK for the United Kingdom. A Toy line by Kenner was produced through its run as well. There was even a short lived Magazine. In 1997, the franchise was revived with Extreme Ghostbusters. A group of new Ghostbusters joined Egon, Janine and Slimer, who helped to bridge both cartoons.

PlotEdit

The series' origin is told in the episode "Citizen Ghost", which is a flashback episode. Peter reveals that the suits were replaced with new ones that were in new colors. Gozer was taken out but the old suits had ecto-plasmic residue and Peter was supposed to destroy them. Also in that episode, it is revealed that Slimer stuck around the firehouse and while Peter didn't like him, the others after a few days grew to like him, as he was harmless and valuable to research. Ray names him, to spite Peter, Slimer. At the end of the episode the Ghostbusters are in serious trouble with ghostly versions of themselves that wanted them out of business. Slimer wore them out as they fired at him wasting their ecto energy. Because of that, the Ghostbusters were able to capture the ghosts. Slimer earned his spot as a pet and friend of the Ghostbusters.

"Take Two" explained in a way, the differences between the cartoon and the film. The film according to the episode was made based on events in the cartoon. Inside jokes about the film are all over the episode.

DevelopmentEdit

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The Ghostbusters Team: Egon Spengler, Peter Venkman, Janine Melnitz, Winston Zeddemore, Ray Stantz, and Slimer (in the background behind Janine).

A short pilot episode was produced, but never aired in full. Scenes of the pilot can be seen in TV promos that aired prior to the beginning of the series. As with most pilots, the short episode has several striking differences from the finished product. For the most part, the differences come down to a greater faithfulness to the movie: Peter Venkman's design bears a greater resemblance to Bill Murray, the Ghostbusters still use their original uniforms, and Slimer appears as a gluttonous bad guy as he does in the movie. Certain scenes from the pilot would be edited and used in the show's intro, most notably the encounter at the end with the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Other scenes from the pilot, including a shot of Ray waking up from bed with a Mr. Staypuft doll, the team sliding down the fire pole in silhouette, and a skeletal Red Baron laughing as he flies across the sky, would later be used in the special opening sequence for the 1989 Real Ghostbusters prime time Halloween special, "The Halloween Door".

Maurice LaMarche, the voice of Egon Spengler, described that even though the auditioners did not want him to impersonate Harold Ramis, he did so and got the part. LaMarche mentioned that, supposedly, Bill Murray asked why Lorenzo Music's voice sounded like Garfield and not like himself, and this may have weighed in the replacing of Music, with Dave Coulier replacing him after 78 episodes. This is ironic considering that Bill Murray took over the role of Garfield for the live-action movies. Ernie Hudson was the only actor from the film who auditioned to reprise his role, Winston Zeddemore, for the animated series, but he lost to Arsenio Hall.

Unproduced ScriptsEdit

  • "Funny You Should Scream" By Jina Bacarr [1]
    • Premise: Dr. Teufel (meaning devil) ran a carnival and trapped children in his Fun House a la Pied Piper.
    • What happened: The script was donated to the "cause" the animation writers were fighting with the labor board for recognition to be admitted into the WGA. J. Michael Straczynski had to prove to the board that story editing and writing co-existed in the world of animation as it does in episodic television writing Since the 1930s, animation writers were "required" to belong to the Cartoonists Guild. This Ghostbusters script helped to establish a new precedent and animation writers were finally recognized by the WGA through the Animation Writers Caucus.

The Other GhostbustersEdit

"The Real" was added to the title over a dispute with Filmation. After the success of the film, a TV series based on the Ghostbusters began production. At the same time The Real Ghostbusters was being created, Filmation was making a cartoon known simply as Ghostbusters, a revamp of the 1970s live-action series. Despite rumors to the contrary, Columbia was allowed to use the name Ghostbusters for its cartoon, but added "The Real" to snub Filmation. In the episode "The Spirit of Aunt Lois", Dr. Bassingham, a charlatan spiritualist wore an outfit similar to that of Jake Kong. With character designs by Jim McDermott, the animated characters were dramatically redesigned from the way the same characters looked in the movie due to likeness-rights issues.

Season Guide & Episode GuideEdit

For a list of the episodes of the Real Ghostbusters click here.

Main CharactersEdit

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Samhain was a major foe of the Ghostbusters on the show, as well as one of the few recurring villains

Dr. Peter VenkmanEdit

Dr. Peter Venkman (voiced by Lorenzo Music seasons 1-2 and Dave Coulier seasons 3-7) is the group's first-among-equals. While not their official leader, Venkman often makes the decision whether or not they will take a case. He also provides comic relief and is usually nominated for tasks no one else wants to do.

Dr. Egon SpenglerEdit

Dr. Egon Spengler (voiced by Maurice LaMarche) a scientific genius, is the primary source of expertise the group uses to understand (and many times combat) the ethereal realm. A skilled theorist, in many episodes Egon formulates the solution when all hope seems lost.

Dr. Ray StantzEdit

Dr. Ray Stantz (voiced by Frank Welker) is portrayed as an excitable jack-of-all-trades. He is second only to Egon in sheer intelligence, and leans towards practical applications of science as opposed to Egon's pure research – the engineer to Egon's physicist. He is also a child at heart, cheerful and optimistic (and rather enamored of cartoons and stuffed animals). As the only one of the four who can reliably understand what Egon is talking about, he is usually the one to put his theories into practice.

Winston ZeddemoreEdit

Winston Zeddemore (voiced by Arsenio Hall seasons 1-3 and Buster Jones seasons 4-7) is the courage and straight-man of the group; his accuracy with the proton gun is his forte. Of all the Ghostbusters, Winston Zeddemore has the most subtle character development; it is hinted that he is an avid reader and the descendant of a powerful African bloodline. Sometimes his last name is misspelled "Zeddmore"

Janine MelnitzEdit

Janine Melnitz (voiced by Laura Summer seasons 1-2 and Kath Soucie seasons 3-7) is the secretary of the Ghostbusters and has an interest in Egon.

Louis TullyEdit

Louis Tully (voiced by Rodger Bumpass seasons 5-6) is the accountant for the Ghostbusters. Was put in the cartoon to follow along with Ghostbusters II movie.

SlimerEdit

Slimer (voiced by Frank Welker) is the pet of the Ghostbusters and is the only ghost that will stay still for Egon to test and study. In the Kenner toy line known also as the "Green Ghost".

For the full list of characters go Here .

EquipmentEdit

Minor WeaponsEdit

Items mostly used in one episode

More equipment is listed on project Ghostbusting Equipment 101.

VehiclesEdit

  • Ecto-1 was the prime vehicle they used.
  • Ecto-2 was a small open-topped two-seater helicopter.
  • Ecto-3 was a motorized unicycle and sidecar.
  • Ecto-4 was a time-distortion jet-like vehicle.
  • Ecto-Ichi was an extremely high tech six wheeled Ectomobile used by the Ghostbusters in Japan.


FirehouseEdit


Home Entertainment ReleasesEdit

  • "The Real Ghostbusters Vol. 1" (TimeLife) was released on DVD March 31, 2009 in North America
  • "The Real Ghostbusters Vol. 1" (TimeLife) was released on DVD June 3, 2009 in Australia
  • "The Real Ghostbusters Vol. 1" (TimeLife) was released on DVD June 15, 2009 in the United Kingdom
  • "The Real Ghostbusters Vol. 2" (TimeLife) was released on DVD January 26, 2010 in North America

Streaming Service ReleasesEdit

  • Netflix: The Real Ghostbusters was made available starting March 31, 2017.

Foreign Markets‎‎Edit

The Real Ghostbusters Series, much like the films was translated into many languages and with such things, many aspects had to be localized. Slimer's name being one of those aspects.

CharactersEnglishGermanSpanishFrenchBrazilSwedish
Title of ShowThe Real Ghostbusters (Seasons 1-3)
Slimer! and The Real Ghostbusters (Seasons 4-7)
The Real Ghostbusters
Slimer! and The Real Ghostbusters
Die Echten Ghostbusters (as known in other endorsements)
Los Verdaderos Cazafantasmas
S.O.S Fantômes
The Real Ghostbusters
Os Caça - FantasmasThe Real Ghostbusters (alternate title Real Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters)
Egon SpenglerMaurice LaMarcheBenjamin Völz (TV)[2][3]
Holger Mahlich (Video)[4]
Martín Soto[5]Jean-Pierre Leroux[6]Jorge Barcellos[7]Per Sandborgh [8]
Ray StantzFrank WelkerOliver Rohrbeck (TV)[9][10]
Rainer Schmitt (Video)[11]
Pedro D'Aguillon Jr.[12]
Jorge Roig[13]
Pascal Renwick[14]Flávio Dias[15]Gunnar Ernblad [16]
Peter VenkmanLorenzo Music (Seasons 1-2)
Dave Coulier (Seasons 3-7)
Stefan Krause (TV)[17]
Yamil Atala?[18]
Michael Harck (Video)[19]
Pedro D'Aguillon Jr.[20]
Ricardo Hill[21]
Bernard Murat[22]Ézio Ramos[23]Hans "Hasse" Jonsson[24]
Winston ZeddemoreArsenio Hall (Seasons 1-3)
Buster Jones (Seasons 4-7)
Nicolas Böll (TV)[25][26]
Lutz Schnell (Video)[27]
Andreas von der Meden (Video)[28]
Luis Alfonso Mendoza[29]Greg Germain[30]
Marc François[31]
Antônio Moreno[32]Peter Sjöquist[33]
Janine MelnitzLaura Summer (Seasons 1-2)
Kath Soucie (Seasons 3-7)
Dorette Hugo (TV Seasons 1-4)[34]Rocío Garcel[35]
Carlos Magaña[36]
Francine Lainé[37]Márcia Gomes[38]Louise Raeder[39]
SlimerFrank WelkerWilfried Herbst (TV)[40]
Frank Welker (Video)[41]
(aka: Pegajoso)
Narciso Busquets[42]
Patricia Acevedo[43]
(aka: Bouffe-Tout)[44]
(aka: Geleia)[45]
Sônia Perez[46]
Hans Jonsson[47]

TriviaEdit

References in IDW ComicsEdit


  • In Ghostbusters: Displaced Aggression #3:
    • On Page 5, Peter implies to Ray he reads too much comics like his counterpart on The Real Ghostbusters.
  • In Ghostbusters: Past, Present, and Future:
    • The Ghostbusters encounter the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. They also were featured in "X-Mas Marks the Spot".
  • In Ghostbusters: Con-Volution:
    • On Page 7, Peter declares he's part of the real Ghostbusters, a nod to the show.
  • In Ghostbusters: What in Samhain Just Happened?!:
    • The comic's title is a nod to Samhain but the actual ghost is a new character named Sam Hain.
    • On Page 4, Peter and Ray mention business is slow, a reoccurring theme from Real Ghostbusters. Janine's plant is from "A Ghost Grows in Brooklyn". The magic lamp from "Janine's Genie" is on the file cabinet. False alarms are mentioned, another reoccurring theme from Real Ghostbusters.
    • On Page 5, Janine warns Lester no filming is allowed. A 20/40/60 news crew caused mayhem in "Egon on the Rampage" when filming during an experiment.
    • On Page 8, Samhain's Two Goblin Minions make a cameo appearance as two decorations at Lester's house near the steps.
    • On Page 9, coat-hanger arrangement resembling one of the forms assumed by The Thing in Mrs. Faversham's attic can be seen. On an interesting note, it is under a portrait of a woman resembling Mrs. Faversham. A sculpture resembling the Bird of Kildarby can be seen. There is a copy of Necronomicon from "The Collect Call of Cathulhu"
    • On Page 10, Egon and Janine both use P.K.E. Meters that show the influence of the movie and animated versions. The swing arms look more like the movie version, but their location recalls the cartoon's. A bust of Cubby from "Chicken, He Clucked" is seen. Interestingly enough, it is next to a statue of a chicken. A Portrait of Elwin Spalding from "The Old College Spirit" also appears.
    • On Page 11, the Magic Spells book looks like one used by Alan Favish in "Look Homeward, Ray". Another flying book is Tobin's Spirit Guide. A statue of the Party Animal Troll from "Troll Bridge" appears next to a caged canary resembling Precious from "Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood".
    • On Page 12, the doorknocker looks like doorknocker on the Doomsday Door from "Knock, Knock"
    • On Page 14, a poster of Dr. Bassingame appears in Hain's secret room. A Murray the Mantis doll is present.
    • On Page 15, in the article, Cynthia Crawford (reporter from "Citizen Ghost ") is listed under the picture of the mansion.
    • On Page 16, Egon looks like he's working on that computer interface of Tobin's Spirit Guide from RGB or the Ecto Aroma Eliminator from "Masquerade" .
    • On Page 17, a child is wearing a costume similar to the witch costume Catherine wore in "Halloween II 1/2". One guest at the Halloween party resembles Peter Venkman as he appears in The Real Ghostbusters and his costume is reminiscent of the wolf from Red Hot Riding Hood.
    • On Page 22, entities watching are a couple of the Domoviye from "The Spirit of Aunt Lois," the Greenhouse ghost from "A Ghost Grows in Brooklyn," Fairweather from "The Halloween Door", and Tolay from "Egon's Ghost".
  • In Ghostbusters: Guess What's Coming to Dinner?:
    • On Page 73, like in a few episodes of The Real Ghostbusters, Peter mocks Ray's fashion sense.
  • In Ghostbusters Volume 1 #1:
    • Cover A is a homage to a piece of Kenner promo artwork.
    • On Page 2, Dib Devlin from "The Devil to Pay" is the stage manager.
    • On Page 3, in the audience are Buster from "Buster the Ghost" and Shanna, in human form, from "Banshee Bake a Cherry Pie?"
    • On Page 6, to the right of Ray's bed is the Ghostbuster of the Year edition of Spooks Illustrated from the ending of "Ghostbuster of the Year". Ray's stuffed animal is a version of Dopey Dog from "The Boogieman Cometh".
    • On Page 7, on the shelf by Ray is the Particle Thrower with scope used by Winston in "Take Two".
    • On Page 8, the mask above Jim Silver is from the African Fetish Ghost in "Deadcon 1".
    • On Page 9, the object by the door is the costume Slimer wore in "Look Homeward, Ray". The painting is of Sir Bruce from "Hard Knight's Day". The toilet resembles the Fearsome Flush from Kenner. The crown is from "Look Homeward, Ray".
    • On Page 10, the lamp from "Janine's Genie" is still present atop the file cabinet. Winston's T-shirt has the symbol of the forces of good from "Night Game" and the shirt itself is in a color scheme of his animated counterpart's jumpsuit.
    • On Page 12, an Imp from "Janine's Day Off" is by Janine's computer.
    • On Page 13, a taxi cab next to Ecto-1a in traffic has an outdated advertisement for the "Ride of the Valkyries," an opera seen in "A Fright at the Opera".
    • On Page 14, Peter deduces Winston took on a pro bono case for a child. The Real Ghostbusters have done such busts in episodes like "The Boogieman Cometh" and "The Grundel".
    • On Page 15, the superintendent resembles Slug, in human form, from "Ghosts R Us".
    • On Page 17, the ghost sprite on the P.K.E. Meter is from the Kenner Proton Pack toy, seen on the boy's Meter.
    • On Page 18, next to the bookcase covered in Ectoplasm is the SCEP-TECH from "The Treasure of Sierra Tamale".
    • On Page 19, Winston was looking at a mirror based on one from the first magic trick in "The Cabinet of Calamari". The Megazoid from "Take Two" is seen tossed up as Peter crashes through the wall.
  • In Ghostbusters Volume 1 #2:
    • On Page 4, on Egon's clipboard is an excerpt from Leon Zundinger's "Magicians, Martyrs And Madmen" and pages 146-157 quotes a line spoken by Necksa from "The Devil in the Deep".
    • On Page 5, Silver mentions the Stay Puft Marshmallow Corporation, who worked with The Real Ghostbusters in "Sticky Business" and he also wears a Stay Puft tie pin.
    • On Page 9, in the opposite lane is the Highway Haunter from Kenner's Haunted Vehicles line.
    • On Page 10, standing behind Silver is Gorgar, in human form, from "You Can't Teach an Old Demon New Tricks".
    • On Page 12, Bradley Sunderland's T-shirt references Malachi from "Play Them Ragtime Boos".
    • On Page 13, a head of a Bog Hound, seen in "The Scaring of the Green" is mounted inside the house.
    • On Page 16, the chalkboard references the recipe for Chicken Bane Soup used in "Poultrygeist".
    • On Page 17, a Werechicken from "Poultrygeist" is behind Egon.
    • On Page 19, the Headless Horseman from "The Headless Motorcyclist" is on the street. Baby Egon from "Three Men and an Egon" is in the stroller near the bronze bear statue. Cyrus Spengler from "Cry Uncle" watches Jacquelyn and Zac. The Pallo Mansion ghosts from "Look Homeward, Ray" are behind baby Egon. Zac's backpack reads Miskatonic University, a college visited in "The Collect Call of Cathulhu".
  • In Ghostbusters Volume 1 #3:
    • On Page 1, Frank Welker, voice of Ray, runs from the Terror Bear.
    • On Page 2, the Ghostbusters Arcade Game is based on The Real Ghostbusters Data East Video Game. The Earp gang, 3/4 anyway, from "Ghost Fight at the O.K. Corral" are seated in the bar.
    • On Page 3, Ron's idea of copying equipment from schematics matches a similar scheme in the episode "Robo-Buster".
    • On Page 4, the Troll leader from "Troll Bridge" stands above the Ghostbusters on the bridge.
    • On Page 6, Drool from "Drool, the Dog Faced Goblin" is in a trash can in the garage bay as Ecto-1a pulls in.
    • On Page 8, the Containment Unit resembles the one from The Real Ghostbusters. The Containment Unit has the fail safe device from "Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood" and will for the remainder of the comics.
    • On Page 9, the head of Ecto-X from Marvel's The Real Ghostbusters #50 and the Ecto-Visors from "Cry Uncle" are on the shelf. Obscured by the Clang Clang Clang SFX is the Spectral Glove from "The Magnificent Five".
    • On Page 10, Lupusville and an image of Gregor's rival and a Werewolf references "No One Comes to Lupusville". Samhain appears on a billboard. Granny Candy, from "Egon's Ghost," appears on a billboard. UBN Reporter Cynthia Crawford from "Citizen Ghost" and "When Halloween Was Forever" appears on the streets. The Junior Ghostbusters also appear by Cynthia. "Dr. Venkman Presents Hob Anagarak" from "Cold Cash and Hot Water" can be seen on a billboard. Shanna from "Banshee Bake a Cherry Pie?" can be seen on a billboard. Dr. V's Protein Shake from "Venk-Man!" can be seen on a billboard. Leopold Presents Ride of the Valkyries - the conductor from "A Fright at the Opera" can be seen on a billboard. The Boo York Blimp from "Flip Side" is in the air. Strange Fiction from "Mr. Sandman, Dream Me a Dream" can be seen on a billboard.
    • On Page 12, the Earp sign, Dewey Lamort and Random Choice Publishing from "Ghost Fight at the O.K. Corral" can be seen on a billboard.
    • On Page 13, partially but definitely "Lizardo Meets Nori-ra" is movie title referenced in "Attack of the B-Movie Monsters".
    • On Page 15, Celebrity Magazine and Alice Johnson from "The Devil in the Deep" appears.
    • On Page 23, the notes also refers to Tolasian Terror Dogs from "Egon's Ghost".
  • In Ghostbusters Volume 1 #4:
    • On Page 3, Idulnas mentioned a Jabberwock. Incidentally, one was caught one with Slimer's help in "The Grundel".
    • On Page 4, a clipping of Lieutenant Frump like the one Peter Venkman used in "The Headless Motorcyclist" is held by a magnet that looks like the host body Killerwatt made at the end of "Killerwatt".
    • On Page 5, the Proton Grenade is visually the Ghost Bomb from "The Boogieman Cometh".
    • On Page 6, the framed article on Peck's wall references the BUFO from "Big Trouble With Little Slimer".
    • On Page 7, Janine's file lists Mrs. Rogers and her address of 1313 13th Street in Levittown, from "Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood". There is an Imp next to Janine's flowers.
    • On Page 8, the color scheme of the helicopter matches the one Ray piloted in "You Can't Take it With You." The miniature plane with the Skeleton Pilot Ghost is from The Real Ghostbusters promo pilot.
    • On Page 22, Marty Tillis' name appears in the Stay Puft video, He was head of the Stay Puft Company in "Sticky Business".
  • In Ghostbusters Volume 1 #5:
    • On Page 1, P.J.'s Chicken and the 2 ton plaster chicken from "Chicken, He Clucked" is in Fantastic Land. Big Greaser from "Something's Going Around" is also present. Scotty has on a Dopey Dog T-shirt - the look from "Who're You Calling Two-Dimensional?" Behind the glass is the candy gobbling brown ghost from Granny's Yum Yum Candy in "Egon's Ghost".
    • On Page 2, Scotty's parents are based on Jeremy Whittington and Cindy from "Ragnarok and Roll". One of the costumed workers is Conqueror Duck from "Who're You Calling Two-Dimensional?" One of the storefronts is Conrad's from "Ghosts R Us".
    • On Page 4, among the park visitors are Kenji from "Attack of the B-Movie Monsters", Barbara Mentee from "Ghostbuster of the Year", Megan Carter from "The Boogieman Cometh", and Maude from "Poultrygeist".
    • On Page 5, another park visitor/worker is DyTillio from "Ragnarok and Roll".
    • On Page 6, waiting for the NYC bus is Aunt Lois from "The Spirit of Aunt Lois". Olivia Stewart and fiancee John from "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Ghost?" also appear.
    • On Page 7, also by the gym is Casey J's Coffee and Books, named after Casey Jones from "Last Train to Oblivion". In the crowd of people is the Mayor's Wife from "The Scaring of the Green", and Crowley and Fairweather from "The Halloween Door". Near the crowd is one of Captain Jack's pirates, decked out from mugging the Texan, from "Sea Fright". Alice Derleth from "The Collect Call of Cathulhu" and Wat as Mrs. Rogers from "Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood" have their backs to the reader.
    • On Page 9, Big Ed from "The Brooklyn Triangle", J. Portman Plump from "Deadcon 1", and Professor Phil Dendron from "A Ghost Grows in Brooklyn" are in the crowd.
    • On Page 10, the Rollerghoster from "Rollerghoster" is present in the park.
    • On Page 12, the Doomsday Door from "Knock, Knock" is on a flier. Also outside is a Captain Steel comic book. Episode titles from The Real Ghostbusters, "Apocalypse - - What, Now?" and "Cold Cash and Hot Water" are referenced on fliers. Leopold from "A Fright at the Opera" can be seen on fliers, too. Cubby from "Chicken, He Clucked" appears as a customer. A Bird of Kildarby statue references the entity from "The Bird of Kildarby". The Little Black Box from "The Joke's on Ray" can be seen by Kylie.
    • On Page 13, the case files are stamped Mrs. Rogers from "Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood".
    • On Page 15, the Missing Chickens article references "Chicken, He Clucked" when Cubby made them all vanish temporarily. Articles reference episode titles of The Real Ghostbusters - "Citizen Ghost", "Ghosts R Us", and "Slimer, Come Home". The Ghostbusters take a plane visually based on the GB4 plane from "Take Two". Ray holds a Tobin's Spirit Guide with the black and orange scheme seen a couple times in The Real Ghostbusters.
    • On Page 17, Lieutenant Frump from is seen near the police barricade.
    • On Page 19, Samhain's Fortress from "Halloween II 1/2" can be seen in the park.
    • On Page 23, Samhain is referenced.
  • In Ghostbusters Volume 1 #6:
    • On Cover A, one of the dolls is of Zunk from "Ghosts R Us". A Hotel Boudreaux brochure from "Play Them Ragtime Boos" lies on the ground. Another doll is of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.
    • On the RI Cover, there are dolls are of Murray the Mantis and Dopey Dog.
    • On Page 3, the fountain is the head of Blackie as the Guardian from "The Long, Long, Long, etc. Goodbye".
    • On Page 4, Janine's red Volkswagen Beetle convertible is parked near the diner. The diner and proprietor are El's Diner and El from "The Man Who Never Reached Home". The patron next to Ron appears to be a human version of the Bus Driver Ghost from "Ghostbuster of the Year". On the wall is a photo of Uncle Horace from "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Ghost?" The "crime down 30%" newspaper from "Ghost Busted" appears.
    • On Page 5, behind Ray are stuffed dolls of Lizardo from "Attack of the B-Movie Monsters," Copycat in burger form from "The Copycat," Genie in its true form from "Janine's Genie," and the H2 Ghost from Kenner Classic Ghosts toyline. The ride behind Peter is from "The Bogeyman Is Back" (first seen at about the 04:12 mark).
    • On Page 6, there is a Murray the Mantis doll in the stand, from "The Revenge of Murray the Mantis". Ray mentions the Boogieman.
    • On Page 10, the entrance where the kidnapped Ghostbusters are taken in the transmogrified Big Apple Amusement Park in "The Bogeyman Is Back" (about 04:45 mark) is present. The front sign for Cheap Thrills Amusement Park]in "Rollerghoster" is above the Big Apple one. The Pillar of New York from "Beneath These Streets" is present in the background.
    • On Page 11, The Creature swarms around the Star Jets ride. The Sorta-Kinda Tree from "Knock, Knock" is next to the ride.
    • On Page 23, Heironymus from "Egon's Ghost" is mentioned.
  • In Ghostbusters Volume 1 #7:
    • On Page 1, among the civilians are Leda from "No One Comes to Lupusville", Maude and Zeke from "Poultrygeist", Len Wolfman from "Captain Steel Saves the Day", Kenny Fenderman from "Masquerade", Megan and Kenny Carter from "The Boogieman Cometh", and DyTillio from "Ragnarok and Roll".
    • On Page 2, the Cheap Thrills sign from "Rollerghoster" appears again. The entrance from Big Apple Amusement Park from "The Bogeyman is Back" appears again. Madame LaFarge from "Drool, the Dog-Faced Goblin" and Willie Bradford from "Masquerade" appear.
    • On Page 5, the Umpire from "Night Game" appears behind the Manitou when he throws the baseball. Winston saves Alec Meredith from "The Grundel". The Pillar of New York from "Beneath These Streets" appears again.
    • On Page 6, below the soccer player is a box of dirty uniforms, a reference to "Citizen Ghost".
    • On Page 8, Ray, Egon, and Winston battle Rickey Roach, George Gopher, Ronald Rooster, and Sinclair Squirrel from "Who're You Calling Two-Dimensional?"
    • On Page 19, Janine wears the white suit and skirt ensemble seen in various episodes of The Real Ghostbusters including "Doctor, Doctor". Behind the cards is a miniature refrigerator with tag reading "From Dad," in reference to Charlie Venkman selling refrigerators to Eskimos at the end of "Venkman's Ghost Repellers". The makeshift shield next to the cards was used by Doctor Gould in "Doctor, Doctor". A model yellow luxury car from Peter's dream in "Mr. Sandman, Dream Me A Dream" is in miniature on the table next to Peter. Janine has a bag marked Stacy's. This was a department store from "Killerwatt".
  • In Ghostbusters Volume 1 #8:
    • On Page 1, the three Ghost Actors from "Lights! Camera! Haunting!" are among the senior citizens waiting outside the rest home. The portrait of Charles Foster Hearse from "Ghostbuster of the Year" hangs in the hallway. Past Charles is the Demon in Picture from "Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood" who becomes demonic behind Winston's back. Behind Ray is a portrait of the Hotel Boudreaux from "Play Them Ragtime Boos".
    • On Page 2, the door knocker of the Doomsday Door from "Knock, Knock" sans nose ring appears on one of the doors. A portrait of the melting clock dimension from "The Cabinet of Calamari" hangs in the hallway.
    • On Page 8, Power Guy from "Station Identification" is plastered on one of the arcades. The Real Ghostbusters Data East lies nearest to Egon. A Slimic Net from "Adventures in Slime and Space" is standing upright near Egon. Next to the net is Zedekiah Spengler's hat from "Egon's Dragon". On the poster board: at the top of the board are the names of Containment Unit parts Egon read off in the flashback in "Citizen Ghost". Peter is wearing the robe his animated counterpart wore in "Mr. Sandman, Dream Me a Dream".
    • On Page 9, on a bulletin board is a notice for free Jaguars tickets. This is the baseball team the animated Winston watched in "Night Game". Another notice is for The Great Strazinski from "You Can't Teach an Old Demon New Tricks".
    • On Page 10, Casey Jones' Coffee and Books references a ghost from "Last Train to Oblivion". Janine's relatives (minus her nephew) from "Janine's Day Off" walk past the gym. Grannie Melnitz is behind Roger and Janine. Dewey LaMort's car from "Ghost Fight at the O.K. Corral" is parked on the street across from the ice cream truck. The ice cream truck is from "Troll Bridge" is parked on the street. As Egon walks away, he goes past the Party Troll from "Troll Bridge". In the next panel, across the street is Ecto-Junior from "Halloween II 1/2".
    • On Page 11, Ann Lawson and Posey from "The Revenge of Murray the Mantis" are in the crosswalk. Among the crowd waiting to walk is Ray Cougar from "Rollerghoster". Janine's Car is parked near the bums. The advertisement on the taxi is of MJN Studios from "Lights! Camera! Haunting!"
    • On Page 12, the little girl looks like Irma from "The Halloween Door". Another can references Killerwatt from "Killerwatt". A sticker references WUGH FM, the radio station invaded by the Sandman in "Mr. Sandman, Dream Me a Dream".
    • On Page 13, Mr. Visitor's house is visually based on Mrs. Roger's House from "Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood".
    • On Page 14, behind Egon is a Wagner's Occult Shop, seen in "The Collect Call of Cathulhu".
    • On Page 15, Mr. Visitor is visually inspired by Mr. Tummell from "You Can't Take it With You". A portrait of the Ghost Actors is seen in the first panel. A Limburger's Special Recipe Mac & Cheese box references Charles Von Limburger's business from "The Hole in the Wall Gang".
    • On Page 16, the blue figure above Eugene's "Goodbye" dialogue bubble is one of the Hole Ghosts from "The Hole in the Wall Gang." This ghost was perched on Egon's head at one point in the episode.
    • On Page 18, Precious from "Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood" flies above the house.
    • On Page 20, the translator's name appears to be an amalgam of uncredited writer Jean-Marc Lofficier and character Monsieur Lucien from "The Ghostbusters in Paris".
    • On Page 21, Tobin exposed who looks to be a nod to Bassingame from "The Spirit of Aunt Lois". Tobin encountered a Grundel, a character from "The Grundel".
    • On Page 23, in the soldier's room, to the left of Mikhael is the Genevieve tapestry from "Hard Knight's Day".
  • In Ghostbusters Volume 1 #9:
    • On Cover B, an incidental ghost from the Real Ghostbusters intro and Mee-Krah from "Standing Room Only" are in the "R". Gremlins from "Don't Forget the Motor City" mess with Ecto-1.
    • On Page 3, when Winston enters Ecto-2, in the last panel there's a mini-dry erase board. On it are the list of parts of the Containment Unit that Egon read off in "Citizen Ghost" to Peter. This time, the transwarp drive is crossed out.
    • On Page 4, to the left of Egon below is the SCEP-TECH from "The Treasure of Sierra Tamale". Egon is looking at the Spectral Differentializer from "Who're You Calling Two-Dimensional?". To the right of Egon is the shut off switch of the animated Containment Unit seen in "Ghosts R Us" and "The Revenge of Murray the Mantis". Behind Winston is the Fail Safe scanner of the animated Containment Unit from "Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood".
    • On Page 5, the right of the Gremlins is part of the Winston Car's face from "Don't Forget the Motor City". Gremlins from "Don't Forget the Motor City" also appear.
    • On Page 6, a portrait of Mr. Abernathy from "Don't Forget the Motor City" hangs behind the Mayor.
    • On Page 7, the Generous Motors from "Don't Forget the Motor City" is on the spine of one of the books on the Mayor's desk
    • On Page 8, the Crash Test Dummy is based on Larry the Crash Test Dummy, who was voiced by Lorenzo Music.
    • On Page 9, Egon is reading a copy of Who's Who in the Spirit World from "Revenge of the Ghostmaster".
    • On Page 12, Egon studies readings from the Ecto-Aroma Eliminator from "Masquerade".
    • On Page 14, Halliwell from "Masquerade" appears to the left of the ghosts.
    • On Page 29, Peter is dressed like how his animated counterpart did on The Real Ghostbusters' "Camping it Up" and even is visually based on him.
  • In Ghostbusters Volume 1 #10:
    • On Cover B, Malachi from "Play Them Ragtime Blues" is in the second E, Imps from "Janine's Day Off" is on the desk and by the computer, there is also a Creature Magazine Peter reads in the "Slimer and the Real Ghostbusters" title sequence. Below the postcard is the Hotel Boudreaux from "Play Them Ragtime Blues".
    • On Page 1, Dahlia from "Moaning Stones" is adorned as the head on the float. Marie Cuttie from "Play Them Ragtime Boos" is in the parade. Malachi and his band from "Play Them Ragtime Boos" play in the parade.
    • On Page 2, Peter and Winston are in 'classic' civies from The Real Ghostbusters.
    • On Page 3, on the table is the recon helicopter from "The Hole in the Wall Gang". Egon is in 'classic civies' from The Real Ghostbusters.
    • On Page 6, the Moaning Stones of Tangalla from "Moaning Stones" are on the table by Ray. One of the paintings is of the Hotel Boudreaux from "Play Them Ragtime Boos".
    • On Page 7, near Marie Laveau II is the African Fetish Ghost from "Deadcon 1".
    • On Page 11, one of the establishments is named Kishnar's, a reference to Kishnar from "Very Beast Friends".
    • On Page 14, Winston yells, "Shimabuku!" - an ancestor of his animated counterpart from "Moaning Stones".
    • On Page 19, the Ghostbusters are dressed in civies their animated counterparts wore in "Dairy Farm". The Undying One from "Moaning Stones" adorns the gate post.
    • On Page 21, Peter is dressed like he did in "Camping it Up". The Fizz Cola sign references "Jailbusters" when Winston was lured to a Fizz commercial shoot and to a giant sign on the building next to the animated version of the Firehouse throughout the series.
    • On Page 22, a Glorp! advertisement on the wall behind Peter refers to a toothpaste brand from "Station Identification".
    • On Page 25, Peter mentions his mother, just like in The Real Ghostbusters, but it is intended as a reference to a road horror movie. Bigfoot from "Camping it Up" is in the bushes.
  • In Ghostbusters Volume 1 #11:
    • On Cover B, the Vampiric Alien Ghost from "Spacebusters" is in the R, The Creature from "Ain't NASA-Sarily So" is in the O, W, and L, the ghost in the B.U.F.O. Facility in "Big Trouble With Little Slimer" is in the S, and The Slug from The Real Ghostbusters NOW Comics Volume 1, Issue #2 is in the E.
    • On Page 2, the Silver Iodide Device from "The Man Who Never Reached Home" is on one of the blankets. The Sub-etheric Multichannel Differential Analyzer from "The Grundel" is on one of the blankets. Egon's Inflatable Raft (unactivated) from "Camping it Up" is on one of the blankets. The B.U.F.O. Receptacle from "Big Trouble With Little Slimer" is on one of the blankets. Egon's Quonset Hut (still in its case form) from "Camping It Up" is on one of the blankets. Egon uses the Multifunction Device from "Sticky Business" to run scans.
    • On Page 5, Winston is dressed up like his animated counterpart in the first part of "Night Game".
    • On Page 10, fliers outside Ray's Occult references three episodes of The Real Ghostbusters: "Adventures in Slime and Space", "Ain't NASA-Sarily So", and "Guess What's Coming to Dinner".
    • On Page 11, the Vampiric Alien Ghost from "Spacebusters" is on the blue card below the pay phone. To the right of Winston is Foul Grungy from "Guess What's Coming to Dinner" on the box. On the TV screen is a still of the Experimental Space Platform Galileo crew from "Ain't NASA-Sarily So".
    • On Page 19, next to Paul with his back turned is Calahan from "Big Trouble With Little Slimer".
    • On Page 20, the signs outside the cafe reference the Fearsome Flush Kenner toy and "Ain't NASA-sarily So".
    • On Page 26, the Particle Thrower resembles the version seen on The Real Ghostbusters.
  • In Ghostbusters Volume 1 #12:
    • On Cover B, the Grundel is in the "S". On the ticket is a reference to Vince Braggs Promotions from "Banshee Bake a Cherry Pie?". Also referenced on the ticket is WBOO the Big Boo from "Station Identification".
    • On Page 1, Charon's Patisserie references Charon from "Hanging By a Thread". Exiting Pequod's are the Glick Brothers from "The Devil to Pay".
    • On Page 2, Winston is wearing and using the Ecto-Headphones with Radar Blaster toy from Kenner's Weapon Action Figure line.
    • On Page 4, parked across the street from Ecto-1a is Count Vostok's Car from "Transylvanian Homesick Blues".
    • On Page 5, behind Peter and Foley is a salon referencing the Makoveris Lotsabucks from "Janine, You've Changed".
    • On Page 9, parked outside KBIB is Kenner's Wicked Wheelie toy from the Haunted Vehicles line. In the flashback, on the shelf below the slime is a doll of Loci from "Egon's Dragon".
    • On Page 12, to the right of the neon sign is the logo from the Central Flower Market from "Standing Room Only". Ray is fiddling with the Proton Electroencephalograph from "Venk-Man!"
    • On Page 13, Ray mentions a Banshee, an entity encountered in "Banshee Bake a Cherry Pie?".
    • On Page 19, to the right of the man is Dewey LaMort from "Ghost Fight at the O.K. Corral". A sticker on the front door of City Hall features the pizza, pork chop, and watermelon that came with Kenner's Green Ghost toy from the Classic Ghosts line."Big Ed" is on Winston's T-shirt, a reference to his animated counterpart's father from "The Brooklyn Triangle".
  • In Ghostbusters Volume 1 #13:
    • On Page 1, a bottle of Yuppie Water from "Short Stuff" is seen tossed around. Running from the scene are the younger versions of Al Capone and Mann seen in a recap in "The Ghostbusters Live! from Al Capone's Tomb!".
    • On Page 4, also on the wall is a portrait of the ghost of Al Capone is standing in front of his tomb at Mount Carmel Cemetery in "The Ghostbusters Live! from Al Capone's Tomb". One of the underlings in Al Capone's Gang from "The Ghostbusters Live! from Al Capone's Tomb" is in the portrait hanging above Ray's left shoulder.
    • On Page 5, almost all the vehicles on the bridge are from "Troll Bridge". The tug boat is from "Ghosts R Us".
    • On Page 6, to the far left of Ecto-1a is the box of contaminated jump suits from "Citizen Ghost".
    • On Page 7, Roger is wearing the white tuxedo Egon wore in "A Fright at the Opera". Imps, from "Janine's Day Off", can be seen by Ray and Winston and between Winston and Roger. Ray and Winston are wearing their animated counterparts' jumpsuits.
    • On Page 8, another Imp is on Janine's computer in the last panel.
    • On Page 11, Dr. Perkins and the children's hospital from "Sticky Business" are referenced on one of the giant posters hanging from the Met. Marty Tillis and his twin assistants are in the row above Janine and Roger. Janine and Roger reference Richard Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries," which initially didn't go so well in "A Fright at the Opera" either.
    • On Page 13, Egon hands the bill to Artie Grendel from "Lights! Camera! Haunting!"
    • On Page 15, the Phantom of the Opera from "A Fright at the Opera" is in one of the upper rows.
    • On Page 17, Joe Magic from "The Cabinet of Calamari" is among the audience.
    • On Page 19, a Slimer sticker is on the utility box for the cross walk.
    • On Page 20, Egon's line about energy cannot be destroyed is a nod to the Law of Conservation of Energy. Egon's animated counterpart also brings this up in "Robo-Buster" where a businessman named Paul Smart steals the Ghostbusters' designs and creates the Robo-Buster that 'destroyed' ghosts with dire consequences.
  • In Ghostbusters Volume 1 #14:
    • On Page 2, near the cliff is a book buried in the snow, the Codex of Saint Theophilus from "Apocalypse - - What, Now?". To the right of the Spirit Guide is the black ice block containing Hob Anagarak from "Cold Cash and Hot Water"
    • On Page 4, the periodical Janine is reading mentions and has a photo of the relic that served as Samhain's prison seen in "When Halloween Was Forever". On the front desk phone is a note for Ray to call Aunt Lois, a relative of the animated version of Ray in The Real Ghostbusters. Samhain's Two Goblin Minions appear in the left box in the newspaper Peter holds out. On the right corner of the newspaper is Louise from "Janine's Day Off" with the headline "Attacked By Imps" . Below Louise is a headline for the Celtic exhibit Janine was reading about. On the lower left corner of the newspaper is Lynn Stacy from "The Halloween Door". As Peter goes upstairs, Janine is reading a Celebrity Magazine, a periodical from "The Devil in the Deep," featuring Elvis.
    • On Page 5, also in the kitchen on the coffee pot is an Imp from "Janine's Day Off".
    • On Page 6, on the shelf to the right of the tank is a schematic of Samhain's Fortress from "Halloween II 1/2". On the top shelf is Slimer's prop glasses he wore for his costume in "Halloween II 1/2". On the bottom shelf is Gregor's treasure chest from "No One Comes to Lupusville".
    • On Page 7, on the ground to the left of Walter Peck is the B.U.F.O. Receptacle from "Big Trouble With Little Slimer". Like in Issue #4, the framed Pacific Monthly makes reference to the B.U.F.O.
    • On Page 8, in the last panel, at the bottom of the framed article, is an email address of Cynthia Crawford - a reporter from The Real Ghostbusters.
    • On Page 9, Egon's device is visually based on the Ethereal Solidifier from "Once Upon a Slime". Behind the Solidifier is what appears to be the Electronic Positronic Anti-Halloween Machine from "The Halloween Door". The satellite array around the roof is based on Dr. Crowley's at his residence in "The Halloween Door". Schematics of Samhain's fortress and some arcade games appear on the Solidifier's screen.
    • On Page 10, the Pimple Detection Device from "Three Men and an Egon" is on the desk. Also on the desk is a Kenner toy, Ecto-Plazm. Egon's batteries have Killerwatt from "Killerwatt" on them.
    • On Page 11, Slimer's fairytale book from "Once Upon a Slime" is on top of the Ethereal Solidifier like in the episode.
    • On Page 12, Mr. Howard from "The Collect Call of Cathulhu" is on the bench by the vendor. The vendor has Yuppie Water from "Short Stuff".
    • On Page 19, one of the arcades nods to Power Guy from "Station Identification". The two Goblins Egon used to set up spotlights in "When Halloween Was Forever" are in the upper left part of the board. Under these goblins' photo is the Zone Dewbies slang the Goblins used. The Infinity Symbol, used to free Samhain in "When Halloween Was Forever," is in the lower left part of the board. On the table is a miniature Electronic Positronic Anti-Halloween Machine. Next to the machine is half of the Containment Rock Crystal from "If I Were a Witch Man". Next to the crystal is a miniature model of the Robo-Buster. Near Robo-Buster, on the board, is the anti-Ghostbusters logo seen in a television advertisement and aphoto of the Pig Snouted Demon from "Robo-Buster". Robo-Busters "unlawful entity" line is written above the Pig Demon photo. The "Exorcism" book Ray uses in "If I Were A Witch Man" is in the lower right corner. The Power Guy arcade shows the planet Peternia, Power Guy's home, from "Station Identification".
  • In Ghostbusters Volume 1 #15:
    • The RI Cover is a homage to a scene from the first title sequence of The Real Ghostbusters. The Big Mohawk Ghost, Big Spike Ghost, Caterpillar Ghost, Eye Visor Ghost, Horizontal Grin Ghost, Mean Ghost, Big with Mean Teeth Ghost, and Big Mouth Ghost all appear in their respective areas on the cover. Also appearing are Slimer, Kenner Classic Egon's Gulper Ghost, Kenner Classic Ray's Wrapper Ghost, Kenner Classic Peter's Grabber Ghost, and Kenner Classic Winston's Chomper Ghost.
    • On Page 1, the ABS news ticker refers to Grossjuck Industries and Paul Smart from "Robo-Buster". The news ticker also refers to the Eye of Truth, Possessor Demon, and 20/40/60 from "Egon on the Rampage". In the last panel when the feed is lost, Sandy Van Sanders and Roone Ancient are on the adjoining screens from "Egon on the Rampage".
    • On Page 2, Sandy Van Sanders reports from ABS Studios, both from "Egon on the Rampage".
    • On Page 4, the Omni magazine cover features Robo-Buster from "Robo-Buster". The bowl of candy in Peck's office is from the start of "Halloween II 1/2".
    • On Page 5, on the back of Egon's pocket computer is "Marsha" the name of his animated counterpart's computer in "Banshee Bake a Cherry Pie?"
    • On Page 6, the Ecto-2 and Helmet Ecto-Goggles from The Real Ghostbusters make their debut. The Thanksgiving Day parade poster mentions Stacy's Department Store from "Killerwatt". The poster also refers to Murray the Mantis and his role in "The Revenge of Murray the Mantis". Cut off on the right is the Some One poster the Clock Ghost crashed into in Times Square in "Three Men and An Egon".
    • On Page 7, on the dashboard is the Air Sickness from the Haunted Vehicles line of Kenner, this completes the appearances all three vehicles in the ongoing series.
    • On Page 10, the Grossjuck Plaza can be seen on the left.
    • On Page 11, Alice's books are "Who's Who and What's That," "Spirit Summonings and Conjurations," and "Lochmore's Guide to the Lower Regions". Vince Braggs from "Banshee Bake a Cherry Pie?" is in the crowd.
    • On Page 12, the Traps and Mega Trap are connected to the generator for Peter's thrower at the end of "The Devil in the Deep"
    • On Page 18, the billboard references ABS Studios again.
    • On Page 20, to the right is the Stacy's building.
  • In Ghostbusters Volume 1 #16:
    • On Page 1, the designs of some of the pedestrians are borrowed from the ones seen in "X-Mas Marks the Spot" after the Ghostbusters returned home from the Time Slip. The gentleman with the mustache is the one who remarks "Bah humbug!" is up the street from Winston and Tiyah. The woman who relayed the story of how Ebenezer Scrooge defeated the three Ghosts of Christmas is near the bottom-right corner of the panel. Winston's outfit is the one his animated counterpart wore "X-Mas Marks the Spot". In the last panel to the right of Winston on the bin is a sticker for "A Christmas Humbug", a book from "X-Mas Marks the Spot" written by Scrooge.
    • On Page 2, in the store display are copies of "A Christmas Humbug", a book from "X-Mas Marks the Spot" and the safe chained to the ghost of Jacob Marley. The Marley's store, itself, is a reference to Jacob Marley.
    • On Page 5, Janine's outfit is from "Janine's Day Off". The writer of the article is UBN reporter Cynthia Crawford.
    • On Page 6, the Ghost Boy appears to be visually based on Tiny Tim. On Janine's computer is a shot of the Containment Unit universe when Egon went inside in "X-Mas Marks the Spot".
    • On Page 8, half buried object in the snow behind Egon is the Rosebud sled from "Ghostbuster of the Year".
    • On Page 10, Ray, Egon and Peter are also wearing the outfits their animated counterparts wore in "X-Mas Marks The Spot".
    • On Page 11, the doorknocker is based on Jacob Marley.
    • On Page 12, three of the portraits are of the Ghost of Christmas Past, Ghost of Christmas Present, and Ghost of Christmas Future from "X-Mas Marks the Spot".
    • On Page 17, Winston uses a Real Ghostbusters Trap on Adams.
    • On Page 19, the bedroom is styled after Ebenezer Scrooge's in "X-Mas Marks The Spot". On the top shelf are Marley's safe and a copy of A Christmas Humbug.
  • In Mars Attacks The Real Ghostbusters:
    • The Real Ghostbusters star in an original story.
    • On the Back Cover, the Boogieman, Sandman, and Samhain are mentioned in the text.
  • In Ghostbusters Volume 2 #1:
    • The story arc title "New Ghostbusters" is in the style from The Real Ghostbusters' logo.
    • On the Subscription Variant Cover, on the front page of Janine's newspaper is a photo of the Necronomicon from Ray's newspaper in "The Collect Call of Cathulhu". Above the photo of the Necronomicon is the "Oh My Gosh" headline from the Tombstone Epitaph special edition in "Ghost Fight at the O.K. Corral". There is a photo of Egon's sketch of the Central Park Twister from "Flip Side". On the desk are the robot and purple lizard toys and tape recorder from Peter's desk in "Citizen Ghost". On the top shelf, on the left, on top of a stack below Janosz Poha and Lou Kamaka's photos is the Barometric Analyzer from "Flip Side".
    • On Page 1, Janine is wearing a classic outfit her animated counterpart wore on The Real Ghostbusters. In the background is a Proton Pack from The Real Ghostbusters. The three labels on the file cabinets reference characters from The Real Ghostbusters: Mr. Abernathy, President of Generous Motors in "Don't Forget the Motor City", The Carter Kids in "The Boogieman Cometh", Mr. Dunbar from "Follow That Hearse", Mr. Lorne from "A Ghost Grows in Brooklyn", and Alec Meredith from "The Grundel". The Post-It note references the Real Ghostbusters Egon's nickname "Spookums" and mother Mrs. Spengler. To the left of Kylie is a Big Greaser meal from "Something's Going Around".
    • On Page 3, the Collectors are loosely based on the Peoplebusters from "Flip Side" as is the Peter Collector's pack and thrower.
    • On Page 5, behind Ray is the Pallo Mansion from "Look Homeward, Ray".
    • On Page 6, the entity is based on the Jail Jaw Ghost accessory with Ray in Kenner's Fright Features line. Near the Jail Jaw Ghost after Melanie misses it are the watermelon, pork chop, and pizza from the Classic Ghosts Green Ghost toy.
    • On Page 10, one of the officers present is Lieutenant Frump. The police cars bear the emblem of Generous Motors from "Don't Forget the Motor City".
    • On Page 11, Peck's folder is labeled Project Proteus Unlimited. Proteus Unlimited was the name of Proteus' office in "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster". Also on the folder are episode data about "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster".
    • On Page 17, Peter jokes about "Peoplebuster," another reference to "Flip Side".
    • On Page 18, outside the Firehouse is a Noble's Salvage tow truck, a reference to the yard visited in "Lost and Foundry". On the filing cabinet to the right of Peter's office is the Interdimensional Communicator from "Flip Side". Next to Ortiz is the box of contaminated uniforms from "Citizen Ghost".
    • On Page 19, to the left of Wise is The Nameless Book from "Russian About".
    • On Page 20, behind Janine is Egon's Barometric Analyzer device from "Flip Side".
    • On Page 22, Ray refers to Egon's trip inside the Containment Unit in "X-Mas Marks the Spot".
    • On Page 23, Ralph meets Samhain.
  • In Ghostbusters Volume 2 #2:
    • On Page 2, Janine's civilian outfit is from The Real Ghostbusters.
    • On Page 4, Mitch, the photographer is visually based on Boris Mealey from "Ghost Fight at the O.K. Corral".
    • On Page 5, on the door is a poster of Shanna from "Banshee Bake a Cherry Pie?".
    • On Page 9, the female jogger is visually based on Margaret Prandish from "If I Were a Witch Man".
    • On Page 11, the jogger's jacket references Lewiston Girls Academy from "If I Were A Witch Man".
    • On Page 12, Dr. Cleese is visually based on Doctor McCatheter's human form from "Something's Going Around".
    • On Page 17, in the box is a Punk Cinema from "Short Stuff".
    • On Page 19, to the left of the salon, and cut off by the page, is a store that references Lorenzo Music. The salon references the Shears of Fate from "Hanging By a Thread". Outside Pequods are the human forms of the Kenner toyline Haunted Humans - left to right - Hard Hat Horror Ghost, Mail Fraud Ghost, Granny Gross Ghost, X-Cop Ghost, and Terror Trash Ghost.
    • On Page 20, the disassembled Proton Pack is visually based on the Makeshift Proton Pack#Modified Charged Particle Accelerator, the and soldering/welding gear Ray was using to build the equipment in "Play Them Ragtime Boos". In the lower right corner of the pack is a reference to Killerwatt from "Killerwatt".
    • On Page 22, Ralph sees: the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, Hard Hat Horror Ghost, Tombstone Tackle Ghost, Mail Fraud Ghost, X-Cop Ghost, Terror Trash Ghost, Bug-Eye Ghost from Kenner's Classic Ghosts line, Zunk from "Ghosts R Us", one of the Mini-Traps from the Kenner Mini Ghosts, and Granny Gross Ghost.
  • In Ghostbusters Volume 2 #3:
    • On Page 2, behind the Skull of Ivo Shandor is a Stacy's Department Store bag from "Killerwatt".
    • On Page 3, the box behind Janine and the ghost contains Book of Annoying Beings from "Short Stuff".
    • On Page 4, still on Peter's shelf is the Barometric Analyzer from "Flip Side".
    • On Page 5, Kylie uses the Ecto-Visor from "Cry Uncle".
    • On Page 6, the Real Ghostbusters Firehouse alarm rings. Below Ron on the table is the Quasitronic Nuclear Inverter from "Captain Steel Saves the Day".
    • On Page 7, the Makeshift Proton Pack from "Play Them Ragtime Boos" is again present as a dismantled Proton Pack. In panel 2, the see through canister near the pack parts appears to be the main component of the Dimensionometer from "Egon on the Rampage"
    • On Page 9, above Janine's right arm is a Stay Puft Marshmallows advertisement. Next to the Stay Puft Marshmallows ad is one for Granny's Yum Yum Candy and its factory roof from "Egon's Ghost". Granny Candy appears on a billboard to the right of Janine. The Blody and Caste ads above Janine's dialogue bubble and above the clock are from Times Square in "The Halloween Door". The "Give Someone Time" ad is from "Three Men and an Egon".
    • On Page 10, below the Granny's Yum Yum Candy sign is an ad for Sol's Tanning Salon from "A Ghost Grows in Brooklyn". The Kildarby Kilts and Bird of Kildarby behind Melanie are from "The Bird of Kildarby". Behind Melanie's Particle Thrower is TV World from "Future Tense". Above Ron is Dears from "Lost and Foundry". To the right of Ron is Larry's Uniform Shop from "Guess What's Coming to Dinner". To the far right is Do or Diner from "Afterlife in the Fast Lane".
    • On Page 13, the movie advertised "Pirate of Zundia" and actor Douglas Flynn are from "Lights! Camera! Haunting!"
    • On Page 15, behind Ron is Clocks Galore from "Three Men and an Egon". Above Janine's trap is Conrad's from "Ghosts R Us".
    • On Page 17, above Janine are ads for Dib Devlin and his trip to Tahiti prize from "The Devil to Pay" and an ABS Studios ad from "Egon on the Rampage".
    • On Page 18, on panel 4, above Janine's head, is an orange sign advertising Madame LaFarge's Wondrous and Amazing Traveling Sideshow from "Drool, the Dog Faced Goblin".
    • On Page 20, above Peter is a sign for Favish Shoes from "Look Homeward, Ray".
    • On Page 21, on the Conrad's store front to the far right below Ray's left hand is the Easter Bunny from "Mr. Sandman, Dream Me a Dream". Behind Peter is the Toy Tower from "Busters in Toyland". To the right are ads for Brain Buster and Karate Chameleon also from "Busters in Toyland".
  • In Ghostbusters Volume 2 #4:
    • On Page 2, Winston's gets out of a car based on one used by his animated counterpart in "Night Game". Janine gets out of a car based on the pink Volkswagen used most of the time by her animated counterpart.
    • On Page 4, The Book of Annoying Beings, on Mimes page, from "Short Stuff", is on the floor in first panel
    • On Page 10, to the left of Ron is a book with the Real Ghostbusters logo and the guys on the cover. It is based on one of the old Carnival storybooks, but with art inspired from "Flip Side". There is also Magic Spells from "Look Homeward, Ray".
    • On Page 22, Samhain is revealed to be Boogieman in disguise.
  • In Ghostbusters Volume 2 #5:
    • On Cover A, an ad references Casey Jones' "Hot Coffee and Cold Tea" schtick from "Last Train to Oblivion".
    • On Page 1, the salon next door again references the Shears of Fate from "Hanging By a Thread". Ray is wearing a green outfit worn by his animated counterpart on occasion during off duty hours.
    • On Page 2, Janine reads a Celebrity Magazine from "The Devil in the Deep". On the back cover is an ad for Gloop!, a typo of Glorp! from "Station Identification". On the front cover is a reference to the soap opera "Nurses and Doctors, Doctors and Nurses" mentioned by Janine Melnitz in "Stay Tooned" and Gil Hamstrung from "Lights! Camera! Haunting!". The woman waiving to Rookie and Ron is one of the break dancers the rogue Troll watches in "Troll Bridge". The space ship by the airplane is one of the By-Products of Dreams from "Mr. Sandman, Dream Me a Dream" Kylie shoots at a ghost based on the Braided with Hair bows Ghost from The Real Ghostbusters Pilot. The back drop of the bust is from the museum in The Real Ghostbusters Milton Bradley board game where the Braided Hair Ghost appears.
    • On Page 3, a label of Yuppie Water, seen in "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.
    • On Page 4, Winston is wearing his Jaguars shirt, seen in "Night Game".
    • On Page 7, parked near the Ecto-1b is the Venkmobile from "Afterlife in the Fast Lane". The advertisements references Sol's Tanning Salon from "A Ghost Grows in Brooklyn" and "The Sammy K. Ferret Show" from "Stay Tooned".
    • On Page 8, there is an ad for Caste from "The Halloween Door". Peter references Casey Jones, who appeared "Last Train to Oblivion".
    • On Page 9, there is an ad for Casey J's Coffee and Books - a nod to Casey Jones from "Last Train to Oblivion".
    • On Page 10, the bazooka's design is based on the one Peter conjured up in "Mean Green Teen Machine" but the coloring is different. The ghost is visually based on Casey Jones, who appeared in "Last Train to Oblivion".
    • On Page 15, the frame near the pot has an image of the farm from the opening of "Egon's Dragon". Janine's night gown is based on the one worn in "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster".
    • On Page 16, on the shelf behind Roger is Zedekiah Spengler's pipe from "Egon's Dragon".
    • On Page 17, in the upper right corner is a computer monitor with the Tobin's Spirit Guide version seen in "I Am the City". A file of Mee-Krah from "Standing Room Only" is on the computer screen. The miniature portal in the first panel and other device in front of Roger is the Dimensionometer from "Egon on the Rampage". The Transdimensional Portal from "The Copycat" is seen behind Egon in another room.
    • On Page 18, behind the chair in Roger's lounge is Zedekiah Spengler's lute from "Egon's Dragon".
    • On Page 19, by Egon is a directory that references Sany from "The Halloween Door", WWOW Radio and Moon Man from "The Ransom of Greenspud", and the Fur Storage Warehouse from "The Ransom of Greenspud".
    • On Page 20, Egon uses the shield from "Doctor, Doctor". The claw at the end of the stick is one of the Robo-Buster's from "Robo-Buster". The blue device in the back ground is part of the Dimensional Inverter, Egon and Ray worked on in "When Halloween Was Forever"
    • On Page 22, Kylie takes on a Sandman, seen in "Mr. Sandman, Dream Me a Dream".
  • In Ghostbusters Volume 2 #6:
    • On Cover A, there are several easter eggs connected to Janine: in the upper left corner is the Conrad's chocolate valentine given to the Ghostbusters in "Ghosts R Us", next to the valentine is an Imp from "Janine's Day Off", also next to the valentine is Janine's bikini top from "The Devil in the Deep", in the upper right corner is Janine's old TV set from "Station Identification", below the TV is the photo album from "Janine, You've Changed" but with scenes from the IDW comics such as Volume 2 Issue #2 and Volume 1 Issue #3, below the album is the typewriter from the first two seasons of The Real Ghostbuster, by Egon, there is a note to call Aunt Bella, mentioned by Janine in "Rollerghoster", above Roger's left hand is a frog from "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster", below from Roger's chest is Janine's pointy glasses from the first seasons of The Real Ghostbusters, left of Egon is the geranium from "A Ghost Grows in Brooklyn", above Egon's head are the milk and cookies from "Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood", above the circular glasses is a brochure of Lorne's Greenhouse from "A Ghost Grows in Brooklyn", in the lower left corner is the lamp from "Janine's Genie", the "Hi Toots" computer message from "Janine's Day Off" is on the screen to the left of the newspaper, and above the cactus is Janine's bikini bottom from "The Devil in the Deep".
    • On Page 1, Ben and Tony's ship is the Applegon from "Venkman's Ghost Repellers".
    • On Page 2, the shield from "Doctor, Doctor" is still present. Slimer's prop glasses from "Halloween II 1/2" are on the top shelf.
    • On Page 3, near the sink is a bottle of Blody, a reference to a billboard from "The Halloween Door". Near the Blody is a slice of Winston's Blueberry Fudge Cake from "Slimer, Come Home". Behind the cake is a soap bottle with Double Bubble, from "Big Trouble With Little Slimer" on the label.
    • On Page 5, on the ground under the bottom shelf by the tank is part of the Spectral Differentializer from "When Halloween Was Forever".
    • On Page 8, in the classroom, there is a poster that reads P.S. 47. This was Janine's grade school, mentioned in "Rollerghoster". Janine's senior prom took place on June 16, 1977. 1977 is a reference to the year Janine graduated high school, revealed in "The Brooklyn Triangle". Janine previously worked at a Big Greaser, seen in "Something's Going Around".
    • On Page 17, Slimer eats a watermelon, a possible homage to the Kenner Green Ghost toy which had Slimer with a watermelon accessory.
  • In Ghostbusters Volume 2 #7:
    • On Page 4, in the Warehouse are the Ecto-2 and Ecto-3.
    • On Page 9, the Power Guy arcade is still present in the Firehouse.
    • On Page 23, the teacher and a student refers to the New York branch as the Real Ghostbusters.
  • In Ghostbusters Volume 2 #8:
    • The RI Cover features The Real Ghostbusters in place of Mystery Incorporated from a scene in the "Scooby-Doo Where Are You?" title sequence.
    • On Page 22, there is a Jaguars T-shirt, in the boy's closet, from "Night Game". The boy attacked by Rodefhiri is visually based on Kenny Carter from "The Boogieman Cometh". The clock owned by the Carter children from "The Boogieman Cometh" is also present.
  • In Ghostbusters Volume 2 #9:
    • On Page 2, with their backs to the reader, the couple on the right watching Peter and Kylie are the frightened couple who run into a diner full of skeletons in "When Halloween Was Forever". The bystander in the blue trench coat is the Jack-O-Lantern vendor from "The Halloween Door". Next to the vendor is Lynn Stacy also from "The Halloween Door".
    • On Page 3, the irate taxi driver is visually based on the caricature of series staffer John Calmette seen at the end of "Ghosts R Us".
    • On Page 4, to the left of the taxi driver is Laura Summer. To the right of the driver is the driver's passenger from "Ghosts R Us".
    • On Page 6, the Firehouse decorations are based on those seen in "Halloween II 1/2". Peck's folder has information about "When Halloween Was Forever". The note by the pumpkin on Janine's paper refers to the Wartmongers, the band who played at the Ghostbusters' party in "Halloween II 1/2". Peter's shirt appears to reference Lorenzo Music.
    • On Page 7, in the alley with Ecto-2 is the Rock Opera Machine from "The Halloween Door".
    • On Page 9, the miniature of the Electronic Positronic Anti-Halloween Machine appears on the shelf. One of the two books in the lower left has the Icon Ghost on it. On Egon's board are photographs of Samhain, the Infinity symbol and the clock relic, Boogaloo from "The Halloween Door". On the right, a photo of Wat from "Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood".
    • On Page 10, Kylie drinks from a can of Blody, a product advertised in Times Square in "The Halloween Door". On the cork board behind Melanie are: a photo of Samhain's Two Goblin Minions and a Ghostbusters I.D. Card from the Kenner toys.
    • On Page 11, once again, Kylie wears the Ecto-Visors from "Cry Uncle".
    • On Page 16, Egon also mentions Samhain.
  • In Ghostbusters Volume 2 #10:
    • On Page 1, Paco, in human form, from "The Treasure of Sierra Tamale" is in the background.
    • On Page 4, Jim Venkman, in his jungle gear, from "The Treasure of Sierra Tamale" is in the center of the big shot.
    • On Page 16, in Jasmine's bedroom is a doll of Dopey Dog from "Who're You Calling Two-Dimensional?".
  • In Ghostbusters Volume 2 #11:
    • On Page 1, Tommy is visually based on Tommy from "Buster the Ghost". He has a Stay Puft Marshmallow Man doll.
    • On Page 2, Wally is visually based on Tommy's Father from "Buster the Ghost". On the desk by Wally is a copy of "A Christmas Humbug" from "X-Mas Marks the Spot".
    • On Page 4, in the boy's shoe is a Transmogrifier, one of the Wishes Made Manifest from "Kitty-Cornered".
    • On Page 5, one of the business cards behind Ray is the one from "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Ghost?"
    • On Page 6, in front of the painting, is the Bird of Kildarby from "The Bird of Kildarby". The Grundel is depicted on a page of Tobin's Spirit Guide. The cover of the Spectral Almanac has the Little Hopper Ghost.
    • On Page 8, the dragon painting is from Tommy's bedroom in "Buster The Ghost".
    • On Page 15, the Power Guy arcade appears once again. On the shelf by the board is Peter's wig from "X-Mas Marks the Spot". On the board is: on the top left are two photos of the interior of the Containment Unit from "X-Mas Marks the Spot", in the middle is a photo collage from various The Real Ghostbusters toys from the Kenner line, including the Firehouse, and on the bottom left is a photo of Ebenezer Scrooge from "X-Mas Marks the Spot". On the table is the viewfinder used on Scrooge, punch glasses, Ghost of Christmas Present wreath headpiece, and Winston's red fake beard from "X-Mas Marks the Spot".
    • On Page 16, next to the bell is the punch bowl from the end of "X-Mas Marks the Spot".
  • In Ghostbusters Volume 2 #12:
    • On Cover A, among the litter are a bottle of Water from "Short Stuff", a Hasty Pastry Bakery box from "The Joke's on Ray", a can of Blody from a Times Square ad in "The Halloween Door". Ray once again is wearing clothes his animated counterpart wore in "X-Mas Marks the Spot".
    • On Page 1, in the second panel, above Norris, on the board is a poster for Poso from "Partners in Slime". The article about the Crimebusters is from "Ghost Busted". A wanted poster is for Al Capone from "The Ghostbusters Live! from Al Capone's Tomb!". The other wanted poster features the Crimelord from "Ghost Busted".
    • On Page 2, on the electric panel is Killerwatt from "Killerwatt". Slimer is eating a Triple Caramel Crunchie bar from "The Two Faces of Slimer".
    • On Page 3, to the left of Kylie on the mini drawer case is the Ghost Tether from "Partners in Slime".
    • On Page 6, Egon appears to bring up the belief made manifest theory, used on "Elementary My Dear Winston". On Egon's board is a newspaper article is by Cynthia Crawford. In the bed is Megan Carter from "The Boogieman Cometh". By the sink, once again is the soap bottle referencing Double Bubble from "Big Trouble With Little Slimer".
    • On Page 7, on the tackboard again, is a Kenner The Real Ghostbusters I.D. Card. Also on the tack board is an early rendition of the Boogieman done by Dan Schoening in October 2008 and an early rendition of the Boogieman done by Tristan Jones.
    • On Page 8, the Hastry Pastry Bakery sign and mascot from "The Joke's on Ray" appears in the first panel.
    • On Page 9, amid the Times Square ads and displays, on the left side is Granny Candy from "Egon's Ghost", the store sign for Magic Supply Shop is from "The Joke's on Ray", and Gregor's rival from "No One Comes to Lupusville" also appears. In the center (Times Tower) are Makeoverus Lotsabucks from "Janine, You've Changed", the Caste ad from "The Halloween Door", the Generous Motors emblem from "Don't Forget the Motor City, Blody from a Times Square ad in "The Halloween Door" and Sol's Tanning Salon from "A Ghost Grows in Brooklyn". On the right side are Wyatt Earp, Dewey Lamorte and Random Choice Publishing from "Ghost Fight at the O.K. Corral" and above the Atlantic billboard is a selection of The Real Ghostbusters Lite Brite sheets, featuring the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, Slimer and Ecto-1.
    • On Page 11, Egon's fear is of the Boogieman and Peter's fear is of cockroaches, a likely nod to a fear shared by his animated counterpart in "Drool, the Dog Faced Goblin".
    • On Page 16, the method of sealing a Trap in cement in a crate resembles a strategy used in vain by the Real Ghostbusters in "The Cabinet of Calamari" against Harry Houdini.
  • In Ghostbusters Volume 2 #13:
    • The Subscription Cover features many entities in front of the Firehouse: the Phantom from "Sticky Business", the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, Samhain, Samhain's Goblin Minions, the Icon Ghost, Charles Foster Hearse from "Ghostbuster of the Year", Drool from "Drool, the Dog Faced Goblin", Slimer, the Deadly Three from "Janine's Day Off", and the Irish ghost from "The Scaring of the Green".
    • On Page 2, the billboard references the Heart of a Samurai drink from "Cold Cash and Hot Water".
    • On Page 4, Winston's father is visually based on Big Ed from "The Brooklyn Triangle".
    • On Page 7, "Proteus Unlimited" from "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster" is on the glass.
    • On Page 8, the Erie from "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster" is on the kiosk.
    • On Page 11, a bottle of Yuppie Water from "Short Stuff" is in the cubicle.
    • On Page 15, in the refrigerator is a can of Blody from a billboard in "The Halloween Door".
    • On Page 20, on the soap dispenser is Double Bubble from "Big Trouble With Little Slimer". On the stand is a bag of Stay Puft Marshmallows and on the Crunch Peanut Butter is Granny Candy from "Egon's Ghost"
  • In Ghostbusters Volume 2 #14:
    • On Page 1, the DJ is Moon Man from "The Ransom of Greenspud".
    • On Page 2, talking to another guest at the table in the background is Dixie from "Til Death Do Us Part".
    • On Page 4, behind Egon, under the shelf if the box of contaminated uniforms from "Citizen Ghost".
    • On Page 5, the three men standing outside of Pequod's are from "The Scaring of the Green": the two men who run from the Bog Hound in the Battery Park and Deputy Chief O'Malley. Parked outside Pequod's is Professor Dweeb's van, dressed as the fake Ize Cleem Truck in "Deja Boo".
    • On Page 7, outside but floating is Professor Dweeb's van, the version seen in "The Slob". Across the street is a Hasty Pastry Bakery from "The Joke's on Ray".
    • On Page 8, the St. Patrick's Day Parade banner on the light pole has a picture of the Mayor's Wife from "The Scaring of the Green" where she was the honorary grand marshal of the St. Patrick's Day Parade.
    • On Page 9, the bus that crashes down is visually based on the one Peter captures the Bus Driver Ghost in during the start of "Ghostbuster of the Year".
    • On Page 14, floating around are Sherlock Holmes' Motor Car from "Elementary My Dear Winston" and the Spengler Speedster from "Afterlife in the Fast Lane".
    • On Page 15, floating between the taxi cab and the police car is the Ray Runner from "Afterlife in the Fast Lane".
    • On Page 17, the Waltz-Partington's flags are based on the ones hanging at the Smalldorf Hotel in "Ghosts R Us". The ABS News, the news report on TV, and the anchor is Eldon Bromo both from "Egon on the Rampage". Above Winston and Tiyah's bed are the Unicorns Tapestry and Genevieve Tapestry from "Hard Knight's Day".
  • In Ghostbusters Volume 2 #15:
    • On the Subscription Cover are Louis Tully, Slimer, the Boogieman, and the Pizza Ghost from the second introduction sequence.
    • On Page 1, outside the Marine Air Terminal, on the left and above the bench is a poster from "Troll Bridge" above where Ecto-1 is parked in Times Square, the Some One advertisement the Clock Ghost rammed into in "Three Men and an Egon", the watch and Fian signs from "Troll Bridge" above where Ecto-1 is parked in Times Square, and the Tony sign from "Troll Bridge" when the Troll leader drives to Times Square in its vehicle.
    • On Page 8, on the pages of Tobin's Spirit Guide is Tiamat from "I Am the City" Next to the counter is the Molecular Phase Amplifier from "Egon's Ghost". The Bird of Kildarby from "The Bird of Kildarby" doll is behind Melanie. The business card seen in Volume 2 Issue #11 are still up, behind the counter. One is the business card from "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Ghost?".
    • On Page 10, Helen Shreck and ABS News from "Egon on the Rampage" appears.
    • On Page 14, on one of the higher computers is the file on Shifter from "Partners in Slime". An Imp from "Janine's Day Off" is peeking from the bag of chips
    • On Page 15, Janine is reading a Celebrity Magazine from "The Devil in the Deep".
    • On Page 18, the mail bin and envelope, two By-Products of Dreams, "Mr. Sandman, Dream Me a Dream" are running down the sidewalk behind the Ghostbusters.
  • In Ghostbusters Volume 2 #16:
    • The Subscription Cover features another homage to The Real Ghostbusters. Winston, Ray, Peter, and Egon leave the Firehouse in Ecto-1. Egon is holding a P.K.E. Meter and Ray has a Proton Pack strapped on with the Particle Thrower in his hands. Slimer is clinging to the roof of Ecto-1. The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man is behind Ecto-1. The Icon Ghost is under the manhole cover.
    • On Page 3, the Ghostbusters of the Future's suits are visually based on those worn by the action figures in Kenner's Fright Features toy line.
  • In Ghostbusters Volume 8 TPB:
    • The back cover is a homage to a scene from The Real Ghostbusters Intro 1 featuring the four Ghostbusters. It is used at the end of Volume 2 #20 as well.
  • In Ghostbusters Volume 2 #17:
    • The Subscription Cover is The Real Ghostbusters in the style of Angry Birds.
    • On Page 6, behind Kylie is the Dimensionometer from "Egon on the Rampage". The computer screen is the Tobin's Spirit Guide search page seen in "I Am the City".
    • On Page 10, on the shelf is, again, a box with a label for Yuppie Water from "Short Stuff". On the cabinet is Kenner's Ecto-Plazm. Next to the Ecto-Plazm is the Milton Bradley Real Ghostbusters Board Game. Under the board game is The Real Ghostbusters: Pinball Game.
    • On Page 11, once again, part of the Dimensional Inverter is on the bottom shelf. On the right side is the Indian Earth Spirit computer image from "Follow That Hearse". In the third panel, on the computer screen by Dana's shoulder is a screen from the computerized Tobin's Spirit Guide in "Not Now, Slimer!".
    • On Page 12, the four ghosts near Vigo are from the purple Ecto-Plazm from Kenner.
    • On Page 20, on top of the foot lockers are the box of contaminated suits from "Citizen Ghost", The Real Ghostbusters: Play Shaving Kit, and a Kenner Ecto-1 box.
  • In Ghostbusters Volume 2 #18:
    • On the Subscription Cover, appearing around Egon are entities he was associated with: a Werechicken from "Poultrygeist", the Clock Ghost from "Three Men and an Egon", Loci from "Egon's Dragon", the Boogieman, Copycat from "The Copycat", and the Gulper Ghost is from Kenner's toyline included with Egon Spengler in the Classic Hero Figure set.
    • On Page 6, Peter wears a yellow raincoat like his animated counterpart did in the back half "The Devil in the Deep". Also from the episode is the power source Peter used for his thermal blaster attachment.
    • On Page 7, under the table is the Imp from "Chicken, He Clucked"
    • On Page 8, on the right of the first panel are the flightsuits of The Real Ghostbusters.
    • On Page 11, above Egon on the white locker is the Sandman's bag and blowgun from "Mr. Sandman, Dream Me a Dream".
    • On Page 14, in the cardboard box is a copy of the misspelled Weird Tales magazine from "Mr. Sandman, Dream Me a Dream".
    • On Page 15, Poso's file from "Partners in Slime" is on the computer. Egon has the Standard Ghosts and Demons Identification Test, specifically the Protoplasmic Manifestation Type 6 and Recreational Zombie Haitian Variety cards, seen in "Hanging By a Thread". Egon also holds copies of Rottweiler on Olfactory Manifestations from "Ghostbusters of the Year" and Golden Grimbor from "Loathe Thy Neighbor". On the shelf above Peter are the back of the box for Kenner's Proton Pack toy and the Fright Feature Egon action figure. Holding up the party flier is a magnet based on Killerwatt's host body in "Killerwatt".
    • On Page 20, under the computer is an Imp from "Janine's Day Off".
  • In Ghostbusters Volume 2 #19:
    • The Subscription Cover is a homage to a scene from the first end credits sequence.
    • On Page 1, in the second panel, there is the Camera Trap from "Partners in Slime" and the Kenner GhostZapper on the bottom shelf. Behind Egon is the Dimensionometer from "Egon on the Rampage".
    • On Page 2, on the bottom shelf is once again, part of the Dimensional Inverter from Egon's lab.
    • On Page 3, on the lower shelf, on the computer - is the screen from "I Am the City" during the Tobin search.
    • On Page 4, Gozer takes on the form of Hob Anagarak from "Cold Cash and Hot Water". Tiamat takes on the form of Necksa from "The Devil in the Deep".
    • On Page 5, Gozer takes on the human form of Proteus and Tiamat takes on the snake form of Proteus from "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster".
    • On Page 6, in front of the sign is a can of Blody.
    • On Page 7, behind Ecto-1b, are the jumpsuits from The Real Ghostbusters in the foot locker.
    • On Page 7, 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.
    • On Page 8, the misspelled Weird Fiction is still in the box. It is from "The Collect Call of Cathulhu".
    • On Page 9, Tiamat takes on the form of Quetzalcoatl from "The Treasure of Sierra Tamale".
    • On Page 11, in panel 5, on the lower right, there is a Hasty Pastry Bakery box. It is from "The Joke's on Ray".
    • On Page 15, once again the Containment Unit incorporates the biometric failsafe from "Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood". On the computer blue screen under the unit's biometric panel is the start screen of The Real Ghostbusters Game Boy game made by Activision.
  • In Ghostbusters Volume 2 #20:
    • On Page 4, Winston is still wearing the Good's Baseball Team T-shirt from "Night Game".
    • On Page 6, Ray declares they have to manually vent the Containment Unit. Such a procedure was done before on "Buster the Ghost".
    • On Page 9, in the last panel on the left is Dr. Doris Tibbs from "Hard Knight's Day" and Slug and Snarg in their disguises and Zunk in the garbage can from "Ghosts R Us".
    • On Page 10, still present in the Wander Hills Manifestation is a Bog Hound seen in "The Scaring of the Green". In panel two, on Peter's right is the Demon in Picture from "Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood".
    • On Page 17, on the screen left of the biometric failsafe pad of the Containment Unit is the scene of "Leave It to Woodchuck" in color from "Station Identification".
    • On Page 26, appearing as ads behind the Ghostbusters are Blody, Caste, and Sol's Tanning Salon from "A Ghost Grows in Brooklyn". To the right by Winston is the Some One ad from "Three Men and an Egon".
  • In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters #1:
    • On Page 10, the ghost is visually based on the Bug-Eye Ghost from the Kenner toyline.
    • On Page 11, in the background is a water cooler with a Yuppie Water label. The product is from "Short Stuff".
    • On Page 12, Winston's question about the new device catching on fire is a nod to the Dimensional Inverter's animated counterpart routinely going on the fritz in The Real Ghostbusters.
    • On Page 13, this issue marks the debut of the IDW version of the Dimensional Inverter. Behind Kylie, on the kitchen sink once more, is the soap bottle with Double Bubble on it. Double Bubble is from "Big Trouble With Little Slimer".
  • In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters #2:
    • On Page 7, Peter remarks the color coding of the turtles will be handy in remembering their names. In similar fashion, the Ghostbusters' animated counterparts on The Real Ghostbusters wore different colored jumpsuits.
    • On Page 16, there are several references on the ads around the rink: Some Time from "Three Men and an Egon", Blody from "The Halloween Door", Caste from "The Halloween Door", and Hasty Pastry Bakery from "The Joke's on Ray".
    • On Page 19, the power source is based on the device Egon and Ray tinker with in the first introduction sequence of The Real Ghostbusters.
    • On Page 22, in Ray's locker are a copy of Popular Phantasmics, mentioned by Egon as a magazine published by Slime Life from "Ghostbuster of the Year", Rasuptin's Spiritual Exercises from "Ghostbuster of the Year", a Stay Puft Marshmallow Man dol, a bag of Stay Puft Marshmallows, a photograph of the Pallo Mansion from "Look Homeward, Ray" blocked by Peter's word balloon, and Dopey Dog from "The Boogieman Cometh".
  • In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters #3:
    • On Page 7, on Egon's white board is the picture that comes with the Ghost Zapper projector toy from Kenner.
    • On Page 10, once again, the alarm is based on the version in The Real Ghostbusters.
    • On Page 13, on the storefronts are the Dragon's Eyes and an image of Gu-Mo's true form, both from "The Eyes of a Dragon" which took place mostly in Chinatown. Hanging in front of The Dragon's Eyes appears to be the Bone Dragon in "The Eyes of a Dragon".
    • On Page 14, a store sign on the left references the Bone Dragon.
    • On Page 18, Peter uses the Proton Bazooka which is loosely inspired by one that appeared in "Mean Green Teen Machine".
    • On Page 21, Winston's mug is a nod to Big Ed from "The Brooklyn Triangle".
  • In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters #4:
    • On Page 1, the Interspatial Teleportation Unit is visually based on the Transdimensional Portal from "The Copycat". The EMP device is visually based on the Sub-etheric Multichannel Differential Analyzer "The Grundel". In panel 3, right of Kylie is the Dimensionometer "Egon on the Rampage". In panel 4, still on the whiteboard from last issue is the picture that comes with the Ghost Zapper projector toy from Kenner.
    • On Page 2, in panel 2, on top of the file cabinet is the Genie's lamp from "Janine's Genie" In panel 5, Winston is wearing the Forces of Good T-shirt from "Night Game".
    • On Page 8, on the Electromagnetic Pulse Emitter, the date "Sept 13 1986" is the date the first episode of The Real Ghostbusters, "Ghosts R Us" aired.
    • On Page 9, once again, the biometric protocol from "Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood" is attached to the Containment Unit.
    • On Page 16, in panel 2, above April's word balloon, is an Imp "Janine's Day Off". In panel 3, at the kitchen sink are a liter bottle of Blody and a soap dispenser named after Double Bubble from "Big Trouble With Little Slimer".
  • In Ghostbusters: Get Real #1:
    • The Real Ghostbusters crossed over with the Ghostbusters in the IDW Publishing canon as part of an extension of the "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster" episode filling in where they went after Proteus zapped them. Ray Stantz briefly visited the Real Ghostbusters' Firehouse and was slimed by Slimer.
    • On the Regular Cover, the Peter Venkman of both universes are featured along with Slimer from The Real Ghostbusters.
    • On the Subscription Cover, the Janine Melnitz of both universes are featured along with Egon Spengler from the prime canon.
    • The Convention Cover features many entities from The Real Ghostbusters:
      • In the upper left corner is the Dark Entity "Ragnarok and Roll".
      • In the upper right corner is the Bird of Kildarby from "The Bird of Kildarby".
      • In front of Stay Puft's face is one of the Fireflies from "Troll Bridge".
      • In front of Stay Puft's chest is Elwin Spalding from "The Old College Spirit".
      • Left of (RGB) Egon Spengler is the The Undying One from "Moaning Stones".
      • Left of (RGB) Ray Stantz is the Banshee Shanna from "Banshee Bake a Cherry Pie?".
      • Below Vigo is the Boogieman.
      • Hiding behind (RGB) Ray's right leg is (RGB) Slimer.
      • At the bottom corners of the cover are Imps from "Janine's Day Off".
      • Right of Gareth Dibello is Hob Anagarak from "Cold Cash and Hot Water".
      • Right of Winston Zeddemore is Killerwatt from "Killerwatt".
      • Below Killerwatt is Tolay from "Egon's Ghost".
      • Below Tolay is Samhain. Left of Samhain is the Grundel.
      • Right of Ray Stantz is the Sandman from "Mr. Sandman, Dream Me a Dream".
    • The Nerd Block Covers inspired by a poster for the first movie but with The Real Ghostbusters on it.
    • On the Dramatis Personae page is Janine and Slimer despite them not appearing at all in the issue.
    • On Page 1, the Icon Ghost reprises his role during episodes of The Real Ghostbusters. He summarizes the back drop of the episode "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster". He mentions Janine's Apartment and Gozer then ends with his famous line "We now return to The Real Ghostbusters".
    • On Page 2, the issue begins in The Real Ghostbusters universe between scenes in "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster".
    • On Page 2, Natasha's design is inspired by Madame LaFarge from "Drool, the Dog Faced Goblin" and Marcia's human form in "The Devil to Pay". Claudia's design is loosely based on Dahlia from "Moaning Stones". The Shoppers from "Cry Uncle" are all around Claudia in panel 2. The location is based on the Garment District section seen in "Cry Uncle".
    • On Page 4, Peter gets out his pen and pad seen in "Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood" when they first enter the house set up by Wat.
    • On Page 5, the page is lifted from "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.
    • On Page 6, the page is lifted from "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster" ending at the 9:29 mark when the Ghostbusters crash and battle the Proteus-possessed Atlas statue.
    • On Page 7, Claudia's place is based on Dahlia's from "Moaning Stones". The reporter's lines are lifted from "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster" at the 10:37 to 10:45 mark. In panel 1, on the TV is a scene from "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 "Moaning Stones". Hollis, the cat, is visually based on Tarantula from NOW Comics' The Real Ghostbusters Volume 1 Issue #12 and #17.
    • On Page 7, in panel 2, on the TV is a scene from "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 "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster" at the 11:19 to 11:41 mark ending when Proteus zaps the Ghostbusters.
    • On Page 8, the open spell book in panel 1 and on the floor in panel 5 is visually based on pages from The Real Ghostbusters: Sticker Collector's Album by Diamond and The Real Ghostbusters: Sticker Album by Panini. The left page is a partially completed version of the Diamond book's third page which featured "Troll Bridge". The right page is page 19 from the Panini book which had stills from "Masquerade," "They Call Me MISTER Slimer," "A Fright at the Opera," and "You Can't Take it With You". Proteus alludes to the Limbo he imprisoned the Ghostbusters in during "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster". The blue bird Claudia is turned into is based on the one spooked by the two Stone Lions at the start of "Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood".
    • On Page 9, 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. Winston (RGB) mentions Janine's (RGB) apartment, which was haunted during "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster". In panel 5, the folder Janine is holding has episode info of "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster": the Air Date Number: 025, Episode Number DVD: 048, Production Number: 76035, episode writer Michael Reaves abbreviated as M. Reaves, and the original date: 09/29/1987.
    • On Page 10, 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 "Loathe Thy Neighbor". On the black TV behind Ray (RGB) on panel 4 is Stage 1 of The Real Ghostbusters Data East Commodore 64 video game.
    • On Page 14, the Eerie from "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster" appears. The minion in the crystal ball is the Dark Entity from "Ragnarok and Roll".
    • On Page 15, Ananke's design is visually based on The Fates from "Hanging By a Thread". In Greek mythology, the Fates are the offspring of Ananke.
    • On Page 16, Proteus is in his bug form in panel 2, his wolf form in panel 4, and his shadow beast form in panel 5.
    • On Page 17, Ananke alludes to Proteus' impending defeat as seen at the end of "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster".
    • On Page 18, the middle arcade has the Experimental Space Platform Galileo and The Creature from "Ain't NASA-Sarily So". Hanging on the seat at the table is a Ghost Repeller from "Venkman's Ghost Repellers".
    • On Page 18, on the white board are:
      • In the upper left, a Kenner page of Proton Pack and Firehouse toys. Left of Chi-You's photo is a photo of the cockroach form of the Metamorph in "Drool, The Dog-Faced Goblin". On the right, a photo of Tiamat and Marduk from "I Am the City". In the upper right, a photo of Boogieman seen in Volume 2 Issue #12. In panel 2, on the brown tack board in panel 4 are photos of the Frankenstein Monster and Captain Ahab from "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster"
    • On Page 19, on Egon's clipboard is the opening scene of "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 "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster".
    • On Page 20, Ray (RGB) wants to build a teleportation unit, too, foreshadowing (in hindsight), the appearance of the Transdimensional Portal during the events of "The Copycat". The Interspatial Teleportation Unit was visually based on the Transdimensional Portal.
    • On Page 21, Peter (RGB) alludes to Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz and does a spin on her "There's no place like home" line. The Wizard of Oz was often referenced on such as in "Ghostbuster of the Year", "The Bogeyman Is Back," "Elementary My Dear Winston", and "Jailbusters".
  • In Ghostbusters: Get Real #2:
    • On the Regular Cover, the Ray Stantz of both universes are featured along with Slimer from The Real Ghostbusters. Ray from The Real Ghostbusters has a bag of Stay Puft Marshmallows from "Mr. **On Page 1, the Icon Ghost alludes to the Limbo seen at the end of "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster". Icon Ghost once again ends with its famous "We now return to The Real Ghostbusters" line.
    • On Page 2, the animated version of the Bronx Zoo appeared in "Scaring of the Green" and "It's a Jungle Out There". Ghash first appeared in "Slimer, Come Home" but Ghash's design is based on its appearance in the Extreme Ghostbusters' title sequence.
    • On Page 7, Slimer is holding the meal stolen by his counterpart in "Citizen Ghost". On the shelf behind Egon is The Real Ghostbusters: The Game from Triotoys. Right of the Triotoys game are the European VHS tapes of The Real Ghostbusters. The front of Volume 6, featuring "Sea Fright" and "Adventures in Slime and Space", can be seen. Peter, from The Real Ghostbusters, alludes to an encounter with Vampires. The team encountered them in "No One Comes to Lupusville".
    • On Page 8, Peter, from The Real Ghostbusters, mentions Werewolves - also encountered in "No One Comes to Lupusville", mentions trips into the Containment Unit like when Egon did so in "X-Mas Marks the Spot", and mentions Cathulhu from "The Collect Call of Cathulhu".
    • On Page 9, Peter, from the Real Ghostbusters, cracks a joke about New Jersey -- a common trope on the animated series
    • On Page 10, in panel 6, the animals are based on Possessed Animals from "It's a Jungle Out There" appear, including the dog Sydney. The Poltergeist is visually based on the Makoveris Lotsabucks from "Janine, You've Changed"
    • On Page 12, the trance state Ray goes through appears to be inspired by similar effects seen in "Janine's Genie" and "A Ghost Grows in Brooklyn"
    • On Page 14, once again, the Eerie from "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster" appears.
    • On Page 15, on the bottom of the page, to the left, are the Ghostbusters as seen in original pilot episode of The Real Ghostbusters.
    • On Page 16, on the right side are the Peoplebusters from "Flip Side". The skulls that line the pathways are the skulls of Captain Jack Higgins and his pirate crew from "Sea Fright". Captain Jack's skull is in the upper left corner.
    • On Page 17, Peter, from The Real Ghostbusters, alludes to how Slimer eats everything. In panel 3, behind Egon, from The Real Ghostbusters, is The Real Ghostbusters Gift Set View-Master. Ray, from The Real Ghostbusters, is miscolored with Peter's jumpsuit colors. This is a nod to occasional coloring mistakes that happened throughout the animated series. In panel 4, Egon, from The Real Ghostbusters, mentions the Containment Unit
    • On Page 18, in panel 1, above the bed there is a frame of Jim Venkman's photograph in the newspaper Janine brings to the guys in "Cold Cash and Hot Water". In panel 3, now visible on the chalkboard in the lower right, under Egon's, from The Real Ghostbusters, chin is a chalk drawing of the Trap from The Real Ghostbusters.
    • On Page 19, in panel 5, on the screen in front of the chalkboard is a grab of the introduction scene from The Real Ghostbusters Data East game that features the Ghostbusters entering the Firehouse from Ecto-1.
  • In Ghostbusters: Get Real #3:
    • On the Regular Cover, the Egon Spengler of both universes are featured along with Slimer from The Real Ghostbusters. Within Slimer's "sandwich" are: A candy gram from "Ghosts R Us", a liter of Blody, Ray's Ferocious Fondue Casserole from "Killerwatt" and Winston's birthday cake from "Slimer, Come Home"
    • On the Subscription Cover, on the right side is the animated universe: The Firehouse basement, the Containment Unit, Proton Pack, Particle Throwers, P.K.E. Meter, Peter, Ray, Egon, Winston, and Slimer
    • On Page 1, once more, Icon Ghost says his famous "We now return to The Real Ghostbusters" line.
    • On Page 2, the Ecto-Suit is visually based on the Molecular Destabilizing Suit from "X-Mas Marks the Spot" As previously revealed, the Interspatial Teleportation Unit is visually based on the Transdimensional Portal from "The Copycat" Like on The Real Ghostbusters, Ray "translates" what Egon says.
    • On Page 3, once more, the biometric scanner attached to the Containment Unit is visually based on the version from "Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood".
    • On Page 4, across the hall in Egon's lab is the Dimensional Inverter. Egon, from The Real Ghostbusters, mentions the Sedgewick Hotel. Egon is surprised the green ghost, from The Real Ghostbusters, was given a name.
    • On Page 5, in terms of continuity with "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster", this issue opens right after Slimer performed recon in the Containment Unit and was let back out by Janine. Ray, from The Real Ghostbusters, mentions his universe's Containment Unit. Janine criticizes how her animated counterpart sounds like, a nod to the character's voice being recast later on in The Real Ghostbusters.
    • On Page 6, Janine, from The Real Ghostbusters, is sitting at the Banana 9000 from "Adventures in Slime and Space". Ray alludes to The Erie.
    • On Page 7, Janine, from The Real Ghostbusters, recalls Slimer's encounters with mice. In the animated continuity, Slimer has met a mouse in "Spacebusters". In panel one, by the window is the Plasmic Strainer from "Adventures in Slime and Space". In panel two, on the fireplace altar is Egon's brain in a jar from "The Copycat". In panel two, the Particle Thrower's cord is missing -- a nod to classic animation errors on The Real Ghostbusters.
    • On Page 10, Ananke uses the Shears of Fate, as seen in "Hanging By a Thread"
    • On Page 11, the arcade in the middle is based on "Ain't NASA-Sarily So" with The Creature and the Experimental Space Platform Galileo are on the title bar's background. The image on the screen is the opening shot of the episode, the Galileo Platform in space.
    • On Page 11, still on the white board from Get Real Issue #1 are: In the upper left, a Kenner page of Proton Pack toy and Firehouse playset. Left of Chi-You's photo is a photo of the cockroach form of the Metamorph "Drool, the Dog Faced Goblin" used in Volume 2 Issue #12 for what Peter sees. On the right, a photo of Marduk, in his true form, from "I Am the City". On the right, a photo of Tiamat from "I Am the City". In the upper right, a photo of Boogieman Volume 2 Issue #12 panel 2. Egon, from The Real Ghostbusters, has a copy of Tobin's Spirit Guide - the primary black version with the "T" that appeared periodically on The Real Ghostbusters. The plastic flamingo is an unused prop from "Halloween II 1/2". The model sheet appeared in the DVD-ROM section of the "Halloween Special" DVD put out by the defunct Ghostbusters fan site RGBDVDS.tk [48]
    • On Page 11, in panel 1, the pages in the book Winston is looking at are based on pages 4 and 5 from The Real Ghostbusters: Sticker Collector's Album by Diamond Publishing Inc. The "What's The Matter With Winston's Sandwich" section and the #22 still of the lead Troll from "Troll Bridge" are on page 4 and the #28 still of the Holland Tunnel from "Troll Bridge" on page 5 can be made out somewhat.
    • On Page 12, the middle arcade has a new scene from "Ain't NASA-sarily So." It is a grab of when the Ghostbusters celebrate in zero gravity after trapping the Creature. In panel 4, the yellow Post-It note references J. Michael Straczynski. The last four digits of the phone number are his birth year, 1954. In panel 4, right of Peter, from The Real Ghostbusters, is a list of names: 'Summer, Music, Hall, LaMarche, Welker' refer to the original cast of The Real Ghostbusters: Laura Summer, Lorenzo Music, Arsenio Hall, Maurice LaMarche, and Frank Welker.
    • On Page 13, Peter, from The Real Ghostbusters, refers to the possessed Atlas statue in "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster"
    • On Page 14, in panel 1, in front of Egon, from The Real Ghostbusters, is the Psychogram Helmet from "The Headless Motorcyclist". In panel 4, left of the device, is an Imp, the one with blue eyes, snout, and short horns, from "Janine's Day Off".
    • On Page 16, Peter, from The Real Ghostbusters, alludes to a running theme of facing evil dogs like the Gozerian Terror Dogs and later on, such as the Bog Hound from "The Scaring of the Green," the Tolaysian Terror Dog in "Egon's Ghost," and the Governor's Terror Dogs in "Jailbusters" In panel 2, on the white board, the line "Funny You Should Scream J. Bacarr" is a reference to an unproduced script of The Real Ghostbusters "Funny You Should Scream" by Jina Bacarr. In panel 2, right of Kylie on the white board is "Newhart Show" - a nod to the Bob Newhart show and a favorite of Peter, from The Real Ghostbusters, who admitted so in "Victor the Happy Ghost". In panel 4, the soap dispenser is again based on Double Bubble from "Big Trouble With Little Slimer".
    • On Page 17, Peter, from The Real Ghostbusters, points out the Red Sox hit better than the Jags. This was a nod to Winston, from The Real Ghostbusters, and his favorite minor league team, The Jaguars from "Night Game"
    • On Page 18, in panel 1, hanging upside down on the chair in the office area is the sports page of the newspaper with the headline "They Lost Again" Janine was reading in "The Grundel" when she teased Egon about loving him most of all. In panel 6, on top of the white closet is the box of contaminated jumpsuits from "Citizen Ghost".
  • In Ghostbusters: Get Real #4:
    • On the Regular Cover, the prime Winston has half of The Key "The Brooklyn Triangle". The half of The Key is the one owned by the animated Winston until he gave it to The Collector.
    • On Page 1, 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.
    • On Page 2, in panel 4, still draped on one of the office chairs is the newspaper Janine reads in "The Grundel", on top of the office drawers once again is the Genie's lamp from "Janine's Genie", and on Janine's desk is the back cover of the Weird Fiction magazine "Mr. Sandman, Dream Me a Dream".
    • On Page 4, in panel 3, right by Janine is Kenji from "Attack of the B-Movie Monsters". Like in the beginning of the episode, in this panel, he is reading his "Monsters Movies" magazine.
    • On Page 4, in panel 4, there are nods to " Attack of the B-Movie Monsters". first column of billboards on the left side are the Yamani Studios signage below the black billboard. 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 panel 4, the third column of billboards in the middle are a blue vertical billboard with 'Yamani' with the 'ni' blocked by a dialogue balloon. In panel 4, on the far right, on the red cap is Nori-ra.
    • On Page 6, in panel 3, the animated Ray alludes to the Atlas statue Proteus possessed in "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster"
    • On Page 7, in panel 3, the animated Peter alludes to animated Egon's triage line to animated Janine in "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster"
    • On Page 10, the four glimpses of the Real Ghostbusters' futures are from episodes that canonically take place after "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster": The Deadly Three, the three ghosts who steal a Proton Pack in "Janine's Day Off", Samhain and his fortress in "Halloween II 1/2", Grundel from "The Grundel", and Tolay from "Egon's Ghost".
    • On Page 11, in panel 1 and 2, on the shelving on the left, there's the Kenner Proton Pack box on top and the Kenner Firehouse playset box on the middle shelf.
    • On Page 12, in panel 2, on the foot locker once again is the Real Ghostbusters Power Cycle. It was last seen in Issue #1.
    • On Page 13, in panel 2, a grab of the Containment Unit Monitor from "X-Mas Marks The Spot" appears on a screen. As in Issue #1, the blue bird is visually based on the one that appeared at the start of "Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood" and is scared off by the stone lions.
    • On 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.
    • On 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.
    • On 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.
    • On 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.
    • On 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.
    • On Page 20, in panel 1, on the big sign left of the Firehouse references the Blody drink from "The Halloween Door". The page adapts from "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 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.
  • In Ghostbusters: Get Real TPB:
    • The front cover is inspired by the design of a The Real Ghostbusters Magic Window VHS box: The top of the cover featured "Magic Window" and children. On the cover they are replaced with "Interdimensional Portal" and both teams of Ghostbusters dancing like in the end credits for The Real Ghostbusters and the "Ghostbusters" music video. The logo uses the font of The Real Ghostbusters. The "1984 Columbia Pictures Television Inc. All Rights Reserved" is kept the same. In the lower left corner, "IDW Publishing" replaces "RCA". The back cover is also inspired by the design of the back of a The Real Ghostbusters Magic Window VHS box. The format remains the same: the character silhouettes, two panels, a brief summary, length approximation, acknowledgment of a soundtrack, the company logo in the lower left (IDW for RCA but in the RCA font style), and 'color' in the lower right corner.
    • On Page 43, the portal that featured Hulk Hogan's Ghost Wrestlers was changed to three Robo-Busters inspired by the episode "Robo-Buster".
  • In Ghostbusters Annual 2015:
    • On the Story So Far page, The Real Ghostbusters are alluded to and Proteus is mentioned in relation to the events of Ghostbusters: Get Real.
    • On Page 3, in panel 3, Egon mentions Proteus. In panel 4, a logo for Big Ed, Winston's father, appears on Winston's helmet.
    • On Page 4, in panel 1, Brent Mitchell is visually based on Lieutenant Frump. In panel 2, left of Peter, is a box from Hasty Pastry Bakery seen in "The Joke's on Ray".
    • On Page 6, in panel 3, the Ecto Goggles used are visually based on Kenner's Ecto-Popper and Ecto-Goggles toy.
    • On Page 10, in panel 2, the Dimensionometer from "Egon on the Rampage" is behind Ray. On panel 2, on the brown tack board are one of Peter's autographs from "Lights! Camera! Haunting!" On panel 3, on the top shelf are a smaller version of the pizza that fell on Ecto-1 in Mr. Sandman, Dream Me a Dream", Trap from The Real Ghostbusters probably left behind in the events of Ghostbusters: Get Real, and on the right is a bucket of junk marked "Danger" Peter had on his desk in "The Haunting of Heck House". On the middle shelf are Stay Puft Marshmallows, the basket belonged to the Easter Bunny in, and the recording device used by the WUGH-FM DJ in "Mr. Sandman, Dream Me a Dream". On panel 4, the doughnut on the plate may be a nod to the Ghostbusters' doughnut breakfast at the start of "Mr. Sandman, Dream Me a Dream".
    • On Page 11, in panel 2, in the hallway, is a Kenner Real Ghostbusters toy line up in the big picture frame. The Terror Trash Ghost is visible on the corner. On panel 3, on the brown tack board is The Real Ghostbusters Poster Pen Set from Craft House that came out in 1986 and the purple ad for Kenner's The Real Ghostbusters Ghost Grabbing Mug from 1989.
    • On Page 12, in panel 2, on the brown tack board is a black and white advertisement for "The Halloween Door" TV special on the right. In panel 3, the new sticker on the toolbox references WUGH-FM Studio from the episode "Mr. Sandman, Dream Me a Dream". On panel 3, on the top shelf are a Weird Fiction from "Mr. Sandman, Dream Me a Dream". On the middle shelf are a miniature of the gold car and the Oscar Peter dreamed of in "Mr. Sandman, Dream Me a Dream".
    • On Page 14, in panel 2, on the far right, on the shelf is a Dopey Dog doll based on his design from "Who're You Calling Two-Dimensional?".
    • On Page 15, in panel 1, in the other room is the Easter Bunny from "Mr. Sandman, Dream Me a Dream". On the far right is part of a Blody liter bottle is visible.
    • On Page 19, in panel 2, in the upper right is a list of Containment Unit parts that Egon read off for Peter to check in "Citizen Ghost"
    • On Page 26, the manner in which the Ghostbusters are staged while floating in mid-air may be a nod to the effects of the Sandman's sleeping dust in "Mr. Sandman, Dream Me a Dream"
    • On Page 27, in panel 2, the vehicle behind Peter and Winston appears to be Ecto-500 from the Kenner toy line. The rogue Sandman from "Mr. Sandman, Dream Me a Dream" appears on the right page of Tobin's Spirit Guide. In panel 4, on the far right is the gyro copter based on Ecto-2 that Ray and Jenny used in Volume 1 Issue #15.
    • On Page 32, Ray refers to the Interdimensional Teleportation Unit as a "Trans-Dimensional Portal", its name in "The Copycat".
    • On Page 33, Janine is in the classic Real Ghostbusters outfit.
    • On Page 38, a version of Samhain makes his debut in the IDW canon.
  • In Ghostbusters International #1:
    • On the What Came Before!, the events of the Ghostbusters: Get Real miniseries are referenced including Proteus and The Real Ghostbusters.
    • On Page 13, Janine alludes to Proteus, the primary antagonist of the Get Real mini-series.
    • On Page 14, in panel 2, behind Jenny is the Ecto-3.
    • On Page 15, the four leaf clover neon light display is "Kildarby's," a nod to Lord Kildarby from "The Bird of Kildarby" Winston is wearing his Forces of Good shirt based on the group from "Night Game".
    • On Page 16 in panel 2, left of the boxes is the Kenner Rapid Fire Ecto-Blaster from the Weapon Action Figure Toys 5 set.
    • On Page 17, in the observation tank is the Gulper Ghost from the Kenner Classic Hero Figure: Egon Spengler action figure.
    • On Page 18, the building is based on the Grossjuck Plaza from "Robo-Buster".
  • In Ghostbusters International #2:
    • On Page 5, in panel 1, All Night Deli from "The Two Faces of Slimer" is a stand-in for Katz's Delicatessen at 206 East Houston Street. Next to All Night Deli is the Hasty Pastry Bakery from "The Joke's on Ray" in the color scheme and imagery appears to be inspired by Dunkin' Doughnuts.
    • On Page 5, in panel 2, the signage references the drink Blody from "The Halloween Door" and is based on a Coca-Cola advertisement. The server with his back to the reader is visually based on Morganan, dressed as when he poses as an orderly, at the end of "Chicken, He Clucked" On the far right, with his back to the reader is Willis from "The Old College Spirit". In panel 5, to Ray's right is small frame with a grab from The Real Ghostbusters Bumpers when the Icon Ghost is leaning against the logo whistling and does its "We now return..." line.
    • On Page 8, in panel 2, on the far right is the stewardess from "Take Two" who threw Peter's luggage off the plane while they were over Cleveland.
    • On Page 10, in panel 2 and 3, the Necronomicon from "The Collect Call of Cathulhu" appears in the bookcase. In panel 5, in the case, the blue book behind Egon's "Hm" is "The Real Ghostbusters in Haunted House Mystery" sticker book.
    • On Page 11, in panel 1, on the right of Ray's Occult Books are concert posters for Shanna from "Banshee Bake a Cherry Pie?" To the right of Eduardo is the book store's resident doll based on the Bird of Kildarby from "The Bird of Kildarby". In panel three, on the far right is the end of the world man from "Ragnarok and Roll".
    • On Page 18, in panel 4, the Demon in Picture in human form from "Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood" appears next to Winston like it did in the episode.
    • On Page 19, the two helicopter pilots are visually based on the two pilots of the charter jet in "Take Two". The pilot's roles are reversed. In "Take Two," the pilot with the thick mustache did the talking. In this issue, the red-headed pilot did the talking.
  • In Ghostbusters: Deviations:
    • Egon has blonde hair like on The Real Ghostbusters.
  • In Ghostbusters International #3:
    • On Page 1, in panel 1, atop the Bahn Tower is the logo of Grossjuck Industries from "Robo-Buster".
    • On Page 6, in panel 2, atop the file cabinet is appears to be Agatha Faversham's teddy bear from "The Thing in Mrs. Faversham's Attic". In panel 5, on the newspaper, to the left of the Ghostbusters ad is an ad for Kenner's Fright Features line seen in the Schenectady Gazette on June 29, 1988. [49]
    • On Page 8, in panel 4, on the far right under the table is the box for Kenner's Ecto-Charger Pack.
    • On Page 18, Peter chides Ray for dropping the rune artifact, a solid object, in a Trap. Incidentally, on "Hanging by a Thread", the Ghostbusters also used a Trap to transport a solid object with paranormal properties, the Shears of Fate.
    • On Page 19, in panel 2, like in Ghostbusters International #1, the Demon from Picture from "Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood", is in the Ghostbusters' room.
    • On Page 19, in panel 3, right of the table is the box for Kenner's Proton Pack toy. In panel 3, still in the containment tank is the Gulper Ghost based on the figure in the Kenner Classic Hero Figure: Egon Spengler action figure.
  • In Ghostbusters International #4:
    • On Page 1, in panel 2, behind Janine, on the shelf is a black doughnut box with the Hasty Pastry Bakery mascot from the episode "The Joke's on Ray"
    • On Page 2, in panel 2, Kevin is carrying a box marked "Fire Station Headquarters," a nod to the U.K. printing of the Kenner Playset: Fire House Headquarters.
    • On Page 5, in panel 3, several of the tourists talking to Ray are from the beginning half of the episode "The Ghostbusters in Paris": the man in the orange shirt taking a photo on the left and the man in the yellow shirt with the camera on the right were on the Eiffel Tower when The Ghosts of France were released, the man in olive green, left of the man in orange, was the painter who did a portrait of Peter, the blonde woman wearing a beret was a Parisian Peter talked to after the guys visited the Arc de Triomphe, the man in the apron, left of Ray, sat with the animated Ray in his restaurant and shared a laugh, and the man in the purple sweater smoking a pipe walked past the Ghostbusters' table outside a bistro.
    • On Page 10, in panel 2, the fountain station has the Blody art.
    • On Page 15, in panel 1, the image of the Eiffel Tower on the poster is lifted from a dusk shot of it towards the end of "The Ghostbusters in Paris" when the Ghosts of France depart and follow the Ghostbusters. In panel 4, on the television is the trapped elevator operator from the start of "The Ghostbusters in Paris"
    • On Page 16, in panel 1, the ghosts appear to be loosely based on the later forms of the Imps from "The Joke's on Ray".
    • On Page 19, in panel 1, on the left is the clock and Eiffel's Control Box from the Pavilion in "The Ghostbusters in Paris".
  • In Ghostbusters International #5:
    • On the Regular Cover, to the right of the Mona Lisa is a Unicorn Tapestry seen towards the end of "Hard Knight's Day" when the paintings return to their proper places in the Cloisters.
    • On Page 2, in panel 1, Ray has one of the P.K.E. Meters presumably left behind by the Real Ghostbusters in the Get Real mini-series that precedes this volume. The Ghostbusters' flashlights appear to be visually based on a model used in "The Grundel".
    • On Page 4, in panel 2, the Pizzalicious box references the Pizza Ghost from The Real Ghostbusters Intro 2 for seasons 4 and 5. In panel 2, on the TV screen is a still from Stage 2 of The Real Ghostbusters Data East video game featuring some Large Slime Heads. In panel 4, the portrait pays homage to Einstein's famous photo and the dream version that appears at the end of " Mr. Sandman, Dream Me a Dream".
    • On Page 6, once again, the ghost in the research tank is visually based on the Gulper Ghost from Kenner's Classic Hero Figure: Egon Spengler figure.
    • On Page 7, Peter and Winston's recollection of Egon and Ray's theory about the Eiffel Tower being a primitive French Containment Unit is a nod to the tower being as such in "The Ghostbusters in Paris".
    • On Page 8, in panel 4, the Anubis statue from "The Ghostbusters in Paris" is on the left.
  • In Ghostbusters International #7:
    • On Page 2, in panel 1, there is a sign for Lucien Airlines near Peck. This is a reference to Monsieur Lucien from "The Ghostbusters in Paris".
    • On Page 3, in panel 1, on the car rental sign bears references to
      • Top Left: Generous Motors from "Don't Forget The Motor City"
      • Top Center: Count Vostok from "The Transylvanian Homesick Blues"
      • Top Right: Y-Car from "Don't Forget The Motor City"
      • Bottom Left: Dr. V - Peter's license plate from "Don't Forget The Motor City"
      • Bottom Right: Holmes Motors - a nod to Sherlock Holmes' motor car in the "Elementary My Dear, Winston".
    • On Page 4, Ray mentions Kildarby - a nod to "The Bird of Kildarby".
    • On Page 5, in panel 5, behind Kylie is one of the Unicorn Tapestries from "Hard Knight's Day".
    • On Page 8, in panel 1, the license plate of the rental car is "BIG-042" - nod to Winston's Car in "Night Game".
    • On Page 16, in panel 2, on the left, is the helmet from one of the Troops of Kildarby worn by Peter in "The Bird of Kildarby".
    • On Page 17, the Psychokinetic Defibrillator's design is partially inspired by the Spectral Glove in "The Magnificent Five". Once again, the Gulper Ghost from the Kenner Classic Hero Egon figure appears.
    • On Page 18, in panel 3 are the box for Concept 2000's The Real Ghostbusters Solid State Walkie Talkie, the Einstein portrait is based on his famous photograph and his design from "Mr. Sandman, Dream Me a Dream", the snack box is visually based on the Pizza Ghost from the Intro 2 sequence in season 4-7, and one of the Thermos Real Ghostbusters Lunch Boxes.
    • On Page 18, in panel 4, the tank's pedal is based on Kenner's Ghost Trap toy.
    • On Page 20, the manner of Egon's displacement is visually inspired by his counterpart's in "Egon's Ghost". In panel 3, on the right, is the Proton Shotgun from "Loose Screws".
  • In Ghostbusters International #8:
    • On the Regular Cover, the Ghostbusters are standing before the Firehouse seen on The Real Ghostbusters instead of their own.
    • On Page 1, in panel 3, Janine is wearing an outfit her animated counterpart wore in "Ragnarok and Roll". In panel 5, on the table left of Peter is a small Hasty Pastry Bakery box.
    • On Page 4, in panel 2, the Concept 2000 Solid State Walkie Talkie box is right of Melanie. Also present again are the snack box referencing the Pizza Ghost from The Real Ghostbusters Intro 2, the Einstein portrait based on his famous photograph and his design in "Mr. Sandman, Dream Me a Dream", One of the Real Ghostbusters Lunch Boxes, and the Proton Shotgun from "Loose Screws". In panel 3, on the TV is the Game End screen from The Real Ghostbusters Data East arcade game.
    • On Page 5, in panel 1, in the portrait is Egon's Uncle Cyrus Spengler from "Cry Uncle".
    • On Page 6, in panel 5, the child yelling "Look out!" on the left and both the boy in the orange tank top with a Ghostbusters kite and blonde girl in pink and red are from the beginning of "Flip Side". The bald man in the suit in the middle is based on the Mayor who appears in the episode "Deadcon 1". The men on the far left and far right of the panel - a slender man in orange and a man in a brown business suit are from "Adventures in Slime and Space". They were slipping on Slimer's ectoplasm in Central Park.
    • On Page 7, the ghost is based on Kenner's Gooper Ghost Squisher figure. The look of Central Park is inspired from how it appeared in "Cry Uncle"
    • On Page 7, The Real Ghostbusters appear, back in their universe following the events of the Ghostbusters: Get Real mini-series.
    • On Page 8, Ecto-1's CB radio and dashboard are designed as they appeared in the episode "Killerwatt".
    • On Page 9, in panel 2, Janine's Coke cup was seen in "Cry Uncle". Peter, Winston, and Janine from the IDW universe visits The Real Ghostbusters universe to ask Egon for his help.
    • On Page 10, in panel 1, still present attached to the Containment Unit is the biometric scanner from "Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood".
    • On Page 11, the ghost is visually based on Kenner's Haunted Humans Granny Gross Ghost figure.
    • On Page 12, in panel 2, Jenny asks if the Containment Unit can suck in ghosts. The animated series' version of the unit was capable of such a function.
    • On Page 14, in panel 1, on the Containment Unit checklist clipboard is a Post-It note with the parts Egon reads off in "Citizen Ghost" ending in Transwarp Drive.
    • On Page 17, in panel 2, draped over Ray's chair is a newspaper with the "Oh My Gosh" headline from "Ghost Fight at the O.K. Corral". In panel 2, the Kenner Ecto-Charger Pack box is on the white cabinet.
    • On Page 20, in panel 4, on Peter's desk is Milton Bradley's The Real Ghostbusters Shrinky Dinks from 1988.
  • In Ghostbusters International #9:
    • On the Dramatis Personae page, Proteus is alluded to. Winston's bio mentions his love of baseball like his animated counterpart on The Real Ghostbusters who supports the Jaguars.
    • On Page 1, in panel 1, Peck's framed article "BUFO Hires Peck and Hardemeyer" is once again up on the wall. In panel 5, left of Jenny is the device Calahan was carrying near the start of the episode "Big Trouble With Little Slimer" before Slimer slimed him. Right of Jenny's word balloon is the B.U.F.O. Receptacle from "Big Trouble with Little Slimer".
    • On Page 3, in panel 2, Egon looks through a copy of Tobin's Spirit Guide as seen in episodes of The Real Ghostbusters like "The Boogieman Cometh". In panel 3, the bag Winston eats from is visually based on the peanut bags from the private jet in the episode "Take Two". In panel 3, Melanie is reading a copy of the first issue of The Real Ghostbusters comic from Marvel U.K.
    • On Page 5, Egon is packing his Destabilizer from "Egon's Ghost". In panel 4, the Ecto Goggles POV with "Bingo" on the right side is a nod to the POV seen near the end of "Janine's Genie".
    • On Page 8, Peter asks what Plan B is. Incidentally, on The Real Ghostbusters, Plan B was often running away.
    • On Page 20, in panel 2, on the right side of the table is the Ghost Tether from the episode "Partners in Slime". On the far right is the Dimensionometer from "Egon on the Rampage".
  • In Ghostbusters International #10:
    • On the Regular Cover and in this issue, the Ghostbusters are wearing the winter gear worn in "Cold Cash and Hot Water"
    • On Page 1, Egon is once again armed with the Destabilizer from "Egon's Ghost"
    • On Page 6, Egon's remarks in panel 2 is a nod to how multiple ghosts were trapped in one of his Traps each all the time with no ill consequence in episodes of The Real Ghostbusters.
    • On Page 14, in panel 1, right of the Chrysler Building, the black building bears the logo seen at Grossjuck Plaza from "Robo-Buster"
    • On Page 14, Egon notes how instruments only register up to Class 7. On The Real Ghostbusters, the guys faced several entities of classification up to 12. In panel 2, on the bottom screen, is the news anchor dressed as a clown from "When Halloween Was Forever".
    • On Page 15, Egon mentions Gozer and speaks of both teams' first encounters with it.
    • On Page 16, in panel 2, behind Jenny is a bag of Fish & Chips with the Fish Market Haunter from "Ghostworld". Right of Jenny is a liter of CM Cola from a sign at the end of "You Can't Teach an Old Demon New Tricks".
    • On Page 16, in panel 5, the arcade in the middle is the one based on "Ain't NASA-Sarily So" with The Creature and the Experimental Space Platform Galileo on the marquee. The screen is set to the scene when Ivan Kirov states his crew is in good spirits as he records his captain's log at the beginning of the episode.
    • On Page 17, in panel 3, the three baggies are confections on a conveyor belt at Granny's Yum Yum Candy in "Egon's Ghost".
  • In Ghostbusters International #11:
    • On the Regular Cover, in the bottom center, Boo York is referenced. It was an alternate New York populated with ghosts featured in "Flip Side"
    • On Page 2, once again, Egon has the Destabilizer from "Egon's Ghost"
    • On Page 11, in panel 4, the Skeleton Tour Guide and boat from "Knock, Knock" makes a non-canon cameo.
    • On Page 20, in panel 4, the Dimensionometer from "Egon on the Rampage" makes another non-canon cameo. Right of the Dimensionometer, is a can of Blody - a staple drink on the comic book series that was first advertised in "The Halloween Door".
    • On Page 21, the nature of the case appears to be a nod to the Kenner toy Fearsome Flush. Left of Janine, on the cabinet label is a reference to The Real Ghostbusters and 1986, the year it premiered. In panel 2, on the right on the paper, the Sandman from "Mr. Sandman, Dream Me a Dream" makes a non-canon cameo.
  • In Ghostbusters Annual 2017:
    • On Page 7, Winston is wearing his staple T-shirt inspired by the Forces of Good from the episode "Night Game". In panel 2, Winston is eating a slice of blueberry pie. Incidentally, blueberry fudge cake is a favorite of Winston's animated counterpart.
    • On Page 7, in panel 4, the ghosts chasing Dan are visually based on the stock ghosts from The Real Ghostbusters Pilot and Intro 1: Big with Mean Teeth Ghost, Big Mouth Ghost, Eye Visor Ghost, Caterpillar Ghost, Horizontal Grin Ghost, Little Hopper Ghost, Pointy Ears Ghost, Big Mohawk Ghost, Big Spike Ghost, and the lower half of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man can be seen.
    • On Page 9, in panel 3, one of the officers is visually based on Arsenio Hall.
    • On Page 31, Janine is wearing the yellow tank and orange skirt worn by her counterpart on The Real Ghostbusters. Janine's mention of triage came up in the episode "Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster" which had a similar situation - Janine asked for help getting rid of ghosts in her apartment but they don't so she suits up herself without their clearance.
    • On Page 32, the tray of P.K.E. Meters includes the version from The Real Ghostbusters.
    • On Page 42, Slimer's origin as a king was a nod to The Real Ghostbusters Marvel Comic #22 when he was once a royal named King Remils.
    • On Page 44, in panel 2, the Kenner Fright Feature Egon's Terror Tweezer is standing up to Pagan's left. The Class 5 appears to be visually based on Drool from "Drool, the Dog-Faced Goblin". In panel 3, to Pagan's left is a book about Samhain.
    • On Page 47, the Icon Ghost from The Real Ghostbusters appears like he did on the Get Real mini-series.
    • On Page 48, the Real Ghostbusters make a cameo appearance.

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