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Weird Tales [1] is a series of science fiction stories contained in a pulp comic series. [2]

HistoryEdit

In the 1920s and 30s, H.P. Lovercraft and other writers used the Necronomicon as research for their fiction. [3] They contributed stories to the Weird Tales series including "The Horror from the Depths." [4] In it, the protagonists lured Cathulhu to an electric plant and blasted him with a 100 Gigavolts of electricity. [5]

The Ghostbusters found the issue amid Mr. Howard's collection in his Bronx home. They were influenced by the story to electrify roller coaster tracks on Coney Island to defeat Cathulhu.

TriviaEdit

  • Weird Tales is in reality an actual pulp series started in March 1923. "The Call of Cthulhu," the short story that became the foundation for the Cthulhu Mythos, was published in Weird Tales in 1928. The magazine series has since been revived.


AppearancesEdit

The Real Ghostbusters

ReferencesEdit

  1. Ray Stantz (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "The Collect Call of Cathulhu" (1987) (DVD ts. 12:12-12:21). Time Life Entertainment. Ray says: "H.P. Lovecraft and others back in the 20's and 30's created a whole mythos around Cathulhu and I remember one story in an old issue of Weird Tales that told how to defeat him."
  2. Egon Spengler (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "The Collect Call of Cathulhu" (1987) (DVD ts. 12:27-12:29). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "But where can we find a collection of old pulp magazines?"
  3. Ray Stantz (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "The Collect Call of Cathulhu" (1987) (DVD ts. 12:16-12:21). Time Life Entertainment.
  4. Alice Derleth (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "The Collect Call of Cathulhu" (1987) (DVD ts. 13:26-13:27). Time Life Entertainment. Alice says: "It's called "The Horror from the Depths"."
  5. Ray Stantz (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "The Collect Call of Cathulhu" (1987) (DVD ts. 17:39-17:44). Time Life Entertainment. Ray says: "It says here they lured Cathulhu to an electrical plant and blasted him with 100 Gigavolts of electricity."


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