Ghostbusters: Funko Universe is a one-shot comic book by IDW Publishing which took part in a company event in May 2017 spotlighting franchises set in the Funko Universe.
An ancient Japanese prophecy foretold that when the Masters of the Four Winds unite, they would become unstoppable. Instead, the four masters killed each other in battle, proving the prophecy false. More than 600-years later, an ancient shuriken is unearthed, releasing the spirit of one of the masters to seek out and resurrect the other three in order to fulfill the prophecy. Now, the only thing that stands between the undead ninja and the destruction of the land of the living is... the Ghostbusters!
- Part of this month's big FUNKO UNIVERSE event!
- Fresh off the successful launch of the new app, these stories focus on the fun and magic surrounding one of the world's most popular and well recognized game properties!
On February 22, 2017, May solicits revealed the synopsis and 3 covers for the Funko Universe one-shot.
On May 7, 2017, a cover, credits, and 5 page preview was posted.
On May 9, 2017, IDW Publishing posted an interview with Troy Dye and Phil Murphy.
On May 11, 2017, Phil Murphy posted some character designs.
On January 28, 2018, Phil Murphy posted his work process for the RE cover.
The Retailer Exclusive cover from Plastic Empire and Wize Guys Collectibles is only available through Plastic Empire. It is limited to 500 copies.
- The Diamond Order Code is MAR170458.
- Regular Cover
- Retailer Incentive Cover
- Retailer Exclusive Cover
- Appearing on the cover in Dana Barrett's kitchen at 550 Central Park West are:
- In the lower right corner is a bag of Stay Puft Marshmallows.
- Page 2
- Page 3
- Ray wears his civies from Ray's Occult Books in Ghostbusters II.
- Egon wears his blue lab coat from Ghostbusters.
- Janine has her black overall skirt and hair do from Ghostbusters II.
- In panel 3, Ray has a Ghostbusters Mug from Ghostbusters II.
- In panel 3, on the table in the background is a box of Boo Berry cereal.
- In panel 6, there is some Psychomagnotheric Slime in a beaker.
- Page 4
- Master Takeda mentions the Netherworld.
- Page 5
- Ray mentions Black Belt Theater.
- Page 9
- In panel 3, below the TV set is a Nintendo 16 bit console and Peter plays a VHS tape.
- Shohei appears to be visually inspired by the character Akuma from the Street Fighter video game series.
- Page 11
- The Ghostbusters investigate in the second floor of the Firehouse from Ghostbusters: The Video Game (Stylized Versions) evidenced by the computer monitor and yellow file.
- Egon consults Tobin's Spirit Guide.
- In panel 4 and 6, on top of the computer monitor is a box of Twinkies.
- Page 12
- Page 13
- In panel 3, Shohei's name is misspelled.
- Page 14
- Tomo mentions the Netherworld.
- Peter mentions the Netherlands.
- Page 19
- Master Prime's name appears to be a nod to Optimus Prime from Transformers which featured some who could combine into one powerful figure.
- Page 27
- The collections page features the music video homage from Volume 2 Issue #20 of the ongoing series.
- Ghostbusters Funko Universe Previews World page 2/22/17
- Ghostbusters News "We're getting a Funko Pop! themed Ghostbusters comic" 2/17/17
- crashtesterX Tweet 2/17/17
- Comic Book Resources "IDW Publishing Solicitations for May 2017" 2/22/17
- crashtesterX Tweet 4/24/17
- Comic Book Resources "Ghostbusters: Funko Universe (EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW) (Preview)" 5/7/17
- IDW Publishing "Funko Five Questions – Ghostbusters" 5/9/17
- crashtesterX Tweet 5/11/17
- crashtesterX Tweet 1/28/18
- Plastic Empire "Funko Universe Ghostbusters One Shot IDW Comic Plastic Empire Exclusive Variant LE500" retrieved 5/17/17