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Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary: Extreme Ghostbusters is the fourth and last issue of a mini-series by IDW Publishing.

Plot

Some people wish for the ability to fully communicate with the animals around us, but when the furry, feathered, and finny inhabitants of the Central Park Zoo start talking and demand their release, the people of New York wish they'd shut up! Egon Spengler and his EXTREME GHOSTBUSTERS race to answer the call, unaware of one creature's fiendish plot to control the possessed animals and drive them to attack humanity in revenge for their incarceration.[2]

Cast

Nervous Nelly

Animal Possessors

Frankie

Len

Egon Spengler

Janine Melnitz

Kylie Griffin

Eduardo Rivera

Slimer

Garrett Miller

Roland Jackson

Peter Venkman

Equipment

Proton Pack

Particle Thrower

Proton Pistol

Proton Cannister

P.K.E. Meter

Trap

Flashlight

Locations

Central Park Zoo

Firehouse

New York City Public Library

Nut House

Development

On November 22, 2018, Jim Beard hinted he became part of a licensed project the day before.[3]

On November 26, 2018, Jim Beard's story pitch was accepted.[4][5]

On December 11, 2018, Tom Waltz put together 2019 publishing plans for Ghostbusters.[6] He teased a rough thumb for the incentive cover, the uncolored RE cover, and Cover A.[7][8][9]

On December 12, 2018, Tim Lattie posted his process for Cover A.[10]

On December 14, 2018, Tom Waltz posted more information and covers about the series. In celebration of the 35th Anniversary, the mini-series is a four issue weekly event in April 2019, featuring 4 different Ghostbusters teams in adventures written and illustrated by 4 different creative teams.[11]The RE cover, now colored, was also posted.[12] Issue #4 releases April 24, 2019 starring the Extreme Ghostbusters written by Jim Beard & Keith Dallas, art by Tim Lattie, and colors by Luis Antonio Delgado.[13]

On December 16, 2018, Dan Schoening posted the rough thumbnail of the RE cover.[14]

On December 23, 2018, Jim Beard declared the script was finished.[15] Keith Dallas added he spent the last three days finishing it up.[16]

On December 27, 2018, Jim Beard revealed the script was approved.[17]

On January 11, 2019, Tom Waltz posted the April solicit.[18]

On January 12, 2019, Tom Waltz posted a page WIP.[19]

On January 18, 2019, Tom Waltz posted the colored RI as part of the interconnected image.[20] He later posted a page WIP set of the team talking to someone in the Firehouse.[21]

On January 24, 2019, Tom Waltz posted a wip of the Egon and the team.[22]

On January 28, 2019, Tim Lattie posted a wip of a bird and a ghost.[23]

On January 30, 2019, Tom Waltz posted an uncolored page of Egon and the team at the zoo.[24]

On February 4, 2019, Tom Waltz posted a wip of Egon pointing at something in the zoo.[25]

On February 7, 2019, Tim Lattie posted a wip of Eduardo and revealed he was almost done drawing the issue.[26]

On February 25, 2019, Tom Waltz posted a colored panel taking place at the zoo.[27]

On February 26, 2019, Tom Waltz posted a colored panel of Garrett and an entity.[28]

On March 12, 2019, Tom Waltz posted a colored panel of the Extreme Ghostbusters entering a bar filled with animals.[29]

On March 14, 2019, Tom Waltz announced the issue was off to the printers.[30]

On April 19, 2019, Tom Waltz posted an unlettered page that includes a surprise cameo.[31]

On April 22, 2019, Luis Delgado posted a colored panel of Egon and Janine looking at possessed animals and cited it as his favorite of the issue.[32]

On April 23, 2019, a 5 page preview was posted.[33]

On April 24, 2019, Luis Delgado posted a panel of animals transforming.[34]

On April 26, 2019, Luis Delgado posted several panels including a ghost leaving a polar bear's body.[35]

On July 15, 2019, IDW announced all four convention cover variants would be sold as a bundle during San Diego Comic Con at Booth 2729.[36]

Trivia

  • The Diamond Order Code is FEB190644.
  • Regular Cover
  • Cover RI
    • Slimer appears with the team.
    • The staging and poses of the Ghostbusters is loosely based on the ending of the title sequence of Extreme Ghostbusters and character designer Fil Barlow's title art.
  • Cover RE
  • Dramatis Personae
    • Egon's biography mentions his hobby and The Real Ghostbusters.
    • Garrett's biography alludes to his failed attempt at writing in the Extreme Ghostbusters episode "Deadliners".
  • Page 1
    • The entity quotes:
      • "Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow" from Matthew 6:28.
      • "Where the deer and antelope play" from "Home on the Range".
  • Page 2
  • Page 3
    • The worker says the famous line, "Who you gonna call?"
  • Page 4
    • In panel 1:
    • The Extreme Ghostbusters' civies first appear in the Extreme Ghostbusters episode "Darkness at Noon, Part 1"
    • Garrett mentions the soap opera "General Hospital".
    • Garrett mentions Ecuador, a country on the west coast of South America.
    • Eduardo alludes to Milli Vanilli, a German R&B duo founded in 1988.
  • Page 5
    • In panel 2, the sign references character designer Fil Barlow.
    • Egon alludes to past encounters. One of which was in The Real Ghostbusters episode "It's a Jungle Out There".
  • Page 6
    • Reincarnation came up in The Real Ghostbusters episode "Moaning Stones".
  • Page 7
    • Roland's flashlight is the model used in The Real Ghostbusters episode "The Grundel".
  • Page 8
    • Eduardo Rivera mentions the fictional character Doctor Dolittle.
    • Kylie mentions the Toledo Zoo in Ohio.
  • Page 9
  • Page 10
    • The New York Public Library's banned has the year 1911 and 1997.
      • The Main Branch opened on May 23, 1911
      • 1997 is the year Extreme Ghostbusters aired on TV and took place in-universe.
    • Roland asks Who Ya Gonna Call?
    • Peter is wearing the suit he wore in The Real Ghostbusters episode "The Collect Call of Cathulhu".
    • Behind Peter in a panel 5, if the purified Vigo tapestry depicting the Ghostbusters and Oscar at the end of Ghostbusters II.
    • Left of Peter in panel 5 is a frame of Dana Barrett.
  • Page 12
    • Roland mentions the Darwin Award. It commemorates individuals who protect the human gene pool by making the ultimate sacrifice of their own lives.
  • Page 14
    • Garrett uses one of his lines from the series, "Brooklyn in the House!"
  • Page 16
  • Page 19
    • In panel 1, on two of the bottles on the right is Luis Delgado's 15 easter egg.

Also See

References

  1. Previews World Extreme Ghostbusters 1/25/19
  2. TomWaltz Tweet 1/11/19
  3. writerjimbeard Tweet 11/22/18
  4. writerjimbeard Tweet 11/26/18
  5. writerjimbeard Tweet 12/14/18
  6. TomWaltz Tweet #1 12/11/18
  7. TomWaltz Tweet #2 12/11/18
  8. TomWaltz Tweet #3 12/11/18
  9. TomWaltz Tweet #4 12/11/18
  10. teamlattie 12/12/18
  11. TomWaltz Tweet #1 12/14/18
  12. TomWaltz Tweet #2 12/14/18
  13. TomWaltz Tweet #3 12/14/18
  14. dannyschoening Tweet 12/16/18
  15. writerjimbeard Tweet 12/23/18
  16. Keith_Dallas Tweet 12/23/18
  17. writerjimbeard Tweet 12/27/18
  18. TomWaltz Tweet 1/11/19
  19. TomWaltz Tweet 1/12/19
  20. TomWaltz Tweet #1 1/18/19
  21. TomWaltz Tweet #2 1/18/19
  22. TomWaltz Tweet 1/24/19
  23. Tim Lattie instagram 1/28/19
  24. TomWaltz Tweet 1/30/19
  25. TomWaltz Tweet 2/4/19
  26. Tim Lattie instagram 2/7/19
  27. TomWaltz Tweet 2/25/19
  28. TomWaltz Tweet 2/26/19
  29. TomWaltz Tweet 3/12/19
  30. TomWaltz Tweet 3/14/19
  31. TomWaltz Tweet 4/19/19
  32. Luis Delgado instagram 4/22/19
  33. Flickering Myth "Comic Book Preview – Ghostbusters: 35th Anniversary: Extreme Ghostbusters" 4/23/19
  34. Luis Delgado instagram 4/24/19
  35. Luis Delgado instagram 4/26/19
  36. IDWPublishing Tweet 7/15/19


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