IDW's Ghostbusters: The Other Side

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  1. DrSpengler

    DrSpengler The Real Ghostbuster

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    Issue #1 of IDW's new Ghostbusters title just came out. Hopefully I'm not the only guy around here reading it.

    Here's my in-depth summary and review of the issue.

    But if you don't feel like clicking, here's just the review part:

     
  2. Darkravager

    Darkravager Zombie Hunter

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    I'll be picking this up from the comic shop tonight after work.
     
  3. McBradders

    McBradders James Franco Club! Moderator

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    As good or better than the 88mph one, which was pretty awesome.
     
  4. DrSpengler

    DrSpengler The Real Ghostbuster

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    Hard to say about the story since it's just started, but the dialogue is pretty sharp and I am interested in where it's going (though the gratuitous gore seems like it's trying a bit too hard). The art is a step down from 88MPH, though.
     
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    Darkravager Zombie Hunter

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    I really liked it, but I agree that the end was a little over the top. I'll keep reading it though. I loves me some Ghostbusters.
     
  6. ErechOveraker

    ErechOveraker I'm with Plowking.

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    Did they advertise this at all, because this is the first I've heard of it.

    Nice to see some love for the 88mph series though, that book was pretty underrated I thought.
     
  7. McBradders

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    88mph book was spot on.

    I'm sure Zeta Otaku disagrees, however.
     
  8. ErechOveraker

    ErechOveraker I'm with Plowking.

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    I heard the writer worshipped the devil in preparation for writing the book though. What a kook.
     
  9. ErechOveraker

    ErechOveraker I'm with Plowking.

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    Also, the writer of the 88mph series first scripted episode of Supernatural airs next week, here's a preview from it:

    YouTube - 4x06 - Yellow Fever Preview

    Devil worshipper I tell ya ;) 
     
  10. McBradders

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    Not Gozer the Gozarian? AMATEUR!
     
  11. Zeta Otaku

    Zeta Otaku Who ya gonna call? TFW2005 Supporter

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    the 88MPH book was a great read... just wish Sebastian over at 88mph didn't fuck over the fans HARD... if there was EVER a raping of the fans, he gets the crown prize... One More Day? nothing to actually STEALING MONEY!

    anyway...

    haven't been able to get this one yet and I'm REALLY looking forward to it.
     
  12. ErechOveraker

    ErechOveraker I'm with Plowking.

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    If it's any consolation, iirc Sebastien ended up working at a Walmart or whatever the Canadian equivalent is before the mini-series was even finished. And he ended up far broker than people think, I know that too.

    Pat Lee still drives a Porsche though, if I'm not mistaken....

    (sorry to derail this thread though, thanks for the OP for the review and I'll comment on the book in question if I see a copy this weekend I can buy!)
     
  13. SPLIT LIP

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    Wal-Mart. The Canadian equivelant of Wal-Mart is Wal-Mart.;) 

    We also have comic book stores, but none around me, so I won't be getting this any time soon. :( 
     
  14. ErechOveraker

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    But what do you guys call a Quarter Pounder with cheese? :) 
     
  15. DrSpengler

    DrSpengler The Real Ghostbuster

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    Yeah, I thought the 88MPH book was some great reading (especially loved "The Zeddemore Factor" one-shot), but the politics behind it soured the entire experience at the time. Looking back at it now, though, I enjoy it more than I did when it was coming out.

    Another Ghostbusters comic came out today, the "manga" graphic novel "Ghostbusters: Ghost Busted" from Tokyo Pop (by "manga" I mean "drawn by white people who like to pretend they're Japanese", not vintage Japanese Ghostbusters comics from the 80s or anything).

    I haven't gotten around to reading it yet, but I'll review it when I get a shance. The art quality is all over the place, though.
     
  16. Zeta Otaku

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    Just read this. DEFINITELY looking forward to the next book. art is a bit weird, but I'll get used to it =)
     
  17. Lance Halberd

    Lance Halberd oh hai

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    I definitely like the art and writing better in the 88MPH books, it felt ... I don't know ... truer? ... to the heart and soul of the source material.

    Then again, we're only one issue in for IDW, and who knows? Maybe they just need time to get a feeling for what they're doing.
     

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