Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Ghostbusters: Get Real #1 - A Review

They say that no good deed goes unpunished and that certainly proves true for The Real Ghostbusters!  One freebie busting while on the run between gigs on a busy day buys them the protection of an out-of-practice witch when a vengeful god decides to bust The Ghosbusters before they bust him. Somehow reality shifts and The Real Ghostbusters find themselves in another, darker New York City... faced with a group of similar yet totally different Ghostbusters!

I've always loved Ghostbusters but I haven't picked up too many of the recent comic books starring them. So many books, so little time and tie-in books tend to be hit or miss. But when they announced a team-up between the Ghostbusters of the movies and The Real Ghostbusters from the animated series, I had to give this book a try. And I'm glad I did!

Both the script by Erik Burnham and the artwork by Dan Schoening perfectly capture the feel of the classic cartoon.  The whole affair feels like a lost J. Michael Straczynski script. I'm deeply amused that Schoening's designs for the movie Ghostbusters are darker and yet more exaggerated than the so-called cartoon heroes.

Bottom line: If you're a fan of the Ghostbusters, whether it's the cartoons or the movies, you should give this book a try. It's REAL Good!

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