- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 139476 KB
- Print Length: 104 pages
- Publisher: IDW (29 Feb. 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008N3DGES
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- Average Customer Review: 14 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #227,839 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The appeal of Ghostbusters is difficult to describe. The films are naturally a slice of high-concept comedy with great performances from all involved, but that 80's flavour is incredibly important; Given all the rumours surrounding Ghostbusters 3 as a film in development, it almost sounds like Akroyd and his contemporaries have lost touch with what made the first two films great; They don't need to update Ghostbusters with more modern humour or visuals - That was the beauty of the 2010 videogame, which did a fantastic job of capturing the feel of the films. These comic books do exactly the same thing. The characters are pitch perfect, and that feel of comedy mixed in with occasionally genuinely scary horror is there in force. Some may be turned off by the visuals - which are quite cartoonish, but I think I prefer the kind of style employed in the book to an artist trying to make the characters look exactly like the actors playing them.
But this is a great book. With this and the recent videogame, it's a great time to be a Ghostbusters fan. Like the game, this book deals with a handful of plot threads from the first film - in particular, what makes Ray so special? No spoilers, but it's genuinely interesting.Read more ›
It is packed with references to the original films, videogame, cartoon, comics and pop-culture in general. This is rarely intrusive but eagle-eyes will smile at the copious background detail. All the regulars are here including Slimer, Janine, Gozer and Walter Peck in addition to the fab four. Within a few pages you are back in haunted New York and hearing the voices of the original actors in your head as the smooth dialogue takes you on a nostalgia trip.
The art pays homage to the Real Ghostbusters cartoon with the characters stylised but immediately recognisable. The colouring is lush and vibrant and not afraid to experiment when evoking spooky atmosphere. The panelling is loose and creative when it needs to be but always easy to follow.
This is a great start and although only four issues you don’t feel short changed.
By far the worst though is that while Ray, Peter, and Winston are usually decent impersonations of their movie counterparts Egon has become a hollowed-out husk of his previously impish scientific self, replaced by a bland Spockalike who wouldn't use a hypothetical 35ft Twinkie to explain something if one hit him in his dour face.
This is a very worthy entry into the franchise. set sometime after the events of 'Ghostbusters: the video game'. It's a great story with really nice art work.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
...you will like this.
Really good artwork and string writing. And it's Ghostbusters, what's not to like.
If you love the Ghostbusters you'll love this it's a awesome read cool nods to the film's and the video game, also unless you read this one I won't say the name but a cool guy... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Jonathan Hillhouse
I was vey happy with the item, I would happily buy from this person a gene.Published on 14 Sept. 2014 by A. aspinall
Fun, action packed and nice little adaptation. Will buy more in time. Competitive price from amazon although the viewing panels feature requires some tweakingPublished on 18 Jan. 2014 by R. H. Griffiths
A true love letter to Ghostbusters fans!
Funny story that amusingly makes small or obvious references to previous entries in the franchise (from 'The Real Ghostbusters'... Read more
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