The Real Ghostbusters Comics: Ghostbusters II

When I wrote my The Real Ghostbusters Comics News entry I had incorrectly assumed NOW published the Ghostbusters II adaptation in Summer 1989. The adaptation actually came out later in the year. NOW was most likely busy with Issues 9, 10, and 11 of The Real Ghostbusters along with Slimer! issues 1 and 2. Since I said after putting up The Father-Thing trilogy I’d add the RGB Ghostbusters II that’s exactly what I did this evening/tonight.

I didn’t plan it this way, coincidentally I can honor my Uncle Joe’s memory once again as his birthday would have been coming up. Many within the Ghostbusters community don’t know this, he was my mom’s youngest brother, lived with us until I was about 4, and was more like my brother then my uncle. If it wasn’t for him, I might not have seen Ghostbusters II until it was on PPV in November 1990. Actually on Thanksgiving. Thanks mom! =)

From NOW™ – October 1989

Ghostbusters II: Issue 1, Part One: Together for the First Time

Story: Dan Aykroyd & Harold Ramis

Adaptation: James Van Hise

Pencils: John Tobias

Inks: Rich Rankin

Colors: Suzanne Dechnik

Letters: Dan Nakrosis

Editor-in-Chief: Tony Caputo

Cover: John Tobias, Patrick Owsley & Suzanne Dechnik

Originally scanned and restored in November 2007 by Richard Roy. Rescanned in October 2013.

“Five years after the Gozer bust, the Ghostbusters have been shut down for the amount of damage done to the Shandor Building. Unfortunately, Dana needs their help once again as her baby carriage with her son, Oscar, had taken off down the street by itself and stopped in the middle of First Avenue. The Ghostbusters eagerly investigate and tunnel their way through First Avenue to discover a river of slime flowing underneath the streets!”

  1. Goof: Ray’s shirt changes colors and his watch isn’t drawn on page 12.

Ghostbusters II: Issue 1. (Ghostbusters Firehouse)

From NOW™ – November 1989

Ghostbusters II, Part Two: The Slime of Their Lives

Story: Dan Aykroyd & Harold Ramis

Adaptation: James Van Hise

Pencils: John Tobias

Inks: Rich Rankin

Colors: Suzanne Dechnik

Letters: Dan Nakrosis

Editor-in-Chief: Tony Caputo

Cover: John Tobias, Patrick Owsley & Suzanne Dechni

Originally scanned and restored in November 2007 by Richard Roy. Rescanned in October 2013.

“The Ghostbusters are back in business and in full swing taking care of ghosts left and right, which keeps them from further investigating the river of slime. Meanwhile, Dana has an uneasy feeling working at the Museum lately, unknown to her that her boss, Janosz, had been possessed by the evil spirit of Prince Vigo living inside a painting. And to add to her troubles, while attempting to give Oscar a bath, both he and Dana are attacked by their slime filled bathtub!”

Info: The Real Ghostbusters have name tag patches like their movie counter parts.

Ghostbusters II: Issue 2. (Ghostbusters Firehouse)

From NOW™ – December 1989

Ghostbusters II, Issue 3 Part Three: A Big Date With Liberty

Story: Dan Aykroyd & Harold Ramis

Adaptation: James Van Hise

Pencils: John Tobias

Inks: Rich Rankin

Colors: Suzanne Dechnik

Letters: Dan Nakrosis

Editor-in-Chief: Tony Caputo

Cover: John Tobias, Patrick Owsley & Suzanne Dechnik

Originally scanned and restored in November 2007 by Richard Roy. Rescanned in October 2013.

“News Years draws closer, and Vigo has made his move. Having Janosz kidnap Oscar and luring Dana to the Museum, he encased the entire building in an impenetrable slime wall. Only the Ghostbusters could stop him now, right? Perhaps, if Lenny’s assistant Jack Hardemeyer hadn’t had them committed to the psychiatric ward of Parkview Hospital!”

Goof: (more for plot) Ecto-1A changes license plate styles on page 16.

Ghostbusters II: Issue 3. (Ghostbusters Firehouse)

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