When NOW was working on The Father-Thing trilogy they were also working on a second The Real Ghostbusters comic, Slimer! Which is based off when The Real Ghostbusters series became Slimer & The Real Ghostbusters. Like the cartoon spin off Slimer! is about Slimer having an adventure with people, pets, and ghosts. And like its cartoon counterpart Slimer! establishes that Slimer has an (un)life of his own away from The Real Ghostbusters and the fire house.
I don’t own a copy of all 19 issues of Slimer! or its trade. I bought issue 2 on-line yesterday which should be on its way. I don’t have issue 3, I’ll probably buy a copy. I also don’t have issues 4 or 5. I own A LOT of Slimer! issues 6-11. As of now I don’t know if I’ll buy issues 12-19 or when I would. I haven’t decided yet if I’ll scan additional issues beyond the first three. It may depend on my schedule.
From NOW™ – May 1989
A Kindly Ghost & Ghostly Plumbing
Story: Hilarie Staton
Pencils: Dave Schwartz (story 1), Gary Fields (story 2)
Inks: Jorge Pacheco (story 1), Gary Fields (story 2)
Colors: Jorge Pacheco (story 1), Gary Fields (story 2)
Letters: Jorge Pacheco
Editor-In-Chief: Tony Caputo
Cover: Mitch O’Connell
Scanned and restored in March 2012 by Richard Roy.
- Info: The Sedgewick Hotel featured in issue 1 is the same hotel where The Ghostbusters first met Slimer in the movie Ghostbusters.
- Info: (from NYGB Comic Guide) An ad for Now’s Fright Night was deemed too scary for a children’s comic.
Slimer! Issue 1. (Ghostbusters Firehouse)