From NOW™ – May 1990
Three Fabulous Stories!
Story: John Carnell (first story), Phil Elliott (second story), Andrew Brenner (third story)
Pencils: Andy Lanning (first story), Phil Elliott (second story), Anthony Williams (third story)
Inks: Stephen Baskerville (first story), Phil Elliott (second story), Cam Smith (third story)
Colors: Louise Cassell (first story), Dondie Cox (second & third story)
Letters: Hel (first & third story) Phil Elliott (second story)
Editor-in-Chief: Tony Caputo
Scanned and restored in March 2012 by Richard Roy
“The Ghostbusters are busy as hell and can’t take the pace much longer. Egon, instead of enlisting more help, builds more help in the form of Ecto-X; a mechanical Ghostbuster that can track, blast and trap a spook. Soon, however, Ecto-X’s outstanding performance soon casts the Ghostbusters out of the limelight. And, if that wasn’t bad enough, it eventually turns on them!”
Reference: Pgs 7,8: Rotten Fruit Computers is either a tribute or parody of Apple Computers.
Silicon Valley is in California, of course Ghostbusters pretty much work in New York.
Robo-Buster is a 4th season episode of The Real Ghostbusters. The character of Robo-Buster is a ghostbusting robot (equipment info stolen from the Ghostbusters’ files) built by Grossjuck Industries.
The Spooked Suit!
“The Ghostbusters get a call to deal with a ghost turning a man’s suits plaid every time he puts them on. Egon takes the suit for analysis, but realizes the spook may be more challenging than he thought.”
“The Ghostbusters respond to a call that a caveman is loose in a local store. They investigate, but arrive too late. Or, so they thought as they emerge to find Ecto-1 smashed up outside. More reports of cavemen pour in around the city, leaving the Ghostbusters with some big problems.”
The Real Ghostbusters Issue 21. (Ghostbusters Firehouse)