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From NOW™ – March 1990 Zoned Out Story: James Van Hise Pencils: Phillip Hester Inks: Jim Brozman Colors: Suzanne Dechnik Letters: Joseph Allen Art Director: Michele Mach Editor: Katherine Llewellyn Editor-in-Chief: Tony Caputo Cover: Martin Griffiths Scanned and restored in March 2012 by Richard Roy Four tales of the Ghostbusters! Ray returns to Toad Island after 25 years to visit some old friends in the Freak Show, but ends up saving the… Read More

From NOW™ – February 1990 Creeping Suburbia Story: James Van Hise Pencils: Phillip Hester Inks: Jim Brozman Colors: Suzanne Dechnik Letters: Joseph Allen Art Director: Michele Mach Editor: Katherine Llewellyn Editor-in-Chief: Tony Caputo Cover: Phillip Hester Scanned and restored in March 2012 by Richard Roy “With everything that’s happened to the Ghostbusters lately, Winston feels its time for a vacation. He takes a trip down to a small town in Florida for… Read More

From NOW™ – January 1990 Samhain Chanted Evening Story: James Van Hise Title Suggestion: Alex Newborn Pencils: Phillip Hester Inks: Rich Rankin Colors: Now Comics Staff Letters: Joseph Allen Art Director: Michele Mach Editor: Katherine Llewellyn Editor-in-Chief: Tony Caputo Cover: Phillip Hester Scanned and restored in March 2012 by Richard Roy “Samhain, the spirit of Halloween, finds a way to break out of the containment unit and begin his reign of Halloween… Read More

From NOW™ – December 1989 The Land Unknown (Pt. 2 of a 2 part story) Story: James Van Hise Pencils: Jim Wisniewski Inks: Rich Rankin Colors: Staff Letters: Dan Nakrosis Art Director: Michele Mach Editor: Katherine Llewellyn Editor-in-Chief: Tony Caputo Cover: Jim Wisniewski Scanned and restored in March 2012 by Richard Roy “The Ghostbusters travel through the arctic hole into Spike’s realm where they hope to face off against and defeat Nurtog…. Read More

From NOW™ – November 1989 Spike (Pt. 1 of a 2 part story) Story: James Van Hise Pencils: Jim Wisniewski Inks: Jim Wisniewski Colors: Suzanne Dechnik Letters: Dan Nakrosis Art Director: Michelle Mach Editor: Katherine Llewellyn Editor-in-Chief: Tony Caputo Cover: Jim Wisniewski Scanned and restored in March 2012 by Richard Roy “Spikorouleus, or Spike for short, is on the run from a dangerous enemy to his realm at the center of the… Read More

From NOW™ – October 1989 The Lost and the Lonely Story: James Van Hise Pencils: Howard Bender Inks: David Mowry Colors: Suzanne Dechnik Letters: Dan Nakrosis Art Director: Michele Mach Editor: Katherine Llewellyn Editor-in-chief: Tony Caputo Cover: Howard Bender Scanned and restored in March 2012 by Richard Roy “A ghost named Laurie flees from a terror with her friend, Michael. Unfortunately, their fear catches up to them and recaptures Michael, but Laurie… Read More

From NOW™ – August 1989 A Cat Named Tarantula Story: James Van Hise Pencils: Howard Bender Inks: Brian Thomas Colors: Suzanne Dechnik Letters: Dan Nakrosis Editor: Katherine Llewellyn Editor-In-Chief: Tony Caputo Cover: Howard Bender & Patrick Owsley Scanned and restored in March 2012 by Richard Roy. “Marlene Whately, a witch, has kidnapped the familiar of her enemy, Phineas Evantide, the prince of warlocks.  During a rant about the Ghostbusters stopping Astorath in… Read More

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… Read More

  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… Read More

From NOW™ – May 1989 Issue 9, Part One: Rising Son Written By James Van Hise Penciled By John Tobias Inked By Rich Rankin Lettered By Dan McKinnon Colored By Barry Petersen Cover By Gary Fields Scanned and restored in March 2012 by Richard Roy. “The Ghostbusters rescue a young boy from a ritual sacrifice, only to find out they’re caught up in something bigger than they ever realized. The dark forces want… Read More

From NOW™ – April 1989 Toad Island Written By James Van Hise Penciled By John Tobias Inked By Rich Rankin Lettered By Kurt Hathaway Cover By John Tobias & Marc Hansen Scanned and restored in March 2012 by Richard Roy. “Something is amiss at Toad Island. Fish-like people are kidnapping patrons to appease something called the Deepest One. However, one of the Toad Islanders fights the calling of his people and goes… Read More