When Ghostbusters was celebrating its 24th anniversary I began to preserve out of print Ghostbusters content, adding it to then Ectocontainment. Trivia: I’m pretty sure it was The Real Ghostbusters Jumbo Coloring Book. (PDF file) I didn’t even have a physical copy of it! In 2011 I did have plenty of physical Real/Ghostbusters out of print materials to preserve. Mainly my legacy with The Real Ghostbusters Magazine(s) and NOW The Real Ghostbusters comics. They… Read More
30 years ago today The Real Ghostbusters aired to the delight of ghostheads. Episode 1, the infamous Ghosts ‘ R Us is somewhat of a origin story and in 21 minutes explains why they’re The Real Ghostbusters! For 7 seasons our animated Ghostbustin’ heroes went on adventures (along with originally that green guy) 6 days a week. The guys couldn’t do it alone. Janine not only ran the office, (equipment not standard at other… Read More
I had been keeping this under (shrink) wraps in part until I knew I could talk more about Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History. (Ghostbusters Inc. Blog Post, January 5, 2015) During the summer I was contacted by PR By The Book, a public relations firm who represents Insight Editions. The discussion via email was about having a review copy and promoting the book. Which I’ve been doing at least since January. Unless… Read More
The official Ghostbusters Facebook page posted about an upcoming contest where 10 winners will receive signed copies of Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History. (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, July 12, 2015) That is if you’ll be at New York Comic Con.
As 2015 was beginning the powers that be (um sure) announced that Ghostbusters The Ultimate Visual History (GB Inc. Blog Post, January 5, 2015) was being put together and will be available this September. Daniel Wallace, who wrote Ghostbusters visual history and publisher Insight Editions were at SDCC to show off a sample of the book. Along with something big (not quite 100ft big) for a collectors edition.
About two months ago as I was working on the Ghostbusters NYC website (also known for web site purposes as Ghostbusters Firehouse) I decided to begin moving the once scanned/current PDF files of Ghostbusters/The Real Ghostbusters reading material to Ghostbusters Firehouse for realism and to save space at Ecto-Containment. Every smaller PDF file wasn’t complete in February. Something I hadn’t realized during most of the uploads. Naturally as is the case when one… Read More
During 1992 when N O W Comics (Ghostbusters Firehouse) were in their “now better than ever” phase, they began a new run with some new stories for their The Real Ghostbusters title. This could be a blanket statement, outside of the comics their was very little to support Ghostbusters. The hit series had ended a 7 season run a year earlier, Kenner had ended making The Real Ghostbusters toys, and Ghostbusters II™ had come… Read More
Ghostheads have known for years that Ghostbusters II has enough deleted scenes to make a feature out of. For example, a scene where Louis Tully in the Firehouse sets a trap (um just about literally) to catch Slimer because the overgrown ghost ate his lunch. Louis uses a proton pack and damages a ceiling or wall. One of the cut scenes from Ghostbusters II involved the ending. For the unfamiliar the guys… Read More
November 1991 Tobin and the Maze of Time Part II The Ghostbusters are trapped in dreamspace, and they must find their way in order to help Tobin. However, things get hairy when the boys are separated and confronted with creatures straight out of mythology! Full Haunted House The boys are playing a mean game of poker and Peter’s cleaning house. The others go to bed, but Peter’s still raring to play. That’s… Read More
Rolando Muñoz aka Ghostbusters213 in the ghosthead community recently let me know via Twitter @ectocontainment that he has been enjoying reading the NOW c o m i c s on his iPad. What I thought was a tweet and a RT from me turned into support from Rolando. Rolando also runs Ghostbusters Mexico, a Ghostbusters news and community site. He wanted to and is linking back to Ectocontainment. That would have been… Read More
2015 Update – All NOW The Real Ghostbusters comics have been moved to Ghostbusters NYC/Firehouse. After putting the PDF file on the site for Issue 4, talking about these comics, and with a change in my schedule I was feeling pretty motivated. I spent the middle of week creating the rest of the NOW comics which also includes Volume 2, 3-D Special, the 1992-1993 annuals, The Real Ghostbusters Starring In Ghostbusters II,… Read More