Ghostbusters Get Real

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IDW has done an excellent job over the years with the comic book forms of licensed proprieties such as G.I. Joe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers, etc… One of the properties that I had yet to try under the IDW banner has been Ghostbusters. When I saw the first issue of Ghostbusters Get Real with a simple yet eye catching cover I figured “why not give it a try”. I am glad I did and I plan to obtain some of the back catalog of Ghostbusters comic books.

Written by Erik Burnham with art by Dan Schoening this title really captures the feel of the original movies and the style of the cartoon versions.

The story begins with the old-school animated version of the Ghostbusters battling a ghost only to find themselves transported to an alternate reality where they encounter a more serious and modern version of themselves. It is a very fun and dynamic way to introduce readers to a more modern take on the Ghostbusters without alienating fans of the original style.

The story is fun and interesting with solid artwork that masterfully captures the feel of the original interspersed with a promising modern take on the characters that the reader knows and loves.

A good start to what should be a very fun series.

Ghostbusters Reboot

As we all know, the ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot cast has been announced – Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wigg, and Melissa McCarthy, and I’d love to talk about that.

I personally love all these comedians, especially Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon which you can see every Saturday on SNL. I personally don’t understand all the “controversy” on an all-female cast. These are all amazing comedians, and a lot of people love them.

When it comes to a reboot, I would personally hate to see the same thing in just a modern setting. An all-female ‘Ghostbusters’ is an amazing and creative and – I feel, most importantly – a progressive idea. The same thing again in a modern setting is obviously a dull idea. I feel like that’s why ‘The Amazing Spider-man’ movies didn’t do very well. It was different, but it wasn’t really all that new. Reboots always need to have more than just a few new elements.

The first name I was most excited about was Leslie Jones. I love her sense of humor, she’s so funny and is my favorite person on SNL right now. I think a role in ‘Ghostbusters’ is perfect for her. I think she’s the most perfect pick out of the four. I think Kate McKinnon is also hilarious and deserves this role just like all the others. I can’t wait to see both of these actresses do an absolutely great job.

I feel like Kristen Wigg and Melissa McCarthy were obvious choices. They’re both absolutely wonderful actresses and two of the funniest comedians right now. From what I can remember, I think they work perfectly with each other, and I’m excited to see them in these roles. I hope all these actresses can work well together in the movie.

And that’s how I feel about the ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot! I hope everyone has a great weekend!