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Ghostbusters: Get Real by Erik Burnham
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Six Kids and a Stuffed Cat by Gary Paulsen
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Ghostbusters: Get Real: 09/20/16

Ghostbusters: Get Real by Erik Burnham

Ghostbusters: Get Real by Erik Burnham is the next in the Ghostbusters comic book series. I really thought in 2014 that I had read my last of these. He seemed to be busy working on a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series and while I like them too I just wasn't interested in picking up a new series.

While going through my series index I decided to see what else Burnham had been working on. After more than a year off from reading his work I decided I had a hankering for something else. I saw Real Ghostbusters comic. As the siblings Animaniac would say, "Hello, nurse!"

Had it just been The Real Ghostbusters, it would have been enough. Inside, though, it's more than that. The God Proteus, escaped from his metal statuary prison in Manhattan is seeking to know his attackers better. His attempt to do his usual magic on the Real Ghostbusters is thwarted by a local witch who wants to help them. His spell combined with hers ends up sending the crew to meet their modern day alternatives.

In previous volumes it's been implied (or perhaps, my misinterpretation) that the Real Ghostbusters are the past of the current Ghostbusters. It was the 1980s and they dressed differently and wore their hair in a more flamboyant style. Burnham toys with that idea by showing the original World Trade Center towers in one of the panels.

But time and space are part of a bigger matrix and in the multiverse, there are many other Ghostbuster versions.

While the two teams of Ghostbusters go face to face and try to figure out what the hell has happened, Proteus is hunting through all the dimensions to find his prey.

It was a fun, unexpected delight to read. I hope there will be future volumes with either cast or both again.

Five stars

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