The long and the short of it is this – The Alamo Draft House is famous for it’s revival screenings, which include a lot of guest speakers and in particular, super-awesome movie posters. But when they did Ghostbusters a couple of years back, people wanted to know why a poster never materialized. Older Ghostheads can probably guess why (likeness rights), but the head of Mondo Creative – makers and marketers of said super-awesome posters – Justin Ishmael has made it clear that they wanted to make and sell a poster, and they still do if they can ever sort it all out.
Amazon has listed Ghostbusters Volume 1 – a trade paperback collection of the first issues of the ongoing series by IDW. While there isn’t any mention of which issues are included (either on Amazon or in the Previews comic catalog), the blurb does suggest the first four issues;
Are you troubled by strange noises in the middle of the night? Do you experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic? Have you or any of your family ever seen a spook, specter, or ghost? If the answer is yes, call the professionals! Psychokinetic energy is on the rise again, business is booming for the boys, and Ray is troubled by what could be a prophetic dream. Is this an ill omen of an upcoming apocaplypse, or just a little indigestion?
And if you missed out on the Ghostbusters role in IDW’s giant, inter-franchise zombie crossover (and more importantly, the bits that set up the current monthly series), Amazon is still taking pre-orders on the Infestation hardcover, due January 24th. No word on a trade paperback edition, but the hardcover is $22 (not an outrageous price.)
On Wednesday, December 21st, 2011, the Arizona Ghostbusters made their third annual visit to Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Cardon Children’s Medical Center to deliver the toys collected from the Samurai Comics Toy Drive on December 10th. At each hospital the toys were set up for the children and parents to come in and pick from. Our first stop was the outpatient wing of Phoenix Children’s Hospital. In the afternoon we set up at the Oncology unit at Cardon Children’s Medical Center.
While it is one of the hardest things we do each year, it is also one of the most enjoyable. We saw some children that were there last year as well, but they’re still just as bright and strong. We are very honored we were able to brighten the holidays for these children, if even for just a moment and are already looking forward to next year.
Thanks to Paul at Spook Central for digging up more info on the source of the Blue Busters video (from the previous post), namely a cassette (ask your parents) called Apple Boogie. Basically, an entire album of Apple-centric cover tunes. Mind boggling. You can download the entire album, including the cover insert and lyrics, here.
Going by the cover, the music was acquired directly from Golden Touch Music and Raydiola Music (Ray Parker Jr.’s company), with new lyrics by Ted Iserman and Michael Marksman. There is no mention of Ray Parker Jr. lending his voice, contrary to some comments to the YouTube video, but the music is essentially an instrumental track (which makes sense, as the instrumental was floating around on the soundtracks at the time, an easy loan to Apple.)