I’ve been lucky enough to get a sneak peek at the SCTV Network 90 DVD set that comes out this June and I thought it might be of interest to Ghostheads. While Rick Moranis wasn’t available for any of the extras, Harold Ramis is all over the set, providing insight and memories of his time in Second City and on SCTV. The featurettes, which Ramis is interviewed for, also feature lots of behind the scenes pictures of other SCTV allumnus, including John Candy, Rick Moranis, Dan Aykroyd, and more. Also of interest is a character Moranis plays on the show that I didn’t remember, a nerdy worker at the network – let’s just say he’s awfully Louis like. You can see for yourself when the set comes out this summer.
Well, I was hoping that nothing big would happen, news-wise, while I was away, but there you have it; the first issue of the
new Ghostbusters comic mini-series has officially sold out. This had been mentioned by the 88mph crew a couple of days ago,
but they made an official announcement on their
website today. And while a few fans are now frantically looking for a copy (hint: Graham Crackers Comics),
88mph couldn’t be happier that their initiative payed off.
“We’re very happy with the response we’ve received so far from retailers and fans,” said 88MPH publisher Sebastien Clavet. “Doing a book based on something as beloved as Ghostbusters was always a risk, there’s a lot to live up to, but Andrew, Steve, Serge and Blond all did amazing work. I love this book and I’m glad to see so many others do as well.”
88mph is currently looking at the feasibility of a second print run.
Most comic shops got their orders of the first issue of the GB mini-series today. If you don’t have your copy,
start making noise. While most shops got copies of both covers (and a rare handful of special incentive covers)
a few have claimed they didn’t get their orders. Graham Crackers has its special alternate cover
version on the shelves, but online orders have yet to arrive into people’s hands. Hopefully fans who
did place orders for the two special online exclusives will be seeing them shortly.
Born in Germany in 1940, Willem von Homberg had a small but colourful career, appearing
in everything from The Devil’s Brigade to TVs Wild Wild West. But most people recognize him for either
playing Vigo the Carpathian in Ghostbusters 2 or the hapless terrorist James in Die Hard. He passed away on March 10th of
this year of cancer in Mexico.
While focused on work matters, this one totally passed me by, so a tip of the hat to Vigo fans, like Vego, who
flew their colours on various message boards until I finally clued in.