Comic Review: Ghostbusters Deviations One Shot

In Comic Books, IDW by Matthew Pionk4 Comments

Thirty years ago, three scientists and a blue collar journey man squared off with a supernatural force the likes of which had not been encountered in recorded history. Now, thirty days into the occupation of Gozer the Destroyer, the Ghostbusters are deeply entrenched in ridding New York City of a marshmallow army.

If you’re a fan of the 1984 classic film, this isn’t how its supposed to end. Our proton pack wielding heroes vanquish Gozer and Zuul back to where they came by ‘cross the streams,’ reversing the polarity of the interdimensional rip. In IDW’s one-shot Ghostbusters: Deviations, we’re treated to a what-if story if Ray, Egon, Peter, and Winston were not triumphant, a story where they didn’t famously cross the streams.

Gozer, still trapped in the form of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, wants out. If you recall, Zuul challenged the Ghostbusters to choose the form of the Destructor, and Ray, reminded of the good ole days at Camp Waconda and roasting marshmallows over the fire, recalled the lovable mascot of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Company. Fortunately for the Busters and New York, the fluffly, lovable and always smiling visage of the Mr Stay Puft has caused Gozer to seek the help of the Ghostbusters to free him from this earthy form – hilarity ensues.

Ghostbusters: Deviations is a must have book for every fan. Playing with the open canvas of the ‘what-if’ this book is chock full of the sharp and clever humor of the original films and will keep you turning the page in silent anticipation. Load your friends up into Ecto-1, get down to your local comic shop and pick this title up now before Walter Peck demands it shut down for EPA violations!

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