#12
Cover Date: April, 1990
Cover Price: $1.75
Story: Pamela Hickey & Dennys McCoy (first story), Jane Fabian (second story), John Carnell (third story)
Pencils: Mark Braun (first story), Steve Parkhouse (second story), Brian Williamson (third story)
Inks: Tammy Daniel (first story), Dave Harwood (second story), Tim Perkins (third story)
Colors: Joseph Allen (first story), Louise Cassell (second story), Lynn White (third story)
Letters: Joseph Allen (first story), Hel (second story), Spolly (third story)
Art Director: Michele Mach
Editor: Katherine Llewellyn
Editor-In-Chief: Tony Caputo
Cover: John Marshall & Dave Harwood
SLIMER
Ghostbusters' Resident Ghost
DR. EGON SPENGLER
Ghostbuster
FERDINAND “FRED” VAN HUEGO
Mrs. Van Huego’s Dog
MANX
Despicable Alley Cat
MORRIS GROUT
Hotel Sedgewick Owner
DR. PETER VENKMAN
Ghostbuster
WINSTON ZEDDEMORE
Ghostbuster
DR. RAY STANTZ
Ghostbuster
SACKMASTER
Demon Football Player
SACKMASTER JR.
Demon Football Player’s Son
BELIAL
King of the Underworld
SLIMETTE
Slimer's Girlfriend?
“Dr. Slimer and Mr. Fred”

    Just for fun, Egon had recreated the “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” formula (he doesn’t get out much), but soon after is called out on a job, leaving Slimer alone in his lab.  Fred pops in having gotten out of the Hotel Sedgewick again, and Slimer treats him to a bottle of water.  By accident, the Hyde formula falls into Fred’s bowl before he drinks it again, and it turns him into a massive dog-creature!  He escapes from the firehouse, and it’s up to Slimer to track him down and administer the antidote before he does something he’ll regret…like eat Grout.

“Supernatural Bowl!”

    The Ghostbusters settle down to watch the Superbowl when a kid in a raggedy football uniform runs on the field and steals the ball and makes his own play.  Upon being confronted to get off the field, he calls his dad in…who happens to be a giant, demonic football player!  The Ghostbusters rush to the field to deal with the Sackmaster, but end up in their own football game…with Slimer as the ball!  Now they need to get him back, beat the creeps, and get the game back underway all before halftime!

“Fooled For Love!”

    Belial, the King of the Underworld, gathers his minions and announces his plan to free their brethren from the bowels of the Containment Unit by duping Slimer.  He disguises himself as a Slimette and begins to carry on a flirtatious relationship with the spud, tricking him into releasing a ghost per day for “her”.  The Ghostbusters begin to catch on, and wonder if the spud has begun to show his true ghostly roots!
Special Features:
    Bonus pin-up poster.
    Draw Slimer! Contest winners.
    Kooky Kitchen-Find 7 items that don’t belong in the refrigerator.
FYI: “Dr. Slimer and Mr. Fred” is a play on the story “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson.

FYI: This issue shares its cover with Marvel UK’s Real Ghostbusters #58 & 192.   #58 also featured a story inspired by “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

FYI: With this issue the series becomes Slimer! And the Real Ghostbusters, featuring the usual Slimer story and new Ghostbusters back-up stories previously published by Marvel UK.

FYI: “Dr. Slimer and Mr. Fred” was also featured in Marvel UK’s Real Ghostbusters #129 & 130.

FYI: “Fooled For Love!” was also featured in Marvel UK’s Real Ghostbusters #53.

FYI: “Supernatural Bowl!” was also featured in Marvel UK’s Real Ghostbusters #54.

FYI: Pamela Hickey and Dennys McCoy wrote several episodes of both of the animated series, including “The Long, Long, Long, etc. Goodbye”, “Banshee Bake A Cherry Pie”, “Boo-Dunit”, “The Devil to Pay”, “Don’t Forget The Motor City”, “Halloween II ˝”, “Kitty-Cornered”, “Slimer Streak”, The Slob”, “Deja Boo”, “QuickSlimer Messenger Service”, “Rainy Day Slimer”, “Don’t Tease The Sleaze” and “Out With Grout”.
BLOOPER: “Dr. Slimer and Mr. Fred”
    Page 5-Slimer reaches for the antitode with his right hand, but in the next panel it’s now in his left hand and he has the formula in his right.
BLOOPER: "Supernatural Bowl"
Two times during the story the Ghostbusters are called "The Real Ghostbusters".  Despite that being the name of the series and the cartoon, there's no reason for "The Real" to be a part of their name within their universe.
Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II and all related characters TM & (c) Columbia Pictures Inc.
Slimer! TM & (c) Now Media Group.
NYGB Comicguide TM & (c) 2005 Atomic Media Group.