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IDW Ghostbusters: Answer The Call Trade Paperback Book Review

 By Paul Rudoff on Nov. 14, 2018 at 11:22 PM , Categories: Books
It's been almost a year since I reviewed the last IDW trade paperback, Ghostbusters 101. It was our first look as how the female Ghostbusters from the 2016 film would fare in the hands of a more capable writer. You know, someone who wasn't Paul Feig.… more »
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Totally Awesome: The Greatest Cartoons of the Eighties Book Review

 By Paul Rudoff on Jan. 30, 2018 at 10:12 PM , Categories: Books
(click to enlarge) Insight Editions has been releasing high-quality collector's-worthy Ghostbusters books for the past few years, and last year we got two. Ghostbusters: Ectomobile Owner's Workshop Manual (reviewed here) was the obviously release, but… more »
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IDW Ghostbusters 101 Trade Paperback Book Review

 By Paul Rudoff on Dec. 14, 2017 at 6:37 PM , Categories: Ghostbusters 1, Ghostbusters 2, Books, 2016 Parody Remake
Ghostbusters: Answer The Call (2016). Just the mere mention of the name can cause some people to froth at the mouth. No movie has ever been as polarizing as Paul Feig's disasterpiece. Hell, not even The Phantom Menace - with its "Mannequin" Skywalker,… more »
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Ghostbusters: Ectomobile Owner's Workshop Manual Book Review

 By Paul Rudoff on Nov. 8, 2017 at 10:30 PM , Categories: Ghostbusters 1, Ghostbusters 2, Books, 2016 Parody Remake
For the past few years, Insight Editions has been publishing deluxe collector's quality hardcover Ghostbusters books. It started with Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History (reviewed here) in 2015, continued with Tobin's Spirit Guide: Official… more »
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Ghostbusters Little & Big Golden Book Review

 By Paul Rudoff on Oct. 20, 2016 at 11:34 PM , Categories: Ghostbusters 1, Books, 2016 Parody Remake
Little Golden Books is a popular series of inexpensive, well-illustrated, hardcover children's books that were first released way back in 1942 (two years before my father was even born!). The eighth book in the series, The Poky Little Puppy, is the… more »
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Ghostbusters 2016 Ghosts From Our Past Book Review

 By Paul Rudoff on Sep. 9, 2016 at 10:29 PM , Categories: Books, 2016 Parody Remake
Ghosts from Our Past: Both Literally & Figuratively: The Study of the Paranormal by Andrew Sybil Shaffer and his two multiple personalities, "Erin Gilbert" and "Abby L. Yates" is a book published by Three Rivers Press, as a tie-in for the new… more »
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Ghostbusters 2016 Adult Movie Novelization Book Review

 By Paul Rudoff on Aug. 29, 2016 at 9:47 PM , Categories: Books, 2016 Parody Remake
Ghostbusters: Now A Major Motion Picture by Nancy Holder is an adult book, published by Tor, based on the new Ghostbusters movie. The 4"x7.5" paperback tome, consisting of 259 pages, is printed with the same sized font and paper stock typical for… more »
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Ghostbusters 2016 Junior Movie Novelization Book Review

 By Paul Rudoff on Aug. 9, 2016 at 7:11 PM , Categories: Books, 2016 Parody Remake
Ghostbusters: Movie Novelization by Stacia Deutsch is a young adult book based on the new Ghostbusters movie. The 5"x7.5" paperback tome, consisting of 139 pages, is printed with the same sized font and paper stock typical for paperback novels. There is… more »
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Ghostbuster's Handbook 2016 Movie Book Review

 By Paul Rudoff on Jul. 12, 2016 at 4:58 PM , Categories: Books, 2016 Parody Remake
June 14th saw the release of Ghostbuster's Handbook by Daphne Pendergrass, a children's book based on the new Ghostbusters movie. The 5"x7.5" paperback tome is printed with a medium-sized font on glossy paper stock (like the old Ghostbusters II… more »
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Ghostbusters Collectables Book Review

 By Paul Rudoff on Jun. 15, 2016 at 12:00 PM , Categories: Books
This month sees the largest collection of Ghostbusters books ever released since...well, probably EVER! In addition to those we've already covered (or will cover soon) here on Spook Central, today (June 15th) you can get your hands on one more. Amberley… more »
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Who You Gonna Call Ghostbusters 2016 Movie Book Review

 By Paul Rudoff on Jun. 6, 2016 at 12:00 PM , Categories: Books, 2016 Parody Remake
The movie comes out on July 15th, but all of Simon Spotlight's books based on it are due for release on June 14th, a full month earlier. I opted to read and review the books now, even though that, obviously, spoils the movie for me. I have tried my best… more »
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Proud To Be A Ghostbuster 2016 Movie Book Review

 By Paul Rudoff on Jun. 1, 2016 at 5:00 PM , Categories: Books, 2016 Parody Remake
The movie comes out on July 15th, but all of Simon Spotlight's books based on it are due for release on June 14th, a full month earlier. I opted to read and review the books now, even though that, obviously, spoils the movie for me. I have tried my best… more »
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Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History Book Review

 By Paul Rudoff on Nov. 6, 2015 at 11:00 PM , Categories: Books
(click to enlarge) For the first time since the 1980s, a new Ghostbusters informational book was published. Entitled Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History, this 224-page hardcover tome was written by Daniel Wallace, with a foreword by Dan Aykroyd… more »
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Spook Central Halloween Treat - Dan Aykroyd & Bill Murray Team Up With Spider-Man

 By Paul Rudoff on Oct. 31, 2015 at 12:00 PM , Categories: Cast & Crew, Books , Tags:
This year's Halloween Treat is really special because it's not, specifically, Ghostbusters-related. It does feature two stars of Ghostbusters: Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray. Thirty-seven years ago, long before there was a Marvel Cinematic Universe where… more »
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Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History Exclusive Mini-Animation Cel Preview

 By Paul Rudoff on Oct. 15, 2015 at 11:00 PM , Categories: Spook Central, Books
(click to enlarge) Making Ghostbusters by Don Shay is considered the "Ghostbusters Bible". Well, this month the "New Testament" has been released. That being, Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History by Daniel Wallace. I contributed a lot of images for… more »
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The Story Behind The Ivan Reitman Signed Ghostbusters Comic Book

 By Paul Rudoff on Jul. 6, 2015 at 11:30 PM , Categories: Personal, Cast & Crew, Books
Life is strange sometimes. You see that glorious Ghostbusters Infestation #2 comic book signed on the cover by Ivan Reitman, director of Ghostbusters 1 & 2, and lots of other classic comedy films? I received that in the mail today, but how it got to… more »
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Ghostbusters Storybooks & More eBooks Preserved

 By Paul Rudoff on Jun. 26, 2015 at 9:29 PM , Categories: Spook Central, Ghostbusters 1, Real Ghostbusters, Books
My portion of the Ghostbusters eBook Preservation Project is near completion. Another eight books have been preserved, and there are only two left from my personal collection to add. Matthew Jordan has better copies of the two books, and a few others… more »
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Slimer Series Bible & More Ghostbusters eBooks Added

 By Paul Rudoff on May. 24, 2015 at 10:30 PM , Categories: Ghostbusters 1, Ghostbusters 2, Real Ghostbusters, Books
For many years, you have been able to read The Real Ghostbusters series bible here on Spook Central, but I never considered that a series bible would exist for any other Ghostbusters animated series. I don't know why, as it's one of the basic production… more »
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Ghostbusters Vintage Magazine Collection Completed

 By Paul Rudoff on Apr. 11, 2015 at 5:57 PM , Categories: Spook Central, Ghostbusters 1, Ghostbusters 2, Real Ghostbusters, Extreme Ghostbusters, Books
The rest of the Ghostbusters vintage magazine articles have been scanned, cleaned, and added to Spook Central. Here's a nice little list... Ghostbusters Books page: • Fangoria #36 • Fangoria #39 • Fangoria #40 (and poster image) •… more »
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Official Ghostbusters Calendars For A New Year

 By Paul Rudoff on Jan. 1, 2015 at 11:30 PM , Categories: Ghostbusters 1, Ghostbusters 2, Books
Today's the first day of a new year, and what better way to celebrate it than by offering up the "Official" Ghostbusters 1 & 2 calendars for 1986 and 1990, respectively. These were published by Antioch Publishing, who had the license to produce… more »
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