Cover Date: August 27th, 1988
Cover Price: 38p
Story: Dan Abnett
Pencils: Anthony Lacrombe (first story), Brian Williamson (second & third story)
Inks: Anthony Lacrombe (first story), Dave Elliott (second story), Bambos (third story)
Colors: Stuart Place
Letters: Bambos
Spiritual Guide: Dan Abnett
Slimer: John Carnell & Bambos
Editor: Richard Starkings
Assistant Editor: Helen Stone
Cover: Brian Williamson & Dave Elliott
Ghostbusters' Secretary
Ghostbusters' Resident Ghost
King of All Britain
Traitor to the Throne
Mordred’s Servant
“The Sword and the Spirit!”
    The Ghostbusters are hired to come to England by the ghost of King Arthur to help him locate Excalibur in some development land, formerly the lake of its keeping.  However, the evil Mordred is also looking for the sword and decides to let the Ghostbusters do all the work for him, then take it.  And with an entire army of undead knights, he may be able to do it!

“Spengler’s Spirit Guide” Part 12
    Talismans, icons and other mystical artifacts.

“Nightmare on Smith Street!”
    Peter and Egon are called in to help a realtor clear out a haunted house scaring away potential buyers.  The Ghostbusters have to hope they have enough traps to deal with the problem while the realtor hopes they don’t destroy the house in the process.

    Ray and Egon work on a device to increase the capacity of the containment unit when a short hits Ray and blasts him inside the unit like a common ghost.  With such a hostile environment waiting inside, it’s up to Slimer to head in and retrieve Ray before their unhappy “guests” turn him into one of them.

“Blimey!  It’s Slimer!”
    Slimer’s guide to road safety.
Special Features:
    Bio: Egon’s Lab.
    Slime Time! Jokes.
FYI: “The Sword and the Spirit!” is a Ghostbusters take on the legend of King Arthur and Excalibur.  All the names mentioned in the story have some part to do with the legend, including Bedevere, Gawaine, Lancelot, Percivale, Mordred, Agravain and Arthur himself.
FYI: “The Sword and the Spirit!”
    Egon pulls Excalibur from the stone, indicating that he is the one, true king of Britain.
FYI: “Nightmare on Smith Street” takes its title from the horror movie series of A Nightmare on Elm Street.

FYI: “Nightmare on Smith Street” was also featured in Marvel UK’s Real Ghostbusters #186.

FYI: “Nightmare on Smith Street!”
    Page 13-“…his PKE Meter squeaking like a chicken in Colonel Saunder’s pantry.”
    Based on the context, Colonel Saunder is most likely a parody of Colonel Sanders, founder of the fast food chicken chain Kentucky Fried Chicken, or KFC as it’s known now.

FYI: “Nightmare on Smith Street!"
    Page 13-“…with all the style and grace of the guys from Starsky and Hutch.”
    Starsky & Hutch was a 1970s cop show about two undercover detectives played by Paul Michael Glaser and David Soul that drove around in a Ford Gran Torino.  In 2004, a movie based on the show was released starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson.

FYI: “Nightmare on Smith Street!”
    Page 13-“Peter kicked in the door in a balletic style reminiscent of Rambo.”
    Rambo was a movie trilogy starring Sylvester Stallone in the title role as a Vietnam War vet who was basically a one-man military machine.
FYI: “Trapped!”
    There have been a few instances where various Ghostbusters or Slimer have treaded into the containment unit, including Real Ghostbusters episodes “Sticky Business”, “X-Mas Marks The Spot”, “Partners In Slime” and “Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster”, as well as the Extreme Ghostbusters episode “Slimer’s Sacrifice”.  There was also a time when the Ghostbusters were sucked into a trap in the RGB episode “It’s About Time”.
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The Real Ghostbusters (c) Marvel Comics LTD.
NYGB Comicguide TM & (c) 2005 Atomic Media Group.