Written by Keith Dallas and Jim Beard
Art by Josh Howard
Colors by Luis Antonio Delgado
Lettering by Chris Mowry
Edits by Tom Waltz
On Sale in June 2010
IDW Publishing; 32 Pg.; Color; $3.99
I know I’m a little late on this one, but IDW’s one-shot “Ghostbusters: Con-volution!” was given to me and I wanted to get something up about it. I didn’t mean to forget about it. The comic just fell through the cracks somehow. I really don’t know how. I love Josh Howard’s work and I love “Ghostbusters.” How I let a comic book that put the two of them together get passed me I’ll never know. Let’s move on.
Back in June (yes, June) of 2010, IDW decided to do a “Ghostbusters” one-shot to showcase at the comic book conventions and in celebration of the Fourth of July. They titled it “Con-volution!” and hired “Dead@17” artist Josh Howard, writers Keith Dallas (“Omega Chase”) and Jim Beard (“Star Wars”), and colorist Luis Antonio Delgado (“Underworld: Rise of the Lycans”) to put it all together. I was immediately interested because Howard was attached and I am a huge fan of the “Dead@17” series. The book asks the question “What can be more patriotic than spending the Fourth of July at… a comic book convention? That’s Ray’s thinking at least, although his fellow Ghostbusters think they’re in for a boring day of cosplay. But when a dastardly demon with delusions of grandeur unleashes the fireworks, the Ghostbusters must stage a revolution of their own!”
First off, the story for “Ghostbusters: Con-volution!” is simple and fun. It takes a very short time to get going and then the action and jokes fly off the page from there. The real Ghostbusters meeting guys dressed up AS Ghostbusters is priceless. Obviously, since this is a one-shot, it doesn’t get too complicated and that’s what makes it so attractive.
What can be said about the art for “Ghostbusters: Con-volution!”? It’s done by Josh Howard. Need I say more? Imagine the now-familiar flavor of “Dead@17” mixed with the legendary features of the four Ghostbusters. It’s an artistic marriage made in Heaven. Howard also incorporates a demon that has angelic writing all over it’s body that looks ripped right out of his “Dead@17” world, begging to make some kind of connection to the two. It’s very cool. The coloring by Luis Antonio Delgado is bright and colorful as well as dark and dreadful when it needs to be. All in all, it was a great combination of coloring and art.
If you’re a “Ghostbusters” fan this is a must-have. It will go quite nicely with all your other collectibles from the great movies and TV series. If you’re a fan of “Dead@17” then I don’t really need to explain to you why you should get it. Buy it for the awesome illustrations and to support a very cool and hardworking artist. Either way, you’ll be entertained.
You can buy “Ghostbusters: Con-volution!” right here .