Mars Attacks The Real Ghostbusters #1

Mars Attacks The Real Ghostbusters #1

Writer: Erik Burnham Artist: Jose Holder Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: January 16, 2013 Critic Reviews: 8
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Something even stranger is in the neighborhood when the restless spirits of some merciless Martians are stirred from their slumber to attack again! It's up to the REAL Ghostbusters to save New Jersey from this angry red threat. Well... if they must.

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Therapy - thorverine Jan 16, 2013

    Mars Attacks the Real Ghostbusters knocks it out of the park for an already great miniseries. With a great story full of humor that still takes risks by doing something new with the Martians, this is one of the best chapters in the Attacks event. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jorge Solis Jan 18, 2013

    Definitely worth reading, “Mars Attacks The Real Ghostbusters” is tremendously entertaining. What's great about this one-shot special is that Burnham and Holder provide enough interest for readers to pick up the “Ghostbusters” and “Mars Attacks” comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    First Comics News - Matthew Szewczyk Jan 20, 2013

    I am not sure how many fans will be picking up all the various crossover events in the Mars Attacks saga but at the least this one-shot was fun to read even if you are not a fan of one of the properties. Now I have to find the Mars Attack Cerebus variant cover and I will be a happy comic collector! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Booked - Skott Jimenez Jan 28, 2013

    (Yes, I realize this is a shorter review but there really isn't much to say when you have a crossover with a property that doesn't have much current history. But that doesn't mean the book isn't a really fun read!) Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jan 19, 2013

    Mars Attacks Ghostbusters is a book that has a quirky feeling to it that makes it a fun read. I'm sure that is what the creators were going for and they succeeded. I would have liked to see more character definition or at least something that mimicked the characters from the film but the space is limited, so it's understandable that they missed the mark. This is just regular old fun. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Rob McMonigal Jan 17, 2013

    The Real Ghostbusters face an interstellar issue, taking on a set of undead invaders in this one shot that has a great idea lost in the execution. Writer Erik Burnham takes too long to get everything in place, leaving little room for the crossover to play out. Instead of a climax, the big fight seems like it's just another day for the boys. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jan 16, 2013

    While the idea of Mars Attacks Ghostbusters is extremely cool, it just doesn't work too well on paper, especially in this one-shot format. I enjoyed the opening here, and Burnham's writing was fun, but the pacing was a too quick, and I think this book would have worked a whole lot better in a 3 issue mini-series in order to slow down the pacing a bit, and to give this story a real sense of danger. I also had a problem with the inking in the last act of the book. It got a bit too heavy on the faces of some of the guys, and in a few cases, it didn't match the light source.Overall, I do not recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Kenneth Bowden Jan 20, 2013

    I don't want to give away too much as this is a one-shot deal so there's not a heap of things going on. Even if you're totally new to Ghostbusters you can pick up this issue, read and fully enjoy the story as is. While that makes for an easy read it does go a bit light on any real character development or a deep story (whether the latter is a good or bad thing is up to the read considering the comedic nature of the story.) We do however learn about Dr.Ray Stantz's childhood interest in aliens and outer space before becoming infatuated with the paranormal. All in all what we have here is a short and sweet tale that is a good quick read and has some cool antagonists- Martian ghosts. Between that and the quality humorous dialogue this book is worth the time if you're looking for a quick distraction though I wouldn't call it essential reading unless you just really dig Ghostbusters. Read Full Review

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