Print is dead. That is unless it comes with a sweet cover showcasing the classic and new Ghostbusters. No, not the 2016 Ghostbusters. We’re talking about the real Ghostbusters.
Empire unveiled two covers for the November issue of its printed magazine. The standard cover shows off the original Ghostbusters and the new recruits, Stay Puft, Grabber, and Ecto-1.
The subscriber-exclusive, on the other hand, is totally different. That cover features a group of Mini-Pufts climbing a rope to the Empire title covered in green slime. It’s simple but cute. So why do I have a feeling the Minis are being played up as a considerable part of the movie but will only appear in a couple of scenes?
In this month’s issue of Empire, we’re crossing the streams between the original movie and the new one – getting father-and-son team Ivan and Jason Reitman together to talk the continuing legacy of Ghostbusters, from the original classic, to Ghostbusters II, and the imminent Afterlife. Not just that, but the pair also united for a world-exclusive photo shoot at their GhostCorps base in LA with the original Ecto-1, proton packs and ghost traps – which you’ll find alongside brand new never-before-seen images from Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
Now, I haven’t read an issue of Empire in years. So, I can’t tell you if this is worth buying or not. What I can say is that the subscriber-only cover is cute enough to be framed.
After a lengthy delay, Ghostbusters: Afterlife will hit theatres on November 19, 2021. The film picks up decades after the original team disbanded and Egon moved to a rural area, possibly to monitor another Gozerian temple. After Egon passes, his family moves into his humble but creepy home and uncovers a secret lurking below the surface.
What are your thoughts on the covers? Let us know in the comments.