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The X-Files Conspiracy: Ghostbusters – Issue #1

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So I found this issue to be kind of silly and I have to say that it appears that the rest of the six-part miniseries is heading down that path. That’s kind of disappointing to me, especially since the first installment was really promising. But the truth is, I did not have high expectations. Once I saw that the Lone Gunmen were the main characters, I suspected that it would meander into the realm of the ridiculous.

In this installment, the Gunmen interview the Ghostbusters in an attempt to gather clues regarding the pandemic viral outbreak. The events are as silly as the Ghostbusters film, complete with an ectoplasmic scientifically modified pink ghost. Now don’t get me wrong—I love the Ghostbusters. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve seen the film, and if I was flipping through channels and it was on, I’d watch it again. I just don’t see how a comic that calls itself an X-Files comic can have Ghostbusters but no Mulder or Scully. To me it feels like a marketing ploy.

So what do we have to look forward to in the next couple issues? The Lone Gunmen meet the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. After that, the Lone Gunmen meet the Transformers. It’s true; I can’t make this stuff up. Yeah, I’ll keep reading the series, but only for amusement’s sake. I’m OK with reading for entertainment once in a while.

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