Heroes of the 1980s: Slimer

Can you believe it’s that time again? Time for that wizard of pen and ink Sean Hartter to present to us another stalwart hero of our misspent 80’s youth! Whom has Hartter chosen to bring to life this time you may ask? Why none other than that standard bearer of all that is manly, he who is unparalleled on the field of battle, and has earned his place in Valhallah…a hero of song and story…none other than Slimer! Wait…Slimer, that clumsy, potato lookin’, hot dog scarfin’ jackass? Hartter, you are a strange, strange cat my friend.

Anyway Slimer. You really can’t hate the dude (except maybe when the focus of The Real Ghostbusters seemed to eventual shift to focus purely on his antics). He’s lovable, green and an erstwhile companion…qualities we should all embrace really. Plus Ecto-Cooler may have been responsible for 90% of my cavities…Ackroyd and Ramis shall be hearing from my lawyer.

(Art by Sean and Words by Daniel)

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Sean Hartter

Hartter wishes he was the love child of R. Crumb and Jack Kirby.

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