Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters Crossover

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters  Comic Book Crossover Sequel
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters
Comic Book Crossover Sequel
Crossover Sequel Coming

The Pop Culture Juggernauts Re-team for a 5-Week Crossover Series This November

San Diego (July 20, 2017) — This November, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the Ghostbusters reunite for an inter-dimensional comic book adventure (and probably a large pizza!) in the upcoming weekly crossover event series from IDW Publishing.

Our story begins when an old adversary traps the Turtles in a ghost dimension, as old adversaries are wont to do. However, all hope is not lost for our Heroes in Half-Shell, as New York City’s resident experts on all things spooky quickly answer the call.

The dream writing team of Erik Burnham (Ghostbusters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe) and Tom Waltz (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, editor for Ghostbusters) are back to tackle scripting duties and will be joined by lead Ghostbusters artist Dan Schoening, whose animated art style has come to define the look of the Ghostbusters comics. An array of multi-talented artists with Turtles credentials are also getting in on the mass hysteria including Pablo Tunica (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe), Tadd Galusha (TMNT: Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything), Mark Torres (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), and C.P. Wilson III (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters).

“When Erik and I first broached the idea of joining the TMNT with the Ghostbusters way back when, it felt like a wonderfully impossible dream,” said co-writer Tom Waltz. “Well, that dream came true with the first volume in a big way, and now I’m absolutely ecstatic to have the opportunity to once again help bring my two favorite quartets together for another massive comic book crossover event! And, like the first go-around, the events in this story directly flow out of and affect the storylines in both ongoing series.”

“I had such a blast working on the first crossover with Tom, and in the years since, we’ve talked about what we might do if we ever got a crack at a sequel,” said co-writer Erik Burnham. “When the opportunity came up, we didn’t even use a single one of those plans! Instead, we grabbed villains from both universes and mixed them together to form the foundation of a fun story that furthers the ongoing stories of both the Turtles and the Ghostbusters. Even better, we get some more one-on-one scenes, allowing their complementary personalities to shine and we’re beyond excited to share!”

When last the Turtles and the original ‘Busters crossed streams in 2014, the Turtles got stuck in the Ghostbusters dimension… along with a brand-new, all-powerful, all-crazy ghost from centuries past! It was met with enthusiasm from both fans and critics with IGN declaring the mash-up of proton packs and ninjutsu “hugely entertaining.”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters 2 #1 hits stores Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – The Secret History of The Foot Clan.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - NOT FOR CHILDREN
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – NOT FOR CHILDREN
IDW continue on their releases, and topical is as topical does, this week its the turn of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, specifically issue 3 of The Secret History of The Foot Clan. (burnham/santolouco). In this arc we get April, lots of Ninjas and those turtles. Oh and the bad guy? The bad guy is a wolf with a tiny little problem in his genetics.

In flashback we see an ancient plot take place, with the protagonist surviving only to learn of the true nature of the betrayal. From his sister.

Cut back to the Modern Day where a similar set up involves April getting a professor out of a co-ed dorm past a similarly sized group of henchmen, the turtles turning up to break her loose right at the last minute. They get them all to The Van, where Splinter is waiting, and then drive off into the To Be Continued…

All as bloody and violent as I remember them being back in the days when they were but an Australian roleplaying game. Sadly the story itself is likewise and all but non-existent. I realise that this is always a problem when you are on issue three out of four; but no amount of blood and battles in the artwork, exciting as they are to look at, can enhance the story that is as slight as this. The issue comes with multiple variant covers, and has a mere 20 pages of story to the 32 over all, leaving me feeling quite short changed.

This comic is very definitely *not* one for the children.