Back in 2014, we witnessed a crossover 30 years in the making, when New York City's defenders the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the Ghostbusters (both of which debuted in 1984) teamed up in IDW Comics' four part mini-series. Dimensional walls were breached, and the heroes in a half-shell met the Peter Venkmen and the boys of Ghostbusters, Inc to defend the city from supernatural threats.
Three years later, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the Ghostbusters reunite for an interdimensional comic book adventure (and probably a large pizza!) in the upcoming weekly crossover event series from IDW Publishing. This latest 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 the brothers, 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, Tadd Galusha, Mark Torres, and C.P. Wilson III. You can check out the cover for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters 2 #1 above.
“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!”
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters 2 #1 hits stores Wednesday, November 1, 2017.
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