Written by James Ferguson
Published on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 00:22
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Ghostbusters to Crossover with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
When IDW Publishing acquired the license for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the first thing I thought of was a crossover between the heroes in a half shell and the Ghostbusters (which IDW was already publishing). This October, my wish comes true with a four issue mini-series. That sound you just heard was my 8 year old inner child exploding with joy.
The series begins with the Turtles being transported to the Ghostbusters universe by a faulty invention. They're quick to find out that they weren't the only ones to come through. The TMNT shack up with the Ghostbusters to battle...well, I'm not entirely sure yet but I can't wait to find out.
Tom Waltz and Erik Burnham will handle scripting duties for the mini-series. This is an apt team as Waltz has been writing the ongoing Turtles comic and editing the ongoing Ghostbusters book which Burnham has been writing. Burnham also wrote Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Secret History of the Foot Clan. Long-time Ghostbusters artist Dan Schoening will be drawing the main covers and interior artwork and T-Rex Jones will be providing a variant cover for the first issue.
“A couple of years ago, Tom Waltz and I chatted like the fans we are about how insanely fun this crossover would be if we ever got the chance to write it,” said series co-writer Erik Burnham. “As I sit here today, my excitement level is at eleven.”
“This is an idea that Erik, series editor Bobby Curnow, and I have bounced off each other for quite a while,” said series co-writer Tom Waltz. “And being as deeply entrenched in both properties as the three of us are gives us a unique perspective on how to bring them together. And what better time to do it than during the combined 30th year anniversary celebration?”
“Both Ghostbusters and Turtles are fun, funny and just a little bit weird,” said Curnow. “So putting the two together is a natural choice, especially when you consider the fact that Tom and Erik have worked on both properties for years. This one should be an absolute blast!”
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles / Ghostbusters is set to debut in October. No word yet on a crossover with the Transformers and Voltron to complete my 1980's cartoon love nerdgasm.
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