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IDW Announces a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ghostbusters Crossover

The Crossover 30 Years In The Making Comes To IDW

Two teams of legendary heroes will join forces this fall to save New York City and the world from the paranormal and the monstrous when the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cross paths with the Ghostbusters! With both franchises celebrating their 30th anniversaries this year, it’s never been better time to team up Proton Packs with Ninjutsu!

Transported to a different universe by a faulty invention, the TMNT find themselves in a New York City much like their own, but with one major exception: a rampant ghost problem! If that weren’t enough, the Turtles and their reluctant new hosts, the Ghostbusters, soon find that the Turtles didn’t come alone…

The crossover is written by two talented creators who couldn’t be better acquainted with these unique franchises — Tom Waltz and Erik Burnham. In addition to writing the ongoing Turtles series at IDW, Waltz has also served as editor for the ongoing Ghostbusters series, written by Burnham ­who, in turn, co-wrote the critically acclaimed series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Secret History of The Foot Clan.

“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!”

Long-time Ghostbusters artist Dan Schoening will take on cover and interior art duties. Currently showing off the immensity of his talents in the Ghostbusters arc “Mass Hysteria,” Schoening has proven his ability to give this special mini-series the epic scale it deserves. Issue #1 will sport a variant cover by T-Rex Jones, who has provided covers to both series at IDW.

Actively hoped for by fans for years, this epic four-issue event kicks off this October!

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Posted by Xwraith

I didn't know how much I wanted this until now.

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@xwraith said:

I didn't know how much I wanted this until now.

Me too!

Posted by AmazingWebHead

This...I can't even put into words just how sweet this is. I mean...wow. O.O

Posted by manwithoutshame

the best crossover since x-files and ninja turtles that no one read.

Posted by jonny1995

Wow.

This sounds really awesome.

Posted by gothamcity29

This is the best thing in the world. No the whole universe!

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Posted by naked_snake

Hell yeah!!!

Edited by The Stegman

I've never seen the first Ghost busters movie.

Posted by Xwraith

I've never seen the first Ghost busters movie.

Go watch it as soon as you can.

Edited by FearTheLiving

I've never seen the first Ghost busters movie.

Posted by Winter_Kills

I've never seen the first Ghost busters movie.

You poor deprived child- you've been denying yourself one of the greatest film experiences ever! As xwraith said, grab a copy & go watch it ASAP!

As for the x-over- I love it! I've been thinking about it since I was a kid. I vividly remember seeing Ghostbusters II when I was a lil' dude, where the guys are in the abandoned sewer systems beneath NYC, & saying "Wouldn't it be cool if they ran into the Turtles?" Now here I am- childhood dream fulfilled! Apparently other people thought the same thing.

Posted by tparks

Awesome sauce! I remember reading this in the letters column in issue 3 or 4 of TMNT that they were considering this corss-over. This should be amazing and absolutely hilarious.

Posted by Ostyo

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

I just messed my pants hard. I need this.

@the_stegman: GO.WATCH.IT.NOW!!!!!!

Posted by wildvine

@ostyo said:

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Yes.

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@ostyo:

Can't wait to see Donnie wearing a Proton Pack.

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Posted by Ostyo

@wildvine: D: Take dat back! *Pulls your pigtails*

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@ostyo:

*Sings "Teenage mutant ghost-busting turtles"*

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Posted by Mad_Titan

Gonna be fun.

Posted by Ostyo

@wildvine: I'm gonna have to kick your trollin butt aren't I?

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This is gonna be good.

Posted by leokearon

I hope there is a scene where the Ghostbusters try to bust the Turtles.

Posted by Lvenger

Finally, some good comic news I can get excited about. This actually sounds really fun and enjoyable. I remember hearing about this crossover so Waltz and Burnham making it a reality should be a wild ride to say the least. There's a lot of potential story telling here which can be creatively and organically. Can't wait for it! :D

Posted by Ninjablade09

Wow. This sounds awesome and fun. It's been awhile since I've watched the original Ghostbusters. Going to have to watch it again.

Posted by fullmetaladam

My inner child is so happy right now!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by wildvine

@ostyo said:

I'm gonna have to kick your trollin butt aren't I?

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Posted by Ostyo

@wildvine: Enough you already! *Kicks you in butt*

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Posted by Ostyo

@wildvine: Yeah, well...uh...at least your butt is sore now!

Posted by Pokedexed

Who you gonna call?! GhostBUS- Teenag! Ghost turtl, teenage buster uhh. Stoked for this!

Posted by pingclang

Can't wait!

Posted by Lemuel15

'I ain't 'fraid of no ooze!"