As revealed at IDW Publishing’s official panel presentation at Comic-Con International in San Diego, the Ninja Turtles and Ghostbusters will crossover once again in comics for a new weekly series from writers Erik Burnham and Tom Waltz, and artist Dan Schoening, set to hit stands in November. Pablo Tunica, Tadd Galusha, Mark Torres and C.P. Wilson III will also contribute art for the series.
According to a press release touting the release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters 2, the plot description is as follows: “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.”
“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,” co-writer Tom Waltz said. “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,” added 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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