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 Teenage Mutant Ninja 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.
Said series co-writer Erik Burnham,
"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. As I sit here today, my excitement level is at eleven."
Said series co-writer Tom Waltz,
"This is an idea that Erik, series editor Bobby Curnow, and I have bounced off each other for quite a while. 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 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are fun, funny and just a little bit weird. 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!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comes to theaters August 8th, 2014 and stars Megan Fox, William Fichtner, Will Arnett, Alan Ritchson, Jeremy Howard, Noel Fisher, Pete Ploszek, Danny Woodburn. The film is directed by Jonathan Liebesman.
Ghostbusters was released June 8th, 1984 and stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Annie Potts, William Atherton, Ernie Hudson. The film is directed by Ivan Reitman.