Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Review of the Week: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters #1

This is a crossover I've wanted to see since I was a kid, hell this is a crossover I made happen with my action figures as a kid many a time. The story here is pretty simply that the Turtles go to use a teleporter that Donatello made and end up in the Ghostbusters universe. Also an ancient mystical immortal being called Chi-You ended up there as well, and as the Turtles are fighting it the Ghostbusters arrive to deal with the spirit as well as the "Kung-fu Martians" as Venkman called the Turtles and our issue ends on a cliffhanger. Obviously there is more to it, but why spoil it, go read it yourself.

This was a good start to the crossover. It caught me up to speed as to the current status quo going on in the two respective IDW books for these franchises, and had more than a few nods to long time fans as well as the spirit the Ghostbusters are busting early in the book.
I totally had that toy with the eye that popped out. Also I love how the Paranormal and supernatural is just accepted in this world, people almost having a "Ho-hum, another ghost? Call the Ghostbusters" attitude. The bride at the wedding with Chi-You shows up seems no more annoyed or afraid than if she had found ants in her kitchen. All and all this was a good start to this crossover, but it is a little slow and obviously written for a trade. I miss the days of just 90 page prestigious format crossovers rather than 6 or 12 issue minis. But that's just the nature of comics these days. Still this is a great read and a fans of either franchise should check it out.

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