Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters #1
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters #1

Writer: Erik Burnham, Tom Waltz Artist: Dan Schoening Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: October 22, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 4
8.5Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

When a new invention goes haywire, the Turtles are sent to a whole new type of New York City. One with a whole lot more ghosts... and Ghostbusters! The two teams will have to learn to get along quickly, because a new foe from the Turtles past has followed them and aims to conquer NYC!

  • 10
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Dave MacPhail Oct 22, 2014

    The best of both worlds, two hero teams and two creative teams combine to create one of the most exciting stories of the year! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Oct 26, 2014

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles / Ghostbusters is the answer to so many of my childhood dreams. Granted, I would have loved this comic even if it was just 20 pages of the two teams talking over pizza, but fortunately it's a pretty good story with some dynamite artwork. We'll see how quickly they get through the typical team up stages. Judging from my calculations, the next step is a fight between the two groups before they realize they're on the same team and then join forces to stop the bad guy. As long as Raphael trades quips with Venkman, I'm fine with that. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Oct 22, 2014

    Love Ghostbusters? Love Ninja Turtles? Yeah, you're going to love this. New fans may feel a little in the dark, but it's hugely satisfying if you've been following along. I can't wait for the next issue. Okay, I can, but I'd really prefer not to. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Oct 22, 2014

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ghostbusters #1 is a fun crossover between two fan favorite franchises. It was entertaining as hell and was easy for both long time readers of either series to get into. New readers won't have a hard time as long as they know who the main characters are. This issue is a must read if you enjoyed either series and enjoy some crossover fun. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Oct 23, 2014

    This may not be the first time they have crossed over with fellow New Yorkers the Ninja Turtles, but it might just be the most fun. Writers Erik Burnham and Tom Waltz delay gratification with a lengthy exposition, but then hit the ground running with twin stories that spectacularly collide in a fashion that honors both franchises. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Project-Nerd - Jarrod Oct 22, 2014

    I can't wait for the next issue to drop. In fact, I want the whole thing. Right now. But since I'm not in charge (anymore) I'll just have to wait a month. If you like/love either the Turtles or the ‘Busters, you'll dig this book. You don't have to have read any back story to enjoy this, but if you're caught up you'll love how this works it's way into the main stories. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Word Of The Nerd - William Oct 24, 2014

    As I said earlier, I really didn't have high expectations for this comic, but I was delightfully surprised. And like Mikey craves another slice of pizza, I only want more! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Rhymes With Geek - J. Reifler Oct 22, 2014

    Look, what you expect is what you are going to get with a series like this. Shakespeare it ain't but when Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ghostbusters get together my 10-year-old inner child gets pretty excited. I'm glad to see the legacies of both of these favorites are still alive and kicking, and this is a fun collaboration between the two books. If you've just been reading one series or the other Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ghostbusters #1 is a nice way to casually check out what else is going on in the IDW universe. While I've been a little tired of the line wide sweeping IDW crossovers that have been forced down readers' throats over the past few years, this one does look very promising. Grab yourself a slice of pizza and enjoy the ride as NYC's finest team-up to battle ghouls and ninjas! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Ryan Campbell Oct 22, 2014

    The art is exceptional and is the product of Charles Paul Wilson III, Corey Smith, and Dan Schoening, anyone familiar with the separate works of these franchises will love how the art styles and looks are brought over from those books to truly give the book a "worlds collide" feel. The Busters look drastically different than the turtles even the humans in both worlds look different. We don't get a great sense of how the action will unfold because most of the book is setting up the series but what we see and what we know from the stand alone books means we can expect action seamlessly laid out form one panel to the next. Again the action depicted in Buster scenes and Turtles scenes are presented very differently and represent their franchise well. Again unfortunately we don't see a lot of the teams sharing panels together so it will be interesting to see how the action will be portrayed once they start mixing it up. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake Oct 22, 2014

    Visually, the debut is handled by a trio of different artists. Dan Schoening gets the bulk of the work, his more animated visuals and kinetic line work proving to be a good fit for many of the more supernatural happenings. While the switch between pencillers is noticeable, it's not horrifically jarring, though one artist would likely benefit the book in creating a more consistent tone. In either case, there's something wonderful in seeing the characters share a page, and it's obvious that all involved share that same gleeful excitement in finally crossing these two franchise streams. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Oct 23, 2014

    I'm not saying they got me for the long haul, but they definitely got me for this issue and the next. That and it's better than the last two Marvel events I read even if the ending is predictable. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Fortress of Solitude - Byron Hendricks Nov 6, 2014

    You can see that the writers and artists are having fun with this concept as it shows in their work. This issue gets the job done. It explains the plot and makes the meeting of these two universes believable. As mentioned earlier, you hardly see the Ghostbusters but this only means that ego and ecto will be splashed all over the pages of future issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - Nick Nafpliotis Oct 22, 2014

    Let's hope that we can dig into a good story now that the (poorly executed) excuse for these two franchises to be working together has been established. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Oct 24, 2014

    This crossover isn't necessary, but it's fun. The creators' energy feels like it's jumping off the page and once everyone starts butting heads it will be fun to see how these characters play off of one another. Donatello/Egon, Michaelangelo/Peter, Leonardo/Ray, and Raphael/Winston are the pairings I'm particularly interested in seeing. Issue one gets everything set up that it needs to so that everyone can sit back and watch the ectoplasm fly. Read Full Review

  • 10
    CharlieRock Nov 28, 2014

    I loved it!
    The writer did the old Ghostbusters title and has an awesome feel for the characters. And I really liked the way the artist interpreted the Turtles appearances. This is a dream-come-true crossover.

  • 7.0
    Gizmo Oct 23, 2014

    Team crossovers are often overly busy due to the number of characters. While I wouldn't say this is an exception to that, it does do a good job of feeling authentic and respecting the characters and continuity set up in the two respective comic franchises, rather than fall to the common trope of keeping the story self contained without relevance. Now that the triggering crossover event has been established, I hope we'll be able to concentrate on telling a fun and engaging story.

  • 8.0
    myconius Feb 11, 2016

  • 7.5
    MPLSrobit Jul 17, 2017

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