Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters 2 is the second of a four part mini series by IDW Publishing which crosses-over the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with the characters from the Ghostbusters universe. Also issued as a library binding book by Spotlight.


The Turtles are stuck in the Ghostbusters dimension... along with a brand-new, all-powerful, all-crazy ghost from centuries past! The two teams will have to act fast to save the day, but what happens when Casey Jones becomes possessed? [3]


Part Two The Meeting of the Minds


Ray Stantz

Peter Venkman

Winston Zeddemore

Egon Spengler

Possessed Humans


Casey Jones




April O'Neil


Janine Melnitz

Kylie Griffin

Thralls of Chi-You


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Ecto Goggles

Proton Pack

Particle Thrower


P.K.E. Meter


Ghost Sniffer

Aura Video-Analyzer

Paranormal Containment Research Tank

Dimensional Inverter

Tobin's Spirit Guide

Fairfax's Demonologia

Containment Unit


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Pin-Up Calendar of Doom!

Ghostbusters Mug and Balloon

The Twinkie

Stay Puft Marshmallows

Singing Slime

Stay Puft Figure


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Psychomagnotheric Slime


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Emmanuel Baptist Church


Madison Square Garden


On July 15, 2014, Bobby Curnow hinted there may be a Blank Cover variant in the November 2014 solicitations. [4]

On July 18, 2014, Erik Burnham confirmed he's seen Dan Schoening's cover for Issue #2. [5]

On July 24, 2014, Tristan Jones posted a work in progress teaser of his cover for Issue #2. [6]

On August 13, 2014, Tristan Jones confirmed the cover for Issue #2 would be his last in the mini-series due to deadlines for his Silent Hill project. [7]

On August 14, 2014, Tristan Jones posted his cover for Issue #2. [8] IDW also confirmed the cover would be part of November 2014's Artist Edition RI variants and there will also be blank cover variants. [9]

On August 19, 2014, November solicits revealed the regular cover and logline. [10]

On August 29, 2014, Erik Burnham declared he was halfway through the mini series. [11]

On September 29, 2014, Brent Peeples teased his Cover RE. [12] He later posted another teaser. [13] On September 30, 2014, Brent Peeples posted another teaser of his Cover RE. [14] On October 1, 2014, Brent Peeples posted a pre-colored version of his Cover RE. [15]

On October 2, 2014, Brent Peeples posted a colored version of his Cover RE. [16] On October 3, 2014, Dan Schoening posted a work in progress of Bebop and Rocksteady as humans. [17] On October 4, 2014, Adam Gorham posted a work in progress of his cover featuring Michelangelo. [18] On October 5, 2014, Adam Gorham posted a work in progress of his cover featuring Slimer. [19] On October 6, 2014, Adam Gorham posted an updated work in progress of his cover featuring Michelangelo. [20] On October 9, 2014, Erik Burnham reported seeing artwork for Issue #2 and confirmed Dan Schoening's easter eggs are still in full effect. [21] Adam Gorham posted a unlettered version of his cover. [22] On October 10, 2014, Shannon Ritchie revealed he's done a Cover RE for Comicxposure. [23] On November 10, 2014, Dan Schoening posted a work in progress of Kylie Griffin carrying a stack of books. [24] On November 13, 2014, Dan Schoening posted included a teaser of Michelangelo. [25] Schoening also posted a teaser of two hockey players brawling. [26] On November 23, 2014, a cover, credits, and 5 page preview was posted. [27]

On December 1, 2014, Erik Burnham revealed his favorite gag had to do with the trephination pun. [28] On May 29, 2015, Erik Burnham posted commentary, from himself and Tom Waltz, for Issue #2. [29]


  • Hot Topic Cover RE
    • Slimer appears on the cover
  • Page 1
  • Page 4
    • Tom Waltz found Peter's frustration with red heads to be his favorite gag in the entire series. The gag was Erik Burnham's idea. [30]
  • Page 5
    • Ray mentions the Nine Li Tribe, Battle of Zhuolu and Emperor Huangdi.
      • Chi-You was leader of his tribe, Nine Li.
      • According to the "Records of the Grand Historian," the Battle of Zhuolu took place in about 2500 B.C. between the forces of Chi-You and Huangdi. Huangdi's victory is credited with establishing the Han Chinese civilization.
    • Egon pokes April on the shoulder as he did with the elderly gentleman in the first movie at the Sedgewick Hotel.
  • Page 6
  • Ray's alien question is a jab at rumors the Turtles would be aliens in the recent live action movie. [31]
  • Page 7
    • Peter remarks the color coding of the turtles will be handy in remembering their names.
      • In similar fashion, the Ghostbusters' animated counterparts on The Real Ghostbusters wore different colored jumpsuits.
    • Peter refers to himself as El Greco and the other Ghostbusters as Botticelli, Signorelli, and Titian.
      • El Greco was painter, sculptor and architect during the Spanish Renaissance
      • Sandro Botticelli was an Italian painter during the Early Renaissance
      • Luca Signorelli was an Italian Renaissance painter known for his use of foreshortening
      • Titian was a highly regarded painter known for his mastery of color
    • Peter alludes to Dana Barrett and her former job restoring art at the Manhattan Museum of Art in Ghostbusters II.
  • Page 8
    • Michelangelo's adoration of the Ecto-1 and request for the Turtles to have one may be a nod to the Turtle Van in some versions of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
  • Page 9
    • Chi-You refers to the pact between himself and his family of immortals.
  • Page 11
    • In Panel 1, on the computer under Don's elbow is the Information screen of Area 1 from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1989) video game with Splinter's "The map shows your position on on the ground." message.
    • Egon's "It's...technical" response to the Ghost Sniffer question is a callback to Peter's response in the first movie to Dana's query.
    • Still up on the second floor are the New York poster and ladder with towel from Ghostbusters: The Video Game (Realistic Versions).
    • On the black monitor in the right corner is the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV video game title screen.
  • Page 12
    • Peter alludes to this version of Donatello's inability to believe in the more spiritual phenomena.
    • Peter mentions Trephination. In the first movie, Peter brought up how Egon attempted to drill a hole in his head.
      • Tom Waltz had to look up Trephination. [32]
    • In a box on the shelf by Peter, is the Stasis Field Generator from Ghostbusters: The Video Game, Portable version.
  • Page 13
    • Egon not believing in aliens dates back to Volume 1 Issue #11.
    • Donatello and the others have met various aliens on their ongoing comic book series
    • Winston mentions 'going in first.' The United States Marine Corps' core duty is to go first into battle.
  • Page 14
    • Janine brings up a tray of Pequod's coffee.
    • The arcade behind Kylie is set on the burning apartment level in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game
  • Page 15
    • Ray refers to his late mother and her Swiss heritage.
      • In drafts of Ghostbusters II, for example page 109 of the 2/27/89 draft, Ray mentioned his great-grandparents were Swiss.
    • Ray holds a copy of Fairfax's Demonologia up to Slimer. It is a 19th century book about a discourse of witchcraft.
    • Ray alludes to Peter's initial skepticism in the first movie
    • Slimer's Pin-Up Calendar of Doom! is set on April
  • Page 16
    • When they were plotting the series, Tom Waltz proposed the idea of Casey thinking about his heroes… hockey players. [33]
    • In reality, the NHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 1 between the New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens at the Madison Square Garden took place on April 16, 1996.
    • There is an ad for the Bijou Theatre, seen in the Slimer! episode "Movie Madness"
    • The movie "From Beyond" was a movie adapted from a H.P. Lovecraft story about how an experiment accidentally leads a character to be taken by monsters in another dimension and transformed into a monster himself.
    • There is an ad for the Manhattan City Bank from the first movie once more with Peter's 'everyone has three mortgages nowadays' line.
    • Luis Antonio Delgado's 15 easter egg is on the New York player's jersey
    • There are several references on the ads around the rink
  • Page 17
    • The man who calls the police is visually based on Patton Oswald [34]
    • The two men behind Patton are visually based on the original human forms of Bebop and Rocksteady from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1987 animated series.
  • Page 19
  • Page 20
    • In the box by the stairs is a copy of a Flex-O-Man Comic from the Slimer! episode "Room at the Top"
    • There is a Ghostbusters Mug and Balloon from Ghostbusters II on Janine's desk
    • Egon's locker is still set up as Dan Schoening and Luis Delgado's Harold Ramis tribute. Visible are:
      • The box of Cheese Its, seen in the first movie
      • A Trap
      • A P.K.E. Meter
      • The Ghostbusters II Icon Ghost
      • The jar of Psychomagnotheric Slime
      • An article referring to the events of Groundhog Day, directed by Harold Ramis and starring Bill Murray
      • Below Egon's right is a Walley World figurine from National Lampoon's Vacation movies
  • Page 21
    • Egon eats a Twinkie
  • Page 22
    • In Ray's locker are:
      • An article about another Mass Sponge Migration, first mentioned by Ray in the first movie
      • A copy of Popular Phantasmics, mentioned by Egon as a magazine published by Slime Life from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Ghostbuster of the Year"
      • Rasputin's Spiritual Exercises from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Ghostbuster of the Year"
      • A Stay Puft Marshmallow Man doll, often seen on The Real Ghostbusters
      • A bag of Stay Puft Marshmallows
      • Agent Mulder's I Want To Believe poster from "The X-Files"
      • A Crystal Head Vodka, a product made by Dan Aykroyd
      • Ray's reading glasses from Ghostbusters II
      • A jar of Singing Slime from Ghostbusters: The Video Game, Realistic Versions
      • A photograph of the Pallo Mansion from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Look Homeward, Ray" blocked by Peter's word balloon
      • An article mentioning the Philadelphia Mass Turbulence of 1947, mentioned by Ray in the first movie
      • Dopey Dog from The Real Ghostbusters episode "The Boogieman Cometh"
      • Articles about UFOs and the Tunguska region, where the Tunguska blast took place.
      • A Camp Waconda, mentioned by Ray in the first movie, pennant

Also See


  1. Pull List Comixology Issue #2
  2. Issue #2 Second Printing Previews World
  3. Previews World Issue #2 8/19/14
  4. Bobby Curnow post IDW Publishing Forums 7/15/14
  5. erikburnham Tweet 7/18/14
  6. TRexJones Tweet 7/24/14
  7. Tristan Jones post Ghostbusters Fans 8/13/14
  8. TRexJones Tweet 8/14/14
  9. IDW Publishing Facebook 8/14/14
  10. Previews World Issue #2 8/19/14
  11. erikburnham Tweet 8/29/14
  12. peeplesart Tweet #1 9/29/14
  13. peeplesart Tweet #2 9/29/14
  14. peeplesart Tweet 9/30/14
  15. peeplesart Tweet 10/1/14
  16. peeplesart Tweet 10/2/14
  17. Dapperpomade Tweet 10/3/14
  18. Adam Gorham instagram 10/4/14
  19. Adam Gorham instagram 10/5/14
  20. Adam Gorham instagram 10/6/14
  21. erikburnham Tweet 10/9/14
  22. Adam Gorham deviantArt TMNT/GB 2 10/9/14
  23. Shannon Ritchie instagram 10/10/14
  24. Dapperpomade Tweet 11/10/14
  25. Dapperpomade Tweet #1 11/13/14
  26. Dapperpomade Tweet #2 11/13/14
  27. Issue #2 Preview via Comic Book Resources 11/23/14
  28. erikburnham Tweet 12/1/14
  29. TMNT/Ghostbusters #2 Writer's Commentary erikburnham Tumblr 5/29/15
  30. TMNT/Ghostbusters #2 Writer’s Commentary erikburnham Tumblr 5/29/15
  31. TMNT/Ghostbusters #2 Writer’s Commentary erikburnham Tumblr 5/29/15
  32. TMNT/Ghostbusters #2 Writer’s Commentary erikburnham Tumblr 5/29/15
  33. TMNT/Ghostbusters #2 Writer’s Commentary erikburnham Tumblr 5/29/15
  34. Dapperpomade Tweet 12/5/15


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