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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters 2 2 is the second issue of a sequel mini-series by IDW Publishing.

PlotEdit

As the teams split up to evade their spectral pursuers, Michelangelo and Peter Venkman enter a dimension populated by anthropomorphic animals... including Turtle Ghostbusters! [1]

CastEdit

Part TwoEdit

Raphael

Ray Stantz

Winston Zeddemore

Leonardo

Shibano

Michelangelo

Peter Venkman

Egon Spengler

Donatello

Crystal Ghost Flock

Gjenganger

Splinter

Ghostbusturtles

Battle Bots

The Collectors

Janine Melnitz

EquipmentEdit

Part TwoEdit

Ecto Goggles

Proton Pack

Particle Thrower

Remote Portal Access Band

Experimental Mental Communications Device

Proton Pistol

P.K.E. Meter

Ghostbusturtles' Pack

Ghostbusturtles' Trap

Ghostbusturtles' Ecto Goggles

Trap-Gate

ItemsEdit

Part TwoEdit

The Twinkie

LocationsEdit

Part TwoEdit

The Lair

Firehouse

Zoo Amsterdam

DevelopmentEdit

On August 20, 2017, Tadd Galusha posted Leo slashing a robot bad guy. [2]

On August 22, 2017, Cover B and RI and a logline was included in a first look. [3]

On August 26, 2017, Tadd Galusha posted another teaser involving an easter egg. [4]

On September 13, 2017, Tadd Galusha posted layouts of a dystopian city. [5]

On November 2, 2017, in an interview, Tadd Galusha revealed Winston and Leonardo end up in a "post-apocalyptic battleworld with robots. Three panels from the issue were included. [6] Tom Waltz posted 4 panels from the issue. [7]

On November 7, 2017, a cover, credits, and 5 page preview was posted. [8]

On November 14, 2017, Tadd Galusha posted four uncolored pages from Issue #2. [9]

On December 6, 2017, Luis Delgado posted unlettered versions of the RI cover, page 7, and page 15. [10] [11] [12]

TriviaEdit

  • The Diamond Order Code is SEP170488.
  • What Came Before
  • Page 1
    • Raphael and Ray are chased by a beast that resembles Mugato from the Star Trek episode "A Private Little War" but it was just a coincidence on Dan Shoening's part. [13]
    • Donatello talks about the Interspatial Teleportation Unit.
    • Donatello alludes to how the Ghostbusters' modifications could have saved them a lot of trouble recently. They used their portal technology and cloaking gear to spy on the Pantheon in the "Pantheon Family Reunion" story arc from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #71 to #72.
  • Page 2
    • Winston and Leonardo teleport into the Turtle Lair from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1987 animated series. Leonardo's look is based on that series' design.
    • The ghost is based on Shibano, also from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1987 animated series. He was considered the founder of the Foot Clan and appeared in the season 3 episode "Blast from the Past".
    • Egon explains how ghosts are attracted to the breaches, seen previously in Ghostbusters International #8 and Ghostbusters 101 #1.
    • Winston blows up a ghost with the Proton Pistol.
    • Winston mentions the Traps.
  • Page 3
    • Egon alludes to the Collectors.
    • In panel 2, Ray and Raphael encounter Smaug from the Middle Earth franchise.
      • The art style is based on Frazetta.
    • In panel 3, Leonardo and Winston appear to be running from the boulder from Indiana Jones' "Raiders of the Lost Ark".
    • The art style is based on Tintin. [14]
    • In panel 4, Michelangelo and Peter drop in from the rabbit hole in Disney's "Alice in Wonderland" (1951).
    • In panel 5, Leonardo and Winston are on the run from Galaga and Galaxian, both classic Namco arcade games.
    • In panel 6, Peter and Michelangelo are in the recent Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012 CGI animated series.
    • In panel 7, Raphael and Ray taken on a version of Dracula from Super Castlevania 4.
  • Page 4
  • Page 5
  • Page 7
    • Raphael's turn down was a nod to Egon's request for a brain sample from Louis Tully at the end of the first movie.
  • Page 8
  • Page 9
    • Ray refers to his sister and nephew.
    • Raphael is the third Ninja Turtle to wear the Ghostbusters' gear. Donatello wore a Proton Pack in the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters crossover in Issue #2 and Issue #3 while Michelangelo wore a Slime Blower in Issue #4. Only Leonardo hasn't worn anything.
    • Raphael refers to Casper the Friendly Ghost.
  • Page 10
    • Michelangelo's recollection of "Wizard of Oz" is a nod to Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Man each needing something.
  • Page 11
    • This is the second time Michelangelo has worn a Ghostbusters flightsuit. He last wore one in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters crossover in Issue #4.
    • Michelangelo runs into an alternate version of Splinter.
    • Peter mentions the end of production of Twinkies, nod to when production briefly stopped starting November 21, 2012.
    • Michelangelo alludes to the assassination of Darius Dun in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #64.
  • Page 12
    • Michelangelo tells Peter about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' reincarnation origin in the IDW canon, alludes to Shredder, his death at the hands of Splinter, and his taking over of the Foot Clan.
  • Page 13
    • Turtle Ghostbusters action figures were previewed at the 2017 San Diego Comic Con around the time this mini-series was announced.
  • Page 14
    • In panel 1 is the Mad Max Interceptor car.
  • Page 15
    • Winston now has two Proton Pistols instead of one.
  • Page 16
    • Winston alludes to seeing a Terminator movie.
  • Page 17
    • Winston mentions Bond Girls, the title for the actress who stars in a given 007 movie.
    • Leonardo mentions Darius Dun, his assassination, and his time as a Foot Clan Chunin.
    • Winston mentions Ray is addicted to watching Kung Fu Theater.
  • Page 18
    • Donatello mentions the Containment Unit.
    • Donatello notes his soul was once in two places before. After his soul was returned to his healed body, Donatello discovered a digital copy of his soul was still in the Metalhead robot.
    • In panel 5, once again like last issue, the three arcades are:
  • Page 20
    • Janine's new look is based on her appearance in Ghostbusters: The Video Game, Stylized Versions.
    • In panel 2, on the five screens are still from Extreme Ghostbusters: Code Ecto-1:
      • Top Left: Driving in-between level.
      • Top Middle: Level title screen with Kylie Griffin and Eduardo Rivera art.
      • Top Right: Ecto-1 art that precedes driving.
      • Bottom Middle: Eduardo in-game firing.
      • Bottom Right: Kylie in-game.
    • In panel 2, on the back of the box, near Janine's left hip is Luis Delgado's 15 easter egg.
  • On page 8 of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #79, "Invasion of the Triceratons" Part Four, Michelangelo convinces a Foot Clan Chunin named Jennika to help them escape Foot headquarters so they can intercede in a confrontation between Splinter and the Triceraton command. He alludes to Peter as "a good friend who's a psychiatrist" and cites the advice he gave him while they were in Zoo Amsterdam - Peter told Michelangelo that parents were people, too, and made mistakes. [15]
    • Coincidentally, Jennika was the one who carried out Splinter's order and executed Darius Dun in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #64.
  • On page 1 of Ghostbusters Crossing Over Issue #1, the first 2 panels recreate Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #2 page 4 panel 3. The one difference is "Donatello" is not wearing an Experimental Mental Communications Device.

Also SeeEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Previews World page TMNT/Ghostbusters 2 #2 8/23/17
  2. TaddGalusha Tweet 8/20/17
  3. Sy Fy Wire "Exclusive: The TMNT meet the Ghostbusters (again) in first look at comic crossover" 8/22/17
  4. TaddGalusha Tweet 8/26/17
  5. TaddGalusha Tweet 9/13/17
  6. SyFy "Artist Tadd Galusha on IDW's new TMNT/Ghostbusters 2 miniseries" 11/2/17
  7. TomWaltz Tweet 11/2/17
  8. Comic Book Resources "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters II #2 (Preview)" 11/7/17
  9. Tadd Galusha Blog "TMNT meet the Ghostbusters… Again!" 11/14/17
  10. Luis Delgado deviantArt "TMNT/Ghostbusters II" 12/6/17
  11. Luis Delgado deviantArt "TMNT/Ghostbusters II #2 page 07" 12/6/17
  12. Luis Delgado deviantArt "TMNT/Ghostbusters II #2 page 15" 12/6/17
  13. Dapperpomade Tweet 11/7/17
  14. Dapperpomade Tweet 11/15/17
  15. Michelangelo (2018). IDW Comics- "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #79" (2018) (Comic p.8). Michelangelo says: "I used to think the same thing. But I've got a good friend who's a psychiatrist, and he told me I was worrying for nothing. He told me Father's just a normal person, like the rest of us, and normal people make mistakes... just like he's doing right now."


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