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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters 4 is the fourth and last of a four part mini series by IDW Publishing which crosses-over the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with the characters from the Ghostbusters universe.

PlotEdit

The supernaturally awesome conclusion to the blockbuster crossover is here! Ghostly forces converge on the Ghostbusters HQ, and the Turtles' opportunity to get back home is fast dwindling! The two teams' last-ditch efforts may come too late! [1]

CastEdit

Part Four The Long GoodbyeEdit

Egon Spengler

Donatello

April O'Neil

Ray Stantz

Kylie Griffin

Raphael

Winston Zeddemore

Leonardo

Peter Venkman

Michelangelo

Janine Melnitz

Thralls of Chi-You

Chi-You

Casey Jones

Splinter

EquipmentEdit

Part Four The Long GoodbyeEdit

Interspatial Teleportation Unit

Containment Unit

Electromagnetic Pulse Emitter

Compact Pack

Proton Pack

Particle Thrower

Arm Mounted Proton Pack

Ecto-1

Radio

Kylie's P.K.E. Meter

Trap

Miniature Slime Blower

Slime Blower

Tobin's Spirit Guide

ItemsEdit

Part Four The Long GoodbyeEdit

Blody

Wise Foods Products

Stay Puft Figure

Ghostbusters Mug and Balloon

Singing Slime

Twinkie

EnvironmentalEdit

Part Four The Long GoodbyeEdit

Psychomagnotheric Slime

LocationsEdit

Part Four The Long GoodbyeEdit

Firehouse

The Lair

Proxima Centauri

DevelopmentEdit

On October 30, 2014, Erik Burnham revealed he and Tom Waltz were working on the last script of the cross over. [2]

On November 12, 2014, Erik Burnham hinted due to the 4 issue structure a lot of ideas were killed off but one that appears to have survived is Michelangelo will don a jumpsuit and Proton Pack. [3] [4]

On November 18, 2014, Erik Burnham announced he and Waltz finished writing Issue #4. [5]

On December 6, 2014, Adam Gorham posted an uncolored and unlettered preview of his Hot Topic cover. [6]

On December 15, 2014, Dan Schoening announced he was done working on Issue #4. [7]

On December 17, 2014, Erik Burnham revealed just he saw the mock up for Issue #4. [8]

On January 5, 2015, Brent Peeples posted an unlettered version of his Hastings cover for Issue #4. [9]

On January 26, 2015, a cover, credits and 5 page preview was posted. [10]

On March 26, 2015, Dan Schoening posted a work in progress of one of the last panels where he mimicked the art style of Cory Smith. [11]

On April 11, 2015, Dan Schoening posted a deleted scene from Issue #4. [12]

On May 18, 2015, Luis Delgado posted unlettered versions of page 4 and 16. [13] [14]

TriviaEdit

  • The Diamond Order Code is NOV140473.
  • Page 1
  • Page 2
    • In panel 1, still on the white board:
      • The Technodrome battle in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1989) video game
    • In panel 2, on top of the file cabinet is the Genie's lamp from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Janine's Genie"
    • The label on the file cabinet drawer behind Janine are the surnames of the creators of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird.
    • In panel 4, to the left of Kylie on the shelf, is the rose bowling ball used by Bill Murray's character Ernie "Big Ern" McCracken in the movie "Kingpin" (1996)
    • In panel 5, Winston is wearing the Forces of Good T-shirt from The Real Ghostbusters "Night Game"
    • Erik Burnham considering removing the proximity alert gag but Tom Waltz talked him out of it. [15]
  • Page 3
  • Page 4
    • Janine's frustration with unwanted visitors is justified. From Koza'Rai in the Displaced Aggression mini-series to Gozer and Tiamat at the end of Volume 2 of the ongoing series, Janine has had to put up with a lot.
    • Still on Janine's desk is a Ghostbusters Mug and Balloon from Ghostbusters II
    • Peter's 'next quarter' line is a subtle nod to "The Addams Family" movie from 1991. [16]
    • In panel 2, still in the box on the file cabinet from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters Issue #2 are
    • In panel 3, between Winston and Leonardo is the Andres brand microwave from Ghostbusters: The Video Game, Realistic Versions.
  • Page 6
    • In panel 1, the console used by Kylie is visually based on Doc Brown's remote control from "Back To The Future" [17]
    • In panel 5, on the board are
      • A Ghostbusters newspaper theater advertisement to promote the first movie. [18]
      • The Ghost in a Can promo flat for England to promote the first movie in 1985
      • The McDonald's Canada Ghostbusters II tray liner
      • A Ninja Pizza business card. Ninja Pizza was from the first episode of the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series "Turtle Tracks"
  • Page 8
    • On the Electromagnetic Pulse Emitter are the dates
      • "Dec 14 1987" is the date the first episode of the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series, "Turtle Tracks" aired.
      • "Sept 13 1986" is the date the first episode of The Real Ghostbusters "Ghosts R Us" aired
      • "Oct 22 2014" is the date the first issue of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters comic released in stores
  • Page 9
    • Once again, the biometric protocol from The Real Ghostbusters episode "Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood" is attached to the Containment Unit.
  • Page 10
    • In panel 1, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figure above Casey is Scratch, released in 1993.
  • Page 11
    • Peter mentions Ray is still the owner of the Firehouse
    • Winston warns against crossing the streams.
    • The framed New York Post outside the R&D Lab reads "Ghost Cops Bust Tri-State Terror"
  • Page 13
    • On the toolbox is a KPPX sticker, a reference to the local radio station in the movie "Airheads" featuring Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson.
  • Page 15
    • In panel 5, in the upper right corner is a miniature figure of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles character Cudley The Cowlick.
  • Page 16
  • Page 17
    • Chi-You threatens to reduce the Turtles into Guilinggao. This is turtle jelly used in Chinese medical practices.
      • Erik Burnham also intended this to be a nod to when Shredder threatened to turn the Turtles into it in the 1987 animated series. [19]
    • Erik Burnham credits Cory Smith's Issue #3 cover for inspiring the use of the Slime Blower by Michelangelo in this issue. [20]
  • Page 19
    • Peter's marketing idea is a jab at the rather substantial amount of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles merchandise out there.
  • Page 20
    • Donatello mentions reincarnation. The Turtles and Splinter were reincarnated from their past lives in feudal Japan in the IDW Turtles canon.
    • Egon eats a Twinkie
    • Kylie is holding Tobin's Spirit Guide. [21]
    • Winston gives Leonardo a pair of his Marine Corps patches. The seal is the rank of Sergeant.
  • Page 21
    • Casey alludes to Harold Lillja's fly swatting that got them dimensionally displaced in Issue #1

Also SeeEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Issue #4 Previews World 10/22/14
  2. erikburnham Tweet 10/30/14
  3. erikburnham Tweet #1 11/12/14
  4. erikburnham Tweet #2 11/12/14
  5. erikburnham Tweet 11/18/14
  6. Adamshoots deviantArt TMNT Ghostbusters 4 12/6/14
  7. Dapperpomade Tweet 12/15/14
  8. erikburnham Tweet 12/17/14
  9. Peeples Art Blogspot 1/5/15
  10. Issue #4 preview via Comic Vine 1/26/15
  11. Dapperpomade Tweet 3/26/15
  12. Dapperpomade Tweet 4/11/15
  13. luisdelgado deviantart "TMNT/GB #4 page 4" 5/18/15
  14. luisdelgado deviantart "TMNT/GB #4 page 16" 5/18/15
  15. erikburnham Tumblr "TMNT Ghostbusters 4 Writers' Commentary 7/2/15
  16. erikburnham Tumblr "TMNT Ghostbusters 4 Writers' Commentary 7/2/15
  17. Dapperpomade Tweet 12/5/15
  18. Image of Ghostbusters advertisement via Spook Central FB
  19. erikburnham Tumblr "TMNT Ghostbusters 4 Writers' Commentary 7/2/15
  20. erikburnham Tumblr "TMNT Ghostbusters 4 Writers' Commentary 7/2/15
  21. Dapperpomade Tweet 4/6/15


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