|Whitnee is a female white squirrel who has always been one of my favorite original characters that I like to draw, and I especially enjoy drawing her in outfits that would make her look even more lovely.|
Even though I've almost given up hope on posting anymore journals that involve me sharing anything random on my mind with my friends, I'm actually starting to feel a little better about myself after a short hiatus, and I have something I'd like to share my thoughts about that I feel is also kind of important, especially to any of my friends who happen to be die-hard fans of "Ghostbusters" and/or "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"... Some time ago, a comic book company called IDW was able to publish a crossover story about the characters from the TMNT universe ending up in the world of the Ghostbusters, and here's what I thought about such a concept after learning about it:
As you can probably guess, I absolutely loved TMNT & Ghostbusters so much ever since I was a kid, and I totally did not expect such a crossover story to be made involving two of the coolest franchises from the 1980s that just about everyone knows and loves (including yours truly), which was just to good to be true at the time. Just a while back, IDW had published some newer comic book stories featuring the Ninja Turtles as well as a comic book series featuring the Ghostbusters, and both series would eventually come together in one of the most unexpected yet clever concepts ever done since Marvel and DC had come together as another company called Amalgam Comics to create new comic book heroes based on their existing characters. Anyway, the crossover story of TMNT and Ghostbusters was released as a four-issue mini-series, in which I was able to buy a copy of the first issue of at a local comic book store on the weekend of my birthday (the very same weekend of this year's Super Bowl), and I decided to purchase the paperback book containing all four issues as soon as it became available recently. Needless to say, I think it was definitely worth every penny, especially if it was rather affordable on my budget.
Because I don't want to reveal too much about the plot for anyone else who is interested in checking it out for themselves, I will try to explain the story with a short explaination... The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael) are able to test out a new teleportation system that Donatello had created with a fellow scientist who is friends with him, and they are also accompanied by their other friends, April O' Neal and Casey Jones, when they try it out. Upon doing so, however, the scientist accidentally touches the wrong switch while trying to swat a fly bothering him, which results in the heroes being teleported to an alternate version of New York City, which happens to be the home of the Ghostbusters (Peter Veikman, Ray Stanz, Egon Spengler, and Winston Zeddemore). Almost immidiately after arriving, an evil god-like spirit from the Ninja Turtles' own dimension shows up to wreak havock and tries to take over the world. The Ninja Turtles then eventually team up with the Ghostbusters to stop the villain while being able to introduce themselves to each other and finding a way to get the Turtles, April, and Casey back to their home.
Just like in many of the comic books that are being produced today, the art style that was used for the TMNT/Ghostbusters crossover story looks very nice and impressive for sure, and I'm even able to notice the different art styles for each of the comic universes that the story would take place in. For instance, the TMNT characters are first seen in the art style from the comic book series when they are in their home world, and whenever we see them end up in the world of the Ghostbusters, they are then shown in the art style from the "Ghostbusters" comic series; Needless to say, the Ninja Turtles actually looked very much like they did in the 2003 cartoon series whenever they appear in the Ghostbusters' dimension, and they even have the same green-colored skins as their cartoon counterparts as well. As for the Ghostbusters characters, I also like how the Ghostbusters closely resembled themselves from the original movies, and I even imagined hearing the voices of the actors who played them (including Harold Ramis, who had just passed away last year) in my head as I was reading the story from beginning to end. Besides the action sequences involving the Ninja Turtles and Ghostbusters fighting the evil spirit and his army of followers, I also liked the moments with all the characters being able to interact with each other, especially since the characters have quite a few similarities involving their personalities, such as Peter and Raphael being the smart-aleck types and Donatello and Egon being scientific geniuses. Because of how much work was put into making this amazing crossover, the story was definitely well-written in such a unique way, and it also kinda inspires me to do something like this for my new pictures and stories that I would become interested in working on; In fact, I might even want to try doing a crossover story of my own that involves the "T.U.F.F. Puppy" characters (including my Team Shinobi characters) being able to meet Nickelodeon cartoon version of the TMNT characters in some clever way. Other than that, I would totally recommend picking up a copy of the TMNT/Ghostbusters crossover story wherever you may find it, and it's sure to please anyone who is a huge fan of crossovers involving two or more franchises coming together in many creative ways.
I am a misunderstood guy enjoys cartoons and video games all the time. I'm also incredibly shy in real life.|
Current Residence: USA
Favourite genre of music: 80's Pop
Favourite style of art: Furry
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Favourite cartoon character(s): Bugs Bunny, Garfield
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