Yes, the Ghostbusters and Ninja Turtles that you actually like – i.e. Egon’s team and TMNT without flaring nostrils, rather than the nonsense we’re likely getting from both onscreen shortly -will join forces to save New York from ghosts and mutants. Unlike past IDW universe crossovers that have featured both sets of characters but kept them in their own separate worlds, this will feature them side by side.
Which means, ironically, that from the Ghostbusters’ point of view, the Turtles will indeed be extra-dimensional beings. I think this is the one instance where we can forgive that.
Having yesterday teased a “thunderous” announcement on The View, of all places, Marvel today announced that a new female Thor is coming. As eloquently put by one of the hosts:
“Thor, the God of Thunder, he messed up,” co-host Whoopi Goldberg said when introducing the concept. “He is no longer worthy to hold that damn hammer of his. And for the first time in history. And for the first time in HISTORY that hammer is being held BY A WOMAN.”
So, the character played by Chris Hemsworth onscreen didn’t get gender reassignment surgery – he just lost the right to call himself Thor. There’s no word on who the woman is who will now bear that name – speculation runs toward Angela, whose introduction into the mythos has similar timing to that of pre-Knightfall Azrael – but I imagine the Chinese factories are cranking out merchandise as we speak, and Hemsworth is reconsidering any thoughts he had of playing hardball contract renegotiation.
Also, somebody tell Lady Thor that boob-shaped armor is a really bad idea.
Yes, the headline is a little misleading – you’re not getting Toy Biz-style Star Wars figures (the Black Series has that covered, anyway). But one of the pluses of Marvel regaining Star Wars comic-book rights is that they’re busting out new editions of their original comics, skinny Jabba the Hut, space rabbits and all.
Although – wasn’t that Darth Vader on the cover originally, incorrectly colored green?