Seeing as The X Files are coming back to TV for six episodes in 2016, I browsed the iBooks store and came across this in my search… If if you haven’t read it, here’s the story. After Leo was brainwashed by the Foot Clan, the Turtles have retreated to an old farmhouse in Northampton with their friends April and Casey to allow him time to recuperate from his ordeal and The Lone Gunmen (Byers, Langly and Frohike) have received an email and a collection of articles from the future detailing a lethal viral outbreak. Following corroboration from Mulder and Scully, they begin their investigation of the various urban legends contained within them including the Ninja Turtles.
The comic starts off with a couple walking through the forest at night looking for vampires when they find something more shocking and take a photo of it. The following morning, Leo is out practicing his skills when Don interrupts him and says while browsing a paranormal site on the Internet and they see a photo of the Manphibian of Northampton. Don tells him that this kind of exposure could lead to an attack.
The Lone Gunmen are searching for the Ninja Turtles in the sewers but Langly is browsing the same paranormal site (question: how did he get a connection in the sewer system?) and sees the photo. They are relieved that it was taken in Northampton because now, they don’t to go through the dirty and filthy New York sewer system. Hours later arrive in Northampton and it turns out that there have been several exsangiunations in the area and they find out that that victims all ordered from Golden Pizza before they died (does this seem familiar, it should. This the plot from the episode “Bad Blood”).
Later, April and Casey go in to the pizza store in the hope of a “normal” night out but unknown to them, the Turtles are watching them as Leo is scared something bad could happen and The Gunmen are staking out the place. Just then, a chair comes crashing through the window and the Turtles leap into action and soon, a huge ensues between the Turtles and a horde of vampires. Langly calls Mulder for help and he says they will back off if anything like seeds were thrown on the floor as they will be compelled to pick them up. So they find chilli flakes and throw them on the floor. The vampires stop to pick them up but the leader tells them to leave the flakes, get Ronnie (the one who started the trouble) and leave. After the battle, the Turtles are set to leave when The Gunmen call them back and ask for a blood sample. Naturally, they assume The Gunmen are vampires too but they show the Turtles the articles from the future about the lethal viral outbreak. The Turtles are not convinced and leave anyway.
Leaving Northampton, The Gunmen decide the only way to get the blood sample is to trap one of them but Leo appears in front of their demanding proof. So they bring him into the van and explain to him how they got involved and show him news reports of the outbreak already starting and tell him that they are working with an FBI Agent to reverse-engineer a cure. He agrees to help but not before leaving them with a threat of unfriendly visit from him and his brothers if they are not truthful.
I didn’t know what to make of this as whole idea of a crossover was ridiculous but I was intrigued and it only cost me €1.49. Fans of both franchises may enjoy this a lot more than I did and apparently, there are two more crossover issues in this series, with Ghostbusters and Transformers (please feel free to correct me if I’m wrong). I also gather that there’s going to be a Ninja Turtles/Batman crossover soon but not for me thanks. My verdict: a waste of my time.