Wednesday, August 27, 2014

TMNT Turtles in Time #3 - Variant Cover Guide



New comic book day!

Check out a preview!

Cover A
Cover B
Cover A: David Petersen.
Regular cover.

Cover B: Ben Bates.
Regular cover.

Monday, August 25, 2014

TMNT Drops to #2 at Weekend Box Office



Although it dropped to #2 at the box office in its third weekend, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had a strong showing with $16.8M. While all of this weekend's new releases failed to reach #1, Marvel's Guardian's of the Galaxy retook the top spot.

TMNT's domestic box office total sits at $145.6M, while the worldwide total is up to $238.8M.

The top five movies this past weekend were:
  1. Guardians of the Galaxy ($17.6M)
  2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ($16.8M)
  3. If I Stay ($16.4M)
  4. Let's Be Cops ($11M)
  5. When the Game Stands Tall ($9M)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

IDW TMNT Annual 2014 - Variant Cover Guide



After a bit of delay, Kevin Eastman's next TMNT Annual is available today!

Cover A
Cover A: Kevin Eastman.
Regular cover.

Cover B
Cover C
Cover B: Kevin Eastman.
Retailer exclusive. Available from Jetpack Comics.

Cover C: Kevin Eastman.
Retailer exclusive. Available from Jetpack Comics.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Kevin Eastman & Peter Laird CBC Radio Interview



This past weekend, TMNT creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird gave their first joint interview in over a decade for "Day 6 with Brent Bambury" on CBC Radio.

The interview was a promotional effort for the newly released documentary, Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

You can listen to the interview in its entirety below.

Kevin Eastman's Top AMA Questions and Answers



Last Thursday, TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman held an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit.

You can read the entire question and answer session here.

Quoted below are three highlights of the session.
Q: What do you think of the new TMNT movie?
Kevin Eastman: Quite simply, I love it. Worked on various parts of it's development for 4 years. We had the right director for the project and you can clearly see Michael Bay's hand in it. I'm so proud of it and am glad the fans have responded so favorably.

Q: How did you figure out the personalities of the four Turtles? When did you know Leo would be the leader or Donatello would be the smartest one?
Kevin Eastman: The personalities were developed early on. When you have a group of superheroes or kids playing on a playground it feels like the personalities pop up quickly. You always need a smart one (Donatello), one you want to have on your side in a fight (Raphael). Pretty much from the first issue we knew who they were.

Q: I think April O'Neil was (originally, anyway) a great character to have in a comic book story as weird as the TMNT one. She's ambitious, driven, intrepid and cunning. And the Turtles never sexualized her as many other comic characters might have done with such a figure. Was there a conscious effort to make a female character that was basically a 5th (but human) Turtle? One to which women and young girls could relate and admire?
Kevin Eastman: Absolutely. I've always been personally very fond of strong, independent, female characters. With April we wanted her to be the big sister and considered more like a family member than anything else. Very strong personality and awesome character on her own.

TMNT #1 at the Box Office for the Second Weekend in a Row



Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles stayed in the #1 position for a second weekend in a row at the US box office. Its domestic total stands at about $117.6M, while the worldwide total stands at about $185M.

The top five movies this past weekend were:
  1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ($28.4M)
  2. Guardians Of The Galaxy ($24.7M)
  3. Let’s Be Cops ($17.7M)
  4. The Expendables 3 ($16.2M)
  5. The Giver ($12.8M)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Kevin Eastman Reddit AMA Today



TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman will be hosting a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) for one hour today, starting at 3pm Eastern/12pm Pacific.

You can find the AMA at this link, starting at the time noted above.

As the name suggests, this is your chance to ask Kevin anything and everything! It should be fun!