Monday, July 6, 2015

TMNT Guide to Comic-Con 2015



Comic-Con is almost here! As usual, Ninja Pizza will have a front row seat to the event and will be providing live updates throughout the weekend. Below the a list of all items and events that may be of interest to TMNT fans. Am I missing something? Please leave a comment or send an email to let me know!

Please keep in mind that everything listed here is subject to schedule changes and availability.

Will you be at the show? I might need help covering the IDW panel on Saturday. Email me if you'd be willing to help and we can make arrangements.

The best way to follow me during the show is on Facebook and/or Twitter.


PANELS:

Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Friday - 11:45am, Room 6A
Secrets of the ooze are revealed by the mutated minds making Nickelodeon's hit animated series. Moderated by the Internet's biggest fanboy, Andre Meadows (a.k.a. BlackNerd), the panel features executive producers Ciro Nieli and Brandon Auman as they provide sneak peeks into Season 4 and discuss the epic and bizarre adventures in store for the four talking turtles. Also on hand will be the extraordinary and talented voice actors of the TMNT world: Seth Green (Leonardo), Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Greg Cipes (Michelangelo), and more special guests. Booyakasha!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Toys and Action Figures

Friday - 2:00pm, Room 9
Join the mutants behind the hit toy line for over 25 years. "Team Green" marketers and designers showcase what's new and next with TMNT master toy licensee Playmates Toys.

TMNT: The Big Panel

Saturday - 1:00pm, Room 25ABC
Join IDW editor Bobby Curnow, writer Tom Waltz, and a very special guest for a look back at the past four years of TMNT comics and a sneak peek at what is to come with new announcements and art.

SIGNINGS:

Kevin Eastman

TBA
Kevin WILL NOT be setup at the Heavy Metal booth this year. Check the IDW booth for expected signing announcements.

Michael Dooney

Artists' Alley - Booth #BB-14
Find him here all weekend, selling prints and taking commissions.

EXCLUSIVES:

Nickelodeon - Booth #4113


11" Metal Mutants Leonardo - $50



8" Loyal Subjects Jumbo Leonardo

3" Loyal Subjects Original Comic 4-Pack

IDW Publishing - Booth #2743


TMNT: Casey & April #1 Convention Exclusive Cover - $5, limited to 300

TMNT #44 Covers A & B Signed by Kevin Eastman - $40 (set), limited to 50

Diamond Select Toys & Collectibles - Booth #2607


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Minimates Comic-Style B&W Box Set - $20

Funko - Booth #5341


Pop! Tees: TMNT Skyline Group

The Loyal Subjects - Booth #5050


Stealth Edition TMNT Action Vinyls - $59.99, limited to 500

Battle Tested TMNT Action Vinyls - $59.99, limited to 500

Monogram - Booth #3645


TMNT 3D Foam Collector Key Ring Set - $45, limited to 500

Factory Entertainment - Booth #2647


TMNT Monochrome Raphael Sai Kevin Eastman Signature Edition Prop Replica - $350, limited to 100

EVENTS:

San Diego Comic Art Gallery - Kevin Eastman Art Exhibition

Special Convention hours!


Hop-Con 3.0: The w00tstout Festival

July 8, 8pm
Beer-tasting event, 21+ (buy tickets here)
$25 donation above ticket cost receives a limited edition Kevin Eastman art print

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

IDW TMNT #47 - Variant Cover Guide



New comic book day! Check out a preview!

And San Diego Comic-Con starts a week from today! Ninja Pizza's annual complete TMNT guide to Comic-Con will be published on Monday (or sooner). And during the con, follow Ninja Pizza on Facebook and Twitter to get updates as they happen!

Cover A
Cover B
Cover A: Mateus Santolouco.
Regular cover.

Cover B: Kevin Eastman.
Regular cover.

Cover C
Cover C: Valerio Schiti.
Retailer incentive cover; 1 copy sent to retailers for every 10 copies ordered.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

TMNT New Animated Adventures #24 - Variant Cover Guide



It's a good news/bad news kind of new comic book day. The bad news is that today's issue of TMNT New Animated Adventures is the last is the series. However, fans of the Nickelodeon TMNT universe can take comfort in knowing that a new series set in that universe, called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Amazing Adventures, will be launching in August.

Cover A
Cover B
Cover A: Dario Brizuela.
Regular cover.

Cover B: Patrick Parnell.
Subscription variant cover; distributed to those who subscribe to TMNT through their local comic shop.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Kidney Transplant Fund for Ernie Reyes Jr.



Ernie and Roseangelo, circa 2009.
If you haven't yet heard, with the help of his sister, Ernie Reyes Jr. has launched a GoFundMe campaign in an effort to raise money to help pay for a needed kidney transplant.

Ernie is most known to TMNT fans for his role as Keno the pizza delivery boy in TMNT II: The Secret of the Ooze. He was also Donatello's stunt double in the very first TMNT movie.

In recent months, Ernie has been undergoing dialysis treatment three times a week due to a failed kidney. The target fundraising goal is $75,000, and amazingly supporters have already raised over $50,000 toward that goal. Every little bit helps, so if you have something to spare, even if it's only $5, I encourage you to support Ernie and his family.

Donate now!

TMNT: Casey & April #1 - Variant Cover Guide



This week brings us the first part of the four-issue Casey and April mini-series.

Check out a preview!

Cover A
Cover B
Cover A: Irene Koh.
Regular cover.

Cover B: Faith Erin Hicks.
Subscription variant cover; distributed to those who subscribe to TMNT through their local comic shop.

Cover C
Cover D
Cover C: Brent Peeples.
Retailer exclusive. Available from Hastings.

Cover D: Joe Eisma.
Convention exclusive. Available at San Diego Comic-Con.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

TMNT Color Classics Vol. 3 #6 - Variant Cover Guide



IDW's "Color Classics" Volume 3 continues with Part 4 of "City at War."

Cover A
Cover A: A.C. Farley.
Regular cover.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Win a Walk-On Role in the TMNT Movie Sequel



In partnership with Omaze.com, you can now enter to win a visit to the TMNT 2 movie set and a walk-on role in the movie.

http://www.omaze.com/experiences/turtles

To enter, you simply have to make a donation to the Charlotte and Gwenyth Gray Foundation to Cure Batten Disease. At each donation level, you will receive 10 entries per dollar.

You can also receive one free entry in the random drawing by filling out this form.