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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Kevin Eastman at Detroit Fanfare This Weekend



Just a reminder that Detroit Fanfare is this weekend, September 24-25, and TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman is a special guest.

While any convention with Kevin as a guest is a good convention, this convention is of particular note because Cover L of IDW TMNT #1 will be on sale, and Kevin will be sketching on it free of charge.







Here's a little shout-out from Kevin to Con-goers:



And in other Kevin news, he is currently selling the original art for his IDW TMNT #2 variant cover on eBay. Go here to join the bidding war. Good luck!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

IDW TMNT #2 - Variant Cover Guide



New comic book day is tomorrow! Woohoo! This week we get issue #2 of IDW's new TMNT on-going series. What will happen next? Go to your comic shop and find out! Like the first issue, although not quite to the extreme that we saw with the first issue, there are again several different variant covers. Here's another handy dandy guide to help you track all of them down.

In the mean time, check out this preview of issue #2!

Cover A
Cover B
Cover A: Dan Duncan.
Regular cover; distributed in a 4:1 ratio with cover B.

Cover B: Walt Simonson.
Regular cover; distributed in a 1:4 ratio with cover A.


Sunday, September 18, 2011

IDW TMNT Hardcover Vol. 1 Cover Revealed



Amazon.com has (finally) posted the final cover art for the upcoming Ultimate Collection Vol. 1 hardcover from IDW, and it's some amazing brand new art by Kevin Eastman.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Collection, Vol. 1 includes issues 1-7 + Raphael #1 of the original Mirage Studios comic books, and will feature brand new annotations by both Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird.

Retail price for the collection is $49.99, but you can currently pre-order it at Amazon.com for the steal price of $29.61. Amazon is still listing January, 2012, as the release date, but IDW has been saying October, 2011.


UPDATE: IDW Editor Chris Ryall has revealed Kevin's full wraparound art for this collection.

"Casey Jones" Fan Film Now Online




As was promised to us last month, the recently completed TMNT fan film, titled Casey Jones, is now online for everyone to watch, free of charge.

Check it out: www.CaseyJonesTheMovie.com

Congrats to the entire cast and crew for putting together a really great and impressive final product!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

The World Trade Center as the TMNT Saw It



Ten years ago today, the skyline of New York City changed forever. As the Turtles have always called New York home, that lost skyline was often seen throughout all the mediums in which TMNT stories have been told. To reflect on the time before September 11, 2001, here's a look at some of the reminders we are left with of the World Trade Center, as seen through the eyes of a TMNT fan.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

The Twin Towers silently established the location of all three live-action TMNT movies.

TMNT 2: The Secret of the Ooze (1991)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 (1993)









Thursday, September 1, 2011

IDW TMNT #1 Sold Out - 2nd Print Due For October



Last week's launch of the new ongoing TMNT comic book series from IDW took only a few days to sell out from distributors. Writer Tom Waltz made the unofficial announcement on The Technodrome last Saturday, and today IDW has officially announced a second printing of the book that will be out in October.

From the press release:

“The response to the debut issue of the series has been phenomenal,” said Greg Goldstein, IDW’s chief operating officer. “We are grateful to all the old and new Turtles fans who are supporting this series so strongly, and will be delivering the second printing as soon as possible.”

Fans are encouraged to inquire with their local comic shop to make sure they get the second printing, which will feature a new variant of the Kevin Eastman art created for issue #1 (above).

The press release also re-confirms an October release date for the hardcover Ultimate Collection Volume 1, which collects issues 1-7 + Raphael #1 from the original Eastman and Laird comic books. Fans have recently been concerned about this, as Amazon has changed the release date to January 10, 2012. This doesn't seem to reflect the actual release date, however.

Read the full press release.