Friday, January 27, 2012

Upcoming TMNT Collections From IDW



Back in November, IDW released it's first collection of the original TMNT comics by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird with the oversized hardcover, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Collection Vol. 1. Vol. 2 of the Ultimate series is due out sometime in the next couple of months, and a Vol. 3 has popped up on Amazon.com with a July release date listed. The first collection of the new ongoing title is scheduled for next month.


Now, information on some other titles is leaking out:
Over on the IDW TMNT forum, editor Bobby Curnow has shed some light on what is looking to be an aggressive publishing schedule of TMNT reprints. While details are still tentative, it looks like once they get rolling we can expect a book a month in a rotating pattern of different titles.
Essentially we're looking to release everything, staggered... including the Mirage TMNT ongoing (which we will be calling 'TMNT Classic'), Archie (which we will be calling 'TMNT Adventure' I think) and Tales of TMNT (keeping that name).

I think they should start coming out in June, and will follow a schedule something like this:

June- TMNT Classic Vol. 1
July- TMNT Adventure Vol. 1
August- TMNT Classic Vol. 2
September- TMNT Adventure Vol. 2
October- Tales of TMNT Vol. 1
November- TMNT Classic Vol. 3
December- TMNT Adventure Vol. 3
January- Tales of TMNT Vol. 2

And so on.

Again, those are target dates, and are subject to change.

Curnow elaborates that the "Classic" title will include all of the Mirage TMNT books not included in the Ultimate Editions (skipping those in the Ultimate Editions) in the order that they were originally published. These books will be newly colored.

As for the issues that are in the Ultimate Editions, IDW isn't done with those yet. Curnow adds:
HOWEVER, we do plan to release those issues found in the Ultimate Editions on an individual, month by month basis, as stand alone floppies that are colored. The idea being if you want the 'pure, unfiltered' Mirage early stories, you go to the Ultimate Collection. But if you want something new, at a lower price point, there's the floppies, hopefully covering everyone.
So, wow! This is going to be a lot of stuff! This is very encouraging news for TMNT comic book fans, and will hopefully expose the books to many more people who have never read them.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

IDW TMNT #6 Variant Cover Guide



TMNT #6 from IDW is in comic shops today! You can also check out INFESTATION 2 #1, which, featuring the TMNT, is also in shops today (check out the previous post for details).

Here's a preview!

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

Cover B: Kevin Eastman.
Regular cover; distributed in a 1:4 ratio with cover A.


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

INFESTATION 2 #1 Variant Cover Guide



Today launches IDW's new crossover event, INFESTATION 2. #1 of the main series of 2 issues is in shops today. Two dedicated TMNT INFESTATION issues will be in shops in March. And then the event concludes in April with INFESTATION 2 #2. There are also other dedicated crossover issues if you want to check those out, but the TMNT will not be featured in them.

If you're not sure about this one (or are really excited for it), you can check out a preview.

Cover A
Cover B
Cover A: Alex Garner.
Regular cover; distributed in a 4:1 ratio with cover B.

Cover B: Livio Ramondelli.
Regular cover; distributed in a 1:4 ratio with cover A.


Cover C
Cover D
Cover C: David Messina.
Retailer incentive cover; 1 copy sent to retailers for every 10 copies ordered.

Cover D: Alex Garner (signed).
Retailer incentive cover; 1 copy sent to retailers for every 25 copies ordered.


Cover E: Alex Garner + Tattoos. (Not Pictured)
Retailer incentive cover; 1 copy sent to retailers for every 25 copies ordered.

Cover F: Joe Phillips (sketch). (Not Pictured)
Retailer incentive cover; 1 copy sent to retailers for every 50 copies ordered.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Scavenger Hunt Costume Giveaway




Even though we're not in Halloween season, the folks at HalloweenCostumes.com, together with Ninja Pizza, want to give one of you a sweet TMNT t-shirt costume! The winner of the scavenger hunt will receive their choice of the above t-shirt costume designs.

To win, you will need to submit five (5) secret words via e-mail. All of the secret words have been hidden on NinjaPizza.net. The first secret word is located below. Scan the QR code found on each clue to find the location of the next secret word.

The winner will be chosen in a random drawing from all qualified entries received by 11:59pm on Sunday, January 29, 2012. Winner will be announced on Tuesday, January 31, 2012. Contest is open to all United States residents.


Special thanks to HalloweenCostumes.com for sponsoring this contest!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Nickelodeon Universe Announces New TMNT Thrill Ride




Posted on Nickelodeon Universe's Facebook page, the new TMNT "Shell Shock" ride has been announced for the Mall of America indoor theme park, located in Bloomington, MN. The ride is scheduled to open in March 2012, and will take riders 70 ft. in the air. Each rider will control their seat, which can rotate wildly like a plane propeller or gently teeter-totter like a seesaw, making no two ride experiences the same.

If Nickelodeon needs anyone to test ride this new attraction, I'd be happy to volunteer. ^_^

But what's really neat about this mock-up of the ride is that it gives us a look at the CGI design for Shredder! Of course, we can't be certain that this is his final design, because it is just a mock-up, but the Turtles are consistent with all the images of them that we've seen so far.


Thanks to Sonia for the tip!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Trailer Film Cels Now Available




Last month, as a participation prize in the December Coloring Contest, I gave away laminated strips of 5 film cels from an original 35mm copy of the 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie trailer. I still have some of these strips left, and am making them available to people who support Ninja Pizza by sending a donation. You can find all the details over on the new Ninja Pizza Store page. Please remember that only clips from the movie trailer are available, not the entire film. And please include a second or third choice for a scene or character, as availability is limited.

As always, thanks for everyone's support!