Thursday, February 28, 2013

"Ninja Turtles" Movie Pushed Back to June 6, 2014



Less than a week after the announcement that Megan Fox has been cast as April O'Neil in next year's Ninja Turtles movie, comes the news that Paramount has pushed back the release date from May 16, 2014 to June 6, 2014.

Speculation is that Paramount moved the release date so as not to compete with a new Godzilla movie, which is scheduled for May 16. As of right now, Ninja Turtles is free from competition on its new June release date.

Nickelodeon Confirms 3rd Season for TMNT Series




At their annual "Upfront" presentation on Tuesday, Nickelodeon announced that the current Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles CGI series has been renewed for a third season. Of course, the series is still in the middle of its first season, so getting an announcement this early for a third season is a very good sign.

However, at last year's Toy Fair there was signage that indicated Nickelodeon was already committed to new episodes through 2015, which would be at least three seasons. So, this isn't exactly newnew information, but nothing is guaranteed in the entertainment industry and it's always good to get confirmation and reassurance. Booyakasha!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Secret History of the Foot Clan #3 - Variant Cover Guide



Hey! It's Wednesday! So get your feet over to your local comic book store and pick up TMNT: The Secret History of the Foot Clan #3!

Check out a preview!

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

Cover B: Ross Campbell.
Retailer incentive cover; 1 copy sent to retailers for every 10 copies ordered.

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

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Comixology TMNT Digital Comic Sale Through Sunday Feb. 24




Select TMNT digital comics from IDW are on sale this weekend through comiXology. Sale prices are approximately 50% off the regular price. The sale ends tomorrow night, February 24, at 11pm Eastern time.

You can purchase and read comiXology comics through their website, or using their mobile apps on iOS and Android.

Check 'em out!

   

Friday, February 22, 2013

Michael Bay Casts Megan Fox in "Ninja Turtles"




With filming for next year's Ninja Turtles film apparently ready to begin in April, it's about time for us to start hearing casting news. Michael Bay himself has created a bit of a stir with a brief statement on his official website.
TMNT: we are bringing Megan Fox back into the family!
Despite getting fired from the Transformers series between Transformers 2 and Transformers 3, it would seem that Bay has decided to give Fox another chance to be in one of his films. Of course, as of right now there is no official confirmation via Paramount, so we can only speculate as to what role she might be playing. But the obvious role in a TMNT story would be April O'Neil. It shouldn't be too long before we get confirmation on this and other casting decisions.

UPDATE: Numerous sources are now confirming that Fox will be playing April O'Neil in the upcoming movie.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

IDW Announces Upcoming "CityFall" Storyline




IDW has announced via Comic Book Resources that issue #22 of their ongoing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles title will be the first part of a seven-part storyline, titled "CityFall."

IDW Editor Bobby Curnow sums up what we can expect from "CityFall":
Basically, this is the Turtles at their very worst. Things are never going to be as bad for them as they're about to be right now, and I think that's where the best stories are told. There will be no out for our heroes. Something we've been trying to do is to never have the villains lose. We want to keep pushing them forward and forward and getting them closer to their goals. That builds a lot of dramatic tension. And by the end of this, they Turtles may get back together or not, but one thing that's for sure is that Shredder is going to be top dog in New York City. I don't think I'm spoiling anything in saying that, and it's going to be really interesting to see how he gets there. This is essentially the halfway point of the bigger story we're telling. There isn't a more exciting time to read the book. Everything's been keying up to this moment. We've set up all our plot points, and now we're going to run with it and do something really special.
The book will also mark another shift in artistic duties, this time to Mateus Santolouco, who has already contributed to TMNT #5 and The Secret History of the Foot Clan.

IDW to Publish TMNT Villians Micro-Series Books



IDW has announced that beginning in April, four new Micro-Series issues will be published, this time focusing on TMNT foes.

The first issue will feature Krang, with issues featuring Baxter Stockman, Old Hob, and Alopex to follow.

Watch for them!

IDW TMNT #19 - Variant Cover Guide



It's another new comic book day!

Check out a preview!

Cover A
Cover B
Cover A: Ben Bates.
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: Nicholas Pitarra.
Retailer incentive cover; 1 copy sent to retailers for every 10 copies ordered.

Friday, February 15, 2013

TMNT 2012, Episode 16: "The Pulverizer"




Another week, another new episode Friday! If you miss it, fear not; it'll also be shown tomorrow morning at the usual time.

From TVGuide.com...

Episode 16: The Pulverizer
The turtles encounter their fist devoted fan: a teenage crimefighter called "The Pulverizer."

Watch it at 7pm Eastern/6pm Central time. Check your local listings to be sure when it's on in your town!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Jim Lawson's Kickstarter Campaign "Dragonfly"




TMNT artist and Mirage Studios alumni Jim Lawson is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to support the publication of his new independent comic book title, Dragonfly.


The campaign runs through February 24 and supporters have a wide range of levels to choose from. The $15 level will get you a PDF of the completed book, and everything $25 and higher will get you a printed copy of the book.

The art for issue #1 is already complete and all funds collected through the Kickstarter campaign will go directly toward getting it printed. Issues #2 and #3 are written, and the title is plotted through issue #5. Jim's campaign goal is $5,000 and he has just under $1,500 more to get pledged - I highly recommend supporting at the $25 or higher level!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Pictures From Toy Fair 2013



Toy Fair is underway! And already, Toy News International has posted some pictures of Playmates' new offerings. Even though we've already seen a lot, there are still a few new things slipping in. Some highlights are below.

Check out the full gallery of pictures!


Friday, February 8, 2013

New TMNT Video Games Officially on the Way from Activision




At last year's Toy Fair we saw the first hint that Activision had been tapped by Nickelodeon to develop new TMNT video games. Now, on the eve of this year's Toy Fair, we have confirmation of that deal and the first hints of what we can expect.

From a press release dated yesterday:
Nickelodeon and Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc., today announced a worldwide, multi-year deal to develop and publish video games inspired by the new CG-animated series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Under the new agreement, Activision has the global rights to produce interactive games based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles property.
Multiple sites are claiming that the first of three titles is due to come out this summer, although no supporting information or sources are cited. Watch here for more details as they're made available!

TMNT 2012, Episode 15: "The Alien Agenda"




I'm sensing a pattern here... Once again, the next new episode of Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, originally schedule to premiere tomorrow morning, has been bumped to TONIGHT. But it'll also be shown tomorrow morning at the usual time.

This episode guest stars Cassandra Peterson, aka Elvira, as a nurse at April O'Neil's school with ties to The Kraang.

From TVGuide.com...

Episode 15: The Alien Agenda
The turtles visit high school when April's latest school project peaks the interest of the Kraang.

Watch it at 7pm Eastern/6pm Central time. Check your local listings to be sure when it's on in your town!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

IDW TMNT #18 - Variant Cover Guide



Happy new comic book day!

Check out a preview!

Cover A
Cover B
Cover A: Ben Bates.
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: Mark Torres.
Retailer incentive cover; 1 copy sent to retailers for every 10 copies ordered.

Cover D
Cover D: Kevin Eastman.
Retailer exclusive. Available from Dimension X Comics, Toys and Collectibles.

TMNT Color Classics #9 - Variant Cover Guide



Here's another color classics flashback!

Cover A
Cover B
Cover A: Peter Laird.
Regular cover.

Cover B: Peter Laird.
Retailer exclusive. Available from Jetpack Comics.

Friday, February 1, 2013

TMNT 2012, Episode 14: "New Girl in Town"




RED ALERT! RED ALERT! The next new episode of Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, originally schedule to premiere tomorrow morning, has been bumped to TONIGHT. But it'll also be shown tomorrow morning at the usual time.

From TVGuide.com...

Episode 14: New Girl in Town
Raphael takes charge of the crew while Leonardo gets acquainted with a dangerous female ninja.

Watch it at 7pm Eastern/6pm Central time. Check your local listings to be sure when it's on in your town!