Wednesday, July 31, 2013

IDW TMNT #24 - Variant Cover Guide



Brace yourselves, it's the next part of "City Fall"!

Check out a preview!

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

Cover B: Kevin Eastman.
Regular cover.

Cover C
Cover D
Cover C: Freddie Williams III.
Retailer incentive cover; 1 copy sent to retailers for every 10 copies ordered.

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

Cover E
Cover E: Jetpack Comics.
Retailer exclusive. Available from Jetpack Comics.

Friday, July 26, 2013

SDCC 2013: IDW TMNT Panel Report




Thursday, July 18, at San Diego Comic-Con, IDW and moderator Bobby Curnow hosted a panel along with Kevin Eastman showcasing their upcoming plans for the on-going TMNT series, the Micro-Series books, and the New Animated Adventures series.

The first thing addressed was the current "City Fall" storyline. In this story we're seeing several different family dynamics in conflict with each other. On the Turtles' end, we see Leo and Don butting heads, which is a bit of a change [from the typical conflicts seen between Leo and Raph].

While Leo is typically straight & narrow and lives by the rules, Shredder manipulates his psyche to bring him to the "dark side." Having Leo on his side is appealing to Shredder, who looks down on Karai because she's female.


Above: A look at character designs for Dark Leo and Hun.

Below: Character designs for Bebop and Rocksteady.




Although Bobby and the rest of the panel danced around giving spoilers for the remaining issues of "City Fall," the nature of how solicitations in the comic book industry work means we're going to get an idea of how it wraps up anyways. Thus, he revealed to us the next storyline, "Northampton." The art shown, by Ross Campbell, depicts the four Turtles back together, but not quite back to normal. The brothers are in a bad place at the end of "City Fall;" "Northampton" is a time out, although the Turtles might not find the kind of peace they're looking for.

Of course, Northampton, Massachusetts, has been a second home for the Turtles in more way than one throughout the years. Interior art will be by Ross Campbell, who has also designed a new mutant that will be appearing.


Above: A look at a couple of the covers for the upcoming Micro-Series Villains #6 Hun.

Below: A look at a couple of the covers for the upcoming Micro-Series Villains #7 Bebop and Rocksteady.


Regarding the on-going series, Bobby acknowledged that characters such as Alopex and Kitsune were not created to be featured heavily in the story, but that their popularity puts them in more. Other characters are being seeded into the book. And we can expect to see more elements from the 4Kids series enter into the mix. 


Bobby also revealed that Micro-Series Villains #8 would feature Shredder. Above is one of the covers.


The New Animated Adventures series has just launched! Woot! This book will remain completely separate from the 2-year-old on-going series. And likewise, the on-going series will remain completely separate from the Nickelodeon CGI cartoon series.

Above: A couple of upcoming covers by Kevin Eastman. Kevin expressed extreme satisfaction with the way the series has progressed and credited it with helping him to discover how much he loves to read, write, and draw comics.

TMNT 2012, Episode 24 "Operation: Break Out"




New episode alert! And the season finale (episodes 25 & 26) has been announced to be airing at 8pm ET on Thursday, August 8. 8/8 at 8 - Haha! This is also my birthday. Presents accepted. *hint hint* ;)

From TVGuide.com...

Episode 24: Operation: Break Out
Donatello rescues Kirby by breaking into a secret prison, but getting out proves more difficult.

Watch it at 11am Eastern/10am Central time tomorrow morning. Check your local listings to be sure when it's on in your town!

Friday, July 19, 2013

TMNT 2012, Episode 23 "Parasitica"




Oops. This aired while I was in the midst of Comic-Con. Don't mind the rewind.

From TVGuide.com...

Episode 23: Parasitica
A parasitic wasp gains control of three of the turtles, so Michelangelo must fight them in order to save them.

Watch it at 11am Eastern/10am Central time. Check your local listings to be sure when it's on in your town!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

IDW TMNT Micro-Series Villains #4 Alopex - Variant Cover Guide



Yeah, all the news is about San Diego Comic-Con right now. But elsewhere, it's still New Comic Book Day. Today's installment spotlights Alopex.

Check out a preview!

Cover A
Cover B
Cover A: Tyler Walpole.
Regular cover.

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

Monday, July 15, 2013

TMNT Guide to Comic-Con 2013



It's that time of year again! And as always, Ninja Pizza is your go-to source for everything TMNT at Comic-Con! If you'll be at the show, check out the points of interest below. If you'll be watching Comic-Con from home, be sure to follow Ninja Pizza on Facebook and Twitter for all of the latest updates as they happen!

All dates, times, locations, and generally everything is subject to change.

Panels:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Featuring Kevin Eastman
When: Thursday, 10-11am
Where: Room 9
A special discussion about all things TMNT featuring co-creator Kevin Eastman! Join Eastman and other members of the IDW Publishing TMNT creative brain trust, including editor Bobby Curnow and writer Tom Waltz, for what promises to be one shell of a fun and informative time!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Action Figure Showcase
When: Thursday, 2-3pm
Where: Room 25ABC
Members of the mutant marketing team for Playmates Toys-the master toy licensee for TMNT since the 1980s-prepare to "unleash shell," discussing what's now, new, and next for the articulated heroes on a half-shell. Get sneak peeks at future toys (perhaps some from season 2 of the Turtles' animated series or the upcoming TMNT movie), and ask questions of "team green" members who've worked on all three incarnations of the Turtles since their debut decades ago.
Go Green! With the Lean, Mean, Ninja Team: Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
When: Friday, 2:15-3:15pm
Where: Room 6A
Check out Nick’s latest mutation as Executive Producers Ciro Nieli and Peter Hastings and Story Editor Brandon Auman discuss the upcoming finale for Season 1 and get an exclusive look at what’s in store for Season 2. Meet members of the incredible Ninja cast: Sean Astin (Raphael), Greg Cipes (Michelangelo), Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Mae Whitman (April O’Neil) and Kevin Michael Richardson (Shredder). Stick around for the “unmasking” of a fan-favorite character.
IDW Kids Comics: A Panel for All Ages! Ponies, Turtles, and More!
When: Sunday, 11am-12pm
Where: Room 4
Editors Sarah Gaydos, Bobby Curnow, and Tom Waltz (and a host of amazing creators) discuss the growing slate of all-ages titles at IDW -- including My Little Pony, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures, Samurai Jack, Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, Ghostbusters, Popeye, KISS Kids, and more. Plus, free comics!

Signings:

Nickelodeon TMNT Cast & Crew
When:
Friday, 3:45-515pm
Who: Sean Astin, Rob Paulsen, Greg Cipes, Mae Whitman, Kevin Michael Richardson, and Ciro Nieli
Where: Nickelodeon booth (#4113)

IDW TMNT Creative Team
When: Friday, 6-7pm
Who: Tom Waltz, Erik Burnham, Andy Kuhn
Where: IDW booth (#2643)

IDW TMNT Creative Team

When: Saturday, 12-1pm
Who: Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Erik Burnham, Andy Kuhn
Where: IDW booth (#2643)

Artists' Alley:

Who: Michael Dooney
Known For: Drawing countless Turtles
Where: DD-22

Who: Dave Garcia
Known For: TMNT Adventures, creator of Panda Khan
Where: GG-17

Elsewhere:

Who: Kevin Eastman
Known For: TMNT co-creator
Where: Booth #1529 (Heavy Metal)

Who: Alex Deligiannis
Known For: Artist at Nickelodeon, TMNT mega-fan
Where: Booth #1802

Exclusives:



What: Shredder figure with chrome armor and removable helmet.
Where: Nickelodeon booth (#4113)
Price: $30



What: TMNT Funko Pop! Metallic Variants
Where: Funko book (#5343)
Price: $15/each


What (left): TMNT New Animated Adventures #1 variant cover
Where: Diamond Comic Distributors booth (#2401)
Price: $4

What (right): TMNT New Animated Adventures #1 variant cover
Where: Awesome Conventions booth (#620)
Price: $20


What (left): TMNT: Ultimate Collection Vol. 4 black & white variant cover
Where: IDW Booth (#2643) [pre-order here]
Price: $50

What (right): Kevin Eastman's TMNT Artobiography black & white variant cover
Where: IDW booth (#2643) [pre-order here]
Price: $50

What (not pictured): TMNT on-going #21 comic-folio
Where: IDW booth (#2643)
Price: $35
Notes: This is an IDW Limited item that will be available in limited quantities at the show. Additional quantities will be made available online within a few weeks. Watch Ninja Pizza for more information as it becomes available.

Corey Feldman Announced as Voice of Slash




Late last year it was revealed that Corey Feldman would be voicing a character in the second season of Nickelodeon's TMNT cartoon. Initially, speculation was that Feldman might be voicing Casey Jones, but it was recently announced that Josh Peck would be playing that role.

The current issue of TV Guide has a small blurb (above) that announces Feldman to be playing Slash, the mutated form of Raphael's pet turtle, Spike. According to the article, Slash will be featured in at least two episodes next season.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

TMNT: Out of the Shadows Release Dates




Release dates and prices have been announced for the upcoming downloadable video game, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows.
Xbox Live Arcade: 1200 Microsoft Points, releasing on 8/28
PC via Steam: $14.99, releasing on 8/28
Playstation Network in North America: $14.99, releasing on 9/24
Check out these character trailers!

TMNT New Animated Adventures #1 - Variant Cover Guide



After getting a preview on Free Comic Book Day, today sees the release of the first full issue of this new on-going series based on Nickelodeon's CGI cartoon.

Check out a preview!

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

Cover B: Ciro Nieli.
Retailer incentive cover; 1 copy sent to retailers for every 25 copies ordered.

Cover C
Cover D
Cover C: Kevin Eastman.
Subscription variant cover; distributed to those who subscribe to TMNT through their local comic shop.

Cover D: Tony Fleecs.
Convention exclusive. Available from Diamond Comic Distributors (booth 2401) at San Diego Comic-Con.

Cover E
Cover E: Steve Conley.
Convention exclusive. Available from Awesome Conventions (booth 620) at San Diego Comic-Con.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

IDW Comic-Con Exclusives Now Available for Pre-Order



Two Comic-Con exclusives from IDW are now available for pre-order. They are the black and white cover variant of TMNT Ultimate Collection Vol. 4 (previously available at WonderCon) and a variant cover of the upcoming re-release of Kevin Eastman's TMNT Artobiography.


Each book is $50 and is only available to be picked up at the show. Click the titles below to order!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Ultimate Collection Vol. 4
Kevin Eastman's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Artobiography