Wednesday, May 21, 2014

TMNT 30th Anniversary Special - Variant Cover Guide



Today's new comic book day delivers to us a very special publication from IDW celebrating the TMNT 30th Anniversary. This anthology features works from a long list of names that should be familiar to TMNT comic fans.

Check out a preview!

Cover A
Cover B
Cover A: Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird.
Regular cover.

Cover B: Kevin Eastman, Simon Bisley, and Ryan Brown.
Retailer incentive cover; 1 copy sent to retailers for every 10 copies ordered.

Cover C
Cover E
Cover C: Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird.
Regular cover.

Cover E: Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird.
Retailer exclusive; available from HotComics.com.

Cover D
Cover D: Ozzy Fernandez and Tony Kordos.
Convention/retailer exclusive; available at Puerto Rico Comic Con and Heroes' Haven.

Cover F
Cover G
Cover F: Blank.
Retailer exclusive; available from HotComics.com.

Cover G: Chris Allan.
Retailer exclusive; available from Hot Topic and HotTopic.com.

Cover H
Cover I
Cover H: Nick Pitarra.
IDW convention exclusive; available from IDW at conventions and shop.idwpublishing.com.

Cover I: Blank.
IDW convention exclusive; available from IDW at conventions and shop.idwpublishing.com.

Cover J
Cover K
Cover J: Jamie Tyndall (color).
Retailer exclusive; available from Yesteryear Comics eBay Store.

Cover K: Jamie Tyndall (sketch).
Retailer exclusive; available from Yesteryear Comics eBay Store.

Cover L
Cover M
Cover L: Blank.
Retailer exclusive; available from Yesteryear Comics eBay Store.

Cover M: Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird.
Second printing; available June 11th.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Packaged 2014 Ninja Turtles Movie Figures Revealed



After getting various levels of reveals over the last few months, we finally have some clear pictures of the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie figures in their retail packages. Interestingly, these figures still have the "Ninja Turtles" title, while the movie has been officially changed to "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles."

Check out these and close-ups of other figures at ActionFigureFury.com.

Friday, May 16, 2014

TMNT 2012, Episode 2.17 "Pizza Face"




Another new TMNT episode airs this Sunday!

From TVGuide.com...

Episode 2.17 "Pizza Face"
A mutant uses living pizzas to assault people, but only Mikey knows about this, and the others are skeptical when he tells them what's happening.

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

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

TMNT New Animated Adventures #11 - Variant Cover Guide



New comic book day!

Check out a preview!

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

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

Friday, May 9, 2014

TMNT 2012, Episode 2.16 "Newtralized!"




Another new TMNT episode airs this Sunday!

From TVGuide.com...

Episode 2.16 "Newtralized!"
Slash gets a new partner known as the Newtralizer, leading Raphael to become concerned about Casey's resourcefulness.

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

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

TMNT Color Classics Vol. 2 #7 - Variant Cover Guide



IDW's "Color Classics" series continues with this reprinting of TMNT Vol. 1 #21.

Cover A
Cover A: Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird.
Regular cover.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

TMNT 2014 Movie Action Figures Revealed!




Here they are, finally, with no funny business or bad angles - the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie action figures. The nine figures of wave one consist of the four Turtles, Splinter, Shredder, April O'Neil, a Foot Soldier, and Undercover Raph. Of particular note is Splinter, as this is the first good look we've had of his character design.

Unfortunately, this compilation doesn't provide a very accurate look at the scale of the figures, although they look to all be about the same size. If this is the case, it won't be very true to the movie, which, as we've seen in the trailers, features a very large size difference between the Turtles and April. Although we haven't seen a clear shot of Splinter in the trailers, he is expected to be quite small, given that he is played by actor Danny Woodburn.

Monday, May 5, 2014

The Official TMNT 30th Anniversary is Today!



Chances are you've heard the buzz about this year being the TMNT's 30th anniversary. Well, strap on your party hats, TODAY is the actual 30th anniversary of when Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird debuted their "silly" little comic book at a comic book show in Portsmouth, NH. That was May 5, 1984. Through a series of fortunate events, by December 1987 there was an animated TV series and with that a nationwide phenomenon grabbed hold.

There have been a lot of highs and lows in the last 30 years for TMNT fans, but we are undeniably experience one of the high times right now. With a successful CGI animated series from Nickelodeon, new on-going comics and reprints from IDW, and a slew of merchandising from Playmates and other partners, the Turtles certainly aren't limping through this anniversary year. And, of course, this summer will see the release of the first live-action TMNT movie in 21 years.

So, here's to Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird, and all of the other creators and talent who have dipped their fingers into the many worlds of the TMNT. They've all contributed a lot of happiness to the lives of a lot of people. And being able to give a person happiness is probably close to the best gift you can give a person.

Please feel free to share your favorite TMNT memories in the comments, or on Twitter and Facebook. Use the hashtag #tmnt30 to track everyone's stories!



To celebrate the 30th anniversary, look for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History in stores on June 24, 2014. This comprehensive book will detail all aspects of the Turtles' history, alongside amazing visuals all types of TMNT fans will love. You can pre-order this book right now from Amazon at an incredible discount! This is a book no TMNT fan will want to miss!

Now through September 14, 2014, you can also experience the 30-year history of the TMNT at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco, CA. Andrew Farago, author of TMNT: The Ultimate Visual History, is also the curator of the museum. There will be more information about this exhibit coming soon!

Friday, May 2, 2014

TMNT 2012, Episode 2.15 "The Lonely Mutation of Baxter Stockman"




Another new TMNT episode airs this Sunday! And don't forget to go visit your local comic shop tomorrow for Free Comic Book Day!

From TVGuide.com...

Episode 2.15 "The Lonely Mutation of Baxter Stockman"
The turtles try to help April's dad, who's become a mutant bat, but then April is at risk of also being mutated thanks to Baxter Stockman.

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

Thursday, May 1, 2014

"New" TMNT Movie Trailer Shows All Four Turtles




A "new" trailer for the upcoming "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movie, release yesterday, unfortunately is basically the same as the one released about a month ago but with some new shots spliced into the end.


The new shots do give a better look at each of the Turtles, plus the quick glimpse of Splinter we saw a couple weeks ago. Not that this is much improvement over the original version of the trailer, this is probably the version that should have been released initially.