Wednesday, April 29, 2015

IDW TMNT #45 - Variant Cover Guide



So, you might have heard, but when we last saw the Turtles... well, things weren't going so well. What comes next?

Check out a preview!

Also out today is the third printing of last month's monumental issue #44. The variant cover guide for issue #44 has been updated with the new covers.

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

Cover B: Kevin Eastman.
Regular cover.

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

Cover D: Simon Bisley.
Convention exclusive. Available at Motor City Comic Con.

Cover E
Cover F
Cover E: Adam Gorham.
Convention exclusive. Available at Ottawa Comiccon.

Cover F: Mateus Santolouco.
Second printing.

Nickelodeon's TMNT Series Celebrates Daytime Emmy Win




This past weekend, Nickelodeon's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" cartoon series was, in a tie with "All Hail King Julien," awarded a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Casting for an Animated Series or Special.

The award specifically recognizes Meredith Layne, Sarah Noonan, and Gene Vassilaros. Congratulations to the TMNT team!

TMNT New Animated Adventures #22 - Variant Cover Guide



New comic book day!

Check out a preview!

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

Cover B: Meaghan Carter.
Subscription variant cover; distributed to those who subscribe to TMNT through their local comic shop.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Free Comic Book Day is This Saturday!



Free Comic Book Day is this Saturday, May 2!

Be sure to visit your local comic book store(s) to pick up some fabulous free comic book offerings, and just to support the industry in general. (Go on, find a little something extra to buy while you're there.)

If you happen to be in Maine, or can get yourself there, be sure to visit Steve Lavigne's Shellback Artworks, where TMNT co-creator Peter Laird will be doing an appearance and signing comic books.

Location:
Shellback Artworks
1509 Post Rd
Wells, Maine

Laird will be appearing from 12:00-3:00pm.

And if you do find yourself at Shellback Artworks, Laird and Lavigne will also be selling the previously unpublished TMNT Vol. 4, #31. This means that all of Volume 4 will have finally been published!

Remaining copies will likely go up for sale on the official Mirage website soon after, so watch for news of that sale if you can't make it to the event.


No matter where you go to celebrate Free Comic Book Day, be sure to get to your store early so you can secure your copy of this year's special Free Comic Book Day TMNT comic, Prelude to Vengeance.
The Turtles’ final battle with Shredder begins here! This book will take us inside the minds of key characters in the TMNT universe, revealing the epic moments that have led to the present, as well as setting the stage for the biggest storyline yet with all new material!
Whew! It's going to be a big day for TMNT fans!

More Casting News for "Ninja Turtles 2"



Two more keys roles have been cast in the upcoming "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2." Reports state that Tyler Perry will be playing scientist Baxter Stockman, while Brian Tee has been cast as Shredder.

Tyler Perry
Brian Tee

Brian Tee replaces Tohoru Masamune, who was cast as Shredder for reshoots on the 2014 film when it was determined necessary to change the story, which originally had William Ficthner's Eric Sacks character playing the role of Shredder.

While Tyler Perry is perhaps most known for a long list of comedic movies that include his name in the title, he has also played a number of dramatic roles, most recently in last year's "Gone Girl."

Monday, April 27, 2015

Team Eastman 2015 Tour T-Shirts Now Available



If you've seen TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman at any of his many convention appearances the last couple of years, you've probably seen him and wife Courtney sporting snazzy "Team Eastman" t-shirts. Well, Team Eastman is now making special "Tour" t-shirts available to fans.



On the front are the words "TEAM EASTMAN," with Kevin's first Turtle sketch taking the place of the "A." And like concert t-shirts, the Team Eastman shirts have a list of 2015 convention appearances on the back.

If you plan on seeing Kevin at one of his remaining 2015 appearances, limited numbers of shirts should be available at the shows. However, buying online means you don't have to worry about supply and it means that you can wear your shirt when you see Kevin.

If you're ready to join Team Eastman, you can go to Kevin's website to buy. Shirts are available in His and Hers styles, and are priced $24.95 and $27.95 respectively (plus shipping). (I got my shirt in less than a week, so shipping is quite prompt!)

Michael Bay Tweets Photos of New "Ninja Turtles" Vehicles



This weekend, Michael Bay tweeted some photos of "Just some stuff I found..." While no further information was provided, the pictures are assumed to be vehicles from "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2," which is in the beginning phases of production.



Two of the pictures detail a garbage truck with the words "Tartaruga Brothers" painted on the side, which is quite obviously from TMNT. "Tartaruga" is the Italian word for "Turtle."


In the 4Kids TMNT cartoon series, the Turtles utilized a moving truck labeled "Tortuga Brothers Moving." "Tortuga" is the Spanish word for "Turtle."

Friday, April 24, 2015

TMNT 2012, Episode 3.15 "The Noxious Avenger"




New episodes start again this Sunday morning!

From TVGuide.com...

Episode 3.15 "The Noxious Avenger"
A new mutant appears on the scene and wants to become famous for being a "Monster Hero."

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

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

IDW Limited "Secret History of the Foot Clan" Workprint Edition Now Available




IDW Limited's special presentation of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secret History of the Foot Clan" Workprint Edition is now available. Each copy of this limited edition book includes one hand-drawn piece of original artwork from an amazing TMNT artist. The book and art are housed together in a hand-built tray case designed exclusively for this collection.

What's a Workprint Edition?

Workprint Editions offer extra insight into the comic book process, by printing the complete script on the left-hand side with the corresponding line art next to it. This edition also contains annotations from the writer and artist.

The Blue Edition (limited to 25 copies) has already sold out, but you can order the Black Edition (limited to 100 copies) right now! Get it while you can!

TMNT Color Classics Vol. 3 #4 - Variant Cover Guide



IDW's "Color Classics" Volume 3 continues with Part 2 of "City at War."

Cover A
Cover A: A.C. Farley.
Regular cover.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Stephen Amell Cast as Casey Jones in "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2"




Right on the heels of the first filming report, we're now getting some casting news for the upcoming sequel to last year's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. Stephen Amell, who plays Oliver Queen/Arrow on "Arrow," apparently won the role of Casey Jones in auditions held just this past weekend.

According to Variety.com, "Amell tested with a half-dozen actors over the weekend, but it was his chemistry with Fox that led to the studio eventually giving the role to the star of CW’s 'Arrow.'"

Amell steps into the shoes of Elias Koteas, who is the only other actor to play Casey Jones in a live-action role. Koteas, who played the role in the first and third New Line Cinema live-action movies, is still highly praised for his performances even 25 years later and for many remains the quintessential Casey Jones. (Yes, TMNT fans, the first live-action movie turned 25 this past Sunday, March 29!)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 is currently scheduled for release June 3, 2016.