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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.

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.