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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

TMNT Guide to New York Comic Con

New York Comic Con starts today! Unfortunately Ninja Pizza is not there, so I'll be watching from online to see if any breaking TMNT news happens. However, for the people who are there, there are a few TMNT sights to see.

This is the best compilation of TMNT-related people and events happening at the Con. However, I'm not an expert on this Con so there may be something that I've missed. If you know of something that should be added, please add a comment!

And if anyone is going and snags some extra TMNT swag, e-mail me and I'll trade you for some TMNT swag from San Diego Comic-Con. :D


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Friday, October 12 - 6:45-7:45pm
Go Green! With the Lean, Mean, Ninja Team – Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Experience Nickelodeon’s FIRST EVER Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle New York Comic-Con panel as Executive Producers Ciro Nieli (Super Robot Monkey Team Hyper Force Go!) and Peter Hastings (Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, Catscratch, Animaniacs) discuss the new series, reveal development art and give fans a sneak peek at the series’ next episode. Prepare to be Shell-Shocked!
Location: 1E13

They are not listed, but I *think* Rob Paulsen and/or Sean Astin may also be showing up for the above panel.

IDW Publishing
Saturday, October 13 - 12:30-1:30pm
2012 has been a huge year for IDW. Join Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall, with very special guests Andy Diggle, J.K. Woodward, Fred Van Lente and Mike Johnson for inside information on what else is in the works! Announcements, excitement, gossip, prizes and Q&A!
Location: 1A21

Artists' Alley:

Dario Brizuela
Dario worked on Tales of the TMNT Vol. 2, as well as some of the 2007 TMNT Leonardo prequel comic book. He also does licensing art and comic art for other series. He will be taking commissions, as well as selling an AMAZING print featuring the 2012 Nickelodeon Turtles (pictured right)!
Booth C13

David Petersen
David has done covers for IDW's recent TMNT Mirco-Series comic books. At San Diego Comic-Con, he took limited commissions and had original art for sale (no TMNT art, however).
Booth C18

Erik Larsen
Erik is a co-founder of Image Comics and was behind the publishing of TMNT Vol. 3.
Booth R9

Khary Randolf
Khary worked on the TMNT 4Kids series where he provided a substantial amount of licensing art.
Booth CC2

Michael Dooney
Mike is one of the all-time great TMNT artists. He typically has prints and sketch books for sale, and takes commissions at a range of prices.
Booth S6

Ross Campbell
Ross provided cover art for the old Raphael: Bad Moon Rising comic mini-series, as well as cover and interior art for the recent IDW TMNT Micro-Series #4: Leonardo comic book. He is apparently giving away FREE TMNT prints, in addition to having other stuff for sale. E-mail me if you can snag an extra print!
Booth R8B

IDW TMNT Color Classics #5 - Variant Cover Guide

The color reprint of TMNT Vol. 1 #5 is in shops today!

Cover A
Cover B
Cover A: Kevin Eastman (color).
Regular cover.

Cover B: Kevin Eastman (black and white).
Retailer exclusive cover for Jetpack Comics.
This cover is available from Jetpack Comics.

Monday, October 8, 2012

TMNT-Styled Race Cars Set to Invade NASCAR

Next weekend, the TMNT will be styling on a couple of NASCAR cars, driven by Jeff Gordon and Ryan Newman.

Jeff Gordon will be racing the below car, featuring Leonardo, at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 13.

The paint scheme is being done as a partnership between Gordon, AARP, AARP Foundation and Nickelodeon's Helping and Leading Others program on Drive to End Hunger. As part of the program, national PSA have been airing on Nickelodeon channels to reach kids, parents and grandparents.
Also on October 13 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Ryan Newman will be driving a car featuring Raphael.

According to, there will be a series of events with the TMNT for the whole family the weekend of the race, including concerts, a Fun Zone, a lunch party, and more. Get complete details.

Jeff Gordon and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles introduce their new
race car at a press conference on September 20, 2012.

Friday, October 5, 2012

TMNT 2012, Episode 3: "Turtle Temper"

Set your alarm clocks and/or DVRs - there's a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode tomorrow!


Episode 3: Turtle Temper
Raphael becomes enraged when someone insults him, and that same person records the turtles on video. The quartet must then retrieve the video before they are exposed.

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

Thursday, October 4, 2012

IDW Limited Launched with Exclusive TMNT Packages

IDW yesterday launched a new website, IDW Limited, which features high-end limited edition books and comics (surprise).

As part of the launch, IDW Limited listed for sale a series of three exclusive TMNT packages. Each of the three packages includes an exclusive edition of the TMNT: Change is Constant deluxe edition hardcover, a piece of original art, and a slipcase or protective tray.

The three packages - red, black, and blue - are available in increasingly limited quantities. The "Red Label" ($125)has an edition of 175, the "Black Label" ($250) has an edition of 25, and the "Blue Label" ($350) has an edition of 10. The Blue label sold out yesterday within two hours of the site's launch.

To celebrate the launch of IDW Limited, IDW is running a contest through November 1 to win a package of TMNT comic books. To enter to win, you can both "Like" IDW Limited on Facebook and join their newsletter at

Good luck to those who enter! And if you're pondering a purchase, better do it sooner rather than later, before the remaining books sell out!

Alamo Drafthouse Screening "Secret of the Ooze"; Ernie Reyes Jr. in the House

On Friday, October 5 (that's tomorrow), the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, TX will be screening Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, with special guest Ernie Reyes, Jr. (aka Keno)!

The first screening at 8:00pm has sold out, but a second screening at 10:45pm has been added. Included in the price of your ticket is your right to EAT AS MUCH PIZZA AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN! But save room for the special Secret of the Ooze dessert. Buy tickets now!

And if you miss out on this event, or you'd like a bonus dose of Ernie Reyes, Jr., the Alamo Drafthouse is also screening Surf Ninjas with Ernie as a special guest at 7:00pm on Saturday, October 6! (Get tickets!)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

3.9 Million Watch TMNT Premiere Episodes; Series Renewed for 2nd Season

TV by the Numbers has reported that approximately 3.9 million people watched the premiere episodes of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon series this past Saturday, September 29. Of those 3.9 million, 2.1 million were in the important demographic of kids ages 2-11, and 837,000 of them were boys ages 6-11.

While we've known since Toy Fair that Nickelodeon is committed to making new episodes of the series through at least 2015, and production of the second season is already underway, TV by the Numbers also reports confirmation that Nickelodeon has green lit 26 episodes for season two.

Saturday's episodes garnered largely positive reviews, and the viewing numbers made it the number one kids' program on basic cable. New episodes will continue to air on Saturday mornings at 11am EST/10am CST.