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Thursday, August 8, 2013

TMNT 2012, Episodes 25 & 26 "Showdown"

Happy Birthday to ME! The two-part season finale to the first season of the impressive and successful first season of Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles airs in prime time TONIGHT! Don't miss it! (And yes, it really is my birthday - Yay!)


Episodes 25 & 26: Showdown
Watch and find out!

Watch it at 8pm Eastern/7pm Central time tonight. Check your local listings to be sure when it's on in your town!

Monday, August 5, 2013

SDCC 2013: Playmates Bebop and Rocksteady Classics Figures

Second to the 1990 movie classics figures, the most-exciting reveal Playmates had at their panel were these Bebop and Rocksteady figures, which will also be part of the "Classics" line. However, they did let us know that Splinter and Shredder would eventually also be added to this series.

SDCC 2013: Playmates 1990 TMNT Movie Classics Figures

Playmates' Comic-Con panel didn't have much excitement to share. However, the best thing they showed was truly impressive. As part of their larger, more-detailed "Classics" line, Playmates will next year be releasing figures based on the Turtles as we saw them in the 1990. These are the Turtles as realized by Jim Henson's Creature Shop. Despite advancements in movie effects in the 20+ years since, these Turtles for many are still the definitive movie Turtles.

Unfortunately, all they had for us was this one slide. And despite the text at the bottom saying it was on display at the Diamond booth, it wasn't. However, Toy News International has the hi-res versions of the pictures shown in the slide.

Two are below; check out the rest.

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* ;)


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.


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!