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Friday, August 31, 2012

Original TMNT Cartoon Cast Reunion Podcast Now Online

The audio recording of last week's original TMNT cartoon voice cast reunion extravaganza is now available to download as an episode of Rob Paulsen's Talkin' Toons Podcast.

Get it now over at!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

IDW TMNT Micro-Series #7 April O'Neil - Variant Cover Guide

New Comic Book Day! You know the drill, so go buy some comics!

Check out the preview!

Cover A
Cover C
Cover A: David Petersen (color).
Regular cover; distributed in a 4:1 ratio with cover B.

Cover C: David Petersen (black & white).
Retailer incentive cover; 1 copy sent to retailers for every 10 copies ordered.

Cover B
Cover B: Marley Zarcone.
Regular cover; distributed in a 1:4 ratio with cover A.

Kevin Eastman Appearing at Dragon*Con 2012

At this point you're either going to Dragon*Con or you're not, but if you are (or you need something to do this weekend) you'll want to hunt down Kevin Eastman, who will be attending as a guest.

Dragon*Con takes place August 31-September 3 in Atlanta, GA. No specific information about where Kevin will be located or what programming he'll be participating in is available (or it is and I just didn't find it).

Monday, August 27, 2012

Complete Original TMNT Cartoon Series on DVD November 13

Season 10 just came out a couple weeks ago, but if you've been slacking on picking up Lionsgate's releases of the original TMNT cartoon series, you'll probably be interested in the special complete series package planned for November 13, pictured above.

As announced on TV Shows on DVD, the 23-DVD set comes with a plastic Turtle Van storage case. It is priced at a quite reasonable $99.99, although it'll probably be available for less through discount retailers.

The pictured box states that there are over 3 hours of bonus features, however, at the moment no information is available on whether the content of the discs is identical to what has already been included on the existing releases, or if new content is planned.

Digital TMNT Comics Now Available Internationally

As of last week, IDW has made TMNT comics available for digital download in the following regions:
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Channel Islands (Jersey and Guernsey)
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
People in these regions can find the comics using the comiXology apps for iOS and Android, or online at

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

IDW TMNT #13 - Variant Cover Guide

Lucky #13! This issue sees Andy Kuhn temporarily taking over art duties. Go get it at your comic shop today!

Check out the issue #13 preview!

Cover A
Cover B
Cover A: Andy Kuhn.
Regular cover; distributed in a 4:1 ratio with cover B.

Cover B: Kevin Eastman.
Regular cover; distributed in a 1:4 ratio with cover A.

Cover C
Cover C: Valerio Schiti.
Retailer incentive cover; 1 copy sent to retailers for every 10 copies ordered.

Monday, August 13, 2012

TMNT Original Cartoon Cast Reunites August 24

A live recording of Rob Paulsen's Talkin' Toons podcast on August 24 will see the reunion of almost all of the lead voice actors from the original TMNT cartoon series. Currently scheduled to appear are Rob Paulsen (Raphael - duh), Barry Gordon (Donatello), Townsend Coleman (Michaelangelo), Cam Clarke (Leonardo), Peter Renaday (Splinter), and Renae Jacobs (April O'Neil).

The show will be at the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club in Los Angeles at 8pm, August 24. Buy tickets now!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

TMNT Color Classics: Raphael #1 - Variant Cover Guide

The color reprint of the original Raphael Micro-Series book is in shops today!

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

Cover B: Kevin Eastman (mono-tone).
Retailer exclusive cover for Jetpack Comics.
This cover is available from Jetpack Comics.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Mirage Studios Artists to Appear at Shellback Artworks August 11

Steve Lavigne's Shellback Artworks shop will be hosting an appearance and signing with many of the old Mirage Studios crew on August 11. Scheduled to appear are TMNT co-creator Peter Laird, Jim Lawson, and Dan Berger. Michael Dooney may also be present, although he is not currently confirmed.

The event is scheduled from 11am-4pm.

Shellback Artworks
1509 Post Rd.
Wells, ME 04090
(207) 251-4340

Most of these artists have not been making convention appearances recently, so this is an excellent opportunity to visit and maybe pick up some art!

Eastman & Sim Art Print Revealed

Back in June, there was a Kickstarter campaign to support the creation of a digital edition of the Cerebus comic book series by Dave Sim. One of the rewards that was available was an art print of a jam piece between Kevin Eastman and Sim. Sim started the piece, portraying Cerebus as "Matisse, the Unknown Turtle." He then sent it off to Eastman to finish it. Just yesterday, the final piece was revealed as the one pictured above, and as you can see it's AMAZING!