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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Threadless TMNT T-Shirt Design Contest

Threadless and Nickelodeon have announced a T-shirt design contest where you get to pick the winner! You have from now until April 15, 2013 to submit your design. The submitted designs will then be posted for community voting. The winner wins money and pizza! All of the details are over on

Get drawing! Tired of seeing the same stock art over and over? This is your chance to create a truly unique TMNT T-shirt! Ladies! Tired of tolerating the male-targeted shirts? This is our chance to create something flattering and geeky!

When you're done, share your submitted design on the Ninja Pizza Facebook Page!

The Turtles in "Ninja Turtles" Get Named

Just days after the revelation that Alan Ritchson will be playing Raphael in next year's Ninja Turtles movie, has announced the actors who will be playing the remaining three Turtles. According to their sources, Pete Ploszek will play Leonardo, Jeremy Howard will play Donatello, and Noel Fisher will play Michelangelo.

More casting announcements are sure to be announced shortly, with Shredder, Splinter, and Casey Jones being the (likely) remaining lead roles.

Monday, March 25, 2013

"Ninja Turtles" Filming and Casting Updates

The Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports that next year's "Ninja Turtles" movie will film scenes at Big Tupper Ski Area, in Tupper Lake, NY, which currently sits dormant.
The movie is mainly being shot in New York City, but Paramount went to the state to find a ski slope where it would be able to shoot part of the action, said village Mayor Paul Maroun. 
Posted signs tell visitors to stay out of the Big Tupper Ski Area while a movie is being filmed there. 
"They needed a ski resort that was closed," Maroun said. "Big Tupper fit it perfectly."
Unfortunately, this news most likely means that the current working script is still based around the script that was leaked online last summer.

E-mail script/filming info and/or set pictures! Anonymity will be maintained!

In other news, actor Alan Ritchson has confirmed that he has been cast as Raphael in the movie.
It is assumed that Mr. Ritchson will be doing motion capture work for the role, although it is not confirmed it he will also be performing the voice.

With filming just about to begin, we should be hearing more casting information any time now. The only other known cast member at the moment is Megan Fox as April O'Neil.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Product Review: TMNT Adult Costume Hoodie

The fine folks at TVStoreOnline sent me this awesome hoodie to show off to you guys. So, here's me being a dork.

Click here to get one of your own!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

IDW TMNT #20 - Variant Cover Guide

It's a two-fer of a new comic book day!

Check out a preview!

Cover A
Cover B
Cover A: Ben Bates.
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: Langdon Foss.
Retailer incentive cover; 1 copy sent to retailers for every 10 copies ordered.

Secret History of the Foot Clan #4 - Variant Cover Guide

Your patience has been rewarded, young ninja. Visit your local comic book shop today to pick up TMNT: The Secret History of the Foot Clan #4!

Check out a preview!

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

Cover B: James Harren.
Retailer incentive cover; 1 copy sent to retailers for every 10 copies ordered.

Cover C
Cover C: Kevin Eastman.
Retailer exclusive. Available from Jetpack Comics.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Free Comic Book Day 2013 TMNT Comic

TMNT fans will want to be sure to visit their comic book shops on May 4th, Free Comic Book Day. One of the gold level offerings will be a brand new comic from IDW, TMNT New Animated Adventures.

The comic is based on the Nickelodeon CGI cartoon series and is written by Erik Burnham with art by Dario Brizuela. Dario's art has previously been seen in Tales of the TMNT, Vol. 2.

This free comic will be the first introduction to a brand new on-going series from IDW based on the Nickelodeon series. Expect to see #1 in shops in the upcoming months, written by Kenny Byerly (also a writer on the Nickelodeon series) and art also by Dario Brizuela.

Free Comic Book Day 2013 Appearances

Free Comic Book Day isn't until May 4th, but comic book stores are already putting together exciting plans to encourage people to visit their shops on that day. And there are two events that should be of particular interest for TMNT fans.

At Steve Lavigne's Shellback Artworks shop in Wells, ME, Peter Laird and Jim Lawson will be appearing, along with "at least one more mystery guest." Follow the Shellback Artworks Facebook page for updated details.

Just a short drive away in Rochester, NH, Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz will be appearing at Jetpack Comics. Keep watch on the Jetpack Comics website for updated details (the info currently on the website still reflects last year's event).

Friday, March 15, 2013

TMNT 2012, Episode 18: "Cockroach Terminator"

It's not quite St. Patrick's Day, but it's still a good day for green! Check out the new episode on Nickelodeon tonight, or, if you miss it, tomorrow morning.


Episode 18: Cockroach Terminator
A huge, powerful cockroach pursues the turtles as they attempt to sabotage a Kraag invasion scheme.

Watch it at 7pm Eastern/6pm Central time. Check your local listings to be sure when it's on in your town!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

TMNT: The Ultimate Collection Vol. 2 Limited Edition Hardcover

IDW now has available the next title in their IDW Limited series. This next title is TMNT: The Ultimate Collection Vol. 2 Limited Edition Hardcover. Details on the different editions are below, visit to order now!

Red Label: $125
  • Limited to 325 copies
  • Limited-edition, custom-designed slipcase
  • Mounted signature page signed by TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman, hand-crimped and numbered to 325
  • Brand new exclusive to IDW Limited cover, vellum overlay and end pages

Black Label: $350 (4 versions - 1 for each of 4 Turtles)
  • Limited to 10 copies (each version)
  • Hand-drawn full color illustration of (one Turtle, depending on the version) by TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman housed in a hardcover portfolio case
  • Limited-edition, custom-designed tray case
  • Mounted signature page signed by TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman, hand-crimped and numbered to TEN
  • Hand-drawn weapon and hand-colored bandana on the signature page by Kevin Eastman

Blue Label: $495
  • Limited to just TEN copies
  • Hand-drawn full color illustration of the entire Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle team including Master Splinter drawn by TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman
  • Limited-edition, custom-designed tray case
  • Mounted signature page signed by TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman, hand-crimped and numbered to TEN
  • All four turtles’ weapons are hand-drawn by Kevin Eastman on the signature page

TMNT Color Classics Donatello #1 - Variant Cover Guide

Rest easy, comic book readers. Today's new comic book day brings us only one cover to worry about.

Cover A
Cover A: Peter Laird.
Regular cover.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

"TMNT: Out of the Shadows" Video Game Announced

Activision has officially announced their first TMNT video game title, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Our of the Shadows." And what a curious entry into the TMNT video game library this is. Check out the first trailer:

As of right now, the game will only be available as a download from Xbox Live Arcade, Playstation Network, and Stream on PCs. Gameplay will feature 4-player online co-op as the Turtles fight the Foot Clan through New York City.

"Out of the Shadows" is supposedly "inspired by" the Nickelodeon cartoon series, but it obviously doesn't take its visual cues from the series. No, instead of using the awesome designs from that series, they've opted to design the Turtles to look like horrible, badly-proportioned fan art. I can appreciate them wanting to go for a more realistic look than the cartoon series has to offer - that allows them to appeal to a broader, older audience - but these Turtles look like crap.

I remember when Nickelodeon first bought the TMNT and my biggest fear was that they would totally reinvent the characters so that they didn't at all resemble the Turtles that I had adored for 20 years. Then when we got the first look at the designs for the CGI cartoon series, I was incredibly relieved. And now that we've finally seen the series it's awesome and amazing. And the IDW comic book has been similarly impressive. All seemed to be good (with the looming possible exception of the upcoming movie). With all the good coming out of Nickelodeon, the sudden appearance of these craptacular Turtles is quite curious, indeed.

We'll just have to wait and see how this plays out.

Friday, March 1, 2013

TMNT 2012, Episode 17: "TCRI"

Welcome to March, and another new episode Friday! If you miss it, fear not; it'll also be shown tomorrow morning at the usual time.


Episode 17: TCRI
The turtles break into TCRI and uncover the Kraang's true motives. Also: The villain Traag appears on the scene.

Watch it at 7pm Eastern/6pm Central time. Check your local listings to be sure when it's on in your town!