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Saturday, December 1, 2007

TMNT Flashback: A Belated Happy Thanksgiving

I didn't post anything on Thanksgiving because I couldn't think of any TMNT Thanksgiving-related items/images. Then tonight I was browsing through my Next Mutation coloring books and I found this.

So there ya go: Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 30, 2007

TMNT Flashback: Eastman & Laird Pullout Poster

This image comes from inside the pages of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures comic series from Archie. This collaborative work by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird was a pullout poster inside issue #50.

Published in 1993, this is probably one of their final joint artistic efforts.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

TMNT Flashback: Let's Talk Turtle!

Back in 1997-98, when Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation was airing for its single season, Fox produced a quarterly "Totally Fox Kids Magazine" that featured articles and activities about the different shows they were airing. This scan is of a 2-page spread in the Autumn 1997 issue, which coincided with the premiere of the series.

Monday, November 19, 2007

TMNT Flashback: Cerebus

Years before TMNT hit comic stands, Dave Sim's Cerebus the Aardvark had started paving new ground for independent publishers. In an extremely rare crossover event, Cerebus found his way into the pages of Mirage Studios' TMNT #8, published in July 1986.

TMNT #8 introduces three key characters into the Turtles' universe: the Timemistress Renet, Lord Simultaneous, and Savanti Romero.

The poster above was sent to comic shops as advertising for this historic crossover.

Cerebus is © Dave Sim.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

TMNT Flashback: Happy Halloween!

Wishing you a safe and happy Halloween, here's a look at one of the poster pullouts from the old Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles magazine. This awesome piece comes from the pen of Eric Talbot.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

TMNT Flashback: Limited Edition Button Sets

From the Official TMNT Treasury:
In late 1984, Eastman and Laird met entrepreneur and fan Jeff Rudolph from Hartford, Connecticut. They struck a deal with him to issue a limited edition—of a thousand sets each—of four TMNT buttons. "They were pretty straightforward buttons, in black and white," remembers Laird. "I don't know if he ever sold them all—I know it took a long time for him to sell just half of them."

Eastman nods his head in agreement. "I don't think at the time they went over that famously. We put a couple ads in the early issues saying that we were selling them, and it was months and months and months before we sold the last couple sets. The guy had a button-making system at home, where he just got the artwork photocopied and then he hand-colored them with markers, and then numbered them himself." Eastman grins at how primitive it now sounds. "One of those early deals ... that was just a little ahead of its time."

Pictured below is the ad selling these buttons; these are the buttons themselves.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

TMNT Flashback: Dark Horse Minis Ad

The Dark Horse mini metal figurines were the first TMNT licensed product. Below is an early advertisement. This ad appeared in a handful of the Eastman and Laird comics - this particular scan comes from the second printing of TMNT #2.

Friday, October 26, 2007

TMNT Flashback: Albedo #3 Ad

One of the most sought-after (and expensive) independent comics around is Albedo #2, because it features the first ever appearance of Usagi Yojimbo. Imagine flipping through a box of $.10 comics at a convention and finding Albedo #3 and #4, hoping that maybe, just maybe, there's a #2 stuck somewhere in the box, too. I never did find a #2 in there, but I purchased #s 3 & 4 with the hope that maybe their value would be a decent fraction of #2. Unfortunately, they're really not. But it worked out because I still got some cool Usagi content and, big bonus, an old ad for the original Eastman and Laird comics. Not too shabby for $.10.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

TMNT Flashback: New Age Comics #1 Ad

This is a new feature of the blog: TMNT Flashback. Hopefully on a semi-regular basis I will be posting scans of TMNT items of old, with the expectation that there are a lot of people who may not have seen these before and those who have might not have seen them in a long while.

This first submission is from New Age Comics #1 (1985) and is an ad for the original Eastman and Laird comic books.