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Monday, January 21, 2013

New TMNT Episodes Begin Jan. 25; New Voice Cast Members Announced

An exclusive article on has announced that new episodes of Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series will begin again on January 25. This special Friday night episode will air at 7pm Easter / 6pm Central (check your local listings to be sure) and introduces the Rat King.

Also revealed in the article is the news that Roseanne Barr has been cast as the voice of Kraang Prime, who will appear in the season finale. Additionally, Kelly Hu has been announced as the voice of Karai, and Cassandra Peterson (aka Elvira) will be a research scientist named Mrs. Campbell.

The character design for Karai, who is presumably shown facing Leo in the picture above, has created a bit of a stir. She is said to be a rebellious teenager, which is a bit of a departure from previous incarnations of the character.

Monday, January 14, 2013

"Ninja Turtles" to Begin Filming in New York in April

While no details are currently available, the above tweet showed up over the weekend, declaring that filming on the upcoming live action TMNT movie would begin in New York starting in April. Previously, the movie had been scheduled to film in Vancouver (before getting shut down back in June). It is likely that New York filming will consist of establishing shots, considering the lower cost of shooting a movie in Vancouver.

Whatever the case, this news means that the movie is ready to start moving forward again. Let's just hope the script has been completely rewritten so that it doesn't at all resemble the absolute piece of crap script that was leaked online over the summer.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Secret History of the Foot Clan #1 Variant Cover Guide

After a bit of delay, today finally sees the release of TMNT: The Secret History of the Foot Clan #1 from IDW. Being a #1, we're back to having quite a handful of variant covers.

Check out a preview!

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

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

Cover C
Cover C: Kevin Eastman.
Retailer incentive cover; 1 copy sent to retailers for every 25 copies ordered.

Cover D
Cover D: Kevin Eastman.
Retailer exclusive. Available from Dynamic Forces.

Cover E
Cover F
Cover E: Kevin Eastman.
Retailer exclusive. Available from Hastings stores.

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

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

Cover H
Cover H: Blank sketch cover.
Retailer exclusive. Available from Jetpack Comics.

IDW TMNT Color Classics #7 - Variant Cover Guide

Another rewind on new comic book day.

Cover A
Cover B
Cover A: Kevin Eastman.
Regular cover.

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

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation to Begin Airing on The Hub

Beginning January 12, cable network The Hub will be airing episodes of Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation.

From the press release:

“Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation” (1:30-2 p.m.) Hub TV Network Series Premiere
Everyone’s favorite turtles are coming to The Hub! Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo are four genetically mutated turtles who have grown into human-sized, ninja-powered crime-fighters living in the sewers of New York City. Under the tutelage of Master Splinter, these four teens have spent their formative years fighting their nemesis, Shredder, and his evil army. But now, they are introduced to a new foe, Dragon Lord. It will take all the power of the turtles to combat the new villain, but lucky for them, they will have help from a new ninja turtle, a female turtle named Venus De Milo.
Be sure to check your local listings to verify the time and channel.

Shellback Artworks Commercial

Shellback Artworks, the art supply and comic book shop owned and operated by Mirage Studios alumni Steve Lavigne, recently released a commercial for the shop starring Steve's son. It's rather humorous!

Be sure to visit if you ever find yourself near Wells, Maine.
Shellback Artwork
1509 Post Rd.
Wells, ME 04090
Visit the Facebook page for store hours and more!

Rob Paulsen's Talkin' Toons with the 2012 TMNT Voice Cast

Happy New Year, everyone! After a bit of an unintentional holiday break, let's catch up on the news!

If you haven't yet, check out the recording of the December 14th live edition of Rob Paulsen's Talkin' Toons podcast.

The podcast was recorded live at the Jon Levitz Comedy Club in Los Angeles. Participants included Sean Astin, Greg Cipes, Jason Biggs, Kevin Michael Richardson, and Mae Whitman.

Get it now!