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IDW Gives Villains The Spotlight

Kelly Cassidy 02/02/2013 Reviews

If you’re like me, you grew up watching cartoons during the 1980s and into the 1990s. And, if you’re still like me, you still enjoy watching them from time to time, even if you think they are just not the same. From that era, certain characters stick with you and always remain forefront in your thoughts. They will never leave. They were the definitive hero or villain in a certain series and, as soon as someone even hints at their name, the vision of the character pops right into your mind’s eye. Well, that’s the case with a few villainous characters that are now getting their chance to shine within the pages of IDW, and longtime fans of the comic book series and its associated cartoon will know the characters mentioned well.


Say Hello to the Bad Guys in the TMNT: VILLAINS MICRO-SERIES!
Classic TMNT Foes are Spotlighted in Four Issues Starting This April!

San Diego, CA (February 1, 2013) – IDW Publishing is thrilled to announce a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Micro-Series! Hot on the heels of last year’s wildly successful Micro-Series, this new series of one-shots is taking a distinctly dark turn and concentrating on the evil deeds of the Turtles’ most nefarious villains!

The first issue rolls out this April with TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES VILLAINS MICRO-SERIES #1: KRANG, written by Joshua Williamson and illustrated by Mike Henderson with a cover by Tyler Walpole. This issue explores the tales of Dimension X’s fearsome despot – and that’s just the opening act!

The thrills continue with the tales of BAXTER STOCKMAN by Erik Burnham and Andy Kuhn, OLD HOB by Jason Ciaramella and Dave Wachter, and ALOPEX by Brian Lynch and Ross Campbell.

Powered by this talented creator lineup, the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES VILLAINS MICRO-SERIES is sure to delight fans with all-new tales of classic and brand-new bad guys.

TMNT has one of the finest rogues’ galleries in all of comics,” said TMNT Editor Bobby Curnow. “They’re deadly, charismatic, and often just plain weird! In short, they’re great fun to read and see in action on the comic book page. I’m extremely excited to see how our creative teams dig into these twisted psyches. AND they’ll set up important story points for our ongoing book!”

The TMNT universe is absolutely packed with colorful and beloved characters and IDW is very excited to be bringing more of its amazing men, women, and creatures into the hands of its many fans!

TMNT VILLAIN MICRO-SERIES #1: KRANG (FC, 32 pages, $3.99). In stores 4/17/13.
Diamond Code: FEB130345



So after reading that, how many of you immediately pictured a little pink brain in a robotic John Goodman body, and then a human-sized fly? Thought so.

What do you think? It’s nice to see some classic characters spotlighted here. I’ll be honest that I have not read much TMNT in recent years, probably not since the original Eastman and Laird days, but I can see the cartoon characters so clearly it’s not even funny. Are you interested in checking out this perspective on some classic characters?

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About The Author

Kelly Cassidy has been collecting comics for around 30 years and can actually list the first comic he bought with his own money. By day, he works as a technology manager and community leader in web technologies, presenting at web conferences around Canada. By night, he struggles to actually create the list of comics he owns as he keeps adding more to his collection. He also struggles with talking in third person.

  1. Scorp_Moonopoly 02/02/2013 at 1:42 pm

    I'm not big on the TMNT comics nowadays, but all villain spotlights sound too cool to pass up.

  2. jeffhillwriter 02/02/2013 at 5:20 pm

    Looks pretty cool. This just might be the jumping (back) on point that I've been looking for.

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