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TMNT Make A Triumphant Return To Comics

Jordamus Prime 05/25/2011 Reviews
As we previously reported, this summer IDW Publishing is bringing comic book fans everywhere a brand new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) series! This new series is set in the same universe as the original comic series from the 1980’s and IDW has officially set the book to release it’s first issue this August! This summer, it’s once again time to kick it with the heroes in a half shell in this all new ongoing series from original series co-creator Kevin Eastman! The entire press release has been published below!
IDW Publishing and Nickelodeon today announced that the first TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES comic series, featuring the beloved “Heroes in a Half-shell,” will premiere in August 2011. The TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES will be back in action and ready to fight off evil once again, with an impressive creative team led by TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman!
Starting in August, IDW’s TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES will kick off with a brand new installment of the original series, led by Eastman and co-writer Tom Waltz (Silent Hill: Past Life, Infestation: Outbreak). Phenomenal new-comer Dan Duncan will bring the Turtles to life with dynamic interior art, while Sam Kieth and Walter Simonson provide eye-catching covers for issues one and two, respectively. Eastman will also provide layouts for Duncan’s art, as well as variant covers.
This first TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES series will feature new and exciting storylines that maintain the “turtle power” core beloved by millions of fans. Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael reunite to bring their ninja aptitude and teenage attitude in these all-new, action-packed adventures based on the original series. The first story arc will tell the origin story of the Turtles and introduce a new villain, the fearsome mutant alley cat, Old Hob. Featuring a cast of familiar characters, including Master Splinter, April O’Neill, Casey Jones, and true to the spirit of the original comics created by Eastman and Peter Laird, theTEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES are bigger and badder than ever, and ready to rock old and new fans alike.
IDW and Nickelodeon have a long-term partnership to offer an all-new installment of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics and graphic novels. IDW’s new comics are part of a larger initiative to bring Turtles to a new generation of fans, starting with these new storylines from the original series that recapture the magic of the original Turtles comics. Additionally, in fourth quarter 2012, Nickelodeon will premiere a new CG-animated version of the wildly popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise.
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #1 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in comic stores throughout North America in August 2011. Diamond order code JUN11 0370.

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Hailing from Northeast Philadelphia, Jordan DesJardins is what many would call a "Geek". An avid collector of both comic books and action figures, Jordan can often be seen at comic conventions or scouring the city for the latest Transformers to hit the shelves.

  1. Thom Atkinson 05/25/2011 at 1:45 am

    It's funny, in the UK they were Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles. Ninja was a word censored to us.

  2. The Crimson Blur 05/25/2011 at 12:42 pm

    I love TMNT. But why are they all wearing red? I loved how they each had their own colors of masks, shell, and skin in the revamped series that came out in like 2004 on fox. I hope they give them their colors back!

    • Brady J. Frey 05/25/2011 at 2:42 pm

      The original comics had all red, if I remember – the unique colors weren't until the cartoon in the 80's to help associated different characters. It's more of a kid pitch, the red makes sense to me; I'd think a team of trained professionals is about team work, and not identification:). Much less, you know, ninjas, elusive.

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