- March 31st, 2014
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Hey Turtles fans !! The long wait is finally over…
…the official Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie trailer has been released.
Definitely can see Michael Bay’s influence on this one. Intriguing for sure. Movie is scheduled for an August, 2014 release.
TMNT #35 from IDW. Original IDW solicitation details below. Available June 25, 2014.
Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (w) • Mateus Santolouco (a) • Santolouco, Eastman (c)
Raphael and Michelangelo pay a visit to Old Hob. Turns out the cat’s been busy trying to create new mutants while the Turtles have been away! Will Raph and Mike try to stop him? The choice becomes more difficult when Slash reveals a surprise!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
• A major turning point for fan-favorite characters Old Hob and Slash!
• Variant cover by Ken Garig!
TMNT: Turtles In Time #1 from IDW. Part 1 of a 4 part mini-series. Original IDW solicitation details below. Available June 18, 2014.
Paul Allor (w) • Ross Campbell (a) • David Petersen (c)
A brand new mini-series from Paul Allor, Erik Burnham and some of the best IDW TMNT artists ever! The Turtles become unstuck in time and go spinning into the past! First stop: the prehistoric age, where they are far from the most dangerous reptiles around! Will the Turtles be able to find their way home without damaging history?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
• No time period is safe in this epoch-spanning epic!
Paul Allor (w) • Ross Campbell (a & c)
For subscription customers only…a variant cover from Ross Campbell!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
TMNT New Animated Adventures #12 from IDW. Original IDW solicitation details below. Available June 11, 2014.
Landry Walker (w) • Chad Thomas (a) • Brizuela (c)
It’s a panic at the post office! A series of misunderstandings leads to a madcap race to stop a secret package from hitting the mail! The only one who can save the day just might be… Pigeon Pete?? Multiple heroes and villains collide in this action-packed tale of chaos and comedy!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
• Variant cover by Ben Costa!
TMNT Heroes Collection Oversized HC from IDW. Collects micro-series issues in an oversized hardcover format. Features Raphael, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Leonardo along with Master Splinter, Casey Jones, April O’Neil, and Fugitoid. Original IDW solicitation details below. Available June 11, 2014.
Brian Lynch, Tom Waltz, Erik Burnham, Mike Costa, Ben Epstein, Barbara Randall Kesel, Paul Allor (w) • Franco Urru, Andy Kuhn, Valerio Schiti, Ross Campbell, Charles Paul Wilson III, Marley Zarcone, Mike Henderson, Paul McCaffrey (a) • Valerio Schiti (c)
Eight of the popular Micro-Series presented in a gorgeous oversized format! One-shots featuring Raphael, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Leonardo are presented along with tales of Master Splinter, Casey Jones, April O’Neil, and Fugitoid that connect to — and affect — the Turtles’ lives and futures.
HC • FC • $34.99 • 204 pages • 7″ x 11″ • ISBN: 978-1-61377-924-8
• Eight stories focusing on the Turtles and their friends.
TMNT, Vol. 8: Northampton TPB from IDW. Collects TMNT #29-32 “Northampton” issues from IDW. Original IDW solicitation details below. Available June 11, 2014.
Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (w) • Ross Campbell (a & c)
Recovering from the events of “City Fall,” the Turtles seek sanctuary in the countryside but struggle with unanswered questions and tension within the family. Each Turtle deals with the new status quo in his own way, and each feels lost. Can they find their way to being a family again as the past haunts them — and then hunts them down?
TPB • FC • $17.99 • 104 pages • ISBN: 978-1-61377-984-2
• Collects issues #29–32.
TMNT Animated, Vol. 4: Mutagen Mayhem TPB from IDW. Adapts and collects the Nickelodeon TMNT cartoon series Season 2 opener episode “The Mutation Situation” along with “Mutagen Man Unleashed” (Casey Jones’ introduction). Original IDW solicitation details below. Available June 18, 2014.
Various (w & a & c)
Re-live the action of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon with Leo, Don, Mikey, Raph, April, and Shredder in the newest volume of this popular young reader screengrab series. This volume adapts the Season 2 opener “The Mutation Situation” plus “Mutagen Man Unleashed”, which introduces Casey Jones!
TPB • FC • $7.99 • 120 pages • 5″ x 7″ • ISBN: 978-1-61377-983-5
• Great for kids!
For those of you anxious to get your hands on the TMNT #22 RI B 100 copy Eastman Sketch, there’s a little bit of news that’s recently surfaced about them. Given that we’ve heard very little about these and the progress on them, this is actually pretty cool news. The first bit of news is in regards to the quantity of these that will be available. Apparently only 132 of these were shipped to Eastman for sketching. The second newsworthy item has to do with Eastman’s progress on the sketching. It seems he’s completed 85 of them so far, which leaves 47 more to be completed.
So, let’s have a bit of fun with this info we have. I’ll do some estimation to see if I can pinpoint a target date these will be finished and finally distributed to the lucky few that have been anticipating these for months. TMNT #22 was released on May 29, 2013. I’d guess that Eastman wouldn’t have had these in hand to begin sketching until about August (at the earliest). If he began sketching these in August, that would mean that, to date, he’s had these in hand for 7 full months. With 85 now completed in those 7 months, that would indicate he’s completing approx. 12 copies per month. With 47 copies remaining and at a rate of 12 copies per month, he’ll need at least another 4 months (Mar, Apr, May, Jun) to complete them all. Add in another month (July) to allow for distribution logistics…I’d say a good estimate would be August, 2014 for these to finally be delivered and in-hand to consumers.
While there’s no doubt these are taking a long time to be completed, keep in mind that Eastman’s schedule is just crazy. He’s traveling quite a bit, he’s busy with numerous IDW projects, and he has a family and a new wife to boot ! But the “glass half full” view of these taking so long is that Eastman is putting his heart and soul into these covers…he’s creating some AMAZING original artwork. If you don’t believe me, take a look. Given what will be on the other end of this long wait…I can definitely be patient for a few more months.
BTW – I got this information on The Technodrome Forums, in case you were curious.
While you already know that Kevin Eastman will be signing again this year for Free Comic Book Day 2014 @ Jetpack Comics, you likely don’t yet know yet that he’s going to be joined by some very special Mirage Studios friends. Among them…
… PETER LAIRD …
… and STEVE LAVIGNE !!
These guys haven’t been in the same place for a signing in so long I can’t even remember the last time it occurred. This is going to be an epic FCBD !!
Perfect timing for the TMNT 30th Anniversary, don’t you think? If you’re planning on attending then I’ll see you there!!