TMNT #18 (IDW)



TMNT #18 from IDW.  Original IDW solicitation details below.  Available January 16, 2013 February 06, 2013.  

  1. Cover A (Ben Bates) – regular cover shipped in an A:B ratio where A is more common (e.g., 4:1)
  2. Cover B (Kevin Eastman) – regular cover shipped in an A:B ratio where B is less common (e.g., 4:1)
  3. Cover RI (Mark Torres) – 10 copy Retailer Incentive “rock poster” cover
  4. Cover RE Dimension X (Kevin Eastman) – Dimension X Comics Retailer Exclusive (RE); available from Dimension X Comics.
  5. 2nd Printing (Kevin Eastman) – 2nd printing – available April 17 or 24 May 01, 2013.

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Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (w) • Ben Bates (a) • Bates, Eastman (c)

The Turtles are stranded in Dimension X! With Krang waging a massive war against the Neutrinos, the Turtles have no choice but to help. What can four lone Turtles do against an army of Stone Soldiers? The answer lies with a curious robot named the Fugitoid!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Variant cover:
Mark Torres variant “rock poster” cover!

Bullet points:
• Massive interstellar intrigue as the first TMNT cosmic event kicks into high gear!
• The “IDW World Tour” continues! Watch for variant “rock poster” covers of all your favorite titles over the coming months, culminating in a rock festival blowout you won’t believe for San Diego Comic-Con International 2013!

27 Responses to “TMNT #18 (IDW)”

  1. Saf

    Still not at my local comic store today Wednesday. Starting to get very pissed off now. Where the hell is this comic!? Isn’t #19 is out next week isn’t it?

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    • rich rich

      Sorry man…I know a lot of people got theirs today but one of my local shops still hasn’t gotten it in yet either. Also, all the copies that did come in were extremely warped (looked like humidity or something). Diamond really hosed this one up big time. Yes, #19 is due out next week (at least as of typing this).

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  2. Saf

    I live in the UK and went to my local shop (forbidden planet) and they didn’t get #18 in and I asked them why and they have no idea. What the f##k is going on!!!!!?? Is this out this week or not?

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    • rich rich

      There was a mix-up at Diamond and some of the shipments didn’t get pulled correctly. If it didn’t come in this week your shop should get it next week. More info. here.

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      • Josh

        Thanx for the heads up. I was also confused when I did not see it this week at my local comic store. Hopefully it comes soon

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  3. Junkboy

    Is this issue coming next week? Midtown does not list it with next week’s stuff.

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    • rich rich

      Did a bit of digging. IDW’s weekly newsletter (which is normally pretty reliable) has it listed as next week (Jan. 16). However, nearly EVERY other source (including Diamond) doesn’t have it listed and even my local shop said it was delayed and listed as TBD. Even someone at IDW close to the TMNT doesn’t know.

      I very rarely can’t find a concrete source to confirm things but, unfortunately, I think all signs point to a delay of TMNT #18.

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      • Junkboy

        yeah… and it is not listed even at next week’s list ( Jan 23 ) over at Midtown which is updated today. Secret History of the Foot Clan #2 is listed but i guess TMNT #18 is not coming next week as well.

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        • rich rich

          Well, it was on Diamond’s ship list for the 23rd just a day or so ago but I see it’s no longer there. Looks like it’s getting pushed to the 30th. Not sure why.

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  4. Richard

    Hey Rich,
    The Dimension X cover and Nirvana cover both look amazing! I hope they don’t charge too much for Dimension X cover. Please let me know when it’s available! It’s a must have =D

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    • rich rich

      Richard, the Dimension X cover is now available for pre-sale on eBay. I’ve linked the picture above to the location. In talking to them, I found out they are using these for a special Eastman signing event at their shop in late January. They specifically stated that if they sell all of them at their in-shop event that there will be no copies available for sale online later. The pre-sale is just a “if not sold out before” type of thing…so, it’s kind of a gamble. I’m not local to the east coast so I’m not sure what I’ll do if they sell out at the shop.

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    • rich rich

      I know…love the Nirvana nod…can’t wait to see what other “rock poster” covers come out.

      Reply

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