TMNT #73 is here – The Longest-Running TMNT Comic Ever!



TMNT #73 from IDW was released today which now makes the IDW TMNT title the longest-running (issue-wise) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic ever! This fantastic achievement is six years in the making, beginning its journey in August, 2011 when IDW released the first issue.

And, as most of you know, I created a special Retailer Exclusive (RE) cover for this issue that I’m super-excited about.  I don’t yet have any copies of this variant in hand but I hope to have them soon.  Keep an eye out for updates on this variant’s arrival.

Congrats IDW on a monumental and special issue…TMNT #73.

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Kickstarter Alert ! TMNT Action Figure Encyclopedia



Attention all TMNT Action Figure fans!!  A new Kickstarter campaign just went live that is right up your alley…the TMNT Action Figure Encyclopedia.   It’s being billed as “perhaps the largest action figure and accessory book ever” and, from the looks of it, I don’t doubt it.  It will also be submitted to Guinness Book of World Records as a possible record-setting event!  Here are some highlights of this TMNT encyclopedia:

  • Over 3,500 Action Figures, Statues, Weapons, Accessories, & Vehicles
  • TMNT Glossary
  • Over 3 years in the making
  • The most extensive and largest Action Figure Book ever

If you want a copy, head on over to Kickstarter and support this book !  This would be an amazing reference for Turtles collectors and a really neat addition to anyone’s collection.  I just backed it and I’d personally love to see this happen.

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Announcing Kevin Eastman’s Kickstarter – “Drawing Blood: The Story Behind The Stories”



 

Awesome new project that Kevin Eastman is looking to start up with a Kickstarter campaign that launches on Aug. 1. Here’s the official press release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TUESDAY JULY 18th, 2017

KEVIN EASTMAN LAUNCHES A KICKSTARTER!

DRAWING BLOOD

THE STORY BEHIND THE STORIES

FOURTEEN DAY COUNTDOWN TO KICKSTARTER LAUNCH: AUGUST 1ST, 2017

Who is Shane Bookman?

Creators Kevin Eastman and David Avallone, with Artists Ben Bishop and Troy Little, want to tell you his story with their new comic book series, DRAWING BLOOD.

In 1992, Shane “Books” Bookman, and his brother Paul, released their scrappy indie creation on the unsuspecting comic book universe: The Radically Rearranged Ronin Ragdolls. To their great surprise, everyone went wild for the adventures of three feline Katana wielding mutant cats, and a multi-million dollar franchise was born.

After more than a decade and a half of global success – comics/action figures/movies and just about anything else you could sell with a Ragdoll on it — the creators imploded. Too young and too naïve to know how to handle the sudden pressures of wealth and fame, they split up, and the franchise eventually sold.

Now “Books” is hitting his forties (hard), his money all gone, his artistic inspiration tapped out, and his very life in danger from the loan sharks his crooked business partner failed to tell him about before committing suicide. It’s hard enough to recover from a catastrophic encounter with the hit and run driver called “early success,” without having to worry about killers chasing you all over town.

Drawing Blood is a dark-comic-drama (dramadey?), the story behind the stories, a look inside the twisted life of a professional cartoonist. A roller-coaster of show biz and sex, fame and infamy, controlled substances and uncontrolled artists, genius and goons, this series takes you into the darkest corners of a mad world only talked about in the hotel bars of a Comic Con.

Drawing Blood is co-created by Eastman and Avallone, with scripts by Avallone. Primary art by Ben Bishop, with some sequences by Kevin Eastman and Troy Little and a Radically Rearranged Ronin Ragdolls one-shot drawn by Little. Variant covers will be by Kevin Eastman and a constellation of comic book stars.

CREATIVE TEAM BIOS

*Kevin Eastman is the Co-Creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Publisher of Heavy Metal Magazine.

*David Avallone is a filmmaker and comic book writer. His comics work includes The Twilight Zone: The Shadow, Doc Savage: The Ring of Fire, and The Secret Diary of Betty Page.

*Ben Bishop is a comic creator/writer/artist behind, The Aggregate, Nathan the Caveman, Lost Trail and a cover artist for IDW’s TMNT series.

*Troy Little is writer/artist of Chiaroscuro, Angora Napkin, and Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

*Brittany Peer is the colorist of The Aggregate, IDW’s TMNT and BOOM studio’s Jonesy, and SLAM.

*Taylor Esposito is a lettering professional and owner of Ghost Glyph Studios, and his work includes Red Hood and the Outlaws, Babyteeth and The Sovereign.

CONTACT DETAILS

Stay up to the minute, follow the countdown clock to the August first Kickstarter launch at: www.kevineastmanstudios.com

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Kevin Eastman’s Roninbebop TPB (IDW)



Kevin Eastman’s Roninbeblop from IDW.  Original IDW solicitation details below.  Available November 29, 2017.

  1. Cover Regular (Kevin Eastman) – regular cover

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Kevin Eastman; Simon Bisley; Eric Talbot; Tom Skulan (w & a) • Kevin Eastman (c)

A madcap collection featuring zombies, superheroes, aliens, murderers, mutant animals, and more in these rarely seen stories. Six tales of insanity from the twisted minds of Kevin Eastman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Simon Bisley (Lobo, Judge Dredd), Eric Talbot (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), and Tom Skulan (Zombie War) get their chance to shine! Reprinting a combination of full color and black and white stories from small print-run independent publishing efforts of the early ’90s.

TPB • FC • $24.99 • 224 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-012-3

Bullet points:
• Eastman, Bisley, Talbot, Skulan — TMNT fan-faves reunited for wild, all-out action tales!
• Advance solicited for November release!


TMNT #75 (IDW)



TMNT #75 from IDW.  Original IDW solicitation details below.  Available October 25, 2017.

  1. Cover A (Cory Smith) – regular cover A
  2. Cover B (Kevin Eastman) – regular cover B
  3. Cover RI (Ben Bates) – 10 copy Retailer Incentive cover

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COVER A

Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (w) • Cory Smith (a & c)

“Trial of Krang,” part 3 of 3. The oversized conclusion to the Turtles’ greatest extra-dimensional story arc is here! Both the prosecution and the defense have tricks up their sleeves as testimony gets emotional. Meanwhile, a war rages outside the courtroom as the Malignoid swarm engulfs Planet Neutrino!

FC • 48 pages • $7.99

COVER B

Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (w) • Cory Smith (a) • Kevin Eastman (c)
FC • 48 pages • $7.99

Bullet points:
• An oversized epic that starts the road to TMNT #100!
• Courtroom drama and extra-dimensional war action all in one issue!
• Variant cover by Ben Bates!


TMNT Universe #15 (IDW)



TMNT Universe #15 from IDW.  Original IDW solicitation details below.  Available October 18, 2017.

  1. Cover A (Freddie Williams II) – regular cover A
  2. Cover B (Sophie Campbell) – regular cover B
  3. Cover RI (Kaori Matuso) – 10 copy Retailer Incentive cover

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COVER A

Erik Burnham (w) • Sophie Campbell (a) • Freddie E. Williams II (c)

“Karai’s Path,” part 4 of 4. Tokyo is ablaze as a gang war spirals out of control. Karai returns with a secret weapon, but will she choose a path of peace or war? And what will that choice mean for the TMNT?

FC • 32 pages • $4.99

COVER B

Erik Burnham (w) • Sophie Campbell (a & c)
FC • 32 pages • $4.99

Bullet points:
• The conclusion to a new TMNT classic from Erik Burnham and Sophie Campbell!
• Variant cover by Kaori Matuso!


TMNT Adventures, Vol. 14 TPB (IDW)



TMNT Adventures, Vol. 14 TPB from IDW.  Collects Archie TMNT Adventures Issues #58-61.  Original IDW solicitation details below.  Available November 22, 2017.

  1. Cover Regular (Steve Lavigne) – regular cover

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Dean Clarrain; Brian Thomas (w) • Chris Allan; Jon D’Agostino; Jim Lawson (a) • Steve Lavigne (c)

Re-presenting classic TMNT stories from the Archie Comics run, these issues reflect the style made popular by the original ’90s cartoon! The all-ages action continues in this collection of TMNT Adventures collecting issues #58–61 of the Archie Comics series.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 120 pages • 7″ x 10-3/16″ • ISBN: 978-1-68405-073-4

Bullet points:
• Capturing the mad-cap pace of the beloved ’80s cartoon!
• Advance solicited for November release!


TMNT Amazing Adventures: Robotanimals HC (IDW)



TMNT Amazing Adventures: Robotanimals HC from IDW.  Original IDW solicitation details below.  Available December 13, 2017.

  1. Cover Regular (Chad Thomas) – regular cover

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Caleb Goellner (w) • Chad Thomas (a & c)

All-new stories set in the world of the hit Nickelodeon cartoon! Baxter Stockman is looking to become the new major villain on the streets! His first step to world domination? Turn the Mutanimals into robots!

HC • FC • $12.99 • 80 pages • 6″ x 9″ • ISBN: 978-1-68405-101-4

Bullet points:
• TMNT adventures for readers of all-ages!
• Advance solicited for December release!


TMNT: Inside Out Director’s Cut HC (IDW)



TMNT: Inside Out Director’s Cut HC from IDW.  Collects the “Inside Out” story from TMNT Universe issues #1-5 from IDW.  Original IDW solicitation details below.  Available October 18, 2017.

  1. Cover Regular (Bill Sienkiewicz) – regular cover

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Kevin Eastman & Tom Waltz (w) • Bill Sienkiewicz (a & c)

Comic legends Kevin Eastman and Bill Sienkiewicz return to “Inside Out” their lauded story from TMNT Universe #1-5! Featuring unseen layouts and design art!

HC • FC • 72 pages • $14.99 • ISBN: 978-1-68405-216-5


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