If you checked IDW’s July 2015 solicitations (or you’ve seen my recent July TMNT publications posts) then you already know that something is missing…TMNT New Animated Adventures. I just confirmed with IDW that the TMNTNAA title has, indeed, been canceled. However, IDW does have plans for it to return after a short hiatus with a new name / title along with a brand new approach. I’ll be sure to keep you all updated as I find out more about that.
UPDATE 5/9: excerpts from an ICv2 article…
Bobby, can you tell us about what you’ve got coming up that is of interest to our readers?
Curnow: We’ve got our Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures which is sort of a spin-off from the current cartoon. That’s going to wrap up in June. We’re going to take a little hiatus and then it re-launches as Ninja Turtles Amazing Adventures. What’s cool about that is we have a free leash now in terms of continuity. We can start developing our own characters and our own storylines. We’re also going to see back-up stories by noted cartoonists like James Kochalka (American Elf, Dragonpucher) and Andy Runton (Owly).
It’s going to be a nice mix. We’re going to get a nice ongoing, developing continuity that’s set in the animated world, but not confined to it 100%, and some fun one-off eight-page stories. It should be a little bit of something for everybody.
And who’s doing the series?
Curnow: It’s going to be rotating group of writers: Landry Q Walker, Matthew K. Manning, Caleb Goellner, a variety of people. Chad Thomas (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures) is going to be the primary artist.