TMNT 30th Anniversary Special (IDW)

TMNT 30th Anniversary Special from IDW.  Includes short stories from Kevin Eastman along with other writers and artists from the Mirage, Image, and Archie TMNT comics.  Also includes pin-ups by comic industry stars and TMNT favorites.  Original IDW solicitation details below.  Available May 28, 2014 May 21, 2014.

  1. Cover Regular (Kevin Eastman & Peter Laird) – regular cover
  2. Cover RI (Simon Bisley) – 10 copy Retailer Incentive cover
  3. Cover RE Awesome Cons (Dario Brizuela) – Awesome Cons Retailer Exclusive; available from Awesome Cons Store
  4. Cover RE Heroes’ Haven (Ozzy Fernandez & Tony Kordos) – Heroes’ Haven (Puerto Rico CC) Retailer Exclusive; limited to 500 copies; available for sale first at the Puerto Rico Comic Con (PRCC) May 24-25 – after PRCC, it will be available for sale through the Heroes’ Haven Web Store
  5. Cover RE A – E&L Reprint (Kevin Eastman & Peter Laird) – Retailer Exclusive, Eastman & Laird Reprint cover; available from (Find out more about & their association with
  6. Cover RE B – Blank (n/a) – Retailer Exclusive, Blank cover; available from (Find out more about & their association with
  7. Cover RE Hot Topic (Chris Allan) – Hot Topic Retailer Exclusive; available from Hot Topic Online Store
  8. Cover RE IDW Convention Exclusive A – Pitarra (Nick Pitarra) – IDW Convention Exclusive Retailer Exclusive, Pitarra cover; available for sale at San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) 2014; after SDCC, remaining stock will either be sold at other conventions or made available in the IDW Shop
  9. Cover RE IDW Convention Exclusive B – Blank (n/a) – IDW Convention Exclusive Retailer Exclusive, Blank cover; available for sale at San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) 2014; after SDCC, remaining stock will either be sold at other conventions or made available in the IDW Shop
  10. Cover RE Yesteryear A – Color (Jamie Tyndall) – Yesteryear Comics Retailer Exclusive, Color cover; available from Yesteryear Comics eBay Store
  11. Cover RE Yesteryear B – Pencil (Jamie Tyndall) – Yesteryear Comics Retailer Exclusive, Pencil cover; available from Yesteryear Comics eBay Store
  12. Cover RE Yesteryear C – Blank (n/a) – Yesteryear Comics Retailer Exclusive, Blank cover; available from Yesteryear Comics eBay Store
  13. 2nd Printing – 2nd printing; available June 11, 2014
  14. Cover IDW Limited (Kevin Eastman & Peter Laird) – IDW Limited exclusive variant cover included as part of the TMNT 30th Anniverary Sketch Pack, which goes on sale June 24, 2014 at IDW Limited.

Tom Waltz, Gary Carlson, Jim Lawson, Various (w) • Kevin Eastman, Chris Allan, Dan Duncan, Various (a) • Eastman & Peter Laird (c)
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first TMNT comics with this spectacular anthology of all-new tales from the comic creators who have most influenced the Turtles over the decades! The book will feature short stories from Kevin Eastman, as well as various writers and artists of the Mirage, Image and Archie TMNT! The perfect collection for Turtle fans old and new!
FC • 48 pages • $7.99
• Variant Cover by Simon Bisley!
• A brand-new cover from TMNT co-creators Eastman & Laird! Their first collaboration in years!
• Pin-ups by other comic industry stars and Turtle favorites!

13 Responses to “TMNT 30th Anniversary Special (IDW)”

  1. Mark

    I haven’t been able to track down the IDW convention covers or the Hot Topic variant. Have IDW started selling these yet? I’ve spoken to Hot Topic numerous times and they have not received any copies yet and have no info in this cover either.

    • rich

      The IDW covers won’t be available until SDCC. If they don’t sell out there, they’ve told me they will be sold at other cons this summer or will be offered on the IDW Shop after SDCC at the earliest. As for Hot Topic, I’m sure it will appear some day on their site. It’s not in any of the Hot Topic retail stores I’ve checked either.

  2. Mayhem

    So this has already been confirmed for a second print then?

  3. mondo gecko

    will mondo be making an appearance^^

  4. Cob

    hey, I love your site. I was wondering if you happen to know when these variant editions will be made available on the various sites?

    • rich

      Hi, thanks and I’m glad you like the site. I think the only one we know for sure is the Heroes’ Haven (after PRCC at the end of May). But I’d say most retailers will have it available for purchase on their site later next week or on the day the 30th Anniv. is released (currently May 21)..

  5. mike

    Hey man! this looks great. Peters Turtles blog has the up to date image for this cover with the words on it!

    Mikey is a bit different and so are Shredders gauntlets.

    Cannot wait for this!

    • rich

      Yep, this is going to be a great issue. Thanks for the notice about the images on Peter’s blog…really cool.


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