TMNT #001 (IDW) Makes Top 500 for 2011



Here’s a bit of good news for a non-TMNT release Wednesday…

In 2011, TMNT #1 (IDW) ranked 417 for total quantity and 239 for sales.  Now, of course it’s obvious this is largely due to the sheer amount of variant covers for #1 but hey, it’s still cool to see our beloved TMNT back in print!

View the list of the top 500 for 2011 in case you’re curious. (more…)


BREAKING NEWS !! Multiple TMNT comics delays and delivery issues…



Hey everyone, for the last couple of weeks it’s been extremely difficult to keep track of all the IDW TMNT releases as it seems there are multiple different stories going around about what’s shipping when.  Not sure if this is Diamond’s issue (likely) or something else but I’ve been feverishly researching this and I think I have a good-enough handle on things to provide what I’d call a “90% certainty” update for you on some titles.

CONFIRMED First, let’s start with the TMNT Global Conquest editions.  I’m not sure if you’ve all been in the same boat as me with the recent planned releases of the editions but I haven’t seen a single one of these appear anywhere yet (including in both of my comics orders –  1 state-side and 1 International).  Well, that may be because it seems that they’ve been delayed until Jan. 18.  Again, I have not yet been able to nail down a cause here but based on my conversations with local comic shops the finger seems to point at Diamond’s distribution problems.  Oh what fun a comic distribution monopoly is, right?

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Happy New Year 2012 !!



Wishing you all a very Happy New Year !!  A very big and sincere “thank you” to everyone for visiting my blog and following me on Twitter.  I’m very excited for what’s in store for tmnt-ninjaturtles in 2012.

2011 was truly an amazing year for the TMNT but I have a feeling we’re in for a great 2012 as well…


Red vs. Colored Bandannas



After reading TMNT #5 you’re now aware of the move to colored bandannas for the TMNT.  I know this is somewhat controversial in the TMNT community but I personally don’t see why it matters.  I think it’s cool either way and IDW handled it well by writing in a story line to support the move to colored bandannas.  I’ve been a TMNT collector for 25 years and I’m sure not upset in any way about them.  Plus, this isn’t a new concept as it is how most of the world knows the TMNT anyway; why can’t IDW inject some new and fresh things?  Mirage doesn’t own them anymore and it’s great to see new life injected into them.  If you think that the TMNT must have red bandannas then I’d like to hear why so I can better understand why it’s such a big deal.

Covers for #7 and #8 by Duncan previously depicted the TMNT with red bandannas but, due to the bandanna color change in #5, IDW will be changing them to colored for release.  Below is the updated cover art for #7 and #8 along with the previous versions for comparison.  See what you think.  I like it.

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1 Week Delay for TMNT #1 (IDW) – 1:50 Retailer Incentive (RI D) Eastman Sketch



I just found out that the Eastman-sketched 50 copy incentives for TMNT #1 (Cover RI D) are now delayed by one week to  Jan. 4, 2012.  Again, these are limited to approx. 500 copies.

For images, Archon_Turtle posted some pictures of his copies that he received directly from Kevin Eastman.  You can check them out on The Technodrome Forums.


Merry Christmas !!



Merry Christmas TMNT fans!  

Hope you have a wonderful day with your friends and family.


Michael Zulli to attend Denver Comic Con !!



Denver’s first major Comic Con (…so excited !!)  is happening this summer (June 15-17, 2012) and they just announced that Michael Zulli (think: TMNT Vol. I #31, 35, & 36) will be in attendance.  For TMNT fans in the Denver area this is awesome news!  For those of you not in the Denver area, maybe it’s time to start planning a visit to the Mile High City.  We do have over 300 days of sun per year (i.e., more than San Diego)…but let’s just keep that between us.  😉


…your TMNT-NinjaTurtles Christmas SURPRISE !! (Part 2)



So, just like back in the day when you’d wake up and run to see what Santa brought you, here are the other two Christmas presents you’ve been “patiently” waiting for…

…but first, a quick word of caution regarding what you’ll be opening below as, for some, these might be spoilers. I highly recommend you read TMNT #5 from IDW (which is in shops TODAY !!) before you open these two links. Whether or not you actually heed this warning is your call. Also, remember that any user comments left on this post may also contain spoilers if you haven’t yet read TMNT #5

And now, without further adieu…

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…your TMNT-NinjaTurtles Christmas SURPRISE !!



Hey TMNT comics fans…since you’ve all been SO good this year it’s time for an early Christmas present.  Actually, I have a total of 3 presents in all for you but you’ll have to wait a couple of days to open the other two…

Are you ready?    Here’s your first present.

M E R R Y   C H R I S T M A S  !!!

Make sure to come back on Wednesday, Dec. 21 so you can open your other two presents…see you on Wednesday!
I promise…you’ll love what I got you 🙂


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