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#1 Mark Pellegrini

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 03:16 PM

I didn't really like my thread about the 25 greatest moments in TMNT history being the catch-all thread for TMNT comics, so I decided to start this one.

Sam Kieth's variant cover for IDW's TMNT #1 has been released online:

http://forum.idwpubl...opic.php?t=9959

It is... certainly a Sam Kieth cover. I normally like the guy's style (I'm a huge Maxx fan), but this one just isn't for me. I'll probably stick to the gatefold Duncan cover, if I can find it, or the Kevin Eastman cover preferrably, though I imagine that will be the hardest variant to find.

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 03:18 PM

Is this a reprint of the first Mirage comic?

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 03:23 PM

QUOTE(Razorsaw @ Jun 5 2011, 04:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is this a reprint of the first Mirage comic?


Naw, brand new series. There'll be 4 covers by artist Dan Duncan, a gatefold cover featuring all 4 of Duncans covers connected, two different Kevin Eastman covers, a Walt Simonson cover and a Sam Kieth cover.

Wouldn't be IDW without an insane amount of variant covers!


The Mirage series WILL be getting a series of oversized hardcover collections beginning this Fall, though. The first volume will contain issues #1-7, Raphael #1 and several pages of notes from Kevin Eastman.
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Posted 05 June 2011 - 03:30 PM

They got Kevin Eastman to do covers?

and is this a continuation of the Mirage stuff?

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 03:44 PM

QUOTE(Razorsaw @ Jun 5 2011, 04:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
They got Kevin Eastman to do covers?

and is this a continuation of the Mirage stuff?


Kevin Eastman's actually co-plotting the script with Tom Waltz and doing layout work for Duncan, so he's very heavily involved in the new series.

It's a reboot as well, starting over from scratch. According to Waltz, it'll stay true to the original Mirage series but will incorporate ideas from other Turtles media, too.
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Posted 05 June 2011 - 03:52 PM

Wow. Now I'm kinda interested.

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 06:49 PM

There's a veeeery small Isz vibe from heads of the Turtles on that Sam Keith cover. Not particularly attractive looking really. And Mikey's 'chucks' chains are too long.

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 03:39 AM

QUOTE(DrSpengler @ Jun 5 2011, 01:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Mirage series WILL be getting a series of oversized hardcover collections beginning this Fall, though. The first volume will contain issues #1-7, Raphael #1 and several pages of notes from Kevin Eastman.


Sold! I have those big treasury collections from the 80s, but they're looking a little worn, and they don't include the solo one-shots.


QUOTE(DrSpengler @ Jun 5 2011, 01:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's a reboot as well, starting over from scratch. According to Waltz, it'll stay true to the original Mirage series but will incorporate ideas from other Turtles media, too.


Double sold! Cause unless those IDW collections are extremely comprehensive and successful, I doubt I'll ever be caught up on the Mirage continuity.
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Posted 28 June 2011 - 10:31 AM

TMNT: The Eastman and Laird collection hardcover vol. 2 is solicited for a November release.

It'll collect TMNT (Vol. 1) #8-11 and the Michelangelo, Donatello and Leonardo microseries (in proper narrative order, presumably). Plus bonuses we don't know about yet.


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Posted 31 July 2011 - 10:38 PM

http://kevineastman.deviantart.com/

Kevin's got his own DA page.

http://comic-con.dev.../blog/42529977/

Plus a little bio and a Q&A

I already have the TMNT Collected Book Volume 1 that has issues 1-11 plus the Raph, Fugitoid, Mikey, Donny and Leo oneshots. Even at that though, I'd be completely sold at an oversized hardcover collection.

I can't wait to see what IDW has in store for the Turtles. I've been kinda going through a turtles withdrawel ever since CW stopped running the show.

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 10:43 PM

They're confirmed for the second Infestation mega-crossover. There's also gonna be a Raphael one-shot in addition to the ongoing series. And a crapton of covers for everything, but that's par for the course for IDW.

I checked out some of the ashcan preview of TMNT #1 released at Comic-Con (not all of it, since I want to save some suprises for myself) and it looks pretty good to me.


As for the oversized hardcovers, they said that they're going to be stopping at Volume 2. The two collections combined will collect all of TMNT (Vol. 1) #1-11 and the four Turtle microseries. Those were the only issues done by Eastman and Laird together; following #11 they either worked individually on issues or passed the work on to other Mirage staffers entirely.

IDW only wanted to collect the Eastman/Laird issues in oversized hardcover format, so the collections of material after that will be in standard TPB size.

I'm honestly not sure if I'm going to get any of the collections since I already own everything in singles, but it all sounds cool to me and I'm thrilled that it'll be available to a wider audience than ever before.
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Posted 31 July 2011 - 11:15 PM

That cover makes it look like it's done by a junior high school student.

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 01:21 AM

I see Sam Keith's art is as offensive and visually irritating as ever (IE: It still sucks)

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 01:32 PM

Interview with writer Tom Waltz.

He confirms that Krang will be in the new comic, though to what extent we don't yet know.
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Posted 02 August 2011 - 01:47 PM

Interest piqued. I will give the first few issues a try.

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 04:59 PM

http://www.tmnt-ninj...com/blog/?p=262

IDW's TMNT #1 will be shipping with THIRTEEN variant covers counted thus far, with no doubt more on the way.

Oh IDW.
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Posted 11 August 2011 - 07:17 PM

QUOTE(DrSpengler @ Aug 11 2011, 03:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
http://www.tmnt-ninj...com/blog/?p=262

IDW's TMNT #1 will be shipping with THIRTEEN variant covers counted thus far, with no doubt more on the way.

Oh IDW.


That's gotta be like a worlds record or something...

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 08:29 PM

Umm, I'll probably try for the Raph varient, but I am not going to try to get them all. I like me some turtles, but I'm not that hardcore.

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 11:25 PM

QUOTE(Database @ Aug 11 2011, 08:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(DrSpengler @ Aug 11 2011, 03:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
http://www.tmnt-ninj...com/blog/?p=262

IDW's TMNT #1 will be shipping with THIRTEEN variant covers counted thus far, with no doubt more on the way.

Oh IDW.


That's gotta be like a worlds record or something...


Spoken like someone who missed the 90s.


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Posted 12 August 2011 - 01:42 PM

QUOTE(Database @ Aug 11 2011, 08:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(DrSpengler @ Aug 11 2011, 03:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
http://www.tmnt-ninj...com/blog/?p=262

IDW's TMNT #1 will be shipping with THIRTEEN variant covers counted thus far, with no doubt more on the way.

Oh IDW.


That's gotta be like a worlds record or something...


Transformers Infiltration #1 came out with ten variant covers while the rest of the issues in that mini ran between 7 and 8 variants a piece.

Looks like TMNT is IDW's new redord-holder for most variant covers.
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