A Positive Look at the Ninja Turtles Movie [REVIEW]

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I am going to try and tackle this one from all sides. Mirage, Nickelodeon, IDW…you name it. If you are a fan of the Mirage Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) you will walk out of the movie liking the teamwork and violence in it.

If you are a Nickelodeon comic fan, then you will like Michelangelo… that’s it. If you are an IDW fan, this is as close to perfect as you can ever hope to imagine. With that in mind, I will explain the reasons why I absolutely loved this movie. Continue reading “A Positive Look at the Ninja Turtles Movie [REVIEW]”

TMNT Visual History Book Contains Much Turtle Power

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History by Andrew Farago should please all Turtles fans. The hardcover book doesn’t disappoint with big, clear sketches, drawings, animation cels, photos, etc. At almost 190 pages, Ultimate is almost a museum on the printed page. Farago puts together an impressive package; even the text shows enthusiasm for the subject and appreciation for their creators and stewards. Continue reading “TMNT Visual History Book Contains Much Turtle Power”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Comics Previews: Ongoing #33, New Animated Adventures #10, Classic Animated Adventures Volume 7

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Going by cover date of the very first issue, it’s getting close to the 30th anniversary of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. See these previews of IDW’s upcoming April comics. Continue reading “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Comics Previews: Ongoing #33, New Animated Adventures #10, Classic Animated Adventures Volume 7”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Comics Previews: Ongoing #32 & Color Classics (Vol. 2) #5

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Hey, TMNT fans! How was YOUR week? IDW will publish two Ninja Turtles adventures on 12 March, one new and one possibly new-to-you! The 30th anniversary is coming in May, and I hope to bring you a bit more coverage of the Green Team. Continue reading “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Comics Previews: Ongoing #32 & Color Classics (Vol. 2) #5”

Kevin Eastman Interview at Sac Con 2014

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Another big moment in my life was about to happen. David had just finished telling me that Kevin Eastman and his wife were here and would be joining us shortly. I frantically started flipping through my note pad to view the questions I had planned. I was getting nervous. I had just finished interviewing with Sergio Aragonés, a longtime favorite artist of mine, and now I was going to interview the man that had created the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

As most people know, I have loved the Turtles since I have known about them. I even went so far as to break open my piggy bank back in the early 90’s so that I could by tickets for my family to go see the TMNT: Coming Out of Their Shells tour. Yes, I was THAT kid.

I had just flipped to my third question when David had informed me that Mrs. Courtney Eastman was out in the lobby looking for us. We got up from our chairs to see her standing right in front of us. As we walked up to greet her, Kevin appeared from the elevator. We all introduced ourselves and then the night became even MORE epic. Sergio Aragonés walked up and introduced himself to the Eastmans, as well as greeted us again. This was the first time the two had ever met. HISTORY! Continue reading “Kevin Eastman Interview at Sac Con 2014”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Must Rise Over The City Fall [Review]

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While not the city-spanning epic I expected, “City Fall” is an entertaining arc with the many aspects of familial loyalty on display. Shredder is making a power grab and has enlisted the brainwashed Leonardo as his chunin, the ultimate example of a ninja warrior. The Turtles, with the help of April O’Neil and the shady feline Old Hob, navigate solemn New York City to find their brother.

“City Fall” features factions, but never gets too entangled in gang wars: Shredder and Karai’s Foot, the Savate, the Purple Dragons, our reptilian heroes, and even a brief alliance between Splinter and Old Hob. Ah, New York, that solemn battlefield bringing a cat and mouse together. Continue reading “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Must Rise Over The City Fall [Review]”