"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2011 Ongoing)" Series Talkback (Spoilers)

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  1. James Harvey

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    Discuss the all-new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ongoing series from IDW publishing!

    TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #1


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    Written by: Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz.
    Art by: Dan Duncan.

    Description: They're back! This summer, the original heroes in a half-shell make a triumphant return to comics! Leonardo, Donatello, Michaelangelo, and Raphael reunite to bring their ninja aptitude and teenage attitude to IDW Publishing in this all-new, action-packed series. Featuring a cast of familiar characters—Master Splinter, April O'Neill, Casey Jones, and more—and true to the spirit of the original comics created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are bigger and badder than ever, and ready to rock old and new fans alike!

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    I enjoyed the first issue though I do wish I got more out of it for the $4 I paid. I was planning on getting this monthly but I might reconsider trade waiting the book. It was definitely good though and I'm really interested in some of the subplots in the book. I'm genuinely excited about this book since it'll be the first TMNT book I follow monthly since the TMNT Adv comic. It seems like some modifications are being made to their origins which I am pretty curious to see how this plays out. I don't mind April's bigger role in the Turtles origin and I'm interested to see how the turtles became Ninja Turtles in apparently 18 months. They could also be throwing in some misdirection here to through us off. The book is off to a good start but I can also see where it might ruffle some feathers.
     
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    Sketch not like those other old guys

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    I was thinking of following this comic from the beginning but at 4 bucks a pop? Eh... My love of Ninja Turtles might make it worth it.
     
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    Trust me when I tell you that this comic is definitely going into some very cool places over the next few issues. It'll be worth it ;)
     
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    I don't think I'll pick up the monthlies, but as a life-long turtle-fan if the buzz is good for the first few issues I'll definitely go for the trades.
     
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    I rarely purchase IDW comics brand-new, they're rather pricey, but in the case of my liking of the Turtles, I've made an exception.

    It's not a bad start. It's interesting to see a new take on the Turtles inspired by the Mirageverse. The origin redo is something that'll take time to get used to, as the story's been the same in every incarnation, save the tweak of Splinter as Yoshi in the 87 and '12 toons.

    The con of the issue, as already stated, is that you don't feel like you got your entire $4 worth as the action takes place all in the first half, the latter being flashbacks. However, I'm intrigued with Hob's background, the unseen General Krang and whatever the heck is up with Raphael in past and present. I'll wait for future reviews to see if future issues are worth the dough.
     
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    I pretty much agree with y'all. I liked it a lot. I've always wanted to get into the turtles and this seems like a good place to start. But too expensive. I'll wait for the trades maybe.
     
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    The sales numbers for the first issue are up at CBR and they seem really good to me:

    I hope this book has a nice long run ahead of it. It think it is far and away the top IDW title of the month.

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    The all-new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ongoing series from IDW publishing continues!

    TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #2


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    Written by: Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz
    Art by: Dan Duncan

    Description: The Turtle brothers are separated! With one of their own lost, the Turtles struggle to train, fight, and find their own place in the world. A brand new villain seeks revenge and hints about the Turtles origin are revealed! A new mythology for Turtles in the 21st century is being built -- and the story is just beginning to rev up!

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    I think I'll be in it for at least the first arc. I thought this issue was actually better than the first and the time-jumping just adds to the mystery. The art even seems a bit sharper. It was very cool to see the introduction of Casey Jones too. That was a great surprise. There are a few questions still and I have to wonder the whole '15 months earlier' part since that doesn't seem like enough time for our heroes to become these full-fledged ninjas so I hope the answer comes in the next two parts. Still good though.
     
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    I looked at #1 in a Barnes & Noble this past weekend. Seemed interesting. I credit it for not starting off with Shredder and the Foot Clan but the flashbacks were confusing. I left the book thinking the turtles and rat at Stockgen aren't Splinter and co., and April may be infiltrating the company for them. There was a sketch in there of Stockman with what appears to be Mousers.

    On the fence with Old Hob. Not to hot on Casey being introduced like that. But overall, it's only the first issue. The biggest surprise for me was General Krang. Can't wait to see how that reveals itself. I'll tune in this week for #2.

    Just read there's a new micro-series starting in November with Raphael! "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Microseries #1: Raphael Coming in November!"

     
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    The all-new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ongoing series from IDW publishing continues!

    TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #3


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    Written by: Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz
    Art by: Dan Duncan

    Description: The rebirth of the Ninja Turtles continues! New twists in the Turtles' origin are revealed as Raphael continues his life apart from his brothers and uncovers danger with his new pal Casey Jones. The only result can be some serious street brawlin'! Meanwhile villainous Old Hob has his eyes and ears to the ground and he only has one thought on his mind—bloody revenge! Will the Turtles be reunited in time to stop his plan, or will they be picked off one by one? The only way to find out is to read this issue!

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    How long is the first arc? Four issues doesn't seem like enough to wrap this all up.
     
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    The first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles story-arc concludes!

    TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #4

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    Written by: Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz
    Art by: Dan Duncan

    Description: The conclusion to the Turtles' triumphant return to comics! The final pieces of the Turtles' mysterious origin are revealed as the Turtles move closer to finding their lost brother Raphael. There's just one thing in their way... an angry, mangy mutant alley cat named Old Hob... and he's got an entire gang to back him up! It's a battle royale on the mean streets of New York and Turtles lore will be forever rewritten!

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    Even though the issue ends with 'to be continued' the first arc wrpas up nicely. The letter column said issue #5 is a bit of an epilogue to this issue so I am actually looking forward to that because boy there are a lot of unanswered questions here. While the origin seems to be that the Turtles were only mutated fifteen months ago something tells me it is not just that cut and dry especially based on the dialogue - especially what Splinter says when the Turtles are leaving the lab. There seems to be a lot more to it. While I do wish a bit more happened in the opening arc I think the book did a great job setting the tone for what looks like an excellent TMNT comic! This is a great bookthat I hope more people are reading.
     
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    The first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Micro-Series issue arrives!

    TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES - MICRO-SERIES #1: RAPHAEL

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    Written by: Brian Lynch
    Art by: Franco Urru

    Description: Following in the tradition of the original TMNT microseries comes the first of four stand-alone tales centering on each Turtle. Raphael's place in the world is uncertain and he can't shake the feeling that he'll always be an outsider. That changes when he finds another mutant, the arctic fox Alopex, who may have a new clue pertaining to the Turtles origin. Unfortunately she's too busy being hunted alive to share the info! Will Raphael and his new friend survive the night? The Angel: After the Fall team of Brian Lynch and Franco Urru reveal all! Well, some, anyway!

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    While the main comic has been a bit slow I find I really really loved this issue. It had a great pace, lovely art and I loved all the cameos! Bebop and Rocksteady in human form was a treat to see! Plus is looks like that fox charatcer was a nod to Ninjara maybe. All in all I really liked the mico-issue and I can't wait for the next one. Really well done and my favorite issue of the new IDW TMNT comic to date!
     
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    This stand-alone story acts a great jumping-on point!

    TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #5

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    Written by: Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz
    Art by: Dan Duncan

    Description: The Turtles are reunited, although distance still remains between the brothers. Fortunately nothing brings people together like the holiday season! It's Christmas in New York City, and the aftermath of the battle with Old Hob allows for more mysteries to be revealed... and new dangers to be uncovered. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles begin their journey as a true team of brothers in this exciting issue!

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    While I haven't committed to the main monthly title because of IDW's prices, I do like to get the occasional mini/one-shot, and the Raphael one delivered. I'm enjoying this characterization of the character so far, where Raph is a little headstrong, but not short-tempered like past incarnations that ended up being unlikable.

    Alopex was an interesting character, thankfully not a Ninjara clone, and it's good to have a new female mutant, as Peter Laird was never fond of them in the first place, and kept the Turtles from having girlfriends. With the Bebop and Rocksteady cameos and the mention of the name 'Krang', it'll be interesting to see how much of the 1987 mythos will be incorporated into this series.

    Mikey is the next one to have a micro, I'll wait for a preview of that one first as he's my least favorite Turtle.
     
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    The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Micro-Series continues!

    TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES - MICRO-SERIES #2: MICHELANGELO

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    Written by: Brian Lynch
    Art by: Chris Madden

    Description: The TMNT Microseries continue with everyone's favorite fun-loving Turtle, Michelangelo! Considered by many to be the 'soul' of the Turtles brothers, this story will follow a stand-alone adventure with Michelangelo exploring New York City on his own during the holidays. He'll find new a new friend, grave danger, and uncover new secrets that reveal clues to ongoing mysteries...all with that classic Michelangelo attitude. Don't miss this special issue!

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