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I discovered that IDW was putting out their own TMNT comic headed my Tom Waltz, Bobby Curnow, and (original creator Kevin Eastman.)

This comic is its own thing in the franchise. It has its own origin story and has no story connection to any other iteration of TMNT.

That being said this is by far my favorite version of the turtles. It takes bits and pieces from the original comics (both the Mirage and Archie series) as well as the movies, tv shows, and anything else you can think of and has combined them into the perfect story.

It is more on the serious end and isn't really like the cartoon, although certain characters from the cartoon are in this comic.

IDW just released a hardback book for $35 that has the first 16 issues in it. Or you can buy the trades for fairly cheap. TMNT Hardback

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Cool. As a casual fan, this is great to know about. Thanks.
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IMagus wrote:
this comic.

IDW just released a hardback book for $35 that has the first 16 issues in it. Or you can buy the trades for fairly cheap.




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It is like an "Ultimate" take on the franchise and really rather good.

It has a core storyline in the main trades but then there are collections that flesh out or include extra bits for the characters, and featuring other artists (and writers?). That's usually of a high standard too.

While it's a little way into it, The Secret History of the Foot Clan is a good... well, not so much "starting point", but it gives you a heap of the backstory and setup as well as beautiful artwork.
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IMagus wrote:
I discovered that IDW was putting out their own TMNT comic headed my Tom Waltz, Bobby Curnow, and (original creator Kevin Eastman.)

This comic is its own thing in the franchise. It has its own origin story and has no story connection to any other iteration of TMNT.

That being said this is by far my favorite version of the turtles. It takes bits and pieces from the original comics (both the Mirage and Archie series) as well as the movies, tv shows, and anything else you can think of and has combined them into the perfect story.

It is more on the serious end and isn't really like the cartoon, although certain characters from the cartoon are in this comic.

IDW just released a hardback book for $35 that has the first 16 issues in it. Or you can buy the trades for fairly cheap.




Do you have a link to this comic / book?
 
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IDW TMNT Hardback

I wasn't sure how to get the link to show up right but i figured it out.
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HotHeart wrote:
It is like an "Ultimate" take on the franchise and really rather good.

It has a core story line in the main trades but then there are collections that flesh out or include extra bits for the characters, and featuring other artists (and writers?). That's usually of a high standard too.

While it's a little way into it, The Secret History of the Foot Clan is a good... well, not so much "starting point", but it gives you a heap of the backstory and setup as well as beautiful artwork.


The nice think about the hard back book (and the ones to be released) is that they include the micro series in chronological order.

That's the tricky part about this series is that they have the main comic line that has come out, and hasn't been renumbered, but they always have a 4 issue micro series being printed right along side it that fill in some major plot gaps. Not a big deal compared to super hero comics.

a google search will answer any questions pretty quick.
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That its based on the IDW series has 80% sold me on this game already.
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Secret History of the Foot Clan was one of my favourite parts of the IDW series. I just got the workprint edition and reread it a few days ago.

I'll also second getting the recent hardcover collection if you're interested in the IDW reboot though I'm not much of a fan of the Duncan art anymore since the gorgeous stuff Santaluoco and Campbell did for the series.
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Secret History of the Foot Clan was one of my favourite parts of the IDW series. I just got the workprint edition and reread it a few days ago.

I'll also second getting the recent hardcover collection if you're interested in the IDW reboot though I'm not much of a fan of the Duncan art anymore since the gorgeous stuff Santaluoco and Campbell did for the series.


And I respectfully disagree yuk. Santaluoco and Campbell's turtles look way to close to the Nick cartoon for me.
 
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That's a fairly recent addition, though. I suspect Nick is pushing the cartoon designs to be used. Sort of how Toho dictates which version of a monster IDW can use.
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That's a fairly recent addition, though. I suspect Nick is pushing the cartoon designs to be used. Sort of how Toho dictates which version of a monster IDW can use.


That's what bugged me about their style so much, especially Campbell's. I thought that the artists were being pushed by Nick to draw them that way.

I made a post about that on the TMNT Technodrome forumsand Campbell herself responded and said that it was not the case and that the artists on the IDW comic have a decent amount of choice as far as the art goes.

I mean really only those two artists favor that style. Once I realized that it was more an artists choice and not the corporate owners forcing something I was more on with it. And because it didn't last that long.
 
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IMagus wrote:

And I respectfully disagree yuk. Santaluoco and Campbell's turtles look way to close to the Nick cartoon for me.


I remember being really surprised by Campbell's drawings for the Northampton arc. The colours and the setting looked almost Calvin & Hobbes-ish to me and it kinda grew on me because it fit the pacing of that arc. If you look at her deviantart page, you can see that she used the same style for her "fanart" Secret of the Ooze pages, so I don't think she was really forced into that style.

It's just that after seeing her and Santolouco's (just realised I spelled his name completely wrong up there blush ) drawings, Duncan's and especially Kuhn's style just seem too rough for my taste.

I don't really mind the character design of the Nick Turtles, in the beginning I actually quite enjoyed the show.

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Cool to hear you guys talking about this. I joined this forum just about 6 months ago to play some online BSG.

What i've heard so far about the game is pretty exciting. I'm psyched!

-TMNT editor Bobby Curnow
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bobc358 wrote:
Cool to hear you guys talking about this. I joined this forum just about 6 months ago to play some online BSG.

What i've heard so far about the game is pretty exciting. I'm psyched!

-TMNT editor Bobby Curnow


I love that you're wiling to communicate with fans bobby.
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I couldn't help myself. I just had to own that nice hardcover book. I picked up some of these IDW TMNT comics on Free Comic book day and I really like the art style and the serious story elements.
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All of the artists on the books since it started have had different styles. Most not like the cartoon at all.
 
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Well, I was finally able to pick up #50 this week. Mind is blown. Such an amazing issue. Definitely my favorite version of the Shredder.
 
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Sithborg wrote:
Well, I was finally able to pick up #50 this week. Mind is blown. Such an amazing issue. Definitely my favorite version of the Shredder.


I wholeheartedly agree. TMNT and Usagi Yojimbo are the only series that buy the individual issues. I just can't wait.

I feel like with the first 50 issues we've covered a lot of the classic TMNT themes. I'm hoping with the next story arcs they will get into some stories that aren't classic turtles. Either way they have done some amazing things with this series.
 
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Just looking at my IDW Ninja Turtle comic book app today. Most, if not all, of their collected volumes are on sale for 50% off! A great way to get started into the comics. I'm up to volume 3, myself (also titled Shadows of the Past, btw).
 
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