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Eastman and Laird Return to TMNT

The original creators team up to create a 30th Anniversary special issue.

Press Release

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are celebrating a milestone 30th anniversary this year and the festivities are ramping up! This May, co-creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird karate-kick into high gear with a very special 30th Anniversary issue at IDW. Featuring a brand-new cover created by the original team, this issue marks the first time in over 20 years the pair has worked together on the property.

“TMNT has been an important part of countless fans' lives, including myself,” said series editor Bobby Curnow. “Getting the chance to celebrate this rich history is an amazing opportunity. Almost as amazing as getting to see new material from these creators again!”

"Working on the TMNT Comics with the wonderful and amazing IDW team over the last three years reminded me how much I MISSED and LOVED the four green guys.” said Kevin Eastman, “getting to work with my Co-Creator Peter Laird again is the icing on the cake - and then some! It really took me back thirty years, to the earliest days, with the fondest memories, and why we got into this business in the first place."

The 30th Anniversary Special will be a cavalcade of all-new short stories by the top talent that has built the rich TMNT world over the past 30 years. Each story is inspired by a different era of TMNT's rich history, and features the unique look, feel and voice of that time period. From Dean Clarrain, Chris Allan, Gary Carlson, Frank Fosco, and Jim Lawson to IDW’s own Tom Waltzand Dan Duncan, the creators showcased in this 48-page full-color special issue spin fantastic TMNT tales from the sewers to the stars!

Considered one of the most popular kids’ television programs of the 1980s, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a classic, global property created in 1984 by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. It first debuted as a successful comic book series and then became a hit animated TV show, a live-action television series and later spawned four blockbuster theatrical releases. The property also has translated into a significant consumer products business—with DVDs, video games, toys and more--that has generated billions of dollars at retail. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles debut on Nickelodeon in 2012 and ranked as the number-one new boy series for the year in the United States. In Aug. 2014, Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Films' CGI/live-action hybrid will hit theaters.

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Posted by Dark_Guyver


Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

that cover is great

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Posted by space4rentt

Can't wait!

Posted by Lvenger

Brilliant news! I can't wait to read this special issue!

Posted by AmazingWebHead

T-U-R-T-L-E (power) Teen-age Mu-tant Nin-ja Tur-tles!

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T-U-R-T-L-E (power) Teen-age Mu-tant Nin-ja Tur-tles!


Edited by Xwraith

This is going to be amazing.

Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude

OH SHELL YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by ScrappyDont27

They really need to stop coming out with great TMNT stuff, it's killing my bank account

Posted by NightFang


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Posted by manwithoutshame

This is great news for Turtle fans everywhere!

Posted by Vaeternus


Edited by danhimself

Awesome! But I was really hoping that this article would say that they were finishing volume 4

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Posted by EvilPenguin543

Cool. Cool cool cool.

Edited by Sawcesome

Bossa nova.

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Posted by Transformers1024

Don't like TMNT, but that is a really nice cover.

Posted by HushoftheWind

@sawcesome said:

Bossa nova.

Chevy Nova???

*looks at each other in digust*


Posted by incredible_bulk77

so much joy happening in me.

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