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Win a DVD of Nickelodeon's TMNT

Get your hands on "Ultimate Showdown," a DVD which collects the second half of the first season! It's great, so naturally that means you should want it. Come find out how it can be yours!

Nick's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is currently on its second season, but the first one was so good that it totally warrants multiple viewings. The show recently released a DVD for the final twelve episodes of the debut season, and if you've been following the show, you know they're quite awesome. In addition to some great episodes, the collection also has a couple of bonus features, including a look at how scenes are made and animated comic books. Now, two lucky Comic Viners have a chance to win a copy of this DVD! Just like with our other contests, this is open only to people in the United States.

How can you win?

Entering is beyond simple. Answer the following question in just a few sentences at most:

Who's your favorite Turtle and why?

It's that easy. Just briefly tell us below which hero in a half shell is your favorite and why. Here's some additional rules.

  • Two winners will be selected.
  • Only one entry per person.
  • Sorry duders, but Comic Vine's lawyers insist the contest only applies to those in the United States.
  • The contest will begin immediately and end Friday, November 1, 2013.
  • Winners will be contacted on Monday (Nov. 4), so check your inbox throughout that day to see if you've won!

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Good luck, everyone!

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Posted by Overlander

I love Donatello the best. He's smart, responsible, and loyal. Those are all the traits I hope my son emulates as he grows up watching the show.

Posted by Xwraith

Michelangelo. I consider him the "soul" of the Turtles - his personality is the one people think of when they hear "TMNT". Also, his love of comics, as well as (in the 2003-2009 show) his tendency to quote a certain chief engineer of a certain starship lead me to think he's the Turtle most like me.

Edited by AllStarSuperman

Michelangelo: He sometimes seems dumb, but he is actually very smart and a great fighter. In multiple incarnations he's shown the ability to go toe to toe with Raph and Leo. Not only is he the funniest Ninja Turtle, but he also has the best weapons. And you can always count on him to lighten the mood when things get too dark. He's also the most relatable, especially sense he loves comics, and of course I do too, I am on ComicVine.

Edited by dondave

I need to move to the USA

Posted by bladewolf

My favorite is Leonardo because he exemplifies honor, leadership, and loyalty. No matter how often his brother annoy him with their antics, Leo is always there to lend a hand and pull them out of a jam. He's also able to do something many leaders can't: admit when he's wrong, and try to improve himself to do better the next time.

Posted by RedhoodFlashLantern

Leo is my favorite he is the leader of the turtles, he is by far the best fighter, and he is always one step ahead of the rest of the turtles strategy wise and in my opinion would be the only one who could take out shredder in a one on one fight out of the 4 turtles.Without leo the turtles fall apart perfect example READ CITY FALL ARC and you see just how bad ass leo is and how much the turtles need him.

Posted by sanityisoverrated

Ever since I was a kid in the 80's I have always had one turtle that has always been my favorite above the others, and that is Donatello. Donny, as he is affectionately called by his brothers, is the brains of the turtles and as I see it the glue that holds them together. You have Leo, the leader, Mikey, the wild one, and Raph who is the hothead. Donny sticks out because not only is he the brain, but he is also the most compassionate of the turtles in my eyes. He would go out of his way to help his brothers as well as help anyone who needed. Plus being the smart one allowed me to connect with Donny as well. Granted other turtles seem to be more popular, Raph and Leo being the main two, but it is always Donny that I tuned into watch. So that is who my favorite turtle is.

Posted by pikahyper

Michelangelo, I always loved him growing up, his sense of humor was always fun and a good pick me up on my long travels to and from school. I always felt he kept the Turtles light and fun when they could be serious so often.

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Posted by EvilPenguin543

My favorite turtle is Leonardo. Whenever the turtles are in a jam, Leo is always there to make them stop bickering and get them through the sticky situation. The other three turtles really need him. As shown in the current "City Fall" arc, the other turtles rely on Leo a great deal and without him fighting Shredder and other villains becomes a whole lot harder. Plus he watches Space Heroes, which is awesome.

Posted by AllStarSuperman

@redhoodflashlantern: In the 2003 cartoon, Leo only beat Karai Shredder by himself, Mickey was able to humble the Viral Robot Shredder. And Donatello is the heart of the Turtles, because theres an episode were he goes to a future with out him, and the world his in ruins. Mickey only has one arm, leo is blind, and raph only has one eye.

Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse

Donatello, because I don't know any of the other's names.

Posted by berkan_ozgur

Leonardo, because I just loved how beautiful the 'Mona Lisa' turned out I mean talk about revolutionary.

Posted by Bloxxeh

My favorite Turtle is Leonardo. He reminds me of Dick Grayson so much. And that's a really good thing. He's a great leader. And he makes the cutest faces when he watches that one Star Trek-ish show. :3

Posted by slade_wilson

The following is an out-of-character statement

My favorite turtle is Donatello. Growing up (I didn't catch on to the turtles until my teen years) I was kida embarrassed about my "nerdiness". I loved learning and tinkering with machines. I LOVED being the smartest kid in the room. It gave me the little bit of confidence I ever had. I nearly lived at my dad's manufacturing plant so I spent a considerable amount of time with large machines which fostered my love for technology. So low and behold I was introduced to the turtles. Turtles who knew ninjutsu? AWESOME SAUCE! And then I learn about Donny. Years and years of looking up to perfect, god-like superheroes. Yeah I liked it, but I hardly felt a connection. With Donny, it was like looking in a mirror. I love all the turtles, but Donny is m clear-cut favorite. He makes me feel better about myself and my childhood.

Posted by BoyWander

My favorite turtle in this current incarnation is actually Leo, which is an interesting choice for me. I really like that he's trying to prove himself to be the leader. I relate with him trying to show the others the right way, when no one wants to listen and how he's grown. Leo is usually too upstanding for me to really get behind, but for some reason he's appealing to me this time around.

Posted by wmwadeii

I always like Donatello because I felt akin with him as I was always the smart kid in the room, but for some reason I'm now drawn towards Michelangelo. Don't know if it's because of his personality and he is the young at heart kinda guy like me, or if it's because my middle name is Micheal.

Posted by AllStarSuperman

@wmwadeii: creepy, i used to like donny the best and now i like mickey, and my middle name is micheal, so yeah, time travel or parallel universe version of me?

Posted by Mbecks14

Guys the contest doesn't doesn't start until the 1st. But I desperately want to win this!

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Posted by kriminal

leo because it is clear how much his brothers depend on him. the tmnt cartoon movie did a great job showing this, as the turtles lives were less without him. he takes the responsibility for the teams short comings and is often the reason they win. if he didnt keep mikey focused and raph calm and give donnie the freedom to test inventions the team would be disfunctional. what i hate about the cartoon is how splinter made him the leader for no reason. he is that natural leader, like a captain america type, that you know can get the job done, and thats why he leads the team.

Posted by Sawcesome

Back when I was a kid, my reasons for liking Leonardo the most were pretty simple. Blue's my favorite color, and I love swords. While those reasons still stand (I haven't changed much), I find myself more drawn to his role as leader and "oldest" brother. Interestingly, his brothers are better than him in a lot of leadership fields (concerning the TMNT, at least). He's not the best fighter (I'm sure that's Raph), he's not the smartest (obviously Donnie), and he's certainly not the most charismatic (MIKEY), but he recognizes where his brothers excel and plays to their strengths. He wants to lead them, and I feel he's been training mostly for that sole purpose. Without him, the turtles are kinda lost. There's a reason he's the one usually getting ambushed and taken out by the Foot!

By the way, if this sounds too much like someone else's entry or if this is too long, I apologize.

Posted by Vincie_Pooh

Donatello for me. When I was a kid and I saw Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The live action film in 1990, I was amazed and how it was so different from the cartoon. I was a kid at the time and I didn't know there was a comic, so I had my cousins introduce me to the Ninja Turtles in the black and white comic, the Mirage Comic Donatello was originally presented along with Leo as one of the two calmer turtles. Plus the first issue of the comic SPOILER! Donnie was the one who killed the Shredder by knocking him the roof top.
Donnie in the first live action movie... Donatello seemed less intellligent in the film. He struck up a strong friendship with Casey Jones. Mostly the two playfully insulted each other during the part of the movie fixing the old pickup trick. Of course we all know Donnie is the mind and brians of the group... but I love his relationship brother hood with the little brother Michelangelo. Always messing around the goof balls and the ones getting in trouble and breaking the ice in the room. A lot of people can love the first film but with Donnie and Mikey watching the movie at Aprils place watching the Tortoise and the Hare, I hear Mikey go "Ninja kick the dam rabbit" While Donnie chills hahahaa Donatello has a comedic inability to match his brothers in the first movies. "Bossa nova" "chevy Nova" And plus in the fight with the Turtles and Shedder, he kept on fighting with out his weapon... even thoe he was beat.
Donatello has one of the most under rated weapons of the group, the bo staff. Seeing him fight in so many movies and TV shows it is one of my favorite weapons... Its like if you gave Donnie the Darth Maul double bladed light saber... he can kick some ass and have the colors of purple too it. The bo staff has reach the bo staff can hit more then 3 foot clan members or even more. Plus as one of my favorite colors... PURPLE He rocks that head band very well. For freaking shakes he was voiced by Corey Felman! Donnie is the opposite to me. He is the mind, he wears purple, he has the bo staff. Donnie is the under rated character of the group. Donnie is the loving brother, he cares and of course he will fight until the end. There that is my favorite Turtle and mostly in short.... why. hahaha


Posted by Drummer007

Michelangelo (the orange one) is my favorite. He's a good comic relief for the team. He's a good fighter and team member but he knows how to have a good time and not take things so serious. I've always thought his nun chucks were pretty awesome too.

Posted by Tradewind

♪ This is the Ultimate Showdown... Of Ultimate Destiny! Good guys, bad guys, and explosions... As far as the eye can see! ♪

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People still get DVD ?

Posted by matt4hire

One of the things I love about the Ninja Turtles is that there's literally a Turtle for everybody, at least when you were a kid. Donatello was there for the nerdy kids, Raphael for the angry ones, Michelangelo for the clowns, and Leonardo for the jocks.

That said, my favorite was Leonardo, even though I wasn't a jock at all. For one thing, he had swords. Just too cool! Also, there was something about how he was just a good guy. That's something that was related in all of my favorite characters as a kid, like Cyclops and Cable. There was a moral line that was, for them, easy to follow, and that appealed to me a lot.

Posted by Lgharrell3

Raphael is my favorite turtle by far. He struggles with his inner demons and has to constantly keep himself in check. Also he is loyal to a fault even if he himself questions it sometimes the idea of someone hurting his family is enough to set him off.

Posted by louddarryl

Leonardo has been my favorite turtle since I was little. He's their leader and the go-to guy in any situation.

Edited by jmarsh642


Growing up I loved his carefree attitude, and now that he is voiced by Beast Boy, he is fun personified.

Posted by k4tzm4n

@mbecks14 said:

Guys the contest doesn't doesn't start until the 1st. But I desperately want to win this!

  • The contest will begin immediately and end Friday, November 1, 2013.
Edited by RoTheKid

Wow. That's a tough question. I hope this counts, but I'm going to do this anyway. When I was a kid, I LOVED Michelangelo. He was my favorite hands down. I loved his care free spirit, his light assessment of serious situations, and I loved his "valley dude" accent. However, as I got older, I realized that I love all of the turtles equally. Like a father who can't chose his favorite child, I feel that way for each of the turtles: Leonardo--his chivalry and hard working ethics can make any father proud; Donatello--his scientific fortitude always give the turtles that mental superiority they need; Michelangelo--for the same reasons as mentioned before and Raphael--whose temper may get the best of him at times, but deep down, one can see his gentle heart. In essence, I see a part of myself with each of the four. With sons so loving and loyal like them, how can a father just choose one? So, I guess my answer is ALL of them! They are all my favorite! :)

Posted by toddlovessweeps

I like Donatello because of the Bo Staff and because he the smartest, quick-witted, and most intelligent of the four turtles. He is also really good with gadgets. toddlovessweeps at gmail dot com

Edited by Ms. Omega

I love Donatello the best. He's smart, responsible, and loyal.

Agreed :)

Edited by SBoseak

Raphael. Always has been my favorite and always will be. The sarcasm, the aggressive attitude, the whole shabang.

P.S. Of course they had Greg Katzman be the one who posts this contest. ;)

Posted by mightypug78

My favorite hero in a half-shell is Raphael. His fighting style is brutal and irregular and he does quite well with numerous different weapons but his traditional sai blades stand out amongst the weapons used by his brothers. But this is not why he is my favorite. I could personally relate to him when i was younger and i still can to a degree today. I was one of 4 siblings, just Raphael was, and I had emotional problems when i was younger and I was angered easily, just like Raphael. Out of all my siblings, i considered myself the toughest as well, just like Raphael is. Just like him, we love our siblings and try to support them but they get on our nerves sometimes. Another trait that I found recently that is similar to a trait that Raphael has is he hates cockroaches just like I hate spiders. I really sympathize with him on that. I don't know how i would cope if a spider mutated just like the cockroach did in the tv show. Raphael is even cooler because he wears a red mask and red is my favorite color. This is why Raphael is my favorite turtle hero. Leonardo is a far second. Cowabunga dudes!

Posted by k4tzm4n

@sboseak said:

Raphael. Always has been my favorite and always will be. The sarcasm, the aggressive attitude, the whole shabang.

P.S. Of course they had Greg Katzman be the one who posts this contest. ;)


Edited by k4tzm4n

Okay, the contest has now ended. I'll review the posts this weekend and send direct message's to the winners on Monday!

In the event they don't reply within two days or so, I'll contact someone else instead.

Posted by k4tzm4n

Sending out DMs in a couple hours!

Edited by hylian

mikey is my favorite. He's got a coll personality. He's a party dude. He also use numchucks