This week, the Major Spoilers Podcast takes a look at classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by going all the way back to the very first issues.

tmntThis tale of the original TMNT expands the Turtles universe! After a big Mouser battle, Splinter’s gone missing and it’s up to his ninja turtle sons to find him. But, little do they know, an extraterrestrial surprise of cosmic proportions awaits them at the end of their search!

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  1. Thomas J. Angelo on

    Like most who lived through the 80’s, the TMNT made quite an impression on my youth! It’s been a good trip down memory lane. I can imagine that new readers may be thrown off by the style of artwork, but the stories are classic and still hold up today in my view.

  2. Kevin Kortekaas on

    My wife recently bought me Vol 1 & 2 for my birthday, and while a little bit dated, I still think they hold up.

    Having never read the original issues but knowing about it periferally, I was surprised and pleased that the new series has many parallels with the original.

  3. I grew up on the Turtles and hold the Mirage books in high regard. To go along with the original issues in my collection, I received IDW’s Ultimate Collection Vol 1 and 2 last year and they present the original issues in such an amazing way! What I love about the Turtles is the overall theme of teamwork and working together to achieve something more than you can on your own. I also love the fact that they Turtles do not really have any “super powers” in the traditional sense of the word. They work very hard to train in the art on ninjutsu and are an example of what you can accomplish with hard work and effort.

    You should mention the great work guys at IDW are doing with their take on the Turtles and how they are paying homage to the original material.

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