Editor’s Note: For those following Julian on Twitter, you already know Julian slam dunked the Major Spoilers Julian Challenge at the San Diego Comic Con.Â We’ll have more on this on the next Major Spoilers Podcast, but until then, check out Julian’s Saturday diary.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are getting a movie franchise relaunch, and producers have hired John Fusco to write the script.Â The live action movie does not have a director, cast, or studio attached to the project just yet, but Lightbox Prod. 4Kids Entertainment is handling all the licensing for the turtles.
The movie is expected to hit theaters sometime in 2011.
In this issue: Muppets, muppets, muppets! Zombies, zombies, zombies! Stephen says “Holy crap!” Rodrigo says “Why is this alien illeterate?” and Matthew just hums Paul McCartney tunes under his breath. Plus: pink pleather bikinis! The buying habits of of the North American comics fan! And two crazy mofos with big guns vy for your affections, and a teenage mutant ninja secretary is in the house, and she ain’t bringing you your coffee, bucky.
When single shines the triple sun,
What was sundered and undone
The line between them was never so real,
So have some beans at every meal.
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Way back in the day, when the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles made their debut on the morning cartoons, Archie Comics released a three issue mini-series that adapted the first five episodes of the 1987 television series.Â With the turtles celebrating their 25th “Shell-ebration” (not my gag, I promise you), Archie is collecting the series into a trade paperback.
A generation of readers thrilled to the heroic exploits of the Turtles as they set out to rescue April O’Neil from the Foot Clan!Â The thrilling story had it all: the origins of the Turtles, Splinter, Bebop and Rocksteady; the first Archie appearances of April O’Neil, Shredder and the evil, disembodied brain Krang; plus Krang’s robot army, the Neutrinos from Dimension X, and the Technodrome!
The 104-page comic arrives May 13, 2009 for $11.95.
OrÂ “Puzzling…Â Intriguing…Â Entertaining…Â A Little Infuriating…Â Must Be Dave Sim.”
Most of you, our Faithful Spoilerites, are too young to remember the black and white independent comics boom of the 80′s, a time when the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were more than a color-coded merchandising phenomenon, where being able to actually draw wasn’t really a prerequisite, a time when having a unique artist’s perspective was not only not uncommercial, it was practically de rigeur.Â It was a time where names were made and reputations created, a time which really and truly changed comics as we know them (for good or ill.)Â One of the reps coined during this time was that of Dave Sim, the guy who drew that cute Conan parody with the aardvark.Â Now, two decades on, the aardvark is gone, the “funny animal parodist” perception has been forever altered, and Dave Sim is back with something truly unique…
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle New York Comic Con exclusives sold out lightning fast, but fear not turtle fans, NECA has announced its 2008 San Diego Comic Con exclusive will feature the turtles in the half shel as they appeared in 1984 – black and white, baby!
Much like the New York exclusive, this set contains all four Turtles, their complete accessories, and detailed display bases with all-new highly anticipated Black & White paint and deco! San Diego Comic Con will be the first place to pick up the Black & White Turtles anywhere, so be there! As a special bonus, the set will feature a 4″ x 6″ certificate hand-signed by Peter Laird.
Yes, this exclusive will also be limited to 500, so you best hope you have your preview night tickets already, or you are going to be out on this one too.
As you are sitting around the office, or waiting for your Xbox Live system to reboot for the umptenth time today, and you need something to do, why not take up papercraft?
The 4Kids TV website has a whole lotta characters you can download, print, cut and paste together to make an interesting cubicle decoration or piece of art to give your significant other.Â There are quite a few manga inspired creations there, plus you can download all of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (and Splinter too) and create your own ninjas on 20 weight.
Hopefully the alphabet headline hasn’t thrown you into a tizzy, but the good news is NECA, the company that has recently acquired the licensing rights to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, will offer a show exclusive at the New York Comic Con.
Peter Laird, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, will be appearing at the NECA booth on Saturday, April 19th, from 1PM-3PM, signing a New York Comic Con Exclusive Edition Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Box Set. This set contains all four Ninja Turtle action figures, plus additional accessories and diorama bases. This exclusive, limited to just 500 pieces, will be the only version of the box set to contain all the additional accessories from the single-carded Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Series 1 – in stores this May.
The exclusive will set attendees back $50.
Take the jump for the box art.