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TMNT was a lot like the (early)Vertigo of its time, in a way -- it satisfied a lot of the appeal of the superhero genre, without being tied to or attempting to emulate a backlog of forty years of continuity and without being bound by the conventions of that genre. Comic book Webelos, a stepping stone between this and that. But yeah, a lot of the material is well-suited to a cartoon -- I just never got into it because it was aimed younger than me and I wasn't old enough yet to filter that out.

Tep (ktepi), Friday, 2 February 2007 16:07 (fifteen years ago) link

My comics-selling friend got me a big pile of the recent Peter Laird-scripted TMNTs, and they were pretty good. It's like the comic has matured but still has plenty of room for alien/dinosaur/big robot action. Jim Lawson's art is kind-of odd, though. In places it's great, but he has trouble with noses.

But even better is the "Tales Of The TMNT" series, with revolving artists/writers for each issue. They even got the two guys that did the Archie Turtles comic to come back and do a couple of guest spots.

The source seems to've dried up, unfortunately, so I'm way behind on them at the mo.

philip was mentioned (Phil A), Friday, 2 February 2007 17:20 (fifteen years ago) link

Jon posted this on ILE the other day:

chap (chap), Friday, 2 February 2007 19:33 (fifteen years ago) link

That ... is just way too much mayonnaise.

Tep (ktepi), Friday, 2 February 2007 19:36 (fifteen years ago) link


c(,,c) (Leee), Friday, 2 February 2007 20:43 (fifteen years ago) link

It's like the comic has matured but still has plenty of room for alien/dinosaur/big robot action.


Richard Baez (Johnny Logic), Friday, 2 February 2007 22:15 (fifteen years ago) link

No! I think they've aged in real time, pretty much.

Hmm. I've just at looked Mirage's website, and the current run seems to've ground to a halt(last issue was June '06). And there's no "forthcoming issue" preview. :(

philip was mentioned (Phil A), Saturday, 3 February 2007 01:02 (fifteen years ago) link

I still have a big batch of the Mirage TMNTs; what always impressed me most was their willingness to let other creator/artist/writers have their way with these iconic figures well in advance of DC's elseworlds style play... great runs with Rick Veitch, Hedden and McWeeney, Mike Zulli, Mark Martin.

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Saturday, 3 February 2007 20:33 (fifteen years ago) link

you can read the entire first issue of the original comic book here: http://www.ninjaturtles.com/comics/mirage/one/pg01.htm

J.D. (Justyn Dillingham), Sunday, 4 February 2007 06:11 (fifteen years ago) link

I remember a demented Chester Brown issue with a villain called the Fanny Whacker. Can this be right?

James Morrison (JRSM), Monday, 5 February 2007 00:44 (fifteen years ago) link

He looked like the Punisher, didn't he?

(I don't remember if Australian usage is UK-ish or US-ish, but in the US "fanny" is a super-innocent term for "butt," the sort of thing your grandmother or kindergarten teacher would say when telling you to sit down and pay attention.)

Tep (ktepi), Monday, 5 February 2007 00:54 (fifteen years ago) link

Can this be right?

No, it was Mark Martin.

featuring (kit brash), Monday, 5 February 2007 03:12 (fifteen years ago) link

actual real true fact: CEREBUS crossed over into the original TMNT comic!

J.D. (Justyn Dillingham), Monday, 5 February 2007 07:32 (fifteen years ago) link

Australian usage is UK-ish, thus making the big Punisher-dressed rat a surprising proposition.

James Morrison (JRSM), Tuesday, 6 February 2007 01:00 (fifteen years ago) link

six years pass...
five years pass...

Raphael is ... weirdly big now. He's supposed to be small, fast and dangerously insane.

Uhura Mazda (lukas), Wednesday, 26 September 2018 22:03 (four years ago) link

Nah, he works out. More than the others.

growing up in publix (morrisp), Wednesday, 26 September 2018 22:33 (four years ago) link

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