The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles return to comics in their first IDW adventure! It''s a different world for the Turtles. The group is broken as Raphael wanders the streets of NYC in search of food and shelter. His brothers and Master Splinter are on the search, but so far all they can find is trouble — in the form of mutant alley cat Old Hob and his gang of criminals! The very core of the Turtles family is at stake as the new origin of TMNT is revealed! Join Tom Waltz, Dan Duncan, and TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman for the start of a wild ride!
Contains issues 1-4.
|Product dimensions:||6.50(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.30(d)|
|Age Range:||13 - 16 Years|
About the Author
Tom Waltz is a former active duty U.S. Marine, Desert Storm vet, and former California National Guard Military Policeman. He is an editor for premiere comic book publisher IDW Publishing (www.IDWpublishing.com), as well as the writer of critically-acclaimed graphic novels, including TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, THE LAST FALL, CHILDREN OF THE GRAVE, FINDING PEACE (with Nathan St John), AFTER THE FIRE, SILENT HILL: SINNER'S REWARD, SILENT HILL: PAST LIFE, SILENT HILL DOWNPOUR: ANNE'S STORY and others. He has also written for video games, including as co-writer for SILENT HILL: DOWNPOUR (Konami), and writer for GHOSTBUSTERS: SANCTUM OF SLIME (Atari), TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: BROTHERS UNITE (Paramount), and TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: MUTANTS IN MANHATTAN (Activision). He grew up in Clinton, Michigan and currently makes his home in San Diego, California with his wife and two children.
Kevin Eastman - Born in 1962 in Portland, Maine, Kevin began drawing as soon as he was able to hold a crayon. His discovery of comic books gave meaning to his crazed doodling. When Kevin discovered and studied the work of Jack Kirby, Russ Heath, Richard Corben, Vaughn Bode and John Severin, he began to hone his craft. His first published work appeared in 1980, a year or so before he met Peter Laird. In May 1984, he and Laird published Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1, creating the hit heroes in a half-shell. Eastman co-writes Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for IDW and can sometimes be found at the San Diego Comic Art Gallery.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
TMNT's get a new lease on comic book life with the help of co-creator Kevin Eastman. There are some changes to origins of some characters but they're not jarring. For those new to the property its a non-issue. The story weaves back and forth in time and is done well. The art is "sketchy" but not in a bad way. My issues with this were they pacing. The story moved very fast and would have been better suited for more characterization. The characters that we've grown to love don't get enough individual time to shine but maybe that will come in subsequent books. Overall, a good opener to hopefully an even better series.
Aww...Raph just needs some love. Anyway, it is an awesome story. I'm definitely gonna continue reading these.