Sweet Comics: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1

posted by MP Johnson

The fifth TMNT series (not counting Tales of the TMNT, the Archie series and various mini series) kicks off on August 24th, featuring the return of co-creator Kevin Eastman.

As a kid, I had always been into comics, grabbing random issues of everything from Batman to Weird War Tales from the magazine shelf at the 7-11 down the street. But I didn’t become a full-on comic book nerd until I discovered TMNT and learned that there were stores that only sold comics. My mind was blown, and so was my allowance.

The most recent TMNT incarnation was run by the other co-creator, Peter Laird. He did a decent job, working with some good writers and artists, but nothing really memorable came out of the series. For whatever reason, he has no involvement this time around. I’m hoping Kevin Eastman, who has been running Heavy Metal magazine, comes in with new energy and new ideas, and that TMNT returns to its former glory. Having Sam Keith do the art for the first issue cover is a good start.

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 at 12:00 pm