Monday, March 5, 2012

Awesome Turtle Picture #014

With TMNT (Vol. 3) #25 out and all the buzz about Tang Amaya (AKA the Headhunter, AKA the Mistress, AKA the Lady Shredder), it seems like a good time to focus on an appearance she would have made in Tales of the TMNT (Vol. 2) #34, which was originally planned to publish the sequel to Ross May's Tales of the TMNT (Vol. 2) #22.

Editorial decisions ended in the Tang Amaya/The Mistress plot line being dropped and left unresolved, and the story that got published in Tales #34 was something completely different. Never-the-less, artist Scott Cohn completed the pencils for the cover and the first 9 pages, which he was kind-enough to share on his blog.

Here's the cover, though:

It's a shame we never got this story; I'm not sure why editorial at Mirage decided to kill it. Still, I'm glad to see the thread was eventually resolved in TMNT (Vol. 3) #25 and Cohn's art is always a treat. Check his blog for more!


Adam said...

Good ol' Andrew did both TMNT fans and writers a real service, didn't he?

jstr4life said...

Is this cover an homage to another cover? I've seen a similar layout before. I wanna say it was Batman at the grave of his parents...but don't quote me.

Anonymous said...

There's a Tim Sale splash with Bruce after he gets hit with the fear gas in The Long Halloween. Maybe that's it?

Mark Pellegrini said...

Personally, it reminds me of that Daredevil cover that Frank Miller did, where Matt Murdock is clinging to Elektra's grave will crying.

But beyond that, I dunno if it's an intentional homage or not.

Scott Cohn said...

ironically enough, i was searching the unused art on google so i could find it on my own blog to re-pitch to IDW. looked up the editor today in fact.

as for the cover, it wasn't referenced from anything. it's possible i was referencing images from memory, but definitely nothing on purpose.

the story was resolved though? really? bummer.

Mark Pellegrini said...

@Scott Cohn

TMNT (Vol. 3) #24-25 were unofficial publications produced with consent and input of the official creators, so it's sort of in a grey area.

Ross May had to work the resolution to Tales #22 into the tapestry of the Image TMNT Vol. 3 series, and most certainly heavily modified his original ideas.

So "resolved" though it may be, I think we'd all still dig seeing yours and Ross's original conclusion to the storyline.

Scott Cohn said...

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