Sunday, February 24, 2013

The IDW TMNT continuity timeline

Ever since completing my Mirage TMNT reading order and Archie TMNT Adventures reading order, some folks asked that I do the same for the IDW TMNT series, which has been growing increasingly more complicated.  So what they hey.

For reference's sake, IDW has been releasing their own line of chronological hard cover collections called "TMNT: The IDW Collection".  I'll try to align with that reading order if the collections ever end up contradicting my order, but so far that hasn't been a problem.


TMNT #1 (review)
TMNT #2 (review)
TMNT #3 (review)
TMNT #4 (review)
TMNT 30th Anniversary Special - "A Lot to Learn" (review)


TMNT #5 (review)
Micro-Series #1: Raphael (review)
Micro-Series #2: Michelangelo (review)
TMNT #6 (review)
Micro-Series #3: Donatello (review)
Infestation 2: TMNT #1 (review)
Infestation 2: TMNT #2 (review)
TMNT #7 (review)
TMNT #8 (review)


Micro-Series #4: Leonardo (review)
TMNT #9 (review)
TMNT #10 (review)
Micro-Series #5: Splinter (review)
TMNT #11 (review)
TMNT #12 (review)


Micro-Series #6: Casey Jones (review)
TMNT #13 (review)
TMNT #14 (review)
TMNT Annual 2012 (review)
Micro-Series #7: April (review)
TMNT #15 (review)
TMNT #16 (review)


Micro-Series #8: Fugitoid (review)
TMNT #17 (review)
TMNT #18 (review)
TMNT #19 (review)
TMNT #20 (review)
Villains Micro-Series #1: Krang (review)
Villains Micro-Series #2: Baxter (review)


The Secret History of the Foot Clan #1 (review)
The Secret History of the Foot Clan #2 (review)
The Secret History of the Foot Clan #3 (review)
The Secret History of the Foot Clan #4 (review)


TMNT #21 (review)
TMNT #22 (review)
Villains Micro-Series #3: Old Hob (review)
TMNT #23 (review)
TMNT #24 (review)
Villains Micro-Series #4: Alopex (review)
Villains Micro-Series #5: Karai (review)
TMNT #25 (review)
Villains Micro-Series #6: Hun (review)
TMNT #26 (review)
Villains Micro-Series #7: Bebop and Rocksteady (review)
TMNT #27 (review)
TMNT #28 (review)
Villains Micro-Series #8: Shredder (review)


Note: For best reading order, read "Utrom Empire" all together after "Northampton".

TMNT #29 (review)
Utrom Empire #1 (review)
TMNT #30 (review)
Utrom Empire #2 (review)
TMNT #31 (review)
TMNT #32 (review)
Utrom Empire #3 (review)


TMNT Annual 2014 (review)
TMNT #33 (review)
TMNT #34 (review)
TMNT #35 (review)
TMNT #36 (review)


Note: #37 and Turtles in Time take place concurrently so it doesn't matter which you read first.

TMNT #37 (review)
Turtles in Time #1 (review)
Turtles in Time #2 (review)
Turtles in Time #3 (review)
Turtles in Time #4 (review)
TMNT #38 (review)
TMNT #39 (review)
TMNT #40 (review)


TMNT/Ghostbusters #1 (review)
TMNT/Ghostbusters #2 (review)
TMNT/Ghostbusters #3 (review)
TMNT/Ghostbusters #4 (review)


Note: For best reading order, read "Mutanimals" all together after "Attack on Technodrome".

TMNT #41 (review)
TMNT #42 (review)
TMNT #43 (review)
Mutanimals #1 (review)
TMNT #44 (review)
Mutanimals #2 (review)
Mutanimals #3 (review)
Mutanimals #4 (review)


Note: For best reading order, read "Casey & April" all together after "Vengeance".

TMNT #45 (review)
TMNT #46 (review)
Free Comic Book Day 2015 (review)
TMNT #47 (review)
Casey & April #1 (review)
TMNT #48 (review)
TMNT #49 (review)
TMNT #50 (review)
Casey & April #2 (review)
Casey & April #3 (review)
Casey & April #4 (review)


TMNT #51 (review)
TMNT #52 (review)
TMNT #53 (review)
TMNT #54 (review)
TMNT #55 (review)


TMNT #56 (review)
TMNT #57 (review)
TMNT #58 (review)
TMNT #59 (review)
TMNT #60 (review)


TMNT #61 (review)
TMNT #62 (review)
TMNT #63 (review)
TMNT #64 (review)


Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything! #1 (review)
Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything! #2 (review)
Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything! #3 (review)
Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything! #4 (review)
Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything! #5 (review)


Note: For best reading order, read all of "The War to Come" (the main story) before "Inside Out" (the back-up).

TMNT Universe #1 main story (review)
TMNT Universe #2 main story (review)
TMNT Universe #3 main story (review)
TMNT Universe #4 main story (review)
TMNT Universe #1 back-up (review)
TMNT Universe #2 back-up (review)
TMNT Universe #3 back-up (review)
TMNT Universe #4 back-up (review)
TMNT Universe #5 back-up (review)


TMNT #65 (review)
TMNT Universe #5 main story (review)
TMNT Universe #6 main story (review)
TMNT #66 (review)
TMNT Universe #10 back-up (review)
TMNT Universe #6 back-up (review)
TMNT Universe #7 back-up (review)
TMNT Universe #8 back-up (review)
TMNT Universe #9 back-up (review)


TMNT Universe #7 main story (review)
TMNT Universe #8 main story (review)
TMNT #67 (review)
TMNT #68 (review)
TMNT #69 (review)
TMNT #70 (review)


TMNT Universe #9 main story (review)
TMNT Universe #10 main story (review)
TMNT #71 (review)
TMNT #72 (review)
TMNT/Usagi Yojimbo #1 (review)


TMNT Universe #11 main story (review)
TMNT Universe #12 main story (review)
TMNT Universe #13 main story (review)
TMNT Universe #14 main story (review)
TMNT Universe #15 main story (review)
TMNT Universe #12 back-up (review)
TMNT Universe #13 back-up (review)
TMNT Universe #14 back-up (review)
TMNT Universe #15 back-up (review)
TMNT Universe #19 main story (review)
TMNT Universe #20 main story (review)
TMNT Universe #20 back-up (review)


Free Comic Book Day 2017 (review)
TMNT #73 (review)
TMNT: Dimension X #1 (review)
TMNT: Dimension X #2 (review)
TMNT: Dimension X #3 (review)
TMNT: Dimension X #4 (review)
TMNT: Dimension X #5 (review)
TMNT #74 (review)
TMNT #75 (review)


TMNT/Ghostbusters 2 #1 (review)
TMNT/Ghostbusters 2 #2 (review)
TMNT/Ghostbusters 2 #3 (review)
TMNT/Ghostbusters 2 #4 (review)
TMNT/Ghostbusters 2 #5 (review)


Note: "From the Heart, for the Herd" and "Triceratots!" take place in the distant past, but their narratives are a necessary companion for the "Invasion of the Triceratons" storyline.

TMNT Universe #16 main story (review)
TMNT Universe #17 main story (review)
TMNT Universe #16 back-up (review)
TMNT Universe #17 back-up (review)
TMNT #76 (review)
TMNT #77 (review)
TMNT Universe #18 main story (review)
TMNT Universe #18 back-up (review)
TMNT #78 (review)
TMNT Universe #21 back-up (review)
TMNT #79 (review)
TMNT #80 (review)
TMNT Universe #21 main story (review)
TMNT Universe #22 main story (review)
TMNT Universe #22 back-up (review)


TMNT Universe #19 back-up (review)
TMNT #81 (review)
TMNT #82 (review)
TMNT #83 (review)
TMNT #84 (review)
TMNT Universe #23 main story (review)
TMNT Universe #24 main story (review)
TMNT Universe #23 back-up (review)
TMNT Universe #24 back-up (review)
TMNT Universe #25 main story (review)
TMNT #85 (review)


TMNT #86 (review)
TMNT #87 (review)
TMNT #88 (review)
TMNT #89 (review)


TMNT #90 (review)
TMNT #91 (review)
TMNT #92 (review)
TMNT #93 (review)
TMNT #94 (review)
TMNT #95 (review)
TMNT #96 (review)
TMNT #97 (review)
TMNT #98 (review)
TMNT #99 (review)
TMNT #100 (review)


The placement of issues outside the ongoing series is fairly intuitive and many of the issues come with notes on the interior cover telling you where the story goes.  Still, a few of them can be a little confusing, so as always, click “review” and scroll down to “Turtle Tips” for a full reasoning of placement.  For this article, though, I’ll summarize a few of the oddities:

TMNT MICRO-SERIES: Most of these one-shots came with notes on the inside cover from editor Bobby Curnow explaining where they slot-in in regards to the ongoing series.  In the case of TMNT Micro-Series #7: April, the note on the inside cover places it between TMNT #12 and TMNT #13.  Curnow later explained that between TMNT #14 and TMNT #15 was a better placement.

INFESTATION 2: Infestation 2 was an event that affected multiple IDW titles without actually requiring any crossovers.  The event began in Infestation 2 #1, ran through the title-based Infestation 2 miniseries, then ended in Infestation 2 #2.  The Turtles do not appear in the main Infestation 2 miniseries beyond the covers and a brief appearance in a montage, so as such I felt no need to include those issues in this timeline.  The events of the Infestation 2: TMNT storyline are self-contained and thus far have not been referenced in any other issues.  The issues were also excluded from the TMNT: The IDW Collection Vol. 1 hard cover, making fans question their canonicity.

HERO COMICS 2012: “Ready Set Go!” was a short comic by Kevin Eastman published in IDW’s charity book Hero Comics 2012 #1.  It was reprinted in the TMNT 30th Anniversary Special where it was designated as being a part of the Mirage universe, rather than the IDW universe.

ANNUAL 2012: An official IDW reading guide places the 2012 Annual where I have (between #14 and #15).  However, the TMNT: IDW Collection Vol. 3 hardcover (a series that collects the ongoing and minis in a chronological reading order) places it between #20 and #21.  Presumably, the reason for this is because there wasn't enough room in Vol. 2 for the 2012 Annual, so it was shifted to Vol. 3 and placed where it works best (as a prelude to "City Fall").  Regardless, the Annual is a self-contained story and reads fine in either placement.

UTROM EMPIRE and NORTHAMPTON: The events of the Utrom Empire and Northampton arcs occur concurrently with one another.  The Turtles play a minor part in Utrom Empire, with their scenes taking place at different times throughout the Northampton storyline.  Their scenes in Utrom Empire #3 actually take place before and after TMNT #32.  Personally, I'd recommend reading all of Utrom Empire AFTER Northampton, just because the storylines would flow better that way.

X-FILES CONSPIRACY: For those wondering why that issue is not included in my timeline, the events of the X-Files: Conspiracy event were rendered non-canon by the last issue of the miniseries, essentially relegating the chapters to an alternate universe.  As a result, the X-Files/TMNT: Conspiracy comic is retroactively non-canon (which may be for the best, as the issue contained several irreconcilable errors in continuity).

TURTLES IN TIME: According to Curnow, the 2014 TMNT Annual takes place between issues #32 and #33, while the Turtles in Time miniseries takes place concurrently with #37.  It can be read either before or after that one-shot issue of the ongoing, as that story doesn't feature the Turtles in it at all.

MUTANIMALS: The events of the Mutanimals miniseries spin directly out of TMNT #43 and then proceed to go in their own direction separate from the storyline of Attack on Technodrome.  For reading purposes, as with Utrom Empire and Northampton, I'd recommend reading Mutanimals after finishing Attack on Technodrome.

VENGEANCE: According to Curnow, the Free Comic Book Day special, "Prelude to Vengeance" is intended to be read before TMNT #46 but occurs concurrently with that issue (so despite being titled "prelude" it actually takes place between chapters 1 and 2 of that arc).

CASEY & APRIL: This miniseries spins out of TMNT #47 with a prologue in the first issue that takes place on the same night.  The rest of issue #1 and all of #2-4 take place several days after TMNT #50.  As always, I'd recommend reading it altogether AFTER "Vengeance" instead of disrupting that arc's narrative flow.

BATMAN/TMNT: According to editor Bobby Curnow, the Batman/TMNT crossover miniseries published by DC Comics in 2015/2016 is not a part of the IDW continuity.  The Turtle side of it is "inspired" by the IDW characterization and setting, but is otherwise unrelated to their universe.

TMNT UNIVERSE: TMNT Universe is an ongoing anthology series featuring arcs of varying length that don't lead into one another, but tell different stories about the Turtles and the other characters from their book.  Basically, it replaces the scattered miniseries by collecting them under an ongoing umbrella banner.  The series also features back-up strips that run at a different pace from the main features.


Anonymous said...

Brilliant job with this list! The reading order can be a bit confusing for new fans, so I always use this to show them where the micro issues fit in. Thanks!

Mark Pellegrini said...


Thanks for the feedback, man!

Anonymous said...

this is absolutely brilliant.

Robert said...

so the utrom will be before the northhampton? interesting.

Mark Pellegrini said...


I *think* Utrom Alliance is only going to feature Krang, Baxter, Fugitoid and the Neutrinos and will be a side story away from the TMNT (hence why it can slot between TMNT arcs). I could be wrong, though, and I may move it around once it comes out. But I believe Bobby said that's where it goes, if my memory isn't betraying me...

Anonymous said...

Thanks a bunch for this list, it helped a lot. IDW's TMNT is like the first actual western comic series I've ever gotten into so a lot of this side story stuff is really unintuitive to me.

Anonymous said...

You might want to add TMNT Annual 2012 right before City Fall.

Zeph101 said...

As someone whose only being collecting the trades, I cannot tell you how useful this guide has been. Thanks for this Mark.

Michale M. said...

Soul's Winter was just released (12/02/14) in hardcover format under IDW. Where does this fit on the timeline? Which timeline?

Mark Pellegrini said...

@Michale M.

"Souls Winter" was a storyline from Mirage's TMNT Volume 1, IDW is just reprinting it with new colors.

But even as a Mirage story, it was deliberately an alternate universe take on the TMNT, unconnected to any other incarnation.

Unknown said...

Hey Mark. Thanks for all your reviews. As someone who likes to analyse things, these have made my reading experience much more enjoyable. Also, where do you get all your mirage comics? Those are something I'm trying to collect but I'm not sure where to get them.

Mark Pellegrini said...


Thanks for the feedback!

Regarding the Mirage comics, there's no one answer for where I got them. Some were from back issue bins in various stores, some were from eBay, some were from private sellers, some where from the Mirage site. It took the better part of 10 years to get them all.

But the Mirage website is a good place to start. They have lots of issues, mostly at cover price, and they can fill in numerous gaps for cheap (it's just a long wait for them to fulfill your order).

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Unknown said...

@Mark Pellegrini
From Michael L.

LOVE this blog page man!
i found it on a google search for IDW TMNT reading order
and seriously dude, this page is truly ALL KINDS of AWESOME!!!

i'm sorry, i'm totally geeking out right now! just seeing most EVERY TMNT book ever MADE is reviewed here!
you even did a timeline for the Classic Mirage comics?
i think i've just gone to TMNT heaven?
awesome job man! :)

it's nice to finally know where those Infestation 2 books fit in. :)

and hopefully this comment posted correctly with my actual profile?

Unknown said...

Can you please put up the review for TMNT IDW issue #50? I want to see some of the pics you post

Unknown said...

@ Totaldrama Icequeen

Mark's reviews usually take a bit of time for him to post.
they are pretty in-depth and i imagine they take quite a bit of work for him to create.
being that issue 50 is an extra large issue, my guess is it might take more time than usual?

just a guess though?

Unknown said...

So, April & Casey #2-4 is DEFINITELY set after TMNT#50? Or is that just a place holder until further notice? Just wondering... I'm getting back into the series, and I've picked up from #37 onward. Using this timeline, I'm fixing my stack in reading order. Just wanted to see if that was definitely correct, or if that'll be changed?

Mark Pellegrini said...

@Comic Book John

Honestly, I'm tempted to move all 4 issues of Casey & April to after #50; the only reason C&A #1 is between #47 and #48 is because it opens with a prologue that takes place at the same time as #47. C&A #2-4 take place well after #50, though. Mainly, it's because #47-50 all take place on the same night while the prologue in C&A #1 takes place on that night while the rest of the issues are several days to a week later.

Now, PERSONALLY, I would recommend reading all four issues after #50 rather than spread around. Same thing with Utrom Empire and Mutanimals; they read better altogether after the arc they ran concurrently with rather than jumbled up.

Unknown said...


Unknown said...

What is your favorite IDW comic?

Unknown said...

Wow! 2 comics in one month! All that's left is the review

Anonymous said...

This is my go-to thing for continuity. I guess I'll be selling my infestation comics... as I've always thought they were non canon

Unknown said...

Where is issue #53 review?

Anonymous said...

@Totaldrama Icequeen

why don't you start up a blog and post reviews?

let's see how prompt and thorough they are?

Unknown said...

@Anonymous I don't have any of the comic books. And I can't read them. The review from this blog is all I got!!!

LdyJess said...

Thank you very much for your hard work putting this together. I don't read a lot of comics, but being a big fan of the Turtles on screen, I wanted more. The whole micro-series thing can be confusing and having this guide for reading order is the best thing ever. I am really enjoying them!

Mike B. said...

As always, thanks for posting this. Your site is a constant companion to my reading.

How do you find information regarding the names of arcs, what issues they'll include, etc?

Mark Pellegrini said...

@Mike B.


Regarding the names of arcs, I usually wait until the trades come out and then use those titles for the arcs grouped in each volume. On a few occasions, the arcs are named in the issues themselves or the solicits ("City at War", "Attack on Technodrome", "Leatherhead") in which case I know in advance. Other times, I just have to wait it out or ask the editor directly (which in most cases, he doesn't have an arc title in mind until it's time to collect them in a trade).

Unknown said...

I'm looking forward to the review for IDW 55. I hope the turtles reunited

Anonymous said...

Can you upload the review for TMNT Deviations 1-shot?

Michale said...

Yeah, what he said. ^

I was looking for it just now in the City Fall section. Best issue we've had in a while, And it doesn't even "count"!

Anonymous said...

is Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything #1-2 canon? and btw I follow this continuity religiously, thank you so much!!!

Mark Pellegrini said...


It is, but the ongoing hasn't caught up to a point where it can fit in. Once it does, I'll add it to the list.


senorc said...

The IDW Collection Volume 2 omitted the first annual but it has been listed in the solicits for Volume 3, I'm assuming that would put it between Secret History of the Foot Clan #4 and TMNT #21 or TMNT #21 and #22, Does this create continuity problems in this order? (I'm reading from the IDW Collection, so I'm behind) If not, I thought you'd like to know to consider changing, if so, maybe you could add something noting a better reading order (like with Krang War, Mutanimals & Casey & April). Also, did you play Mutants in Manhattan? If so, what did you think? If not, I recommend it (although I am in the minority on that).

Mark Pellegrini said...


The Annual is pretty self-contained and even IDW has officially placed it in two spots. The reading guide recently published in the back of their books uses my placement (between #14 and #15) while the IDW Collection Volume 3 will presumably include it between #20 and #21 as it works as a prelude to "City Fall".

Presumably, the reason IDW has put it in two different places like that is because there wasn't enough space in the IDW Collection Vol. 2 for it, so they put it where it would work best in Vol. 3.

Since the reading order they've published agrees with mine, I don't think I need to move it on my list.

Afraid I haven't played Mutants in Manhattan. I want to! Unfortunately, I don't have any consoles at the moment. Played some of Transformers Devastation at a bud's place; it's by the same studio. The gameplay was repetitive but it was still pretty fun; I expect the same from their TMNT game.

Unknown said...

I'd like that

Anonymous said...

Killer list as usual, and great site.

So the Bepop and Rocksteady stuff is stand alone and separate?

Mark Pellegrini said...



The Bebop and Rocksteady mini is certainly canon, but it takes place somewhere down the line. The ongoing hasn't gotten to a point where it fits yet, so I'm waiting to see where it can slot in.

Anonymous said...

Has IDW said anything about whether the Ghostbusters crossover will be included in the Collection hardbacks (presumably in V5)? also cover for V4 is now viewable on amazon (awesome pic of Donnie!) and issues 64, 65, Uni3, 4 and 5 covers and blurbs are up on IDW's site (#63 is now out).

Unknown said...

Hi just wanted to say what a grand job is done with this site. This has helped me so much and is my start to comic collecting. Is there any type of Excel spreadsheet or a checklist for cover variants across the idw collection? Thanks

Unknown said...

Any ideas on the allies and enemies 104 page comic? Is this a collection of already released comics or something different? If so where does it slot in on the timeline?

Anonymous said...

Allies and Enemies is a collected reprint of some of the micro-series issues.

Anonymous said...

Is the ghostbusters thing considered cannon? It's not ever referenced that I know of. Figured it was like batman but you didn't mention it. Thanks.

Mark Pellegrini said...


The events of the Ghostbusters crossover are mentioned in TMNT #41, albeit Donatello has to refer to them as "the ghost guys" for legal reasons.

Unknown said...

Where's the review for TMNT Universe #6?

Unknown said...


Unknown said...

Uh why is TMNT Universe 6 under TMNT 66

Cooger and Dark said...

I am quite a few months behind, but looking at your continuity list and issue reviews, I was curious if you thought TMNT: Bebop and Rocksteady could be put after the first TMNT: Universe arc? I have only read the first two TMNT:U and so far I have seen no reference to TMNT:B&R and it would clean up the Mikey returning to the team aspect

Unknown said...

Where is the review for TMNT IDW #68?

Life As Usual said...

Firstly, I cannot tell you how much I appreciate what you’re doing here! THANK YOU SO MUCH! Secondly, where will the free tmnt day sampler place in the timeline?

Chris said...

I see a typo. You have the back up for Universe 20 listed as 21. Also, thank you so much for this. It's great for whenever I do a re-read of the series :)

Anonymous said...

And now something virtually no one cared to do: where TMNT New Animated/Amazing Adventures fit in Nick TMNT continuity:

Free Comic Book Day 2013: between Never Say Xever (Turtles know Purple Dragons) and Mousers Attack! (Baxter isn't working for Foot)
1: between TCRI (which happens right after The Pulverizer which introduces Shellraiser) and Operation: Break Out (April mentions that her father is captured)
2-4: between Baxter's Gambit (April has tessen) and Operation: Break Out (Dogpound appears so it can't be late season 2 or after. April isn't mad at Turtles, so it can't be early season 2. Foot and Kraang are active, so it can't be between seasons)
5-7: between Karai's Vendetta (Turtle Sub appears) and Operation: Break Out
8: between Karai's Vendetta and The Kraang Conspiracy (April seems to know nothing about her powers) with exception of between Mutation Situation and Target: April O'Neil (April is mad at turtles)
9: between Target: April O'Neil (Mutagen is scattered across city but April talks to turtles) and Metalhead Rewired (Metalhead lives)
10-11: between Target: April O'Neil and Lonely Mutation of Baxter Stockman (Stockman is still human in upcoming stories)
12-14: between The Kraang Conspiracy (Kurtzman appears) Lonely Mutation of Baxter Stockman
15: Between Of Rats and Men (Ice Cream Kitty appears) and Into Dimension X (Turtles appear to be still watching Super Robo Mecha Force Five)
16-24: between Vengeance is Mine (Karai appears as mutant) and Into Dimension X
1-2: between Meet Mondo Gecko (Mikey uses "Cowabunga") and The Deadly Venom (Karai doesn't appear to be brainwashed yet)
3 - 8: between Meet Mondo Gecko and Dinosaur Seen In Sewers! (Shredder is healthy and well, planet isn't destroyed)
9-14, Carmelo Anthony Special, Batman/TMNT: between Tale of The Yokai (Renet is referenced) and Dinosaur Seen In Sewers!
Robotanimals: between The Power Inside Her (April doesn't have her crystal) and Tale of Tiger Claw (Tiger Claw still has right hand)
- I'm assuming that "Operation: Break Out" occurs shortly before "Showdown". Same with Into Dimension X/The Invasion and Dinosaur Seen In Sewers!/Annihilation Earth!
- Except for Mutanimals origin, stories don't go back in time.
- if Super Robo Mecha Force Five isn't proof enough for you,TMNT NAA all the way to issue 22 have Kraang running around non-conquered city; something that didn't happen after season 2 (last episodes of season 3 being a special case)It's not really a stretch to assume that last 2 issues also take place during Season 2.
- I put Carmelo Anthony Special aftet TMNT AA 10 due to release dates
- Karai's appearance in Zodiac story could in theory happen after her brainwashing but I've decided to rely on context clues, mostly ending where she's taken away rather than following Shredder.
- Robotanimals make no sense. I looked at anything that might count as Shredder's incident, I noted that Mondo and Pete are both Mutanimals, but Pete didn't had helmet, but he put in on later...nothing added up, so it might as well go anywhere. I'll concede that crystal and robot arm might have been just art errors,like Tiger Claw's eye in some issues, in which case this issue fits anywhere between creation of Scumbug and Antrax and Splinter's death.
- Judging by hallucination cameos, last issue of Batman crossover was meant for post-"City At War" audience (Shinigami appears) but I doubt that this actually takes place during that time since I've got impression that Kraang were finished After Kraang Prime's death in previous season. After all, they never returned. Too bad that April didn't show up, her outfit would settle discussion.

Erix369 said...

when is this thread gonna be updated or where can I place

Bebop & Rocksteady Hit the Road! 1-5 and TNMT Macro-Series 2018 1-3

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love this page and reference it often. Thank you so very much! I do have a question. Where would you recommend placing the IDW TMNT Deviations Oneshot? It’s an alternate timeline so it’s not canon to the ongoing series. But I was just wondering where I should place it in my short boxes. Thank you again!

Dada-devil said...

First off, THANK YOU! I have collected nearly all of IDW’s TMNT run. I got started a little late with this one. So, some older micro-series issues have been harder to find. However, I keep my boxes in order by strictly adhering to this list. That has been an incredible help to me. With some other titles I collect, my wife often comments how she has no idea how I come up with the order I place things in. With this though, it takes all the guess work out of it.

I’m sure you’re already on it, but I am curious where Rocksteady and Bebop Hit the Road and the new Macro-Series issues will be placed? Thank you again.

M.F said...

Hey there,
I am from germany and am currently (February 2019) a little confused. The past few month it seems that the release of the regular TMNT comcis had stopped? I am depending on the volumes, as I am ordering them from germany. IS there, or can you, create a fully updated reading order of the volumes IDW is publishig of this current run?

Anonymous said...

Any chance of an update to include the more recently released Bebop & Rocksteady Hit the Road and the Macro-Series (Heroes)

Unknown said...

Thank you for doing this as it is invaluable to a trade reader like myself.

I hope that you can update it soon as the posters above me have stated.

Toby said...

I hope all is well, I kind of fell out from following in the comics and an trying to get back in and noticed the issues and such haven;t been updated/lack of reviews. I hope everythings alright.

Patrick said...

Does anyone know of another TMNT continuity timeline that is being updated? I'm lost!

Helios said...

Thank you

M.F said...

It seems this is no longer beeing administrated. Sadly, this was my main "go to" to keep track of the more more mushrooming franchise IDW is publishing. I love the whole run, but I definetly need osme guidance here. Also IDW is not really releasing an updated reading order sadly...

ILikesZombies said...

City at War/Shredder in Hell recommended order anyone?!?!

I know Shredder in Hell #5 goes before TMNT #100.. that's about it.

I can't read unless it's in the right order, I'm left hanging!!

Scott Miller said...

Shredder in Hell is entirely self-contained, so as long as you read the whole thing sometime before #100 you should be fine.