Thursday, May 22, 2014

TMNT 30th Anniversary Special

Publication date: May 21, 2014

Back cover: Mateus Santolouco


*The Beginning (3-page introduction and retrospective)

*Early Mirage (1984 – 1993): “Ready Set Go!
*TMNT Adventures (1988 – 1995): “Paper or Plastic?
*Image Comics (1996 – 1999): “Rest in Pieces
*Later Mirage (2001 – 2010): “Night of the Ninja Girl
*IDW (2010 – Present): “A Lot to Learn

*Pin-Up Gallery (9-pages by: Steve Lavigne and Peter Laird, Michael Dooney and Ronda Pattison, Ken Mitchroney and Heather Breckel, Ben Bates, Tristan “T-Rex” Jones, Ross Campbell, Mark Torres, David Peterson, Andy Kuhn and Daniel “Pez” Lopez)

Turtle Tips:

*The Early Mirage story “Ready Set Go!” was originally published in Hero Comics 2012 #1.

*There are 3 alternate versions of this issue released across different comic conventions in 2014, each containing different bonus content.  For a rundown on the differences, see: TMNT 30th Anniversary Special (Convention Exclusive Editions).

*This issue was originally published with 9 variant covers:
**Regular Cover by Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird and Ronda Pattison,
**Cover RI by Eastman, Simon Bisley and Ryan Brown,
**Cover RE IDW Convention Exclusive by Nick Pitarra and Megan Wilson,
**Cover RE Awesome Con Exclusive by Dario Brizuela,
**Cover RE Hot Comics Exclusive by Eastman and Laird,
**Cover RE Hot Topic Exclusive by Chris Allan and Heather Breckel,
**Cover RE Yesteryear Comics Exclusive by Jamie Tyndall and Ula Mos,
**Cover RE Yesteryear Exclusive by Tyndall (black and white version),
**Cover RE Heroes Haven Comics Exclusive by Ozzy Fernandez and Tony Kordos.