Monday, June 13, 2022

Pieces of Turtles 8 #2

 


Publication date: June 2022 (Canada), September 2022 (USA)


Publisher: Aardvark-Vanaheim

Curator: Dave Sim


Contents:


Pieces of Turtles 8 is a miniseries chronicling the creation of TMNT (Vol. 1) #8. Included are photos, sketches, anecdotes, and other behind-the-scenes content from the memory of Dave Sim.


Turtle Tips:


*This issue was preceded by Pieces of Turtles 8 #1. It was followed by TMNT #8 Remastered: Ashcan Preview Edition.


*The Swordfish/Canada edition of this issue has a print run of 227 copies. The USA edition was made available to preorder on Kickstarter, but as part of the Cerebus No 4 6-7/78 campaign as an optional tier, and not as its own campaign. Print run on the USA edition was 122 copies.


Review:


Another fascinating dip into the memory pool regarding Dave Sim and his collaborations with Mirage. Of all the anecdotes, I was moved most by Sim's memory of a brief encounter with the late Julie Strain, Kevin Eastman's wife at one time.

And for collector's reference, here is the back of the Canadian/Swordfish version:


And the United States version:


I didn't get a sketch on mine, but now I really wish I'd sprung for that tier...