Monday, June 13, 2022

Pieces of Turtles 8 #2

 


Publication date: June 2022 (Canada)


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. Currently, it is uncertain if there will be more issues in this series, though the Pieces of Turtles 8 miniseries is intended to lead into Dave Sim's remastered edition of TMNT #8.


*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 will be added when announced.


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:



When Sim publishes the USA edition and I get my hands on it, I'll update with a photo of that, as well.