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Preview: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #79

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #79

Story: Kevin Eastman, Bobby Curnow, Tom Waltz Art: Brahm Revel
Color: Ronda Pattison Letterer: Shawn Lee
Editor: Bobby Curnow

“Invasion of the Triceratons,” Part 4 of 5. The war between the Earth Protection Force and the Triceratons reaches a fever pitch as the TMNT plead with Splinter to spare an uneasy ally’s life!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Around the Tubes

It was new comic book day yesterday! What’d you all get? What’d you enjoy? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below. While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

The Comichron – Marvel has top advance reordered comic, hardcover, softcover; Black Panther climbs chart – For those that enjoy the horse race.

ComicBook – Chadwick Boseman Paid For A ‘Black Panther’ Screening For Underprivileged Youth – So fantastic to see this happening all over.

IGN – Unfinished TMNT Comic Is Finally Getting an Ending – Cool this is happening.



Comic Book – Aquaman #33

Comics Bulletin – Bingo Love

Comic Book – Descender #27

Comic Book – Doctor Strange: Damnation #1

Newsarama – Punk is Not Dead #1

Sequart – Zegas

Preview: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe, Vol. 3: Karai’s Path

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe, Vol. 3: Karai’s Path

Rich Douek, Erik Burnham (w) • Sophie Campbell, Aaron Conley (a) • Sophie Campbell (c)

Go beyond the main series in this exciting anthology of stand-alone stories. Karai has always embodied the Foot Clan. With the Clan under the control of Splinter, what path will she take during her travels in Japan? Danger and intrigue await her, Koya, and Bludgeon! Plus, Man Ray and Sally Pride journey to New Jersey to investigate rumors of a mysterious monster. Collects issues #11–15.

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 144 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-146-5

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Jump Kick Their Way Into the Injustice 2 Multiverse

Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment welcome the newest addition to the Injustice 2 roster: Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Beginning today, players who have purchased the Injustice 2 Ultimate EditionInjustice 2 Ultimate Pack or Fighter Pack #3 for PlayStation 4 or Xbox One can play as any one of the iconic Heroes in a Half Shell – Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo. By equipping one of four accessories – swords, bo staff, nunchakus or sais – players will be able to change their character loadout to play as one of the four Turtles. Each will wield their own unique move sets, character powers and special moves and, in online and tournament modes where specific loadouts are unavailable, each individual Turtle can be chosen from the character select screen.

Beginning Feb. 20, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be available for $9.99 as a standalone purchase from the PlayStation® Store, Xbox Store, Steam and Microsoft Store.

Developed by the award-winning NetherRealm Studios, Injustice 2 features a massive roster of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains and allows players to build and power up the ultimate version of their favorite DC characters. The game is currently available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam and the Microsoft Store, with DLC characters Red Hood, Sub-Zero, Starfire, Black Manta, Raiden, Hellboy, The Atom and Enchantress available now on console and PC. Injustice 2 mobile is available now for free on iOS and Android devices.

Underrated: Books On The History Of Comics.

This is a column that focuses on something or some things from the comic book sphere of influence that may not get the credit and recognition it deserves. Whether that’s a list of comic book movies, ongoing comics, or a set of stories featuring a certain character. The columns may take the form of a bullet pointed list, or a slightly longer thinkpiece – there’s really no formula for this other than whether the things being covered are Underrated in some way. This week:  Books On The History Of Comics.

Last week we looked at why comic book history was Underrated. This week, we’ll look at some books that, should you be interested, will help shed some light on the stories behind the stories.

Marvel Comics: The Untold Story by Sean Howe was published in 2012. Howe decided to write the book because the stories comic creators told in fanzine interview always seemed different from the official narrative. Starting with the comics published during the golden age, and the characters created by Jack Kirby, Joe Simon and Stan Lee, the book follows the publisher’s story to the new millennium up until the creation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with upwards of 150 interviews conducted by the author.  GQ’s Joshua Rivera described the book as “one of the most comprehensive and well-researched accounts” of Marvel.

Bill The Boy Wonder written by Marc Tyler Nobleman with art by Ty Templeton. Presented as a childrens book, Bill The Boy Wonder tells the untold tale of Batman’s creation. By shining a light on who Bill Finger was, Nobleman’s extensive research led to Finger finally getting a byline credit whenever Batman appears. The book’s presentation is designed to allow as many people, of any age, to learn about Bill Finger – and it works.

Superheroes!: Capes, Cowls, and the Creation of Comic Book Culture by Laurence Maslon and Michael Kantor.  Assembled as a companion piece to the three part PBS documentary series Superheroes, this volume chronicles the effect of superheroes on American culture through the various mediums they appear in, and conversely the effect of America culture on superheroes. Featuring more than 500 full-color comic book panels, covers, sketches, photographs of both essential and rare artwork, Superheroes is an in-depth look at this powerful presence in pop culture.

Super Boys: The Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster – the Creators of Superman by Brad Ricca. Published in time for the 75th anniversary of the Man of Steel, comes the first comprehensive literary biography of Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel, the co-creators of Superman Brad Ricca’s Super Boys is the first ever full biography about Superman’s creators, and with more than ten years of research he made some interesting discoveries; the book reveals the first stories and pictures ever published by the Siegel and Shuster, where the first Superman story really came from, the template for Superman’s costume, and more than will be listed in this blurb

The Art of the Simon and Kirby Studio by Joe Simon, Mark Evanier, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. At nearly four hundred pages, this historical look at the art produced by the Simon and Kirby studio is a must for any fan of either artist. The reproduced comics allow you to actually see the corrections done to the artwork such as drawings over areas of white-out, the faint lines used as reference for writing the text, portions of the panels being pasted over with bigger pieces of paper with bigger corrected drawings, the yellowing clear tape… The look into the creative process of these men is captivating.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History by Andrew Farago. Detailing the story of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from their humble beginnings in black-and-white comics to where they stand now as four of the most recognizable in animation and comics, this book features interviews with the characters creators and other key figures in the Turtle’s ascendancy. With reproduction artifacts from the Turtle’s history, including their debut, this hardcover book is worth looking into for any fan of the pizza loving teenagers.


This is by no means a definitive list of books to look up, but merely a selection to get you started, and there are obviously many, many more great books out there to delve into; far more than I have listed here (you’ll find a few purely from Amazon’s suggested list after looking these up). But that doesn’t mean we should stop learning about the medium’s history, eh?

Next week’s Underrated will look at some other aspect of the comic book world.

It’s TMNT’s Casey Jones and April O’Neil vs. The Walking Dead’s Negan (plus Mick Foley)

While we don’t focus on wrestling here, it’s fun to see how comics infiltrate other entertainment. Case in point, this wrestling match which took place at Paradise City Comic Con on Sunday.

In the wrestling match, wrestlers dressed as April O’Neil and Casey Jones took on Negan and the legendary Mick Foley and Mr. Socko got involved too!

Paradise City Comic Con 2018 was January 12-14 at the Miami Airport Convention Center.

Check out the match below.

(via Pro Wrestling Sheet)

Preview: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #78

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #78

Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (w) • Damian Couceiro (a & c)

“Invasion of the Triceratons,” Part 3 of 5. As all sides of the conflict make plans for the final battle, a surprise character returns to make amends!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Around the Tubes

It’s a new week of awesomeness. The Last Jedi opens up this week and we’ll have our review when the embargo lifts this Tuesday! We can’t wait to see it and if it lives up to the hype! While you (and we) wait, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Engadget – Marvel comics arrive in Hoopla’s public library app – Nice!

Daily Herald – Graphic Novels foster literacy – Yes they do.

The Robesonian – UNCP professor’s show picked up by The North Carolina Channel – Very cool to see this.

The Buffalo News – Valuable comic book collection swiped from former state senator – That sucks. If anyone has info that can help catch the thief…

Kotaku – Marvel vs. Capcom Tournament With Special Rules Lets Pro Mess With Opponent’s Controls – Well that’s an interesting way to play.

Kotaku – This Weekend’s Marvel vs. Capcom Trophy Is A Light-Up Infinity Gauntlet – Want!

The Beat – Meg Lemke takes over as Graphic Novels Review Editor at Publishers Weekly – Congrats!

The Beat – Mel Caylo leaves Boom! – Boooo! We love Mel!!!!



Talking Comics – Batman #36

Comicosity – Bingo Love

Bam Smak Pow – Jem and the Holograms: Dimensions #1

Talking Comics – Paradiso #1

Bam Smack Pow – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #77

Preview: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #77

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #77

Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (w) • Damian Couceiro (a & c)

“Invasion of the Triceratons” Part 2 of 5. The Invasion begins in earnest and an unspeakable alliance forms to counter it!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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