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My name is John A. Deering.  And I've got so many comic books in my collection right now, it's ridiculous.

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TMNT (2011)
The Best Page From Each Issue

Issue 1

Lots of twists, lots of new elaborations, lots of new connections.

In the original canon of the early 80's TMNT, we meet the Turtles and Splinter in issue 1, along with the Shredder and his Foot ninjas.  In issue 2, we meet April O'Neill and Baxter Stockman, as well as the Mousers, and in issue 3 April is mistaken for a robber driving an identical van.  Here, things are happening out of order, out of sequence, compared to the original canon, but - but - it's in the words of one of the two original creators of TMNT from the early 80's.

Call me a loser all you want - but then, what are you doing on this page, if you're so much better?

TMNT 2011 Comic - Highlights

TMNT was a comic book in 1983, a cartoon show in 1987, a movie trilogy in 1990-92, another cartoon show in 2003, a CGI movie in 2007, a CGI cartoon show in 2012, and there's also this 2011 comic book remake that really goes back to the beginnings and re-explores the Turtles like never before.

Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman created the Turtles in the early 80's.  Peter Laird went back to the comics in 2000, with his Volume 4 of the Turtles, a sequel to the 80's and 90's runs.  Kevin Eastman came back in 2011 with HIS version of the Turtles.  The same way that the "Living Dead" movie series became split in two, with two different directors making two different versions of the zombie movie, now Kevin Eastman gives us a new remake of the Turtles that goes back to the original 80's comics, but brings it into a more deeply-realized, realistic, contemporary setting (where people send each other texts and stuff, basically).

What do we have?  Four Turtles, Splinter, and Shredder and his Foot ninjas?  No.  Nowhere, yet.  Not in issue 1.  Instead of going for the obvious, instead Shredder takes a long time to surface, like the 2003 version, I guess.