Any good TMNT comics out there?

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  1. Sabretooth

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    I've somehow become interested in the TMNT again and I realized I have none of their comics/novels. Is there anything you guys would recommened? And how good is the current run?
     
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    The originaly Mirage series is pure gold. :up:
     
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    How dark is it,compared to the movies/TV show?
     
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    VERY dark. or at least, more bloody. Also alot of sci-fi elements left out of the other adaptations

    there were 5 oversized trades collecting the original issues. I read em as a kid, they were FANtastic. Ebay's the only place to get em now, lemme see if I can find em for you
     
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    Yeah. I read this one issue (may have been post Mirage) where the turtles were lured to this hidden city where forgoten legends lived. There, they fought a bunch of mythical creatures. The fight scenes were ****ing bloody, my freind.
     
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    One of the baddest moments of my childhood was read as Leonardo stabbed a Triceraton, then left the sword up through the guy's shoulder
     
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    :eek: Jeez. How many issues are in the original run?
     
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    ya know, I dunno. They had a weird publishing history
     
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    Neither of the links work for me. :(

    And according to their official website,there were 62 issues in the original run.
     
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    ebay link works fine for me

    you on a work computer not allowed to go to ebay or something?
     
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    Hey I actually still have 3 of those books :up: Great reads :D
     
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    I always loved the cartoon and the movies when I was a little kid, and I had the odd comic or two that i picked up just cause it had TNMT on the cover... but as i grew older, and become obsessed with Marvel and DC and all that, I discovered that the turtles originated as dark heroes. I remember not understanding the comics i got as a kid because they were so much more indepth, but now I'm totally obsessed with comics I want to read the old issues and see what they are like.

    Couple of things:

    Which series are the best?

    I particularly remember the future shark issues and future don and raph... are there tpbs with these characters out?

    Suggestions?
     
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    If you can find it, I suggest the TMNT "phonebook". It has a B&W cover and collects issues 1-11 and the microseries for each Turtle.
     
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    Later this year trades for TMNT will be coming out of vol1 of the series every four months there will be a new trade. Hope that helps. Oh I cant wait for the city at war trade!!
     
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    I cant remember if they ate pizza in the comic?
     
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    I don't remember seeing any

    most people know the cartoon, which was SUBSTANTIALLY different in tone from the original comics. Given how many things that were changed or added to make it kid friendly, it certainly wouldn't surprise me if the pizza obsession was one of them
     
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    i think they ate pizza sometimes but in just about the same amounts as normal people and not 3 times per comic.
     
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    Yeah, it wasn't as big a deal as the old cartoon made it. Michelangelo was really the only one obsessed with comic books and pizza and TV and all that stuff.
     
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    It looks good, im going to have to start getting & reading these tmnt graphic novels. i didn't know the franchise really starting in the mirage series, & the old kiddie toon was a markting plot.
     
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    For anyone interested in new TMNT comics that are still good, Newsarama just put up an article about an upcoming mini-series that spins out of the events of Tales of the TMNT #5 by none other than Jim Lawson, the guy who's probably drawn the TMNT more than anyone other than Eastman and Laird themselves:

    http://www.newsarama.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=63032

    I didn't know about Tales of the TMNT until it had already been out for a while, so I didn't want to pick it up in the middle, but I'll definitely be getting this mini-series. :up:
     
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    All of the Tales stand alone so that shouldn't affect you picking them up. The issues mostly deal with stories from the turtles past and don't clearly fit into continuity. As far as Jim Lawson, his art sucks imo. The only good turtles stories are from the first run after that it goes to pot.
     
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