There are undoubtedly spoilers to be found within these writeups, but the same spoilers will be readily available to anyone with access to a comic store and $0 on this coming Saturday, Free Comic Book Day (!) .
But if you’re unsure what book should be top priority, which ones are safe for kids, or what you’d be getting yourself into, take a look at the following reviews. Free Comic Book Day can get a bit intense at the right store, and to be forewarned is to be forearmed.
Like most children of the 1980’s I consumed all things Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles related. The cartoon, the toys, the video games…pretty much anything I could get my hands on except the comic books. I was just a little too young to know that there was life before the animated kids show. When I found out that IDW acquired the comic book rights to the original Mirage Studio output I knew I had to get in there and check it out.
I started with the lavish Ultimate Edition Vol. 1 hardcover containing the first seven issues of the run plus the Micro-Series #1 – Raphael (a self-contained story that fits in between issues #3 and #4). The art is blown up and printed in its original black and white state and after each issue there is a write up by creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird discussing what was going on at that point in their publishing life. Plus, there’s almost a page by page write up about the art from the issue and the layouts. It’s a hefty ticket price of $50 dollars for 8 issues, but it’s a wealth of information.
Sometimes I wonder if the MTV series Jackass had more of an impact on me than I would like to admit. I say this not because Johnny Knoxville did the voice of Leonardo in the movie I’m about to discuss, but rather because I watched this film as a sort of lighthearted self-mutilation. Thankfully, my girfriend shares my fondness for the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon and movies as well as my inexplicable attraction toward terrible movies. Very often, when I know a movie is going to be awful, I get just as excited about seeing it as I do when I know it will be fantastic. This is one falls into the former category, there was absolutely nothing indicating this movie would be watchable and yet we went and saw it opening night (we’re not entirely masochistic, it was a double feature at the drive-in with Guardians of the Galaxy… sort of like lukewarm piss with an ice cold lemonade chaser). And boy, oh boy… it was everything we’d thought it would be and so much less!
Like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Then don’t go to see that Hollywood garbage that looks like Shreks running around, instead listed to the Animated Show! Thats right folks, we are celebrating the 30th Anniversary of TMNT today as we talk about the comic series, the original animated show and the fantastic new series on Nickelodeon. Sit back and imagine that feeling you had when you were 9 years and were ready to watch some Saturday Morning cartoons…now listen to The Animated Show…Enjoy!
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It’s been ever so long since we’ve toured the hallowed halls of the Evil Geeks Art Gallery, my fellow appreciators of the fine arts. You see, the Collabotron has been in the shop, someone got a tuna fish sandwich good and stuck in the inspiration intake valve and the only guy who repairs these things is like 90, so it’s been a rough couple of months.
We’re coming back with a bang, though, and it’s safe to say you may experience a bit of… shellshock… from this entry. You’ll understand that delightful play on words in mere moments, dear readers, since today we tackle the cover to the classic video game Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
This week Big Evil, Biff Tannen, C-Mart, and Martian Luthor Kang the 117th talk up the Summer Movie Season and begin to get a little angry about turtles, sequels, and a bunch of other junk that Hollywood is throwing at us. Then the discussion moves to a happy place when the news for Batman’s 75th Anniversary plans are announced…Enjoy!