Like many people my age I grew up watching Teenage mutant ninja turtles as a child however, it wasnt until I grew a little older that I found out these brightly colored, friendly, crime fighting, pizza eating mutants had a darker past than I had originally imagined. I’m talking about the comic books, back in 1984 these turtles were dark and gritty! created by Artist and writer Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. Throughout the 90′s and 2000′s Turtle comics were still being published but none of them really had that same old school appeal the first series had. Fast Forward to 2011 ! Just 2 weeks ago IDW and Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman brought a brand new chapter in the world of TMNT comics and this time they’re kickin it old school the only thing missing from the original is the black and white printing, but I aint complaining because the art is absolutely fantastic. Rock on turtles!
Just to give you an idea of how good of a start this new series has… I stopped by 4 comic book stores and all of which were SOLD OUT! I couldn’t believe it. Luckily, I had my comic book guy put one on hold for me weeks in advance! He had saved me the 1/10 Variant copy too so I was a happy camper.
It’s probably my favorite cover out of all of them, for me I think it’s particularly special because it’s the only cover drawn by Kevin Eastman – the co-creator himself!
below are my two #1′s