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‘Totally Awesome’ Book About 80’s Cartoons Coming Soon

As most shellheads know, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles got their start in the form of an independent comic book created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird in the early 80’s. A few years later, the cartoon version of our heroes in a half shell would hit the air and make history. Considering that this incredible franchise was born during the 1980’s, it probably shouldn’t surprise anyone that they will be featured in the new book Totally Awesome: The Greatest Cartoons of the Eighties.

You may recognize the author, as he was also behind Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History. Written by cartoon historian Andrew Farago, this latest book includes several sections on a variety of notable animated shows that made their debut during the 80’s. In addition to the TMNT, you can also expect to read a lot about He-man, The Smurfs, Thundercats, Transformers and G.I. Joe – just to name a few.

Two pages from the first chapter of 'Totally Awesome.' Image Source: Insight Editions.
Two pages from the first chapter of ‘Totally Awesome.’ Image Source: Insight Editions.

Totally Awesome: The Greatest Cartoons of the Eighties promises to be a nostalgic look back at some of the most amazing animated shows the world has ever known. Russi Taylor wrote the foreward, providing this book with a lot of street cred. Fans may remember Taylor for her voice acting in such cartoons as Ducktales and Muppet Babies.

With a release date on November 28th, this could be an excellent holiday gift for fans of either the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or the 80’s in general. Alternatively, you can always get this for yourself and take a trip down memory lane!

Will you be picking up Totally Awesome: The Greatest Cartoons of the Eighties? Do you think this book will be both informative and nostalgic? Share your thoughts either in the comments below or on Facebook/Twitter.

The Author

Justin W

Justin W

My name is Justin Wren and I love to write about the TMNT! I've been a big Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan since the late 80's. Back then, I would watch the original animated series and play with the Playmates toys all the time. I have been following the boys ever since I was a kid, and I'm very happy to see them back in the limelight after all these years. Needless to say, I'm proud to be a member of the team on this awesome TMNT Fan Site!

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  • NUMBER ONE TMNT FAN

    AWESOME!