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Delivery or Pickup 7/17/17: Oodles of Turtles

After a barren opening weeks to the month of July, this week sees an explosion of Turtle goodies hitting shelves. So let’s get down to business!

Matthew Manning and Jon Sommariva have both shared some interesting details about this new comic mini series! Image Source: IDW, DC Comics.

Batman/TMNT Adventures TP

Writer: Manning, Matthew K.
Artist: Sommariva, Jon
Cover Artist: Sommariva, Jon
The animated worlds of the current Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Nickelodeon cartoon and Batman: The Animated Series collide in this outstanding mini-series featuring fan-favorite characters from both universes! Villains start to mysteriously escape Arkham and Batman seeks to track them down, but he discovers that they have left Gotham completely… and gone to the New York City of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
“If you like the animated Batman and Ninja Turtles series, this is the book for you. It’s great for all-ages, an easy introduction to both universes, and overall just a fun time.” –
“Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures is the most fun you’ll have reading a comic book…” –
“Fans of both franchises will absolutely flip over it…” –
“Answers so many of the ‘wouldn’t it be cool if’ type questions that fans have been talking about for decades.”
Price: $19.99


  • Two versions: Standard and a Direct Market comic shop exclusive. The latter features a variant cover celebrating some of the best characters in comics and animation. Only one printing will be made of this book, so tell your LCS to put this in your pullbox.
  • IDW states this is the first Batman: The Animated Series new material since 2004 when The Batman Adventures concluded. However, readers of DC’s Batman Beyond 2.0 digital-first series know this is not the case.

TMNT Amazing Adventures: Robotanimals #2 (of 3)

Writer: Goellner, Caleb
Artist: Thomas, Chad
Cover Artist: Thomas, Chad
Baxter Stockman seeks to turn all mutants into robots.
Price: $3.99
  • Variant cover by Billy Martin

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #12

Writer: Burnham, Erik
Artist: Campbell, Sophie
Cover Artist: Williams II, Freddie
‘Karai’s Path,’ part 1 of 4. Karai has always embodied the Foot Clan. With the Clan under the control of Splinter, what path will Karai take during her travels in Japan? Danger and intrigue await Karai, Koya, and Bludgeon!
Format: COMIC
Price: $4.99
  • Variant cover by Tom Whalen

TMNT Showdown Bebop & Rocksteady Board Game

Heads up Turtles, Bebop and Rocksteady have invaded the New York City Sewers! You’ll need to act fast to save your friends from their clutches in this semi-cooperative board game. Use your knowledge of the sewers to work as a team while trying to out think, out maneuver, and outplay Bebop and Rocksteady. In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Showdown: Bebop & Rocksteady you’ll face off against two of your deadliest foes, in the most precarious setting yet.
Price: PI
  • So the IDW release schedule and Previews says this is coming out this week. However, lists it as available in September. My guess is we’re going to be waiting until the fall for this.

The Author

Dan Gehen

Dan Gehen

Dan Gehen is a lot of things, but one thing he's been for his entire life is a TMNT fan (this has been verified by watching embarrassing home videos of his formative years). Though the classic 1980s cartoon caused his 3-year-old version to drive his parents insane via the constant repetition of "cowabunga dude", his true appreciation for the heroes in a half-shell came from the 1990 feature film as well as the comics by Mirage Studios. Today, he continues to enjoy comics from a variety of publishers, including the current TMNT series from IDW Publishing.

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