IDW and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Villains


IDW has recently announced that they are going to be publishing a new micro-series for their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles license.

“IDW has already won me over with Santolouco’s ongoing Secret History of the Foot Clan series, and this new announcement is the icing on the cake. Very, very rich icing. ~Shadowhawk

IDW Publishing is currently one of my favourite comics publishers. They’ve been putting out some great stuff recently, such as Matt Forbeck’s triple 4-issue micro series for Magic: The Gathering featuring Planeswalker Dack Fayden, Santolouco’s TMNT: Secret History of the Foot Clan, their various G.I.Joe series, and Andy Hartnell’s Danger Girl/G.I.Joe, and I love all of it. Along with Dark Horse comics they are one of the top-level franchise publisher and they keep going from strength to strength.

Admittedly, I haven’t read much of their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics, but I’m hoping to swing that around in the coming weeks. And coming in at just the right time is their announcement that they are going to be publishing a new 4-issue micro series about the biggest and baddest villains in the TMNT universe. I for one am really excited about this, more so since their very issue is going to feature none other than the mighty Krang!

Here’s the lowdown.


Say Hello to the Bad Guys in the TMNT: VILLAINS MICRO-SERIES!

Classic TMNT Foes are Spotlighted in Four Issues Starting This April!

  IDW Publishing is thrilled to announce a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Micro-Series! Hot on the heels of last year’s wildly successful Micro-Series, this new series of one-shots is taking a distinctly dark turn and concentrating on the evil deeds of the Turtles’ most nefarious villains!

 The first issue rolls out this April with TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES VILLAINS MICRO-SERIES #1: KRANG, written by Joshua Williamson and illustrated by Mike Henderson with a cover by Tyler Walpole. This issue explores the tales of Dimension X’s fearsome despot – and that’s just the opening act!

The thrills continue with the tales of BAXTER STOCKMAN by Erik Burnham and Andy Kuhn, OLD HOB by Jason Ciaramella and Dave Wachter, and ALOPEX by Brian Lynch and Ross Campbell.

Powered by this talented creator lineup, the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES VILLAINS MICRO-SERIES is sure to delight fans with all-new tales of classic and brand-new bad guys.

TMNT has one of the finest rogues’ galleries in all of comics,” said TMNT Editor Bobby Curnow. “They’re deadly, charismatic, and often just plain weird! In short, they’re great fun to read and see in action on the comic book page. I’m extremely excited to see how our creative teams dig into these twisted psyches. AND they’ll set up important story points for our ongoing book!”

The TMNT universe is absolutely packed with colorful and beloved characters and IDW is very excited to be bringing more of its amazing men, women, and creatures into the hands of its many fans!

TMNT VILLAIN MICRO-SERIES #1: KRANG (FC, 32 pages, $3.99). In stores 4/17/13.
Diamond Code: FEB130345


My only regret with this announcement is that Shredder is not a part of this, but I can live with that since Santolouco has been amazing with Shredder in the two issues I’ve read so far of his Foot Clan series.

Looking forward to this micro-series! What about you?

Shadowhawk is a regular contributor to TFF. A resident of Dubai, Shadowhawk reads, reads and reads. His opinions are always clear and concise. His articles always worth reading.


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