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From action figures and games to books and comics, we take a look at a few geeky antiques from the past decades...
In August, eBay revealed that a near-mint copy of Action Comics issue one - famously, the first time Superman made an appearance in print - had sold for an eye-watering $3.2m. One of only 50 copies said to still exist, the comic’s sale price is reportedly the highest yet - it far outstrips the $2.16m another copy sold for in 2011.
Now, it’s extremely unlikely that any of us are going to find our own copy of Action Comics issue one in our loft or in a box in the back of the cupboard, but given that most geeks usually collect one kind of object or another - whether it be comics, games, toys, posters or other treasured items - there’s still a possibility that one or »
If you want to see the Heroes in a Half-Shell fight it out with Shredder and the Footclan on the even bigger screen, then you're in luck as Paramount is releasing the 2014 Tmnt reboot in IMAX theaters for one week only. Best of all, if you're one of the first to see it, you get a cool poster to go along with it. Come inside to learn when it'll be landing in IMAX.
From the press release:
Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies’ blockbuster film “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” directed by Jonathan Liebesman and produced by Michael Bay, will be released in IMAX® 3D Theatres nationwide for a special one-week run beginning Friday, September 12th.
The limited engagement will kick off with advance screenings on Thursday, September 11th at 7:00 p.m. local times nationwide. The first 300 ticketholders at each of these advance screenings will receive one of three special Legends »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
What do you think? Other new figures on the way are Baxter Stockman in Fly form, Tiger Claw and Karai in snake form. The final 3 episodes of the second season of Tmnt will air later this month. Seth Green (Family Guy) will replace Jason Biggs (Orange Is The New Black as Leonardo in season 3, with returning voice stars Sean Astin (Raphael), Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Gregory Cipes (Michelangelo), Mae Whitman (April O’Neil), Hoon Lee (Master Splinter) and Kevin Michael Richardson (Shredder). »
“The Turtles are whisked away to another dimension by a stranger-Renet! Forced to fight for their survival in a tournament featuring the greatest warriors in the universe, the brothers will have to master new fighting techniques and forge new alliances. But with the deck stacked against them, their chance of survival is slim!”
Back in 2012 Tmnt co-creator Kevin Eastman wrote and drew the first Tmnt Annual for Idw. The story took place within the current continuity but was far enough removed that you could take it or leave it. I found it very much a ‘leave it’ sadly, with muddled art and an uninteresting story that seemed out of touch with the current monthly title and its quality storytelling.
Now we have his second entry with the 2014 Annual. Originally planned for release earlier in the year it’s delay caused »
- Chris Cooper
From co-creator Kevin Eastman comes the Tmnt’s most epic adventure yet this week in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Annual 2014, as the Heroes in a Half-Shell are whisked away to another dimension by a stranger—Renet! Forced to fight for their survival in a tournament featuring the greatest warriors in the universe, the brothers will have to master new fighting techniques and forge new alliances. But with the deck stacked against them, their chance of survival is slim! Check out a preview here…
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Annual 2014 is out on Wednesday, priced $7.99.
The post Preview of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Annual 2014 appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Gary Collinson
The Turtles are out in force this month, thanks to the new movie, the new visual history of the Turtles book that hit last month and the Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turltes which hit earlier this week on DVD and Digital HD. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to speak with Tmnt co-creator Kevin Eastman about the new documentary, what he thought of the film that hit theaters earlier this month, inspiration behind the turtles and other characters in the Tmnt universe and even had time to squeeze in a fan question from Parker Lopp. Kevin Eastman: Hi Nate, how are you? Nate Best (Cbm): I’m great Kevin, how are you? Kevin Eastman: I’m here in San Diego; I just got back from New York from one of the screenings and was just wondering what part of the world you’re in. »
It's a great time to be a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan! The movie did stellar box office numbers this past weekend, knocking Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy out of the number one spot. It did so well, Paramount announced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 for 2016. And not only that, there are a ton of new toys on shelves everywhere and an animated series on Nickelodeon that is quite popular. Bringing it all into perspective is the release of Turtle Power: The Definitive History of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a new documentary that is in stores this week.
Turtle Power takes a look at the entire history of the phenomenon. From the first black and white comics created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, to the 1987 cartoon series, to the Playmates toy line, to the first live action movies, the video games and everything else in-between. It's a comprehensive and »
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is currently the number-one movie in America — a development largely viewed like it's a plot by the evil Shredder himself. Technically directed by Jonathan Liebesman, this blockbuster reboot bears the stamp of its superstar producer, Transformers maestro Michael Bay: a sturdy children's-toy concept sits uncomfortably alongside destructive urban combat and awkward double entendres about turtle erections. Garnering bad reviews from both film critics and nostalgic fans, it nonetheless displaced its direct competitor, the much, much better-liked Guardians of the Galaxy, to seize control of the box office. »
Tmnt co-creator Kevin Eastman will be hosting an Ama (Ask Me Anythign) session on Reddit tomorrow to help get the word out about the new Turtle Power documentary, which is now available on Digital HD and DVD. Paramount has also released another clip from the documentary, this time focusing on Eastman and Laird's team-work, which I've included below. Find details on the Ama, including a link to participate, after the clip! The Ama will take place Tomorrow (Thursday), August 14th at 3Pm Et/noon Pt. Follow this link to access the Ama. Note that the Ama won't go live until 3Pm Est tomorrow! Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles documentary is a deep history of one of the most successful franchises as told by the creators of the iconic characters. In the spring of 1984, a strange new comic book sat beside cash registers in select shops, »
Now playing around the world is Jonathan Liebesman’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. As most of you know, Tmnt made over $65 million dollars in its first weekend at the North America box office, which led to Paramount announcing a sequel for summer 2016. What started out as a one and done comic book by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman in 1984 shows no signs of slowing down thirty years later. At the recent Los Angeles press day I landed an extended video interview with Jonathan Liebesman. During our wide-ranging conversation, we talked about how the story changed along the way, creating the new look of the turtles, deleted scenes, what he learned from his friends and family screenings, working with Megan Fox, filming in NYC, fan criticism and how a lot of it was actually valuable, the specific influence that a fake trailer description had on the film, Easter eggs, if he'd like to do the sequel, »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Stan Sakai‘s katana-wielding rabbit Usagi Yojimbo is an indie comics staple, and a character that goes back decades as an associate of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Perhaps because Sakai and Tmnt creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird were all responsible for anthropomorphized comic characters, their respective creations soon ran into one another in an […]
The post Watch Stop-Motion ‘Usagi Yojimbo’ Short Film appeared first on /Film. »
- Russ Fischer
“We were awesome! Bodacious! Bitchin’! Gnarly! Radical! Totally tubular, dude! Wicked! Hellacious! I have always liked… Cowabunga……. Cowabunga!”
America has Tmnt fever! Michael Bay’s souped-up Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot raked it in at the box—office over the weekend, but everyone knows the greatest movie about those radioactive ‘Heroes in a Halfshell’ was the same-titled 1990 epic
The entire concept of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was conceived by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird who originally created them to parody the dark, gritty comic books of the early 80s. Of course, the series branched away and became a pop culture phenomenon of its own and when something becomes a monstrous hit, you can almost guarantee a motion picture is right down the alley. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hit the theaters in 1990 and instead of it being a continuation of the hit cartoon series, the film goes back to its source »
- Tom Stockman
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- Movie Geeks
We have no one to blame but ourselves – after Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles leapt to the top of the box office with a surprisingly strong $65 million domestic opening, the studio has greenlit and scheduled a sequel, with Michael Bay returning to produce.
If, unlike us, you were a fan of the film, chances are this sequel will keep very much to the newly established tone. Returning alongside Bay are his Platinum Dunes partners Andrew Form and Brad Fuller, with Galen Walker and Scott Mednick also producing. Also back on board are screenwriters Josh Appelbaum & André Nemec (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol), who’ll simultaneously serve as exec-producers on Tmnt 2. It has not yet been announced whether Jonathan Liebesman will be returning to direct.
Adam Goodman, President of Paramount’s Film Group, said:
“Launching a new take on the Turtles into the feature film world was a daunting task because as fans of them ourselves, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Cowabunga! They're back on the big screen! Originally created in 1987 by Kevin Eastman & Peter Laird, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were first turned into a movie trilogy in 1990, as well as multiple animated TV shows, toy lines and much more, including another animated movie in 2007. Now Platinum Dunes takes a shot at bringing back the Ninja Turtles in live-action form with director Jonathan Liebesman at the helm, Megan Fox as April O'Neil, and an eclectic cast including four actors in suits playing the Turtles. But is it any good? At least the action? Or is it another disaster? Once you've seen it, post a comment with thoughts on Jonathan Liebesman's new Tmnt. Spoiler Warning: We strongly urge everyone to actually see the film before reading ahead, as there may be spoilers below. We also encourage all commenters to keep major »
- Alex Billington
The mean and green “heroes in a half-shell” have repeatedly been reintroduced for almost three decades. You almost lose track of all the different versions when you stop to think about it. In fact, they weren’t even green when they first graced the comic pages. Creators Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman drew the crime-fighting brothers in black and white all wearing the same masks and basically looking identical. Many comic historians are quick to point out that their creation almost seemed to signal a revolt or a poking-fun at the multitude of characters that happen to be born from “freak accidents” in comic book lore. It wasn’t until the late 80′s cartoon that the characters reached a new level of popularity that many nostalgic fans often now look upon fondly; even if the show lacked the grittiness that the original creators had intended. From there we got a »
- Michael Haffner
Nostalgia can be a powerful force in driving audiences to theaters, but this weekend the ’90s heroes in a half shell have to contend with a foe more deviant than Shredder: great buzz. Last weekend’s record-shattering debut of the once obscure Marvel property Guardians of the Galaxy will have a major impact on how Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fares out of the gates, and it might not be the most positive one.
- Lindsey Bahr
I'm a huge Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fan and have been since the black-and-white comic book days of Mirage Studios in the mid-'80s. My teenage years are marked by notebooks full of turtle sketches and crazy, mech-inspired renditions of Shredder. By the time the cartoon series hit afternoon TV and the first live-action film exploded box offices, Tmnt was everywhere, and I couldn't have been happier. And then, as these things often do, the market became saturated. The comic book ended. The cartoon was cancelled. And Vanilla Ice recorded a Ninja Rap. The Turtles were over.
Since then, there have been reboots. There were a couple of attempts at new cartoons. A live-action TV series with the fifth turtle, Venus (yes, a female) and assorted toy and video games hit here and there, but that magic that Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird captured in 1984 was seemingly lost. An animated »
We thought we would celebrate the upcoming release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (see my review) with a Tmnt related giveaway! Up for grabs is Insight Editions' Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History. When they included "Ultimate" in the tital, they weren't kidding around! This book weighs in at 192 pages and includes the history of the Turtles all the way from their humble beginnings in black-and-white comics created in a home studio in Dover, New Hampshire, to their multimillion-dollar breakout success. There's even a chapter on the film that hits theaters this Friday! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History relates the amazing story of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, from their humble beginnings in the pages of a cult comic book, to their enduring status as cultural icons. Beginning with the creative spark that led comic book artists Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird to envision these unlikely heroes, »
The resilient “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” have undergone some changes since they were first introduced in the 1980s, but in a recently released sneak peek from Paramount’s reboot, the ninjas show they haven’t skipped a beat.
After evading a warehouse full of henchmen Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michaelangelo break into a beatboxing cypher in the elevator right before entering a pivotal fight scene.
Michaelangelo’s key phrase “Cowabunga” also makes an appearance in the movie — after taking a hiatus in some recent versions of “Tmnt.”
In the clip Raphael asks Michaelangelo, “Hey Mikey, remember that thing you used to say when we were kids?”
Paramount’s reboot bows Aug. 8.
- Jordyn Holman
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