A little heads-up this evening, for all Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fans – this week, IDW has published the first issue of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Urban Legends. For those not quite sure what this is, it’s the initial entry in Image Comics’ classic run of Turtles comics (now re-titled as ‘Urban Legends’).

IDW are re-printing the entire run of stories – originally known as TMNT Volume 3 – giving fans the opportunity to pick up these oft-overlooked stories. And the real beauty here is that at the end of the run, IDW is adding an extra couple of issues to create a definitive conclusion to the story.


Here are the full details, from the press release:

“This is it, fans! You demanded it, and IDW Publishing listened! The entire Image Comics TMNT run (a.k.a TMNT Volume 3) reproduced for the first time ever in full, four-color glory!

“Join creators Gary Carlson and Frank Fosco as they take the Heroes in a Half-Shell on some of their most amazing and dangerous and bizarre adventures ever… culminating in three brand-new issues by Carlson and Fosco to properly close out this long-beloved storyline at last!

“In this premiere issue, the TMNT and Master Splinter are attacked in their lair by a group of cyborgs led by the female ninja called Pimiko. Before the attack is over, one family member will fall… and one will be lost! Don’t miss your chance to get in on the ground floor of the entire TMNT Image experience!”

Will you be picking up Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Urban Legends?

I’ve only read a couple of issues of this run, so I’m interested to know peoples’ opinions of these books – good and bad. If you’ve read this run, let me know if it’s worth picking up.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Urban Legends issue #1 is on sale in comic shops and digital stores now.