IDW Returns to the 80s with New TMNT Miniseries


IDW Publishing’s Newest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles the miniseries features new stories with a 1980s feel. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Saturday Morning Adventures is a four-issue miniseries from writer Erik Burnham and artist Tim Lattie that draws on the aesthetic of the animated series launched in 1987. Each of the four monthly issues will feature a stand-alone story; storylines include the Turtles being trapped in a virtual reality simulator and one of General Krang’s Stone Soldiers joining a hair metal band. The first issue will be released in September with Cover A by Lattie, Cover B by TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman, Cover C by Tony Gregori, and a Retailer Incentive edition of Lattie.

“I’m no stranger to writing TMNT for IDW, but this is different,” Burnham said in a statement accompanying the announcement. “The version of the Turtles that exploded onto TV screens in 1987 was the version I first encountered, and it brought me great joy…and playing in that particular corner of the sandbox built on this joy! Humor, action and many high concepts were present in each episode, and we are following this path.

IDW recently announced that writer Tom Waltz will write an eight-issue limited series, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Armageddon Game (see “Writer Tom Waltz returns to TMNT”).


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