From Kevin’s blog on MetalTV.com:
Anyway, let me tell you a few things that are going on, too much to fit in for this update, so I’ll share my favorites. As many of you know, and for those that don’t, this year is the 25th anniversary of the TMNT’s!!! Cool Beans! There are a couple of 25th Anniversary things planned this year by Mirage Studios—for the full details/plans/events go to the official TMNT site (www.ninjaturtles.com) but from my end, I’m doing a little 25th” event I can’t wait to share with you—a new collection of TMNT stories, my favorites, in an all new remastered 180 page book that will be out in time for San Diego!
About half of the stories feature my two favorite TMNT characters, Casey Jones and Raphael, the rest reprint some of my favorite all time TMNT tales! Here’s a quick breakdown;
- The Jan Strnad Richard Corben “Turtles Take Time” in its original full color version!
- The Mark Bode epic “Shell of the Dragon” in its original glorious black and white!
- The FIRST appearance of Casey Jones in the Raphael one shot entitled, “Me, Myself, and I” which has been colored for the first time by the amazing Justin Norman!
- The classic Eastman short “Fun With Guns” short story will be colored by the world renowned Blond!
- And TMNT #14 by Eastman and Talbot will be reprinted in its original “Duo Shade/Sepia Toned” version!
- Other stories will include shorts, “49th Street Stompers” “Complete Carnage and Radical” and “You Had to Be there!” plus intros, pin-ups and a few other surprises.
Personally, it is great to add this collection of works along side the “Artobiography” and the “Bodycount” collection, which was my final TMNT story I did with Simon Bisley. Anyway, check it out—and I’ll get some of the full short stories up here on the site for you to download for free.
One of the things Mirage is doing is reprinting the first TMNT issue and giving them away for free on comic day the first week of May! I’m going to be doing a signing of it at the Golden Apple Comic store here in LA, and will get you more details such as times, address, and related specifics in the next month or so.
For some great preview images from the book and the latest news about Kevin, check out his blog here.