This should be fun! We’ve been digging up old articles going back the the beginning of the creation of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. We keep adding to these, so bookmark this page and come back often!!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are GREAT for your kids!
Weekly World News
May 15, 1990
By BEATRICE DEXTER
Cowabunga, dudes! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are much more than just the hottest heroes around – they’re a terrific influence on kids, experts say.
The phenomenal foursome teach their young fans to stick up for what they believe in and ...Read more about this post
The 80th anniversary of Batman collides with the 35th anniversary of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in this stunning concluding miniseries to the smash-hit cross over BATMAN/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES trilogy.
Original works of art from Volume II are available here
“I still remember the e-mail asking me if I wanted to write the first Batman/Teenage Mutant ...Read more about this post
Brooklyn, NY re: Amazing Heroes #107 – Turtle Boys:I was rather amused by your comments concerning Marvel Comics, specifically Jim Shooter and Stan Lee on the Kirby situation.Peter Laird said, and I quote, “Jim Shooter and Stan Lee should go on TV and publicly apologize.” Laird also says when asked whether he would work ...Read more about this post
November 15, 1986 The Turtle Boys
An in-depth conversation with the creators of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
by THOM POWERSNot only are these boys hot, they’re getting hotter all the time. They’re Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, and they are the men behind Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Originally no more than a parody of ...Read more about this post
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird
Published by Mirage Studios
One day in early 1984, Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird were sitting around in Dover, New Hampshire, talking and drawing pictures. Eastman was joking and drew a turtle wearing a mask and holding a nunchaku. Laird liked it and drew his own ...Read more about this post
Raphael: The Interview
The Telegraph Wire – 1985
by Don Chin
Last year the comics industry witnessed the birth of a strange team of reptile vigilantes known as the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES.
This very funny spoof of RONIN and DAREDEVIL caught on quickly with fans and the press, who both ate the idea up, much to the joy ...Read more about this post
I recall seeing an ad for the first issue of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES. The art and lettering were a perfect parody of RONIN, while the concept managed to satirize all the current trends in comics. However, I figured it was such a clever idea that it couldn’t possibly sustain a whole book. Worst of ...Read more about this post
Okay we just ran across stacks of old storyboards from the original animated series and a couple of press releases to boot! We’d love to show you all of them, but each episode is over 200 pages long. Maybe we’ll do a best-of-the-best sometime in the near future. Until then, here are a few from ...Read more about this post
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Wednesday, September 24, 1986
By TIM ROCHE
Kevin Eastman of the Eastman-Laird team does most of the talking. while Peter Laird of Laird-Eastman does most of the thinking.
Eastman and Laird illustrate, write and publish a small press comic book that stars four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles who use martial weaponry to rid the planet ...Read more about this post
** Me KE – “this article is so full of inaccuracies its not even funny – well it kinda is so i hope you enjoy”!
March 7 – April 3, 1985
by Kirby Miller The Yellow Kid
OK, fans. You all know the usual run of comic book fantasia, right? No, not Donald Duck or Charlie Brown ...Read more about this post
The Comics Buyer’s Guide
July 26, 1985
A date that may never go down in history… The first four Turtle flight from New York to SAN DIEGO!
Eastman and Laird will be at the Sand Diego Comic Con August 1-4! Hope to see you THERE!
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Teen mutant turtles rescue ex-Buxton pizza man
The scene is a trash-strewn alley in a darkened city where four creatures with a strange resemblance to masked turtles crouch, shells to the wall.
Facing them are 15 members of the Purple Dragons, the city’s most dreaded gang of street punks, armed with chains, knives and guns.
“You’re dead, freaks!” ...Read more about this post
The hottest new comic book out is an independent effort from a small studio in Sharon, Conn. It’s a brilliant blend of parody, martial arts, superheroes and the absurd
May 8, 1985
By Stanley Wiater
Remember when you were a little kid, and your parents told you to stop “wasting your time reading that JUNK?” Remember when ...Read more about this post
THE COMICS BUYER’S GUIDE
April 26, 1985
You’ve said it a thousand times during the glory days of Thor #337 and Spider-Man #252 . . . the editors and editorial staff of the Comics Buyer’s Guide have absolutely no influence whatsoever on the prices asked by dealers for current or recent comics. I can complain ...Read more about this post
By DANIEL PETERSEN
The robot knocked on every door but none opened. Rejected, he shuffled off to wait in a dark corner, vowing to return…
In the story of “Fugitoid,” set on a distant planet, a lightning-struck scientist awakes to discover his mind and soul trapped inside a robot’s chassis. The morally conscientious scientist spends most of ...Read more about this post
By GARRET CONDON
Courant Book Editor
Sunday February 17, 1985
Their call rings out like the cry of so many comic book heroes: “We are the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. We strike hard and fade away into the night'”
Well, OK. you may not immediately recognize the cry of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” unless you read and collect ...Read more about this post
‘Ninja Turtles’ sells out
Comics Buyers Guide
August 17, 1984
Mirage Studios in Dover has announced that the first edition of Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird’s comic book, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” has sold out. The 3,000 copies of the first print run were sold in less than a month and a half. With back orders for almost ...Read more about this post
DOVER, N.H. – “My name is Leonardo. We made a wrong turn somewhere. Now we’re caught, our backs to the wall in this trash strewn alley. Barring the way out are 15 members of the Purple Dragons, the toughest street gang on the east side. The only way they’lI let us out of here is ...Read more about this post
New Hampshire Sunday News
May 6, 1984
By Andy Dabilis Dover (UPI)My name is Leonardo. We made a wrong turn somewhere. Now we’re caught, our backs to the wall in this trash strewn alley. Barring the way out are 15 members of the Purple Dragons, the toughest street gang on the east side. The only way ...Read more about this post
Foster’s Daily Democrat, Dover NH
Friday Evening, May 4, 1984Here come the turtles!Bad guys better watch out!By Peter Urban
Democrat Staff Writer
If a comic book titled “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” sounds a little bizarre to you, that is just fine with Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird of Dover, the two artists behind the new venture.
“We lean toward ...Read more about this post