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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (IDW) is an ongoing comic book series published by IDW Publishing. Starting in August of 2011, it is the first comic version of the Turtles to debut since the TMNT franchise was sold to Viacom in October 2009. The initial creative team consisted of TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman, who worked on the story and layouts, Tom Waltz, who worked on the story and wrote the script, and Dan Duncan, who drew the finished art, and Bobby Curnow, who edited the series.

Starting with issue #101, Sophie Campbell has taken over as head writer and artist, with Eastman and Waltz remaining as story consultants, and Curnow as editor.

The series slightly reimagines the origins of the Turtles, tying them deeply to many of their enemies and allies. This incarnation of the turtles is the longest running comic series in their history, and this can be seen both in the constant adaptions that the characters make, as well as the large cast of characters. More recently, the cast of mutants has been further expanded, both friends and foes, and the turtles have reevaluated what their family looks like.

Plot

Main Series

In the past, in Feudal Japan, Hamato Yoshi is a member of the Foot Clan, led by Oroku Saki. After seeing Saki make a ruthless choice, Yoshi leaves and is declared a traitor. Saki then orders the clan to kill Yoshi's wife and four sons. As the Foot Clan kills Yoshi's wife, Tang Shen, her dying wish is for the rest of the family to be safe. After managing to evade capture for eleven years, Yoshi and his sons are killed by Saki.

In the present, Yoshi and his sons are reincarnated as a rat named Splinter and four turtles, contained in a research facility called StockGen, owned by Baxter Stockman, a scientist who has secretly allied himself with Krang, a ruthless Utrom from Dimension X. But the Foot Clan still lives, and they break into StockGen one night and steal some some chemicals, which, after a long chase, end up mutating Splinter and the turtles into humanoid creatures.

Splinter, remembering his previous life, decides to train his sons in ninjutsu. Each of Turtles was named by April O'Neil (an intern at StockGen) after famous Renaissance painters: Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael. After 15 months of training, the Turtles work together in the shadows to oppose fierce threats, including Krang and his allies from Dimension X, and the Foot Clan, led by the revived Oroku Saki, who is now known as the Shredder.

Micro-series

As per TMNT tradition, four one-shots (officially a mini-series) were released focusing on each Turtle, with issue #4 tying in to #9 of the main series. Due to the heavy popularity of the series, IDW announced another four issues, focusing on Splinter, Casey Jones, April O'Neil and the Fugitoid.

Starting in April 2013, a new series of one-shots, under the title Villain Micro-series, was started. The villains highlighted were Krang, Baxter Stockman, Old Hob, Alopex, Karai, Hun, Bebop and Rocksteady, and The Shredder.

Infestation 2

The Turtles were included in the IDW crossover event "Infestation 2". They appeared in one panel in the first issue of the main series. Raphael also appeared on the covers for both issues of the main series; as did Donatello on a variant cover of #1.

The Turtles were also given their own two-part miniseries. A series of strange occurrences leads the Turtles into long forgotten tunnels beneath the sewers. The Turtles encounter a Lovecraftian monster and dispatch with it; later going on to investigate the series of tunnels. Leonardo is taken by the monsters and his brothers go to save him. They do so, but fall prey to an ambush. Thanks to a lot of dynamite, they are saved, until Shub Niggurath comes out of his hidey-hole and battles the Turtles. They defeated him by throwing a statue on top of him, practically saving their world, but the other affected dimensions are far from saved.

Characters

Splinter Clan and family

Mutanimals

Foot Clan

Miscellaneous

Timeline

IDW Chronology

Collected Editions

Main Series

  1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 1: Change is Constant (February 2012)
  2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 2: Enemies Old, Enemies New (July 2012)
  3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 3: Shadows of the Past (September 2012)
  4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 4: Sins of the Fathers (February 2013)
  5. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 5: Krang War (May 2013)
  6. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 6: City Fall part 1 (December 2013)
    • collects the first half of the seventh story arc: City Fall
  7. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 7: City Fall part 2 (February 2014)
    • collects the second half of the seventh story arc: City Fall
  8. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 8: Northampton (June 2014)
  9. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 9: Monsters, Misfits, and Madmen (October 2014)
  10. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 10: New Mutant Order (February 2015)
  11. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 11: Attack on Technodrome (June 2015)
  12. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 12: Vengeance part 1 (October 2015)
    • collects the first half of the twelfth story arc: Vengeance
  13. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 13: Vengeance part 2 (January 2016)
    • collects the second half of the twelfth story arc: Vengeance
  14. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 14: Order from Chaos (May 2016)
  15. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 15: Leatherhead (October 2016)
  16. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 16: Chasing Phantoms (April 2017)
  17. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 17: Desperate Measures (September 2017)
  18. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 18: Trial of Krang (February 2018)
  19. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 19: Invasion of the Triceratons (July 2018)
  20. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 20: Kingdom of Rats (October 2018)
  21. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 21: Battle Lines (May 2019)
  22. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 22: City at War part 1 (October 2019)
  23. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 23: City at War part 2 (March 2020)
    • collects the rest of the twenty-third story arc: City at War
  24. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Reborn Volume 1: From the Ashes (September 2020)
  25. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Reborn Volume 2: Life after Death (April 2021)
  26. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Reborn Volume 3: Time after Time (September 2021)

Micro and Macro-series

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Micro-Series, Vol. 1 (July 2012)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Micro-Series, Vol. 2 (November 2012)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Villain Micro-Series, Vol. 1 (November 2013)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Villain Micro-Series, Vol. 2 (March 2014)

Infestation 2

  • Infestation 2 Vol. 1 (June 2012)
  • Infestation 2 Vol. 3 (August 2012)

Miniseries

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles / Ghostbusters

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe

TMNT/Batman

Other TMNT publications by IDW

Graphic Novels

Collections of the original Mirage comics series:

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Collection Vol. 1 (December 2011)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Collection Vol. 2 (April 2012)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Collection Vol. 3 (August 2012)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Collection Vol. 4 (April 2013)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Works Vol. 1 (May 2013)

Collections of the Mirage Series originally published by Mirage Studios

Vol. 1Vol. 2Vol. 3Vol. 4Vol. 5Vol. 6Vol. 7Vol. 8Vol. 9Vol. 10

Collections of the Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series originally published by Mirage Studios

Vol. 1Vol. 2Vol. 3Vol. 4Vol. 5Vol. 6Vol. 7Vol. 8

Collections of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures originally published by Archie Comics

Vol. 1 Vol. 2 Vol. 3 Vol. 4 Vol. 5 Vol. 6 Vol. 7 Vol. 8 Vol. 9 Vol. 10 Vol. 11 Vol. 12 Vol. 13 Vol. 14 Vol. 15 Vol. 16

Collections of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Image) originally published by Image Comics

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Urban Legends, Vol. 1 (August 2019)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Urban Legends, Vol. 2 (May 2021)

Comics

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: 100-Page Spectacular (April 2012) - Collects the 3-issue miniseries that preceded the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures ongoing.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics (begun May 2012) - This series reprints the first eleven Eastman/Laird and the four Micros issues in full color with coloring by Tom Smith.

Trivia