“Cap and Logan vs. Sentinel” ..unfinished pin-up by KEVIN EASTMAN (( 1985 ))

"Cap and Logan vs. Sentinel" ..unfinished pin-up by KEVIN EASTMAN (( 1985 ))

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–>> .. Rich, our Rocky Mountain TURTLE Comic-guru  has got your SUMMER comic schedule from  IDW, click the link of each corresponding issue to get the details from Rich himself ! !

June, 2014 04TMNT #34; TMNT, Vol. 8: Northampton TPB **#34 preview on COMICVINE 18TMNT: Turtles In Time #1; TMNT #35 25TMNT Annual 2014; TMNT New Animated Adventures #12 July, 2014 02TMNT, Vol. 1: Change Is Constant 2014 TPB; TMNT Micro-Series, Vol. 1 2014 TPB; Tales of the TMNT, Vol. 5 TPB; TMNT Annual 2012 Deluxe Limited Edition HC; TMNT Animated, Vol. 4 TPB; TMNT Heroes Collection Oversized HC 09TMNT New Animated Adventures #13 16TMNT: Turtles In Time #2; TMNT: Utrom Empire, Vol. 1 TPB; TMNT Original Motion Picture Special Edition HC 30TMNT #36 August, 2014 06TMNT Adventures, Vol. 8 TPB 13TMNT New Animated Adventures #14; Secret History of the Foot Clan, Workprint Edition HC 20TMNT: Turtles In Time #3; TMNT Color Classics: The Works, Vol. 3 HC 27TMNT #37

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***Nick “NITRO” , superfan and friend has a really impressive and ambitious “HARD CORE TMNT” FAN COMIC project going on that needs a little love and support on PATREON ; check’it. This is really cool !! !!  ::

 

***Donate if you can, every lil’ bit helps !! !!

 

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HOT-VWs / TMNTVAN Article !!

  • Power Rangers alumni, Stuntman & owner/operator of TMNTVAN.COMJason Ybarra  has a nice write-up about his famous TMNT PARTY WAGON in the latest issue of **HOT V.W.s, check it at your local news stand !! !!

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"Uh - i left my wallet in my other pair'a pants,Toitle."

Great reading    – – check these articles for some TMNT 30 related gud’ness !! ::

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Quick Toy notes::

As usual, the drum i pound each and every-time until the damn drum breaks breaks: ” patience is key “. More power to the individual collector or ones of extraneous circumstances who can afford the really wacky and sometimes unreasonable prices any particular dealer offers for advanced product. Not to chastise any particular dealer, i’m sure they price things based on demand. More power to them too.. But if you stay vigil and PATIENT the same product should, in most cases be available locally in your area soon, if not very soon. This includes product based on the current T.V. Show from Playmates ( Rahzar, Slash ,LARP TMNT, et al. ), Kidrobot Vinyl releases, ect. When these items show up online in auctions or the toy reviewers receive them from the companies for critique, that’s when you keep a calm and cool eye – best you can on your local store pegs. I know it’s not easy .. but even if i like or not – -it’s the nature of the hunt. Staying cool and collected and learning / recognizing the patterns and signs of product releases makes good sense for getting EVEN THE COMPLETEST everything they want for their particular collection. and you don’t have to break the bank and sell the farm and stress out to make that happen. I’m tellin’ you this cuz Tokka’s gotta tell himself the exact same thing in regards to collecting all the time.   🙂 And if all else fails..  yes yes.. THERE’S ALWAYS EBAY.   Real quick, our friend  Powder showed us a glimpse of the newest MOVIE T.V. spot with a new Shredder viewpoint. I’ll try to post that soon.     ~ t

The Original “FUGITOID #1” // .. entire wrap-around cover by Eastman and Laird (( 1985 ))

The Original "FUGITOID #1" i // .. entire wrap-around cover by Eastman and Laird   (( 1985 ))

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The Original “FUGITOID #1” i // .. entire wrap-around cover by Eastman and Laird (( 1985 ))

( *Notes: This particular copy was offset in publishing just a bit and is cut off, many of the pages inside are crooked. However 98% of the original cover is still intact.

This was the first of several, gorgeous full-color wrap-around covers Mirage would pull off in many Mirage labeled comics and reprints. Unfortunately, current IDW reprints ignore the wrap-arounds of the original counterparts in their TMNT COLOR CLASSICS series. Most of those covers are stripped of the original colours, digitally re-coloured, and any book originally with a wrap-around just has the front cover and an ad on the back. Some of those covers are even cropped. So basically you are getting half the art or less, and sub-par reproductions of the cover art when the originals were so timeless and cool. ;/

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First Printing: 1985

Note: Comic is oversized (8 3/8″ X 12 3/4″)

Number of Story Pages: 37

Cover: Kevin Eastman & Peter Laird

Writers: Kevin Eastman & Peter Laird

Pencilers: Kevin Eastman & Peter Laird

Inking/Toning: Kevin Eastman & Peter Laird

Letters: Kevin Eastman

The Original "FUGITOID #1" ii // 'TOID VOID' (( 1985 ))

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The first (and only) issue of Fugitoid was Mirage Studios’ first comic book to feature a full color cover.

The Original "FUGITOID #1" iii // 'TOID VOID' logo (( 1985 ))The story begins as Dr. Honeycutt is working on his Mentawave Helmet, a telekinetic device that the scientist has invented. The doctor’s experiment with the helmet is interrupted by a telecom call from General Blanque, who berates Honeycutt for not getting any work done on the Transmat device. The General informs Honeycutt that he will be arriving at 1500 hours and he expects to see some results. Dr. Honeycutt laments the General’s desire to turn the teleportation device into a weapon, and wishes that he could be like his mindless worker robot, Sal, but quickly rationalizes that if he were, he wouldn’t be able to create his inventions.

The Original "FUGITOID #1" iv // "RUSS MANNING" dedication robot by Laird  (( 1985 ))

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Honeycutt begins his experiment anew and manages to move a plant with his mind. The doctor is ecstatic and then discovers something even more fantastic – the Mentawave Helmet allows him to pick up Sal’s thoughts! Apparently the robot is in some kind of duress, he’s been entangled in some cables outside and can’t get loose. So the good doctor goes out to free his assistant. As Honeycutt works at getting Sal unstuck from the cables, a downpour begins. The inventor helps the injured robot up and they head back to the base laboratory when they’re struck by lightning!

When Honeycutt awakes from the trauma, he finds that his mind has been fused into Sal’s electronic brain! Doctor Honeycutt is now trapped inside of Sal’s metal body. Be careful what you wish for, eh?

To make matters worse, General Blanque shows up with some troops and finds Honeycutt’s dead body. They determine that the robot Sal must have killed its master, and so they begin firing at Sal/Honeycutt. The doctor tries to explain, but the soldiers continue firing and he is forced to flee, thus becoming the Fugitoid.

The Original "FUGITOID #1" v // pg.15 VARLESH encounter (( 1985 ))

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While the soldiers chase the Fugitoid through the woods, Blanque searches the lab for clues. He finds Dordogne’s taped reports and learns the truth. The General decides that this is a great boon, as he can now force the robotic Honeycutt to do his bidding and create the Transmat as a weapon. Since robots have no rights, Honeycutt won’t be able to protest or prevent how the Transmat is utilized once the work is completed.

The Original "FUGITOID #1" vi // TMNT METAL MINATURES ad & order form (( 1985 ))

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General Blanque orders his men to capture the robot in working condition, which doesn’t please the men, as it makes their work “twice as hard.” Meanwhile, the Fugitoid has met a group off huge, sentient and telepathic crustaceans who hide him from the humans. Once the men have left, the crustacean who concealed Honeycutt tells him to flee to the city Peblak, where he’ll be safe from the soldier’s sensors. The Fugitoid agrees that this is a good plan and heads off to the city, thanking his new friends for their help.

Meanwhile, the soldiers report back to Blanque about their failure to capture the Fugitoid. The General orders them to wait at the lab to see if the robot returns, and then heads off in a shuttle to his home base. All the while Blanque fantasizes about becoming the most powerful man in the universe once he has the Transmat in his hands.

The Original "FUGITOID #1" vii // TMNT T-shirt Iron-ons ad & order form (( 1985 ))

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The Fugitoid makes it to the city junkyard, but is captured by some robot scavengers. General Blanque is back at his base leading the mission to locate Honeycutt. His trusted assistant, Lonae, asks him why the robot is so important and the General confides in her the powerful military potential of the Transmat and his desire for it. Lonae then heads to the alleys of the city and sneaks into a darkened building. It turns out the Lonae is a drug addict who sells military information to the Triceratons to get her fix!

The Original "FUGITOID #1" vii // TMNT v.1 #5 ad (( 1985 ))

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The Fugitoid is sold at an auction. As his new owner is taking him to a hovercar, Honeycutt makes his escape. The Triceraton who buys the information from Lonae now knows about the Transmat and he realizes how it could help his people win the war against the Federation. The saurian alien then proceeds to kill his non-Triceraton assistant and Lonae (via poisoned drugs) so he can be sure that there are no information leaks regarding the Transmat.

The Original "FUGITOID #1" ix // 'Fugitoid On the Run' pin-up page by Laird (( 1985 ))

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Honeycutt is now seen fleeing from troops through a crowded market. The Fugitoid is cornered by the soldiers when suddenly four figures emerge from thin air… four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle figures!

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“RAPHAEL” pin-up .. art by Eastman (( 1985 )) [[ Courtesy of COMICLINK ]]

"RAPHAEL"  pin-up i  .. art by Eastman (( 1985 )) [[ Courtesy of COMICLINK ]]

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“This 1985 Kevin Eastman pin-up features a huge image of Raphael leaping heedless into battle among a barrage of arrows. It is a very nice image by the TMNTs co-creator and it is from an early date, less than a year after the groundbreaking release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles spawned an entertainment and marketing machine that continues to this very day to churn out everything from blockbuster movies to breakfast cereal and action figures. This quirky little independent issue also changed the way that collectors and investors thought about the hobby of comic book collecting. Art dating from the early years of the run is extremely coveted and high quality examples are in short supply on the open market. This art is signed and dated at the lower right and has an image area of approximately 8″ x 11″. ”

"RAPHAEL"  pin-up ii; LARGE v. .. art by Eastman (( 1985 )) [[ Courtesy of COMICLINK ]]

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MICHAELANGELO #1, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLE { ORIGINAL MICRO-SERIES } :: Michaelangelo and Klunk 1985 Custom Action Figures by Kevlar Palsh (( 2012 )) • http://gogreenmachine.org/?p=6208

MICHAELANGELO #1, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLE #1 { ORIGINAL MICRO-SERIES } :: Michaelangelo and Klunk 1985 Custom Action Figures i by  Kevlar Palsh (( 2012 ))
MICHAELANGELO #1, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLE #1 { ORIGINAL MICRO-SERIES } // .. entire wrap-around cover; art by Kevin Eastman (( 1985 ))

** MICHAELANGELO #1, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLE  { ORIGINAL MICRO-SERIES } :: Michaelangelo and Klunk 1985 Custom Action Figures on FIGUREREALM **

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“This is a custom Michaelangelo figure I made for a contest for Figure Realm that came in 3rd place. Its a version of Michaelangelo from a one shot comic book from 1985 called, ‘Michaelangelo Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle in “The Christmas Aliens”‘

The base figure I used was a Michaelanglo figure from the new Nickelodeon line. I had to do a ton of dremeling on this guy. All of his knee and elbow pads were completely removed. I grinded down his shell a bit, along with his feet and hands. When I had the base figure grinded down to a size I wanted I then began sculpting his clothes over the base. His head has a high grade earth magnet implanted into it to hold his hats firmly on his head. The hats also have magnets implanted in them making the fit extra snug. Both skullcap and Santa hats were completely sculpted from scratch. In order to get the hats to fit perfectly on Mikeys head and to be removable I made a soft rubber cast of the head and sculpted on to the soft rubber. When the apoxie sculpt was hard I was able to flex the hats off the rubber. I then had perfect negatives to fit on the original head. Klunk the cat is also sculpted from scratch. The Lil Orphan Alien toy canisters are made from painted wooden dowels. The graphics on the canisters are digital drawings done on Adobe Illustrator and were printed out on water slide decal paper.

MICHAELANGELO #1, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLE #1 { ORIGINAL MICRO-SERIES } :: Michaelangelo and Klunk 1985 Custom Action Figures ii by  Kevlar Palsh (( 2012 ))

The scarf is made from a piece of felt fabric. Overall when I was done sculpting I was pleasantly surprised to find the apoxie sculpt had added a nice hefty weight to the toy.
I worked for MANY hours on this custom and I would love to see Mikey go to a good home.
.. .. ” — K. Walsh

** BIDDING HERE **

MICHAELANGELO #1, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLE #1 { ORIGINAL MICRO-SERIES } :: Michaelangelo and Klunk 1985 Custom Action Figures vi by  Kevlar Palsh // ..work detail (( 2012 ))

MICHAELANGELO #1, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLE #1 { ORIGINAL MICRO-SERIES } :: Michaelangelo and Klunk 1985 Custom Action Figures iv by  Kevlar Palsh (( 2012 ))

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MICHAELANGELO #1, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLE #1 { ORIGINAL MICRO-SERIES } // .. entire wrap-around cover; art by Kevin Eastman (( 1985 ))

MICHAELANGELO #1, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLE #1 { ORIGINAL MICRO-SERIES } // .. entire wrap-around cover; art by Kevin Eastman (( 1985 ))

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–>> **Reposted in lieu of this month’s  IDW  reissue of the classic Michelangelo one-shot !!

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***MICHAELANGELO #1

First Printing: December, 1985

Number of Story Pages: 30

Cover: Kevin Eastman

Writers: Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird

Pencilers: Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird

Inking/Toning: Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird

Letters: Steve Lavigne

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“The Christmas Aliens”

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** On a related mote, here’s today’s TMNT #17 cover variant  breakdown. Thanks, Rich !! !!

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