“Dark Knight” .. pin-up art by Kevin Eastman (( 1985 ))

"Dark Knight" .. pin-up art by Kevin Eastman (( 1985 ))

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Thanks Ras ::

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” TMNT – A COLLECTION ;http://www.tmnt-ninjaturtles.com/

The Most Complete

and professionally cataloged collection of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics and memorabilia” Also from **Rich’s Comic Blog schedule, going well into the 2nd and on to the 3rd quarter of the year :

** Upcoming TMNT Comics ** – updated APR 24 – 16:11 MDT

(dates subject to change)

April, 2014 09TMNT Color Classics, Vol. 2 #6 23TMNT New Animated Adventures #10; TMNT #33; TMNT Adventures, Vol. 7 TPB

May, 2014 07TMNT Color Classics, Vol. 2 #7; Tales of the TMNT, Vol. 4 TPB; TMNT New Animated Adventures, Vol. 2 TPB 14TMNT New Animated Adventures #11; TMNT Classics, Vol. 8 TPB; 21TMNT #34 28TMNT 30th Anniversary Special; TMNT Annual 2012 Deluxe Limited Edition HC

June, 2014 11TMNT New Animated Adventures #12; TMNT Heroes Collection Oversized HC; TMNT, Vol. 8: Northampton TPB 18TMNT: Turtles In Time #1; TMNT Animated, Vol. 4 TPB 25TMNT #35; TMNT Annual 2014

July, 2014 02TMNT, Vol. 1: Change Is Constant 2014 TPB; TMNT Micro-Series, Vol. 1 2014 TPB; Tales of the TMNT, Vol. 5 TPB 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

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I was heading out to do some grocery shopping this afternoon when I decided to do a quick check of email on my phone. I was not expecting it, but one of the messages was from the local printer who was handling the printing of TMNT #32. He said the books were all printed, and I could come and pick them up.

Which I did. And here they are.


NT Volume 4, #31 can still be seen on this blog at the following URL: **http://peterlairdstmntblog.blogspot.com/2010/10/tmnt-volume-4-31.html

There is a very good chance that #31 will see a physical printing, but it probably won’t be for a few months. .. ..

I think the plan is for Shellback to have exclusive sales for a short time, then the remainder of the copies will go on sale via the ***Mirage website. — PL

 Take a look at the Laird, Eastman, Lavigne FCBD collaborative print !! !! l SHELLBACK ARTWORKS :: "TMNT v. SHREDDER"  exclusive print for Free Comic Book Day 2014 // .. cleaned inking by LAIRD

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SHELLBACK ARTWORKS :: "TMNT v. SHREDDER"  exclusive print for Free Comic Book Day 2014 // .. color by Lavigne (( 20

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  • In from Kevin ..
.. .. I’ll be signing in Rochester NH at JETPACK COMICS FCBD extravaganza from 10-12:30 and then Peter Laird will be joining us too from 1-4

We are very excited about this event and looking forward to seeing so many of you then.  Complete details of the event, times, limited editions stuff, directions etc. can be found by clicking here

On Sunday May 4 Peter and me along with Jim Lawson and Steve Lavigne will be signing at Steves awesome gallery/store in Wells Maine.

*** Shellback Artworks is on Rt 1 in Wells.  Visit them on Facebook.

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We are in Calgary this weekend at Stampede Park for the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo     — KE

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–>> In honour of Veteran’s Day & Week, i’ve uploaded from GRUNTS #1 :: “THE LESSON” – A TALE OF THE TRICERATON MARINES (( 1987 )) .. and ONLY that single, classic story from Mirage’s ’87 anthropomorphic war-anthology one-shot.

Pencils/ script / story by Peter Laird

Inks by Ryan Brown

Letters by Steve Lavigne

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One of my all-time favourite Peter Laird side-stories. ::

GRUNTS #1 :: "THE LESSON" - A TALE OF THE TRICERATON MARINES pg.1 (( 1987 )) ** For your convenience in reading, i’ve given the entire story it’s very own set on the t2z – flickr. **

During a rest break from combat in the dirty barracks within the ZOGNEB ARZAK SYSTEM the overzealous ZAD and a small band of his fellow, young Triceraton Marines are gloating about their strength & might and the weakness of their mammalian enemies.

Ol’ Sergeant Zule soon puts a stop to the brave but naive bands’ smugness with a tale about when he was young Triceraton Marine and a vicious encounter & the hard lesson learned from facing an enemy mammalian URSID.

GRUNTS #1 ::  spot ad ..art by Peter Laird  (( 1987 ))

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** GRUNTS #1

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and all related characters ©2013 Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles®, including Raphael®, Michelangelo®, Leonardo®, Donatello®, and April O’Neil® are registered trademarks of Viacom International Inc.
Based on characters and comic books created by Peter A. Laird, Kevin B. Eastman.

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. ;/

~ t )

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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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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tOkKustom :: TMNT: C.A.W. 20th Anniversary Hoody

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–>> Tokka tries to keep personal projects posted on GGM  to a minimum ( but he also swore he’d stop talkin’ about himself in the 3rd person years ago as well ), but you TMNT fan-folks may appreciate this more than most.

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 Photos by Miki, shot at ** Steve Lavigne’s SHELLBACK ARTWORKS in Wells,MN.

tOkKustom :: TMNT: C.A.W. 20th Anniversary Hoody ii

This custom hoodie was made to celebrate the 20th anniversary  of one o’ Mirage Studio’s most popular story arcs in TMNT history; and the final one that put an end to the original Volume one of the Mirage Turtles FOREVER : “City at WAR“.

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Ripped from an old t-shirt .. the classic “C.A.W.” logo features on the front, and one the back the iconic Eastman & Laird image a vicious Shredder Elite choking the life out of one of the warring Foot Soldiers. One of the most memorable panels from TMNT v.1 #50.

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The Hoodie goes up a tad small when the hood is actually pulled up over my noggin, but it’s not to bad. “Blood”,”ooze” , street grime & spray, Three-toed dragon symbol stencil, and some very worn battle-wrapping around the arms pay a small nod to the Shredder Elite Guards themselves.

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tOkKustom :: TMNT: C.A.W. 20th Anniversary Hoody x // ..hood up

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tOkKustom :: TMNT: C.A.W. 20th Anniversary Hoody xii

tOkKustom :: TMNT: C.A.W. 20th Anniversary Hoody xiii // ..Leo beats tOkKa to a bloody pulp

Special thanks to Dan Berger.

~ t

Mark your Calendars – FCBD!

My fellow fans!

We’ve got our very first official announcements straight from the Shellback’s mouth!

Shellback Artworks in Wells, ME will have a few special guests Peter Laird, Jim Lawson and at least one other mystery guest…

AND… At Jetpack Comics in Rochester, NH, Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz will be prowling about. So get ready to dress up, grab your shwag and have a good time!