We might get something good out of Nickelodeon’s plan for a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series after all.
IDW Publishing (Home of 30 Days of Night, along with comics adaptations of Transformers, GI Joe, Doctor Who and Star Trek) announced Friday that they’re rolling out a brand new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic series.
“We’re thrilled to be a part of Turtles,” said Greg Goldstein, chief operating officer for IDW. “This is one of the most successful comic book franchises ever, and we look forward to exploring new territory with our ongoing series, as well as reliving all the classic adventures.”
No creative team has been named yet, but any chance Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael and Michelangelo have to return to the format where they were born is something to be encouraged, particularly when the only alternative is a CGI TV show from the people who were stupid enough to cancel Invader Zim.
Granted, Nickelodeon is partnering with IDW for this comic, but with the right writers and artists, and guidance from the Comics Gods, we just might get something good out of this. But even if we don’t, IDW announced in the same press release that the series launch will coincide with the release of remastered reprints of the original 1980s TMNT comics by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, the creators of the Heroes in a Half-Shell.
IDW will release their new comics (as well as those reprints) sometime this summer. Keep your fingers crossed.