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AlZarkovski
02-08-2017, 12:14 PM
New intresting book from IDW including TMNT.
https://www.amazon.com/Funko-Universe-John-Layman/dp/1684050928/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1486495341&sr=1-6&keywords=turtles+ninja

oldmanwinters
02-08-2017, 12:20 PM
128 pages of Funko fun? Sounds funky fresh!

Powder
02-08-2017, 02:09 PM
Oh God. These pops are inescapable even in other mediums! :dead:

ToTheNines
02-08-2017, 02:16 PM
Lol... I don't get it.

The Deadman
02-08-2017, 04:17 PM
Id buy it.

dragonside
02-08-2017, 08:17 PM
well i'm just waiting for it to come up on amazon canada...... these funko guys, they know how to get yo monies.

AlZarkovski
02-17-2017, 01:27 PM
https://ewedit.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/tmnt_funko_01a-copy.jpg
http://ew.com/books/2017/02/17/funko-comics-ghostbusters-xfiles/
http://www.newsarama.com/33224-funko-ized-ghostbusters-tmnt-more-titles-coming-from-idw.html

CyberCubed
02-17-2017, 01:37 PM
Interesting, a $4.99 one-shot? I'm intrigued even if it is pricey for what is essentially a toy advertisement.

funatic
02-17-2017, 01:45 PM
There's a Shredder-themed cereal and it's NOT called "Shreddered Wheat"... C'MON! :tlol:

DrSpengler
02-17-2017, 01:46 PM
Some of these oddball specials IDW has put out have been surprisingly enjoyable. I wasn't expecting to enjoy the Carmelo Anthony crossover as much as I did, and Deviations was pretty cool, too. Their MegaBloks toy tie-in was 100x better than it needed to be, too.

So I'll give this one a chance, for sure. Funko Pops, though. Man. Those things are like weeds. I have, like, 3 of them and I don't know how they got in my house.

Ninjinister
02-17-2017, 02:35 PM
There's a Shredder-themed cereal and it's NOT called "Shreddered Wheat"... C'MON! :tlol:

But it does share a name with a cereal (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shreddies)....

Powder
02-17-2017, 04:26 PM
Why on earth would anyone draw a comic book cover with a binary brush?

turtlefanforever
03-02-2017, 03:24 AM
What you have linked here is the entire set of Funko Universe comics, TMNT, ghost busters, x files... And it lists the plot to the tmnt one which sounds kinda silly but wanna read it.

There is a kindle version listed of just the TMNT one for 4.99 ans drops in may.

pferreira
03-02-2017, 08:00 AM
I think I need someone to explain why Funko toys are great. I never saw the appeal. :ohwell:

oldmanwinters
03-02-2017, 09:06 AM
Why on earth would anyone draw a comic book cover with a binary brush?

I'm a bit on the ignorant side here. Is that a digital art technique? What method would you recommend instead?

Sabacooza
03-02-2017, 10:21 AM
I think he's referring to the black inks. They look a bit pixelated/jagged. That could be due to low resolution or not working in a larger size. Generally, comic artists will work 11x17 but then is reduced to typical comic size when it goes to print. Reducing it will also give the edges a slight blurred edge which makes it look more smooth.

Powder
03-02-2017, 08:39 PM
I'm a bit on the ignorant side here. Is that a digital art technique? What method would you recommend instead?

The binary pen (or brush) is the kind of digital lines you'd typically see coming from Microsoft Paint, for example. Pixelated. Looks like complete butt on paper if not in the proper resolution, because when resized, it blurs, & its jaggedness becomes more apparent.

I think he's referring to the black inks. They look a bit pixelated/jagged. That could be due to low resolution or not working in a larger size. Generally, comic artists will work 11x17 but then is reduced to typical comic size when it goes to print. Reducing it will also give the edges a slight blurred edge which makes it look more smooth.

Traditional lines can wind up looking like that when there's too much contrast on the scan, but this is clearly a digitally drawn cover. I'm 100% sure they used a binary pen in SAI or its equivalent in Photoshop (I think it's called Pencil in that program).

AlZarkovski
04-29-2017, 01:16 PM
Preview here (http://www.cbr.com/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-funko-universe-exclusive-preview/?utm_source=CBR-TW&utm_medium=Social-Distribution&utm_campaign=CBR-TW&view=list).

oldmanwinters
04-29-2017, 02:03 PM
Preview here (http://www.cbr.com/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-funko-universe-exclusive-preview/?utm_source=CBR-TW&utm_medium=Social-Distribution&utm_campaign=CBR-TW&view=list).

I like where this is headed! Stupidity appropriate for the source material! And I appreciate the reference "push the Techondrome out of whatever it happens to be stuck in this week."

DestronMirage22
04-29-2017, 10:23 PM
Looks fun! Like that Mega Bloks issue, looks like it'll provide a good story despite the kinda weird setting. I only hope my comic shop orders me one this time...:tgrumble:

AlZarkovski
04-30-2017, 10:46 AM
New video preview (https://twitter.com/TMNT/status/858712649277865984).

oldmanwinters
04-30-2017, 12:59 PM
New video preview (https://twitter.com/TMNT/status/858712649277865984).

That was cool! Now I'm starting to want the option of dynamic digital comic for IDW's TMNT!

Batman '66 did it back in 2013!

myconius
04-30-2017, 01:24 PM
this looks very silly but also kinda fun.

i'll pick it up! :)

turtlefanforever
05-04-2017, 06:50 PM
Anybody read this yet?

myconius
05-04-2017, 07:09 PM
Anybody read this yet?

i did.

it was a a few steps below the writing for Amazing Adventures.

oldmanwinters
05-04-2017, 07:13 PM
I found it enjoyable. Basically, just one big chase. Sillier than your average Fred Wolf episode, clearly making use of the existing Funko TMNT figures and playing off the old Party Wagon accessories especially. It reminded me of an average issue of the Fleetway UK Hero Turtles.

Ninjinister
05-04-2017, 09:12 PM
wait it's out?

oldmanwinters
05-04-2017, 09:19 PM
wait it's out?

And now I have a strange craving for Ninja Turtles breakfast cereal... even the old "ninja nets," which I think got a conscious reference in this issue.

DestronMirage22
05-04-2017, 10:53 PM
DANG IT!!
I knew my stupid comic shop wouldn't get me one! I knew it!! Now I gotta see if I can track one down. :x

neatoman
05-05-2017, 03:36 PM
Read it, it's cute but it's really nothing special. The most interesting aspect is that it made me wonder how a continuation of the FW show would be written.

See, it's basically an FW episode except it constantly makes fun of the FW show in the dialogue. It points out how the Technodrome was always stuck somewhere, points out how Krang's plan rarely ever have a real purpose and Bebop actually calls Shredder and Krang "mom and dad".

Between this, Turtles Forever and Trans-Dimensional, is it just too tempting for writers to poke holes in the FW cartoon when given the chance?

Ceres
05-05-2017, 03:57 PM
I had a good laugh with the Mom and Dad line from Bebop xD. Just like it was in the cartoon...

CyberCubed
05-05-2017, 04:58 PM
Between this, Turtles Forever and Trans-Dimensional, is it just too tempting for writers to poke holes in the FW cartoon when given the chance?

The original cartoon itself made fun of itself all the time. There's one episode where Raphael says, "Next time let's hope the writers come up with some better story plots." etc.

I don't think what these later writers/iterations making fun of it is anything new, the show itself knew it was a funny self-parody.

DrSpengler
05-07-2017, 09:47 AM
Here's my full summary and review of TMNT Funko Universe #1 at TMNT Entity. (http://tmntentity.blogspot.com/2017/05/tmnt-funko-universe-1.html)

My shop had a hard time ordering this one for some reason. They couldn't find it in their catalog. I'm betting they kept looking under "Funko" instead of "TMNT Funko" even though I told them a hundred times what it was called. But whatever, I still managed to get it.

And I'm glad I did. It was basically just an episode of the old cartoon but with Funko figure designs. Goellner captured the voices of the characters really well, though yeah, he did resort to "lol the 80s cartoonw as so weird" jokes a bit much. But I appreciated the sincerity of everything else, right down to Bebop and Rocksteady saying "Toitles". I love it when writers remember that.

DestronMirage22
05-26-2017, 05:04 PM
Had my comic shop order me one, so I finally got to read it.
That was a surprisingly good issue! The humor was spot on and I actually laughed out loud a couple of times. The whole thing felt like an episode of the OT. I'm glad IDW decided to make this issue. :)

Powder
06-13-2017, 03:19 AM
Tonally, this was totally on point. You can tell Caleb's a genuine fan of the OT, not a casual making passive references. & the artist even did a pretty faithful imagining of their lair. As others have said, it could practically pass for an episode of the OT. :tlol:

Way better than it had any right to be, I actually enjoyed it for what it is.