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Vicky82
04-01-2017, 08:32 AM
There's a TMNT panel today at Wondercon

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: A Shell of a Good Time Panel Bonanza

Saturday, 4/1/17, 3:30p.m. – 4:30p.m., Room: 213

The current TMNT brain trust of Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz and Bobby Curnow discuss the Turtles’ past, present and the threat from Dimension X looming in their future! Also announcing new creators and TMNT projects for 2017 and beyond!

http://www.idwpublishing.com/idw-returns-wondercon/

ProphetofGanja
04-01-2017, 09:07 AM
There's a TMNT panel today at Wondercon



http://www.idwpublishing.com/idw-returns-wondercon/

Really excited to hear what news comes out of the panel

Rukitron
04-01-2017, 03:52 PM
Waiting for panel, I'm wearing Leo shades and a purple hat.

Vicky82
04-01-2017, 04:44 PM
From the panel

IDW Publishing‏ @IDWPublishing 2m
TMNT is about to hit a milestone with issue #73, making it the longest running TMNT comic of all time #WonderCon

IDW Publishing‏ @IDWPublishing 39s
@kevineastman86 redesigned Jagwar to be female, bringing the character over from the Archie Adventures series

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C8XIuoKUIAAkkHz.jpg

ChosenOne
04-01-2017, 04:48 PM
From the panel

IDW Publishing‏ @IDWPublishing 2m
TMNT is about to hit a milestone with issue #73, making it the longest running TMNT comic of all time #WonderCon

IDW Publishing‏ @IDWPublishing 39s
@kevineastman86 redesigned Jagwar to be female, bringing the character over from the Archie Adventures series

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C8XIuoKUIAAkkHz.jpg

Awesome! Can't wait to find out if she's Pantheon, or what her deal is if not.

Vicky82
04-01-2017, 04:51 PM
IDW Publishing‏ @IDWPublishing 31s
Karai is coming back with @erikburnham writing and some cool new character designs by Sophie Campbell

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C8XKMZ8U0AANfJE.jpg

neatoman
04-01-2017, 04:55 PM
IDW Publishing‏ @IDWPublishing 31s
Karai is coming back with @erikburnham writing and some cool new character designs by Sophie Campbell

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C8XKMZ8U0AANfJE.jpg

What is Ocho?

Powder
04-01-2017, 05:03 PM
Looks like a mole. Love it.

Vicky82
04-01-2017, 05:11 PM
IDW Publishing‏ @IDWPublishing 2m

BREAKING: @usagiguy is writing and drawing a TMNT/Usagi Yojimbo crossover http://bit.ly/2ns5pzx @EW

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C8XORddUQAADZ9X.jpg

Made a new thread for this.

CyberCubed
04-01-2017, 05:13 PM
Looks awesome

Powder
04-01-2017, 05:15 PM
Oh snap!!!!!!!

CyberCubed
04-01-2017, 05:23 PM
Usagi crossover is the biggest news. The Karai universe story we've known for a while, seems like the new mole mutant isn't Dirtbag though.

TigerClaw
04-01-2017, 05:27 PM
Any news about the other mutants that will appear in the comic? I'm curious about the new version of Jagwar, whose gonna be female in this universe.

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
04-01-2017, 05:51 PM
Ocho, eh? Looks awesome.

Although... I'm sad his name is not Jim. :tsad:

turtlefan27
04-01-2017, 06:03 PM
All of this looks awesome! Can't wait to read all of this

MikeandRaph87
04-01-2017, 06:11 PM
Does Ocho mean no Dirtbag and Groundchuck? :(

Stan Saki doing a TMNT/Usagi one-shot? Its not just Leo interacting with the samurai rabbit? I doubt it would be IDW canon though it would awesome if it was.

CyberCubed
04-01-2017, 06:38 PM
I doubt it would be IDW canon though it would awesome if it was.

Why can't it be IDW canon? The info confirms Usagi is meeting the IDW Turtles for the first time.

Ninjinister
04-01-2017, 06:46 PM
Ocho, eh? Looks awesome.

Although... I'm sad his name is not Jim. :tsad:

Er...
What.

MikeandRaph87
04-01-2017, 07:02 PM
Why can't it be IDW canon? The info confirms Usagi is meeting the IDW Turtles for the first time.

We don't know. It very well could be. I am just under the idea that it would be since the Batman crossover is. Any crossover would be optional with continuity. It could be referred back to in TMNT(2011) or TMNT Universe or be freed from continuity. There are pluses both ways.

CyberCubed
04-01-2017, 07:03 PM
We don't know. It very well could be. I am just under the idea that it would be since the Batman crossover is. Any crossover would be optional with continuity. It could be referred back to in TMNT(2011) or TMNT Universe or be freed from continuity. There are pluses both ways.

The Batman crossover doesn't apply to all crossovers, I don't know why you think it would. The Ghostbuster crossover is canon and is being included in the IDW trades, there's no reason to think this isn't canon.

MikeandRaph87
04-01-2017, 07:08 PM
The Batman crossover doesn't apply to all crossovers, I don't know why you think it would. The Ghostbuster crossover is canon and is being included in the IDW trades, there's no reason to think this isn't canon.

Ghostbuster is licensed to IDW alongside TMNT being licensed to IDW. Usagi Yojimbo is not being licensed to IDW alongside TMNT. That is the difference that made me believe it might not be in cotinuity.

TheJ-manTurtleMan
04-01-2017, 07:47 PM
They said in the panel that the Usagi crossover will be canon
One of them also said that Stump asteroid and black suit Raphael might make an appearance.

ChosenOne
04-01-2017, 08:10 PM
They said in the panel that the Usagi crossover will be canon
One of them also said that Stump asteroid and black suit Raphael might make an appearance.

This is insane, in the best possible way. Here I thought we would only be getting announcements about stuff we already knew, like the upcoming Pantheon two-parter, Trial of Krang/Dimension X, or the Karai arc in Universe...

IDW TMNT is now the definitive iteration of the franchise. It literally has it all. Months away from becoming the longest TMNT run ever, then celebrating its 75th issue with a big "summer event" arc that will most likely be even better than last year's, the promise of a Triceraton presence in the near future, plus Universe getting better and better, and now this crossover... We're only missing a couple of villains and mutants, who I bet will be introduced eventually if the comic goes on for long enough.

All I can say is, thank you everyone at IDW!

biganimefan
04-01-2017, 08:35 PM
It's really awesome about the TMNT/Usagi crossover!

Now then...where are the trades for Volume 3(Image) and 4 of Mirage??

CyberCubed
04-01-2017, 08:36 PM
I find it interesting how much Archie TMNT Adventure stuff is being added lately. We have Jagwar and Dreadmon being introduced finishing up the original roster of Mutanimals, we have Mammoth appearing, we're in the midst of a Mutanimals arc right now with Man Ray getting a lot of spotlight, Null is bound to get a big arc in the future, and now Stump Asteroid?

We're really only missing Armaggon and maybe Malinga. I'd say Verminator-X too, but he'd just be way too similar to Old Hob. They even have the same color cat fur.

ChosenOne
04-01-2017, 08:59 PM
I find it interesting how much Archie TMNT Adventure stuff is being added lately. We have Jagwar and Dreadmon being introduced finishing up the original roster of Mutanimals, we have Mammoth appearing, we're in the midst of a Mutanimals arc right now with Man Ray getting a lot of spotlight, Null is bound to get a big arc in the future, and now Stump Asteroid?

We're really only missing Armaggon and maybe Malinga. I'd say Verminator-X too, but he'd just be way too similar to Old Hob. They even have the same color cat fur.

I wouldn't mind a bigger role for Wingnut & Screwloose, too. As for Verminator-X, look, he's already missing an eye... There could very well be a nod in the works from the get-go, or even more than that. Still plenty of time for things to unfold, either before or past #100.

And who's to say Maligna isn't already in business with Null, just like in Archie? Both are interdimensional beings, after all...

DestronMirage22
04-01-2017, 11:24 PM
One of them also said that Stump asteroid and black suit Raphael might make an appearance.

Iiiiinterestinnnnng. Forever War tease anyone? :thyper:

CyberCubed
04-02-2017, 01:31 AM
I think I recall them saying they wanted all of Archie TMNT to be collected in their trades (or at least up to issue 72) before they even considered The Forever war. The IDW Archie trades are still only collected up to the issue 50's so far.

TheJ-manTurtleMan
04-02-2017, 02:12 AM
They also confirmed Maligna, and teased a preliminary concept art.

ChosenOne
04-02-2017, 07:49 AM
They also confirmed Maligna, and teased a preliminary concept art.

That's it. I'd say I'm outta here, but I don't wanna get out, this is so great. Maligna! Yes! :o

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
04-02-2017, 09:45 AM
They also confirmed Maligna, and teased a preliminary concept art.

SERIOUSLY!!???

Somebody please post that concept art. Awesome.

ProphetofGanja
04-02-2017, 10:22 AM
Whoa, this seriously surpasses my expectations. I know a Usagi crossover was on the IDW wishlist for a lot of people and I'm glad we're getting one.

I remember the first mention of the TMNTU arc for Karai and the new art from Sophie is amazing. I think I remember hearing that this arc will take place in Japan? Very cool. Although I wonder why the mole mutant's name is Ocho? I guess we'll find out.

I have no idea who Maligna or what the Stump Asteroid is but I'm excited all the same. The IDW Turtles comics are getting really out there, cosmically speaking

Sophie Campbell
04-02-2017, 11:27 AM
Here's a bigger image if you guys are interested. They used an older image for the panel, this one is up to date and has another new character, Natsu. ;)


https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/17493024_1827108270947538_3953477963628125760_o.jp g?oh=2e0492018cdc570619b74813a332d7c1&oe=59981CF6

CyberCubed
04-02-2017, 11:32 AM
That new mole mutant looks rather interesting, I wonder where Karai picks him up or mutates him from.

ChosenOne
04-02-2017, 11:44 AM
Wow, Ocho looks seriously jacked up... He reminds me of Slash, visually speaking.

ProphetofGanja
04-02-2017, 11:58 AM
Here's a bigger image if you guys are interested. They used an older image for the panel, this one is up to date and has another new character, Natsu. ;)


https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/17493024_1827108270947538_3953477963628125760_o.jp g?oh=2e0492018cdc570619b74813a332d7c1&oe=59981CF6

Ahh, so cool! The mole (he/she?) is so cute! Very powerful looking too

Are you allowed to say when this will be coming out? Is it the story arc coming after the Dreadmon arc?

neatoman
04-02-2017, 12:06 PM
Here's a bigger image if you guys are interested. They used an older image for the panel, this one is up to date and has another new character, Natsu. ;)


https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/17493024_1827108270947538_3953477963628125760_o.jp g?oh=2e0492018cdc570619b74813a332d7c1&oe=59981CF6

Damn, Leo messed up Koya real bad, didn't he?

MikeandRaph87
04-02-2017, 12:41 PM
Wow, Ocho looks seriously jacked up... He reminds me of Slash, visually speaking.

I was thinking the same.The heavy hitter of the group. Wind/Fu(Koya), Water/Sui(Bludgeon), Earth/Chi (Ocho). I wonder how that will come into play.

[QUOTE=SophieCampbell;Here's a bigger image if you guys are interested. They used an older image for the panel, this one is up to date and has another new character, Natsu.[/QUOTE]

Does Ocho eliminate any use of Grounchuck and Ditbag by extenstion the way that Slash takes up any role of Tokka and by extension Razhar?

Natsu, the leader of the Foot Clan branch in Japan,perhaps?

Sophie Campbell
04-02-2017, 01:34 PM
Ahh, so cool! The mole (he/she?) is so cute! Very powerful looking too. Are you allowed to say when this will be coming out? Is it the story arc coming after the Dreadmon arc?

Ocho is a she, glad you like her! The Karai arc is after Dreadmon, yeah, issues #12-15. I think that places the first issue in July..? #9 is this month, 10 is May, 11 is June. I think? :tconfuse:

Damn, Leo messed up Koya real bad, didn't he?

Yeah. :( Part of the story involves Koya dealing with not being able to fly anymore.

MikeandRaph87
04-02-2017, 01:37 PM
Ocho is a she, glad you like her! The Karai arc is after Dreadmon, yeah, issues #12-15. I think that places the first issue in July..? #9 is this month, 10 is May, 11 is June. I think? :tconfuse:



Yeah. :( Part of the story involves Koya dealing with not being able to fly anymore.

Will we she her regain the ability or is that too much of a spoiler? :)

ToTheNines
04-02-2017, 01:40 PM
Ocho is a she, glad you like her! The Karai arc is after Dreadmon, yeah, issues #12-15. I think that places the first issue in July..? #9 is this month, 10 is May, 11 is June. I think? :tconfuse:



Yeah. :( Part of the story involves Koya dealing with not being able to fly anymore.

Does Ocho mean something in Japanese?

ChosenOne
04-02-2017, 02:28 PM
Ocho is a she, glad you like her!

Oh, I had him pegged for a he. Poor Bludgeon, literally the odd man out in an otherwise all-female squad! :lol:

ProphetofGanja
04-02-2017, 03:49 PM
Ocho is a she, glad you like her! The Karai arc is after Dreadmon, yeah, issues #12-15. I think that places the first issue in July..? #9 is this month, 10 is May, 11 is June. I think? :tconfuse:



Yeah. :( Part of the story involves Koya dealing with not being able to fly anymore.

Very cool! Glad you're giving us a lot of TMNT work this year.

How much of a hand did you have in the character creation? Did you pick mole as the next mutant or was that part of the story already when you were brought on?

I'm so excited to see what Karai has been up to in Japan and to learn more about the Foot Clan

Utrommaniac
04-02-2017, 06:38 PM
I am even more excited about Ocho now :D ! It'll be nice to have a strong girl presence in the story, reversing what's been the norm in TMNT.

Sophie Campbell
04-02-2017, 07:02 PM
How much of a hand did you have in the character creation? Did you pick mole as the next mutant or was that part of the story already when you were brought on?

It was my idea to put Ocho in, she's my new baby. :D I did my usual thing of barging in and making demands on what to put in the story, haha. I'd been wanting there to be a land/earth character for a while to along with Koya/wind and Bludgeon/water. A couple years ago I did a bunch of mole character sketches for a pitch I never finished, and when the Karai story came along I got the chance to use the character. And I've wanted to name a character Ocho for a long time so I finally got to do it!

The only thing was that Karai didn't have any way of creating mutants, we had to do something else so Erik and I came up with a different origin. I can't spoil anything but Ocho isn't a mutant. ;)

ProphetofGanja
04-02-2017, 07:25 PM
It was my idea to put Ocho in, she's my new baby. :D I did my usual thing of barging in and making demands on what to put in the story, haha. I'd been wanting there to be a land/earth character for a while to along with Koya/wind and Bludgeon/water. A couple years ago I did a bunch of mole character sketches for a pitch I never finished, and when the Karai story came along I got the chance to use the character. And I've wanted to name a character Ocho for a long time so I finally got to do it!

The only thing was that Karai didn't have any way of creating mutants, we had to do something else so Erik and I came up with a different origin. I can't spoil anything but Ocho isn't a mutant. ;)

:eek: :eek: :eek: that is very intriguing, can't wait to see what that's all about

AlessandraDC
04-02-2017, 08:07 PM
Wow, TMNT/Usagi! And more female characters. Yes!! I'm so excited. I'm really liking the designs for Karai, Koya, and Ocho. I've always loved Koya and how frightening she can be. Curious to see how she deals with the loss of her wings. So glad to see you doing more TMNT, Sophie!

Raptor86
04-03-2017, 08:44 AM
Sophie Campbell's Karai is so gorgeous!
https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17796013_10213012629859442_6819550019206705453_n.j pg?oh=f300fc60336997fc0c2a227a8172d2f4&oe=59986319

CyberCubed
04-03-2017, 11:34 AM
I think this is the first time we've seen long-haired Karai in any TMNT medium, since she always has short hair. Unless I'm forgetting something.

2K3
04-03-2017, 03:35 PM
They also confirmed Maligna, and teased a preliminary concept art.

THAT'S AMAZING; First the Mutanimals, then Null, then Wyrm, NOW THIS!!! TMNT Adventures is finally getting some recognition!!!

Plus, Maligna looks AMAZING; feels like a mix between her adventures look and the Nick's Lord Dregg.

DestronMirage22
04-03-2017, 04:33 PM
Dang, she looks scary! Gosh, I'm just soo excited for all this new stuff!! :D

TigerClaw
04-03-2017, 04:47 PM
THAT'S AMAZING; First the Mutanimals, then Null, then Wyrm, NOW THIS!!! TMNT Adventures is finally getting some recognition!!!

Plus, Maligna looks AMAZING; feels like a mix between her adventures look and the Nick's Lord Dregg.
Cool! where did you find this image?

2K3
04-03-2017, 04:50 PM
Cool! where did you find this image?

Showed up on TMNTpedia, look up "Maligna (IDW)"

TigerClaw
04-03-2017, 04:59 PM
Showed up on TMNTpedia, look up "Maligna (IDW)"
I noticed it got posted here by Bobby Curnow
http://forums.thetechnodrome.com/showpost.php?p=1673705&postcount=1695

2K3
04-03-2017, 06:00 PM
I noticed it got posted here by Bobby Curnow
http://forums.thetechnodrome.com/showpost.php?p=1673705&postcount=1695

WOW; loving the updated Neutrinos' "hot-rod car"

PApagreg
04-03-2017, 10:40 PM
Sophie Campbell's Karai is so gorgeous!
https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17796013_10213012629859442_6819550019206705453_n.j pg?oh=f300fc60336997fc0c2a227a8172d2f4&oe=59986319

Not going to lie, Karai's muscles are really doing it for me.

Allio
04-03-2017, 11:13 PM
https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/17493024_1827108270947538_3953477963628125760_o.jp g?oh=2e0492018cdc570619b74813a332d7c1&oe=59981CF6

Bludgeon and his Harem

Oh, I had him pegged for a he. Poor Bludgeon, literally the odd man out in an otherwise all-female squad! :lol:

but who would win the bludgeonbowl



Yeah. :( Part of the story involves Koya dealing with not being able to fly anymore.

“My broken wings dream of a sky, but I’ll never be able to fly…”

neatoman
04-04-2017, 05:22 AM
So does Ocho have any relation to this guy?
http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/tmnt/images/9/9b/Cha.png/revision/latest?cb=20130902234023

Technogeek29
04-04-2017, 06:38 AM
Does Ocho mean something in Japanese?

Eight in spanish, in Japanese it would be Hachi.

I think this is the first time we've seen long-haired Karai in any TMNT medium, since she always has short hair. Unless I'm forgetting something.

2k7 held the title of the longest hair until now.

Erik Burnham
04-12-2017, 06:46 PM
Yeah, Ocho is all Sophie inspiration. Good rule of writing: if the person who has to draw the story gets excited, and it either doesn't change the story you're telling in a major way or does help it (this was the latter -- Ocho fit a role that needed filling!) always include the inspiration. (:

The name, though, I admit it, I was trying to think of something that wasn't Spanish that I could sell Sophie on, just given our origin for our mole pal. I couldn't think of anything that worked better, though, so Ocho it is!

....Maybe I'll try to sneak in a joke. Koya names her that because "You look like something I ...8." hahaha.

What I'm most excited about though, is what we've done with Bludgeon. I suggested something I thought Bobby or Nickelodeon might say no to -- but they didn't.

Sophie's pages (and backup) are fantastic. I'm so pscyhed for this to come out. I've really, really missed playing in the TMNT sandbox!

snake
04-12-2017, 07:14 PM
Yeah, Ocho is all Sophie inspiration. Good rule of writing: if the person who has to draw the story gets excited, and it either doesn't change the story you're telling in a major way or does help it (this was the latter -- Ocho fit a role that needed filling!) always include the inspiration. (:

The name, though, I admit it, I was trying to think of something that wasn't Spanish that I could sell Sophie on, just given our origin for our mole pal. I couldn't think of anything that worked better, though, so Ocho it is!

....Maybe I'll try to sneak in a joke. Koya names her that because "You look like something I ...8." hahaha.

What I'm most excited about though, is what we've done with Bludgeon. I suggested something I thought Bobby or Nickelodeon might say no to -- but they didn't.

Sophie's pages (and backup) are fantastic. I'm so pscyhed for this to come out. I've really, really missed playing in the TMNT sandbox!

This has me excited.

CyberCubed
04-12-2017, 07:52 PM
Koya/Bludgeon as a romantic pair, maybe? They seemed to care for each other after their fights with the Turtles. I remember Bludgeon consoling Koya that her wings were chopped off.

Utrommaniac
04-12-2017, 07:57 PM
Funny, I've been thinking it was pronounced "O-show" this whole time.

Sophie Campbell
04-12-2017, 08:20 PM
I hemmed and hawed over Ocho's name for months, I had a list of Japanese names revolving around earth/ground/earthquake/etc. things like that, but eventually I went back to my first instinct and stuck with that. Sometimes that's the best way to do something.

I also thought maybe it would be a bad choice because of Cha Ocho from Mirage TMNT, and there's a Usagi Yojimbo villain named Ocho in one story, she was a shapeshifting cat monster if I remember right.

Buttttt whatever! :tlol:

Sophie Campbell
04-12-2017, 08:22 PM
The name, though, I admit it, I was trying to think of something that wasn't Spanish that I could sell Sophie on, just given our origin for our mole pal. I couldn't think of anything that worked better, though, so Ocho it is!

I didn't know you wanted to sell me on another name! Haha. Part of why I went back to using Ocho was because even after we discussed names a few times, you kept using "Ocho" and I got used to it!! ;)

In any case, thank you for accommodating me and being so cool to work with so far, it's a blast. :D

Coola Yagami
04-12-2017, 11:58 PM
I didn't know you wanted to sell me on another name! Haha. Part of why I went back to using Ocho was because even after we discussed names a few times, you kept using "Ocho" and I got used to it!! ;)

In any case, thank you for accommodating me and being so cool to work with so far, it's a blast. :D

I do applaud you guys for taking the extra step of creating new mutant (or otherwise) characters and not being afraid of making them your own. Just because a shark mutant already exists in previous media, it doesn't mean you guys couldn't have created your own original shark character in the form of Bludgeon. There's another mole character, but it didn't stop you from going ahead and creating Ocho.

For all the fandom knows... there might be a Verminator X in the future, but it doesn't have to be Hob. It could pretty well be a whole other breed of cat, or even female.

Erik Burnham
04-13-2017, 02:37 AM
I didn't know you wanted to sell me on another name! Haha. Part of why I went back to using Ocho was because even after we discussed names a few times, you kept using "Ocho" and I got used to it!! ;)

In any case, thank you for accommodating me and being so cool to work with so far, it's a blast. :D

Heh. Well, we *were* working on this for a while! Heh.

And The whole "do I got better?" discussion in my head took maybe a half an hour total after I first read your thoughts! No sense in bringing up a change when you don't have any better suggestions!

(And I'm so glad you're having fun! So excited for folks to see how Natsu and Karai meet. Hahaha)

Erik Burnham
04-13-2017, 02:46 AM
Koya/Bludgeon as a romantic pair, maybe? They seemed to care for each other after their fights with the Turtles. I remember Bludgeon consoling Koya that her wings were chopped off.

Well, not here, no.

(It's weird to see affection of any kind between characters lead to assumptions of romance so often. Not necessarily a bad thing, but so regular you can set a watch to it!)

I like writing Bludgeon more than I expected to, and Sophie & I both wound up on the same page about where his temperament is. (You'll see it in the cover to part 3. It's subtle!)

That has nothing to do with what I was talking about before, by the way.

I'm almost done with part 3 now. I'm gonna miss these characters when I'm done!