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AlZarkovski
09-19-2017, 03:48 PM
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #77

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Tom Waltz (W), Kevin Eastman (W/VC), Damian Couceiro (A/C)

"Invasion of the Triceratons" Part 2 of 5. The Invasion begins in earnest and an unspeakable alliance forms to counter it!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99



Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #17

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Chris Mowry (W), Giannis Milonogiannis (A/VC), Freddie Williams II (C)

“From the Heart, for the Heard” Part 2 of 2. Zog and Zom discover the secret history of the Triceraton race’s origin, with deadly ramifications for planet Earth!

FC • 32 pages • $4.99

Bullet points:
• Ties into the TMNT ongoing's "Invasion of the Triceratons!"
• Part of IDW’s Artist’s Edition Cover Month!

ChosenOne
09-19-2017, 03:51 PM
An unspeakable alliance, huh? Team-up with Bishop and the EPF, here we come!

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
09-19-2017, 03:53 PM
An unspeakable alliance, huh? Team-up with Bishop and the EPF, here we come!

Wow. That's a headtrip, for sure!

ChosenOne
09-19-2017, 03:57 PM
It just has to shake out that way. It's right there in the name: Earth Protection Force, and Earth will be under attack... There's no other faction that could constitute an "unspeakable alliance", I mean, The Turtles are practically honorary Mutanimals, Stockman and the Foot are ultimately on their side, Karai would surely be amenable to helping out, Leatherhead is already an uneasy ally, Null would probably be on board as well...

Unless it refers to the Pantheon, which would be just as trippy, then the EPF is a sure thing.

ProphetofGanja
09-19-2017, 03:59 PM
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #17

Covers soon!

Chris Mowry (W), Giannis Milonogiannis (A/VC), Freddie Williams II (C)

“From the Heart, for the Heard” Part 2 of 2. Zog and Zom discover the secret history of the Triceraton race’s origin, with deadly ramifications for planet Earth!

FC • 32 pages • $4.99

Bullet points:
• Ties into the TMNT ongoing's "Invasion of the Triceratons!"
• Part of IDW’s Artist’s Edition Cover Month!

So that sounds like the Triceratons discover they were created by the Utroms, as we saw hinted at in Turtles in Time. Maybe then they feel that they have more of a right or at least some right to call Earth their home? Unless there's a twist revealed somewhere in the story

ProphetofGanja
09-19-2017, 04:02 PM
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #77

Covers soon!

Tom Waltz (W), Kevin Eastman (W/VC), Damian Couceiro (A/C)

"Invasion of the Triceratons" Part 2 of 5. The Invasion begins in earnest and an unspeakable alliance forms to counter it!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Am I the only one who doesn't want to see the TMNT and EPF play nice yet? Bishop is waaay too ruthless to be trusted, I feel

DrSpengler
09-19-2017, 04:02 PM
So is the #16-17 Universe arc titled "Freedom" or "From the Heart, for the Heard"? The solicits for those issues seem to be at a disagreement.

ChosenOne
09-19-2017, 04:03 PM
Am I the only one who doesn't want to see the TMNT and EPF play nice yet? Bishop is waaay too ruthless to be trusted, I feel

They'll probably only "play nice" in the same way the Turtles did with Shredder. But it's a lot less personal this time, all things considered, and Bishop isn't out to rule the world, so there's also that...

Whatever happens will be very tense, and should be a lot of fun. Especially if the Mutanimals are also brought in to help.

ProphetofGanja
09-19-2017, 04:10 PM
So is the #16-17 Universe arc titled "Freedom" or "From the Heart, for the Heard"? The solicits for those issues seem to be at a disagreement.

I'm wondering the same thing.

Also, there should be two issues of Batman/TMNT II released in December, yes?

CyberCubed
09-19-2017, 04:12 PM
So IDW is finally doing the Triceraton invasion story like in past series. I've been waiting for this for a while. Sounds to me like a smaller-scale version of the one in the 2k3 series Season 3. Especially if Bishop is involved.

We also had the Triceraton invasion in Season 3 of the Nick finale, or when they came to Earth in the original cartoon, or the Triceratons from Volume 2 who followed the beacon to Darpa, or the ones in the Image series who transported to the museum.

This feels like one of those, "it has to be done" TMNT stories that every series does their own version of.

ChosenOne
09-19-2017, 04:15 PM
So IDW is finally doing the Triceraton invasion story like in past series. I've been waiting for this for a while. Sounds to me like a smaller-scale version of the one in the 2k3 series Season 3. Especially if Bishop is involved.

We also had the Triceraton invasion in Season 3 of the Nick finale, or when they came to Earth in the original cartoon, or the Triceratons from Volume 2 who followed the beacon to Darpa, or the ones in the Image series who transported to the museum.

This feels like one of those, "it has to be done" TMNT stories that every series does their own version of.

Just no live action version yet, sadly.

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
09-19-2017, 04:15 PM
This feels like one of those, "it has to be done" TMNT stories that every series does their own version of.

Except, as Spengs just pointed out on his 4Kids review, Mirage never did this!

CyberCubed
09-19-2017, 04:21 PM
Except, as Spengs just pointed out on his 4Kids review, Mirage never did this!

Vol. 2 seemed like it was setting up to do this before the volume came to a hasty conclusion due to the flood in Mirage and them canceling it. The two Triceratons found the beacon leading them to Darpa, had the series continued I'm willing to bet they either would have survived or more Triceratons would have arrived on Earth following.

Utrommaniac
09-19-2017, 04:32 PM
Why would the EPF form an alliance with invaders, that as far as they're concerned for the moment, are aliens that just happen to resemble prehistoric animals?

ChosenOne
09-19-2017, 04:37 PM
“From the Heart, for the Heard” Part 2 of 2. Zog and Zom discover the secret history of the Triceraton race’s origin, with deadly ramifications for planet Earth!

I just noticed this. So, Secret History of the Triceraton Clan, pretty much. 8)

MikeandRaph87
09-19-2017, 04:38 PM
I'm wondering the same thing.

Also, there should be two issues of Batman/TMNT II released in December, yes?

So the Batman/Ninja Turtles II is a six issue bi-weekly? I had assumed a monthly.

ProphetofGanja
09-19-2017, 05:30 PM
Why would the EPF form an alliance with invaders, that as far as they're concerned for the moment, are aliens that just happen to resemble prehistoric animals?

An alliance forms to counter the invaders, not work with them

So the Batman/Ninja Turtles II is a six issue bi-weekly? I had assumed a monthly.

No, I think I read in the initial press release that two issues would come out in December but then the rest of the series would proceed monthly. Freddie Williams II has probably been working on the crossover for a while already.

Utrommaniac
09-19-2017, 07:00 PM
Ahh, I see now. I was confused.

MikeandRaph87
09-19-2017, 07:23 PM
The unspeakable alliance is rather obvious. We know that Agent Bishop is going to appear in #76 and we know he is involved in countering invasions. Its too soon for an uneasy alliance? Yes, I agree, but we do not know the narrative yet. The set up calls for it in the very least. If anything I hope Slash can break free of the EPF control.

It would be nice to find out if the clone Bishop killed the original or what exactly is going on with him. However, I just ask Slash to break free. In the 2003 cartoon we had to wait 16 months to learn Agent Bishop's origin in a preview scene.

AlZarkovski
09-20-2017, 02:41 AM
Added covers in 1 post!;)

ProphetofGanja
09-20-2017, 09:11 AM
Man, that subway map variant cover is pretty tight

EDIT: Also, did that one Triceraton's prosthetic arm switch sides??

turtlefan27
09-20-2017, 10:56 AM
I absolutely love the main cover for 77. I am so looking forward to reading this arc.

Utrommaniac
09-20-2017, 11:29 AM
Multi-color Utroms with varying body shapes?! Huzzah!

I was in already, and now I'm in even more! (Though I'm bound to be fooled again).

I'm also getting the feeling that this is where I should have put my gift money toward...

neatoman
09-20-2017, 12:14 PM
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #17

http://www.comicscontinuum.com/stories/1709/20/tmntuniverse17a.jpg
http://www.comicscontinuum.com/stories/1709/20/tmntuniverse17b.jpg
http://www.comicscontinuum.com/stories/1709/20/tmntuniverse17c.jpg

Chris Mowry (W), Giannis Milonogiannis (A/VC), Freddie Williams II (C)

“From the Heart, for the Heard” Part 2 of 2. Zog and Zom discover the secret history of the Triceraton race’s origin, with deadly ramifications for planet Earth!

FC • 32 pages • $4.99

Bullet points:
• Ties into the TMNT ongoing's "Invasion of the Triceratons!"
• Part of IDW’s Artist’s Edition Cover Month!

Heh, the traditional Utrom exo-skeletons... You know, I don't think we've ever seen those on the IDW depiction of the Utroms before. Tripods, hazard-suits and Krang-style combat bodies but never the robotic skeletons.

Utrommaniac
09-20-2017, 01:12 PM
I think those might just be for artist's aesthetic, since no other artist has really used them.

Tripods seem to be the favorite method of transportation. I speculate that they're such a necessity for their lives that they're given to them automatically at a certain age. As well as the 'trainer' walkers for when they're children.

TurtleWA
09-20-2017, 04:25 PM
All around great cover selection. I'm also really liking that map cover. TMNTU RI #17 original cover art is on eBay for $399.99 if anyone is interested. I like how the artist signature is part of the background on the window.

MikeandRaph87
09-20-2017, 05:07 PM
All around great cover selection. I'm also really liking that map cover. TMNTU RI #17 original cover art is on eBay for $399.99 if anyone is interested. I like how the artist signature is part of the background on the window.

It reminds me of "Desperate Measures" with the map background.

Does anyone else find the triceratons descending from midair odd? With a teleport beam sure, but there is not one in sight.

Mayhem
09-21-2017, 03:45 AM
All around great cover selection. I'm also really liking that map cover. TMNTU RI #17 original cover art is on eBay for $399.99 if anyone is interested. I like how the artist signature is part of the background on the window.
Yeah, I saw it listed there a week or two back and asked the seller which issue it was from, and they didn't know heh. Probably because neither of us had seen December's solicits...

TurtleWA
09-21-2017, 12:18 PM
Yeah, I saw it listed there a week or two back and asked the seller which issue it was from, and they didn't know heh. Probably because neither of us had seen December's solicits...

Oh I didn't realize it had been listed that long ago. Not knowing what issue it's from is understandable for sure. :)

Weapons@theready
09-21-2017, 04:02 PM
So the cover for #75 looked as if Donatello might be staying behind in Dimension X, and I know that covers can be deceiving, but this cover along with Universe #16 shows him with the rest of the Turtles

Mutant Ninja Anole
09-27-2017, 01:13 PM
You know what?

If I'm the Turtles, the "Unspeakable Alliance" would be with the Triceratrons themselves. I for one welcome our new dinosaur overlords.

Seriously, think about it, why are they fighting on behalf of a world that wants to either kill them or make them weapons? Team up, crush the human resistance, new reptile/anthro order. Of course, this may depend on the stated goals of the Triceratrons. If it is the outright genocide or enslavement of humanity, then yeah, you fight on behalf of the billions of innocents. If they just want to carve out a piece for themselves to live on, where mutants might potentially be welcome as equals...yeah I'd have a hard time arguing against them.

Backing up a little, the actual, most moral stance here might be to work toward negotiating peace, rather than strictly taking a side. I think there's a good chance this arc ends with a peace deal being brokered.

Realistically, I don't think there is any way the Turtles and their clan are going to officially join the invaders...but Old Hob? And the Mutanimals? Their stated goal, remember, is to protect mutants, but also to eventually take earth back from the humans that are messing it up. Which I've stated before is utterly stupid and impossible...unless you were to team up with an outside party.

Based purely on what we know now, does it make ANY sense for Hob to side with Bishop, who is still holding Slash hostage by the way, over the Triceratrons?

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
09-27-2017, 01:20 PM
You know what?

If I'm the Turtles, the "Unspeakable Alliance" would be with the Triceratrons themselves. I for one welcome our new dinosaur overlords.

Seriously, think about it, why are they fighting on behalf of a world that wants to either kill them or make them weapons? Team up, crush the human resistance, new reptile/anthro order. Of course, this may depend on the stated goals of the Triceratrons. If it is the outright genocide or enslavement of humanity, then yeah, you fight on behalf of the billions of innocents. If they just want to carve out a piece for themselves to live on, where mutants might potentially be welcome as equals...yeah I'd have a hard time arguing against them.

Backing up a little, the actual, most moral stance here might be to work toward negotiating peace, rather than strictly taking a side. I think there's a good chance this arc ends with a peace deal being brokered.

Realistically, I don't think there is any way the Turtles and their clan are going to officially join the invaders...but Old Hob? And the Mutanimals? Their stated goal, remember, is to protect mutants, but also to eventually take earth back from the humans that are messing it up. Which I've stated before is utterly stupid and impossible...unless you were to team up with an outside party.

Based purely on what we know now, does it make ANY sense for Hob to side with Bishop, who is still holding Slash hostage by the way, over the Triceratrons?

I LIKE that. I like that A LOT. Hope that's the case! Joining the invaders to try to negotiate peaceful settlement and coexistence AND end Bishop's evil crusade?