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Old 11-02-2017, 03:58 PM   #1
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TMNT logo history

The official TMNT twitter tweeted this picture of the logo's TMNT has used in all their incarnations, I found it interesting since we're all familiar with the classic logo but looking back at the image it seems to have been retired. Also used for Archie and the video games at the time.

Also worth noting that the movies have a different logo, we so often seem them released with the OT's logo that I forgot they even had a different logo.

Sadly the only logo missing from here is TMNT 2007, even The Next Mutation made it; RIP friend.


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Old 11-02-2017, 04:08 PM   #2
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It's kind of funny how similar the 2k3 logo is to the original cartoon logo, especially since Peter Laird wanted to distance the show as much from the original cartoon as possible.
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Old 11-02-2017, 04:14 PM   #3
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The official TMNT twitter tweeted this picture of the logo's TMNT has used in all their incarnations, I found it interesting since we're all familiar with the classic logo but looking back at the image it seems to have been retired. Also used for Archie and the video games at the time.

Also worth noting that the movies have a different logo, we so often seem them released with the OT's logo that I forgot they even had a different logo.

Sadly the only logo missing from here is TMNT 2007, even The Next Mutation made it; RIP friend.


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Why is it backwards?
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Old 11-02-2017, 05:36 PM   #4
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TMNT tweeted back at me, mentioned no disrespect to 2007 but thought it was a looked better representation, also mentioned he didn't put IDW for hte same reason.

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Why is it backwards?
Order from top 8 to top 1 and since Mirage is the best its last

But I'm guessing they just wanted Rise to be at the top since it's the newest.
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Old 11-02-2017, 05:38 PM   #5
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It's kind of funny how similar the 2k3 logo is to the original cartoon logo, especially since Peter Laird wanted to distance the show as much from the original cartoon as possible.
So is the theme song... well not the lyrics, but I dunno. The theme song and ED of the 2k3 series has a very TMNT feel to it. I can't explain. It's like it bears similarities even if subtle to the FW series ED.
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Old 11-02-2017, 06:58 PM   #6
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So is the theme song... well not the lyrics, but I dunno. The theme song and ED of the 2k3 series has a very TMNT feel to it. I can't explain. It's like it bears similarities even if subtle to the FW series ED.
The only difference I can spot between the theme songs for the FW and 2003 series is that each lyric is emphasised. Apart from that the FW series theme song has catchy if slightly irrelevant lyrics while the 2003 theme song is a counting game on how to count to four.
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Old 11-02-2017, 08:51 PM   #7
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It's kind of funny how similar the 2k3 logo is to the original cartoon logo, especially since Peter Laird wanted to distance the show as much from the original cartoon as possible.
Though realizing now that in a way the 2014 logo is itself lightly similar to 2003 with some of the letter shaping.
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Old 11-02-2017, 11:25 PM   #8
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That's a cool graphic. Man, that 2014 logo is a mess.
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Old 11-02-2017, 11:33 PM   #9
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I still prefer the classic Mirage one out of all of them.
Also, is there a story or reason behind why the ‘j’ in ‘ninja’ is curved a bit? I’ve always wondered about that.
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Old 11-02-2017, 11:35 PM   #10
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I've actually been wondering that myself recently...
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Old 11-03-2017, 01:05 AM   #11
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I feel like if you had '07 and IDW in there it would look just as good.
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Old 11-03-2017, 12:16 PM   #12
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I've actually been wondering that myself recently...
...I had never noticed it tbh
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Old 11-03-2017, 12:36 PM   #13
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I still prefer the classic Mirage one out of all of them.
Also, is there a story or reason behind why the ‘j’ in ‘ninja’ is curved a bit? I’ve always wondered about that.
I always figured it was just a rather weird stylistic choice

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I feel like if you had '07 and IDW in there it would look just as good.
Isn't the logo IDW uses identical to Mirage's? I guess they let it off since it'd be redundant and then the '07 film had to get left off too to keep it an even number. Wish IDW could have got some recognition though
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Old 11-03-2017, 04:26 PM   #14
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Next Mutation should have more green colour in the logo.
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Old 11-03-2017, 05:32 PM   #15
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We're missing TMNT 2007, the Image TMNT logo, and the two Volume 4 TMNT logos.

But for filthy casuals, this is fine.
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Old 11-03-2017, 09:49 PM   #16
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I like the next mutation logo best, because of the Zen Symbol.
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Old 11-09-2017, 09:34 AM   #17
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I like the next mutation logo best, because of the Zen Symbol.
It's certainly unique.
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Old 11-15-2017, 07:37 AM   #18
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yeah, one of the few good aspects of how the series turned out.
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Old 11-15-2017, 03:02 PM   #19
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For the sake of completeness:

Volume 1 (City at war) / Volume 2


Volume 3


Volume 4 (1st version)


Volume 4 (2nd version)


While Volume 1 logo will always have a place in my heart, I think Volume 2 logo is one of the best and even if I don't like 1987 OT stuff so much these days I have to admit OT logo is probably the most iconic of the bunch with that "Turtles" font and that color scheme.

Volume 4 1st version is ok, it matches Michael Dooney colors and Mirage logo well on the covers. Volume 4 2nd version is... not so good.

Volume 2 logo has been used in some European reprints of the first Volume 1 issues
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Here's an Italian reprint of Volume 1, #4 (Yeah, I know, Glenn Fabry is awesome)
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Old 11-15-2017, 03:04 PM   #20
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Volume 4 1st version is ok, it matches Michael Dooney colors and Mirage logo well on the covers. Volume 4 2nd version is... not so good.
Really? I love it. It perfectly fits with the setting and tone of V4.

For the record and to the surprise of no one I'm sure, I'm not too keen on IDW co-opting the Mirage logo for the IDW series. I like them honoring the roots thing but... that's really misleading.
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