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Old 06-15-2018, 04:42 PM   #1
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IDW will probably have published more TMNT comics than Mirage by next year.

So I just counted and noticed that IDW will not only have the longest TMNT comic by issue count, they will probably have published more issues containing all original material than any other publisher by next year, including Mirage. It's pretty close but if they continue to realease at least 24 issues per year, they will reach that goal.
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Old 06-15-2018, 05:40 PM   #2
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At least in the ongoing, #7 already made TMNT hit that mark. Then you add all the mini series, Universe and specials to that, and yeah...it's pretty much happened already.
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Old 06-15-2018, 05:43 PM   #3
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Not in # of pages. Most Mirage comics are like triple the size of any IDW comic.
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Not in # of pages. Most Mirage comics are like triple the size of any IDW comic.
Actually, most Mirage issues are about 25-30 pages long. Most IDW issues are 20-25. Mirage issues are longer on average but certainly not 75 pages, which they would be if your claim was even remotely accurate.

The truth is that it's more like 5 page difference on average, about 20%. That threshold will be crossed pretty quickly as well.
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Old 06-15-2018, 07:59 PM   #5
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Actually, most Mirage issues are about 25-30 pages long. Most IDW issues are 20-25. Mirage issues are longer on average but certainly not 75 pages, which they would be if your claim was even remotely accurate.
Just pulled out #2. 40 pages. I remember "Hall of Lost Legends" being up there, too. The City at War ones a bit skinnier, sure.
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Old 06-16-2018, 01:40 PM   #6
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It's inevitable really, Mirage took long breaks without new issues whereas IDW has been going on since 2011 and has spinoffs, mini's, Universe, etc. all coming out at the same time.
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What about when compared to TMNT Adventures and all its spinoffs.
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What about when compared to TMNT Adventures and all its spinoffs.
Checked that too, IDW has already taken that record by about 100 issues. IDW has about 220 issue published (including the kiddy stuff), while archie has about 120. For the record, Mirage has about 240.

I'm using avarages here because it's not really worth checking what's mostly original content and what isn't, the task is too great for a forum post. As long as it's around a 10 issue margin of error, that's enough. The point is just that IDW has clearly overtaken Archie in terms of published issues that aren't reprints, and is close to overtaking Mirage as well.
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