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Old 02-27-2020, 11:13 AM   #1
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Jim Lawson original TMNT comic: "Turtles 2030"



It's being included as an incentive if you back his "Box City Wallops" Kickstarter. As long as you back a physical copy, you get a copy of "Turtles 2030" for free.

The Kickstarter:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...7McCo3guuNaHvg
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Old 02-27-2020, 11:20 AM   #2
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Thanks for the heads up Andrew. Definitely worth a look.
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Old 02-27-2020, 01:30 PM   #3
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dammit you hooked me
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Old 02-27-2020, 01:40 PM   #4
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A Jim Lawson "TMNT Fan-Comic" ?

I'm definitely interested.
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Old 02-27-2020, 01:50 PM   #5
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A Jim Lawson "TMNT Fan-Comic" ?
An oxymoron, really, isn't it?
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Old 02-27-2020, 01:54 PM   #6
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I jumped aboard for this incentive!
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Old 02-27-2020, 04:18 PM   #7
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That's not bad for the price. Going by other Kickstarters I've seen before, I expected something like a $75 or up tier for something like this

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An oxymoron, really, isn't it?
What, is Jim not a fan?
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Old 02-27-2020, 08:52 PM   #8
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Yeah he wrote it and this is the first time we heard about such a thing. And what's with the title?
I took the 15$ pledge plus shipping to Canada. Is it enough or I need to take the trade for it to work?

It's weird that I get more excited about that kind of news than everything in the IDW run nowadays. Andrews comics, last ronin, forever War, ending of Volume 3...
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Old 03-01-2020, 01:09 AM   #9
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If there are more than 300 pledgers, do some people not get the book?
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Old 03-01-2020, 01:22 AM   #10
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If there are more than 300 pledgers, do some people not get the book?
I'm sure he would print enough to suit.
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Old 03-01-2020, 06:45 PM   #11
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Glad to see there is less than $900 to go with the pledge goal! Seems like it really picked up steam after the Fan Comic incentive announcement.
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Old 03-02-2020, 07:23 AM   #12
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I kinda feel bad that I decided to pledge only because of the "fan comic"
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Old 03-02-2020, 12:08 PM   #13
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I feel bad that I enjoyed the cheese more than the turkey on my turkey sandwich.
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Old 03-02-2020, 02:18 PM   #14
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The Turtles fan comics is totally unrelated to the comics he is trying to get funds for. He knows people care about Turtles so he throws random Turtles stuff in the funding campaign. Probably not the most honest move but I still hope him the best. Now that Mirage is no more it would make my heart break hearing he cannot keep drawing and has to find another job.
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The Turtles fan comics is totally unrelated to the comics he is trying to get funds for. He knows people care about Turtles so he throws random Turtles stuff in the funding campaign. Probably not the most honest move but I still hope him the best. Now that Mirage is no more it would make my heart break hearing he cannot keep drawing and has to find another job.
How is the move "not honest"? The incentives are clearly spelled out.
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Old 03-03-2020, 02:28 PM   #16
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So yeah, we can speculate about this comic too right?
Leo and giant praying mantis.
And "Issue 01". Sooo... more to come?
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How is the move "not honest"? The incentives are clearly spelled out.
He's using our passion for Turtles to get funds for something that is not related to Turtles. I'm not saying he's doing something bad but... it isn't totally right either. But, again, I love him and that's ok.
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Old 03-19-2020, 01:22 PM   #18
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Thank you, Andrew, for posting this. I'd have been quite upset to find out about this after it was too late to snag one for myself.
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Old 05-06-2020, 03:40 AM   #19
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Turtles 2030 Discussion & Spoilers

Apologies for the double post, but my copy arrived, and I wanted to share some thoughts while it was fresh in my mind.

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I like how we get a little time to go over what each of the turtles are doing, while still balancing it nicely with action sequences. It's so nice to see the turtles rendered by Jim's capable hands.

Casey being a cop threw me for a loop at first, but honestly seems like the ultimate payoff for his entire character arc. He went from a street thug practicing vigilante justice to a police officer upholding actual justice. It's fun to speculate that perhaps he turned himself around by sobering up in response to his lost night with Karai in Vol. 4.

Speaking of volume 4, I'm quite glad Jim seems to have taken the approach of avoiding addressing it's cliff-hangers. While I'd be all for a conclusion helmed by Lawson, I wouldn't feel right about it unless Pete gave his approval and input. What Jim is doing now is great, the fact that Don and Mike are also working with the police definitely implies continuity with the fourth volume without actually explicitly declaring it.

Raph's family gave me hard 90's movie Foot Clan vibes, which is totally awesome. His character seemed spot-on to me: a fiery compassion willing to commit small wrongs without thinking to address what he perceives as bigger wrongs. It's not surprising, but it is nice to see how well Jim understands these characters.

And the best part? That this is only the first part! We already have two interesting plot threads to follow- Shadow's involvement in crime and the conflict this will cause Casey, and the problem of Raph's mutating sewer orphans. I don't know how Jim plans to release future installments, but I'm excited for them to eventually surface.


Love to hear everybody else's thoughts, once more of you get your copies. I got #242, in case anybody is curious.
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Old 05-06-2020, 09:16 AM   #20
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Got my copies of Box City Wallops and TMNT Fancomic #1 yesterday. The TMNT comic was longer than I expected: 24 pages, so a full-length issue. I was expecting a mini story, so this was a pleasant surprise.

Plot-wise, it goes with a timeskip until an imaginary "shortly after Volume 4" setting. Whatever plot threads left hanging from Volume 4 are evidently resolved with specifics unaddressed since that's Laird's baby and I assume Lawson didn't want to step on any toes. This is a "fancomic" after all, so it's all just a what-if scenario (though I'll take it over nothing in my head canon).

The directions Lawson takes the characters all feel organic and interesting. It reminds me of what he was doing with them in Vol. 2, pulling them apart in different directions that seemed fitting for them at that time in the narrative and their lives. Unfortunately, Vol. 2 got terminated early so we never really got to see how Lawson would have further developed those arcs. This fancomic canon seems like a do-over, albeit skipping ahead in the timeline, and I hope he puts out more of them. I'll back all his campaigns (Box City Wallops was fun, too; don't want to ignore what was the main course of the campaign).

I got #50 out of 300, btw.
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