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Old 05-23-2018, 06:03 AM   #1
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TMNT Universe RIP

From August 2018 Solicitations:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #25

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Fantastic final issue.

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Old 05-23-2018, 06:10 AM   #2
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The book had a good run, even though I never cared for the extra dollar on the price vs. the normal book. Hopefully there will still be a good number of mini-series.
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Old 05-23-2018, 06:43 AM   #3
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Sad to see this one go, but I'm betting it was the higher price that helped kill it off. hopefully the mini-series will make up for it.
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Old 05-23-2018, 06:45 AM   #4
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It was a good title content-wise, but the "experimental" back-up strips often didn't justify the $5 price tag.

Going back to a string of miniseries might be the best bet, if it restores those companion storylines to a $4 price point.
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Old 05-23-2018, 07:24 AM   #5
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A sad, though not entirely unexpected, announcement. We've had some pretty good stories come out of Universe, though I much prefer the mini-series format to be honest. And at least it gets to go out with a bang if the solicitation is anything to go by.
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Old 05-23-2018, 07:51 AM   #6
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Yeah, that probably shouldn't be surprise.

But, that sounds like a good story to end the Universe line on. And they do seem to have squeezed in some things that otherwise could not have been done. Unless they had to keep making mini series, and they can only do that once per year.
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Old 05-23-2018, 08:44 AM   #7
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Kevin told us at the NC Comic Con during the panel it would end during the summer and they would go back to constant minis,but asked us not to report it until the solicits came out.
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Old 05-23-2018, 08:45 AM   #8
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Aw what a bummer! Never took issue with a single issue of Universe, sad to see it go! It felt like the old days of collecting Tales in tandem with the ongoing. I hope we still get consistent minis in its place. Doesnít B&R Hit the Road come out in August? Does that make 8 TOITLE BOOKS dropping in one month??
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Old 05-23-2018, 09:15 AM   #9
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Those back-up stories, man. Nobody wanted to pay an extra $ for them... except for the Leatherhead one, they were bad...

RIP, Universe. I'm not surprised to see you go, but I'll still miss you.
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Old 05-23-2018, 09:31 AM   #10
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What if this is a sorta, kinda fake-out and the September solicits bring us something called TMNT Multiverse, a mini-series that features a crossover with some other iteration(s) of the franchise? A man can dream!
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Old 05-23-2018, 09:35 AM   #11
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What if this is a sorta, kinda fake-out and the September solicits bring us something called TMNT Multiverse, a mini-series that features a crossover with some other iteration(s) of the franchise? A man can dream!
I'd hate that. Great title, terrible idea. No Fred Wolf crossover, no Nick crossover, no Rise crossover, no Archie crossover.
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Old 05-23-2018, 09:36 AM   #12
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Not that shocking to be honest. Still, 25 issues is nothing to scoff at. It is longer than many other books, including some TMNT books.
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Old 05-23-2018, 09:36 AM   #13
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I'm sad to see it go and I hope that we do get a companion book every month, IDW's TMNT just can't fit in one issue a month at all. If we go back to random mini's that's cool I guess, we don't really need the extra $1 and back up.
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Old 05-23-2018, 09:37 AM   #14
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I'd hate that. Great title, terrible idea. No Fred Wolf crossover, no Nick crossover, no Rise crossover, no Archie crossover.
Apparently it's all the rage these days, what with the concept behind the new Dragon Ball anime that's coming out soon and everything, so why not a Marvel's Secret Wars: TMNT Edition sort of thing? Just for kicks, not really canon, of course.
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Old 05-23-2018, 10:04 AM   #15
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Apparently it's all the rage these days, what with the concept behind the new Dragon Ball anime that's coming out soon and everything, so why not a Marvel's Secret Wars: TMNT Edition sort of thing? Just for kicks, not really canon, of course.
If itís not canon then whatís even the point.
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Old 05-23-2018, 10:07 AM   #16
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If it’s not canon then what’s even the point.
It's a possibility, is what I'm saying. Guess my original (dumb) joke is snowballing. Something can be not canon and still fit into the continuity just fine.

And the point? Well, the Batman crossovers weren't canon and still sold like hotcakes. This is a business, after all.
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Old 05-23-2018, 10:26 AM   #17
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I'd dig a multiverse book that just told stories within those different TMNT universe, not necessarily one where the IDW TMNT team-up with a different incarnation in every issue. I admit that's a pretty niche concept, though, and wouldn't be a big seller.
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Old 05-23-2018, 10:35 AM   #18
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I'd dig a multiverse book that just told stories within those different TMNT universe, not necessarily one where the IDW TMNT team-up with a different incarnation in every issue. I admit that's a pretty niche concept, though, and wouldn't be a big seller.
Not a different one every issue, no. I was thinking more along the lines of all of them at once and their little villainsies too.

"TMNT Secret Wars", basically, or a beefed-up version of Turtles Forever if you will.
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Old 05-23-2018, 10:40 AM   #19
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If itís not canon then whatís even the point.
Well, as Alan Moore said "This is an imaginary story... aren't they all?".

If the book is enjoyable, do we really need it to be canon?


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I would love that too!
Or let's make it directly a Mirage Tales vol.3 instead
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Old 05-23-2018, 10:43 AM   #20
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Man I was following the declining sales in the sales thread, but I didn't think Universe would be canceled so soon.

I guess sales really do matter. The main ongoing has only been hovering around 10,000 or so sales for the last couple of issues too, I hope this isn't a warning sign. I'd like IDW TMNT to continue after issue 100 if possible...
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