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Old 06-25-2008, 10:53 PM   #1
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TMNT Entity: my new site for Comic reviews and guides

http://tmntentity.blogspot.com/

And if you want to just look at the reviews issue-by-issue instead of scrolling back through updates, check out the Archie Directory.

So since I finally completed my Archie collection, and I own practically every other TMNT comic in existence in one form or another, I figured I'd put my resources to good use and put together a comic guide with individual reviews for each issue.

What I hope to do that'll eventually set it apart from the guide at the official site is to have a hell of a lot of cross-referencing. That way, if you're wondering how one event connects to a previous or future one, or when a certain character appears again, it'll all be handilly located in the "Turtle Tips" section.

I figured I'd start with the Archie series, since I haven't read most of those issues, particularly after #25. What I also hope to accomplish is fit all the specials and minis in-between the issues of the main title where they belong, ordering a coherent timeline much in the vein of my Mirage Continuity Timeline. But that'll have to wait until I get to those issues.

I also intend to add scans of selected pages and panels later on to add some *oomph*, but that'll have to wait since scanning is time-consuming.

For now, I've completed the first TMNT Adventures Miniseries and the first 13 issues of the on-going.

Let me know what you think.
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Old 06-26-2008, 05:28 PM   #2
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Brilliant.
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Old 06-26-2008, 08:57 PM   #3
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Thanks!

I'm hoping to have all the Archies done by the time Forever War comes out. I've got about six months.

I'm kind of dreading the other publishers, though. Mirage, Image, Darkhorse, Fantographics and tons of weird-o little publishers with a jillion comics, minicomics, anthology specials and the same material reprinted across multiple publishers...

It's gonna be a hassle.

Save for the Ninjara story being published by Antarctic Press and Radio Comix in Furrlough (which I simply stuck under the Archie banner since that's the only place it matters) and Mirage publishing the upcoming Forever War, the Archie stuff is the easiest to list and work out, it seems.
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Old 06-27-2008, 01:36 AM   #4
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Wanted to do the same thing, but lack the time. You're as scholarly as you are thorough.
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Old 06-29-2008, 07:57 PM   #5
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-->> Deff' wanna look into this !!

Thanks for posting this !!
.. i'll make the time to check ..

f7ck i'll do it now. >v<
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Old 06-29-2008, 11:50 PM   #6
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-->> MARK .. YOU GOTTA KICK A55 GHOSTBUSTERS BLOG AS WELL !!


SH7T !!

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Old 06-30-2008, 01:39 AM   #7
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-->> ** Went and added it to my news round-up on Mikey's

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Old 06-30-2008, 10:03 AM   #8
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Thanks!

That reminds me, I really haven't been paying much attention to my Ghostbusters site. Between the horror movie site, the TMNT site, manga translations and the Godzilla site I'm working on, I forgot all about it.
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Old 03-05-2021, 10:22 AM   #9
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So is this site dead?

There hasn't been any update in roughly 1 year.
It was one of the few sites that had info on mirage, Archie, and Image.

Dr. Spengler, any news?
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Old 03-05-2021, 11:20 AM   #10
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I think he's been busy with writing comics of his own. I do miss the blog,thou.
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Old 03-05-2021, 12:35 PM   #11
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He probably lost interest and/or got too busy with real life work. And he helps write comics.

Besides that I remember him saying he was robbed and had to move apartments around his last update, granted that was probably 3-4 years ago now.
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Old 03-05-2021, 01:31 PM   #12
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Interesting thing is the site keeps updating to add all the new IDW comics, they're just not clickable because he hasn't covered them yet. Like I'm surprised he'd even doing that, I don't know how or when he'll find the time to go back, read and review nearly 100 comics.
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Old 03-05-2021, 03:47 PM   #13
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Interesting thing is the site keeps updating to add all the new IDW comics, they're just not clickable because he hasn't covered them yet. Like I'm surprised he'd even doing that, I don't know how or when he'll find the time to go back, read and review nearly 100 comics.
100 issues? How many issues are there in total of IDW (including all the offshoots/side comics)?

I really miss reading the 2003 reviews on TMNTEntity. Going back to read them as I rewatch the show currently, very funny and well written reviews
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100 issues? How many issues are there in total of IDW (including all the offshoots/side comics)?

I really miss reading the 2003 reviews on TMNTEntity. Going back to read them as I rewatch the show currently, very funny and well written reviews
Including Urban Legends and the comic series tied to the 2012 and Rise cartoons, there's about 330 - 350 individual issues published by IDW thus far and Dr Spengler hasn't added any new reviews since the Macro issues back in late 2018, so he probably does have about 100 issues to catch up on.
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Old 03-05-2021, 04:17 PM   #15
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100 issues? How many issues are there in total of IDW (including all the offshoots/side comics)?

I really miss reading the 2003 reviews on TMNTEntity. Going back to read them as I rewatch the show currently, very funny and well written reviews
Let's see here:
  • Main series is 114 right now.
  • Universe is 25.
  • 16 Micros in total.
  • Utrom Empire is 3.
  • Dimension X 5.
  • Secret History 4.
  • Ghostbusters 1 has 4.
  • Casey and April has 4.
  • Mutanimals have 4.
  • Destroy everything has 5.
  • Ghostbusters 2 has 5.
  • Hit the Road has 5.
  • 4 Macros.
  • 2020 has 1.
  • Shredder in Hell has 5.
  • Jennika 1 has 3.
  • Jennika II has 4 so far.
  • Infestation (Just the Turtles part) has 2.
  • Three annuals.
  • Deviations (Just Turtles) has 1.
  • Usagi crossover has 1 (but I think Dark Horse published it).
  • And the 35th anniversary issue features an IDW story.

That should be about 219 so far. The Batman crossovers, the Power Rangers crossovers and the Last Ronin are clearly different continuities, only vaguely connected at best.
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Old 03-05-2021, 04:23 PM   #16
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Let's see here:
  • Main series is 114 right now.
  • Universe is 25.
  • 16 Micros in total.
  • Utrom Empire is 3.
  • Dimension X 5.
  • Secret History 4.
  • Ghostbusters 1 has 4.
  • Casey and April has 4.
  • Mutanimals have 4.
  • Destroy everything has 5.
  • Ghostbusters 2 has 5.
  • Hit the Road has 5.
  • 4 Macros.
  • 2020 has 1.
  • Shredder in Hell has 5.
  • Jennika 1 has 3.
  • Jennika II has 4 so far.
  • Infestation (Just the Turtles part) has 2.
  • Three annuals.
  • Deviations (Just Turtles) has 1.
  • Usagi crossover has 1 (but I think Dark Horse published it).
  • And the 35th anniversary issue features an IDW story.

That should be about 219 so far. The Batman crossovers, the Power Rangers crossovers and the Last Ronin are clearly different continuities, only vaguely connected at best.
You've missed Turtles in Time (4 issues), 3x FCBD issues and the non-canon X-files crossover (1 issue), so 227 related to the main IDW continuity and yes the Usagi crossover was published by IDW.
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Old 03-05-2021, 05:43 PM   #17
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So is this site dead?

There hasn't been any update in roughly 1 year.
It was one of the few sites that had info on mirage, Archie, and Image.

Dr. Spengler, any news?
Yo!

TMNT Entity is on a Volume 4-style "hiatus".

Between my dayjob and my writing career, I haven't had the chance to keep up with reviews, anymore. I've tried to maintain the catalog of issues as some folks pointed out, since I still buy everything and read it, but that's the most I've been able to do. IDW has picked up the slack and begun maintaining and publishing a reading order, so my Continuity Timeline isn't as vital now as it used to be back in the day.

I kept it going on a regular basis for 10 solid years, so it had a good run. I think even in hiatus it still offers a functional resources to the runs I cataloged, summarized and reviewed completely, such as Mirage and Archie. I turned off the comments because they were getting spammed and I couldn't keep up with approving and publishing them.

I learned a lot while working on that site and had a great time doing it! I'm happy other folks enjoyed it, too! Thanks!
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Old 03-05-2021, 06:09 PM   #18
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Yo!

TMNT Entity is on a Volume 4-style "hiatus".
Hah, that's a fitting way to put it!
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Old 03-05-2021, 08:33 PM   #19
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Yo!

TMNT Entity is on a Volume 4-style "hiatus".
That makes me sad. I totally get it, but that still makes me sad. TMNT Entity is one of my favorite sites. I was especially looking forward to the reviews of the 2012 series, but I guess they, like whatever the heck Laird was planning for Volume 4, will never come to pass. Anyways good luck on your actual career! If there were a medal of honor for TMNT fans you'd have earned it by now.
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I think even in hiatus it still offers a functional resources to the runs I cataloged, summarized and reviewed completely, such as Mirage and Archie.
It's very useful indeed, whenever I need to know the content of an issue I check your site (or the "back issue bins" section on the Mirage site). Good luck for your career!
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