Official Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Thread
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TMNT,

 

You are truly a Walking (Posting) Encyclopedia of the Turtles! I have found your posts SO HELPFUL! (worship)

 

- Glad I could help! (thumbs u

 

I find myself never having to Google anything I want to know about Turtle books! (worship)

 

So maybe you can help me yet again.....

 

1) Do you have a pic or a scan of the Hardcover TPB? I don't think I have ever seen one.

 

- Here ya go:

With the outer dust jacket on

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And with it off

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2) Do you have a pic or scan of the "Phonebook" TPB? (My wife wants to buy one for me...but I have no clue which one this is. I thought I knew....but there seem to be a few to many TPBS. (shrug) )

 

And lastly:

phonebook.jpg

 

 

Any info you have would be much obliged! Again thanks for all the insight on these guys!

 

 

Eric

 

As a final note, since my original post, Mirage has come out with a new collected volume, in celebration of the 25th anniversary. While essentially the same as the previous editions, this volume has the addition of a very important book, the Fugitoid One-Shot, that the others did not. Considering how important this book was in relation to an important early TMNT storyline, I think its a long overdue addition. The cover looks like this:

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Hope all of this helps!

- Danny

 

 

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and my second post in over year goes to the reason I came searching the boards...

 

So long, TMNT... Congrats to Peter, but DAMN I was really really hoping for a nice solid ending to Vol. 4. I guess I can still hope since he retained those rights, but this is sad news for the green geeks among us.

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As far as I know, Peter did retain the rights to put out something on the order of 12 TMNT comics per year. If true, there's a good chance you'll get the ending you're hoping for.

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He gets to make up to 18 issues a year. But, he has already stated that he is basically OVER the whole TMNT thing and needs to step away from them, probably for a very long time. Sort of wore out on them I guess after 25 years, which I can understand.

 

I personally think we'll see another Mirage TMNT book in the future. But not for a looooong time, like maybe years.

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Very nice! :applause: That's a great early sketch from Eastman. (thumbs u

 

Anyone know where I can find the print runs to the 1st Mirage run of TMNT? I'm looking for all issues, all prints. Thanks.

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Here is something I have been waiting for a little over a month to share with everyone.

 

If you recall, the copy of Gobbledygook #1 that was gifted to me by Kevin was a misprint. 3 images in the book appear twice (to see that book, click Gobbledygook error . The pages that repeat are labeled alpha-numerically.)

 

While this error possibly makes it the rarest copy out there (as we have yet to find its possible sister book, which would be missing 3 pages), I've still always wanted a copy of the book that did not have the error in it.

 

Recently, Steve Murphy of Mirage, was able to afford me this opportunity. Steve and I were able to work out an agreement for the purchase of a copy of Gobbledygook #1 which had been signed by Peter, personalized "To Smurph" (one of Steve's nicknames) and given to him in 1989. Steve was kind enough to draft me a letter of authenticity to go with the book.

 

Here are a few interesting pictures from the book. All of the photos of the book can be found via a link at the bottom of this post.

 

Here is the letter that Steve wrote for me. I have water marked across his signature for security purposes.

 

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The front cover. This copy is extremely clean, with only one tiny color break at the spine.

 

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The inside front cover showing the personal signing to Steve from Peter.

 

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For the rest of the book, please click GobbledyGook Non-Error .

 

Hope you enjoyed it!

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WOWSERS! That's phenomenal! It's great that you were able to get your hands on such a rare book. Congratulations!

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Guess this isn't a TMNT item you see very often, maybe one of the rarer items.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170403251120&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT

Only 50 copies.

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Anyone have any info. on these items?

I have a couple sets of minitures, but this packaging is much nicer than the ones I got that are simply in plastic backs with a cardboard top. I believe mine are actually originals as they are the original characters with their original weapons and I bought them the same day that issue #3 came out, they're advertised at the bottom of the inside front cover of an early issue.

http://cgi.ebay.com/TMNT-Ninja-Turtles-Dark-Horse-miniatures-game-figures_W0QQitemZ170401937374QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item27acbf37de

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Anyone know where I can find the data for the prints runs of the 1st Mirage series. I recently stumbled onto a 2nd printing of #32 I was unaware of and was curious if there were any other multiple print runs I didn't know about and how large they were.

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Other than issues #32, there is #18 that also had 2 print runs. These are the only 2 books outside issues #1-7 that were reprinted.

 

#1- has had a ton of reprints, depending on the format

#2- up to 3rd printing

#3-#7- up to 2nd printings

#18, #32- up to 2nd printings

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Follow-up question.

 

Any reason these two particular issues had second printings while most others didn't?

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