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Book to retrace history of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

tmnt-ultimate visual historyTo mark the 30th anniversary of the heroes in a half shell, Insight Editions is releasing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History, by Andrew Farago.

Featuring a foreword by co-creator Peter Laird, the 192-page hardcover is billed as “the complete, never-before-told story of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” from their birth as a black-and-white comic book by Laird and Kevin Eastman to their success as a multimedia franchise that includes animated television series, live-action movies, video games, toys and clothing.

Farago, curator of the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco, interviews everyone from Eastman and Laird to puppeteer Brian Henson to Vanilla Ice. The book also feature a range of inserts, including fan club letters, the first press release from Mirage Studios, and reprint of the first TMNT comic.

Priced at $50, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History is set for release in June.



50 bucks? Yikes! Pretty salty.

Awesome. This includes an interview with Vanilla Ice. Word to your mother.

Andrew Farago

May 6, 2014 at 1:01 am

It’s $50 for a 192-page hardcover with about 500 full-color images, a reprint of the first issue shot from the original art, and as the above commenter noted, it’s got my interview with Vanilla Ice. Order it from your local comic shop or bookstore and you’ll probably get it at a discount.

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