Here we are…2023 TMNT Week has come to a close and here we are to recap what went down this past week!
Over the past seven days we have hosted three podcasts featuring special guests, two written interviews, as well as posted a number of features based in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles universe. It has been a fun-filled week of content!
Podcasts with TMNT Creators
Steve Lavigne // Comic Book Illustrator
Episode 120 featured Steve Lavigne comic book illustrator best known for his lettering and coloring on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles title for Mirage Studios, the first full-time artist on the series outside co-creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. He is the creator of Cudley the Cowlick, Sgt. Bananas, and Stump and Sling.
Mateus Santolouco // Comic Book Illustrator
Episode 121 featured Mateus Santolouco a Brazilian comic artist and creator. As well as his continued work on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, he has worked on the titles Two Guns, Dial H, Cover Girl, Dark Reign- Lethal Legion, and more. He is also a member of Stout Club, the creative powerhouse group developing original comic books. Stout Club includes Santolouco, Rafael Albuquerque, Eduardo Medeiros and Rafael Scavone.
Kevin Eastman // TMNT Co-Creator
Kevin Eastman co-created the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles along with Peter Laird almost 40 years ago in 1984. The franchise has gone on to sell countless comic books, seven feature films (including one in August 2023), and billions of dollars in toys.
TMNT Conversations, Personal Origins, and More
Gavin Smith // Comic Book Artist
Gavin Smith is a freelance artist who lives in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is the current artist for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on-going series from IDW Publishing. Some of his other most recent work includes Star Trek: The Mirror War for IDW Publishing, Heartpiercer for Dark Horse, and various TMNT covers for IDW including The Last Ronin, Armageddon Game, and the ongoing series.
Bob Tkacik // Comic Book Artist
Bob Tkacik is a freelance comic book artist who is currently working on finishing up his creator-owned comic book Good Boy Paws. Over the past few years, Tkacik has illustrated a number of TMNT covers including TMNT: The Last Ronin #1 and TMNT: Armageddon Game #1.
Paul Eaton’s TMNT Story
My name is Paul Eaton, I own Galactic Comics and Collectibles in Bangor, Maine. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been a huge part of my life since I was young and to celebrate Capes and Tights’ TMNT week here is my story.
Favorite TMNT Countdowns
Top-5 Favorite Ben Bishop TMNT Comic Covers
Ben Bishop is the creator of The Aggregate, the worlds first Split Decision comic, as well as artist on TMNT: The Last Ronin, TMNT: The Last Ronin – The Lost Years, and TMNT Co-Creator Kevin Eastman‘s Drawing Blood. Additionally, over the years Ben has contributed to a number of variant covers.
Top-5 Favorite TMNT Comic Book Crossovers
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were first introduced in 1984 from co-creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. Over the years the Turtles have shared the pages of comics with other famous characters and for TMNT Week 2023 we have put together our favorite TMNT comic book crossovers of all-time.
Top-5 Favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Video Games
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been around since the mid-1980s and are continuing to go strong. One thing that brings back memories is the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles video games of old. Nostalgia at its best. For TMNT Week at Capes and Tights we have decided to toss together our five favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles video games of all-time.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem Movie Review
After years of being sheltered from the human world, the four Turtle brothers set out on a quest to be accepted as normal teenagers by the people of New York City through acts of heroism. With the aid of their new friend April O’Neil, the brothers go on a hunt for a mysterious crime syndicate, but trouble arises when an army of mutants is unleashed upon them.
TMNT: The Last Ronin – Lost Years Miniseries Review
In the smash-hit miniseries TMNT: The Last Ronin, readers witnessed the final gut-wrenching days of the Heroes in a Half Shell. For Michelangelo in particular, the march to his heartbreaking last battle was long and dangerous, taking him from New York City, to Japan, across Asia and Europe, and then back home again to administer final justice against those guilty of killing his family. But what happened during those fateful years when he had only the need for vengeance and Master Splinter’s journal to guide him? What battles did he fight? What hard lessons did he learn?
Original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Trilogy Reviews
On this podcast, Adam Morrisette and Justin Soderberg rewatched the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles trilogy from the 1990’s and discussed the films.