Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:  30th Anniversary Special #1

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: 30th Anniversary Special #1

Writer: Tom Waltz Artist: Kevin Eastman Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: May 21, 2014 Cover Price: $7.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
8.4Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first TMNT comics with this spectacular anthology of all-new tales from the comic creators who have most influenced the Turtles over the decades! The book will feature short stories from Kevin Eastman, as well as various stars of the Mirage, Image and Archie TMNT! The perfect collection for Turtle fans old and new!

  • 9.5
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore May 30, 2014

    Overall, for $7.99, you get five distinct eras represented, plus a few excellent pin-ups, and a real appreciation for just how diverse and fun a property the Turtles have been for their first 30 years. I can't wait to see where they are 30 years from now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis May 21, 2014

    While this book may not be very good for someone new to the Ninja Turtles, it is a great way for old timers like myself to look back on TMNT's storied history. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Joe Tower May 26, 2014

    This particular comic is more of an anthology " albeit a spectacular one " and I wanted to give credence to a new original series. But, c'mon, it isn't like those four nunchuck-wieldin' mutant knuckleheads haven't gotten plenty of attention since their 1984 debut. And from those early days back in Mirage Comics black-n-white, to the glossy sheen of a more kid-friendly appearance in Archie's Adventure, Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Donatello's collective journey out of the New York City sewers is deftly chronicled in this slick volume. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Andrew Lamb May 25, 2014

    For the casual fan, the NickToons kid, the everyday comic reader, or the diehard loyalist…this is a must buy/read/save. It misses perfection being too short in length, but still delivers on all other accounts. Thirty years in and Turtle Power! has yet to let up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson May 20, 2014

    A beautiful encapsulation of everything thats great about the TMNT, and a respectful and passionate celebration of three amazing decades. If youre a Turtle fan, you need this in your collection. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman May 21, 2014

    When there's already so many comics on your pull list, it's understandable to hesitate when you're considering an issue that has $7.99 on the cover. Obviously, casual fans will probably skip this because of the price tag, but this is something you should purchase if you really love the franchise. The short stories may not drop your jaw, but they're sure to hit you with some nostalgia and each one is entertaining in its own way. The journey ends on a surprisingly heartwarming note and then there's a pin-up gallery which is certain to have something for everyone. This is $7.99 well spent if you love the heroes in a half shell. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 22, 2014

    The $7.99 cover price is a bit much given the total length of the issue, but TMNT lovers should be satisfied by the contents. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Gizmo May 26, 2014

    Its great to see short stories from the various turtle incarnations. Long-time readers will appreciate that they are within their own continuity, and fresher readers will find it fun AND educational.

  • 10
    myconius Feb 11, 2016

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