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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is is published by IDW. Current price per issue is $4.99.

Publication Dates[]

Last Issue[]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Alpha #1: 05 Jun 2024

Current Issue[]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 40th Anniversary Celebration #1: 10 Jul 2024

Next Issue[]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1: 24 Jul 2024

Status[]

Final issue of the current volume was #150, followed by a relaunch.

Characters[]

Main Characters[]

  • Leonardo (Leo) – The tactical, level-headed, quiet, courageous leader and devoted student of his sensei, Leonardo wears a blue mask and wields two swords. As the most conscientious of the four, he often bears the burden of responsibility for his brothers, which commonly leads to conflict with Raphael. Leonardo was named after the Italian polymath, painter, engineer, inventor, writer, anatomist, and sculptor, Leonardo da Vinci.
  • Michelangelo (Mikey or Mike) – The most stereotypical teenager of the team, Michelangelo is a free-spirited, relaxed, goofy, mischievous, jokester known for his love of pizza and kind-hearted nature. Michelangelo wears an orange mask and wields a pair of nunchaku. He provides the comic relief, though he still has an adventurous side. The least mature of the four Turtles, he shows characteristics of a "surfer" type and is often depicted with a Southern Californian accent. He is named after the Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, poet, and engineer, Michelangelo. His name was originally misspelled "Michaelangelo" by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman.
  • Donatello (Donnie or Don) – The scientist, inventor, engineer, and technological genius, Donatello wears a purple mask and wields a bo (staff). Donatello is perhaps the least violent turtle, preferring to use his knowledge to solve conflicts, but never hesitates to defend his brothers. He is named after the early Renaissance Italian artist and sculptor from Florence, Donatello.
  • Raphael (Raph) – The team's antihero, Raphael wears a red mask and wields a pair of sai. He has an aggressive nature, and seldom hesitates to throw the first punch. He is often depicted with a New York accent. His personality can be fierce and sarcastic, and oftentimes delivers deadpan humor. He is intensely loyal to his brothers and sensei. He is named after the Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance, Raphael.

Allies[]

  • Splinter – The Turtles' sensei and adoptive father. In the original comics, Splinter is a Japanese mutant rat that learned the ways of ninjutsu from his owner and master, Hamato Yoshi. His name and character are a parody of the Marvel Comics character, Stick, who trained Matt Murdock/Daredevil. For the 1987 TV series, Splinter's origin was changed so he is Hamato Yoshi himself mutated into a humanoid rat. In the IDW comics, he is Hamato Yoshi reincarnated as a mutated rat. Other versions usually follow one of these origins.
  • April O'Neil – A former lab assistant to the mad scientist Baxter Stockman, April is the plucky human companion of the Turtles. April first met the Turtles when they saved her from Baxter's Mouser robots. She embarks on many of the Turtles' adventures and aids them by doing the work in public that the Turtles cannot. In the 1987 TV series, Archie Comics series, the first three films, and the 2014 film reboot, April is a television news reporter. In the 2007 CGI film, she and Casey Jones own a shipping firm. In the 2012 series, April is a teenager who is rescued by the TMNTs and later given some "crash courses" in being a ninja by Splinter.
  • Casey Jones – A vigilante who wears a hockey mask to protect his identity, Casey Jones has become one of the Turtles' closest allies, as well as a love interest to April. Casey first encountered the Turtles after having a fight with Raphael. He fights crime with an assortment of sporting goods he carries in a golf bag, such as baseball bats, golf clubs, and hockey sticks.

Enemies[]

  • The Shredder – A villainous ninjutsu master clad in armor called Oroku Saki, he is the leader of the Foot Clan, an evil ninja clan (the followers of the Foot Clan aren't necessarily evil, as it appears that they are brainwashed local youth of all races that are tasked with carrying out illegal deeds of a mysterious higher order). In every incarnation of the TMNT franchise, he has been the arch-enemy of the Turtles and Splinter as well as the main antagonist in most installments of the franchise.
  • Foot Soldiers/Ninjas – The ninjas of the Foot Clan who work for the Shredder.
  • Karai – A female high-rank member of the Foot Clan, she has appeared in several different TMNT comics, cartoons, and films, as well as in multiple video games. In her original appearance she was a commander on the same level as Shredder while in some of her later incarnations of the character, she is closely related to Shredder as his adopted daughter or biological granddaughter as well second-in-command. In most works, she shares an ambiguous rivalry with Leonardo, which occasionally even borders on romantic interest.
  • Baxter Stockman – Baxter Stockman is a scientist and inventor who often acts as an enemy to the Turtles in various incarnations. He is known as the inventor of the mouser robots that appear in many versions, and is often depicted as allied with the Foot Clan, Krang, or going on his own.
  • Krang – Krang is a small brain-like alien warlord who often appears as one of the main villains of the franchise alongside The Shredder. The character was originally inspired by the Utroms, an alien race from the original comics, while in later versions he is a member of the Utroms. In some incarnations Krang teamed up with Shredder while some versions have them as rivals for conquest.
  • Bebop and Rocksteady – A criminal duo of a mutant warthog and rhinoceros, respectively, who were originally two human thugs who become the Shredder's henchmen in some versions. They are usually depicted as super-strong but not very smart and often serve as comic relief.

Minor Characters[]

Other Characters/Places/Things[]

Recent Storylines[]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 40th Anniversary Celebration #1[]

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Alpha #1[]

Free Comic Book Day: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles[]

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Past Storylines[]

Change is Constant[]

Volume 5 Issues #1-4

See more of the comic arc on the Turtlepedia.


Collections[]

Trade Paperbacks[]

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, vol. 1: Change is Constant - Collects vol. 5 #1-4. "It's a different world for the Turtles... The group is broken as Raphael wanders the streets of NYC in search of food and shelter. His brothers and Master Splinter are on the search, but so far all they can find is trouble-in the form of mutant alley cat Old Hob and his gang of criminals!" -
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, vol. 2: Enemies Old, Enemies New - Collects vol. 5 #5-8. "The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles begin their journey as a true team of brothers, although distance still remains between them. Meanwhile, Baxter Stockman and General Krang have largely kept to the shadows... until now. General Krang wants results and Baxter has a new invention to capture the Turtles before Krang comes to New York." -
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, vol. 3: Shadows of the Past - Collects vol. 5 #9-12. "The Turtle's home in the sewers is destroyed thanks to a sinister team-up between Baxter Stockman and Old Hob. Now that the Turtles are homeless, with one of their own captured, things have never looked bleaker for our heroes. And enter... The Shredder!" -
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, vol. 4: Sins of the Fathers - Collects vol. 5 #13-16. "The forces of good and evil marshal on multiple fronts in "Sins of the Fathers." The Turtles have a new mission, but Shredder's ambitions could put an end to it before they begin. Plus, Krang unveils his master plan! How far will the Turtles go to defend themselves?" -
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, vol. 5: Krang War - Collects vol. 5 #17-20. "He is a warlord, a genius, and a squishy pink brain. He is General Krang. One of the most signature villains in TMNT history, Krang has an arsenal and wit unlike any other and his master plan sees the TMNTs come into direct confrontation with one of their mightiest enemies!" -
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, vol. 6: City Fall, Part 1 - Collects vol. 5 #21-24. "A normal night on the town for Raphael and Casey turns deadly when the Foot Clan appears in full force. The resulting chaos is only the first step in Shredder's master plan!" -
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, vol. 7: City Fall, Part 2 - Collects vol. 5 #25-28. "Shredder reveals his new second-in-command and launches a full-scale war on New York City! Forced to make strange alliances, the Turtles fight back against their most deadly enemy." -
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, vol. 8: Northampton - Collects vol. 5 #28-32. "The Turtles seek sanctuary in the countryside but struggle with unanswered questions and tension within the family. Each Turtle deals with the new status quo in his own way, and each feels lost. Can they find their way to being a family again as the past haunts them — and then hunts them down?" -
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, vol. 9: Monsters, Misfits, and Madmen - Collects vol. 5 #33-36. "The Turtles return to New York to find a city in Shredder's grip. Donatello seeks help from his cranky friend Harold, Raphael and Michelangelo pay a visit to Old Hob, and Leonardo and Splinter plan for a coming war." -
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, vol. 10: New Mutant Order - Collects vol. 5 #37-40. "Shredder and Kraang finally meet up but will they be able to overcome their differences and join forces? Meanwhile, Old Hob has perfected the art of making mutants! With the ranks of his mutant gang swelling, the Turtles will have to determine if they can truly trust Hob against the Foot." -
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, vol. 11: Attack On Technodrome - Collects vol. 5 #41-44. "Time is short as Krang accelerates his plan to terraform the Earth, which will kill all who live on it! A surprise alliance results in a daring plan—and the stakes have never been higher!" -
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, vol. 12: Vengeance, Part 1 - Collects vol. 5 #45-47 & FCBD 2015. "The Turtles return from Burnow Island to find unimaginable tragedy. As the family struggles to cope with these events, an enraged Foot Clan prepares its revenge. Meanwhile, Casey prepares for a final showdown with Hun as the Purple Dragons run amok. And, as the TMNT struggle to reunite as a family, a greater threat looms." -
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, vol. 13: Vengeance, Part 2 - Collects vol. 5 #48-50. "The Turtles take the fight to Baxter Stockman, while Karai decrees a 'Gauntlet' battle between ancient foes Splinter and Shredder all leading to a final showdown that will determine the fate of NYC, and the world, for years to come!" -
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, vol. 14: Order From Chaos - Collects vol. 5 #51-55. "A new age begins for the TMNT. The epic events of the past have created new opportunities for the future... and new dangers. Will the family stay united in the face of a devastating new foe?" -
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, vol. 15: Leatherhead - Collects vol. 5 #56-60. "As the Turtles continue to get used to a world leading the Foot Clan post-Shredder, they return to the Technodrome to monitor the revival of the Utroms on Burnow Island. They are surprised to meet a new mutant–Leatherhead! Will the mysterious mutant be friend or foe?" -
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, vol. 16: Chasing Phantoms - Collects vol. 5 #61-65. "While the Turtles and Splinter are reeling from a surprise attack by Kitsune, exposing weaknesses in their defense, the Street Phantoms use the opportunity to pounce." -
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, vol. 17: Desperate Measures - Collects vol. 5 #66-70. "Alopex is alone, her psyche reeling from Kitsune's mind control. With Raphael and Nobody searching for her, will she be able to find her way back to the side of good? Plus, the government's hunt for mutants begins in earnest and their unconventional tactics will see the TMNT hounded like never before! No mutant is safe!" -
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, vol. 18: Trial of Krang - Collects vol. 5 #71-75 & FCBD 2017. "The Turtles transport to the bizarre and dangerous Dimension X to put an end to the terror of Krang once and for all! TMNT has always been science fiction, but this time they're taking it to a whole new level! Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael face off against deadly new foes in a crazy space opera mash-up of classic martial arts and funky sci-fi action! But first, you are cordially invited to the centennial reunion of the Pantheon, the immortal family that influences the course of history. The main talking point: the fate of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!" -
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, vol. 19: Invasion of the Triceratons - Collects vol. 5 #76-80. "Abducted from their planet millennia ago, the Triceratons are at last free to return home. They come in peace, but how will the world react to a Triceraton 'invasion' in the heart of New York City? About how you would expect, especially when the Earth Protection Force gets involved. As the three-pronged attack begins in earnest, it's up to the Turtles to stop the conflict before it escalates into all-out war!" -
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, vol. 20: Kingdom of Rats - Collects vol. 5 #81-85. "In the wake of total destruction, the exhausted Turtles must prevent catastrophe, as disparate forces converge on New York and a sinister power-play takes shape. Following the Triceratop Invasion, New York is in ruins. Various groups jockey for control in the power vacuum, each with their own agendas and goals. But there is one who doesn't care about power or victory, only chaos... the Rat King! Will the TMNT be able to stop him from doing the unspeakable?" -
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, vol. 21: Battle Lines - Collects vol. 5 #86-90. "Multiple sources of conflict collide as the maniacal Agent Bishop goes to war with the alien forces on Earth, driving the Turtles to embrace unsavory alliances and race to stop a massacre. But this complex web of enemies and allies—as well as new divisions between the Turtles themselves—may thwart any chance they have for success!" -
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, vol. 22: City At War, Pt. 1 - Collects vol. 5 #90-95. "Karai returns to New York and the future of the TMNT, and all of NYC, comes down to a final negotiation between Splinter and Karai. Can they reach an agreement before Bishop’s new plan begins? Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo face a gauntlet of danger unlike anything they have experienced before!" -
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, vol. 23: City at War, Pt. 2 - Collects vol. 5 #96-100. "Karai, Agent Bishop, Old Hob and the Mutanimals, Metalhead, Leatherhead, the Pantheon, Hun–they're all here, as well as twists, turns, tragedy, and heart-stopping surprises at every turn." -
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Reborn, vol. 1—From The Ashes - Collects vol. 5 #101-105. "After the cataclysmic events of 'City At War,' the Turtles find New York City drastically changed—new factions and enemies are on the rise, and allies are in short supply. The Turtles discover that in order to survive, they will need to work together like never before, but when they find themselves separated, Old Hob decides to fill the power vacuum with some very unusual mutants: Zanna, Mushroom, and Zink!" -
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Reborn, vol. 2—Life After Death - Collects vol. 5 #106-110. "The mutagen bomb's fallout continues to affect NYC in increasingly disturbing ways. As the government struggles to come to grips with a growing humanitarian crisis, mutants start to go missing. The TMNT trace the clues to the waterfront and find something terrifying that is now living in the depths! Meanwhile, a falling out between Baxter and April could have dire consequences for Mutant Town. But life somehow finds a way to move forward." - NOV208707 - WorldCat - ISBN 9781684057894 -
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Reborn, vol. 3—Time After Time - Collects vol. 5 #112-117. "Tensions grow in Mutant Town as old friends and enemies return, and new friends return… older! The mounting strain leads to epic showdowns as perfectly matched adversaries face off!" - MAY210458 - WorldCat - ISBN 9781684058334 - Kindle
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Reborn, vol. 4—Sow Wind, Reap Storm - Collects vol. 5 #118-123. "The Shredder returns and Mutant Town is in danger of being destabilized by forces outside and in! Oroku Saki has been to hell and back, but will he now come to the Turtles as friend or foe? Meanwhile, April makes a stand against Baxter Stockman—with dangerous consequences—and the Mutanimals take drastic steps that will put them on a collision course with the TMNT!" - DEC210539 - WorldCat - ISBN 9781684058808 - Kindle
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Reborn, vol. 5—Mystic Sister - Collects vol. 5 #124-130. "Turtles vs. frogs! Will Mutant Town crumble when a territorial new group, the Punk Frogs, challenges the boys for control? With tensions climbing in the neighborhood, can they find their way back to the spirit of the season before disaster strikes? Then, a mysterious new figure arises. Who is Dr. Jasper Barlow and what will some of our heroes do when he makes them an offer they may find hard to refuse... and reveals his most prized creation: Venus?!" - AUG221568 - WorldCat - ISBN 9781684059164 - Kindle
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Reborn, vol. 6—Game Changers - Collects vol. 5 #131-132 & 2022 Annual, plus the 2022 Free Comic Book Day TMNT issue. "Oroku Saki, the Shredder, has revealed himself to the Turtles. In order to counter the newest evil machinations of the Pantheon's trickster god, the Rat King, he seeks an alliance with the sons of his former archenemy, the late Master Splinter. But are the Turtles prepared to join forces with their merciless executioner from a past life? Can Shredder truly be redeemed?" - NOV221616 - WorldCat - ISBN 9781684059645 - Kindle
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Reborn, vol. 7—Isolation - Collects vol. 5 #133-139. "With Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael away in search of new allies to join the good guys against Rat King's latest deadly gambit, it falls on Donatello and Jennika to lead the fight in Mutant Town against the terrible trio of Mayor Baxter Stockman, General Krang, and Madame Null. But will a dangerous quartet of masked mutant ninja turtles and a mad vivisectionist bent on revenge-not to mention E.P.F. invaders and angry Utrom soldiers!-sabotage their efforts before they can even begin to dig in?" - JUL231270 - WorldCat - ISBN 9798887240381
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Reborn, vol. 8: Damage Done - Collects vol. 5 #140–144 & 2023 Annual. "A shamed mayor. A fallen wall. A new borough and broken trust among a found family. The city’s new dynamic means a new slate of challenges and opportunities. And while a dark threat lurks in the shadows of Mutant Town, several of the Turtles’ closest allies separate themselves from the brothers." - DEC231105 - WorldCat - ISBN 9798887240787


  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The IDW Collection, vol. 1 - Collects vol. 5 #1-12 & the Raphael, Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo, and Splinter one-shots. - WorldCat - ISBN 9781684058662
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The IDW Collection, vol. 3 - Collects vol. 5 #21-28 & the Old Hob, Alopex, Karai, Hun, Bebop and Rocksteady, and Shredder one-shots. - AUG231425 - WorldCat - ISBN 9798887240527 - Kindle


  • Best of TMNT Collection, vol. 1 - Collects the four micro-series issues published by Mirage Comics and the four Raphael, Donatello, Leonardo, and Michelangelo micro-series and macro-series issues published by IDW. - WorldCat - ISBN 9781684059249
  • Best of TMNT Collection, vol. 2 - Collects issues from the original Mirage series, TMNT Adventures, Tales of TMNT, and the current IDW series. - WorldCat - ISBN 9781684059355

Hardcovers[]

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Compendium, vol. 1 - Collects vol. 1 #1-9; the original four Raphael, Donatello, Leonardo, and Michelangelo one-shots; Fugitoid #1; and Tales of TMNT #1-5. - WorldCat - ISBN 9781684059317


History[]

In 2011, IDW Publishing acquired the license to publish new collections of Mirage storylines and a new ongoing series. The first issue of the new series was released on August 24 that year. Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz wrote the book, with Eastman and Dan Duncan providing art.

The series re-imagines the origins of the Turtles, as well as other characters such as April O'Neil, Splinter, The Shredder, Casey Jones, and Baxter Stockman. Notably, the series, like the original Mirage version, initially gives all four Turtles red eye masks until issue #5, where Splinter gives Leonardo, Donatello and Michelangelo their well-known blue, purple and orange masks, respectively.

The series features characters and plot devices from all over the to-date TMNT franchise, including:

  • Tang Shen, Karai, the Purple Dragons, the Utroms, the Triceratons, the Rat King, Professor Honeycutt, Leatherhead, Renet, Savanti Romero, the vigilante Nobody, Klunk and the Pantheon.


Background[]

Leftover Useful Information[]

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Creative Team[]

Created by Kevin Eastman & Peter Laird.

Volume 6[]

Writer: Jason Aaron.

Publishing History[]

  • Volume 1: #1-62, 1984-1998 (Mirage)
  • Volume 2: #1-13, 1993-1995 (Mirage)
  • Volume 3: #1-23, 1996-1999 (Image)
  • Volume 4: #1-7, 2003 (Dreamwave)
  • Volume 5: #0-150, 2011-2024 (IDW)
  • Volume 6: #1- , 2024-present (IDW)

Future Publication Dates[]

Dates subject to change at the whims of the publisher or distributor. Please see the Diamond Shipping Lists for current information.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1: 24 Jul 2024
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #2: 11 Sep 2024

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