About Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe, Vol. 1: The War to Come
Now in its 33rd year, Nickelodeon’s TMNT is a global franchise that has spawned six feature films, four animated TV series, and countless toys, video games and related merchandise. This all-new action-adventure graphic novel by Paul Allor and Damien Couceiro collects issues #1-5 and explores characters and story-lines that are pivotal to the TMNT universe! When a mysterious new mutant targets Baxter Stockman, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael reluctantly must save him. Little do they know that a larger trap is being laid by a new arch-foe in “The War To Come.” Also includes a back-up story from TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman, comics legend Bill Sienkiewicz, Tom Waltz, Chris Mowry, and Michael Dialynas!
“I had to double take on some pages because I asked myself “did that just happen?” The art is darker than most pages and there are characters familiar to TMNT over the TV shows and the movies as well as references to other characters not seen yet which fans would enjoy. The scenes are darker and grittier that previously seen books and the action scenes are flawless.” – Shane Tydeman, Comic Crusaders
“TMNT Universe is a chip off the old block, but one with its own sense of humor to boot.” – Jesse Schedeen, IGN
“The Turtles is a property that has reinvention in its DNA, which keeps it fresh and relevant to every new generation while satisfying the demand from its adult fans.” — Cyma Zarghami, President, Nickelodeon Group, BusinessWire.com