Nickelodeon’s new, upcoming TMNT reboot, Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has drawn a very vocal response from fans, who have all been both intrigued and skeptical about the new redesigns for Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird’s Heroes in a Half-Shell.

While the show isn’t debuting until sometime in September, this past weekend at C2E2 in Chicago, the show will be debuting in comic form from the current TMNT license holder, IDW Publishing and is set for release this July. Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #0 is written by Matthew K. Manning, who wrote the 2016 miniseries Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for IDW. The art is by Chad Tomas, who is a veteran of multiple TMNT animated miniseries at IDW.

Now, it’s not clear yet what IDW will be doing beyond Issue #0, but a follow-up series is likely the safest bet. First announced back last March, Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is going to be reinventing the TMNT mythos in several ways, along with the visual changes, and the Heroes in a Half-Shell are going to be getting mystic ninja powers and tweaked weapons, and April O’Neil is going to be depicted as an African-American girl. WWE superstar John Cena will be voicing one of the series characters, Baron Draxum. Nickelodeon’s previous TMNT series, simply called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and later on was called Tales Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the fifth and final season. You can check out both Chad Tomas’ cover for the comic and the solicitation information below.

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #0

  • Matthew K. Manning (w) • Chad Thomas (a & c)
  • A new age of mutant madness begins with the Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! This special zero issue is your very first look at the new adventures the guys in green will be getting into this fall! Will the TMNT be able to master their new weapons, or will the weapons master them?!
  • FC • 32 pages • $3.99
  • Excited for the new upcoming TMNT new animated series Rise of the TMNT? Catch the comic first!
  • New characters, new weapons, new attitude!
  • Hilarious action and adventure for all ages!

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