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The original stories of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles come roaring back to shelves - in all-new, full color - with the line of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classics trade paperbacks! Volume 1 contains Mirage Studios' issues #13, 16, and 18 - showcasing favorite tales like "The Peoples Choice," "A TMNT Time Tale," and "The Shell of the Dragon." The original stories of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles come roaring back to shelves - in all-new, full color - with the line of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classics trade paperbacks! Volume 1 contains Mirage Studios' issues #13, 16, and 18 - showcasing favorite tales like "The Peoples Choice," "A TMNT Time Tale," and "The Shell of the Dragon."


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The original stories of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles come roaring back to shelves - in all-new, full color - with the line of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classics trade paperbacks! Volume 1 contains Mirage Studios' issues #13, 16, and 18 - showcasing favorite tales like "The Peoples Choice," "A TMNT Time Tale," and "The Shell of the Dragon." The original stories of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles come roaring back to shelves - in all-new, full color - with the line of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classics trade paperbacks! Volume 1 contains Mirage Studios' issues #13, 16, and 18 - showcasing favorite tales like "The Peoples Choice," "A TMNT Time Tale," and "The Shell of the Dragon."

30 review for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classics, Volume 1

  1. 5 out of 5

    F

    Cute comics. Really enjoyed it.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Shaun

    This is not the Turtles "A" material. I would not recommend starting here if you are checking out old TMNT comics. That said, there is some enjoyable stuff here. As a companion to the Ultimate Collection hardcovers, it works well. For some reason #13 of the main series is in this collection but not in the Ultimate collection, and is probably the best entry in this book. There are a few longer stories, and some short bips and bobs that are interesting to check out but not completely satisfying. This is not the Turtles "A" material. I would not recommend starting here if you are checking out old TMNT comics. That said, there is some enjoyable stuff here. As a companion to the Ultimate Collection hardcovers, it works well. For some reason #13 of the main series is in this collection but not in the Ultimate collection, and is probably the best entry in this book. There are a few longer stories, and some short bips and bobs that are interesting to check out but not completely satisfying.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Austin House

    Forget everything you thought you knew about TMNT. This graphic novel tells the story of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles like it is supposed to be told, with lots of action, intense text and dark background. I enjoyed reading this and comparing it to the TMNT I grew up with. I recommend this to any person who has seen any type of TMNT tv show.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Michael Bongiorno

    Calling this volume “classics” is a real mislead. It’s comprised of really short and narratively pointless one-shots.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    What can you say? Turtles are great.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Jason

    This was my first foray into TMNT comics and I was quite pleased. It's sort of an odd collection of stories--and there's some strange stuff in there (Michael Zulli, I'm looking at you)--but it works as an introduction to the comics world of the turtles. The color is a nice addition as well. I know enough about the comics to know the early stuff at least was all black and white. The first story is the best, because it's long enough to get invested in the characters and events. Interesting that al This was my first foray into TMNT comics and I was quite pleased. It's sort of an odd collection of stories--and there's some strange stuff in there (Michael Zulli, I'm looking at you)--but it works as an introduction to the comics world of the turtles. The color is a nice addition as well. I know enough about the comics to know the early stuff at least was all black and white. The first story is the best, because it's long enough to get invested in the characters and events. Interesting that all the turtles have the same color masks! It can be hard to tell them apart if you can't see their weapons.

  7. 4 out of 5

    April Twist

    Never read the comics before so to find this at my library was a real treat! I've always loved the Turtles and have watched the cartoon and the movies multiple times as growing up. I was so happy to see the original start of it all. It's darker than what we're used to but that is the beauty of it! I can't wait to find the second volume! Never read the comics before so to find this at my library was a real treat! I've always loved the Turtles and have watched the cartoon and the movies multiple times as growing up. I was so happy to see the original start of it all. It's darker than what we're used to but that is the beauty of it! I can't wait to find the second volume!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Owen Townend

    I was hoping this would be about the original black and white comics wherein the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were more savage than comedic. This collection appears to be the transition period between that and the Saturday morning cartoon. Nevertheless I enjoyed some of the stories well enough, especially the one where Splinter advises a down-and-out drunk to seek an education to improve his prospects. It was obviously a public service announcement comic but still a sweet use of the master. There I was hoping this would be about the original black and white comics wherein the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were more savage than comedic. This collection appears to be the transition period between that and the Saturday morning cartoon. Nevertheless I enjoyed some of the stories well enough, especially the one where Splinter advises a down-and-out drunk to seek an education to improve his prospects. It was obviously a public service announcement comic but still a sweet use of the master. There were also tales which seemed to have aspirations of being thought-provoking like the works of Alan Moore or Neil Gaiman but came out a bit too garbled in the process. These unsettled my reading almost as much as the artistic depictions of the Turtles without their masks on. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classics: Volume 1 may not have been my kind of comic but it was interesting to read the early days of this iconic team's adventures. I recommend this collection to curious fans of the franchise.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Ric White

    I feel time hasn't been kind to some of these stories. A few are too simplistic, a few are downright weird. A couple of interesting sections here and there. I've never really read the TMNT comics, but I'll keep going and hopefully find some better ones. I feel time hasn't been kind to some of these stories. A few are too simplistic, a few are downright weird. A couple of interesting sections here and there. I've never really read the TMNT comics, but I'll keep going and hopefully find some better ones.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Patrick

    3.5 Stars

  11. 4 out of 5

    Richard Rosenthal

    A collection of stories not a sequential story. Reminds me of the animated version. Not the classic stories I was looking for.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Christopher

    Classic Turtles Very good read, nothing to dislike. If you like the turtles this is for you. The Splinter stories are also phenomenal.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Zack

    Fun read.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Jason

    Fantastic stuff , nostalgia overload. Good to see the original incarnation of the Turtles , loved the art and all red bandanas.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Phil

    This book was a blast. There are a bunch of random stories taken from some of the earliest comics collected here. I felt like these did a great job showcasing the Turtles and the wackiness of the setting they live in. For someone who has consumed TMNT media and never read one of the comics before this, it was really easy to jump in and cruise through the stories. I'm definitely on board for more Turtles comics. This book was a blast. There are a bunch of random stories taken from some of the earliest comics collected here. I felt like these did a great job showcasing the Turtles and the wackiness of the setting they live in. For someone who has consumed TMNT media and never read one of the comics before this, it was really easy to jump in and cruise through the stories. I'm definitely on board for more Turtles comics.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Adelaide Metzger

    Honest time: I've never read any Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics or watched any series or movies. I grew up in the '90's but never really got attached to the concept or characters. So, reading this for the first time-- I LOVED IT!! Kevin Eastman has created a stunning set of remarkable and lovable characters in a set of dark tales that rely on delivering morals. But, heads up. Even though this says "Classics" this set of stories is not in chronological order. I ordered it thinking I was goi Honest time: I've never read any Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics or watched any series or movies. I grew up in the '90's but never really got attached to the concept or characters. So, reading this for the first time-- I LOVED IT!! Kevin Eastman has created a stunning set of remarkable and lovable characters in a set of dark tales that rely on delivering morals. But, heads up. Even though this says "Classics" this set of stories is not in chronological order. I ordered it thinking I was going to get the Turtles' story from day one, but this is actually a collection of special issues in the style of short stories. Nevertheless, this was great and I loved this collection. I'm now a turtle fan and I can't wait to get the whole series of turtle stories.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Clint the Cool Guy

    Okay It's just kind of a random collection of stuff. It's okay. Nothing earth-shattering. Good art, all in color. Contains original issue 13, which is missing from all other collections. Okay It's just kind of a random collection of stuff. It's okay. Nothing earth-shattering. Good art, all in color. Contains original issue 13, which is missing from all other collections.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Nicolas

    This is an odd collection of stories in which the turtles play secondary roles. Not much to it. We discuss the early days of TMNT in this episode of Comic Book Coffee Break: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jqRO... This is an odd collection of stories in which the turtles play secondary roles. Not much to it. We discuss the early days of TMNT in this episode of Comic Book Coffee Break: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jqRO...

  19. 4 out of 5

    Mer Mayhem

    4.5

  20. 5 out of 5

    Calvin Daniels

    A flashback to my way earlier days reading comics. Sure the TMNT are a bit corny, but that is their charm too :)

  21. 5 out of 5

    Jeremy

    I think I'm cured of my Turtle-itis. These are mostly back-ups from the original TMNT series. They don't really go anywhere, but the art is nice. The coloring looks redone, but it's tasteful. I think I'm cured of my Turtle-itis. These are mostly back-ups from the original TMNT series. They don't really go anywhere, but the art is nice. The coloring looks redone, but it's tasteful.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Patrick

    TMNT I thought this would have a battle with the shredder. So of the Art is nice to consider that this was drawn by hand.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Oz Barton

  24. 4 out of 5

    Dennis G

  25. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth Music

  26. 5 out of 5

    Ivan Ferrara

  27. 4 out of 5

    John Brodrick

  28. 4 out of 5

    Alfred Siruma

  29. 4 out of 5

    Jimmy Russell

  30. 5 out of 5

    Armin

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