Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (4th Series)

    (Dreamwave, 2003)
™ and ©2003 Mirage Studios Inc.

There seems to be an ’80s pop culture revival party going on, and everyone’s been invited: G.I. Joe, He-Man, Transformers, Micronauts, and now the Turtles. Though it’s unfair to lump the boys with the toys — The Turtles were always much more than just another “concept” that moves merchandise — and it’s nice, not just to see them back, but looking the way they’re supposed to be.

It’ll take a lot to sponge away the memory of the animated Turtles, but this revival does a solid job of recreating the rough, raw look of the original series. But there isn’t much of a story here, barely a fragment of one. We don’t get a solid idea of just how long it’s been since we last saw The Sons of Splinter — just the beginning of a science-fiction mystery and a couple of action scenes. Which might not be enough to bring fans back to a series that’s become so discredited in their minds.

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#1

  6/1/2003
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Wraparound cover vs. the FootPeter DavidLeSean Thomas

#1 Variation A

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Wraparound cover with Splinter and Casey JonesPeter DavidLeSean Thomas

#2

  7/1/2003
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#3

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  9/1/2003
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#5

  10/1/2003
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#6

  11/1/2003
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  12/1/2003
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Book #1

  12/1/2003
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Collects series #1-4 plus additional materialPeter DavidLeSean Thomas

Book #1 (2nd printing)

  5/1/2005
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Collects Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1-4; Published by Titan, listed as“first edition"Peter DavidLeSean Thomas

Book #2

  3/1/2007
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Collects Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (4th Series) #5–7; Published by TitanPeter DavidLeSean Thomas