Site Created : July 1st, 1997
Last Updated : April 13th, 2008
( Sunday )
3:16 pm PDT
TMNT Vol. 4, #29 now available! After two years, Volume 4 is back. See information
here on how to order or read #29, which is now available.
( Monday )
12:30 am PDT
Tales of the TMNT #36 & Raphael #1 coming this Wednesday! A double feature this Wednesday the 18th! Tristan Jones' "Tales of
the TMNT," Vol. 2 #36 at last is due out this Wednesday, promising to
deliver on a bit of grit and grime and intrigue relating to the fallout
from the well-loved "City at War" (TMNT Vol. 1, #50-62). Also don't miss
"Raphael: Bad Moon Rising" #1 (of 4) as well!
( Tuesday ) 5:30 pm PDT
New Interview with Steve Murphy! Lots of questions answered, and we now know the fate of any TMNT
sequel movie will be decided this Friday the 13th. Check it out
( Saturday )
11:00 pm PDT
Vote for the
TMNT Fanart Contest!
are in, click
to cast your vote.
( Thursday )
8:30 pm PDT
Fate of the
4Kids/2K3 cartoon revealed
worry, it's positive -- whole new TMNT cartoon coming in 2008. Click
"Tales of the
TMNT," Vol. 2 #35
running out! See information on the contest
( Wednesday )
6:52 pm PDT
"Tales of the
TMNT," Vol. 2 #35 on shelves now!
Run, do not walk, to your
nearest comic book store and grab a copy. If your comic book store does
not have a copy (in the event they don't regularly carry the series)
they would be happy to special order it for you.
A man that's practically been
there from the beginning, working on multiple issues of the Archie "TMNT
Adventures" comic book series as well as Mirage Volume 1 and multiple
issues of the current "Tales of the TMNT." Read it
( Sunday )
4:02 am PDT
Up and coming comic book
writer (and more!) of the backup stories of
"Tales of the TMNT," Vol 2. #30, 33, and the forthcoming #35 (due out
THIS WEEK, THIS WEDNESDAY!), Will Tupper, has given an interview for
the Ninja Turtles Empire
with Kevin Munroe
Check it out
DVD cover... to
be or not to be?
Articles continue to
surface now with the old DVD cover art for the movie DVD due out this
August 9th with Raphael holding pizza and Mike skateboarding... it's not
clear at this time which art will be the final art to grace DVD, Blu-Ray,
and HD-DVD, but stay tuned!
( Wednesday )
6:45 pm PDT
Get the scoop on his executive
producing role on "Highlander: The Search for Vengeance" anime, as well
as what the true nature of what happened in 2000 with the rights to TMNT
between he and Peter Laird. Check it out
"That seems to be a
continuing, on-going question and it’s due to whatever Mirage is putting
out. When I started working on the second Heavy Metal movie and Heavy
Metal as a company started growing the Turtles were really in a sleeping
period. I told Peter that I wanted to spend more time with Heavy Metal
and he said, “Why don’t we do a deal where I’ll buy out your creative
control?” I still retain an ownership in the property and I get checks
every quarter. Why wouldn’t I, I drew the first Turtles, and I’ve been
with that property for 20 some odd years. So we reached an agreement
that he would take over creative control. But I still own the Turtles
and I still get money and I’m grateful for that because I’ve got bills
to pay. A lot of people say, “Why did you sell out on the Turtles?” I
say, “First, fuck you I didn’t.” They are still very much my characters
and whatever is done with them, hopefully Peter pulls together the right
people to put together the vision that he and I created together."
TMNT Fan in the
Metro Times Detroit
TMNT fan Michele Ivey is
interviewed by Will Tupper (who also has been known to write a TMNT
sidestory or two for "Tales of the TMNT" Volume 2) about her interest
and collection of TMNT memorabilia as well as her involvement in the
media. Read it
( Tuesday )
8:45 pm PDT
See more information and
Taking a possible cue from fan
reaction, evidently the previous covers have been scrapped in favor of
these covers :
Covers for TMNT revealed!
For the original source, click
here. Here's the covers :
( Sunday )
12:15 pm PDT
the TMNT Empire...
TMNT Director Kevin Munroe
speaks! "TMNT SEQUEL – No,
there is no word yet. Everyone involved is very excited and happy
with the b.o. of the movie. We’ll just have to wait and see. But
I’ll be here immediately either way. The pessimist in me thinks that
we’ll have to wait for dvd release, but I don’t want that to seem
like a campaign to buy lots of dvd’s has to be started. I think
everyone is counting on great dvd sales, and hopefully some good
marketing with the release. As for the story, plot, etc. we’re sort
of trying not to think about it (tho we have), as it’s kind of nice
to build up a backlog of ideas. Your online discussions have been
cool to check out. Fun to see when people are closer than you’d
think." "Don't know if we could push for a PG13 for a sequel.
It'd be nice. We're really high end PG13 on Gatchaman, so anything's
possible. (mind you, it's not in theatres yet)" From
"Tales of the TMNT" Volume 2
#33 & #34 on the stands!
A double dose of Mirage TMNT
hit shelves this week, making amends for the long wait while our boys at
Mirage had their hands full with the movie prequels and adaptation
(amazing how many comics they were able to churn out in such a short
time! kudos to Mirage).
current cartoon "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fast Forward" is
receiving a new comic book within the pages of the U.K.'s Titan
magazine, written by recent Empire interviewee Tristan Jones himself
(writing the upcoming "Tales of the TMNT" #36 for Mirage as well). Click
here to subscribe!
"The Forever War" expected this
year! According to Mirage, the work on this
decade-in-the-making continuation/conclusion of the well-loved Archie
Comics "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures" comic book series
should be concluding within the coming months, with solicitations from
Mirage Publishing expected to be going out by fourth quarter.
"Tales of the Teenage Mutant
Ninja Turtles" Vol. 1 TPB release date!
Coming your way this November.
"TMNT" movie DVD release date!
Coming to DVD, Blu-Ray, and HD-DVD on August 9th of this year.
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:
Fast Forward" rewinding? Take
this one with a grain of salt at the moment, but coming off the rumor
mill, different sources do seem to paint the same picture -- "Fast
Forward" will be wrapping up its run 10 episodes early. But relax! The
show isn't being cancelled, but rather retooled to better resemble the
universe of the new TMNT movie (or, at least like pre-"Fast Forward"
seasons, we can assume). Stay tuned on this one.
05.09.07 ( Wednesday ) 8:35 pm PDT
with Tristan Jones!
Up and coming
writer and longtime TMNT fan himself, Tristan Jones, that is writing #36 of
the current "Tales of the TMNT" comic from Mirage Publishing has conducted
an interview for the Ninja Turtles Empire. Read it here.
He's one of
us, folks. Amazing he's able to do what many of us have dreamed about for
years -- now let's get out there and make sure we're all supporting the
( Saturday )
3:05 am PDT
Board & Webpage Additions
As this website
will be celebrating it's 10
year anniversary this year,
are in store for the Empire (and have already begun!), beginning with a new
vBulletin message board with an integrated FlashChat plugin. Be sure you
here and sign up.
The new, fourth
movie has been out for over a month now. Discuss it on the board
Though what you
see here is very much still under construction, any and all suggestions are
welcomed, not just to this website but the message board as well. Please
shoot me an E-mail.
joining the longest lasting TMNT mailing list for hardcore fans?
Use the easy signup box accessible
from the link below. Otherwise, send E-mail
await confirmation, and then you can then send E-mail to the
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See signup page below
~ Dan Berger interviewed by the Empire! Writer/artist of many TMNT projects since near the
beginning. Read it
~ Will Tupper interviewed by the Empire! Writer of
the backup stories of "Tales of the TMNT" Vol. 2, #30,
#33, and the forthcoming #35. Read it
~ Tristan Jones interviewed by the Empire! Writer of
the upcoming "Tales of the TMNT" Vol. 2, #36 and Titan
"Fast Forward" mags in the UK. Read it