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SDCC 2011 Exclusive #79: IDW Publishing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

• Visitors to Comic-Con can pick up a free ashcan of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and get an early look at the upcoming August release for the new series.

• Leonardo, Donatello, Michaelangelo, and Raphael reunite to bring their ninja aptitude and teenage attitude to IDW Publishing in this all-new action-packed series.

Members of the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES will be signing at the IDW booth #2643.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Ashcan (FREE) will be available at the IDW booth #2643 during Comic-Con, while supplies last.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #1 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in comic stores in August 2011.

 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Sells for $60 Million

Source: Mondo Media

Twenty-five years? It all started in 1984 with the first issue by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, with an initial print run of 3,000 B&W comics.

Twenty-five years? It all started in 1984 with the first issue by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, with an initial print run of 3,000 B&W comics.

Over the years, we’ve reported on some record-breaking sales involving the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but never one quite this big. The Nickelodeon cable network has acquired global intellectual property rights to Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo, paying a total of $60 million (or $15 million for each of the “Heroes in a Half Shell”).

According to industry news site ICv2.com, 4Kids got $9.75 million for giving up their licensing rights and Mirage Group got the rest. Reportedly the current TV show will continue through 2010, and other licenses should continue with their original arrangements.

Nick said they will debut a new CG-animated TMNT series in 2012, along with a new feature film that same year.