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Title: TMNT Adventures: The Forever War
Post by: stansimpson on August 12, 2009, 08:26:30 AM
I don't visit this section of the board much.  Why is there no comics section?  Anyway...

The Archie series of TMNT will finally get the ending it deserves!  I collected every issue of this series when it first came out until its untimely demise of issue #72 ("Hey kids!  After this dark turn the series took, let's show how the Turtles got their weapons!  The end!"  ::)).
(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u160/stansimpson/forever-war-ad.jpg)

Anyone else a collector of TMNTA?
Title: Re: TMNT Adventures: The Forever War
Post by: Pak-Man on August 13, 2009, 08:57:05 AM
Had every issue, AND the Mighty Mutanimals spinoff, AND TMNT Meets Archie, AND Archie Meets Punisher (Well that last one isn't TMNT, but you know...)

I just might have to pick this up, but then I'll have to do some digging through my collection to remember where everything left off because it's been 15 years and all. Unless someone out there has it fresh in their memory and can give me a synopsis... :^)
Title: Re: TMNT Adventures: The Forever War
Post by: MSTJedi on August 13, 2009, 09:09:40 AM
Had every issue, AND the Mighty Mutanimals spinoff, AND TMNT Meets Archie, AND Archie Meets Punisher (Well that last one isn't TMNT, but you know...)

I just might have to pick this up, but then I'll have to do some digging through my collection to remember where everything left off because it's been 15 years and all. Unless someone out there has it fresh in their memory and can give me a synopsis... :^)

What, there's no Wiki on this? That's usually what I do when books in a series are months apart and I need a refresher.
Title: Re: TMNT Adventures: The Forever War
Post by: stansimpson on August 13, 2009, 09:40:39 AM
Had every issue, AND the Mighty Mutanimals spinoff, AND TMNT Meets Archie, AND Archie Meets Punisher (Well that last one isn't TMNT, but you know...)

I just might have to pick this up, but then I'll have to do some digging through my collection to remember where everything left off because it's been 15 years and all. Unless someone out there has it fresh in their memory and can give me a synopsis... :^)
Of course I remember!  But, gee, where to start!?  Fortunately, I hear-tell they released an 8-issue compilation book to refresh your memory called "Future Tense" (it includes the Future Shark trilogy and the Dreamland story arc):
(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u160/stansimpson/future-tense.jpg) (http://www.comiccollectorlive.com/LiveData/Issue.aspx?id=cead154f-0949-4a4a-a703-bef176f21dca)

Also, here's (http://www.flickr.com/photos/terrible2z/3563538259/in/set-72157608807868480/) some artwork and background history about the end of the series and what the next 5 issues were supposed to be like (including unfinished cover art for all 5 issues and the first 6 pages fully penciled in!!).  That's just one load of a treasure trove for any Turtles fans!

But the real question here is... do you have The Conservations Corps and the annual specials?  I do.
Title: Re: TMNT Adventures: The Forever War
Post by: SJP on August 13, 2009, 11:47:57 AM
I have NEARLY every issue...one of the April O'Neil spin-off issues I had disappeared mysteriously (I'm sure I still have it, but I don't know where it went), but I'm missing a few of them in the later issues, most notably...

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Well, come to think about it, a LOT of the later issues that I'm missing are very hard to find.  I've been to quite a few comic cons, and even at one managed to complete my collection of Alf comics (yes, I actually was 5 when they started making those) with the very elusive #3, but the TMNTAs are very underrepresented.  I think I've actually seen more "First Appearance of Wolverine" comics than I have some of the later Adventure issues.

And I don't have the Archie/Punisher crossover, but I hear that was actually a pretty good comic.
Title: Re: TMNT Adventures: The Forever War
Post by: stansimpson on August 13, 2009, 12:29:46 PM
I have NEARLY every issue...one of the April O'Neil spin-off issues I had disappeared mysteriously (I'm sure I still have it, but I don't know where it went), but I'm missing a few of them in the later issues, most notably...

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Well, come to think about it, a LOT of the later issues that I'm missing are very hard to find.  I've been to quite a few comic cons, and even at one managed to complete my collection of Alf comics (yes, I actually was 5 when they started making those) with the very elusive #3, but the TMNTAs are very underrepresented.  I think I've actually seen more "First Appearance of Wolverine" comics than I have some of the later Adventure issues.

And I don't have the Archie/Punisher crossover, but I hear that was actually a pretty good comic.
You owe me, SJP.  You owe me BIG time:
Terracide Pt. 2 of 3... for $1.00. (http://www.comiccollectorlive.com/LiveData/Issue.aspx?id=cb51753a-42ef-460f-bd61-e30b97be5a54)

This is the internet, man!  If you can think of it, you can get it now.  The internet is a nerd's personal genie.  All ya gotta do is rub it the right way.  (Insert dirty euphamism punchline here)

Funny that you mention the April O'Neil series.  I never owned any of those and found all 3 issues for $0.75 each (at the same site) on Sunday.  Should be arriving any day now. [/giddy]  I thought about getting the May East Saga, but it's Chris Allan's penciling that I enjoy so much (which has me super excited about The Forever War), so I'll stick with the Ninja O'Neil series for now.

I hear ya about those later issues.  Man, it was a long while till I found issue #71.  I was able to get it when the series ceased and started offering back issues on the last pages of their issues.

EDIT:  You don't really owe me.  I like fulfilling wishes. ;D
Title: Re: TMNT Adventures: The Forever War
Post by: SJP on August 13, 2009, 12:39:26 PM
Cool, thanks.  I really should get involved in that site...I started getting into comics again after a long hiatus, and there's a bunch I started buying *cough, cough* G.I. Joe *cough, cough* that I never got around to reading.  I still bag 'em, but I think it would be best if I finished off a lot of my old collections before I started collecting new.  Especially since I started getting the Army of Darkness comics, and every single issue has 4-5 variant covers, all of which are pretty awesome in their own right (though some are a bit misleading...I think one issue had several variant covers for an event that didn't occur until about 3 issues later).

EDIT: By the way, I have three of the Conservation Corps issues...#1, #3, and the crossover that introduced them.  Geez, between that and Captain Planet, were the early '90s really that eco-centric?  Not to mention the 50 Things Kids Can Do to Save the Planet book that I read.  I mean, I'm all for living in a clean, safe environment, but were the bricks in the toilet tank really going to do anything phenomenal?

But not to get off track...I really would like to see the series wrapped up after all these years.  It really did end on such a strange sort of cliffhanger/bum-out.  Just hope it ends up in my comic store's bin...they are pretty good about noticing the trends in your comic-buying habits and set aside accordingly.
Title: Re: TMNT Adventures: The Forever War
Post by: SJP on November 12, 2009, 11:01:54 AM
So, anyway, I stopped by two of my local comic shops asking about this series, since it's been awhile since August, and figured I had missed out on it.  They hadn't heard about it at all, and I went to look up if it had been delayed.

It's been delayed, all right...permanently.  It seems Mirage canceled the project at the last minute.  Not sure why, but I guess general economic woes are responsible.  Or somebody hates closure in the staff somewhere.  Either way, it sucks.
Title: Re: TMNT Adventures: The Forever War
Post by: stansimpson on November 12, 2009, 12:51:12 PM
Man, that sucks.  Like really, really sucks.  Hadn't heard any news since the announcement in August outside of an occasional "Uh... it's gonna be delayed".  I had talked to the top 3 comic book stores in town.  A couple got the b&w compilation back issues (which I gather were nowhere near worth the pricetag).  I checked for a few more weeks and still never heard anything (though one store was keeping a nice, keen eye on the series).  I got tired of calling every week, so that's when I decided to just check up on that about once a month online.  Hadn't checked this month.  It may not be feasible to complete now, so I guess now the question is... what will become of the abandoned work???  Heck, I'd buy the abandoned work!!!