Get ready to revisit the totally tubular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series this September as IDW Publishing has announced that writer Erik Burnham and artist Tim Lattie will be embracing the radical retro vibe of the classic cartoon with the new limited series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Saturday Morning Adventures.
“I’m no stranger to writing the TMNT for IDW, but this is different,” says Burnham. “The version of the Turtles that exploded onto TV screens in 1987 was the version that I first met, and it brought me a lot of joy…and getting to play in this particular corner of the sandbox has built upon that joy! Humor, action, and plenty of high concepts were packed into each episode, and we’re following that path. I’m not sure if anyone in comics is having as much fun as Tim Lattie and I are with these done-in-one stories!”
“Growing up in the late ’80s, nothing was like the experience of discovering TMNT: playing with the toys, watching the show, or waiting in a crowd with the hopes of getting a chance to try your luck at the arcade game,” adds Lattie. “It’s rare enough in life to be able to do what you love for work, but to work on something you grew up loving is hard to comprehend. What else is there to say… Go ninja, go ninja, go!”“Toys, comics, character-laden graphic tees—my love of pop culture runs deep, and it all started with the original TMNT cartoon,” states editor Charles Beacham. “It’s an absolute thrill for all of us at IDW to bring fans back to that universe in a new, fresh way. Erik and Tim have cooked up some crazy adventures that are sure to have you on the edge of your seat, so grab a big bowl of sugar cereal and get ready for some serious Turtle Power!”
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Saturday Morning Adventures #1 will go on sale in September.