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Over 300,000 Copies of Teenage Mutant Turtles #1 Have Been Pre-Ordered at the Retailer Level

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Comic Book Fans have Turtlemania for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1:

Turtlemania has taken over the comic book industry yet again. IDW Publishing is extremely proud to share that the upcoming TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (TMNT) relaunch has received a massive response from retailers and fans for its debut issue, earning more than 300,000 orders ahead of its launch on July 24. This gargantuan number officially makes it one of the biggest comic book launches of the year.

Eisner Award-winning writer Jason Aaron (Batman: Off-World, Thor: The God of Thunder) is humbled by the enormous response to the upcoming comic and immensely appreciative.

“Thank you to all the retailers and fans out there for believing in what we’re cooking up with this new series and for supporting the book in such a massive way,” stated Aaron. “There are so many cool covers to choose from, and this summer there’ll be loads of pizza parties and big events all over the country revolving around this launch and the 40th anniversary of the Ninja Turtles. But at the end of the day, I’m mostly just excited for people to hold the book in their hands and see Joëlle‘s incredible art and read the beginning of what should be a crazy fun ride of a story.”

IDW Publisher Mark Doyle couldn’t be prouder of everyone involved in the series and is confident that shellheads everywhere are in for a real treat with this new series.

"From the comic book creatives to IDW staff and our friends at Paramount, everyone working on this series has truly gone above and beyond to make sure it's an epic and compelling tale that adds to the incredible legacy of the characters that Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird created 40 years ago,” remarked the Publisher. “The whole team deserves this success and we couldn't be more grateful for the stunning amount of support we're getting from both fans and retailers. We know this is a TMNT story that'll be one for the ages for fans everywhere, both new and old."

Written by Aaron, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #1 is drawn by Joëlle Jones (Batman, Lady Killer), and features longtime TMNT creatives colorist Ronda Pattison and letterer Shawn Lee. For the first four issues of the new ongoing series, a different Turtle will step into the spotlight for each issue and it will be impressively brought to life by a new acclaimed artist. The first issue revolves around Raphael in prison, and the second chapter will bring in artist Rafael Albuquerque for a story starring Michelangelo. Leonardo is issue #3 with artist Cliff Chiang, and Donatello is issue #4 with artist Chris Burnham.

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