New "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe" Series Lands at IDW Publishing

Cowabunga, dudes! Get ready to explore even more of the TMNT's world in IDW Publishing's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe," a new series by Paul Allor and Damian Couceiro with backups by Tom Waltz, Bill Sienkiewicz and "TMNT" co-creator Kevin Eastman. According to IGN, the series will follow supporting characters like Casey Jones, Fugitoid, Old Hob, April, Nobody, Harold and Baxter Stockman in addition to introducing some new villains.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #1

• Paul Allor, Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz (w)

• Damian Couceiro, Kevin Eastman, Bill Sienkiewicz (a)

• Freddie Williams (c)

Introducing a new era in TMNT! This series will explore characters and story-lines that are pivotal to the IDW TMNT universe! When a mysterious new mutant targets Baxter Stockman, it will be up to the TMNT to reluctantly save him. Little does everyone know that a larger trap is being laid by a new arch-foe! Plus a back-up story from TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman and comics legend Bill Sienkiewicz!

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"This is a classic siege story, in the vein of 'Rio Bravo' and 'Assault on Preinct 13,'" Allor explained. "It's a brutal, action-packed siege story, packed with villains old and new, that's also very driven by the relationship between these four brothers."

"Essentially, over the past four-plus years, our 'TMNT' world has grown too large to contain to one monthly title. There are dozens of fan-favorite characters. In short, we need a second title to do the 'TMNT Universe' justice," added series editor Bobby Curnow. "With two series, we can flesh out these supporting characters more and devote greater time to the Turtles themselves and expanding their world. Our aim is to tell stories that are self-contained but complementary to the original ongoing 'TMNT' title."

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe" #1 goes on sale in August.

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