many of you know, John
Beatty's next comics project is inking Rick
Remender's pencils for a two issue run on The
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic.
I know, I know. Teenage
Mutant Ninja Turtles?! If you're like me you're
probably aware of the Turtle phenonomen but are
thinking why would I want to read a comic about a bunch
of mutant ninja turtles.
Well, I could tell you because the book looks great.
I could tell you that Rick and John really
outdid themselves on this run. That you can tell that
they were jazzin' off the way their work was coming together.
That Rick and John really make a great team...
and I hope that they work together again soon. That I'm
ordering the two issues and I have NEVER bought
book before. I could tell you all of these things
and they would be true... but some of you may think, "Aw...
Z's just saying all of these great things because
John's his best friend."
So... here's what comic pros are saying...
Remender and John Beatty are the best thing
to happen to the
turtles since Simon Bisley. It's so refreshing
to see a team come on to an old favorite and bring life
to it in a way that makes it seem completely new. Dynamic
angles, fantastic expressions, bold confident inks...
the Turtles have rarely looked better. I've
already seen the stuff and I'm dying to get my hands on
-Robert Kirkman [Walking Dead, Invincible]
[On a side note, as regular ZONE readers know,
Dead is my favorite regularly
published comic these days. You should check IT out
"Rick and John have worked hard to
give the reader their moneys worth on this TMNT
extravaganza. Packed with monsters, violence, mysticism
and incredible detailed artwork, this book has everything
but color. But who needs it with pages to be so drenched
with blacks and nice grey tones? The
Turtles are coming back. Sandpaper your fingers
and grab on to the shell."
"Wow. Remender and Beatty's pleasingly
bold and crunchy work on the series has turned my head -
...it more than delivers the punch." - Dan
Brereton [creator of the Nocturnals]
Wray [Ren and Stimpy, Hellboy Jr.]
since the glory days of the original black and
white series by Eastman and Laird have the
Turtles looked so damn good! Remender, Beatty,
and Cohn have managed to capture the same kinetic
flair and energy that made this such a unique
comic when it hit the stands all those years ago."
- Jim Mahfood [Stupid Comics, Grrl Scouts, 40oz
" Another young penciling tyro enters the
fray. If he weren't a pal, I'd have to have his fingers
busted. Remender is a triple treat! Not content to just
be a great inker...no, animator...no,
writer...no...wait! That's four things! Remender
busts out with some great moody action penciling,
polished to a fine edge by Mr. Beatty's crisp inking
and toned nicely by Mr. Cohn. Good comics!"
Manley [Draw Magazine, Batman, Samurai Jack]
A true rarity
a meticulously crafted
comic that also oozes exuberance. These guys are
clearly having fun with the turtles, and it shows
on every page.
- Ande Parks [Green Arrow, Superman]
So there you have it. Testimonials from pros.
You've seen the preview art. You
know I'm a fan of Rick Remender's work. Beatty
is da man. Now it's up to you. If you like what you've
seen and read, then be sure to tell your local comics
retailer to order you a copy.
If you do order a copy , you'll be making a lot of people
happy... Rick, John, your comic shop
owner, the publishers of TMNT and most
of all, hopefully you!