IDW Highlight – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

By Ben Gritz | March 14 2022 | Graphic Novels

I have a working psychological theory that anyone’s personality in some way mirrors which Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle was their favorite growing up.  If you’re someone who is outgoing and always on the lookout for fun activities, you probably liked Michelangelo the most.  If you think of yourself as an individual who goes their own way regardless of what the crowd is doing, you probably liked Raphael.  I was a Leonardo fan myself, which I think says a lot about my good and “needs improvement” qualities!

It is inarguable to me that TMNT is the most financially successful independent American comic of all time.  What Eastman and Laird were able to accomplish is truly remarkable.  They blended well-known superhero and genre tropes into a fresh remix, then self-published and organically grew the series themselves, culminating in a generations-spanning merchandise empire.

IDW’s rebirth of TMNT comics has also been a major success story, starting with its debut in 2011.  Headlined by the participation of original creator Kevin Eastman and positioning the narrative to evoke the aesthetics of the original comics, successive creators have greatly developed and expanded upon the TMNT mythos.

Now I need to get to work to figure out how new characters like Jennika fit into my psych theory.  Since you don’t have that burden, you should take a look at some selected IDW TMNT volumes below!  Pay special attention to the upcoming TMNT epic about a … Final Samurai?  Penultimate Ninja? Something like that.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin
978-1-68405-841-9
A New York Times Bestseller! Who is the Last Ronin? In a future, battle-ravaged New York City, a lone surviving Turtle embarks on a seemingly hopeless mission seeking justice for the family he lost. From legendary TMNT co-creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, get ready for the final story of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles three decades in the making!
$29.99 US
On sale Jul 05, 2022
FOC May 16, 2022
Hardcover
224 Pages
IDW Publishing

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The IDW Collection Volume 1
978-1-63140-111-4
Presenting the complete TMNT stories in recommended reading order, including one-shots, crossovers, and event series. Everything a beginner could need, everything a diehard could want.TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman and writer Tom Waltz guide readers through a ground-breaking new origin and into epic tales of courage, loyalty, and family as the Turtles and their allies battle for survival against enemies old and new in the dangerous streets and sewers of New York City.Collects the first 12 issues of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ongoing series, plus the Raphael, Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo, and Splinter Micro-Series one-shots.
$59.99 US
On sale Jun 09, 2015
Hardcover
424 Pages
IDW Publishing

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The IDW Collection Volume 2
978-1-63140-539-6
Presenting the complete TMNT stories in recommended reading order, including one-shots, crossovers, and event series. Everything a beginner could need, everything a diehard could want. The forces of good and evil marshal on multiple fronts. The Turtles have a new mission, but Shredder's ambitions could put an end to it before it even begins. Meanwhile, General Krang unveils his master plan, which puts the Turtles into direct confrontation with one of their mightiest enemies. Plus, delve into the history of the original founder of the Foot Clan! Collects issues #13–20 of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ongoing series, the Casey Jones, April, Fugitoid, Krang, and Baxter Stockman Micro-Series issues, and the Secret History of the Foot Clan mini-series.
$59.99 US
On sale Mar 29, 2016
Hardcover
416 Pages
IDW Publishing

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Collection, Vol. 1
978-1-63140-990-5
A thorough look back at the TMNT comic book roots with the original stories plus insightful annotations from co-creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird.
$29.99 US
On sale Nov 07, 2017
Paperback
320 Pages
IDW Publishing

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Collection, Vol. 2
978-1-68405-161-8
A thorough look back at the TMNT's comic book roots with the original stories plus insightful annotations from co-creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird.
$29.99 US
On sale Jun 05, 2018
Paperback
272 Pages
IDW Publishing

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures
978-1-63140-909-7
The animated worlds of the current Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Nickelodeon cartoon and Batman: The Animated Series collide in this outstanding mini-series featuring villains and allies from both universes!
$19.99 US
On sale Jul 18, 2017
Paperback
144 Pages
IDW Publishing
Age 9-12 years

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Jennika
978-1-68405-716-0
The newest member of the TMNT team embarks on her own adventure in this standalone tale!
$17.99 US
On sale Nov 24, 2020
Paperback
120 Pages
IDW Publishing

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics, Vol. 1
978-1-68405-160-1
It's good to be green! The original TMNT series from Mirage Studios, collected in order and in color for the first time!
$29.99 US
On sale May 01, 2018
Paperback
344 Pages
IDW Publishing

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Reborn, Vol. 1 - From The Ashes
978-1-68405-687-3
Welcome to the new world of TMNT!
$19.99 US
On sale Sep 01, 2020
Paperback
128 Pages
IDW Publishing

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Urban Legends, Vol. 1
978-1-68405-019-2
This is it, fans! You demanded it--the entire Image Comics TMNT run (a.k.a. TMNT Volume 3) reproduced for the first time ever in full, four-color glory!
$29.99 US
On sale Aug 13, 2019
Paperback
320 Pages
IDW Publishing