Monday, 25 August 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #8

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #8 (1986)
Art by Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird & Dave Sim

DAVE SIM:
Treasures From The Archive -- Black and white scans of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES No.8 supplied by Peter Laird as part of our "reciprocal licensing agreement" which allowed him to reprint the story without consulting or compensating me as long as I was allowed to do the same. I'm willing to bet that nothing was said when he sold TMNT to Viacom. So it will be interesting if I ever DO reprint the story. My arrangement with IDW is that they cut me a cheque for $500 anytime they reprint the story in a TURTLES collection. It was all I could suggest based on the fact that that's what I do with Bob Burden whenever I reprint CEREBUS 104. Arbitrary but…weirdly…fair I think.

10 comments:

Travis Pelkie said...

Now that I think about it, the Turtles story may have been my first (heh, since it was in the First reprint that I read it) encounter with the aardvark. Either that, Spawn 10, or A Night on the Town reprinted in Fantagraphics' Best Comics of the Decade '80-'90.

But I really like this story, and have a copy of the original around somewhere. Need to pull it out again. I was a little disappointed that the semi-recent IDW color reprint series of the original TMNT didn't end up reprinting this issue as a single issue (I think it is available in the HC "Works" series.)

I really like what I believe is the last panel of Cerebus in that story, where his snout has been changed by the sorcerer and he yells "Cerebus is coming, dammit!" I like to say that under my breath sometimes if someone is demanding my attention.

Did Gerhard actually do any of the art on this? I thought I'd read that Dave did the Cerebus figures and maybe his lettering (over roughs by Eastman and Laird), but I'm not sure if there's any Ger in there.

Sean M R said...

Ger did all of the tone work on Cerebus and some of grass (and maybe some tree texture?) When you take another look, look at the line density- Ger's are finer than the E and L hatching.

Anonymous said...

This and the Spawn issue were also my first introduction to Cerebus. I wonder how much of an audience Dave may have gained by doing so many indie crossovers- Miami Mice alone musta netted him like, three readers.

-Wes Smith

Sean R said...

Also, this story was also my first introduction to Cerebus--also in the First edition. I remember the First edition having some intermittently excellent (and just as often odd) coloring, OVER the half-tone, if I'm not mistaken...

Geoffrey D. Wessel said...

This was definitely my formal introduction to CEREBUS, after having seen early back issues on the wall at my local. Then I picked up #87, and, well....

--- Geoffrey D. Wessel

Eddie said...

Me too. it definitely helped put it on my radar. Then I bought #90 and picked up #40 in the back issue section

Jeff Seiler said...

Heh, heh, heh. All u youngsters. Oh, tent was my 1st intro to Cerebus; oh Miami Mice did it for me." My 1st introduction to Cerebus was Cerebus--the Wolveroach issues.

Jeff Seiler said...

"tent"?!? Effing autocorrect. . .

Travis Pelkie said...

Did you ride a dinosaur to get to the comic store, too, Jeff? ;)

Tony Dunlop said...

The Wolveroach issues?? Ach, these kids…

Here's how we got to the comic shop back in the pre-Phone Book age. And we liked it!