Here is a pop quiz for you. I want you to answer honestly, got it?

When I say Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the first thing which jumps to your mind is:
  1. A cartoon series from the late 80s (and into the 90s).
  2. A trilogy of movies with giant rubber costumes and something about going back in time.
  3. A comic book series.
If most of you are being honest, the first answer you came up with was either one or two. Possibly both. Heck, it is true for me, and I love the comic books. For most kids, both the TV series and the movies were far more prevalent and available than the comic book series which was actually responsible for both of them. The book, naturally, is fantastic, and far more edgy than either the TV show or movies*. The Turtles did have good character based comedy in the comic books, of course -- that's part of what makes them what they are. However, the writers of the comic books, most notably Peter Laird, felt very betrayed by the sloppy, poorly translated rush job of the second and third movies, and were highly loathe to see the property go back to film.

Director Kevin Munroe, however, was not to be deterred. He traveled to the personal home of Laird, and spent quite a bit of time convincing him that Munroe was the man to bring cinematic justice to his creation. He succeeded, and is now promising a Turtles film faithful to the source material. For fans of the comic book such as myself, this is fantastic news. For those of you who have never read the books, but loved the Turtles in other mediums ... trust us. It will be better this way.

*The cartoon was much better than 2 of the three 3 of the movies.
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