Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History relates the amazing story of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, from their humble beginnings in the pages of a cult comic book, to their enduring status as cultural icons. Beginning with the creative spark that led comic book artists Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird to envision these unlikely heroes, this lavishly illustrated book tracks the Turtles’ phenomenal explosion in popularity as they became mainstays of kids’ TV and the protagonists of one of 1990s’ biggest box office hits.
The Ultimate Visual History also looks at the periods when the Turtles briefly slipped out of fashion, showing how enthusiasm for these evergreen warriors was kept alive by new comic books, animated shows, and, of course, some hugely imaginative merchandising.
About the Author
Andrew Farago is the curator of the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco and the author of The Looney Tunes Treasury. He has also written for "Marvel Comics, The Comics Journal," and "Animation World Network." He lives in Berkeley, CA, with his wife, cartoonist Shaenon K. Garrity.
""Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History" is a must-have for fans and highly recommend for pop-culture aficionados."--"Cinema Sentries" "When they included "Ultimate" in the title, they weren't kidding around!"--"ComicBookMovie.com" "Every TMNT fan needs to buy "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History." Seriously, you won't be disappointed. You will have a hard time putting this book down once you start reading it."--"Geeks Under Grace" "This book is something to be treasured."--"Examiner" "If you know a lifelong Turtles fan, you can't go wrong with giving him/her this well-designed hardcover. It includes interviews with the franchise's creators, a reprint of the first "Turtles" comic, a poster and much more."--"USA Today" "This eminently readable and thoroughly researched tome is an obvious labor of love for Farago, who heads the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco. It's packed full of rare art and photos, including lots of facsimile documents and a reproduction of the very first "TMNT" comic. Well worth the time for anyone who grew up with echoes of 'Cowabunga!' in their heads."--"Animation Magazine" ..".a much-welcomed addition to my bookshelf."--"Never Ending Radical Dude" "A must have for any die-hard Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan."--"Time to Play" ..".all I have to say is 'Wow.'... This book is, simply put, beautiful...if you were ever curious about the history of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, there is no better place to start than right here."--"Geekadelphia" ..".a must own for any TMNT fan, no question."--"Media Mikes" ..".a whirlwind of sketches, animation stills, and behind-the-scenes photos thoroughly documenting the evolution of the beloved turtle franchise... So curl up with a pizza (no anchovies) and relive your childhood of skateboards, arcades, sunglasses, and some serious bad guy ass-kicking."--"Ma
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 24th June 2014
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 23.5 x 2.7
Weight (kg): 1.52