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Product Details

  • Paperback: 110 pages
  • Publisher: Heavy Metal Magazine (June 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1932413995
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932413991
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 7.9 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,810,345 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Highly recommend to anyone that's a fan of Bisley and his comic art.
Dennis O.
After reading this, I not only wish I had my money back, but I wish I had my time back too.
Randy
I could have lived with that if not for the crappy quality of the physical book itself.
E. Holt

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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Josiah on July 11, 2008
Format: Paperback
I can't tell if the other "pop-up" review is an excellent joke, or a stupid mistake. In either case, do a little googling on Kevin Eastman's Bodycount and you'll find that the only things "popping out" in this book are bad guys' eyeballs and babe's bazungas... aka NOT for kids 3 - 6.

The book is a completely different take on the turtles, presented in a hyper-violent, hyper-sexualized style. The art is impressive and is certainly worth the read for a turtle vet who wants to appreciate the full spectrum of the TMNT, from goof to gore (this being of the gore variety). It will certainly wash the candy-coated-cowabunga-cartoon-turtle-taste out of your mouth if anything... plus it's turtle founding father Kevin Eastman's swan-song (or rather swan-rampage) to the TMNT - his last main turtle work before he signed over all the rights to collaborator Peter Laird.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Magnar Infectus on June 23, 2011
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I'm sorry I spent money on this. I'm probably going to send it back for a refund. What's wrong with it you ask?

1. Poor construction. After one reading and only opening the book at about a 100 degree angle, the spine is coming apart. I'm pretty sure if try and read through it again, the cover is going to fall off.
2. Duplicated Pages. Page 41 is duplicated on Page 35. Whatever is supposed to be on Page 35 is nowhere to be found in the book.
3. Inconsistent print quality. Throughout most of the book the artwork is pretty crisp but on pages 44-51 the printing changes and everything looks smudged or blurred. Like someone took the original hi-res art, lowered the DPI by quite a bit, then ran it through a filter to soften all the jagged edges.
4. Inconsistent artwork. Most of the artwork itself is great, but in some sections it looks like someone's less talented cousin tried to copy the original artist's style but got it wrong. Examples are pages 74-75.

The story itself is ok, so if you want it for that, great, but just be prepared for the book to fall apart after more than a couple readings, and try to ignore the issues the printing and art.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By C. Gifford on October 20, 2009
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I received this and read it in one sitting the same day. If you are looking to buy TMNT stuff for your little kids, do NOT buy this. However, if you are looking for some ultra violent, abstract Frank Miller worship, BUY THIS NOW. If you have always wanted to see TMNT in an adult oriented story, BUY THIS NOW(you get to see Raphael shoot an Uzi at some thugs).

I truly felt like I was reading a Frank Miller book from the 80s. Some of the reviews say things about the art being inconsistent, but that didn't bother me too much, I get what they are doing. Raphael is my favorite and seeing him and Casey basically just kick @$$ for 100 pages is awesome.

The book itself is magazine size like the Heavy Metal mags, which is cool, but the binding seems kind of fragile, I could feel the glue coming apart as I was turning pages. I only noticed one word misspelled and there was one page that is in there twice. All those points aside, I would say it is worth the price.
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First off, practically all of the other reviews on this item are incorrect and are for "Bodycount", which was released at the same time. This graphic novel collects the first five issues of Image Comics' run on TMNT, which was divisive among fans but highly underrated.

This comic starts off with a literal bang, as Donatello is gunned down by a gang of cyborgs working under a female ninja who is eventually revealed to be the Shredder's daughter out for revenge. The villains kidnap Splinter and the critically injured mutant turtle, leaving Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael to rescue their abducted family.

Although Mirage later retconned all of Images' contributions to TMNT as non-canon, you ignore Volume 3 at your own peril. Volume 3 contributed greatly to the character development of all four Turtles, especially Michelangelo and Raphael, as well Casey Jones' adopted daughter Shadow and the development of the Foot Clan. And yes, Donatello become a cyborg (the volume was cancelled before the storyline could restore his normality, but it was in progress)...
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By MP Johnson on August 6, 2014
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This is just a bunch of crazy, violent fun. Everything Bisley draws is bulging. Muscles are bulging. Breasts are bulging. The freaking guns are bulging. Eastman's story is pretty thin, but that's the point. This is just an exercise in John Woo style shoot 'em ups, with Raphael and Casey Jones in the middle.
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now the other review's are from Kevin Eastman's Body Count this isn't the book this is the image turtles from 1999 trade paper back but still these are not the cartoon turtles it is hard edge and gritty. B&W at it's finest if you want non stop action this is your book for a more grown up turtle fan.
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