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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Collection Volume 1 Hardcover – January 10, 2012


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  • Series: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: IDW Publishing (January 10, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1613770073
  • ISBN-13: 978-1613770078
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 8.3 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,284 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Nice size - larger than standard comic book size (smaller than the Absolute editions).
Jonathan Nichols
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ultimate Collection Vol 1 contains issues 1-7 and the Raphael one shot from the original Mirage B&W series.
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Overall a must read not only to fans of the ninja turtles but comic book fans in general.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Chongo on December 7, 2011
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I'll have to admit I was pretty hesitant about purchasing this book only because I already owned these stories in two other tpb collections but my curiosity & fanboy inner demon got the best of me. Besides the hefty price tag it's a very nicely put together hardcover book thats been too long over due for fans of the original Mirage Studios comics. The art has been enlarged so the panels truly almost seem like they're exploding off the pages plus in between each issue there's commentary from Eastman & Laird respectably. Truly looking forward to more volumes down the road including the legendary "City at War" storyline, more material from the non Eastman & Laird run, the classic anthology series "Turtle Soup", Image Comic's run, & really, just about anything & everything in between. A big thanks to IDW Publishing this awesome collection.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By duder on March 14, 2013
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So happy to receive this in hardcover! I'm not sure about the other reviewers but i did not notice a degradation of the print quality for the large pages. I enjoyed it and plan to purchase the rest! best nerdy coffee table book ever!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan Nichols on December 30, 2011
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Heads up to those that may not be aware; this IS a black & white book - NO color on the inside! That is how it was originally published, so it is supposed to be that way! This is a great story of the origins of the TMNT. Nice hardback cover that is in full color. Cool little commentaries at the end of each "issue" from the creators. Nice size - larger than standard comic book size (smaller than the Absolute editions). This is a must have for any comic book or TMNT fan. 5 stars!
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14 of 19 people found the following review helpful By mirkvid on December 1, 2011
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Nice book, with very clean, sharp images. Lots of great info from Peter Laird after each chapter as well. Only downside is that the hard cover got a little dented during shipping. Other than that, this is a high quality book containing some of my all time favorite stories. Recommended for any old-school TMNT fans!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By K. F. Wright on February 19, 2013
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I grew up watching the TMNT cartoon and had never read any of the comic books, so thought I would give it a try.

The story is excellent; entertaining and well drawn. It is fun to see the cartoon's origin and inspiration. Despite all the turtles looking the same in some panels where their identifying weapons aren't visible (causing some confusion for this reader as to who was speaking), I enjoyed the reading experience. The commentary by Eastman and Laird at the end of each issue is interesting and educational. I'd rate this book 5 stars for content.

Now for the actual construction and materials. The hard cover is beautiful and sturdy, with the pages inside well attached. I don't feel that durability will be any issue. The glossy cover is nice, but not quite as nice as the fabric-wrapped Hellboy Library Editions. My qualms with this have to do with the presentation on the inside. After reading through the similarly priced Hellboy Library Edition, I'd have to say that the paper quality isn't that great. While the pages are fairly thick (image bleed-through is not a problem), they are by far surpassed by the thick, glossy pages in Hellboy. Not only do the pages feel cheaper in TMNT, but the blacks are nowhere near as inky black as they appear on glossy pages. I'd give the construction and materials 3 stars, as the paper could be much nicer and holds back the presentation of the art, though it's not nearly the handicap that the art reproduction itself introduces (see next point).

Now for the art. Being a visual-based medium, you'd think that the art quality and layout would be of paramount importance to the publisher. Unfortunately, 'tis not so. As mentioned in other reviews, there is severe pixelation problems.
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31 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Critic on January 30, 2012
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Book in really sturdy, large, well bound and has very nice paperstock. Also annotations after each chapter are really awesome but they'd need a little more old promotional art, paintings and drawings.

On other hand every single comic page in this book is pixelated or fuzzy. So there isn't really advantage of the big luxurious format. Material is ecxactly same as what Mirage used in their regular-sized paperback in 2009, just recycled and packaged. Especially issues 2,3 and Raphael one-shot are really horrible. Double-page spreads are little messed up too because art flows into spine and reader cant see every piece of artwork and dialogue as it should be seen (this will be corrected in second printing).

In addition to bad looking artwork im not sure are issues 1-4 really lettered by Eastman, some of them just looks re-lettered with more empty space in bubbles. You can make your own opinion by checking out this website and sample pages of each issue. To me they just seem more original than those used in book. Of course i don't know are THOSE re-lettered versions...

Overall this book is really grat way to discover or rediscover the original TMNT comic, but NOT RECOMMENDED for peaople who want to enjoy art and thinks that the book will showcase it better than any older collection. In fact this book should've been scanned from 90s trades by Mirage, they really have great line quality when compared to this compilation.
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Hopefully editors use better source material for further volumes.
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