The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ reboot is prepping for launch, and Nickelodeon is taking the opportunity to release Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: the Ultimate Visual History which is aimed directly at fans of the legendary heroes.
 
It was back in May 1984, two young comic book artists, Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, self-published the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic, unaware that their creation would soon become an international phenomenon. Almost 30 years later, the Turtles are more popular than ever with Nickelodeon’s hit-animated TV series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Paramount Pictures Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a highly anticipated theatrical movie hitting theaters this summer.
 
Written by Andrew Farago, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History (June 2014 / $50.00 / Insight Editions) is the complete, never-before-told story of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles—from their humble beginnings in black-and-white comics created in a home studio to their multimillion-dollar breakout success and their enduring status as four of the most beloved cultural icons of all time. The book also features interviews with key players in the Turtles revolution, including co-creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, animation legend Fred Wolf, creature effects maestro Brian Henson, and even the man behind the “Ninja Rap,” Vanilla Ice.
 
Bringing together the rarest art and artifacts from three decades of Turtles comics, television shows, and films, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History explores each iteration of the Turtles from past to present, including the hit-animated series from Nickelodeon and the Michael Bay–produced movie from Paramount Pictures starring Megan Fox and Will Arnett.
 
Special removable items include:
 
Fan club letters
The first press release from Mirage Studios
A complete reprint of the very first TMNT comic book
A poster of the book cover, specially created by Kevin Eastman and legendary TMNT artist Ryan Brown
Leaving no shell unturned, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History is an essential, comprehensive look at our favorite “heroes in a half shell.”