Prepare to feel old: It’s been 30 years since Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird first put pen to paper and created the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. You read that right. Three. Zero.
In honor of the anniversary, the dynamic comic duo are teaming up for the first time in years for IDW Publishing’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 30th Anniversary Special comic collection. The 48-page treasure trove will be loaded with goodies, including some all-new stories and artwork from Laird and Eastman. It’ll also feature short stories from Eastman and some new, collectible artwork.
Eastman did a lengthy interview with Comics Alliance, talking about the history of the series, which we highly recommend you check out. For now, here’s an excerpt:
“I guess it would be equally important to say, creativity breeds more creativity — and although Peter and I tried to keep as true to our original creation as possible over the variety of different mediums that the TMNT have been explored in — the incredibly talented folks we’ve had the good fortune to work with over the years have brought a freshness to build on, so in theory, keeps it fresh for us and the fans that choose to follow… and that is what it comes down to in the end, the fans, who have given us the chance to have, and keep, the BEST job ever.”
Eastman and Laird are also working together on the classically-styled new cover art, which you can check out below:
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 30th Anniversary Special is set to hit shelves in May.