Unlove 3 Loves
Tagsearly elementary, preschooler, toddler, tween, wall decor
Have you caught the most recent Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series on Nickelodeon? It features a top-notch voice cast, CGI that fits better than you’d expect, and at least one laugh-out-loud moment each time you watch. Your kids are bound to like the toys, too.
We’ve been following the Turtles since Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird used a tax return to self-publish their black-and-white comic debut, and have been faithful through several TV and film adaptations, including the 80s cartoon that lasted ten seasons and 193 episodes.
This incarnation – and probably its accompanying toy line – seems to have been Glen Brogan’s inspiration for the TMNT art print. It’s almost 12” wide and 17” tall, and covered with stylish renditions of Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael amidst their most memorable villains, including Krang and the Technodrome, Bebop, Rocksteady, Baxter Stockman, his Mousers, the Rat King, Leatherhead, the Foot, and a Shredder silhouette. Splinter, April O’Neil, and Casey Jones are there, too, in a collage with plenty of complimentary colors and Turtle-worthy mayhem.
But will you be hanging it in your kids’ room or yours? The print features different interpretations of the characters than the current cartoon iteration, which has also introduced plenty of new ones not featured here. It’s likely more nostalgic for you, who grew up with Mikey shouting “Cowabunga!” not “Booyakasha!,” but you’ve no doubt already introduced your nerdlings to the old series. And be warned: April reveals abundant cleavage in a pose that recalls the Catwoman #0 cover that DC had redrawn. Heroes in a half-shell indeed!