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It's news like this which is starting to make me feel pretty damn old. Apparently, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is on the verge of celebrating its 30th anniversary.

Of course, we've got the Michael Bay produced movie to 'look forward to', but the original creators of the Chelonian bad-asses are also adding to the proceedings. Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird are collaborating with IDW Publishing to deliver new limited edition covers for their special issue. It will be the first time in 20 years that the two creators will work together again. One, a homage to TMNT's 1984 black-and-white origins, comes courtesy of Eastman and Laird, while a variant version is provided by Eastman, Simon Bisley and Ryan Brown. Take a look below:

TMNT 30th Anniversary Special Cover
TMNT 30th Anniversary Special Cover
TMNT 30th Anniversary Variant cover
TMNT 30th Anniversary Variant cover

Here's what Eastman had to say about reuniting with his former collaborator:

Working on the TMNT comics with the wonderful and amazing IDW team over the last three years reminded me how much I missed and loved the four green guys. Getting to work with my co-creator Peter Laird again is the icing on the cake — and then some! It really took me back 30 years, to the earliest days, with the fondest memories, and why we got into this business in the first place.

IDW is releasing a 48-page 30th Anniversary Special to celebrate the event. It will include a selection of short stories provided by writers such as Dean Clarrain, Chris Allan, Gary Carolson, Frank Fosco and Jim Lawson. Meanwhile, the rebooted Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie hits theaters on August 8th.

What do you think? Are you surprised the heroes in a half shell have been going for 30 years?

Source: HitFix


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