January 31, 2014


San Diego, CA (January 31st, 2014) – Due to their incredible popularity, IDW announced today that it will expand its Micro Comic Fun Packs with a set of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles collectibles! This new set of fun packs will be available on April 1st from a variety of big-box retailers and comic shops. The set will offer four separate Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures issues, with each 5.75” x 3” pack featuring a stand-alone comic-book adventure with an all-new cover (by Jon Sommariva) as well as one of eight stickers, foldout posters, and collectible, punch-out sewer caps.

“TMNT is always non-stop fun. Including them in Micro Comic Fun Packs makes perfect sense, as now these exciting adventures can find a whole new audience.”
said Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles editor, Bobby Curnow. “Add in a bunch of great bonus material and it’s the perfect package for any fan, young and old, of the Nickelodeon Turtles.”

Each Micro Comic Fun Pack comes with a complete 22-page story that’s been re–formatted to perfectly suit this reduced size. The content of the comic has been expanded to include a two-page sewer playset splash page in the middle of each comic, perfect for arranging and displaying the included removable TMNT sticker. In addition, aspiring artists will love the three-page “How-to-Draw” tutorial in each issue. Each pack also contains one of eight possible foldout posters and collectible sewer caps (This is pretty redundant since it was mentioned above). The sewer cap is a cardboard punch-out featuring a popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles character hidden underneath a manhole cover.

“These books are the perfect fit for the Micro Comic Fun Pack line. Each one’s a complete Turtle adventure,” said IDW’s Director of New Business, Jerry Bennington. “It’s great to be able to expand the line from our current My Little Pony Fun Packs to a great series like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. These comics feel like watching an episode of the TV show; each one is its own perfect little ninja adventure, and the fans are going to flip over all the extras in each pack!”

Available on April 1st at Toys R Us, Target, and your friendly local comic shop, the TMNT Micro Fun Pack is small in size, but huge in fun! Pre-order yours now.


About IDW Publishing

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist’s Edition imprint.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore; Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, Kurtzman/Orci are producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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