In honor of the caped crusaders of the convention scene, ComicsAlliance has created Best Cosplay Ever (This Week), an ongoing collection of some of the most impeccable, creative, and clever costumes that we’ve discovered and assembled into a super-showcase of pure fan-devoted talent.
Like the younger April O'Neil on Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles CG animated series, Nickelodeon's new teenage Casey Jones is a little different from the original sporting good themed antihero. I mean, he's not wearing sweatpants, for one. The core of the character seems to be intact, however, as he's a rebellious bruiser with a code of honor who has already said things like "I’m the last guy you see before you wake up in the hospital," while rocking a hockey goaltender mask and swinging around a baseball bat. Playmates has stayed in synch with the new show and revealed their upcoming 2014 action figure take on the character and from the looks of things, it's packed with all the detail and accessories Jones fans have come to expect.
While many fans' minds are justifiably tuned into the looming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series' season one finale, Nickelodeon let loose a highly anticipated season two reveal during Comic-Con just the same. The newest incarnation of Casey Jones is set to join the show this fall in season two - and he's going to knock the daylights out of a redesigned Mutagen Man, among other bad guys.
Much as I love the core team from Playmates' new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles line, a few characters have left me cold -- namely the evil Shredder, who sports few paint applications and minimal articulation. At Toy Fair 2013, Playmates revealed a much sharper take on the Shredster that will feature a removable helmet, a righteous cape and overall improved posability - but San Diego Comic-Con 2013 attendees can snag an extra shiny version of it this July.
On sale this week from IDW Publishing is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Annual 2012, a comic book that I am totally going to buy because 1) it is a 48-page comic co-written and drawn by TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman and 2) about Casey Jones and Raphael just hanging out and beating people up...
After spending several issues being introduced to Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz's reimagined TMNT continuity, every fan's favorite hockey-masked sports enthusiast will get to strike out on his own a bit in this week's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Microseries #6: Casey Jones, written by Mike Costa and Ben Epstein, with art by Mike Henderson and covers by Henderson and David Petersen...