You know things are pretty bad for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles when Shredder, an evil ninja who is literally dressed in knives, is the least of their worries.

That's the situation in the first issue of IDW's TMNT: Amazing Adventures, in which Cluckingsworth, a super-intelligent mutant chicken from their time at April O'Neil's family farm, has returned to New York City and is apparently bringing a whole lot of trouble with her. But while that is certainly a pressing concern, Landry Q. Walker, Chad Thomas and Heather Breckel's lead story isn't the only thing worth noting, because this is also the issue where we finally get to see the Ninja Turtles in a story by James Kochalka.

It seems that for the new series, IDW is taking a cue from books like Boom's Adventure Time by adding backup stories from indie creators, and if that's the case, Kochalka's certainly a pretty awesome way to start --- even if there's definitely a section of his back catalogue that the all-ages audience for TMNT should prrrrrooobbbably not go looking for. Good thing there are all those comics about punching robots, too.

Check out a preview of Walker, Thomas and Breckel's story below!









And here's the official solicitation:


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Amazing Adventures #1
Landry Walker, James Kochalka (w) • Chad Thomas, Kochalka (a) • Jon Sommariva (c)
This new series will feature crazier stories in it’s own all-ages continuity that draws inspiration from the hit Nickelodeon cartoon! Featuring backups from some of the finest cartoonists in comics today!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
A new era of animated adventure begins!
Includes a back-up story from James Kochalka!


TMNT: Amazing Adventures #1 hits stands on Wednesday, August 19.