2010

Cowabunga Corner #101: Motor City Comic Con

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Review: Classic Color TMNT #1

Since the first Ninja Turtle comic came out in originally in black and white back in 1984, there has been two different color versions of the comic released.  Well, now we can make that three, as today IDW is releasing the first issue of Mirage TMNT as a color comic.  Though let’s talk a little about each of the releases here starting with the first time the Mirage Turtles were ever colored.

Michele Ivey's "Cowabunga Corner" #48

In this episode I got to interview Noel MacNeal, the puppeteer of Raphael for TMNT 3. Noel is also known for his work as Bear in Bear in the Big Blue House. Noel was a guest at New York City Comic Con and took some time to do this interview on October 10th, 2010.

Michele Ivey's "Cowabunga Corner" #43

Michele Ivey's "Cowabunga Corner" #36

In this episode I interview TMNT fan and collector Rutger. Rutger is best known across the internet for his massive TMNT autograph collection as he's been able to get some of the hardest to find autographs and shares them on his website.

Cowabunga Corner #28

 

In this episode we have an interview with Scott Williams who is best known as Baxter Stockman from the 4Kids TMNT series.

The interview was filmed at New York City Comic Con on October 10th, 2010. Scott is a great guy and a good artist. He does commissions and I’d like to share some of his information here for people who are interested in getting commissions or just saying hi to Baxter Stockman.

Youmacon 2010 Teaser

Here is a Teaser for the Youmacon 2010 Video report which is coming soon! We got a lot of video footage at Youmacon which I can not wait to share with everyone. As one of the new features of the Cowabunga Corner channel we will be doing event reviews in written and/or video format.

NYCC and NYAF Review

NYC Comic Con set up

This review covers two conventions, because this year these two conventions decided to take place on the same weekend.  While it was an interesting idea, it had a lot of down falls for a fan who goes to both events.  Namely, they were forcing the fans to make a choice between the two conventions, which took some of the fun out of going to these events.  This, however, did not make for a bad weekend just more stress than what was needed.

Youmacon 2010 Review

Morgan, Youmacon Chairman

Youmacon is an anime convention held in the Detroit Metro area yearly for six years now.  I’ve been lucky enough to make all six of these years, watching as we went from the small Hilton Hotel in Troy Michigan to what is the tallest building in Detroit, the Renaissance Center.

This year at Youmacon, they had a great guest list ranging from voice over actors to musical guests.  There were panels, contests, dealers, and free give-aways.  Youmacon went above and beyond to go out of the way for the attendees to have a good time.  I was able to get a look at the different areas of the convention through the weekend and found people enjoying themsevles.