A year (and some change) since the release of the first Ultimate Collection, today IDW released the second super-limited hardcover collecting four more issues of the Eastman/Laird-era “Ninja Turtles” comics.
You should know right off that there aren’t a whole lot of these to go around, and they’re going to set you back a few dollars–the Red Label Edition (link) is limited to 325 copies and costs $125. Or if you’re feeling especially baller, the Black Label Edition can be yours for only $350 (IDW has limited these to 10 copies and the $495 Blue Label edition has already sold out).
Those old “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Comics” are–in spite of some rough early storytelling–still a hoot. A little violent, a little dangerous–kind of a broadside against/love letter to Frank Miller’s “Daredevil” work from the period. Speaking of which, did you ever pick up that “Elektra” omnibus from a few years back? Find it, read it.
I bought the Brian Bolland “Judge Dredd” collection recently, and if that’s anything to go by, you shouldn’t have anything to worry about in terms of the quality of the presentation. That oversized book comes in a big, glossy slipcase, and the page quality and reproduction of the late 70’s “2000 A.D.” art is fantastic. Likewise, I’m assuming/hoping IDW will be delivering the same level of quality (even if this book will include far less content than the “Dredd” release).