There's a new Ninja Turtles book coming out called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History. It pays tribute to the many iterations of the franchise, and it also features concept art for the upcoming big screen adaptation of the film. The art included in the book gives us a better look at what Shredder and Master Splinter will look like. Shredder looks like he's going to be insane, and Splinter looks like… well, Splinter. He is the only design from the new film that I've actually really liked.
Here's a description of the book:
Discover the complete story of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the first time–from their humble beginnings in black-and-white comics created in a home studio in Dover, New Hampshire, to their multimillion-dollar breakout success, and their position as four of the best-loved characters of all time.
Featuring interviews with every key figure in the Turtles’ evolution, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History presents the tale straight from the mouths of those who were there, including co-creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, animation legend Fred Wolf, creature effects maestro Brian Henson, and even the man behind the “Ninja Rap,” Vanilla Ice.
In visually stunning detail, this book explores each iteration of the Turtles from the past to the present, including the hit animation show from Nickelodeon and the Michael Bay–produced live-action movie from Paramount starring Megan Fox. Bringing together the rarest art and artifacts from three decades of TMNT comics, TV shows, and films, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History leaves no shell unturned!
The movie is set to be released on August 8th!