Top 10 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Comics You Should Read


Top 10 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Comics You Should Read Subscribe: // TIMESTAMPS BELOW ----------------------- CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF WATCHMOJO WITH OUR SPECIAL EDITION MAGAZINE, LINKS BELOW! What are the best Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics and storylines? People often forget that the Heroes in a Half Shell got their start not in the cartoons, but in the pages of a black and white comic book published by Mirage. Un-surprisingly, a lot of their best stories and most fun adventures are featured in the comic books as well, from their first appearance and origin story, to Donatello's death and the return of The Shredder. Join WatchMojo as we count down our picks for the top 10 best TMNT comics you must read. Our Magazine!! Learn the inner workings of WatchMojo and meet the voices behind the videos, articles by our specialists from gaming, film, tv, anime and more. VIEW INSTANTLY: /> If you've never used the Kindle App before, now's your chance to CHECK it out for FREE! CLICK: /> 00:27 #10. “Plastron Cafe Old Times” (1992) 01:08 #9. “Raphael 1” (1985) 02:04 #8. “Attack on Technodrome” (2015) 02:46 #7. “A (Bull) Wrinkle In Time” (2006) 03:18 #6. “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol. 6” (1986) 04:12 #5. “Usagi Yojimbo 10” (1988) 05:02 #4. “To Serve and Protect” (2007) 05:56 #3, #2 & #1: ???? Have an idea you want to see made into a WatchMojo video? Check out our suggest page at and submit your idea. WatchMojo's Social Media Pages /> Get WatchMojo merchandise at /> WatchMojo’s ten thousand videos on Top 10 lists, Origins, Biographies, Tips, How To’s, Reviews, Commentary and more on Pop Culture, Celebrity, Movies, Music, TV, Film, Video Games, Politics, News, Comics, Superheroes. Your trusted authority on ranking Pop Culture.



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TheLNashProject
any fans of the 2003 show?
Mihail Doychinov
2003 TMNT Cartoon=Best adaption to date
Ouroboros12
TMNT 2003 it's what you all need to see
ImpoweredPotato
I'm surprised the Batman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles crossover wasn't on this list
Andy Studio
We need to get Rated R Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles movie
SilverAshes109
When I was in High School, there was this substitute teacher we had that used to work for Disney (I don't know why he stopped), and he could sketch incredible drawings in under a few minutes. One day, he told us a story about how he went to school with a guy who was obsessed with drawing comic books. One day he told our teacher he had come up with this idea for a comic and that our teacher should buy it from him because he knew it would make him famous. My teacher thought the concept was ridiculous, so he declined. That man's idea was the original TNMT comic, and our substitute teacher regrets his decision to this day.
Xxx-_-ShadowGamerXxx -_-
Who ever is watching the video have a great day
Chibi Prussia
Is the 2003 version worth watching? I've heard good and bad reviews of it
Nostalgic Nerd90
2k3 turtles best TV version ever
Da Ghost
why isn't TMNT 87 and TMNT 2003 animated series on Hulu or Netflix?
Ricardo Lisboa
The new TMNT movies are just abominations.
AbS0lUte TrAsH
R.I.P Donnie.......for now in the comic.....;-; Tho can’t believe that Nickelodeon TMNT is the final season(season 5) and I actually don’t want the new one to come out.....
Casey Decker
I actually own an original copy of "Usagi Yojimbo #10" as part of my comic book collection! :D
ThatOneKid Justin
how about the one were Ralph becomes shredder
Mike Smith
Wondering why you didn't show any clips from the Nick series!!!
Pirelli913
As someone that grew up on the original 1987 cartoon (I was 5 when the five-part mini-series premiered in December 1987), I initially didn't want to give the 2003 series a chance, because it wasn't my childhood. But I inadvertently watched one episode of the 2003 series and later, fished out an old TMNT comic I had and realized the 2003 cartoon was a more close representation of the original 1984 graphic novels. I then gave it a chance and will now proudly stand behind that the 2003 series is far better than the 1987 series (which, honestly, hasn't aged well). To top it off, I later got the 25th Anniversary Volume 1 (issues 1-11, plus the four one-shots and Fugitoid issue) as well as Volume 3 (Return to New York) and Volumes 4-5 (City at War). Even though #1 was where it started, City at War will forever be my favorite story arc. It's 13 issues for cryin' out loud!
Kevin McGill
Wha? No Archie TMNT Adventures entries?
Mirage Gaocariomon
The comics with Alopex need more attention.
Kaden Lacey
"no, we're not running out of ideas *sweats*"
Sean Horace
I've never thought about investing in the TMNT comics till this video. Thanks WatchMojo
David Eduardo González Bermúdez
Top 10 Captain America comics you should read Top 10 Hulk comics you should read Top 10 Flash comics you should read Top 10 Justice League comics you should read
Madichi Brown
People like the 1987 tmnt because of nostalgia but the 2003 series was so much better and more faithful to the comics.
PitBullDonkeez Wut
U should have put Batman and TMNT Crossover
Dog Gamer
I read the one on the thumb nail Donnie gets hurt because beabot and rock steady beat him up I watch the show
OsamuWu42
what about the batman cross over one? no seriously that one was surprisingly good
Mikkel Sharwar
*who think TMNT should have gotten an anime adaptation ?*
Varun Mohandas
Am I the only one,who wants an R-rated TMNT movie based on the dark and gritty 80's comics?I'm Not a fan of kid friendly take of this series
Dr4gonSm0ke
I''ve read all turtles comics and people need to check out "The secret history of the foot clan". This arc got me back into comics.
pieonmymind
Tmnt movie 1990 will always be the best
Meme Iselfaneye
If you like TMNT at all, you owe it to yourself to read the IDW TMNT. It's by far the best version of the material to date, the lightheartedness of the cartoons, mixed with the maturity of the originals. All the best bits of TMNT lore distilled to perfection. Secret History of the Foot Clan is one of the single best, and best looking, TMNT arcs of all time. For anyone interested, here's the reading order: https://turtlepedia.fandom.com/wiki/IDW_Chronology
Nottaway
Hey random people scrolling down the comments😉
Mona Games
I enjoyed the TMNT series that Archie Comics published. Not many people remember them though...
Tarlo The Boar
The 2003 show is Closest to the Comics but I'll admit The 2012 show is my Favourite! And yes I agree with you about The Old Times Comic
newageBoundhippie
I like the Archie Comics run...in particular: the Invasion arc, the crossover with the short-lived Mighty Mutanimals spin-off where they battled the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse, and the story arcs involving the future Turtles. I just with the Forever War arc teased in what ended up being the final issue had actually been finished & published......
Kikach 38117
An episode in which Mikey's cat dies was just devastating, it should totally be on this list...
Arch Aile Strike
Can you do a Sonic archie comic top 10 list ?
Andrei Iosif
do top 10 tmnt 2012 eps you should watch
comedyloverism
I think a TMNT/ Judge Dredd crossover would be cool.
Alex Phillips
They forgot to include the Donatello one shot (a tribute to Jack "King" Kirby), TMNT #15 (The Justice Force), and the issue that introduced the Super Turtles.
Haroldini Milo
Do top 10 shrek comics to read
Victor Bejarano
You missed the Return to New York story arc, specially the 3rd. part
LionelRGuy
"United We Stand, Divided We Fall" from the Archie Comics TMNT Adventures series should've been included. The Mighty Mutanimals, the 4 Horsemen..... great story.
Spideyfan102
Surprised they didn't put the tmnt and batman crossover...
Gabriel R. Johnson
To serve and to Protect would be perfect for Christopher Nolan to direct make a trilogy out that comic.
Thizlamic
Leonardo #1 Best issue of TMNT of ALL TIME
Matiuche
And the crosdover with ghostbusters?
Mega melon Baez
Suprised the new TMNT was't here...
daffyphack
Not a single one from the Archie comics run?
Derek Mason
Good list. But you should've included Archie and Image TMNT comics also
Gustavo B
What, no Tales of The Fugitoid??? (even though it was made before the TMNT even existed).
SorryDylan2008
Who else noticed that the Nickelodeon TMNT TV series is based on the TMNT comics.
Jamal Morris
They need to bring the comic book teenage mutant ninja turtles to the big screen.
Gabriel R. Johnson
Can you imagine Christopher Nolan creates a brand new trilogy. And using the same cinematography as the dark knight. A chase scene having the turtles trying to save April from the foor and shredder along with the foot are destroying New York. Could you imagine what he can do. How emotional it would be.
Mainstreamer Channel 99
Not a single clip from Turtles Forever, including the ending.
demented doom
Seriously only one IDW comic?! That series is blindingly good, so why the neglect?
I am sorbitol, Maltitol, xylitol, mannitol, Calcium
We should get an R-rated TMNT movie with a crazy feminist as the villain.
lewis perez
Wow... disappointed.. at least you honorably mentioned bodycount .... but you neglected to talk about Shell Shock or my favorite story... Souls Winter...
Shannon Gratton
Return to New York the end #1 hands down nothing else even close
Keyblade Wielder Sofia The First
Here is one you u may have missed: Batman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles issues 1 - 6
Starryking
Didn't even show anything from the 2012 version, I am offended. ;-;
blainethemono19
How in the holy hell did you miss the issue where Leo cuts Shredder’s friggin head off?!
Ayyy lmao
Am I the only one that loves 2003 AND 2012?! I also ADORE THE Batman crossover. I prefer the 2012 origin of the turtles, too...
Blade-Raven
Usagi Miyamoto have his own comic created by Stan Sakai and yet he still doesn't have his own cartoon series... seriously wtf?
TazeMeBro McCleskey
Didn't Rafael get his arm cut off in one of the comics/ That would be note worthy.
Blue Katana
No City Fall?
Evelyn Sellars
The worst comic is the one where Donnie dies (momentarily)
aldusxenon
Return to New York. One if the best TMNT stories ever.
Gustavo B
Top 10 Teen Titans comics you should read!!!
guts on the mic
BEST TMNT 1 TMNT 2012 / IDW COMIS 2 2003 3 1986 4 THE FIRST MOVIE 5 THE SECRET OF THE OOZE 6 THE MIRAGE COMICS 7 RISE OF THE TMNT 8 2007 CGI MOVIE 9 2014 CGI MOVIE AND IT`S Sequel 10 the next mutation
David Case
Now Donnie knows how Jason Todd feels when Joker tortured him with a crowbar.
Johnathan Holmes
Usagi Yojimbo and Leo are my favorite best friends in Comic Book. A samurai rabbit and a ninja turtle shouldn't get along, but they did.
TheTrueDecepticreep
The Death of Splinter in volume 4 was a good read.
김영미
Donnie :"( ... why ? Why you ? Why not Shredder ? The team missing you Donnie.
Jammin' Jotaro
Cowabùnga Um... no it isn't. The 2012 series is it's own standalone series just like the other two. Though it does impress me by containing tidbits from all TMNT lore while still being it's own unique show.
Mario, The Nintendo Mascot
And now they're in Injustice..
tpup tpup
Honestly, the entirety of Usagi Yojimbo is amazing, and I think everyone should read it
Danny D's World
List needs more IDW tbh.
The Avryon Show
NOOOOOOO! Bebop and Rocksteady, leave DONNIE ALONE!!!
Brendan Crates
No Future Shark Trilogy?!?
MrEasyNah
Surprised the TMNT/Batman crossover didn't get an honorable mention.
Dylan Roberts
When was April Oneil's first ever apearance?
OnyX NyrO
The entire IDW run of TMNT is amazing
HipHop Geek86
So glad to see TMNT getting sone shine. The IDW comic is highly under rated.
movienaut
No mention of the TMNT adventure comics? Like Future Shark trilogi, or other awesome comics there?
Calsatsu
City Fall Vengeance Secret History of the Foot Clan Krang War
Anime Y Videojuegos
I have one of TMNT with Bat Man
Memes A Blazin'
I have Leonardo #1 it is extremely rare
Samuel Raji
Thanks For Making this at least 5 people checked it out and it deserves it.
MaddestMike
Isn't picking the very first comic for #1 a total cop-out?
richa16x
You should read 'Black and Blue' amazing TMNT comic.
Emily Brown
I think I'm going to have to stop watching and read these. Thanks for the big spoilers just 3 min. in XD
A-man1998
The Savage Dragon meet The TMNT.
David Case
Shredder, Joker, Megatron, Green Goblin, Red Skull, Ernst Stavro Blofeld, Thanos, Darkseid, Lex Luthor, Raoul Silva, Deathstroke, Doctor Doom, Ra's Al Ghul, Bane, and Vandal Savage all have came back from the dead every single fictional story because they're the type of villains who either aren't so easily killed or don't stay dead for a while!
Gamerhound
I remember that I had the trisaritop comic but I um lost it and I know I spelled something wrong
Blew 1
Do this for Transformers Comics next please! Marvel and IDW anyway, Dreamwave and Bayformers...not so much!
TheTrueDecepticreep
No TMNT vol. 4 issue 10, the death of Splinter?
DARK ART VIY
FUTURE SHARK TRILOGY SHOULD BE IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Trafalgar Law34
Honestly I didn't think the Tmnt comics would be so dark
MirNol
+TheLNashProject me!!! I love the 2003 series! They have such an amazing story line, and the characters are played perfectly! Who is your favorite character?