(Superheroes Archive)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
1986-1993. An archive of over 400 items pertaining to the Ninja Turtles, including original manuscripts for comic strips, newspapers, photographs, and artwork. From the collection of Bram Stoker Award winning horror writer Stanley Wiater, who was hired in the early 1990s by Mirage Studios (the studio of TMNT creators Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman) to write original comic book scripts, published by Archie Comics. Wiater also wrote some of the storyline for the daily newspaper comic strip, illustrated by Dan Berger, that appeared in roughly 450 newspapers. He then authored The Official Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Treasury: the research and materials from that project are included in this archive. Highlights include: the original typewritten scripts for ten TMNT comic strips; over 50 original daily comic strips; over 200 photographs of models for the characters, action figures, and comic book covers; the manuscript, proposal and notes for the Treasury; correspondence between the series writers and artists; contracts and agreements; proposals for branding campaigns; character guidelines; and storyline development pitches. A more detailed inventory is available on request. [#033054] $6,000

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