The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has halted production across the comic book industry, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ongoing series by IDW Publishing is the latest title to abruptly suspend its run.
Current Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles writer/artist Sophie Campbell confirmed the delay on her Twitter.
“Just got word that production is stopping, so TMNT is done for now,” Campbell wrote. “I’m going to finish up issue 105, then that’s it. See you guys on the other side!”
The current storyline in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a case of art imitating life, as a large section of New York City has been quarantined because of a mutagenic gene that transforms ordinary humans into mutants. Walls have been built to contain the infected, but this has led to tension between the mutated and normal humans.
The Turtles have also undergone a massive shakeup in their lives, as their father Splinter died during the events of the “City at War” storyline. They also added a new member, Jennika, to their ranks, and in the most recent issue, #104, they eventually moved into Mutant Town, living among other mutates like themselves.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #104, by Sophie Campbell, Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz and Ronda Pattinson, is now on sale from IDW Publishing.
Writer/artist Sophie Campbell has noted that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics will halt production, starting with Issue #105.