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Raise Some Shell: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Paperback – April 1 2014

4.9 out of 5 stars 9 ratings
Book 2 of 10 in the Pop Classics Series

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Product details

  • Publisher : ECW Press; 20140401st edition (April 1 2014)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 152 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1770411798
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1770411791
  • Item Weight : 158 g
  • Dimensions : 12.07 x 0.95 x 17.78 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.9 out of 5 stars 9 ratings

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“The second instalment in ECW’s new Pop Classics series does an excellent job contextualizing the origins of Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael, following the trajectory of the various incarnations and permutations of their stories, and intelligently speculates upon their future . . . His analysis is intense yet refreshing, and always delivered with humour.” ― National Post

“By successfully drawing comparisons to Kafka, Rushdie, and Marvel’s X-Men, Rosenbaum, like Nayman with Showgirls, is able to state his case for the continued social relevance of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles unapologetically and without a shred of irony.” ― Quill & Quire

"The highest praise I can give to Richard Rosenbaum is that while his book is quite educational and smartly written he does so in an enormously humorous style, during my first read through I just kept imagining the author and I sitting at a restaurant just chatting about characters that we loved very much." ― The Retroist

"Raise Some Shell is a breath of fresh air as a substantial, accessible discussion of a major trend in pop culture." ― BleedingCool.com

"It wasn't okay, it was AWESOME! And that's saying something for a book about the world of comics, cartoons and movies that contains zero pictures...Without a doubt my favourite part of this book is the non-stop ride of Nostalgia as well as the countless times I learned facts that completely blew my mind." ― The Nostalgia Blog

About the Author

Richard Rosenbaum is a fiction editor at Broken Pencil (Canada’s magazine of the underground arts and independent culture) and a regular contributor to overthinkingit.com. He received his Master’s degree in communication and culture from Ryerson University, and this is what he’s doing with it. He lives in Toronto, Ontario. His favourite Turtle is Donatello.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Must not...use...Turtle Power...as a...review...title.......
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 27, 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars A (scientific) Loveletter to the Turtles
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Richard Rosenbaum ... A True TMNT Fan, A True TMNT Story
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