All posts tagged: Richard Rosenbaum

Nostalgia Blog Reviews: ‘Raise Some Shell. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’

One great thing about writing for this blog (other than not having to care about grammar or spelling) is sometimes people reach out to you and give you free stuff in exchange for a review. I call those people suckers…I mean valued readers! In all seriousness, the other month I was sent a copy of ‘Raise Some Shell. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ by Richard Rosenbaum to be reviewed. I thought, cool, it’s a book about Ninja Turtles, it should be okay. Boy was I wrong. 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. Rosenbaum tackles in detail all things turtles from its start as a gritty independent comic to the more kid-friendly cartoon and into each movie that was created. He leaves no stone unturned when it comes to the turtles and even touches base on probably the greatest moment in TMNT history: That time Vanilla Ice sang “Ninja Rap” in ‘Secret of the ooze’. Rosenbaum’s writing is …