This has been common knowledge for quite a while in the TMNT fandom, but some of you not-so-hardcore fans may not know about this. The reason there haven't been any trades of the original Mirage TMNT VOL. 1 issues lately is because Peter Laird (the sole owner of the TMNT franchise after he bought-out Eastman) wants to personally "remaster" each an every issue (or at least the ones he considers canon). By "remaster", I mean he wants to re-ink, re-tone, re-letter and even change some artwork around. He's already released the first issue to show-off his "remastering" skills. Personally, I think it looks like rubbish. You be the judge: Original ... Remaster Original Original ... Remaster Original ... Remaster It looks like he completely sucked the life out of the artwork. His "remastering" process even goes so far as to remove some very atmospheric details, like the shadows of the Purple Dragons on that first page. Laird also says that he intends to do a completely new version of TMNT Vol. 1 #8 so that he can omit the character of Cerebus. Supposedly the reason is Laird doesn't want to pay royalty money to Dave Sim. Anyhow, this bugs me. I was hoping for some nice, high-quality trades of the original series. Instead, he's going to give us soulless garbage. I'm glad I have my original issues locked away where Laird can't touch them.