After the finale to the "World Tour Arc," the next 7 issues of TMNT Adventures would be published in the UK. With sales still low the series would then be cancelled in early 1994, with 3 issues been skipped & the UK series ultimately ending on a stand alone story, as opposed to a cliffhanger.
While Turtlepower was lifeless in the UK it sputtered on in America, concluding at 72 issues in 1995. It didn't quite have the ending anyone would have liked. Disagreements on the series direction saw chief writer Steve Murphy (Dean Clarrain) removed after issue 70, just as Forever War, a 5 part possible finale, had been advertised. That story didn't conclude the last two issues, which will be republished in late 2018, as what's been advertised as the last volume of the IDW TMNT Adventure Booksets.
The actual finale to the Archie Turtle comics was the 3 part special, Year Of The Turtle, published in 1996.
Its unsure whether IDW intend to republish any other Archie TMNT comics next year. Year Of The Turtle has had some good reviews, but sold badly back in 1996, as there was generally disinterest in TMNT at the time.
When it became popular again, Forever War was nearly published in the late 00's, until IDW gained ownership to the comic rights. Now that they're running out of old Archie comics to republish, it's a wonder whether they'll conclude this TMNT universe with issue 72 or publish either Year Of The Turtle, Forever War, or both?
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