Mirage Group retains the right to publish up to 18 comics a year after the purchase of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Nickelodeon (see “Nick Buys TMNT”), according to a post on the company’s Website.  Publishing is expected to continue until May of 2010. 


After that, it will probably be awhile before there are any new TMNT comics from Mirage, according to Peter Laird’s comments on his blog.  Laird says “I need to get away from it,” of the Turtles.  He did say that if he does return to creating new Turtles comics (and he wouldn’t say if or when that might be), the next comics he works on will be the conclusion of TMNT Volume 4.