Tuesday May 2, 2023

Tony Hawk casually namedrops a new Reznor Ross score

Earlier this year, my father was visiting and brought along a white cardboard box that had been sitting at his house for at least two decades. You see, a former colleague of mine was posting on Facebook about how he had gotten into collecting comic books, and I remembered that I had, at one point, the entire first series of black and white Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics by Eastman & Laird. As I remember it, the first three or four were reprints - maybe a 3rd print of the first and second issues, 2nd print of the third and fourth. Maybe I could trade them in and get something nice for myself.

To my surprise and disappointment, most of the first dozen issues were missing from the box. Looking on eBay, I was shocked to see that, in fact, what was missing was probably worth thousands of dollars somehow, since I had left them in a closet, in individual plastic baggies, some with cardboard in the bags for added stiffness.

I can't imagine anyone in my family stole them - maybe my brother or sister had some scumbag friends over, and they spirited them away when no one was looking. Given what they'd taken, it was pretty well targeted, and kind of a bummer. I have the rest of them on a shelf now, behind me, not real sure what to do with them.

Where was I? Right. It's the year 2023, I'm in my 40s, and the only comic book I ever collected way back in elementary school continues to be reborn over and over again - the latest incarnation is a highly stylized animated reimagining - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem.

And at about 19.5 minutes into this interview, Tony Hawk lets slip that Trent Reznor's not only got some absurd cameo in an upcoming video, but "him and Atticus are working on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles... they're working on the soundtrack to the movie that Seth [Rogan] was talking about."

And you know what? Listen to the music at the start of this trailer.

That's fuckin' great.