The TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles began in comic books, and the medium has been where several of the franchise's incarnations have taken place. Here are the most prominent ones:
* [[ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesMirage The Mirage books]]: Includes the original Eastman and Laird comics, their spin-offs, and the Image series that served as a continuation.
* [[ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesAdventures The Archie books]]: Initially published as a tie-in to [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 the original cartoon]] under the title ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures'', they eventually went into their own odd direction.
* [[ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIDW The IDW books]]: The first new incarnation of the turtles since Nickelodeon bought the property, it mixes and matches elements from the turtles' history.