The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 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:
- The Mirage books: Includes the original Eastman and Laird comics, their spin-offs, and the Image series that served as a continuation.
- The Archie books: Initially published as a tie-in to the original cartoon under the title Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures, they eventually went into their own odd direction.
- The IDW books: The first new incarnation of the turtles since Nickelodeon bought the property, it mixes and matches elements from the turtles' history.