Jim Purcell wrote:
Question, what's this bit about a 'Fan Published' issue 71 of Tales of the TMNT (vol.2)? Know anything about that?
Eastman & Laird were under the (mistaken) assumption that they didn't have the rights to reprint the issue of TMNT with Cerebus -- especially internationally -- so they produced an entirely separate fill-in issue to replace it in collections for the Spanish market. Tales Vol. 2 #71 is a not-for-profit, fan-produced English translation of that story. I'm not sure why Mirage never published it in America themselves, but it's got Jim Lawson art, and would have fit neatly in their Tales series if they'd chosen to do it officially.
I worked a tiny bit on that, and some related stuff that I'll be making a thread about in a little while. Fans of TMNT and fans of Frank's Image run in particular should be interested.