In my interview with Paul Allor, writer of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Micro-Series: Fugitoid” issue out tomorrow — he talks about introducing the classic character into the new IDW Publishing universe.

Allor Brings “Fugitoid” to “TMNT Micro-Series” — Click to read full article

“Fugitoid is a Mirage Studios character co-created by the founding fathers of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. The android’s first appearance with the TMNT came in the original run’s fifthissue where he was given the title of co-star, propelling the book into a surprisingly sci-fi direction.

On September 5, IDW Publishing releases a “Fugitoid” one-shot as the eighth issue of its “Micro-Series” line written by Paul Allor and drawn by Paul McCaffrey. Allor spoke to CBR News about introducing Fugitoid to a new era of readers, the strong familial themes in his story and his personal connections to the TMNT.

In the IDW continuity there has been origin tweaking, most notably for the Turtles, Splinter and Shredder — they’re re-incarnations of their former selves. How close to the original Mirage Fugitoid origin are you keeping? Can you tease us on anything you were able to make your own?

Paul Allor: I’d say the broad strokes are the same, and I absolutely tried to stay true to the spirit of the character. If this Fugitoid isn’t recognizable to fans, then I haven’t done my job. But yeah, we have tweaked to fit in with this new story. One big change is that he has a family in this iteration. Family seems to be the grand theme of the IDW Turtle-verse; both the families fate gives us and the families we create. What we owe to our family, what we’ll do for our family, and what we’ll sacrifice for them.”