With Mirage resuming publishing in 2001 with the fourth volume of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Peter Laird decided to resurrect Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to feature stories that don't fit into the storylines of the current book. The book was initially published bi-monthly but in January 2005 the comic began to published monthly.
Like it's predecessor the second volume of the comic is printed in black and white and contains a frontpiece with a character reciting a monologue about the following story usually ending with a variation of the line "let me tell you a story". Unlike the original book it is written and drawn by a revolving door of guest writers but all stories take place within the Mirage canon. While usually single issue stories some multi-part with some of the more popular ones receiving follow ups or "sequels" in later issues.