Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (1989)

For all of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle toys I owned (including the best toy in the history of toys: the electric Turtle Pizza thrower) and all of the TMNT episodes and movies I watched over and over, I only own one turtle comic book. Unless I end up buying another turtle related book, this will be the only Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle post on 365 Days of Comics.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Adventures #1 (distributed by Random House in 1989) is my comic of the day because it covers classic turtle characters and story lines. The book must be about 75 pages long and includes a maze and word search, which I filled out since I was about 6 or 7. I've also ripped off part of the last couple of pages in the book. Looking back I laugh at the fact I used to be so care-free with my books and how now I am like a crime scene investigator.

David Caruso walks up. "Another major comic stolen. The store owner was tricked out of possession of the comic book. Well, it looks like we're going to San Diego boys, because we're looking for a major...comic-con." Whhhhaaaaaaaa!

Anyway...Ninja Turtle book includes classic villains such as the Shredder, Bebob and Rocksteady, Krang, Baxter Stockman, the mousers, and of course plenty of foot soldiers. The turtles meet the April O'Neil and the Greaser kids from Dimension X who fly hover cars. The book has a lot of cool fighting and includes scenes in the sewers, streets of New York, and the Technodrome.

I must have re-read this book a thousand times. Plus, I still have drawings of the Ninja Turtles I made by copying the way they looked in this book. It is so torn up now (from old age), but I love this rag of a comic. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #1 is totally radical!

"I Like Turtles!"

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