In the time between TMNT volume 1 #11 and #50, there was only one truly official, mandatory story: Return to New York, and that only lasted three issues (three amazing issues. We’ll get to those). That’s 36 issues of stories that didn’t really follow any established status quo or continuity. Sometimes a team would start a story one month, only to finish it several months later.
Somehow the cover for this issue is the one that always gets used to define this Universe, as recently as the TMNT Forever tv movie. Why? A half-naked Raphael and his three brothers riding a giant sea turtle? I don’t get it.
After sailing for some time and playing with some dolphins and sea turtles, the crew is captured by a giant underseas crab robot ship.
The story itself is, of course, seminal. This is the first appearance of April, an as such this story has been adapted in almost every form of media, as April has been the only “constant” human ally of the Turtles.
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Just so we’re clear, this comic is horrible. Very horrible. One of the worst I’ve ever read. I got it in a shipment of issues I was missing and had […]
This is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #12, also known as “The Lost World.”