Welcome to the first issue of Mighty Mutanimals, titled appropriately “The Wild Angels.” This series, and the characters within it, were one of the reasons I really wanted to write these reviews in the first place.
It’s actually cooler than it sounds. The dialog is peppy.
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.
This is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #12, also known as “The Lost World.”
Most of these stories take place one after the other anyway, but this is clearly the beginning of something very new. We also have a new rotater in the artist pool in Donald Simpson, who does a more than adequate job with his realistic take on the Turtles.
We finally reach “The Final Conflict” here in TMNT Adventures #13, and we learn, hilariously, that Mary Bones wasn’t speaking of some giant, actual conflict… but the name that the wrestling company puts on the Turtles’ fight they’re televising.