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Hey, TMNT fans - check out this article about our favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Excerpt from CliqueClack TV:

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and I go way back. We’re the same age, born in the “Orwellian” year of 1984 — I, to a pair of musicians in Chicago; the Turtles, to a pair of aspiring comic book artists in Northampton, Massachusetts. I cannot pretend to have grown up with Eastman and Laird’s Mirage Turtles. They were a little too mature for my age group. The Mirage Turtles drank beer, said “Damn!” instead of some variation of “Shell!” and they eviscerated their foes instead of clocking them with trashcans. They were badass. Dark. Gritty. Monochromatic.

Read the full article at CliqueClack

The author goes on to reflect on the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series as well as the 2003 series. Then she gets excited about the new Nickelodeon TMNT series and the new Playmates action figures of Leonard, Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo - and, of course, the 1987 complete series Party Wagon DVD set, which is coming out in November.