Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles Adventures no. 1, 10th - 23rd Feb 1990.
This is a reprint of the debut issue of the TMNT Archie 3 part mini-series, originally published in September 1988.
Mirage TMNT illustrator Michael Dooney writes & illustrates the mini-series. While he does comendable job giving comic readers a great starting point with each character, I can't say I'm too keen his Krang, his interpretation is less stubby & block shaped, instead giving the Dimension X villain more stretched out features, fangs & longer tentacles. Its not too bad, but my main complaint is Michael Dooneys artwork in this mini series was the main design reference point for Fleetway illustrators, so most of them would copy his style for drawing Krang in the UK written stories. The colouring is still going through some 'growing pains' in this mini series. After Mikeys bandana colour was a dark orange in the previous issue, almost the same colour as Ralph's, it's now distinguishable. Don's dark purple, will have to wait another issue to change, not that it can be confused with Leo's, it just makes him look like he has no eyes.
This issue picks up halfway through chapter 2 of season 1. Chapter 3 is considerably the shortest of the mini series at 13 pages & 2/3, it doesnt really move the story along as much as the previous chapters, so it's understandable. It introduces recurring character Baxter Stockman, who even here is a hard done to, his only crime been naive & desperate yet ending up in jail for not been suspicious of the Shredder.
Chapter 4 won't get much more pages, with issue 2 ending just as the Neutrinos & Rock Warriors fly through the portal Shredder has opened from Dimension X.
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