Originally Posted by BlueLightning
I think ShredderX referred to the original TMNT #1 comic as a parody, which it was.
CORRECT. And I also have nothing but respect for the 87 Fred Wolf toon also. Without it, Turtle Mania wouldn't existed. Thing is, the TMNT have never graduated from the 87 image. Whenever you mention TMNT, people never put it on the same level as say, Batman or X-Men, but see it as something thats for " kids " because the constant adaptations are based on pizza eating slapstick comedy, as opposed to mutant ninja assassins. Archie comics back in the aerly 90's were a perfect balance because it was in the style of the 87 toon, but the writng, storylines and plots were similar to Mirage's (minus the turtles killing.) It was everything you loved about the cartoon that was popular at the time, minus the slapstick.