Updated on 16 October, 2021
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an iconic icon from the 1980s that continues to entertain children and adults today. In fact, it is so much fun that countless generations of children continue to play with the game, which was created by two comic book writers who are credited as the co-creators of this popular series. When the game was initially launched, it featured a number of different characters, all of them popular in their own ways, including but not limited to, Shreddar Koon, Michelangelo, Leonardo, Donatello, and Raphael. However, after the first year of its release, a new character, a girl known as April O'neill appeared, and within a few months, this original character was made part of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles universe.
While it has been mentioned that this character may be a nod to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles of decades past, it is actually her son, Michelangelo, who bears a strong resemblance to the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. When April O'neill was introduced into the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics during the'mosaic era'of the late 1990s, she had already become an icon in her own right. She was a fearless, young warrior who was shown to be powerful and brave, and the fan base quickly latched onto the idea of having Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles interact with the amazing powers that they would have to call upon in their quest to save the world.
This fan base would continue to grow as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles got closer to the creation of their very own animated series. After the cancellation of the live action movie, the cartoon show lasted for twelve seasons, which ended with the creation of the Hasbro video game TMNT. In this game, gamers can jump into the shoes of an agile, powerful teenaged turtle called Turtle Mario, who works with his brother, Sonic the Hedgehog, to protect the world from villains. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles started out their adventures as Splinter, who was recruited by Shreddar to work alongside his fellow sewer, Donatello. Together, they attempted to foil the plans of Shreddar's arch enemy, Master Splicer, who seeks to conquer the world using his latest invention, a robotic army known as the Shreddar Robots.
When the turtles finally got some new recruits when April O'neill left to train them in the Ninja Temple on Cularon Island, Splinter decided that it was time for April to leave to pursue her dreams of being a ninja and protecting the streets of New York City. But before leaving, April learned that she still has unfinished business to do with one of the Turtles she had helped to capture years ago, King Piccolo. Asking Splinter for permission to seek out and bring back the legendary Dragon Knight, the pair set out once again to help the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles solve problems involving mutated sewer creatures calledroach. Asking the assistance of a purple and green lizard named Michelangelo, who had been raised by the turtles since he was a small boy, Splinter was confident that he could convince King Piccolo to let April return. However, when April and the other turtles arrived just in time to aid the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in fighting off the cyboreal menace, King Piccolo, who possesses the ability to turn into a powerful and destructive ball of mass called the Dragonball, was given the chance to exact revenge on the "knockout" turtles.
In the conclusion of the issue, "The Return of Shreddar", the turtles confronted King Piccolo and defeated him, freeing the five previously rescued Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. In the following issues, the other three turtles became involved in various other adventures. As an example, in issue #6, the original six Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles attended a "kidnapping" party hosted by a vicious crime lord named extortionist named Rackspace. Together with his ally Durai, Splinter lured the criminals to a warehouse where the turtles were able to apprehend them. This allowed the Teenage Mutant Turtles to go on with their own adventures.
In the final year of the series, the "Shreddar" storyline took place, where the evil Leader of the Foot Clan came back to earth to take control of the ninja clan. As a member of the clan, Shredder kidnapped younger versions of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in order to experiment on them. In one case, the "Shreddar" gave Leatherback a metallic head which he used to create an army of killer blister bugs which attacked the city. In order to save his son Kota, Leatherback sacrificed his life by letting his flame turn into a beam which incinerated the metalhead, thus saving the young turtles. In the ongoing series, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles continued to join forces with their friends, as they worked to free the planet from evil villains and free the world from evil tycoons.
The most recent story line featured in the ongoing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series involves the ninja warriors known as the ninjas, who have been enlisted by the special forces of the United States military. These ninjas were covertly trained by a mysterious scientist to form a secret underground army of warriors, called the Foot Clan. These ninjas were given new super powers by a mysterious mystic known as the no-frames, who provided them with the knowledge of how to battle evil. However, the evil scientist creating the evil dragons threatens to release these powerful warriors into the wrong hands if the Turtles do not get rid of the ninjas.
The animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics continue to entertain readers with new stories written every month. This new book, "TMNT: Turtles in Time" is expected to be released in late 2021. The book will feature some of the older turtles, as well as new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. These new turtles will be shown in the same way that the older turtles were, and will help to continue the entertaining Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles story. In addition, a live action movie is also in the works, which is part of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise.