Monday, September 29, 2008

Dramatic Effect

When Paul sent this page in for final approval I suggested adding a shaft of lightning in the last panel for dramatic effect.

Paul cheerfully obliged but for some reason it didn't make it into the book.
So here it is. Didn't want Paul's extra effort to go unnoticed.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Who Can We Turn To...

 that the Mighty Mutanimals are dead?

They lay bathed in black blood. Archie would not allow it to be colored red.

Dean Clarrain is Steve Murphy and Vice Versa

Yes, my old partner in crime, Steve Murphy is Dean Clarrain. Or rather, Dean Clarrain is actually Steve Murphy. Read his shocking confession at The 5th Turtle!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Armaggon Would Love This

Evidence that millions of tons of methane gas is being released into the atmosphere from beneath the Arctic seabed has been discovered by scientists.

The sea is foaming with gas bubbling up through "methane chimneys" rising from the sea floor. The sub-sea layer of permafrost, which has acted like a "lid" to prevent the gas from escaping, has melted away to allow methane to rise from underground deposits formed before the last ice age.

Methane is about 20 times more powerful as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide and scientists fear that its release could accelerate global warming leading to further permafrost melting and the release of yet more methane. Earth is doomed.

This mutant shark was created by Pete and submitted to Playmates Toys as a possible addition to the TMNT toy line. They soundly rejected it. Years later, Murph salvaged the design and used it as the look for his character Armaggon, a shark monster he had created for the Archie Adventure series. A copy of Pete's original design was inked for this blog post.

Needless to say, this shark mutant was a huge hit with the fans and would have made a most radical action figure.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

All The News That's Fit To Print

Behold! Here is a copy of the Mirage Times. These were available to retailers to pass out in comic stores. Do any of you collect these?

Mondo Trouble

Environmental degradation, massive corporate and government
corruption leaving
the U.S. economy in shambles,
seems the Mutanimals were right in their fight.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Go Mutanimals Go !

These Mighty Mutanimals by Kyle A. Carrozza are mighty cool!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Extra Digit

Hey, the Fugitoid only has 3 phalanges not 4 as pictured in the cover above. Where's the quality control?

Who Wants To Be A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle?

A while back I was hit with this idea for a new reality show to celebrate the TMNT's 25th anniversary entitled "So You Want To Be A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle" (working title). Stupid, right? Well the idea kept nagging at me and with time growing short I fired off a proposal to Mirage. who in turn fired it off to the appropriate parties.

What follows is a portion of said proposal:

This is a reality based television game show where 20 hard-core TMNT fans are
outfitted with a tortoise shell vest, a carapace back with a plastron
front, elbow and knee pads and bandana which they must wear until they
are eliminated. The contestants are isolated in a NYC sewer setting
and compete for cash and prizes by learning martial arts from Master
Splinter, a martial arts expert in rat's clothing. They must live
like the TMNT and endure rigorous activity with, daily training
sessions, the constant odor and filth of the sewer environment, and
can eat nothing but pizza for the duration of their stay. The show
would use progressive elimination, allowing the contestants to battle
each other, both physically and by answering Ninja Turtle trivia,
until only four final contestants remain and must use their combined
strength to defeat an actor portraying the Shredder in a series of
Battle Nexus bouts (of varying mental/physical forms). The final
contestant wins a cash prize in the season finale and the right to
be named "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle."

Other than Murph, no one really shared my enthusiasm. End of story.