I recently received a text message from one of my friends and it read “Dude, White Foot Soldier needs a throwback day where you pull out something random and old from your collection”. Immediately throwback Thursday from social media sites came to mind.
I wasn’t exactly sure how I wanted to go about this but I loved the idea. After some thought, I came to realize that not only would it be fun to talk about some old TMNT stuff, but it would also allow me to post some much needed pictures from my collection. I have always wanted to get pictures of my collection but never had the time, nor the space, to lay everything out and get some good shots.
Throwback Thursday: My Collection will now give me the opportunity to slowly give you a glimpse into my vintage stash of TMNT items.
Without further ado, here is my first Throwback Thursday TMNT style.
Believe it or not, a lot of people out there do not realize that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles started off as a comic book. They tend to think that the 1987 Fred Wolf cartoon was the beginning of this franchise. Unfortunately, I do not own a copy of the very first comic book (aside from reprints) but I have what some might argue to be the next best thing in the TMNT comic book world. The three issue mini-series from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Archie Adventures.
These comic books were initially drawn by Michael Dooney and were adapted from the 1987 TV series. The first three issues adapts the first five episodes of the 87 cartoon. These episodes are titled Turtle Tracks, Enter the Shredder, A Thing About Rats, Hot Rodding Teenagers from Dimension X, and Shredder & Splintered.
The TMNT Archie Adventures were highly popular and would go on to see 72 issues printed, along with several annuals and other specials/mini-series’.
It is hard to believe that I was only a few months old when these three comics came out. Issue #1 came out in August of 1988, issue #2 came out in October of 88 and issue #3 came out in December of that same year. Cowabunga!!