As most people know...I am a Turtles fan. Have been ever since I was a little kid. I've seen the whole original cartoon show, all the movies, and read almost all the books put out. I even have a pet turtle and a RP here on E going to deal with the Turtles.
Now...I'm just a dork, but this month is important to the Turtles. Twenty-Five years ago this month Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman finished and published the first 40 page comic book for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. They never expected it to go past one issue, but it has and even has two specials coming out this month. TMNT: Future Tense and TMNT: The Forever War (this one actually comes out in June, but it's up for pre-order now).
The turtles have evolved quite a bit. In the first issue The Shredder was killed. Why? Because they didn't think they would ever put out more than on issue. All the turtles originally started out with red eye masks, only later did they get different colors. They have seen the live screen and even been adapted into a CGI movie. Raf becomes Shredder for a while. Leo runs away for a while to train on his own. Mikey becomes a published writer. And Donnie gets college degrees. Master Splinter eventually dies of old age. April and Casey do end up together with Casey's adopted daughter Shadow.
I recently got the privilege to become the owner of the new, reprint of the very first issue of TMNT. I greatly enjoyed reading through it for the first time in many years.
I know most people won't share my love of the Turtles as most people prefer Batman, Spiderman, The Joker, Green Lantern, Captain America, Thor, Wonder Woman, The Hulk...but I like the Turtles. ^_^
Yes. I know I am a dork.