The thing about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is that once you have, you know, teenage mutant ninja turtles, there's no real reason to not just go all out and start making mutants out of everything. This, at least, is the premise of Mutanimals, a team of animal-human hybrids made with the same mutagen that gave us Leo, Mikey, Donnie and Raph, just without the guidance of Splinter --- and listen, I'm as surprised as you are that that sentence actually makes perfect sense.

The current version of the Mutanimals were gathered together by Old Hob, the gun-toting one-eyed cat seen above, to form an army to fight Shredder and the Foot Clan, and next week, they're taking the spotlight in their own limited series from Paul Allor and Andy Kuhn, and it all starts with Pigeon Pete having a pretty terrible day.

If you've been keeping up with the ongoing Turtles series, which you should be because it's awesome, then you're probably already familiar with Allor and Kuhn's work on the characters. Allor, who also wrote a pretty amazing G.I. Joe story about Cobra Commanders through the ages, was a writer on Turtles In Time and the Micro-Series story about Shredder conquering Hell, which I can assure you was as good as it sounds. Kuhn has been doing great stuff at IDW lately too, on Samurai Jack and TMNT, and while I'm a fan of pretty much anything he draws, his art style fits a world of mutant animals (or... mutanimals) pretty perfectly.