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Bizarro Back Issues: How Michelangelo The Ninja Turtle Saved Christmas With Violence! (1985)

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When you think about characters that are well-suited for saving Christmas, it's hard to come up with one more perfect for the job than Michelangelo the Ninja Turtle. Not only has he been making some pretty significant appearances under the tree for a solid thirty years, but of the four brothers who make up the team, Mikey's the one who's full of childlike wonder and the sense of fun that allow one to be swept up by Christmas magic.

That's probably why he's the character who ended up starring in the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Christmas issue back in 1985, in which he befriends a kitty cat, brings joy to a bunch of orphans, and actually Saves Christmas. Which, you know, also involves hijacking a truck and crashing through at least two NYPD roadblocks. Saving Christmas can be complicated, folks.

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An Extremely Thorough Review Of The WWE/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mashup Action Figures

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There are several times in my life where I have tried to stop buying action figures, for all the reasons that you'd expect. They're expensive, they take up space, and while I'm not above making Storm Shadow drop a Stone Cold Stunner on Batman while I'm on the phone and need something to do with my hands, it's not like I actually spend enough time playing with them to keep them form just sitting on my desk gathering dust.

But every time I try to get out, something brings me back in, and nothing has ever gotten me as hard as the new line of Ninja Superstars figures from Playmates, in which WWE Superstars are combined with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. And they are amazing.

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Ask Chris #289: The Best Of All Possible Turtles

Ask Chris #289, background art by Kevin Eastman

Q: Childhood nostalgia aside who is, once and for all, the best Turtle from TMNT? -- @drawesome86

A: The thing about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is that, more than almost any other team in comics, they're less of a group and more of a single unit. As much as the four Turtles might have individual personalities and quirks --- and, y'know, favorite colors that make them nice and toyetic --- it's hard to imagine ever really separating them out into four distinct characters that don't have an equal place within that unit. So on one level, asking to pick out the best one is like handing me a slice of pizza and asking if I prefer the cheese, the sauce, the crust or the toppings. It's all one delicious thing.

But on another level, I really like ranking things, so I think we can probably get you an answer. And honestly, I'm pretty sure what you're actually asking here is "Who's better: Michelangelo or Raphael?" because we all know it ain't gonna be Leo or Donnie.

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ComicsAlliance Reviews ‘TMNT’ (2007), Part Two

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Chris Sims: Welcome back to the final installment of ComicsAlliance's in-depth reviews of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles films! This week, we're heading for the end of 2007's TMNT, in which our half-shelled heroes battle against an immortal Patrick Stewart...

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ComicsAlliance Reviews ‘TMNT’ (2007), Part One

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Chris Sims: Hello everyone, and welcome back to ComicsAlliance's series of in-depth reviews of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles films! Today, we're starting in on our final entry, 2007's TMNT.

Matt Wilson: It was only after we started doing these reviews and people began requesting we review this one that I discovered it ties in to the other movies...

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ComicsAlliance Reviews ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ (1990), Part Two

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Chris Sims: Welcome back to ComicsAlliance's in-depth review of 1990's live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, the film that led to uncounted self-inflicted nunchuk injuries!

Matt Wilson: Also the underpayment of many a poor pizza delivery guy...

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Mauro Perucchetti Sculpts Batman and Superman in the Style of Michelangelo [Art]

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Taking a chisel to marble, sculptor Mauro Perucchetti put a superhero twist on Michelangelo's "The Creation of Adam" painting by sculpting the "World's Finest" lineup of Batman and Superman (with Superman apparently ironically modeled after a self-portrait of the artist himself)...

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History’s Greatest Artists Homaged in April Avengers Variants [Art]

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In honor of May's The Avengers film, Marvel Comics is peppering the month of April with some fun variant covers depicting Earth's Mightiest Heroes in the styles of some of history's greatest artists like Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Monet and Pollock, just because...

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Cartoonist Henry Bonsu Really Hates Ninja Turtle Michelangelo [Art]

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The cartoonist behind the popular "Dap Bros" series of famous fictional fist-bumps, Henry Bonsu really has it in for that most radical of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Michelangelo. In a succession of blog posts on the subject, Bonsu wrote of the party dude, "He used to be my favorite turtle as a kid, but NO LONGER...

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