- Title: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #12
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- Writers: Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz
- Artists: Kevin Eastman, Dan Duncan
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, with the help of the Purple Dragons, finally arrive to save Splinter and take on The Shredder and his army of “stupid evil ninjas.” Issue #12 has plenty of action including the end of Splinter’s fight with The Shredder and a four-way takedown of the leader of the Foot Clan by the heroes in a half-shell.
The turtles not only manage to bust the heads of several Foot Ninja, Karai, their mutant soldier Alopex, and put a beatdown on The Shredder, but, more importantly, they get what they came for and are able to save Splinter from being killed by Oroku Saki a second time.
The issue ends with the foreshadowing of a possible Angel/Casey/April love triangle and April finally officially meeting Splinter and being able to finally thank him for saving his life. We also get the rather inglorious end to Old Hob and the news General Krang is prepared to go ahead with the ominous sounding “Plan B.” Worth a look.