- Title: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #9
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- Writer: Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz
- Artist: Kevin Eastman, Dan Duncan
While April tries to come to terms with the fact that the four cute little turtles she named have mutated and grown up to be teenage mutant ninja heroes the foursome set out to save Splinter from Old Hob and whatever plans Stockgen has for their master.
With April and Casey‘s help, and Michelangelo‘s reprogrammed Mouser, the TMNT break into Stockgen and take down the guards and giant Mouser, but by the time they make to where Splinter was being held he’s already been kidnapped by a new (or rather old) enemy – the Foot Clan.
Honestly, the first page of April working out the story, and her reaction to them reintroducing themselves to her, is worth picking up all by itself. We also get plenty of heroes in a half-shell action. And, certainly not least important, issue #9 also finally gives us the first real shot of the Shredder, in all his ridiculous glory. Oh yeah, you know you want it. Worth a look.