In the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic book series the Turtles' friend April O'Neil was a laboratory assistant to a scientist who turned out to be mad. When the comic became a cartoon April underwent a major character design and emerged as an investigative TV news reporter bearing little resemblence to her original self. Also the turtles became more kid friendly and only got to chop up robots in the cartoon. Remember when the Turtles were hot? Everyone wanted to cash in and a new comic book series was a good bet. The original comic was both too different and too adult oriented to appeal to the younger fans of the cartoon series so something had to be done. Enter Archie Comics who began publishing a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic book starting with a three issue mini-series adapting stories from the cartoon. Which was why the first issue of the Archie Comics issues bore a striking resemblence to the first TV show as April meets the Turtles and teams up with them to investigate a seris of robberies but stumbles into the robotic grasp of the Foot Clan.
Naturally the Turtles went looking for her and it wasn't too hard to find her.
But not for too long and when the coming conclude the Heroes in the Half Shell are enjoying a celebratory pizza after having saved the day. The cartoon April was constantly in need of rescue, since there's rumours the series is coming back lets hope that tradition remains in place.
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