Sunday, March 21, 2010

Shattered Image #2

Originally published: September, 1996

Story: Kurt Busiek and Barbara Kesel
Pencils: Michael Ryan
Inks: Mark Irwin and Luke Rizzo


The stupid Image Universe goes into stupid flux and stupid Grifter from the stupid Wild C.A.T.S. crosses over with the TMNT for one stupid panel.

He pops up in their lair while they’re eating popcorn. Says he recognizes them from TV. The Turtles don’t know what the Hell he’s talking about. Leo appears to not even notice Grifter’s presence, instead pointing at his own crotch and sneering awkwardly for no discernable reason while staring off into space.

Turtle Tips:

*This cameo could potentially take place at just about any point in the Turtles’ timeline. But if we were to look at things from the point of view of the Image series, then this would have to take place before TMNT (Vol. 3) #1, as none of the Turtles have been mutilated yet.

*The Turtles will encounter Grifter again (or appear in the same crowd as him) in The Savage Dragon #41.


Hey, look, it’s the one panel the Turtles appear in:

Now you don't have to waste your money on this fucking terrible comic.  You're welcome.

Grade: I will not even dignify this book with a grade.


discordiatookie said...

Could this be your best review ever?

John Pannozzi said...

Is the Michael Ryan who penciled this comic the same one who wrote for the 4Kids TMNT cartoon?

Adam said...

Thank you for scratching the itch of my curiosity so I don't have to! :-D

Mattkind said...

Now do Raph's came in Mars attacks image

John Pannozzi said...

Kinda sad that Kurt Busiek of all worked on this.

BTW, Erik Larsen personally doesn't really consider this part of the Savage Dragon's continuity, so I'm thinking you don't need to worry too much of it being part of the Mirage continuity.