Friday, March 6, 2015


Originally published in: TMNT Magazine (Panini) #24
Publication date: February 5 - March 4, 2015

Script: Erik Burnham
Art: Bob Molesworth
Colours: Jason Cardy
Colour assist: James Stayte & Kat Nicholson
Letters: Alex Foot



The Foot and the Kraang have been lying low for the past few weeks and Raphael is going stir crazy in the absence of action.  The other Turtles are sick to death of sparring with him every day and have preoccupied themselves with their hobbies (Donnie’s experiments, Leo’s model kits, Mikey’s dancing).  Master Splinter suggests that Raph also find a hobby and the Turtles see if they can’t fix him up with something.

Cooking fails, stamp collecting fails, karaoke fails and ventriloquism just creeps everybody out. Raph is about to give up when Splinter gives him a new hobby, one that will improve his hand-eye coordination and dexterity.  Raph is reluctant until Splinter slyly implies that the hobby is beyond his skill, so of course Raph rises to the challenge.

The next day, while the other Turtles are playing video games, they inquire what Raph has been up to since he began his hobby hunt.  Splinter predicts he’s up to two scarves, three pairs of socks and a winter hat.  And he’s right; Raph has gotten the hang of knitting in record time.

Turtle Tips:

*This story is continued from “Blind Luck”.  The story continues in TMNT Magazine (Panini) #25.


Heh heh.  Punchlines.

Not, uh, not much to remark on with this one.  Though knitting does seem like a hobby that WOULD improve the fancy finger-work necessary to be skillful with the sai.  So there’s that.


Chet said...

Wasn't Raph a bit of a comic cook collector when the cartoon started out? I remember Mikey messing with his comics once, which obviously pissed him off.

DarkknightChris said...

This isn't the 1st time in the TMNT multiverse that Raph took knitting.

Mark Pellegrini said...

@Darkknight Chris

Good catch. I actually haven't seen most of those Flash animated 4Kids TMNT shorts.

Chris Arndt said...

Flash cartoons?

What the heck?

Mark Pellegrini said...

@Chris Arndt

As in "cartoons animated in Flash".

There were a bunch of Flash-animated TMNT shorts aired as filler between commercial breaks during the 4Kids series.

DarkknightChris said...

There's also the scene Raph was knitting during Splinter's torture scene in the new movie.