Monday, January 30, 2012
TMNT Adventures Special #5
Publication date: Summer, 1993
Cover: Rich Hedden and Tom McWeeney
*"Yo-Ho-Ho! And a Bottle of Mutagen!"
*"The Darkest Hour"
*Chronologically, I would place "Yo-Ho-Ho! And a Bottle of Mutagen" between TMNT Adventures #9 and TMNT Adventures #10, and "The Darkest Hour" between TMNT Adventures #22 and TMNT Adventures #23.
*Man Ray’s presence in "Yo-Ho-Ho!" means it must take place after TMNT Adventures #5, but Shredder and Krang working together in the follow-up story means it must take place before TMNT Adventures #13. There are only two narrative gaps between issues #5 and #13 that this story could fit; after #5 or after #9. I chose after #9 because it puts some time between the TMNT's first encounter with Man Ray, giving him an opportunity to build his base and sub.