Archie Comics adapted their version of the pizza-loving sewer-dwelling reptiles from the TV series, leaving behind the satire of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic book.
In this series, Michelangelo, Raphael, Donatello, and Leonardo are sillier than ever. They’re still doing their part to stop crime and thwart the bad guys, but they’re getting more laughs than kicks in the process now. And TV reporter April O’Neil has little competition in getting the scoop on the action, since the staff at her station is more concerned with chipped fingernails and vicious poodles. Splinter remains the same father figure he has always been, though in this title, he bears closer resemblance to a dog than a rat.