Over the next few years, I also enjoyed checking out any of the TMNT knockoffs that I could get my hands on. I think the first one I acquired is also probably the best known:
...and this was just the start of the phenomenon. Some of the other direct ripoffs/parodies included Naive Inter-dimensional Commando Koalas, Pre-Teen Dirty-Gene Kung-Fu Kangaroos, and one that my buddy Josh was kind enough to finally put into my grubby paws when he found it at a con:
Heck, even Marvel eventually threw their hat in the ring, making an X-Men themed parody of the book that was intended, in part, as an X-Men parody!
At some point, I'd love to see a complete list of these put together. There are some pretty good compilations out there, such as this blog post in Russian, but I don't know of anything that claims (or tries) to be comprehensive. In a world with infinite time, I guess I'd do it.
Until then, I made this 4d20 Random Anthropomorphic Hero Team Name Generator for anyone interested in getting in on the Turtle knockoff action. Just roll a d20 four times and consult the lists below in order...you never know when you might need such a team in a pinch...
(And what the heck...let's see what I'll be doodling over the next few days...how about the Wizened Modified Mercenary Groundhogs?)
19. Young Adult
9. Gamma Irradiated
10. Genetically Altered
13. Secret Agent
9. Guinea Pigs
14. Mini Horses
This is a fun list. Well done, sir.ReplyDelete
Elderly Monstrous Paladin Tapirs....... lets get to writing...ReplyDelete
Well, now, that pretty much writes itself, doesn't it?Delete