Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles started as a comic then cartoon then toys along with the cartoon and finally the movies. The idea came from popular things during the 1980s.
Teenage = The Teen Titans
Mutant = X-Men
Ninja (which also applies to the Footclan) = Daredevil, Elektra, and the Hand
Turtles = Something funny.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1 is there 1st appearance along with Splinter and Shredder. The first print of #1 is the top bronze age comic. Issue #2 is the first appearance of April O'Neil. Raphael 1 is the first appearance of Casey Jones. Then Pop culture history was made with #95 and #96 with the first female Ninja Turtle. Jenika got a blood transfusion from Leonardo to save her life. The TMNT comics have gained momentum with this new addition to the team.
Don't forget to order the first exclusive comic from Good Old Comics. It is TMNT 101 limted to 500 with COA by Alan Quah. You will find it on the site. It has Splinter and all of the turtles on the cover, riding the pop culture history with the first female Ninja Turtle.