Issue #1: Return of the Shredder
At Channel Six, April's boss is on her case about the Turtles. He's convinced they're a menace to society, and wants April to expose them. Of course, April won't do so, and sets out to prove they're heroes. And as if that's not enough, while Master Splinter is meditating, he declares that he senses Shredder is coming back.
Shredder goes to the "Slash for Cash Dojo" and recruits the students in his plan. He trains the young students and when they're ready, he has them dress up like the Turtles, call themselves the "Crooked Ninja Turtle Gang", and has them go on a crime spree in the city. On one of these sprees, April and Vernon were there the catch the action. They see the "turtle" robbers, but April refuses to believe the Turtles did it. Meanwhile, Shredder calls Krang and tell him his plan: to ruin the Turtles' reputation so they have to surface to clear their names. Krang yells that he wants results now, so Shredder is left with only one place to turn...
Issue #2: Return of the Shredder, Part II
In the Turtles lair, Splinter is abducted by a huge dirt-shoveling rat-catcher and driven off. The Turtles arrive later and follow the path the rat-catcher took, which leads them to a junkyard. The CNTG is there, and the Turtles make short work of them. They see a message Shredder left them, telling them to meet him at the "Slash for Cash Dojo". When the Turtles arrive there they see Splinter tied to the wall with a battering ram above his head. Just as Shredder is about to cut the rope and smash Splinter to bits, Baxter arrives with the rat-catcher to take care of the Turtles. The Turtles take care of him instead, wrecking the machine and causing it to go haywire. In the confusion, Shredder slices the rope anyway and runs off. The Turtles manage to get the machine under control and save Splinter in the nick of time.
April delivers the report that the entire "Crooked Ninja Turtle Gang" was a hoax, and the real Turtles were heroes. The Turtles sit at home watching the report, satisfied in a job well done.
Issue #3: The Incredible Shrinking Turtles
The Turtles find the first fragment on a garbage barge, but then Shredder shows up and takes it. They engage in "clean" combat, to which the Turtles lose. Shredder holds up the first fragment and something strange happens. The Turtles starting shrinking! That was the power of the first fragment: it made things shrink. The Turtles barely escape becoming Ninja Turtle pancakes, and make it home.
Shredder calls Krang and tells him of the Eye of Sarnath, and how he shrunk the Turtles, but Krang doesn't believe him. Krang demands proof, so Shredder heads out to get him some. Once home, the Turtles explain everything to Splinter, who calls April for help. On April's way over, she sees the Empire State Building was actually shrinking! After the building was completely shrunk, Baxter Stockman, in disguise, comes to take the building away for "research". Once Shredder has the building is his hands, he calls Krang. Now he'll have all the proof he'll ever need!
Issue #4: The Incredible Shrinking Turtles, Part II
April and Splinter finally make it out of traffic and to Shredder's hideout. Inside, Shredder is about to crush the Turtles with a crowbar, but before he can, Splinter bolts in and starts fighting Shredder. April manages to find the fragment and returns the Turtles to their normal size. Just as Shredder starts getting the better of Splinter, the Turtles come to the rescue. But during the confusion Baxter gets the fragment and the villians get away.
The Turtles head home, watch April on the tube, and eat dinner. All is well.
Issue #5: Something Fishy Goes Down
The worker at the aquarium leaves, but not before patting the Manta Ray goodnight. He's investigating possible illegal pollition coming from the sewer. He sticks his hand down into a green ooze in the water, and then a large burst of water carries him out to sea. Meanwhile, Shredder is planning the destroy the Statue of Liberty with a torpedo, which just happens to be heading for the Turtles. They escape, jump aboard the sub, hear of the plans, manage to get into a fight with Bebop and Rocksteady, which resulted in a hole in the side of the submarine. Shredder escapes, while the Turtle swim out. Meanwhile, a shadow attaches some explosives to the sub. It talks to itself, saying it must save Liberty.
Just as Shredder thinks he's gonna make a clean getaway, the shadow comes into clear view. It's a huge Manta Ray-Mutant Man who calls himself Man Ray (later to be Ray Fillet). Shredder and Man Ray fight, and Man Ray ends up taking Shredder to the shore. Shredder escapes, and Ray gets back into the water because he was so tired. The Turtles watch him go, and wonder about who he is. They turn around to watch the wonderful Fourth of July fireworks.
Issue #6: Of Turtles and Stones and Mary Bones
Leatherhead chases after Mary, but she disapears. Leatherhead crashes into Shredder's sewer hideout, and Shredder lies to him, telling him that Mary Bones and the Turtles are evil and that they hold the key to returning him to human form. Leatherhead agrees to capture the Turtles.
The Turtles end up fighting Bebop, Rocksteady, and Leatherhead on an old bridge. Leatherhead, being confused with the two conflicting stories, Shredder's and the Turtles', he throws a fit. When his tail smacks against the old bridge, a part of it collapses on Leatherhead. As our heroes make an exit, Mary Bones appears and gives them a strange message and vanishes. Raphael looks around and notices something shocking...
Issue #7: Of Turtles and Stones and Mary Bones, Part II
With no other choice, the Turtle agree. They are introduced to the other wrestlers, and are surprised to see Leatherhead is among them! The find out that Cudley had saved him from his deathly encounter with the bridge, and brought him there, to Stump Asteriod, to fight.
After alot, and I do mean alot, of wrestling, the Turtles end up victorious. Stump does as he had promised and has Cudley deliver the Turtles back to Earth.
Issue #8: Wild Things
For some odd reason, the Turtles take their own blimp, and it is also destroyed by Wing Nut. They escape, and Wing Nut chases them. Eventually, the Turtles confront Wing Nut on a rooftop, and are surprised to find out that Wing Nut and Screwloose are actually a pair of aliens from a world that Krang destroyed. Wing Nut was the last of his race, and this drove the poor bat-boy insane. Wing Nut and Screwloose are searching the globe, seeking revenge against Krang. Wing Nut, being slightly deranged, believes that Krang is hiding behind a skylight, and is breaking every one he can find, in hopes of finding the evil brain.
Eager to continue his search, Wing Nut escapes, but is soon gobbled up by Cudley the Cowlick. When Cudley brought the Turtles home, she accidentally opened a dimensional portal which allowed Wing Nut to reach Earth. Cudley returns Wing Nut to Stump Asteroid, where she hopes they will find a home.
Issue #9: Codename: Chameleon
Bebop and Rocksteady bring the agent to Shredder, who wants the stolen plans, but Chameleon hid them in the sewer, so he doesn't have them. Shredder demands to know where the plans are, so Chameleon offers to sell them to him. This angers Shredder, so he brings out a real live chameleon and a spray can of mutagen, explaining that if Chameleon doesn't hand over the plan, Shredder would mutate him into a real chameleon. Chameleon agrees, and tells Shredder where he his the plan. Bebop and Rocksteady rush off to get the plans, and Shredder, being the villian that he is, mutates Chameleon anyway. But once he's mutated, Chameleon changes his colors and escapes.
Meanwhile, Don is working on the weird Foot vehicle when Bebop and Rocksteady rush in, firing their guns. They each head for cover, and a shoot-out takes place. The Turtles thrpw their Shurikens, and Bebop and Rocksteady fire their lasers. Chameleon arrives at the shoot-out because that's where he hid the plans, and he gets Rocksteady and Bebop to fire at him, causing a cave-in above them. Bebop and Rocksteady are saved by hiding under the Foot vehicle, but before the debris hits the floor, Chameleon retrieves the plans from their hiding place escapes. With the tunnel sealed off, the Turtles leave, thinking that Bebop and Rocksteady were killed. The Turtles get home just in time to see April's report: the stolen weapons plans were mysteriously returned with a note saying, "Some thing are not worth profiting from."
Issue #10: Going Down?
Bebop and Rocksteady are dumping toxic waste into the sewers, and the toxic waste seems to have had some very weird effects to a large planarian worm swimming in the sewers. In their sewer lair, the Turtles are having a discussion about recent events, and ask Master Splinter's advice. The Turtles are troubled, and decided to do something to stop Krang instead of just waiting for him to do something else. Splinter recommends they start with Shredder, who is their best lead to Krang. Raphael is again dressed in the his all-black wrestling costume from issue #7, and he gets Splinter to agree to him wearing it.
Meanwhile, in Shredder's hideout, an exterminator arrives to get rid of Shredder's roach problem. Shredder leaves and calls Krang on his vid screen. Krang has something planned--he's looking for something--and Shredder wants in on it. Back in the main room, the exterminator is busy chasing roaches, when he slips in a room full of mutagen, and falls into the sewers...
The Turtles arrive where Shredder hid his sub (Issue #5), only now the sub is missing. They head down a tunnel that has led to Shredder before, unaware that a huge planarian worm mutant thing is following them. The Turtles continue down the pipe, and end up running into a giant mutated roach-man! The exterminator got exposed to mutagen and has been turned into a monster... much like the worm mutant directly in front of them.
The monsters battle over who gets to kill the Turtles, and they break a gas line and a fuse box, which causes a deadly combination of natural gas and electric sparks. The Turtles realize this danger and huddle together, using their shells for protection against the large...
The explosion seems to have eradicated the two beasts, and the Turtles' shells saved them from harm. As they look at the damage, they notice that there are suddenly alotta rats around...
Issue #11: White Light
Bebop and Rocksteady, still trapped beneath the Foot vehicle and rubble, notice a weird smell... and a bright light... and we see four alien creatures. Meanwhile, the Turtles have gotten a bit disoriented from the blast in the last issue. They head down a tunnel where the rats are streaming from, as the think it will take them home. The Turtles continue, the rats start swarming around them, and just as they decide to kick some rat butt, a strange man dressed in tatters comes into view, and he calls himself the Rat King.
Eventually, Rat King tells the Turtles where to find Shredder, and the Turtles follow his directions, finally ending up where Bebop and Rocksteady were buried. They are surprised to see that Bebop and Rocksteady were removed by something very powerful. The Turtles continue on, looking for Shredder, and run into a Super Foot Soldier, and barely escape with their lives. They find an open manhole cover and make it to the surface. They find themselves in Shredder's hideout, but as they go closer, they are ambushed by 5 aliens and then held in suspended animation. Shredder, Krang, Bebop, and Rocksteady gloat over their victory.
Back in the bayou, we see old Mary Bones watching the events through her crystal ball, the powerful crystal called "The Turnstone". She is upset to see Krang on Earth, and she wonders how he got control of the alien she calls "The Sons of Silence". Using the Turnstone, she reverts to her true form, decides to leave, and as she disappears, she states that she will not be leaving alone, and we see the Turtles disappear from Krang's grasp! Krang says that Mary, the Turnstone, and the Turtles have returned to Dimension X, so the villains head for Dimension X in their spaceship.
Issue #12: The Lost World
Mary Bones, the Turnstone, the Turtles, Shredder, Krang, Bebop, and Rocksteady have arrived in Dimension X, but in different places. The Turtles, Mary, and the Turnstone are on the surface of a desolate planet. Mary Bones, still transformed, explains that that was her true form, her true name is Cherubae, and she was once a Warlord like Krang. She has the Turnstone and Krang wants it, so she asks the Turtles to help her stop Krang and save Earth. Cherubae flies up to Krang's spaceship, and is defeated by him. She is knocked unconscious, and she drops the Turnstone.
The Turtles decide it's up to them to retrieve the Turnstone, and as they hurry off to find it, the Sons of Silence teleport out of Krang's ship and circle around Cherubae. Krang sends Shredder, Bebop, and Rocksteady to look for the Turnstone, and he flies off to talk to a queen of an vile insect-like race. Krang offers to tell the queen, Maligna, how to find Earth (to feed off of) if she'd help him get the Turnstone. She agrees.
As Shredder and his mutant side-kicks race the Turtles to find the Turnstone, Cudley the Cowlick shows up and offers the Turtles a deal. Stump wants them to wrestle on his show again, and if they do this, Cudley will give the Turtles some allies in their hunt. The Turtles quickly agree, and so she spits out Wingnut, Screwloose, Leatherhead, and a new guy named T-Rap. Just as the Turtles plan to start their search again, Maligna's troops show up!
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