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Laird suggested that they create a team of four such turtles, each specializing in a different weapon.

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The name " Splinter " ninja turtles comics parodied Daredevil's mentor, a man known as " Stick. Instead they went with Renaissance artists, and picked the four they were most familiar with, with the help of Laird's copy of Janson's History of Art. The full page advertisement in CBG helped gain the attention of retailers and jump-started their early sales.

Because of the CBG's newspaper format, many were disposed of, making it a highly sought-after collector's item today.

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The book premiered in May at a comic book convention in Ninja turtles comics, New Hampshire. It was printed in an oversized, magazine-style format using black and white artwork on cheap newsprint and had a print run of only 3, copies.

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Within months, the books were trading at prices over 50 times their cover price. The success also led to a black and white comics boom in the mids,[ citation needed ] wherein other small publishers put out animal-based parody books hoping to make a quick profit.

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The breadth of diversity found in the various short stories had the adverse effect of somewhat disrupting continuity and gave the series a disjointed, anthology-like feel. Issue 45 kicked off a major turning point, as Mirage made a concerted effort to return the series to continuity.

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Cover art by Frank Fosco and Erik Larsen. Erik Larsen came to the series in Junewith the publication of a third volume under the Image Comics banner.

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The 23 issues were written by Gary Carlson and drawn by Frank Fosco, and marked the return to black and white artwork. This volume was notable for having a faster pace and more intense action while inflicting major physical changes on the Turtles themselves; Leonardo losing a hand, Raphael's ninja turtles comics being scarred, Splinter becoming a ninja turtles comics, and Donatello becoming a cyborg.

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