Most likely, the reason I started reading Moon Knight was the simple reason of: "Damn it! So this great idea I thought I had, Power Knight, will now never make it." I thought Power Knight would be a cool book, or comic book one day, but Moon Knight was similar yet way the **** better. My blog has the rest of the story of Power Knight, the story that will probably never be.
In 2004, I bought so many of these Moon Knight comics, at age 16, that it's not even funny. These are the best 3 covers, but inside the Moon Knight gallery are more than 30 issues. Eventually, every issue will have a synopsis, pictures to highlight the best moments, and so on.
This is so ****ing cool
The bad guy ninjas had to be
robots, making it okay to use weapons against them. Robots that wear
purple, rather than human ninjas that wear all black. So, it was a change, although, far better than removing everything together.
Another thing added by the 1987 cartoon: the 4 Turtles wearing four colors for their headbands, instead of all red. These old comics may be in black and white, but the covers are in color, and they show all 4 of them wearing red. By the 90's, the comic books' budget had climbed up to full color, and continued to show them all wearing red. April O'Neill, once an assistant to psycho scientist Baxter Stockman, rescued by the Turtles, instead became a TV news reporter, and, at times, a typical damsel in distress. Eventually, Baxter Stockman was shown as a scientist who, himself, says he has no clear, logical reason to go after the Turtles, but he's going after them anyway. The original story was so much cooler. So much more R-rated. But she's not till issue 2.
Some more changes made by the cartoon: the addition of Bebop and Rocksteady, the changing of the name of the TGRI radioactive ooze to "mutagen", Hamato Yoshi becoming the rat Splinter instead of Yoshi's pet rat becoming a mutant, the villain Krang, and Dimension X. These things formed the backbone of a different version of the Ninja Turtles, which the 80's kids just fell in love with. The comic book had been intended for a different tone, but both versions are just fine. But, just as the 80's Turtles was most on fire in its first several episodes, the comic book Turtles was most on fire in its first few issues.
Issue 1 is arguably where they are the most excellently on fire, although issue 2 introduces April O'Neill, Baxter Stockman, and the Mouser robots, and issue 3 brings in Casey Jones, so there's a lot of ass-kicking stuff going on. Back then, in the 80's (I was born in Dec. 1987, in the same month as the cartoon show first aired - I was born first), these original issues represented a whole new bunch of characters and new twists that nobody could see coming.
The original 80's issues are critical if you're into TMNT. They should be enough to make a believer of anyone.
Just the Valiant Comics take on Mario, Zelda, Metroid, and Punch-Out.
Super Mario Land - "In the Palm Of Your Hand".
The Japanese manga called Super Mario Adventures, based loosely on Super Mario World, first published in Nintendo Power.