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The "Forever War" story arc remained in limbo for more than a decade, until Mirage comics announced that they would allow the story to be completed and released. Unfortunately, the project was plagued by scores of delays, and the project was cancelled after Nickelodeon's purchase of the franchise. However, IDW has gained the rights to publish Ninja Turtles comic books, which include reprinting this one, so if you're interested, you can buy a paperback copy. There is also an [[http://boards.idwpublishing.com/3/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=9889 IDW forum thread]] dedicated to reviving the "Forever War" storyline, as well as a [[http://tmntentity.blogspot.com/2019/04/tmnt-adventures-forever-war-is-about-to.html crwodfunding campaign]].

A re-edited version of the comic, including some original stories, was published by Creator/{{Fleetway}} in the UK from 1990 to 1994 under the title ''Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles Adventures''.

For more details on the ''TMNT'' franchise in general, visit the ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' page. For a list of some of the characters in the series, visit the franchise [[Characters/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles character page]]. For information on the cartoon the book is based on, see ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' (1987).

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The "Forever War" story arc remained in limbo for more than a decade, until Mirage comics Comics announced that they would allow the story to be completed and released. Unfortunately, the project was plagued by scores of delays, and the project was cancelled after Nickelodeon's purchase of the franchise. However, IDW has gained the rights to publish Ninja Turtles comic books, which include reprinting this one, so if you're interested, you can buy a paperback copy. There is also an [[http://boards.idwpublishing.com/3/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=9889 IDW forum thread]] dedicated to reviving the "Forever War" storyline, as well as a [[http://tmntentity.blogspot.com/2019/04/tmnt-adventures-forever-war-is-about-to.html crwodfunding crowdfunding campaign]].

A re-edited version of the comic, including some original stories, was published by Creator/{{Fleetway}} Fleetway in the UK from 1990 to 1994 under the title ''Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles Adventures''.

For more details on the ''TMNT'' franchise in general, visit the ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' page. For a list of some of the characters in the series, visit the franchise [[Characters/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles character page]]. For information on the cartoon the book is based on, see ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' (1987).
''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987''.


The "Forever War" story arc remained in limbo for more than a decade, until Mirage comics announced that they would allow the story to be completed and released. Unfortunately, the project was plagued by scores of delays, and the project was cancelled after Nickelodeon's purchase of the franchise. However, IDW has gained the rights to publish Ninja Turtles {{Comic Book}}s, which include reprinting this one, so if you're interested, you can buy a paperback copy. There is also an [[http://boards.idwpublishing.com/3/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=9889 IDW forum thread]] dedicated to reviving the "Forever War" storyline.

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The "Forever War" story arc remained in limbo for more than a decade, until Mirage comics announced that they would allow the story to be completed and released. Unfortunately, the project was plagued by scores of delays, and the project was cancelled after Nickelodeon's purchase of the franchise. However, IDW has gained the rights to publish Ninja Turtles {{Comic Book}}s, comic books, which include reprinting this one, so if you're interested, you can buy a paperback copy. There is also an [[http://boards.idwpublishing.com/3/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=9889 IDW forum thread]] dedicated to reviving the "Forever War" storyline.
storyline, as well as a [[http://tmntentity.blogspot.com/2019/04/tmnt-adventures-forever-war-is-about-to.html crwodfunding campaign]].


** Krang, too, was phased out of the comic, being imprisoned on a distant planet for intergalactic crimes. He would appear in a few of the specials afterward though.

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** Krang, too, was phased out of the comic, being imprisoned on a distant the planet of Morbus for intergalactic crimes. He would appear in a few of the specials afterward though.

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* VerbalTic: Leatherhead often yells "Ut!", especially when engaged in strenuous activity.


* LastOfHisKind: The crazy human-sized bat Wingnut and his mosquito companion Screwloose are among the last surviving members of the planet Huanu, a planet in Dimension X destroyed by Krang.
* LeftHanging: Several plot threads are left unsolved due to its cancellation, such as Null still being out there.



* LeftHanging: Several plot threads are left unsolved due to its cancellation, such as Null still being out there.


* BadassInDistress: Armaggon kidnaps Leonardo in part two of "The Future Shark Trilogy" and his teammates Shredder and Verminator-X capture 3 of the 4 future Turtles (only Future Raphael escapes).



* FaceHeelTurn: Vernimator-X was apparently a good guy and the apprentice of Donatello in the future before turning evil.



* FusionDance: Chien Khan's origin story. He was originally a mixed-race Japanese/Chinese hoodlum who was mystically fused with his pit-bull terrier Mauler by the evil oni Noi Dai Tar.



* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: Verminator-X is usually seen smoking and is an evil BeastMan (a werecat specifically).



* MaskPower: Subverted with Chien Khan's samurai kabuto. It's just an ordinary helmet, and its only purpose is to disguise him as a Beast Man before TheReveal.



* MoralGuardians: The letters page in one issue included parents complaining about "satanic" concepts like meditation and a mutant who happened to have three eyes, and that the writers were trying to "brainwash" children by discussing Buddhism and Islam concepts in a couple of issues. Fortunately, this xenophobic bitching was brushed off.

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* MoralGuardians: The letters page in one issue included parents complaining about "satanic" concepts like meditation and a mutant who happened to have three eyes, and that the writers were trying to "brainwash" children by discussing Buddhism and Islam concepts in a couple of issues. Fortunately, this xenophobic bitching was brushed off.


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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Chien Khan is the original employer of Ninjara and is responsible for sending her to kill the Turtles. This sets into motion a chain of events ending in her betraying him to side with the Turtles.


* HurlItIntoTheSun: Maligna's hive world goes down into the sun as the [[LivingShip organic engine]] is destroyed. Slash stays behind to make sure Maligna cannot escape.

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* HurlItIntoTheSun: Maligna's hive world goes down plummets into the sun Sun as the [[LivingShip organic engine]] is destroyed. Slash [[HeroicSacrifice stays behind to to]] [[YouShallNotPass make sure Maligna cannot escape.escape]].



* TemporaryBlindness: Happened to Michelangelo for several issues.

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* TemporaryBlindness: Happened Happens to Michelangelo for several issues.issues, after being too close to an explosion.



* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: One story arc tramsports the Turles to the year 2094.

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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: One story arc tramsports transports the Turles to the year 2094.

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* DownerEnding: Since the final two issues are a lighthearted flashback to an adventure the Turtles had as preteens, the series effectively ended with issue 70 where Raphael and Ninjara break up.

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A re-edited version of the comic, including some original stories, was published by Creator/{{Fleetway}} in the UK from 1990 to 1994 under the title ''Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles Adventures''.


* BrainInAJar: Hitler.

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* BrainInAJar: Hitler.Hitler's brain, which gets hijacked after his death as a sort of hot potato to make various villains more evil by virtue of carrying it around.



* ConquerorFromTheFuture: Seems to have been Armaggon's motivation.



* {{Cthulhumanoid}}: Boss Salvage.

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* {{Cthulhumanoid}}: Boss Salvage.Salvage, who is an {{Expy}} of Tessek from ''Franchise/StarWars''.



* TheFullNameAdventures

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* TheFullNameAdventuresTheFullNameAdventures: It's right there in the title.



* FutureBadass: Future Raphael in particular seems to invoke this with his missing eye.
* FutureMeScaresMe: Subverted with Raphael and Future Raphael, who butt heads as only two TheLancer characters stuck together could.
* GeniusBruiser: Armaggon, the giant SharkMan who upon commandeering a space ship rants at the crew because their tech isn't advanced enough for his tastes.



* HalfHumanHybrid: Yoshi Chen was fused with his own dog via dark sorcery to become Chien Khan.



* HeroicSacrifice: Slash.

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* HeroicSacrifice: Slash.[[spoiler:Slash]] goes out this way.
* HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct: Subverted, as the Turtles actually trick Hitler into his historical suicide.



* MagicKnight: Chien Khan is a magic samurai. Who is also a BeastMan.



* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Sarnath, Katmandu.

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* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Sarnath, Sarnath and Katmandu.



* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: More than a few of the original characters created for the title veered to this territory.
** Armaggon, Time-Traveling Conqueror Scientist Sharkman.
** Chien Khan, Samurai Crimelord Sorcerer Dogman.



* PoweredArmor: The turtles donned Cyber Armor for the "Dreamland Arc".

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* PoweredArmor: The turtles donned Cyber Armor for the "Dreamland Arc".Arc" and Armaggon pilots a Power Loader-size suit in part two of "The Future Shark Trilogy"



* RedEyesTakeWarning: Despite sharks usually having EmptyEyes, Armaggon has these.
* RefugeInAudacity: At times this series is almost too silly to be believed, which allows it to incorporate the kind of material one wouldn't expect to find in an Archie Comics series.



* SealedEvilInACan: Noi Dai Tar, Great Oni and Chien Khan's benefactor.
** This is eventually the fate of Khan himself, who is booted into Noi Dai Tar's dimension by April.
* SharkMan: Armaggon the Future Shark is a fairly stock example.



* StupidJetpackHitler: Armaggon retrieves Hitler's brain as one of the components needed to make his time machine work, creating a scenario where the shark ''jumps Hitler''.



* TimeTravel: Armaggon's specialty.



* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: The year 2094.

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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: The One story arc tramsports the Turles to the year 2094.


** Krang, too, was phased out of the comic, being imprisoned on a distant planet for intergalactic crimes.

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** Krang, too, was phased out of the comic, being imprisoned on a distant planet for intergalactic crimes. He would appear in a few of the specials afterward though.

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* WorldTour


* AdaptationNameChange: In the adaptation of "Return of the Shredder" Vernon's last name is revealed to be Prindle, while in the cartoon it was Fenwick.



** Several characters that appeared in the comic (such as Scumbug, Mondo Gecko, Wingnut and Screwloose) made their way into the Fred Wolf cartoon the comic was based on, but had completely different looks, origins, and alignments (e.g. Wingnut and Screwloose were one-shot villains from the planet Flagenon in the cartoon, when here they were allies of the Turtles from the planet Huana, which was destroyed by Krang).

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** Several characters that appeared in the comic (such as Scumbug, Mondo Gecko, Tattoo, Wingnut and Screwloose) made their way into the Fred Wolf cartoon the comic was based on, but had completely different looks, origins, and alignments (e.g. Wingnut and Screwloose were one-shot villains from the planet Flagenon in the cartoon, when here they were allies of the Turtles from the planet Huana, which was destroyed by Krang).


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* DemotedToExtra: Any major character featured or introduced in the cartoon had this happen to them. Irma and Vernon only appear in the first two issues and are never seen again, while Burne Thompson lasts up to issue 3 before he likewise vanishes. Baxter only shows up during issues 2-4, then makes once more appearance during a flashback in the "Future Shark Trilogy" arc a few years later. Shredder, Krang, Bebop, and Rocksteady were all regulars at first, but ended up getting written out after the book's second year. While Shredder would at least remain a minor recurring villain afterward, the other three returned for just one more three-part story before never being seen again. The Rat King meanwhile only shows up for a few pages in issue 11.


* CerebusSyndrome: The series went from having a tone similar to the cartoon to becoming second only to the Mirage comics in seriousness. It remains the darkest thing Archie has ever published. [[TropesAreTools However]], this comic was easier to come across than the Mirage series, and being edgier than the cartoon while staying lighthearted at times attracted its own following.

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* CerebusSyndrome: The series went from having a tone similar to the cartoon to becoming second only to the Mirage comics in seriousness. It remains was the darkest thing Archie has ever published.had published up to the change of leadership in TheNewTens. [[TropesAreTools However]], this comic was easier to come across than the Mirage series, and being edgier than the cartoon while staying lighthearted at times attracted its own following.


The book had an environmentalist tone, with {{green aesop}}s galore. It also introduced young readers to political topics such as [[TheApartheidEra Apartheid]], the Chinese occupation of Tibet, the UsefulNotes/GulfWar, and even showing the more unpleasant aspects of Christopher Columbus' "discovery" of the Western Hemisphere and the Hiroshima/Nagasaki bombings. While the quality of the actual stories was variable and debatable, several of the concepts introduced here proved quite popular with fans of the franchise, some of whom continue to hope that elements from the book will be introduced in further incarnations.

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The book had an environmentalist tone, with {{green aesop}}s galore. It also introduced young readers to political topics such as [[TheApartheidEra [[UsefulNotes/TheApartheidEra Apartheid]], the Chinese occupation of Tibet, the UsefulNotes/GulfWar, and even showing the more unpleasant aspects of Christopher Columbus' "discovery" of the Western Hemisphere and the Hiroshima/Nagasaki bombings. While the quality of the actual stories was variable and debatable, several of the concepts introduced here proved quite popular with fans of the franchise, some of whom continue to hope that elements from the book will be introduced in further incarnations.

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