The Ninja Turtles ( Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the original, often abbreviated as TMNT ), is a group of four turtles anthropomorphic, who have been given the names of four Italian artists Renaissance, and trained in the art of ninjutsu by a rat sensei anthropomorphic with the named Splinter. From home, the sewers of New York battle against criminals, demonic lords, mutant creatures and invading aliens, while at the same time trying to remain hidden from society. At one point or another and in almost every TMNT story, Shredder, leader of the New York section of the Foot Clan criminal group, is the arch-enemy of Splinter and the Turtles.
Created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird , their first appearance was in 1984 in the comic magazine Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles # 1 published by Mirage Comics, eventually expanding to animated television series, movies, video games, toys, and many more. other products. During the franchise’s peak popularity between the late 1980s and early 1990s, they gained worldwide fame and success.
Currently, the franchise belongs to Nickelodeon, a Viacom group company.
The Turtles were created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird as a parody of Frank Miller’s works: Daredevil and Ronin (involving ninjas, samurai and science fiction ), the Marvel Comics New Mutants (where the mutant origin came from) a character named Cerebus, and were released in May 1984 by Mirage Studios, an independent publisher founded by the duo.