We started our look at TMNT parody/rip-off comics on Monday with a book from a decidedly craptacular publisher, and we end it with the same. This time, the also-ran publisher in question is Blackthorne (which, with the exception of the Roachmill series, just put out a metric ton of garbage books) and the book goes by the horridly unoriginal and forced name of Pre-Teen Dirty-Gene Kung-Fu Kangaroos:
Of course, this being the 80s, the series actually went on to last 3 issues. Although I probably shouldn’t be too hard on the book, since TMNT co-creator Peter Laird actually was in on the joke. According to the Grand Comics database, there’s a cameo by one of the turtles in this issue, inked by Laird himself.
The book’s Writer/Artist, Lee Marrs, has a ton of underground comix to his credits, from such publishers as Kitchen Sink, Rip Off, and Star*Reach. He also did work at both Marvel and DC.