In 1984, Peter Liard and Kevin Eastman self-published their creator-owned independent comic book, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”.
In 1987, a Saturday morning cartoon aired based on martial art fighting amphibians and a pop culture sensation was created.
In 1990, much like the original comic that spawned it, a feature film based on the green crime fighters was shot, independently, and for a long time, it was the most successful independent movie of all time.
In 2014, a big budget, studio reboot was brought to the screen, with lots of fan backlash and last minute changes.
Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael have butted heads with tons of evil doers. Aliens, mutants, ninjas, samurais, over protective parents, trying to stay relevant in mainstream pop culture, and even Power Rangers. But now, their biggest threat comes in the form of producer Michael Bay.
Bay, whom years earlier brought another big budget property from the 80s with