#18: Mondo Metal
Turtles and April managed to travel from the Amazon Mouth around
the coast of Brazil and up the Carribean. After their adventures
with Man Ray, they sailed further north into the Gulf of Mexico.
The dolphins alerted Man Ray of danger in the ocean far away, so
he left the others at the Louisiana coast. Days of traveling north
by train, the Turtles and April finally arrived in New York City...
the trainyard, they headed to a sewer access tunnel in Manhattan.
It was good to be home, and they seemed to be in familiar territory.
From the distance, music could be heard in the air... rock music.
They continued on, all the while coming closer and closer to Shredder's
old hideout. The waste barrels that had mutated Scumbug and Wyrm
and the souped up Foot soldier that Michaelangelo trashed (Issue
10) all told them that they were traveling in the right direction.
The music, too, kept getting louder and louder. It was coming from
Shredder's abandoned lair.
Turtles decided to investigate. What they found was surprising...
a teenage metal band was practicing in the halls of what was once
a top-secret labratory. As the band finished up, Candy, a blue-haired
youth, doted on the lead guitarist's "raw power." Showing
off, Mondo jumped around blasting the amps at full volume... all
the while, his pet gecko sitting on his shoulder. The raw power
was a bit too much for the circuit breaker, which shorted out and
doused everyone in darkness.
whirrs and clicks made it seem as though the emergency generators
were attempting to come on, but in fact it was a fleet of beefy
Foot bots... all surrounding the kids. It was time for some action.
the Turtles and April did their duty, Candy and Mondo rushed to
a closet to hide. But before they reached it, Mondo was pounded
by a soldier and Candy was taken hostage. As everyone focused on
the soldier's next move, Mondo got to his feet. But he had been
knocked head first into several barrels of radioactive chemicals
Mondo began transforming into a cross-mutation of the animal he'd
most recently been with... his pet gecko. The Turtles and April
finished off the other soldiers as the newly christened Mondo Gecko
and Michaelangelo followed Candy's abductor to a nearby construction
site. High up on the 20th floor, Mondo used his skateboarding tactics
to knock the soldier off the ledge. Candy was saved, but couldn't
deal with her boyfriend's new look.
had one of those days?"