|This article is about a/an comic book issue in the Power Rangers comic sub-franchise by Boom! Studios.|
MMPR/TMNT Issue 1 is the first issue of the five part crossover mini-series between the Ninja Turtles and the Power Rangers.
The Power Rangers arrive in New York City to find Tommy Oliver (a.k.a. The Mighty Morphin Green Ranger) but soon discover he's joined forces with the villainous Shredder and the Foot Clan! As the Rangers are sent reeling by this betrayal, they're confronted by another (fr)enemy... the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Can these heroes find a way to work together to defeat the bad guys and save the world from total destruction?!
The story opens on a series of scenes where various battles have ended. The first is in the sewer home of the Ninja Turtles in New York City with Donatello's Bo staff broken in half and Zack's Power Axe wedged in the floor. The second is at a wrecked Angel Grove Youth Center with Kimberly's Power Bow broken near the counter and Mikey's Nunchucks laying on a chair. The third is in a lab somewhere, with one of Leo's katanas and Jason's Power Sword embedded in the floor. The final image is Rita's palace on the Moon, with signs that Raphael was there as his Sais are discarded, with one embedded in Rita's telescope. During this, an unseen person talks to someone about the bonds of friendship and family and how bonds can create a family.
The Power Rangers are fighting Apocolyptopus, a mollusk humanoid monster terrorzing Angel Grove. They strugggle a bit fighting him and the Putties, as Zack points out that Tommy is MIA. Trini continusly tries to sever Apocolyptopus's tentacles until Billy points out that mollusks can just regrow thier limbs. Wanting to speed things up, Trini asks Jason if they can just get rid of the "eight legged freak" already. Jason agrees and they all summon the Power Cannon, fire it and destroy Apocolyptopus, with Trini celebrating their "undisputed 47th consecutive win" and wondering if any heroes can beat that record.
Meanwhile in New York City, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are once again fighting the Foot Clan while debating on what would make them enjoy being humans if they could change into them. Mikey says it would be great to wear shoes, Donatello says he would like to have five fingers, Leo guesses he would like to have hair on his bald head as he couldn't think of anything. Raphael does not wish to partake in the debate while Leo says that they need to focus on the task at hand for once instead of these hypothetical debates. Donnie gets that Raph is fine being himself, "Turtle Pride and all that" and defends the debates to Leo as a team building group focusing tool. Mikey says that Raph is totally lying, he does want to be human in some regard, with Donnie joking that Raph does have more clothes than any of them.
Raph is fighting some Foot Ninja and holding his own....until one is unmasked, revealing to be Tommy Oliver! Tommy beats up Raph and sends him flying in a single punch, which surprises his siblings, with Donnie and Mikey then joking that a lowly grunt just beat their brother and Mikey wishing he had a camera to take a picture. Tommy orders the Foot to retreat, with the Turtles trying to pursue but the ninjas manage to escape. Raph is angrily sulking on the roof top when Leo goes to check on him as Donnie and Mikey continue to make fun of him, with Mikey deciding to call the Foot Ninja that beat up Raph "Steve" when Donnie asks what they should name the "super Foot Ninja" that "Shoryukened" their brother. Raph then tells the two the best thing about being a human would be not having to be stuck with his three brothers. Leo tells the two to knock it off and says that even a win can feel like a loss.
Back in Angel Grove at the Youth Center, Trini is lamenting that she failed a physics test because she was out saving the world. Trini then goes on to say Mrs. Appleby inquired to her why she was not prepared for an exam, with Trini not lowering her voice and Jason then asking her to when she gets to the part about fighting a "King Calamari" instead of studying. Jason asks her if they should stop being Rangers just to make the honor roll. Trini says that isn't what she meant, with Zack wishing they weren't always Earth's last line of defense all the time as it is very stressful.
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- Trini mentions in conversation that the Power Rangers have had "47 consecutive victories" and the team mentions that Rita is still active. This means that they are, at least from the point of the standalone continuity of this mini-series story, in alternate versions of the events of the later first season.
- When Tommy calls for the Foot Ninjas to retreat, he cries out "Ninja, VANISH!". This is a line from the 1990 live action Ninja Turtles movie spoken by Master Tatsu.
- After Tommy flees with the Foot, Donatello teases Raphael that he got "Shoryukened" by a Foot Ninja. This is a reference to the Street Fighter games, another franchise that has crossed over with Power Rangers.
- When Kimberly addresses her concerns over Tommy's whereabouts to Alpha and Zordon, she mentions Tommy could have been kidnapped by an evil version of himself from another dimension as one of the scenarios of something bad happening to him. This is a reference to the Rangers first encounter with Lord Drakkon.