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October 11, 2012

The Most Baffling Post I've Read This Morning

I received e-mail purportedly from the creator Don Lomax suggesting I look at an announcement from CO2 Comics about a release of Lomax's mostly unpublished -- maybe entirely unpublished -- Heavy Metal-intended material. One of the lines in the e-mail said, "It makes a compelling case that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles origin may be in suspect." I'm happy to see more of Lomax's work published, but I don't really understand the claim and I don't get the occasional "get ready to have your mind blown" tone of the post. It seems to suggest there was a Lomax story from which Eastman and Laird borrowed elements in making their eventual licensing smash. Has anyone ever claimed that the Turtles weren't borrowing from a ton of different existing comic book sources? I sort of thought that was the whole idea, plus that funny title. Maybe there's something I'm not getting.
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