Daredevil and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Secret of the Ooze.

(image found at http://chris-karath.com/blog/blog1208.php)


I have been reading comics near near 25 years and I didn’t know of this connection until yesterday.

For those of you who don’t know the origin of the Marvel Comics hero, Daredevil, let me tell you.  Matt Murdock was walking down the street and sees an accident about to happen.  He pushes a blind man out of the way of a speeding truck.  As “punishment” for his good deed, a container full of “something radioactive” came off of the truck and hit our young good Samaritan.


The “something radioactive” took away Matt’s site but accented his other senses and thus he became the Man Without Fear, Daredevil!

But what happened to that canister?

It bounced away, and into the very first issue of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:



Its not hard to imagine Eastman and Laird being influenced by the at the top incredibly popular Frank Miller story line “Born Again” which was occurring at the same time over in… Daredevil.

Stick/Splinter?  The Hand/The Foot?


One thought on “Daredevil and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Secret of the Ooze.

  1. Yeah, the original Mirage TMNT comics were intended as a parody. Trouble is, they were so good and the characters so interesting, people embraced it and, well, you know how the rest turned out!

    I’ve never heard that the canister in TMNT was supposed to be the same canister as the one from Daredevil, though. After all, the TMNT ooze is alien in origin, not radioactive. I think Eastman & Laird were parodying the whole scenario, not trying to connect it, if that makes sense.

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