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Crossing the Proton Streams, Kirby-Style

Okay, now imagine if Jack Kirby was one proton stream.

Got it?

Now, imagine that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are ANOTHER proton stream.


Well, here’s what happens when you cross them…

Is your mind blown yet?

A gazillion thanks to Peter Laird’s great Blast From the Past column for the picture.


This reminds me of an episode of the current Ninja Turtles tv series where Donatello teams up with a pretty familiar looking comic artist when they get stuck in a world the guy drew. I think it was called The King.

Rule one: Never cross the streams. It would be bad.

Try to imagine every molecule in your body exploding simultaneously and life as we knew it ceasing to exists.

I remember an original TMNT comic with that premise, I think. The Kirby character had a magic jewel tied to his pencil, IIRC.

Yep, that was the Donatello one-shot. I’ve gotta get me a copy of that one of these days.

As for this, yeah, mind blown. I don’t suppose the art is for sale?

But… how does the twinkie come into it?

Next time a turtle asks if you are a god, you say “YES!”

Tom Fitzpatrick

October 8, 2008 at 10:45 am


Awesomest thing I’ve seen today, so far

Dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria!

Black is white, up is down!

Stephane Savoie

October 8, 2008 at 11:52 am

Most awesome thing I’ve seen all week. Kudos!

Don’t you ever make me think I get to see Kirby draw Venkman and disappoint me again. NEVER.

Now… That would be a sight…

Kirby drawing the scene on the roof with the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man!


Someone get Cronin the Donatello One Shot and the TMNT/Last of the Viking Heroes crossover issues, stat!

You know, I was hoping it was a Bruno Kirby sketch of Turtle from Entourage. But this is okay too, I guess.

Great God, what happened to Donatellos face? And what weapon is Raphael supposed to hold?

I can’t be the only one who thinks that drawing isn’t very good, can I?

I love Kirby. Love him to death. But that’s a sloppy sketch.

Vincent Paul Bartilucci

October 8, 2008 at 5:31 pm

All right. Important safety tip. Thanks, Adam.


October 8, 2008 at 6:13 pm

Is your mind blown yet?


Now I wanna see a whole Turtles comic done by Kirby!
(And it’s the first time I’ve wanted to see a Turtles comic since I was eight)


October 8, 2008 at 6:15 pm

I love Kirby. Love him to death. But that’s a sloppy sketch.

Well, it was late in the game for him, but it could have been that it was intended to be inked – in which case I think that’s more than enough for an inker to work with.
(Not that I know much about inking, but I’ve seen pencils that looked great on the finished page that were much sloppier than this).

Someone get Cronin the Donatello One Shot and the TMNT/Last of the Viking Heroes crossover issues, stat!

Ask and ye shall receive: Donatello #1.

The moment I saw this awesome image was followed by seeing those Jim Lee designed TMNT action figures on a comic store rack, with their armored plating and steroid abuse. Talk about artistic whiplash…

Anyone else ever seen Kirby’s drawing of Mickey Mouse as a super-hero? It’s in a book released around 1991, maybe called the Art of Mickey or something similar, which featured full-page Mickey drawings done by non-Disney artists. Crumb, Moebius, and Basil Wolverton also contributed.

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