I was in the target age-range, if not the target gender, when Laird and Eastman introduced the TMNT to an unsuspecting world. And I still kick myself for not picking up a copy of one of the original issues. Ahh, the turmoil of a young adult with insufficient funds.
The guys had a wonderfully warped sense of humor, which extends twenty-five years later. The swan song of Laird and Eastman's Mirage Studios was this video from last fall. Can Nickelodeon keep the same perverse irony now that they've taken over the property?