PLANET OF THE TURTLEOIDS Part Two
Written by: David Wise
GROUP W #139
CAST OF CHARACTERS: The TMNT, Splinter, April O’Neil, Vernon, Irma, Shredder, Shredder, Krang, Bebop, Rocksteady, Foot Soldiers
GUEST STARS: Tattoo, Groundchuck, Dirtbag, Chromedome, Kerma, Herman the Horrible, Bork, Dwork, Coffee Shop Waitress
LOCATIONS: The Turtles’ Lair, Technodrome, Channel Six News, City Wild Animal Park, Coffee Shop, The Planet of Shell-Ri-La
On the flight to his home planet, Kerma explains that he and his fellow turtleoids have a “small problem” on their home planet, Shell-ri-la, and he was seeking humans for advice. Unfortunately, he had no idea that Groundchuck and Dirtbag are not humans – as for the Turtles, he thought that they had honest faces.
Meanwhile, Bebop and Rocksteady kidnap April, along with her TurtleCom, and bring her back to Shredder and Krang at the City Wild Animal Park. The hoods inform Shredder that the Turtles have not responded to the TurtleCom signal and suggest that maybe the Turtles are indeed gone.
Back at the Technodrome, Shredder, convinced that the Turtles are history and acknowledging defeat in the giant ruby caper, declare that he will build a super intelligent and utterly invincible robot to pull off his latest scheme.
Meanwhile, the Turtles, along with Groundchug and Dirtbag, arrive on the planet Shell-ri-la. Donatello is ecstatic! This is exactly what he was talking about in the first act — a world of Turtles!
But before they can enjoy their vacations, Groundchuck and Dirtbag escape on a gigantic flying two-headed dragon/rat (Shell-ri-la’s “small problem”), known as Herman the Horrible. The beast attacks the Turtles and Kerma. It seems that Herman the Horrible wants to take possession of the Turtleoids’ alchemy machine — you know the one that turns lead into gold. And, as Kerma explains to the TMNT, the reflection of the gold provides the Turtleoids with their energy — without it, they would be helpless.
Fortunately, Shell-Ri-La is protected by a transparent, two-headed dragon/rat resistant, dome. But to make matters worse, the Turtles are thrown into a Turtleoid jail when they are suspected of being enemies of the Turtleoids after they try everything they can think of to convince the Turtleoids NOT to relocate to the planet Earth.
Meanwhile, Shredder has completed work on his new robot, known as Chromedome, and sets him (and a platoon of Foot Soldiers) on his task of stealing metal from all over the city to construct an, as of yet, unknown machine.
Back on Shell-Ri-L, the Turtles escaped from their jail cell and joined forces with Kerma, in an effort to help the Turtleoids defeat Herman the Horrible, while Grondchuck and Dirtbag have joined forces with Herman the Horrible, to help it defeat the Turtleoids.
After the Turtles sabotage all of Herman the Horrible’s weapons, Donatello builds a flying pulverizer ray gun to battle against the dreaded flying two-headed dragon/rat.
Meanwhile, Grounchuck and Dirtbag successfully destroy the machine which generates the power needed to create the dome that protects Shell-Ri-La — without it the Turtleoids are “exposed to the forces of evil.”
The Turtles jump into action and defeat Groundchuck and Dirtbag, and Herman the Horrible, which they discover is a robot manned by none other then Bork and Dwork who are sick and tired of creating gold for energy — they wanted gold things!
With the help of Kerma, the Turtles return to earth in the Chrysler Building rocket ship just as the Technodrome Mark II, a smaller version of the original (which is still stuck underground) is completed.
Thanks to Donatello’s idea of installing the pulverizer ray into the rocket ship, the Mini-technodrome is destroyed. While Shredder and Krang beat feet to the original Technodrome, the Turtles are able to defeat Chromedome by locating his Achilles’ Heel.
Back in the lair, the Turtles, including Donatello who was bored out of his mind living in a world with nothing but Turtles, are glad to be home.