Some TMNT stuff was always meant for grownups.

Script: Kevin Eastman
Pencils: Jim Lawson
Inks: George Hagenaur & Eric Talbot
Lettering: Steve Lavigne


The Turtles are practicing their skills by trying to find Splinter in Central Park. Splinter meets a young man sleeping on a park bench, who feels that he has no future because he can't read. Splinter helps the man take hold of his life and suggest that he goes back to studying.


  • Shell Shock was published to help raise money to help literacy programs. This is the only story which directly addresses the topic.

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