Some TMNT stuff really isn't for little kids.
- Major characters: Donatello, Raphael, Chang Lao, Frankie
- Originally published in: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures! (Palladium Books)
- Cover date: June, 1986
- Page count: 10
While out practicing with Raphael, Donatello discovers a young Chinese boy named Chang Lao being mugged by a group of bullies. He talks to the boy and soon learns that the boy's father is a strict non-violent person, who teaches the same to his son. After meeting the bullies again, Donatello attacks them to defend Chang Lao, but is about to be shot by one of them when Chang hits the would-be shooter. Devastated by is actions, Chang is consoled by Donatello who tells him that using violence can be good if it is to prevent even more violent thing to happen.
In other media
- Certain details of this story were adapted in the 2003 cartoon "The Lesson", with a young Casey Jones instead of Chang Lao.
- Shell Shock (black and white)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classics, Volume 1
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classics, Volume 2 (Green Light; September 2012)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Collection Volume 6 (black and white)