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Sunday, June 1, 2008

Turtle Man

Did you know there is a DC character known as Turtle Man, apparently an enemy of The Flash? Well, I can't say I know much of anything about The Flash, so this is brand new news to me.

In a complete bit of randomness tonight, I was digging through my comic boxes looking for stuff I could remove to make space for my new acquisitions. I found a book titled "Who's Who DC: A Definitive Directory of the DC Universe," which is pretty much what it sounds like. I put it in my discard pile (I'm pretty sure I got it as a give-away in a Con bag back at one of the old Minnesota comic shows), but before moving it to my eBay corner, where I'd throw it into a box as my own freebie, I took a closer look at the cover. This volume of the DC index included a "Turtle Man." So I opened it up to take a look and, amazingly, was met with a familiar style of art. Yes, this Turtle Man is penciled by none other than Peter Laird. Go figure!

And since I collect non-TMNT work by TMNT creators and artists, this book is saved from its forever fate of unwanted give-away item. Back into the box (this time with a bag and board)!


  1. Turtle Man makes something of an animated appearance in Justice League Unlimited, in an episode where Flash's hometown dedicates a museum to him. Some villains crash the opening gala and things get ruined, including a mannequin dressed as Turtle Man. This causes Flash to exclaim "Awww, not the Turtle Man exhibit!" Needless to say, this was both a nod to fans and a slight jab at how lame Turtle Man was. Sorry Turtle Man, you don't really get to be in the show. Because you suck.

    Neat find though.


  2. I remember him from some Golden Age reprints I have stashed away. I always thought he was "the Turtle."

    Pretty neat that someone snagged Peter Laird to draw him. Someone "in the know" I'm sure!

  3. Ha! I love it! I wonder if Peter remembers drawing this?

    Great find!

  4. Holy frijoles! I've got to see if I have this issue!