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Monday, June 27, 2016

Thirty Days of Turtles: Foot Clan Symbols

Recently I decided that if I want to keep having new content on this blog, I'm going to have to branch out beyond Marvel and DC. They'll always bring in new content, and I'm sure I'll continue to find old ones I've missed, but it's time to move toward more unfamiliar territory. With that in mind, and because they have a new movie out, I thought I'd kick this new era off with Thirty Days of Turtles!

That's right: From June 3 to July 2, there'll be a post each day highlighting Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles canon immigrants. Now, because TMNT canon is a little confusing, it can be hard to tell what counts as a canon immigrant and what doesn't. So for the purposes of this blog, a TMNT canon immigrant is anything (a) from the movies, cartoons, video games, toy lines, or tie-in comic series that later appeared in (b) TMNT volumes 1, 2, or 4 [because they're by the original creators] or TMNT volume 5 [because the original creators are involved, it's the new official continuity, and its goal is to use as much of the diverse TMNT lore as possible].

With that in mind, let's look at today's entry: Foot Clan Symbols!

In the 80s cartoon, the Foot Clan's symbol was a red human footprint, like so:

But in the 2003 series, the symbol was changed to be a three-toed dragon footprint:

The IDW series splits the difference. As we see in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Secret History of the Foot Clan #1 (January 2013) (as an example; I don't know if these are the actual first appearances of these symbols), the feudal-era Foot Clan uses the human footprint...

...while the current Foot Clan uses the dragon one.

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