Issue 53: Mutant Merch (3 Things From The 2K3 Series)


The Sewer Den is swimming in TMNT merchandise. I usually weave a common thread when writing about them - a theme to connect the mutated pieces. But occasionally, a few treasures claim themselves as outsiders.

I have 3 random items here from the 2K3 cartoon series. They have nothing in common, except for the same TMNT era.

Issue 52: Radical Reading (TMHT World Atlas)


Toss aside your library cards and grab your passports - we're leaving the sewers! I present a Turtles gem with worldly flair.

Our favorite mutants bounce around the globe with their own World Atlas. The cover was the only image available when I purchased the book. Would the 1991 publication be packed with global Turtle Power? Or would this book gather dust on the shelf?

Overnight Movie Marathon

Friday the 13th is a day to celebrate. The horror holiday hit this March, and I hosted an overnight movie marathon. This wasn't an obvious snooze-fest of back-to-back Jason movies. I carefully selected 6 spooky films to keep our hearts pumping from dusk til dawn. I aimed to screen movies that embraced the spirit of The Sewer Den - campy, entertaining, and oozing with sinister fun.

Ninjas In My Neighborhood

New York City is brutally cold this winter. It's an urban tundra, where dirty snow litters the frigid streets. When I escape my home, an agonizing, battering wind immediately shows its force. I often find myself taking shelter in random establishments. Grocery stores, bodegas, pharmacies - nothing is off limits.

With temperatures plummeting to an ultra-painful ONE degree this season, I ventured into more places than usual for safety. Killing the time as my body thawed, I browsed each of these odd establishments for TMNT merchandise.

What kind of ninjas did I spot in my neighborhood?

Issue 51: Cowabunga Cupid

Happy Valentine's Day! Cupid has come to The Sewer Den. I love showcasing my collection of TMNT Valentines. The latest batch I've obtained will make your heart swoon with Turtle Power.

Here they are! Our valiant heroes, wooing you with a warped pizza in the shape of a heart. Printed in 1994.


Gratitude, Dude is a column that highlights a generous donation to The Sewer Den collection.

The bitter winter season has been beating down NYC with frosty weather. When a package arrived at my home during the middle of a snowy blizzard, I was quite surprised. It's a testament to my postal worker's endurance! Through the blistering cold, he delivered Turtle Power to me.

A glance at the return address told me that my friend and Sewer Den fan, Liz, sent me this merry mutant surprise. TMNT stickers were strategically placed all over the box, which enticed me to tear open the cardboard casing.

It took some digging through Liz's creative packaging to finally unearth the shipped treasure. Beneath the layers of paper, cardboard, and plastic bags was an original TMNT Mutant Maker. Box and all!

Issue 50: The Sewer Den's Day Off

Faking out your parents with a phony fever? Need a mental break from the mundane office environment?? Has sickness struck, confining you to your home???

Kids, students, adults - everyone needs a day off. Whether you're at the mercy of an illness or pulling a Ferris Bueller, skipping your normal routine for a restful day on the couch is rejuvenating. Sink into the cushions and embrace the day - your day off.

How does one spend their sick day in The Sewer Den? I've gathered the best mutated gear for fighting or fabricating an illness.