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The Literacy Volunteers of Chicago published a comic book in 1987 with the noble mission of improving literacy by giving kids something interesting to read. Good idea, guys. But it’s going to take more than one issue to fuel that reading explosion!

Inside their book is a short story featuring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and their mystic master of martial arts, Master Splinter. Now, drawing the sword down the middle of the pages was a neat idea. But it looks a lot cooler in a column like this:

Collector’s Guide: From Quest For Dreams Lost #1.

If you dig that, check out the far more dark and serious take on the Ninja Turtles by Michael Zulli.