Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adds a New Female Character: Jenny | The Big Picture

The last time the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise shook up its team dynamic with a female turtle, the result was Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation‘s Venus De Milo — an infamously ill-received character on what’s widely considered one of the lowest points of the property.

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But now they’re taking another shot at the idea, this time in the pages of the critically-praised IDW TMNT comics from fan-favorite creator Sophie Campbell. How did this surprising new story come about — and why has this been one of the toughest concepts to crack in what’s otherwise one of pop culture’s most malleable superhero teams?

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