Sunday, October 5, 2008

Blast from the Past #102: Leo with shuriken slingshot

This is another one of those drawings done to sell at conventions, this one drawn in 1987. I'm not sure how or even if a "shuriken slingshot" would work, but if it did it might offer some advantages over simply throwing the shuriken... but then you'd have to carry the slingshot around with you... and figure out a way to keep the shuriken from slicing up the slingshot's cup...

Okay, never mind... like they say, it seemed like a good idea at the time. -- PL


  1. Well, I would imagine that the average reader would not have worried about such details, but I know what you mean.

    And I like the idea of a shuriken slingshot.

  2. -->> ..perhaps the ' cup ' is made of a metal so that the points to the star would not really be a factor.

    The effect of the star once it's "THROWN", flung or what have you would be another issue.


  3. I still think it's a very great and creative idea, would have even been great for the toy line, I could see Don or Mike with a slingshot more than Leo or Raph though.
    -Vaughn M.

  4. We are reading about mutated Turtles who use Ninjutsu, a shuriken slingshot seems pretty plausible!

    Either way I love the picture!

  5. This is pretty cool. I've been fond of comic book slingshot use since Frank Millers "Dark Knight" books with Robin and her Slingshot.

  6. Was'nt the shuriken slingshot in the old toyline as part of the weapons booster packs?

  7. i own this original art woohoo!