The Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters

 ARBH   (Eclipse, 1986-1989)

ô and ©1986 Eclipse Comics

Bruce, Chuck, Jackie, and Clint are just four normal young rodents, selected to serve as guinea pigs (how humiliating for hamsters!) on the test launch of a new NASA rocket. Cosmic rays transform them into the Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters, who, after years of martial arts schooling, turn their powers to the benefit of all mankind.

They say that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, and if thatís true, then who could doubt the sincerity of writer Don Chin, artist Parsonavich, and editor Cat Yronwode in their efforts to flatter (and capitalize on) the most surprising comics success story of the mid-1980s, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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#1

 
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1st appearance of The Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters; Origin of The Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters; B&WDon ChinChristopher Parsonavich

#1 (2nd printing)

 
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2nd printing; 1st appearance of The Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters; Origin of The Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt HamstersDon ChinChristopher Parsonavich

#1 Gold Edition

 
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Published by Parody; 500 copies printed  

#2

  3/1/1986
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Spring 1986Don ChinParsonavich

#3

  7/1/1986
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 Don ChinParsonavich

#4

  11/1/1986
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 Don ChinParsonavich

#5

  2/1/1987
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 Don ChinParsonavich

#6

  5/1/1987
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  Sam Kieth

#7

  8/1/1987
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Death of Bruce; B&WDon ChinSam Kieth

#8

  10/1/1987
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B&WDon ChinSam Kieth

#9

  1/1/1988
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Final Issue; B&WDon ChinSam Kieth

Book #1

  5/1/1990
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America the Beautiful; Limited to 350 signed and numbered copiesDon ChinParsonavich