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Geriatric Gangrene Jujitsu Gerbils
™ and ©1986 Planet-X Productions
With a ridiculous name like the above, what else could this be but yet another totally offbeat spoof of the wildly successful Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Perhaps the biggest difference is that these are not teenagers, but rather elderly nursing home residents, called back into action when the life of the scientist who created them, Dr. Milton Meltdown, is threatened. In fact, all life is threatened by the Dr.’s new experiment, a mutated genetic lifeform (like the gerbils) that the government forced him to create. Unfortunately, this one is a god-like super-being that can’t be controlled.
Throw a hulking Samurai warrior, a lovely female assistant to Dr. Meltdown, and a host of predictable jokes involving old age and the like, and you’ve got this black-and-white Planet-X-Productions title written and drawn, somewhat crudely, by Tony Basilicato.
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