Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters Crossovers With Cyberfrog

Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters was a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles parody created by Don Chin and Patrick Parsons (as Parsonovich). Published by Comic Castle and Eclipse Comics in 1986, it was later drawn by Mike Dringenberg and then Sam Kieth (which is when I discovered it), with later series published by Parody Press and more recently by Dynamite Entertainment.

Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters Crossovers With Cyberfrog.
Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters Crossovers With Cyberfrog. Art from Eclipse Comics.

A parody of a parody, it saw four hamsters mutated by space travel crash in a Tibetan monastery where the four now-sentient creatures were adopted by the monks and trained in the martial arts. The four were named after actors from action and kung fu movies, Clint, Chuck, Bruce, and Jackie. The series ran for nine issues from January 1986 to January 1988 with a number of spin-offs. Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters in 3-D drawn by Ty Templeton ran for four issues in 1986, and we had Clint: Hamster Triumphant and the Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters Massacre. But then we had nothing for a couple of decades, until Dynamite Entertainment revived the series in 2008 with a new series by Keith Champagne and Tom Nguyen. Only for another decade-plus gap since then.

Now it appears that Don Chin is reviving these anthropomorphic animals from the eighties, combined with a similar creation from the nineties, Ethan Van Sciver's Cyberfrog. Cyberfrog has seen a revival of late by Ethan as a crowdfunded occasional comic book on IndieGoGo – and many Bleeding Cool readers will be familiar with our back and forth over the years

Don Chin posted the following art on social media, which shows he is writing and drawing new pages with Cyberfrog as part of the storyline.

Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters Crossovers With Cyberfrog.
Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters Crossovers With Cyberfrog. Art by EJ Morges, posted by Don Chin.

It was followed by Van Sciver announcing it as Cyberfrog Vs Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters written by Don Chin and drawn by EJ Morges, an artist for Zenescope's Wonderland and on Rob Liefeld's Avengylene but recently drawing Ethan's Cyberfrog sequel. But will Ethan be able to get that Cerebus/Cyberfrog crossover he seemed to be heading towards before?

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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