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Heroes on a half-shell: How Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles became a pop-culture powerhouse

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It’s been a banner season for sci-fi movie lovers. We’ve cheered with delight as everything from a spider-powered superhero to a giant Japanese monster to an army of intelligent apes to, most recently, a feisty rifle-slinging raccoon have all made their marks in theaters around the world. As the last of summer’s big-budget popcorn-fests are wheeled out, Hollywood is turning to yet another longtime fan-favorite franchise in an attempt to draw audiences. And these heroes may not only be the strangest of them all, but the story of their rise to prominence in worldwide pop culture may be more fascinating than any adventure they’ve had in the comics or on the screen. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, whose latest film…

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