TMNT presents Mighty Mutanimals mini series #1 . May 1991.
"Wild Things" Plot by Ryan Brown & Dean Clarrain, with Clarrain writing the script. Ken Mitchroney & Garrett Ho, following the 3 page backstory into do the main illustrations. Their styles mesh quite well with Garrett I believe exclusively illustrating the Turtles plot thread, which gives a nice sense of continuity as he did the Turtles comic that preceded this where they were captured.
The issue begins with Man Ray, Jagwar & Dresdmon with the cracking meteorite which when open reveals caterpillar aliens of Maligna's children. They then go off & starting munching down upon the rainforest (& a few of themselves) as they rapidly grow. Jagwar protests & the aliens turn their attention to those 3.
Maligna has captured Stump & Sling & sentences them to be burnt for helping the Turtles defeat Krang, thus preventing her access to the Earth. Leatherhead, Wingnut & Screwloose save them & they all fly off in Cudley's mouth.
They get back to Stump arena. Leatherhead, Stump & Wignut want to stop Maligna's invasion of Earth & take off in Cudleys mouth to Earth.
Null has the Turtles, Splinter, April & Mondo all tied up, with Kid Terra making an excuse why he was on the rooftop to confront them.
Splinter uses his senses to summon a pack of rats to chew threw their ropes. Once escaped with Terra having left their weapons nearby, they fare better in their next fight with Skul & Bean. When the aliens try to gas them they hold their breath, but can't see. When the smoke clears the bad guys are taking off in a rocket ship, which flies off. They notice Raph & Mondo aren't there with Splinter explaining they've stowed away on the alien ship.
While Cudley is flying towards Earth he's shot down by Maligna's children. He crashed to Earth unconscious & is discovered by Man Ray & co after they've fled the chasing aliens wanting to eat them.
Things are picking up but the Mighty Mutanimals are far from assembled & things aren't going too well for the good guys, with the usually invincible Cudley in trouble for the 1st time.