Category Archive: Reviews

Mar 20

Review/PReview of Secret History of the foot Clan: The mini Series ends with a bang!

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The secret history of the foot took us all by surprise, as the previous issues offered strong storytelling and beautiful art. this final issue is no exception, except for an odd design change for some of the turtles.

Without spoiling the story, Secret History of The Foot Clan #4 concludes the mini series and offers many answers to those wondering about the history of the shredder. Not only do we learn how he came to power, but also how he was resurrected and why does he have against Krang. Top notch story telling i tell you that ;)

Nov 27

Preview and Review for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #16

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After 15 issues of solid story telling, and comic book suspense, that you rarely see these days, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #16 is almost here, and still proves that IDW’s version of the turtles is a perfect one.

The book picks up where the last one left off, as the turtles are attacked by Slash, right when they were looking for a new home. It doesn’t take the four brothers long to know that the giant mutant snap turtle is going to be a problem for them unless they do something, permanent, about him. What follows up is a well written moral conversation between the brothers, while they are fighting slash, about whether it is right or wrong to kill him, knowing that he will not hesitate to do so.

Jun 26

Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles # 11

 

It has been almost a year since the debut of the IDW reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The past 10 issues were a blast to read, and with an 11th issue dropping out tomorrow, will fans embrace it like the previous chapters? Short answer is YES! But Keep reading to find out the details. (The Reviews contains some spoilers from the issue, so be careful)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #11 continues the Captive Splinter and return of The shredder Arc. The comic book opens where with Splinter fighting member of the foot clan, one after the other, no one was much for the rodent master, not even the mutant Alopex or the Ninja Karai.

Back to the turtles new hideout (April’s 2nd time around antique shop) a mysterious figure is eavesdropping on 3 of the brothers. Before we could recognize who this mystery girl is, Michelangelo (who went to get some pizza)  attacks the lady, who seems to have brought friends. the other Turtles join the fight, but were quickly stopped by Casey Jones, who recognizes these mysterious people as the Purple Dragons, and the girl is Angel, a Casey jones friend.

Exclusive IDW Preview: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #11

Jun 20

Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Micro Series: Splinter

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Picking up in the middle of the Splinter/Foot clan fight from Issue #10 of the ongoing series, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Micro series Splinter, focuses on the Rat master, as he remembers his previous life as the Ninja Hamato Yoshi.

Written by Erik Burnham, the issue sheds more light on Hamato Yoshi, and how he was always angry before he gets to meet the beautiful Tang Shen. The story also shows a bit of rivalry between Oroku Saki and Yoshi, but fails to sell it as cause of hatred between the two, which was my only complain for this issue. Without spoiling the story, the issue does give more depth to Splinter and confirms the reincarnation aspect of the series.

May 29

Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #10

Coming out tomorrow, is the tenth issue of the IDW ongoing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The issue is written by veteran Tom Waltz and drawn by Dan Duncan and colored by Ronda Pattison. So is this issue a worthy addition to this great comic series? Keep reading to find out!

Story:

Last issue ended with a cliffhanger and a reveal of a major character, in the form of Karai. This week the mood grows tense, as Master Splinter is given a choice by the murderous foot clan. A Test of Life and death.

The foot Clan, as Karai reveals, is fighting a war with an enemy who using the mutagen to create powerful warriors. In order to stand to this enemy, we are logically presuming Krang, the foot clan are recruiting (and maybe even making) mutants, this is why Splinter is brought before Shredder.

Meanwhile the turtles are being given sanctuary at April’s 2nd time around antique shop. In order to rest, then to locate and retrieve their beloved father.

Without spoiling too much the issue ends with the Shredder revealing his identity to Splinter. A shocking moment that will probably raise more questions than answers. The end of the issue also shows a mysterious figure who will leave fans guessing his/her identity.

May 08

Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classic #1

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Coming out tomorrow, the first IDW color reprint of the classic Mirage TMNT comics will offer a new colorful look at the black and white comics of the 80’s.

There is no need to go into the story since we all know it by heart and at least read it 10 times. The main highlight of the book is the introduction of colors. So how does it look?

For an old Turtles fan since the 80’s i’m surprised to say that i really like the colored version of the book. While of course there is no way we can compare it to the black and white classic, just for the reason of it being classic, i think the colors are beautifully done and breath new life into a fan favorite comic. The dark mood and edginess is still present. And if you are afraid that the turtles will now have colored bandannas, then fear not, they all retain their classic red ones (even though i am a fan of the colored bandannas).

Apr 24

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #9 Advance Review

Coming out tomorrow, is the ninth issue of the IDW ongoing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The issue is written by veteran Tom Waltz and drawn by Dan Duncan and colored by Ronda Pattison. So is this issue a worthy addition to this great comic series? Keep reading to find out!

Story:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #9 picks up right of last week’s Leonardo Micro-series. Leo is back to the sewers where the turtles are meeting April Onei’l who agrees, along with Casey Jones, to help the brothers find their abducted master. In the mean time Splinter is been displayed on a lab table and waiting to be dissected by Baxter Stockman to extract the mutagen for his ruthless employer, the general Krang, who are on their way to the stockgens lab. Before  neither the turtles no Baxter and Krang reach the room where Splinter is held, something very unexpected and quite surprising changes the course of the story. For the sake of not spoiling this great surprise, i will stop her and let you enjoy it when you get the issue tomorrow.

Apr 17

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Micro-Series Leonardo Review

Hitting Comic book stores shelves tomorrow, the 4th issue of the Ninja Turtles Micro Series will focus on the turtles leader, Leonardo, as he encounters the enigmatic Foot Clan for the first time. The issue is written by Brian Lynch and drawn by Ross Cambell, while colors are applied by Jay Fotos

So how does this new issue fares? Keep reading to find out (Warning: Minor Spoilers ahead)

Story:

The story of this issue takes place right after Issue 8 of the ongoing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by IDW. Hob has kidnapped Splinter, and the turtles are going to split up to better search for their beloved master. Trying to pick up any trace, Leonardo decides to go back to Stockman’s lab where their whole story first began. However before reaching his goal, Leo is attacked by members of the foot clan. Faring quite well, at first, against the unwelcome visitors, Leonardo soon feels overwhelmed as more and more ninjas surrounds the wise Turtle who decides to change his tactics and head in doors to avoid been surrounded. Before the fight comes to an end, and without spoiling the issue to you, an enigmatic character shows up whose mysterious identity will be the subject of many forums in the next few days.

Mar 28

Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #8

Hitting store shelves today, the 8th issue of the ongoing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles continues the 2nd arc of this awesome reboot. So how is this issue compared to the last ones? Keep reading to find out.

ps: Beware, the following review contain some spoilers!

Story:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #8 picks up right where the last issue ended. With the Turtles home being attacked by the infamous mousers robots whom are controlled by the sneaky mutant cat Old hob. The fight rages on, as the turtles are outnumbured by the wall munching robots. Hob’s intentions are clear, as Baxter stockman explained to an impatient general krang: Retrieving splinter to their labs in order to extract the mutagen, in its pure form, from his body. Baxter also explained the reason why he didn’t just extract the mutagen from Old Hob. The mutagen in his blood has been tainted by being exposed to the ground in the alley where the old cat first came in contact with the ooze.

Unhappy with Stockman’s slow progress, General Krang (who seems to be losing a battle with what appears to be a more serious and adult version of the neutrinos from the 4th episode of the original ninja turtles cartoon series) made it clear that failure will mean death for Baxter.