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Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #124
From IDW Publishing this week is a special festive feeling issue in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #124.
The TMNT and their Mutant Town neighbors celebrate the holidays, but not everyone is enjoying the times-the Turtles feel the absence of Master Splinter, tensions are rising in the neighborhood, and a new threat is emerging. Can the Turtles find their way back to the spirit of the season before disaster strikes?
Writer - Sophie Campbell
Artist, Cover Artist - Jodie Nishijima
Variant Cover Artist - Tyler Kirkham
Variant Cover Artist - Kevin Eastman
Variant Cover Artist - Kael Ngu
Variant Cover Artist - Raymond Gay
A special Christmas issue that takes us around Mutant Town.
I like the 'Silent Night' aspect of this, it makes you look closer at the action within the panels.
There is a lot to take in, in what can be a fast or a slow issue. Depending on your reading preference. Nevertheless, this issue packed a nice amount of story, with some interesting aspects to it.
There is the Weasels, and what they are up to. There is a moment of joy for the usually dower Hob, and that was nice to see. Perhaps there is some hope for him.
Meanwhile, the ghost of Christmas(es) past - The Shredder - makes his moves. Still in the shadows, and still doing what he can. His role is yet to be fully determined, but I am enjoying these brief cameos to build him up.
There is a lot of Christmas feeling in this, with the family and the festive time in Mutant Town.
This was well shown in the art, with it doing a lot of the heavy lifting in terms of what was going on and the motion.
Merry Christmas to the TMNT!