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Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #131
The adventures continue from IDW Publishing
Some of my thoughts on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #131:
In the wake of the events of TMNT: The Armageddon Game—Opening Moves, Oroku Saki (the Shredder) has fully revealed himself to the Turtles. In order to counter the newest evil machinations of the Pantheon’s trickster god, the Rat King, he seeks an alliance with the sons of his former archenemy, the late Master Splinter. But are the Turtles prepared to join forces with their merciless executioner from a past life? And is the Shredder truly ready to be redeemed? No matter the case, the Armageddon Game is fast approaching, and the only place to find the answers to these burning questions is in…Northampton!
by Sophie Campbell (Author), Pablo Tunica (Artist)
This was a really deep issue with a lot to take in. It was enjoyable and takes us away from Mutant Town and all within.
There are some exciting flashbacks, with Oroku Saki appearing to the Splinter Clan. This doesn't go down well with some of the Clan, but he takes them somewhere else to learn new aspects of their arts.
There is some interesting theory in this mystical way, with Shredder discussing the way to use it and the weaknesses and pitfalls of using the powers within. I like that this is all being set out to the Turtles, but they may get dragged in further than they thought.
While they are in this ‘thin place’, they are also attacked in their dreams, with each fighting back in their own ways. This shows the difference between the TMNT and their methods. I liked this a lot, and it worked on many levels.
Leonardo has his own issues, which stem back to what Shredder did to him and made him. He’s going to have to work with that.
This was an enjoyable issue, with a perfect painted art style to go with the natural feel of the story.