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Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
From IDW Publishing
There’s still some tension in the air here, but the adventures move on in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from IDW Publishing.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #143
Dr. Barlow holds a member of the Claw Clan hostage! Alopex has run out of options, and she can’t take on Barlow alone. Forced to seek the aid of the TMNT—whose friendship she renounced after they forged an alliance with the Shredder—Alopex forms an uneasy truce with the Turtles, one that is put to the test when they must work together to bring Barlow to justice. Meanwhile, Leatherhead gets a new perspective on the consequences of his work enforcing Barlow’s plans.
by Sophie Campbell (Author), Gavin P Smith (Artist)
Well, that is a bit more like it!
To a degree. Yes there is still some simmering tension in the air, and in some ways that is brought out into the open for all the characters on this hunt. I really enjoyed they way this was done, with not only the Turtles having their fears drawn out, but there were some interesting insights into others as well.
Nevertheless, the brothers do seem to be coming together - although Raph is out of this one, as he has some other priorities to work out. Even so, I still think that Michelangelo is the glue of the team, and it looks like he is leaning more into that - not only with the brothers, but his outgoing personality is helping in other ways.
This issue isn’t short on action either - there are some excellent battle scenes that are shown well in the tight confines of the underground. The designs on these new monstrosities are excellent, and the differences between them and the animal fury is well shown.
It does look like there is going to be some kind of showdown here, but in a spiritual sense, and that adds more to the overarching story that is being weaved here.
As a side note, the Donatello story is interesting, and he’s had warnings already from the future, so I wonder where that will lead.
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