Thursday, February 23, 2012

Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 1 Change is Constant by Kevin Eastman


SUMMARY FROM NETGALLEY.COM:
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles return to comics in their first IDW adventure!

It's a different world for the Turtles. The group is broken as Raphael wanders the streets of NYC in search of food and shelter. His brothers and Master Splinter are on the search, but so far all they can find is trouble - in the form of mutant alley cat Old Hob and his gang of criminals!

The very core of the Turtles family is at stake as the new origin of TMNT is revealed! Join Tom Waltz, Dan Duncan, and TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman for the start of a wild ride!
MY TAKE:

It's been years since I saw the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and, man, have I missed them.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 1 Change is Constant begins with a confrontation between Splinter and the Turtles and Old Hob and his gang. Raphael isn't there, though.

This story also shows us a little bit about the origins of the Turtles and Master Splinter. Now, because I was young when I watched the series, I only remember bits and pieces about the show. Therefore, I don't really remember if they discussed how Splinter and the Turtles got their names. If they did, I didn't see that episode, because I remember wondering why they were named after artists. This comic book tells us why.

April O'Neil makes a welcome cameo, and I was kinda hoping to see Shredder too. Maybe he'll show up in the next issues.

Thanks to NetGalley and IDW Publishing for providing me with an e-ARC. Publication date of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 1 Change is Constant is on February 28, 2012.

THE GOOD:
  1. Drawing style and coloring.
  2. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back!
  3. Interesting storyline, though not much is revealed yet.
THE BAD:
  1. Too short and not much happens until the end of the book.
FAVORITE QUOTE/S:


READ IT IF:
  1. You grew up watching the series.
  2. You miss the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
  3. You want to see what the hype was all about.
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