Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #43 Review

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Are you ready for a mutant uprising? Read on to find out.

The official description from IDW:

“Attack on Technodrome” Part 3!

A major battle on Burnow Island unfolds! Will the Turtles be able to help Fugitoid to deactivate the Technodrome before it’s too late? Meanwhile, Splinter and the Mutanimals go up against Karai and the Foot!

TMNT 43_Preview PageAlright fanboys and fangirls it’s time to testify! For this is an example of why the latest iteration of the ooze covered franchise is just so good! The creators behind this title have, from day one, found a way to take the corny plus the camp and combine them in a way that feels like neither and both. And this latest mammoth battle is more of the same awesome shenanigans, so by all means find yourself a quite spot, sit back and enjoy the shell-shocking results!

Kevin Eastman and Bobby Curnow work with script writer Tom Waltz to build yet another epic act that sees quite a few baddies and our mean green fighting machines go toe-to-toe with the fate of the world and all of humanity caught in the balance. The Shredder has made his move against Krang, and in the shadow of the Technodrome we all have to ask: can anyone stop what’s about to happen? I won’t spoil it but suffice to say the author keeps the tension up as excitement for the property continues to build.

The visuals handed in by Cory Smith echo the history of the franchise without doing a disservice to this latest round of TMNT. It’s fun watching the characters let loose and do their thing, but with a lesser illustrator it would have been easy for all the players involved to become jumbled and confused. But through the skills of this talent we see a wide cast brought to life with ease. And the colors by Ronda Pattison just seal the deal.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #43 may lack some narrative depth to its proceedings but trust me when I say the journey is chaotic fun reminiscent of all the iterations that came before it. Recommended.

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