Do the plot lines in the first major story arc wrap-up well enough or does this series start to take a dip in quality? Read on to find out.
The official description from IDW:
Everything has been leading to this issue— the nail-biting conclusion to the Turtles’ first fight with the Foot! Overwhelmed, outnumbered, injured, and running on fumes, the TMNT family is in for the battle of their lives. Will everyone survive? The end to the first year of IDW Turtles finishes big! Don’t miss it!
The latest issue of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a jumbled but fun little romp that brings our heroes first fight with the Foot to a solid conclusion. From start to finish the story can be a bit thin and even somewhat wobbly, but thanks to some solid art this issue is easily a worthwhile buy.
Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz do a wonderful job with the script in this issue. For the most part, they let the dialogue flow free as the action explodes from panel to panel, but there are times where they bog it down with some needless text. Overall the duo succeeds in offering an epic and emotionally charged showdown, while setting up the next phase for this latest iteration of TMNT.
Dan Duncan does an exceptional job delivering a deformed but stunning world, chock-full of visual goodies. There are moments where characters look a bit stiff, but their expressive faces and the kinetic energy that infectiously jumps from panel to panel yields an engrossing look. If you were hoping for a creative take on our heroes in a half shell, this is it.
In the hands of this current creative team, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles successfully wrap up their first major story arc. This latest outing may fall victim to some narrative faults but thanks to the art and the overall nature of the story, the battle between the Turtles and the Foot comes to a rip-roaring conclusion. Recommended.