As fans embark on another nostalgic journey to the past, they have to be asking themselves: is this a tale worth reliving? Read on to find out.
The official description from IDW:
This newly colored tale of the original TMNT expands the Turtles universe! After finally finding their master at the mysterious T.C.R.I. labs, the Turtles suddenly find themselves transported to a completely different planet and in the company of the enigmatic robot known as the Fugitoid!
For many comic book fans out there, the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic book series will be the best rendition of this storied franchise. I’m going to admit that I grew up predominantly watching the old cartoon and occasionally dipped my toe into some of the comics but I was never a die-hard fan of this interpretation For that reason I’m going to make the argument that this is flawed but classic piece of history that any TMNT fan should buy and enjoy.
Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird handle the script and as time went on and their stories matured along wth their narrative control. Yes, this comic book is bogged down by unnecessary inner-dialogue and too much explanation for panel action but for the most part it flows rather well. We’re introduced to a new world and an additional side-character (complete with an origin) in this simple but smartly engineered little romp.
Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird also tackle the art and the dynamic duo continued to show off their unique style. Their pencil strokes and smart shading techniques yielded a visual flare that will please comic lovers of all ages. Yes, their characters are deformed, but they’re deformed in just the right way that the comic book doesn’t suffer for it.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics #5 is an engaging trip to the past, that will certainly please any fans longing to relive the classic adventures of the Heroes in a Half-Shell.