Casey Jones takes center stage in this latest issue, but is this a story worth telling? Read on to find out.
This official description from IDW:
Casey Jones has a peculiar life— hockey-playing student by day, vigilante by night. Throw in an alcoholic, abusive father and it’s no wonder you’ve got a guy who likes to whale on criminals with sports equipment! One night though, the criminal element strikes too close to home, and Casey is forced to decide how far he’ll go to keep a very important promise. A crucial moment in the life of Casey Jones!
The latest issue of the microseries continues to explore and expand plot threads from the main title. Chronologically speaking the narrative contained in these pages, takes place between Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #12 and 13, but can exist as a stand-alone tale that offers a decent amount of depth for our hockey clad avenger, Casey Jones.
If you’re familiar with the current interpretation of the character, then you’re more than aware of many of the plot lines that Mike Costa and Ben Epstein explore in this issue. This script offers a heartfelt tale that gives reason and strength behind the decisions of this college age hero. The narrative in this book touches on and tries to deal with issues of loss, abuse and purpose. It’s not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but it’s an engaging enough read that successfully pulls at the heart strings in an effort to make the ending of this issue stick.
Mike Henderson offers a stylized world that perfectly compliments the art in the main series. All the characters look and act as they should, as each panel offers a somewhat dynamic effort that yields an entertaining look from start to finish. Save for a few moments where shapes and forms seem a bit off, this is exactly how a Ninja Turtles companion book should look.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Micro-series #6 is a solid comic that’s chock-full full of heart and decent enough effort. Recommended.