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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secret History of the Foot Clan #1 Review

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The enigmatic Foot Clan gets the spotlight in this brand new mini-series, but do they deserve it?  Read on to find out.

The official description from IDW:

Demons, ninjas, and hostile takeovers-what more can you expect from a TMNT comic? The first installment of this new miniseries reveals a history never told before about the original founder of the Foot. Join the Turtles as they get a history lesson that they will never forget!

The mysteries surrounding the Ninjas that oppose our Heroes in a Half-Shell certainly warrant some attention in this stellar first outing.  If you’ve ever found yourself wondering where these enemies came from, here’s your chance to find out.  From modern day questions to past conundrums the plot surrounding the Shredder‘s devoted followers continues to thicken with each passing page, as this creative team brilliantly structures a more than competent interpretation of their saga.

Mateus Santolouco and Erik Burnham work together to bring about this script and the duo does a marvelous job realizing the potential of this narrative. From the opening lines of a lecture to the final line of submissive dialogue this dynamic duo does a lot to bring about some shocking moments that upon first read will leave some fans with their mouths wide open.  There’s absolutely no doubt that there is an overabundance of text here but to be honest it fit well within the pace, as a slow but steady burn successfully sheds light on some startling revelations.

Beyond his contributions to the script, Mateus Santolouco handles the art and he does an outstanding job delivering a detailed visual experience.  The characters and the backgrounds are lavishly designed, as each proverbial pencil illustrates more than enough to fill this outing with a unique spirit.  There were a few moments where the depth and skill became on display stumbled a bit but for the most part this was great rendition of this storied franchise.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secret History of the Foot Clan #1 is a release that has some minor dings in its armor but nonetheless offers something special. Highly recommended.


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