- Title: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #55
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- Writers: Kevin Eastman, Bobby Curnow, Tom Waltz
- Artist: Michael Dialynas
For someone who hasn’t kept up with the series in recent months, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #55 offers a good opportunity to catch up with the Heroes in a Half-Shell and some very big changes in their lives. Victorious over the Shredder, Splinter and his sons have taken back control of New York and control of the Foot Clan. All seems well for most of the Turtles, although Michelangelo has decided life among his former enemies isn’t for him.
The issue also spends several pages on April and Casey‘s relationship hitting the inevitable brick wall given his stubbornness and her desires for more out of their lives. Personally, I could have done with far less of this plotline and more of Alopex who we see both helping Angel with the Street Phantoms and getting her mind played with by Kitsune. Given the later I’m growing increasingly afraid of Alopex being boxed into the role of a tragic figure. As my favorite of all of the new characters created for this series (or the recent cartoon) I’m holding out hope that Eastman and Waltz have more in store for the fox than an unfortunate end. Worth a look.