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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #108

by Alan Rapp on August 31, 2020

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #108 television reviewDonatello, Leonardo, Raphael, Jennika, and Michelangelo head into the sewers in search of the missing children but don’t find what they expect. The group discover Lita and the others safe.

The monstrous Slithery wasn’t hurting the children but perhaps keeping them to ward off the loneliness the mutated creature was feeling at being boxed in and unable to escape Mutant Town. Even the creature’s victims plead for the Turtles not to hurt the Slithery making things a it more difficult for our heroes to help the monster out of the sewers without doing any harm. The appearance of the Slithery also foreshadows other unknowns deep within Mutant Town. What other mutations have been hidden from the outside world?

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #107

by Alan Rapp on August 7, 2020

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #107 comic reviewThe Turtles scour the city for the missing children, coming across Mousers which lead them into familiar ground in the sewers. While they are able to take down the Mousers without much trouble, Donatello, Leonardo, Raphael, Jennika, and Michelangelo fall prey one-by-one to the larger threat in the sewers: the Slithery.

With so much of the Turtles’ recent action taking place above ground, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #107 takes advantage of the Heroes in a Half-shell returning to the familiar surroundings of the city’s sewers and offers some great panels from artist Nelson Daniel.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #105

by Alan Rapp on July 6, 2020

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #105 comicsBefore throwing the Turtles into the next big arc, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #105 offers an interlude for our heroes to grow, relax, reflect, and build on what they’ve learned since reuniting in New York. This quiet issue is full of wonderful small moments for several characters. While evil lurks on the periphery, it doesn’t intrude.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #105 offers a couple of long-overdue moments where my favorite of the characters created for this comic is concerned. First, Raphael finally lets down his guard and allows Alopex in. Second, Raphael, Donatello, Leonardo, and Michelangelo all welcome the arctic fox as an official member of the Splinter Clan.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #104

by Alan Rapp on March 26, 2020

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #104 comic reviewI loved this issue. After keeping the Turtles separate following the death of their father, they reunite in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #104 not to face some imminent threat but to finally share their grief with their loved ones. Donnie‘s trip to Mutant Town proves to be the catalyst needed to push Raphael and Donnie to returning to Leonardo and Michelangelo and tap into the strong family dynamic at the core of the title.

That alone would have been enough, but there’s plenty more story here as the Turtles together return to Mutant Town to set-up shop as protectors, mentors, and perhaps even senseis for a next generation of hero. There are some great moments among the foursome and with other characters including a nice back-and-forth between Alopex and Raph.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #103

by Alan Rapp on February 26, 2020

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #103 comic reviewTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #103 takes an unexpected hard right turn after foreshadowing the dangerous mutant weasels unleashed on Mutant Town. Although the trio do cause some havoc, they are revealed to be mostly-harmless kids.

Their impact on Mutant Town isn’t the damage they do. It’s their mere existence and the fact that Old Hob was selling them to the Foot that causes Sally Pride to take a stand with potentially serious consequences concerning the Mutanimals.

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