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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #116

by Alan Rapp on April 29, 2021

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #116 comic reviewSpurred on by the arrival of the Lita from the future, Jennika puts together a heavy metal band to compete against Bebop and Rocksteady with control of Mutant Town (and the future) on the line. It’s also worth noting that Jenny finds a way to find peace with the injured Karai as putting toghether the band seems to heal something in the troubled turtle.

Most of the issue revolves around Jennika putting together the band and it slowly coming together. The members prove to be an interesting mix with the former enemies Diamond and Koya, the large Tusk, Jay, and Jo. The search for the members has an the old Magnificent Seven feel towards it. And if some of the choices appear unusual, the band is a nice mix of older and newly introduced characters.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #114

by Alan Rapp on February 19, 2021

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #114The Turtles get some unexpected visitors. A helicopter going down leaves an injured Karai, Koya, and Bludgeon in the Turtles’ care, and two extremely large mutants Rahzar and Tokka are set loose within the city. The pair are much like the weasels being very childlike, but far more vicious and dangerous as the Turtles discover firsthand. Oh, and Bebop and Rocksteady are also wandering around looking for Karai and the missing mutants.

The other visitor is a version of Lita from the future who has traveled back after stealing a time scepter in hopes of preventing a dark future that destroyed her family.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #112

by Alan Rapp on December 15, 2020

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #112 comic reviewWhereas several of the previous issues have focused on how well things are going for the reunited Turtles, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #112 shifts to examining the cracks in Mutant Town. Picking up on the pain of rejection Mona Lisa felt after revealing her mutation to her parents, this month’s issue continues to feed that theme by introducing the sullen Jay whose mutation into a venomous frog has made it impossible for him to touch another living soul.

All of this leads into a mutant support group for those struggling with their new lives where tempers flare over injustices, the Mutanimals, and even the Turtles. It also provides one of the more humorous panels of the series attempting to sum up the Turtles’ bizarre history.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #111

by Alan Rapp on November 17, 2020

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #111 comic reviewRealizing that Old Hob has begun spying on them, the Turtles set a trap which offers artist Jodi Nishijima the opportunity to provide several fun silent panels including one of my favorite panels of Alopex hiding under the floorboards of the dojo. The Turtles make short work of Hob’s minions Stone and Night, leaving the pair as a message for Old Hob to back off.

Hob has more than just Turtle problems. With an unfulfilled contract for the Foot Clan hanging over him, Karai alters the deal by claiming two new mutants from Hob’s stable: Rahzar and Tokka. Both look formidable and likely to cause problems for the Turtles in the coming months.

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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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