Gut Reaction: IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #4

IDW TMNT #4

IDW TMNT #4

This one continues from the cliffhanger last issue, and features not only the Turtles’s first full victory over Old Hob, but their first successful rebellion of Master Splinter and the Turtles’s first coming together as four brothers since their mutation. This also helps cure Raphael of the amnesia I haven’t been mentioning in the last few issues. Although it’s not really amnesia. He can remember the entire 15 months of his life. We’ll get to that in the next review.

This issue was good. It has a good climax, and it caps off the first four issues well. Despite that it ends on a to be continued mark, you can just ignore that. It’s four complete issues. Even if it does complete next issue, these four are perfectly acceptable as a three act story. I think the editors just realized that if the put “continued” at the end of the page instead of “the end” some moron would pick up the next issue even if he didn’t like the book, just to see what happens.

A lot of action here, and some genuine moments. This series is getting better in every way. It’s still nothing compared to Mirage, Archie, or even Image’s runs on the characters, but it really was never going to be. I can’t judge it based on the work of others. That wouldn’t be fair.

Anyway, my gripe isn’t with particular issues at this point but with the story as a whole. But we’ll get to that… believe you me, we’ll get to that.

Still needs a new artist though.

Never Look Back
Matthew LeDrew

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One response to “Gut Reaction: IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #4

  1. Pingback: IDW Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Review Archive | matthewledrew·

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