Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #12 by Tom Waltz My rating: 3 of 5 stars So this is it, the 12th issue of IDW’s TMNT. It’s become fairly standard in comics […]
Huh. Now here we have another weird case. While all Darkhold issues have bled into each other in some way, shape or form, issue #5 comes the closest to being a standalone issue thus far.
I think Wells was trying to relay how destructive and dangerous the mode of thought of the European Scientist / Explorer was, in a very clever way. One example of this is how unreliable a narrator the Time Traveler truly is: he mentions several times that he cannot remember certain events or circumstances in their entirety.
This was a great book. Picking up where last issue left off, we find the Redeemers stranded in the town of Perfection during a Darkhold-inspired N’Gari attack. Also, as hinted last time, we have a special appearance by Sabretooth, who apparently used to work with Agent Buchannan.
The team follows his warnings and heads to Perfection, where the Darkhold Dwarf (for lack of a name) is giving another page from Chthon’s spell-book to a particularly sad case… a young girl named Aurora, who has been living alone in a shack after her neighbors ran her out for spreading rumors about a local teen football star.
Darkhold #2 was one of the first comics I ever read, when I was probably a little too young to be reading it. As such it holds a certain nostalgic charm for me, but in addition to that the writing of Chris Cooper ages very well, and this story is possibly more relevant today than it was in 1993.
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