The story itself is, of course, seminal. This is the first appearance of April, an as such this story has been adapted in almost every form of media, as April has been the only “constant” human ally of the Turtles.
Anyway, as I said, the Turtles proceed to kill the Shredder… wait, what? Yeah.
Judging just the issue itself, from start to finish, I think it is a great tale. It starts off with April waking up from passing out at the end of last issue, having just seen the Turtles in their mutant forms for the first time (in this universe she knew them as normal turtles… go figure).
So that’s where we are. I’m going to read both Kill Shakespeare trades and then make my way into Tide of Blood. I’m going to be honest about my feelings because I’d expect the same of him, and we’re going to see how this flies.
How far will I go to avoid reviewing 30 Days of Night… wait. I mean, how far will I go to review every IDW title? Well, look no further than Banshee Origins, a tie-in comic that was given away for free at my local comic book store.
On a plus note, I’m pretty sure page seventeen has one of Boxer’s team holding a gun to Stephen Harper’s head and Harper claiming he’s defecated himself. So that’s worth the price of admission alone.
The art is good. Not just good, great! Dave Garcia has been replaced by husband and wife team of Ken and Beth Mitchroney, with Ken doing the art, and he’s great! Maybe I just think he’s great because of how horrible the last guys was, but there’s hope now. Hear that kids?