Casey likes to jump into the leaves…on top of some mugger.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Micro Series #6

FEATURING: Casey Jones

IDW Publishing (July, 2012)

WRITERS: Mike Costa & Ben Epstein
ARTIST: Mike Henderson
COLORIST: Ian Herring
LETTERER:  Shawn Lee
EDITOR: Bobby Curnow
SELECTED COVER: David Peterson
(mostly because I didn’t see the other cover, by the interior artists, but this was good, too)


Why does Casey let his old man beat him up when he can take down tougher guys AND has ninjas and a semi-reformed street gang for friends? Flashbacks reveal the promise made to his dying mother when his dad uses a prize possession to pay off crooks he owes money to.

What they got right: I’m not sure how much backstory we really had for this character before, but again I didn’t follow the original comic. They were able to make even the father sympathetic. Not that I don’t want Splinter to show him what a “tough dad” actually looks like, mind you. I like the character models and the coloring isn’t bad, and together it’s a MAJOR improvement over the “painted art” style. I wish I could draw like that.

What they got wrong: I was going to put the fact that the art isn’t what I’m used to in a comic, but the more I looked at it the more I realized that I just can’t hate on it, so I guess there aren’t any complaints.

Recommendation: A great comic for Casey Jones fans, but still a good comic for other people to read.

I really couldn’t point to one particular scene for Best Scene.

 

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