Karai’s garden has the strangest weeds.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #13

IDW Publishing (August, 2012)

STORY: Kevin Eastman & Tom Waltz
SCRIPT: Tom Waltz
ARTIST: Andy Kuhn (also, chosen cover)
COLORIST: Ronda Pattison
LETTERER: Shawn Lee
EDITOR: Bobby Curnow


Shredder pushes his granddaughter after their battle with the Turtles and finds her lacking as a secondary. Baxter wakes up in Krang’s base and learns his secret. Meanwhile, Raphael has had it with Casey’s dad abusing his friend (after the events of Casey’s solo tale), but someone else ends up holding a sai to the man’s throat.

What they got right: I like seeing the downtime moments and what each group does. I’d like to think this is going to change Casey’s relationship with his dad and hopefully for the better.

What they got wrong: Pattison isn’t a bad colorist but after seeing Kuhn’s work on the cover and his character designs in the letters page, I know his humans can look better than they turn out in the interior art and the only difference is her coloring. That doesn’t mean that Kuhn’s art is perfect, although I like it better than the previous artist’s work. The fight choreography is OK, but not spectacular but while the Turtles look like Turtles Splinter is still too close to the previous artist and I didn’t like that model at all.

Recommendation: This is a good example of a reboot done right. Give it a good look.

You don’t get to do this at the “Y”. Not without being arrested.

 

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