If my forehead had been stretched like that, I’d be mad, too.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #11

IDW Publishing (June, 2012)

STORY: Kevin Eastman & Tom Waltz
SCRIPT: Tom Waltz
ARTIST: Dan Duncan
COLORIST: Ronda Pattison
EDITOR: Bobby Curnow

As Splinter fights his way through the Foot, the Turtles and Casey make a temporary alliance with a local street gang, the Purple Dragons. It’s more interesting that this summary indicates.

What they got right: I haven’t been following since the last issue I reviewed, so I’m not up on everything. I don’t know when the Turtles got their multicolored masks but I’m glad they did. Seeing Casey and the Turtles being more civil with the Purple Dragons than I saw in the last cartoon threw me a bit, but I rather prefer this version and hope they stay in the series. The Turtles need some allies.

What they got wrong: What happened to the Turtles’ heads? The tops of their heads are huge and silly-looking. Splinter himself isn’t much better and I would write off Duncan’s anthropomorphic critters altogether if Alopex the coyote didn’t come off as well as she does.

Recommendation: I think I’m going to stick with this comic a while and see where it goes. Give it a look.

A good badass character is one you don’t have to work hard to make look like a badass. Case in point.



About ShadowWing Tronix

A would be comic writer looking to organize his living space as well as his thoughts. So I have a blog for each goal. :)

2 responses »

  1. Rhio2k says:

    Check out the TMNT: Raphael issue for Alopex’s first appearance as well as her (probably fake) backstory. Alopex is an arctic fox, not a coyote. The female purple dragon called her a coyote because she didn’t know what species she was, so she just guessed.


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