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Comic Reviews: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and X-O Manowar

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indexTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #104 (IDW Comics)

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have gone through a lot of changes in the past few months. Splinter has died, the brothers have gone their separate ways, a small community of mutants have carved out a living space in New York City, and the Turtles have a new ally with Jennika, the former human now humanoid turtle that is trying to understand her new life as a giant walking shelled mutant. Since the bombastic events of the “City At War” storyline that culminated in issue 100, IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been given a bit of a subdued storyline from writer/artist Sophie Campbell (who’s working with story outlines from Tom Waltz and TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman), and that’s served as as surprisingly welcome change of pace for the heroes in a half-shell. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Review: Amazing Spider-Man and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

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Amazing_Spider-Man_Vol_4_29_Textless.jpgAmazing Spider-Man #29 (Marvel Comics)

Not even The Amazing Spider-Man is free from the grasp of Marvel’s Secret Empire event. Unlike most event tie-ins though, Amazing Spider-Man #29 feels like a natural continuation of the stories Dan Slott has been building up in his run that just happens to dovetail nicely into the latest Marvel mega event. In fact, with this issue being the return of Doctor Octopus, I was looking forward more to this storyline than any other aspect of Secret Empire. Luckily writers Dan Slott and Christos Gage, with artist Stuart Immonen, do not disappoint in the slightest. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Batman and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

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bm-50-2717f-jpgBatman #50 (DC Comics)

MINOR SPOILERS

Bruce Wayne is back, and he’s ready to reclaim his city in Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Batman #50. At this point, thinking that Bruce Wayne would stay “dead” and Jim Gordon would be the new Batman forever would be a foolish notion, and that’s not even considering the fact that Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice hits this week. But it’s a testament to Snyder and Capullo’s near perfect symbiosis as writer and artist that this issue of Batman works as well as it does. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Rocket Raccoon and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

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 portrait_incredibleRocket Raccoon #7 (Marvel Comics)

 Month in and month out, Rocket Raccoon has been one of my favorite books from Marvel. It’s a fun, light book, and issue 7 is no exception. Skottie Young and Filipe Andrade set up an intriguing new story with this issue that serves as a great jumping on point for new readers. Read the rest of this entry