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Re: Everybody's Favorite Mutated Reptiles Are Back in Action
« Reply #30 on: May 14, 2014, 06:28:23 PM »
As long as we're talking Turtles, I should mention I recently read a few volumes of the series (Microseries v. 2, Sins of the Father, Krang War, and Secret History of the Foot Clan). Yes, I fell really far behind once again. Krang War was surprisingly my favorite. I would say the second microseries was my least favorite, though it was not without merit and it was important to the main plot (though the relevant points are made clear in the book itself). I've still got to read the newest volumes, no idea when I'll get to them.

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-I wasn't sure I was looking forward to a redo of the "Turtles in Space" arc, but I really dug it.
-Once again, "Serious Krang" is awesome.
-I thoroughly enjoyed the way the art portrayed motion and action during the fight(s) involving Krang. While the art for this TMNT series can get a bit cartoony or funky (depending on the artist) they're usually great at dynamic action. 
-While I knew what to expect from his art from covers to future issues, I'm not crazy about Mateus Santolouco's art (he drew History of the Foot Clan). While his human figures look good IMO his turtles look downright ugly (particularly Mikey, who looks, and you'll have to pardon the crude imagery, like a deformed fetus). I think I've been spoiled by the turtles looking good and on-model in the various cartoons, games and better live action efforts (though the Out of the Shadows game and the new movie are making up for lost time on that front), so this is a bit of a negative for me.

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Re: Everybody's Favorite Mutated Reptiles Are Back in Action
« Reply #31 on: May 15, 2014, 07:46:08 PM »
City Fall is great, if your not there yet get a good bag of snacks and sit back when you do. If you loved Krang War your going to love Utrom Empire too.

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Re: Everybody's Favorite Mutated Reptiles Are Back in Action
« Reply #32 on: May 22, 2014, 02:13:40 AM »
Today's release of the TMNT 30th Anniversary special was quite a treat (even at a painful $7.99 cover price).  It featured a historical overview of the major TMNT comic universes and all new stories in the Mirage Volume 1 (reprint of a once-published short story), Archie TMNT Adventures, Image 'Volume 3," Mirage "Volume 4," and IDW verses all drawn by their respective artists.
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Re: Everybody's Favorite Mutated Reptiles Are Back in Action
« Reply #33 on: July 25, 2014, 02:32:35 PM »
Sounds cool. I must have forgot that was even coming out. I may have to get that at some point. I should mention that while I never actually read Vol. 4 of the Mirage run I loved the developments that were going on in it. So many bold changes and story twists (the one with "Kirby" is especially ballsy and made for a bloody brilliant nod in the new cartoon). It's too bad the thing never got a proper ending.

^^ This week I actually started City Fall vol. 1, and I'm amused to say I literally read it on the couch with a bowl of snacks. I only read the first issue and the first few pages of the second though (and am slightly vexed to learn that the trades skipped the annual), it's pretty good so far.

Also, as I've said in the IDW/Dark Horse/Misc. comic thread, IDW is doing a 4 issue mini series of Ghostbusters/TMNT starting in October. Pretty cool. I don't know yet if it has anything to do with the plot of the current TMNT comic but time will tell.
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Re: Everybody's Favorite Mutated Reptiles Are Back in Action
« Reply #34 on: July 25, 2014, 06:02:13 PM »
I'll add more precise comments later on, but I just wanted to say two things:  First, I'm still absolutely loving these books, and every new twist and turn is utterly delightful.  If you're not reading this TMNT book, you need to be.

Second, a new story in the Archi-Turtles-verse?  Ohh man, sign me up!  I hope my LCS ordered that book for me!
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Re: Everybody's Favorite Mutated Reptiles Are Back in Action
« Reply #35 on: July 25, 2014, 10:48:12 PM »
If you're not reading this TMNT book, you need to be.

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Re: Everybody's Favorite Mutated Reptiles Are Back in Action
« Reply #36 on: August 12, 2014, 05:58:09 PM »
Good freaking heavens!  I finally got my big box o' comics from my store (they ship when I get to $80 worth of books, so it takes a long time!), and these latest TMNT issues are just darn fantastic.  Every book I read blows me away.  Here are a few random thoughts:

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Re: Everybody's Favorite Mutated Reptiles Are Back in Action
« Reply #37 on: August 12, 2014, 09:14:42 PM »
I haven't been reading TMNT, but comixology just had a huge sale, 22 bucks for 26 issues! So I'm gonna try and get caught up.

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Re: Everybody's Favorite Mutated Reptiles Are Back in Action
« Reply #38 on: August 12, 2014, 09:38:16 PM »
Do it man!  You will NOT be disappointed! :D
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Re: Everybody's Favorite Mutated Reptiles Are Back in Action
« Reply #39 on: August 13, 2014, 03:42:13 PM »
I'm already 7 issues in,  this series is great! It's a nice fresh start too.
The issue when Splinter gave them their colors was really touching, and I love how they've set up a probable reason for Raph's anger issues.

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Re: Everybody's Favorite Mutated Reptiles Are Back in Action
« Reply #40 on: August 13, 2014, 04:10:53 PM »
Awesome!  I'm really happy you're enjoying the books, DM! :)  Yeah, the bandanna issue really got to me.  It just so perfectly evoked the best elements of TMNT that it was simultaneously moving, new, and familiar.  You're in luck, man, as they just get better from there.  I LOVE the new take on the Turtles' origins and the added mystical elements to this series.  They've, in relatively few issues, created an amazingly lively, deep, and varied universe to play in. 

Ohh, be sure to read the micro-series too!  They often have some of the best stories!
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Re: Everybody's Favorite Mutated Reptiles Are Back in Action
« Reply #41 on: August 16, 2014, 03:56:59 AM »
Everything Benton said DM. Most of the micros will be essential reading as well later in the series. The two that really aren't are the event issues (Infestation 2 and X-Files Conspiracy). Though the issue that pulled in most readers and also got a lot of acclaim was that Infestation 2 1-shot so take that with a grain of salt. For my money all the IDW events were well worth the read, being Infestation, Infestation 2 and X-Files Conspiracy as were the C.V.O. character related books that the first two centered around. City Fall is still my favorite IDW TMNT arc to date though I have no doubts they'll raise the bar.

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Re: Everybody's Favorite Mutated Reptiles Are Back in Action
« Reply #42 on: October 18, 2014, 07:46:37 PM »
Been reading a few more of the trades recently. Still great stuff, definitely a strong contender for the best version of the TMNT.
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Re: Everybody's Favorite Mutated Reptiles Are Back in Action
« Reply #43 on: October 19, 2014, 12:02:15 AM »
I couldn't agree more, Pod.  I don't think any of the other comics have managed to be as good as consistently as this series.

Yeah, I know exactly what you mean, man.  That broke my heart.  They really turned Hob around from a character I was completely disinterested in to one that now seems really worthwhile.

I felt the same way about Slash, but I think recent events are going to address that.

Yeah, the art has gone from mediocre in the beginning to down-right great towards the exile storyline.
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Re: Everybody's Favorite Mutated Reptiles Are Back in Action
« Reply #44 on: October 19, 2014, 12:25:38 AM »
They really turned Hob around from a character I was completely disinterested in to one that now seems really worthwhile.

Oh I always liked Hob. He's a great gang-type adversary. But his one shot really added something to the character.
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Re: Everybody's Favorite Mutated Reptiles Are Back in Action
« Reply #45 on: October 24, 2014, 10:03:53 AM »
Just read TMNT-GB #1. SoooOO good! Nick needs to get the GB rights and adapt this into an animated special!

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Re: Everybody's Favorite Mutated Reptiles Are Back in Action
« Reply #46 on: March 21, 2015, 03:46:14 PM »
I visited my LCS on Friday because of what happen in TMNT #44 (no spoilers, just google it) and he told me that these turtles are different from the ones in the 80's.  He pretty much told me their history and I bought the TPB and it is really good, very different, but good.
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« Reply #47 on: March 22, 2015, 06:11:11 AM »
Im still stuck in the City Fall arc...
But everything before was really awesome.
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Re: Everybody's Favorite Mutated Reptiles Are Back in Action
« Reply #48 on: May 26, 2015, 07:13:37 PM »
THAT MUTANIMALS #3! SLASH IS AWESOME!

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« Reply #49 on: July 07, 2015, 10:45:12 PM »
Keep going Spade!  I really like the slow, contemplative arc that follows that, and then there are some truly excellent mini-series as well!

I'm catching up, reading through my backlog, and I'm really enjoying everything.  I'm up to #43, with the Turtles on Burnow Island, and I think this book is still firing on all cylinders! 
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Re: Everybody's Favorite Mutated Reptiles Are Back in Action
« Reply #50 on: July 07, 2015, 11:55:27 PM »
I recently read the trade for Attack on Technodrome, and it thought it was awesome.

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I also recently read the 2014 annual (the annuals, which are done by Kevin Eastman, are a serious step down from the other books. They're quite dry and slog to get through) and it features what I think is the first nod to the 2012 Nicktoons cartoon - a character using the turtles catchphrase of "Booyakasha".
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« Reply #51 on: July 16, 2015, 12:30:09 AM »
Yeah, I just read issue #44.  Wow. 

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This series continues to be awesome!  As I've said before, every month I'm getting some of the best comics I've ever read, with TMNT, G.I. JOE, and Astro City!
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« Reply #52 on: July 20, 2015, 03:34:55 PM »
I cried. Still right in #2 slot for comics every month. April/Casey solo was not the usual offering, more of an interpersonal and character development issue than your standard action one but a riveting and strong read nonetheless and worth the dime dropped imo. On a " not TMNT " but IDW and as interested parties are present I also picked GB Get Real and it was totally worth my time. Granted I still haven't read the run proper, only the event tie-ins, all the mini's and 1-shots that happened before the ongoing and TMNT crossover so maybe I'm not the best judge but as a longtime fan of both the film franchise and the Real GB animated series I was impressed by that title.

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Re: Everybody's Favorite Mutated Reptiles Are Back in Action
« Reply #53 on: October 08, 2015, 02:29:20 PM »
Hooboy, that IDW #50.  It was double-sized and double-priced but I think it was worth it as a conclusion to this incarnation's original story arc.

And we got a very surprising reveal on the last page that suggests there may be more mad science play in the Turtles' "reincarnation" than supernatural sorcery.

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« Reply #54 on: October 08, 2015, 08:05:52 PM »
It easily get's my vote for comic book of the month. Just wow.

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« Reply #55 on: October 14, 2015, 07:13:48 AM »
Hooboy, that IDW #50.  It was double-sized and double-priced but I think it was worth it as a conclusion to this incarnation's original story arc.

And we got a very surprising reveal on the last page that suggests there may be more mad science play in the Turtles' "reincarnation" than supernatural sorcery.

Glad to hear it turned out great, but not surprised as the main series is pretty consistently awesome. No unmarked spoilers, please, I'm reading from the trades.

I'm currently reading Mutanimals. Just over halfway through it. Definitely my least favorite IDW Turtles comic (with the possible exception of the Kevin Eastman Annuals). The story feels pretty superfluous and the art's a little weak. I know the Mutantimals team/concept stretches back to earlier comics runs but I just don't feel like this group of characters is interesting enough to warrant their own miniseries. If plot points in this come up later in the main book or other minis I will give it credit for that though.
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« Reply #56 on: January 28, 2016, 10:06:56 AM »
After #50,the comic is really digging into 2003 version.  :)
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« Reply #57 on: January 28, 2016, 02:36:09 PM »
This is really a good book.  Slash is awesome.  I hope to see more of him later on.
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« Reply #58 on: March 27, 2016, 11:19:26 AM »
So guess what the next Turtles mini will be? Bebob And Rocksteady in a time-travelling caper!

Brilliant.

Gotta love the IDW Turtles.
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« Reply #59 on: March 27, 2016, 01:20:05 PM »
Alright!  That is an awesome, fun idea.  :D
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