Comic Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #26 (IDW)


With a book that is almost perfect month by month, you are bound to get one that isn’t as good as the others. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #26 is that issue of this series. That is not to say the issue isn’t good, it actually is, it just doesn;t have the same level of excitement as the last few issues.

The story of City Fall continues with the Foot (led by a brain washed Leonardo) attacks the French Ninjas at their home base and it ends pretty messy. Alliances are broken, enemies made, and hands severed. Meanwhile Splinter and old Hob break into the lab of their origin to get ahold of some “ooze” to aid in building their mutant army. All of this happens while Donny recruits a scientist and Mikey recruits a pizza man. Sadly though…there is no sign of Beebop and Rocksteady who made their appearance at the end of last month’s issue.

The art and story are consistent as usual. The current creative team has been knocking it out of the park. I cannot wait to see where they take all of the story leads that they have going! I think where this issue fell off for me it that the whole team is scattered. I know this is important for the story but I cannot wait to see the Turtles back together again.

Despite its lack of perfection, I still liked the 26 quite a bit and will still give it 2.5 out of 4 shells! Cowabunga!

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