Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secret History of the Foot Clan #1

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secret History of the Foot Clan #1

Writer: Mateus Santolouco, Erik Burnham Artist: Mateus Santolouco Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: January 9, 2013 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
8.5Critic Rating
10User Rating

Demons, ninjas, and hostile takeovers-what more can you expect from a TMNT comic? The first installment of this new miniseries reveals a history never told before about the original founder of the Foot. Join the Turtles as they get a history lesson that they will never forget!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Jan 9, 2013

    If possible, I'd give this issue 6/5 stars. But I can't, so a flawless 5/5 will have to suffice. If you like TMNT or even consider yourself remotely interested in the franchise, do yourself a favor and pick this one up. It's a top-notch first issue with a phenomenal story and equally impressive artwork. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Jan 9, 2013

    Santolouco's art is fantastic throughout the entire issue. It feels big and dynamic; exciting and legendary. The scenes in ancient Japan look great and it's almost a shame that the whole book doesn't take place there. Almost. The art is enhanced by the graceful color work of Joao Vieira. The opening of the book, a flashback to an ancient battle, is filled with purples and soft greens. It's so unique and cool looking, you'll be instantly sucked in. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jan 9, 2013

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secret History of the Foot Clan #1 is a release that has some minor dings in its armor but nonetheless offers something special. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Thomas J. Angelo Jan 12, 2013

    I never really intended to become a fan of IDW's various Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. I had a passing familiarity in my youth with the original animated show, but wasn't afflicted with "Turtle Fever." However, I have simply been amazed that this series has had such quality. There is a maturity to this book that places it way beyond kid stuff, and the adventures of the group are fresh and original compared to the normal superhero fare in books. This issue is not quite a jump-on point for new readers, but those familiar with the TMNT concept should pick it up. It may serve as a way to be pulled into the regular. Fans of Japanese mythology should also give this one a read. This is an excellent book, and will be at the top of my read pile next month, right beneath the monthly book. Well done. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Derek Baker Jan 9, 2013

    The Secret History of The Foot Clan is a decent start to the mini-series. Santolouco and Burnham found a clever way to bring everything full circle, leaving you with a feeling of satisfaction, since the story has actual consequences. TMNT fans should be very happy and hopeful for this limited series. This Turtle fan sure is. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jan 9, 2013

    I really liked this issue, it was entertaining and I was treated to information about a fantasy organization that I have a long history with. It did get me thinking about the Foot Clan and why they eventually fail as characters and this series reaffirmed it. The Foot Clan as a whole is a character with the leader being the only standout member/character from the group. In order for the Foot Clan to remain relevant and even interesting they need to have more than one stand out character. Read Full Review

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