Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Utrom Empire #1

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Utrom Empire #1

Writer: Paul Allor Artist: Andy Kuhn Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: January 22, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 3
7.6Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

Intrigue and betrayal abound on Burnow Island! This mini-series takes us to the Technodrome where Krang's plans to destroy the Earth are ramping up. Little does he know that Baxter Stockman plans to harness its power for himself! As the two villains scheme, one imprisoned robot holds the key to success-Fugitoid! Will he be able to reach the Turtles in time? All this plus the long awaited story of the alien Utrom race!

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Jan 22, 2014

    Make no mistake, though; this isn't a very “turtle-centric” Ninja Turtles tale. It is, however, a thorough and powerful exploration of a major part of the TMNT universe/mythology…and if this is how the rest of the series goes, it may just make me a fan of it, too. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Jan 22, 2014

    But even though this mini-series probably won't have our favourite four turtles, it does look like this mini-series might set up for future stories along with something big to happen to them later this year. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Fortress of Solitude - Byron Hendricks Jan 29, 2014

    But our favourite pizza eating heroes are not the focus of this issue, if you are looking for them, in abundance; grab a copy of TMNT animated adventures #7. The focus here is on Fugitoid and his choice of ally. Will he side with the Turtles, Stockman or dare I say it The Utrom? This issue makes and awesome follow up tale, giving the reader a break from the Shredder and Dark Leo saga for the moment. Sure, Shredder is a threat to the city and possibly the nation, but the Krang and Utrom are universal threats. As Donatello begins to unravel the truth behind the current situation, it is up to Fugitoid to become the hero he thought he had become by destroying himself; but this time he will have to fight for what he believes in to prove his worth. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Jan 22, 2014

    If you're interested in Krang or the evergrowing TMNT universe, you should definitely pick this up. Allor's taking steps to expand the cosmic mythos while also establishing a whole new conflict. It's a solid, character-driven premiere issue and, to top it off, it leaves us legitimately guessing where it'll go next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jan 24, 2014

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Utrom Empire #1 is the beginning of a dark but enticing tale that left me eagerly anticipating next month's outing. It comes recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Jeffrey Edwards Jan 21, 2014

    I'm excited to see where the story will go with only two issues left, and if you're getting the proper Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series I guarentee this will be essential reading for a future arc. Definitely pick this up! Seriously guys, its only three issues (unfortunately). Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Jan 22, 2014

    If you are fan of IDW'sTMNT titles then definitely pick this up! The side stories that have been released in the past have not disappointed and this one seems to be right on point. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Big Comic Page - Shane Hoffman Jan 21, 2014

    Im not up to date on what has happened in the TMNT universe up to this point but I found the storytelling drawing me in. Paul Allor does an excellent job in making Fugitoid an endearing character. The artwork fits the story quite well and the coloring does a good job differentiating elements within the story. The panels with Fugitoid are dark and soft colors and the panels with Krang or the planet Utominom are very bright colors of oranges and pinks. The creative team is working well together to bring the story to life and grab even a new reader like me and have me curious to see where Fugitoids story will lead. Read Full Review

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