Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1

Writer: Kevin Eastman Artist: Kevin Eastman Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: August 24, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 4
7.2Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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  • 9.4
    Entertainment Fuse - Nicole D'Andria Aug 25, 2011

    As a TMNT fan, this was an amazing first issue from IDW Publishing that delivered everything you could have asked for, as well as some new ideas that add to the TMNT mythos. New fans will also enjoy being able to just pick up and read with little explanation needed, but the ones who are really going to enjoy this issue are the fans. This issue shows how far you can take turtle power. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    cxPulp - Walt Kneeland Aug 25, 2011

    Sheer enjoyment increases my rating on this beyond simply story and art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Miguel Perez Aug 24, 2011

    Figuratively and literally, the carefree 80's attitude that the turtles represented for so long gets tossed along the wayside. Not that I expected IDW to go that route, but it's nice to see them acknowledge it and move on. This is a promising start to the series and just might deliver the sort of adventures fans have wanted for quite a long time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Aug 24, 2011

    The series is off to a great start and hopefully will continue to impress. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Aug 29, 2011

    Overall, it'll take some getting used to, thinking that these goofball characters will be able to tell some really good stories instead of being flashy marketing tools, but honestly, some of the best comics involve the ability to swing from ludicrous concepts to surprisingly real moments with ease, and the Ninja Turtles could certainly accomplish that feat. TMNT #1 is a good start in that direction. We'll know more if and when we first see Shredder. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Aug 28, 2011

    This isn't the worst Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles book I've ever read. As a new series, with a new take on old characters, this story has a bit of everything and it works rather well. There is plenty of setup, and while no real reveals are made, it's enough to bring me back for another couple of issues. If you like the Turtles franchise, or are looking for something different to pick up, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 is worth checking out, and earns 3.5 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 26, 2011

    Fans of the characters, especially from their comic roots, will want to pick this up (although there is a nice joke thrown in for fans of the animated series as well.). Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 24, 2011

    While I recall the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" cartoon as geared towards a younger audience, I thought for certain this book would have a younger slant to it, but having one of the turtles utter "damn" instead of a younger term, coupled with a kick to an opponent's crotch and declaration of "No baby gangstas for you, dude!" deflated that expectation. This book is clearly aimed towards an older readership, and it serves them well. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Nick Hanover Aug 28, 2011

    The first issue kicks off with the Turtles and Splinter facing off a new villain named Old Hob, a mutated alley cat with a bone to pick with the Turtles and their master. As if to make it clear to readers and parent buyers that despite the appearance of the art this is still a relatively kid friendly book, Splinter immediately tells the Turtles that in the battle with Hob, "None must die:" Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Aug 26, 2011

    With the introduction over now the story has to take over. This issue does a good job of showing how the series is going to be made up. It's got action and some mystery to it, which should be good enough for now. However, unless we get a handle on the characters and what makes them tick this series may not fulfill my needs for this franchise. This was a moderate start. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Aug 6, 2014

    If director Jonathan Liebesman's reboot does well enough at the global box office to warrant a sequel, I'm really hoping the project will have a far more compelling narrative and take more steps to expand the mythos. All in all, this is a fun albeit mostly forgettable experience. The visuals, action, and humor are solid, but everything else comes off feeling pretty cliche. Oh, and if you do wind up strongly disliking the movie but still love the franchise, please remember the animated show on Nick and the IDW series are both consistently excellent! Read Full Review

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