Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #14

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #14

Writer: Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz Artist: Andy Kuhn Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: September 26, 2012 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
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6.5User Rating

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    Major Spoilers - Thomas J. Angelo Sep 27, 2012

    I was a young and impressionable lad while the TMNT were in the midst of their greatest popularity. For a few years, they had the United States held firmly in their three-fingered hands. Still, I grew away from the franchise as most fans do, moving on to other flights of fancy. I've picked up the remastered Mirage TMNT hardcovers, and I've watched the odd new TMNT cartoons here and there, but that magic was never really recaptured until this comic was released. If you've ever considered yourself a fan of the Ninja Turtles, you should be reading this book. If you consider yourself too mature for the turtles, give the series a try. You'll be surprised by the depth of the themes in this book. IDW's TMNT has moved to the top of my monthly most-wanted list, and issue #14 provides a fantastic entry point for those looking to give it a try. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    cxPulp - Walt Kneeland Sep 28, 2012

    At the rate of 4 issues to a collected volume/arc, this places us in the middle of the 4th arc, so this isn't exactly a prime jumping-on point in itself. But if you've read what's come so far this is definitely worthwhile. Whether a new or old fan of the TMNT, this continues to be a great series, as this continuity is incorporating many favorite elements from multiple prior incarnations of the TMNT as a unified whole--where stuff is there from the beginning, part of a foundation rather than something getting retconned or shoehorned in later. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Sep 26, 2012

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #14 is solid and emotional ride that escalates as it builds toward the future installments in this stellar series. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geekality - Worm VonChaos Sep 25, 2012

    Kevin Eastmans current run of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles goes back to the roots of the original series, back to the edgy brutal ways of the 80s book, and it is totally not for kidsthe way TMNT should be! Eastman works the team dynamic as well as individual details for all of his characters. This issue deals with some heavy topics like domestic violence, self-control, alcoholism and anger issues. Also we get some of General Krangs origin, the reveal of his infamous base of operations and a hint at what Shredder is planning next. We learn life lessons as Master Splinter give the life or death call to Raphael. The gritty yet amazing art is courtesy Andy Kuhn, who just makes this series look killer with the help of Ronda Pattisons coloring. This book has blown me away since its return last year and its Micro series spin-off is equally awesome! I recommend this series to everyone! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Oct 3, 2012

    What it lacks in big-screen appeal, this series makes up for with its faithfulness to detail. The creators have still only just started to break out from old formulas, however, and more effort in this respect is needed to make the title last through a new generation. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Ed Allen Sep 26, 2012

    Personally I'd like to see a little more action in the issues to come but there's enough quality in this installment to make me want to persist with the series. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #14 has got more heart, a stronger sense of morality and is generally more likeable than almost all of the superhero comics I've read recently - so I'd happily recommend it to anyone who might be looking for something outside of the usual 'capes 'n' tights' genre or is feeling nostalgic for this cult comics franchise. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Read Comic Books - Derek Baker Sep 26, 2012

    Although the plot of this series is well done, the dialogue can be inconsistent. In this issue, back and forth between Krang and Stockman is great, but when you get to the Turtles, it feels like an 8 year old wrote it.Im also not a fan of the artwork. Andy Kuhn can make certain characters look fine, but others just look awful. For example, the pencil work on the Turtles just comes off as juvenile. The coloring could also be better. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 4, 2012

    I love the original look of the characters, and had gotten used to Duncan's version of them, but I'm simply not a fan of how Kuhn's style (particularly the way he draws the comic's four main characters), which is a big problem going forward making me wonder how long I can continue to stay with the comic. Hit-and-Miss. Read Full Review

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