Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #40

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #40

Writer: Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman Artist: Mateus Santolouco Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: November 26, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 1
8.8Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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Mutants new and old make for a combustible mix! The Turtles are stuck in the middle of an unfolding brawl that could affect mutantkind forever! Will Hob's army be destroyed before it even begins? Alopex, Nobody, Pigeon Pete...who will be the victor?

  • 10
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Dave MacPhail Nov 26, 2014

    An excellent action packed issue which combines the Turtles with their allies, the Mighty Mutanimals. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Samantha Roehrig Nov 26, 2014

    TMNT definitely hit some awesome points with their latest issue. I think some readers have been waiting for the next big story arc to come out, but knowing the background behind it all is the true gift. When you understand a character's motive before the big blow up, it makes it all worth wild. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Nov 26, 2014

    The scary thing is, it just keeps getting better. Now if we could just get a decent movie made, Ninja Turtle media would truly be firing on all cylinders. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - louis whiteford Nov 26, 2014

    The writing’s sharp too. Even though this issue is almost entirely one long fight scene, every character gets ample time to show off their personality. Tom Waltz easily could’ve let this thing write itself, dragging things out till Bebop and Rocksteady are inevitably defeated, but he gives us teamwork, camaraderie and some tantalizing details that add a lot to the general personality of the book. Mondo Gecko and Herman the Hermit Crab come into their own as characters, instead of falling back on the tropes that have defined their existence so far. I don’t know whose idea it was to have Mondo Gecko offer a fist-bump when Splinter requests a handshake, but it’s a great detail, and the comic is loaded with tiny moments like this that push it past a good issue and into serious achievement territory. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 26, 2014

    This issue is easily one of the most outlandish in this book's history, as mutant fighters of every shape, size, and breed come together to battle the rampaging villains. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Nov 26, 2014

    All in all Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #40 was a fun read with lots of action scenes and seeing how well all theses characters can work together. The dialogue was great as well, especially Mondo Gecko who talks like the 1987 Michelangelo. If you haven't bought Teenage Mutant Ninja turtles #40 I suggest you go and buy it along with the other two issues to the story arc if your looking for some mutant fun until the next issue comes out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Nov 25, 2014

    Forty issues in, IDWs TMNT somehow manages to get better and crazier. Even though the Turtles are so popular, it still feels like this series is an underrated gem flying under everyones radar. If you still arent reading this, you need to catch up as soon as possible. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Nov 26, 2014

    TMNT #40 is a massive amount of fun. They take the simple idea of Bebop and Rocksteady vs. everyone else and turn it into a total blast. It's funny and intense and the art team makes the whole experience a total joy to look at. If you simply want to enjoy a massive, animated brawl, you're going to get your money's worth and then some with this one. Sure, it feels like everyone else is being downplayed to boost just how tough Bebop and Rocksteady really are, but it's still such a good time. Oh, and that final page? It's sure to get any TMNT fan thoroughly excited. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Dec 9, 2014

    Those waiting for a full-on action issue won't be disappointed, although the far less action-packed subplot between Casey and April's father grows the relationship between the two characters but mostly gets in the way of more awesome action. The extended fight sequence is great, and Donatello‘s own actions at the end of the issue foreshadow unusual days to come, but I'm most happy with the return of Alopex who has apparently found her home in the city with Angel. The panels between the arctic fox and Raphael are ridiculously cute and I'm hoping we'll see far more of her in the future (along with a toy!). Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Gizmo Dec 1, 2014

    What I really like about this is that we get a brawl with Bebop and Rocksteady that lasts the entire issue. Many other titles would have kept the fight to just a few pages but it's really flushed out and enjoyable here. There are also some great character moments, especially with Raph and Alopex. Plus, there's a great cliffhanger at the end.

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