Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #41

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #41

Writer: Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman Artist: Cory Smith Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: December 10, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 4
8.5Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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Attack on Technodrome" begins! Time is short as Krang accelerates his plan to terraform the Earth... which will kill all who live on it! A surprise alliance results in a daring plan-and the stakes have never been higher!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Dec 10, 2014

    TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #41 is going to hook you. So much has been building up to this story arc and this first chapter really takes advantage of all of the plot points without slowing down the pacing. It has humor, heart, intrigue, tension, and even a little bit of action. Throw in the consistently solid visuals and this issue is going to leave you beyond excited for what's to come. Even if you're just a casual fan of the heroes in a half shell, you need to give this a chance. You'll find out this is more than worthy of your money. IDW has been doing brilliant things with this franchise and this new story is off to an incredible start. This Ninja Turtles fan is beyond pleased and I'm very, very anxious to see what'll happen next. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Dec 10, 2014

    This book just keeps getting better with time and shows no signs of slowing down. Balls to walls action, well-themed and constructed plots that are still accessible, complex characters on both sides of good and evil, and a rotating team of top flight artists. This isn't just TMNT comics done right; it's comics done right, period. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Dec 11, 2014

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #41 was a fun issue. Being the start of a new story arc this issue is very welcoming to new readers as a jumping point. Although I think readers who have at least watched 1987 cartoon series will have more of an interest in reading this issue. It's a must read since the series has been building up to this very moment and shows this is a crisis were it's not just New York City that's doomed if they fail. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Dave MacPhail Dec 9, 2014

    A great stepping stone issue that serves to up the stakes and speed us along to the next part of the story! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jeff Lake Dec 11, 2014

    The arc's slow buildup proves more than worth the wait, Waltz's script buoyed by the various layers he's spent so much time developing. Whether it's the budding relationship between the various mutants to Donatello's logical yet no less disheartening betrayal, Waltz has raised the stakes to a level not seen since the series' excellent City Fall arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Dec 9, 2014

    TMNT fans will be tickled pink with the direction the comic is heading. IDW has yet to disappoint and it looks like that wont happen anytime soon. This is part one, so its best to be in on the ground floor, pick this book up, because it can only go up from here! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Eric Biewenga Dec 13, 2014

    I recommend to pick this book up and really the whole series. It is one of my favorite for years now. This is also i good spot to start because it a start of a brand new story arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Dec 15, 2014

    Setup issues can be kind of boring at times, but this one hit all of the right notes with precision and style that sets up the pending battle. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Dec 15, 2014

    The issue quietly chugs through all the setup it needs for the upcoming blowout. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Byron Hendricks Dec 17, 2014

    I wait for an issue of this series that disappoints me; so far this ongoing title has managed to get better each week, often exceeding expectations of the reader. From the writing to the colouring, this is an enjoyable issue that will have you on the edge of your seat wondering what will happen nextand if Donatello will align himself with his Masters nemesis! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Dec 29, 2014

    Rounding out Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #41 the issue also offers glimpses into Casey and April‘s current life away from their friends while Baxter Stockman and Professor Honeycutt come to their own understanding about the Technodrome and the looming destruction of all mankind. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 10
    CharlieRock Jan 19, 2015

    My only complaint is that it had a last page. One of the ones you want to go on and on.

  • 7.0
    Gizmo Dec 15, 2014

    Cory Smith does a fantastic job on the art, including consistency with Santolouco's designs. I would be totally down with rotating the story arcs between these two artists. The story itself fell short, it just feels like filler, especially in the way it begins and ends with basically the same Krang sequence. The last couple pages, and the issue as a hole, would have been a lot stronger without the same Krang intro pages, it completely took the wind out of the ending. The character development with Casey and April is not bad, but I'm not sure where it's going other than to say, "Hey, don't forget about these two." Donatello's conversation with Shredder is certainly a highlight. The exercise with the turtles and the other mutants felt very much like filler since we just finished a whole issue of them already working together, I didn't feel like this was needed. So I'd call this one of the weakest issues so far, but that's a testament to the consistent quality of this series because this is still better than many other comics at their best.

  • 8.0
    wooble89 Dec 12, 2014

  • 8.0
    Elmeth13 Dec 16, 2014

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