Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #51

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #51

Writer: Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman Artist: Ken Garing Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: October 28, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 4
7.6Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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A new age begins for the TMNT. The epic events of TMNT #50 have created new opportunity... and dangers. Will the family stay united in the face of a devastating new foe?
Bullet points:
•    New status quo! Great jumping on point for new readers!
•    Part of IDW's Artist's Edition Month promotion!

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - AD Boorman Oct 26, 2015

    All in all, a well-written episode; fans of the series will appreciate the depth of knowledge and understanding of the characters displayed by these three veteran writers. It is more than just the banter of the characters in combat and the occasional sniping between the brothers. There is a wonderful scene between Michaelangelo and Raphael. Normally, Raphael is the hothead of the family, but here, seeing his brother's pain, he is the voice of patience, acceptance, and love. The scene is understated, and the dialogue is brilliant. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Oct 28, 2015

    Despite this being a new arc, it is not recommended that the casual reader try to jump on. Now, some may want to andit's certainly hard to be against newcomers trying to enjoy this brilliant series, but going back and reading the past trades will definitely provide the necessary context. This issue establishes the new status quo in strikingly good fashion. Its exciting to see where the next 50 issues will go now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - StephenFn Oct 30, 2015

    This is a solid and efficient setup to this new era of IDW's Turtle title and many new storylines to come. Time will tell on the quality yet with Eastman, Curnow and Waltz still at the helm I am quietly confident. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Nov 1, 2015

    This comic is does feel like a new chapter for the Turtles and any one can easily get into it. It's a new start for the Turtles and it's very exciting. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake Oct 29, 2015

    Issue #51 picks up after the game changing events of last issue, Waltz introducing us quickly and efficiently to the new status quo. In doing so, he also opens up a number of avenues for which the story can go, as nearly every character has his or her own thread to be further unraveled. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Oct 28, 2015

    Last issue was going to be almost impossible to top, but this one still felt exceptionally 'meh.' I get that Waltz needed to set things up for the series' new direction"and to his credit, he doesn't immediately revert back to the safety of how things were before. The dynamic of the series truly has changed and Waltz is charging forward. But all that exposition and set up didn't really do much to make this individual issue a fun read. Even the opening 'fight scene' consisted mostly of an Italian stereotype getting his ass kicked while a bunch of General Grievous' manga guards disappeared into thin air. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    myconius Oct 28, 2015

    it's a brand new beginning for Splinter and the Turtles. Splinter has taken over as the head of The Foot Clan, ironically Leonardo is once again the Foot Clan Chunin, and he along with Donatello and Raphael are on a mission leading an group of Foot Soldiers. Michelangelo is on his own after leaving his family at the end of the last issue. there is a lot crammed into this issue. you get only a brief catch-up with each group of characters before the story moves onto the next. the art is serviceable, but nothing i'd have hanging on my wall.

  • 7.5
    Nomadic Avenger Nov 8, 2015

    This was a good issue, a return to a slower pace after the amazing finale of the last arc. The cover for this issue is one of my personal favorites, but the interior art (same artist) just doesn't quite cut it - the turtles look quite good but the humans are a little messy looking. This is just a great series, looking forward to next issue.

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Nov 18, 2015

    TMNT is ramping up a new age after the epic events of #50. There is a new threat and a new artist. I'm not totally sold on this artist, I've been spoiled with the interiors by Santolouco and Smith, Garing's doesn't quite measure up, but I will say that it feels like the Mirage comics, so that's a plus.

  • 8.0
    Dagstar Oct 29, 2015

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