Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #55

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #55

Writer: Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman Artist: Michael Dialynas Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: February 24, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 3
7.2Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

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Recent events have strained many relationships amongst the TMNT and their allies. Many must decide whether to trust or to betray, to separate or to stay, and to love or to hate. Time takes its toll, but where do the Turtles go from here?

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Feb 26, 2016

    If you are, were or have ever been a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan, then get in on this series. Waltz and Eastman have built a very entertaining world that Michael Dialynas and Ronda Pattison bring to life very well. A great issue by a rock solid team, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #55 hits the mark. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 25, 2016

    This is very much a transitional chapter for the series, as writer Tom Waltz touches on a number of characters and running plot threads without really fixating on any one element. Needless to say, some of the scenes in this issue are more compelling than others. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson Feb 23, 2016

    In summary then, while this is essentially a transitional issue between larger storylines, the sheer consistency of IDWs TMNT title remains unparalleled, particularly in the often shaky world of licensed comics.  Even in these down issues there are still so many great moments, and with the seeds being planted for what could prove to be some significant changes in the issues to come, my dedication to this series remains absolute for the foreseeable future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Swing Kinker Feb 25, 2016

    Great art compliments very strong storytelling in a very domestic issue which is just what was needed to slow the pace down slightly. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 11, 2016

    The issue also spends several pages on April and Casey‘s relationship hitting the inevitable brick wall given his stubbornness and her desires for more out of their lives. Personally, I could have done with far less of this plotline and more of Alopex who we see both helping Angel with the Street Phantoms and getting her mind played with by Kitsune. Given the later I'm growing increasingly afraid of Alopex being boxed into the role of a tragic figure. As my favorite of all of the new characters created for this series (or the recent cartoon) I'm holding out hope that Eastman and Waltz have more in store for the fox than an unfortunate end. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Feb 25, 2016

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #55 was a solid one-shot tale, as despite the narrative itself being substandard, we'd be given some marvelous character development. The creative team would also lay some seeds for future developments, with the heartwarming final moments being sensational to say the least. So in other words, buy this comic. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Feb 24, 2016

    And then you have Mikey's 'revelation,' which is really just a poor excuse to get him back into place that was stupid for him to abandon anyway. The issue's only redeeming qualities (besides the art) are Alopex's fight scene and the Leatherhead preview at the end. Hopefully the next one will put this normally stellar series back on track. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    myconius Feb 24, 2016

    there was some very good points in this issue, Michelangelo's memories of his family were bittersweet and moving. there was a fantastic fight scene between a mentally preoccupied Alopex vs. the Street Phantoms. and it was great to see Alopex able to resist Kitsune's mind control. it showed real strength in her character. but there were also a lot of painful pages of exposition dumping! especially in the scenes between April and Casey. the final few panels with the couple were emotionally driven, but went on WAY too long! i just wish we could have gotten there sooner! their lover's spat didn't need to eat up as many pages as it did! it was a real chore to get through! sure we've all been there before, but do we need that sort of thing to eat up 1/4 of an issue in our monthly IDW Tmnt fix? the art provided by Michael Dialynas was a real treat! i'm really hoping to see him draw more TMNT in the near future! ....OH! and next month ........ LEATHERHEAD!!!!! ^__^

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Mar 6, 2016

    TMNT has always focus on the push and pull of character relationships. The lovers quarrel between Casey and April is not as compelling for some reason, but seeing Mikey come back and fix up the lair somehow leads to a much more engaging emotional moment.

  • 7.0
    mseccatore Mar 3, 2016

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