I kid because I love, but it's true that this series frequently has no idea what tone it wants to strike or what age its readers are. The juxtaposition of naughty language and occasional gore with the otherwise straight-laced characterizations is strange. I'm always able to derive a certain level of amusement from any given issue of Tales of the TMNT. But is that really enough? I've seen some readers on this site complaining that Mirage is publishing this series in favor of TMNT Vol. 4. I'm inclined to sympathize with them. Mirage needs to be publishing a Turtles book with a true sense of direction and a consistent style of storytelling. Tales is fun, but readers deserve more at a time when the other arms of the TMNT multimedia empire are doing so much to draw attention back to the franchise. Read Full Review
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