IDW 20/20: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1

Writer: Paul Allor Artist: Dave Wachter Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: January 16, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 4
6.3Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

Meet the Turtles of tomorrow in this adventure set 20 years in the future! The Utrom Civil War rages across Earth. When news of a backup Technodrome threatens hundreds of millions of innocent lives, it's up to the Turtles to do what they do best-save the world.
Celebrate 20 years of IDW with your favorite Turtles!
The Turtles are all grown up in this one-shot set 20 years in the future.

  • 8.0
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Jan 21, 2019

    The book looks, feels and reads amazingly. I got a kick out of a story set so far in the future, and with a twist ending that will leave you wishing this wasnt a one shot. The future has taken its toll on the turtles, but heroes never quit. It has been a great 20 years for IDW, and I cant wait to see what is next in their 20/20 project. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Jan 15, 2019

    As much as I love IDWs ongoing TMNT series, Ill fully admit that I picked this one up with a healthy dose of scepticism. Im never really a fan of these kind of gimmicks, and was concerned about the creators abilities to tell a compelling story in just one issue. Well, as it turned out, I neednt have worried. Allor and Daniel work together incredibly well to deliver an immensely satisfying snapshot of an alternate future, letting us know that however bad things may get, Clan Hamato will always be there to battle for the forces of evil. And I think thats something we can all get on board with. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Flickering Myth - Erika Hardison Jan 19, 2019

    Writer Paul Allor does a good job to remind you why you love the TMNT, even in their older years. Introducing Sally Pride as a strong leader that the Turtles respect ( and maybe even envy ) while they congregate in confusion is comical. Even though Mikey is the current leader, it's clear he misses all his brothers fighting together and being in unison. My only question is, did they enjoy the pizza in Italy? Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Jan 15, 2019

    I feel bad for giving such a harsh review, but it feels like the idea of TMNT 20/20 had a lot of potential but was squandered on too big of an idea for the story. The story had some bright spots, as Allor always shines on the dialogue of the TMNT characters. The whole plot of the story and framing just fell flat for me. The art, while very solid art, just lacked imagination and storytelling. There was a lot that Daniels could have done with the characters' design, but they for some reason they were kept exactly the same. TMNT 20/20 is not a terrible comic, but it is definitely doesn't do anything that memorable either. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 17, 2019

    Writer Paul Allor and artist Nelson Daniel are given a dynamite high concept in TMNT 20/20 - namely, seeing the Turtles as adults, 20 years into a losing war with the planet Ultrom - but they never take a big enough swing to really connect. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    myconius Jan 16, 2019

    i enjoyed the art
    but the story really didn’t grab me.

    not sure IF and when i’ll ever feel like reading this one again.

  • 7.5
    ÜberGinger Jan 17, 2019

    The sense of brotherhood among the turtles was great but the story was not enough. It was just a recap for something we've never seen nor will ever probably see.

  • 7.5
    GTMedia Reviews Feb 3, 2019

    Last Week I reviewed Ghostbusters: IDW 20/20 and said that with context the One-Shot would have been a better reading experience for me. 

    This is where the context comes in TMNT 20/20 is set presumably 20 years down the line and seems like a plausible yet somewhat sanitized view of the future of our mean green machines. 

    The Utrom's invaded earth and Europe was destroyed. The Turtles along with Sally Pride and her army have assembled to provide resistance. 

    A lot of inferences can be made by the holes in the plot. Where is Casey April, and Splinter or the rest of the Mutanimals. It's easy to assume the worst over a 20 year period. 

    It's a simple story but a lot of natural progressions are fac more

  • 7.0
    beatbox1980 Jan 14, 2019

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