Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time #1

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time #1

Writer: Paul Allor Artist: Ross Campbell Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: June 18, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 4
8.4Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

A brand new mini-series from Paul Allor, Erik Burnham and some of the best IDW TMNT artists ever! The Turtles become unstuck in time and go spinning into the past! First stop: the prehistoric age, where they are far from the most dangerous reptiles around! Will the Turtles be able to find their way home without damaging history?

  • 10
    Comicosity - Jordan Jennings Jun 22, 2014

    I feel like I can give someone a copy of this comic with little knowledge of the Turtles and they will pick up on it in no time. It is in-continuity, but not a slave to it. It is for Turtles fans and general audiences. Turtles in Time #1 leaves you wanting more, but at the same time doesnt leave you feeling ripped off. This issue will likely be talked about for years to come as a great comic and something people will recommend checking out. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Pastrami Nation - Jason T Smith Jun 29, 2014

    It left me waiting to see what happens next, hopefully it will have the same affect on all of you. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Jun 18, 2014

    For many of us, the title of IDW's latest limited series delivers a whole lot of nostalgia. The video game was full of amusement as it guided players from stage to stage. This comic is clearly aiming to deliver the same level of enjoyment value, and, so far, it's succeeding. It seems like each chapter will serve as a new "level" which places the heroes in a half shell in an all-new setting for an all-new standalone dose of entertainment. This debut issue is every bit as lighthearted and delightful as you'd want it to be. The artwork is beyond lovable and the story's a total blast. This is absolutely a must read for any TMNT fan that simply wants to enjoy an awesome serving of fun. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    We The Nerdy - Jonathan Crean Jun 18, 2014

    The one great thing about this issue, is the fact that I found myself smiling and laughing with almost every page. Allor seemed to have the moods and characteristics down with our classic ninja's. Campbell's artwork was easy and clean, making it refreshingly effortless to follow. On top of everything else, this comic had a great balance between action and accomplishing the story line. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 22, 2014

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time #1 is a great book to read if you want some unabashed fun and hilarity.  Everything is fun from Paul Allor's fast paced script to Ross Campbell's cartoony art.  Anyone with even the slightest interest in the Turtles needs to read this book.  Highly Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Rhymes With Geek - The Death Of Comics Jun 18, 2014

    The Final Countdown: I only have but the fondest of memories of playing Turtles In Time. Still to this day I revisit it a few times a year. Issue one of Turtles In Time lives up to its very distinguished namesake. The book is fun, beautiful and has great personality. I almost wish the team of Campbell and Allor were doing the whole series but look forward to witnessinghow the rest of the artists tackle the Turtles and their time periods. Now get started on making Hyperstone Heist, please. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Stephen Fox Jun 20, 2014

    While this series seems custom built for fans of the two primary TMNT tv series, it may be a bit too silly and light for fans that prefer the turtles more hard-edged street level adventures. The overall story functions well as a stand alone, but personally I prefer these sorts of stories to be rooted in the ongoing books so they actually connect with continuity in a meaningful way. That being said, this issue serves as a great introduction to a potentially fun-filled story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - George Marston Jun 17, 2014

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles In Time #1 recaptures the fun and frenzy of its classic namesake, while still managing to forge an identity of its own. This book feels inspired by its predecessor without being beholden to it. It's almost a shame that the next issue will see the TMNT swept away yet again, to another horizon, given how expertly and energetically Allor, Campbell, and Crabtree captured the excitement of this prehistoric setting, but if this issue is any indication of their overall capabilities as storytellers, the Turtles' next jaunt through time will be just as exciting and endearing as this one proved to be. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Project-Nerd - Jarrod Dec 9, 2014

    If you couldn't tell, I really dug this miniseries. I wish it was more than four issues. Six would have been fun. Great writing, a fun story, and some killer art really make for a great series. I think I say this every time I review IDW's series, but if you're not reading it you're missing out. Get off your butt and buy an issue. Or two. Well, better make it three. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jun 17, 2014

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time #1 is the beginning of a mini-series that's ready to please even the most discerning fanboy or fangirl. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Jun 17, 2014

    Fans need to pick up this title! This is a vibrant, fun book and there are only three more issues left. Short and sweet, it's a win-win folks. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jun 18, 2014

    Turtles in Time doesn't invent the wheel, but it doesn't have to, offering an enjoyable and familiar tale that's sure to connect with readers of all ages. Thus far it's too early to say if there will be any real, consistent plot, but one thing is for certain--wherever they end up, we'll be waiting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Jun 18, 2014

    Campbell's art really starts settling into its usual level of quality right when the issue ends, but it's still very good overall. Combined with Allor's writing, it makes for a solid opening to a miniseries that might not have the depth and impact of Utrom Empire, but should still be incredibly entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Andrew Lamb Jun 22, 2014

    I was planning on spending $3.99 an issue on cover art alone over the next few months, but thanks to the IDW team, I get a good read to go with it. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Fortress of Solitude - Byron Hendricks Jun 19, 2014

    Although this issue is more light-hearted and family friendly, it is still a great read. The amount of effort put into this franchise is just amazing. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have something for every reader. They are not just pumping out all these different titles for no reason. This short story reveals an intriguing origin and leads into another adventure in a different century. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Florida Geek Scene - Brian Reed Jun 18, 2014

    If you're a die hard, old school Turle fan, I'm not sure there's muchfor you here. I don't know if you'd appreciate the lighter faire. Butyou're used to the guys wearing different colored masks, you'll likelyhave a lot of fun here. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Jun 18, 2014

    Turtles In Time isn't quite a knock-out punch, but it's an intriguing start to what looks to be one of the Turtles' wildest stories yet. With next month looking to be set in feudal Japan, you're definitely going to want to pay attention to this series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson Jun 18, 2014

    Readers looking for the more gritty, realistic Turtles that have graced the pages of IDW's ongoing series in recent years are likely to be disappointed here, but those of us looking for a quick injection of the fun and humour that made the Turtles such a cartoon sensation are in for a treat. Personally speaking, my own tastes lie somewhere in the middle, but there's no denying the appeal " particularly to younger readers " of the story that Allor, Campbell and Crabtree have put together here. Read Full Review

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