Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Universe #1

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Universe #1

Writer: Paul Allor, Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz Artist: Damian Couceiro, Kevin Eastman, Bill Sienkiewicz Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: August 31, 2016 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 6
7.6Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

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Introducing a new era in TMNT! This series will explore characters and story-lines that are pivotal to the IDW TMNT universe! When a mysterious new mutant targets Baxter Stockman, it will be up to the TMNT to reluctantly save him. Little does everyone know that a larger trap is being laid by a new arch-foe! Plus a back-up story from TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman and comics legend Bill Sienkiewicz!
•   Because YOU demanded it! An ALL-NEW ONGOING series set in the IDW TMNT universe!
•   Incredible talent, bringing their unique style to the Turtles!
•   A must read for any TMNT fan!

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Shane Tydeman Sep 2, 2016

    The second was the back up story, I was super excited to read a Bill Sienkiewicz illustrated TMNT book and when I read it, there's only 6 pages. Although it wasn't a bad little read I was expecting more from the back up story.For TMNT fans, prepare yourselves for a fun ride whilst the little ones read TMNT Adventures. WARNING: Do not mistakenly switch books! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Chris Tresson Aug 31, 2016

    I usually end my reviews with a big rant about why you should get the book I just reviewed; I'm not going to here. Go get it and see for yourself. This is a great first issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    CourtOfNerds - Drew S. McCarthy Aug 31, 2016

    This book is sincerely good, sincerely well drawn and colored and I will sincerely be picking up #2. I just sincerely wish it had been the standalone Turtle title I craved. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Swing Kinker Aug 30, 2016

    The real attraction for me here is the back up story that sees series co creator Kevin Eastman and the legendary Bill Sienkiewicz on artistic duty over Tom Waltz' script. It's great to see two of my favourite artists with wildly different styles, work together and the results are lovely. It's a very basic Leonardo vs The Foot story reminiscent of Leo's solo issue from the old Mirage series and that also ends with a bit of a cliffhanger so it'll be nice to see how that unfolds but really it'll just be awesome to see more of that wonderful art. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 31, 2016

    TMNT Universe #1 probably won't win over anyone who isn't already a fan of IDW's core TMNT comic. But those who already enjoy that series will find plenty to love here. TMNT Universe is a chip off the old block, but one with its own sense of humor to boot. Unfortunately, the art isn't quite up to par in the main story, though the partnership between Kevin Eastman and Bill Sienkiewicz makes the backup tale a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Graphic Policy - Mr. H Sep 8, 2016

    Between the main story and the Foot Clan short, I was definitely satisfied. This issue wasn't quite the Meat Lovers Pizza I was looking for but had a little bit of everything to make it a house special. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Aug 31, 2016

    Would I recommend this book? Maybe. If you want a pretty good Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles story, then go for it. If you're looking for something different than what we already get from IDW each month, this might end up being a redundant addition to your monthly pull list. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Flickering Myth - Chris Cooper Sep 1, 2016

    Back to the main story. Overall I think I was looking at this wrong. Universe isn't a secondary title; it might end up being an equal. Some people won't want to follow two titles which could become a problem but if you like the main series I see no reason why you wouldn't like this one either. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar Sep 6, 2016

    TMNT fans are going to love this series; it's a fun read. However, I doubt it will draw in many new readers with so many other reboots going on. I'm most excited to see what the new villain is like and how they're going to play into all this madness. We'll have to keep reading to see what'll happen! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    myconius Aug 31, 2016

    fantastic fist issue loaded with plenty of action, suspense, and great dialog. . . . . . . . feels right at home with the IDW TMNT ongoing series. along with some really excellent action sequences, is the attention paid to getting the voices and personalities for the characters right! these definitely feel like the characters that we've been reading since 2011. there's some very humorous roof-top banter between the brothers near the beginning of the issue, and it continues throughout the issue. . . . . . . . definitely worth any IDW TMNT fan adding this to their pull-list. . . . . . there's also a really fun back-up story with page lay-outs by Kevin Eastman as well. . . . . . this story was a lot of fun! . . . . . . had a bit of the classic Mirage era flavor to it, especially the enemies! . . . . they really made the look of some of the martial arts/ninja inspired monsters seen in some of the early Mirage TMNT stories. . . . . there was also something about Leonardo's dialog in the back-up story that really reminded me of the classic Mirage era as well. and that was a VERY good thing!!!! . . . . . . . for any true TMNT fan this comic is absolutely worth a look!

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Sep 6, 2016

    A cool new mutant is introduced, and the number one enemy to the mutant race, some random agent who claims to speak on behalf of the human race, which is admittedly silly. The backup story reads a lot like the original Mirage comics.

  • 9.0
    ryanklindsay Sep 1, 2016

  • 8.5
    Lotrbruno Feb 25, 2017

  • 8.0
    Mister Bungle Aug 31, 2016

  • 8.0
    mseccatore Sep 2, 2016

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