Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Universe #12

Writer: Erik Burnham Artist: Sophie Campbell Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: July 19, 2017 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 4
8.2Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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"Karai's Path," part 1 of 4. Karai has always embodied the Foot Clan. With the Clan under the control of Splinter, what path will Karai take during her travels in Japan? Danger and intrigue await Karai, Koya, and Bludgeon!

  • 9.0
    GWW - Ray Hancock Jul 20, 2017

    I can imagine we will be on the edge of our seat for the rest of this storyline! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Jul 19, 2017

    THIS is what you want from this series--a fantastically written/drawn deep dive into the TMNT's universe's most interesting supporting characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Jul 18, 2017

    Issue #12 (Karai's Path 1 of 4) is off to an excellent start. We start to discover more about Karai and how she is dealing with basically losing her family. Bludgeon and Koya are also dealing with their own losses and learning to deal with new disabilities. The whole creative team is fantastic and it will be very exciting to see where they take these characters from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Dave MacPhail Jul 23, 2017

    For new readers, this is a fine place to start. It is fairly easy to pick up what is going on and assuming they have any kind of familiarity with Karai (she has appeared in so much of the TMNT franchise.) But, there shouldn't be any issues in getting caught up. Those following the main line series as well as the Universe book will obviously get more from it and understand some of the glossed over finer points in the background of the issue. An easy recommendation for anyone already with an interest in the wider world of the Turtles. Plus, existing readers can add an extra star to the score. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Flickering Myth - Chris Cooper Jul 22, 2017

    Despite some of the characters involved this seems to be setting up as a more grounded tale of intrigue and action. Karai has always been interesting; so young yet so determined. Seeing her loyal mutants find themselves again should be interesting too. Campbell and Burnham have planted enough seeds here to sustain an arc that I hope lives up to its early promise. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Gizmo Aug 11, 2017

    Great issue. The artwork is excellent and excels at the action. The characters are at a very interesting point when they've hit the bottom of the barrel. Even the backup story is great, even though I don't really know what's going on yet.

  • 7.5
    myconius Nov 26, 2017

    great action packed issue!

    we finally get caught up with what Karai's been up to ever since issue #50 of the ongoing Tmnt series.

    one of the things i love best about this new arc is the 'Anime' style look that it has. it reminds me of the animated sequence from Kill Bill vol. 1.

    and that's definitely a GOOD thing!!

  • 9.0
    Samuel Jul 20, 2017

  • 8.5
    mseccatore Jul 19, 2017

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