Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Universe #8

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Universe #8

Writer: Ryan Ferrier, Brahm Revel Artist: Adam Gorham, Brahm Revel Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: March 8, 2017 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 4
7.2Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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"Metalhead 2.0" Part 2! Donatello realizes that Metalhead is now following a new programing protocol and must make a drastic decision before it's too late! Will the robot end up as an enemy or ally?

  • 8.2
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Mar 7, 2017

    In TMNT Universe #8 Donatello has resurrected Metal Head but Metal Head is having trouble dealing with being "alive". Donnie tries to calm him by showing him the city but when Metal Head quickly becomes overwhelmed with "life" Donatello must seek help from his brothers and try and save his former body and friend. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Flickering Myth - Chris Cooper Mar 8, 2017

    Before we finish for this month"Is 'What is Ninja?' the best backup in any TMNT story? It might be you know. I feel like I picked up what was going on a lot better this week. It's really poignant too. A well crafted piece that is coming together nicely. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Mar 8, 2017

    Still, that ending was pretty darn good. I really hope one of the two Turtles books picks up the plot thread"and if it's this one, I hope it's the same creative team so they can have another shot at knocking it out of the park. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    myconius Mar 8, 2017

    overall 'Metalhead 2.0' has been a very satisfying story arc.

    last month's entry set up a lot of story we could have and action-packed conclusion.

    it's hard to say a lot about this story without giving away spoilers. and i really don't want to ruin anyone's shock and surprise of this issue.

    so i'll just leave it at, if you enjoyed last month's Tmnt:Universe then you'll LOVE the stories conclusion!!!

    very heavy stuff! . . . and not just the Robot!

    a minor detail i'd like to point out is how real the Turtle brothers felt in their interactions with one another.

    they really felt like a family.

    it's good to see their relations with one another, and the strong bond of family handled well.

    seeing them hanging out playing video games with one another, and bickering over who won (or how they won) was really a delight to read.

    i really do enjoy this art from the main story.

    it had a good sense of light and shadow, without overdoing it or becoming over polished.

    the more rough or raw style of art for me helps fuel the emotion in the story.

    as far as the back-up story goes....

    i'm really enjoying this look into how Jennika found her way to becoming a Ninja.

    it's nice the way Jenikka's flashbacks overlay with the narration as well as the present.

  • 8.5
    Gizmo Mar 28, 2017

    A tragic direction for Metalhead to take, but I can identify with him at the same time. Emotions can be difficult enough to deal with as an average person, but when they are digitized, who knows what the experience would be? I like the original design for Metalhead, so I hope this isn't the last we see of it. The personality of each brother in the Hamato family shines through here, they each have their own opinion of the situation and watching them work things out as they go feels true to life. The only problem that I have with the art is that the facial expressions get a little wonky in certain panels.

    The backup story is excellent as well as it continues Jennika's story, this time with Mikey featured. Are those zombies that Mikey fights? That threw me a little bit, I don't recall that ever happening in the IDW continuity unless this is something that will happen down the line. Is that jogger supposed to be Jennika?. I don't know, it would raise less questions to just have Mikey fight off typical muggers. The prison part of the story though, super cool but also incredibly tragic, it's a shame we couldn't spend a full issue flushing out Jennika's prison story because I loved what little we got of that.

  • 7.5
    Mister Bungle Mar 8, 2017


  • 7.5
    MPLSrobit Mar 9, 2017

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