Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #101

Writer: Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman, Sophie Campbell Artist: Sophie Campbell Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: January 8, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 7
8.9Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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Welcome to the new world of TMNT! After the cataclysmic events of TMNT #100, the Turtles find New York City drastically changed-new factions and enemies are on the rise, and allies are in short supply. The Turtles discover that in order to survive they will need to work together like never before!

An exciting new era for the TMNT, and the perfect jumping on point!
A Turtle story unlike any you've seen, written and drawn by TMNT superstar Sophie Campbell!
Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz will be back with even more TMNT in 2020!

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Jan 8, 2020

    This is a changing of the guards for TMNT, but the series remains in good hands. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Jan 8, 2020

    If you've kept up with the Turtles, drifted away over the years, or never took the plunge, this is a great place to start. There is a real story here with plenty of heart and the stakes are enormous. I couldn't have asked for anything more. Not to be missed. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - Mike Eakins Jan 14, 2020

    This issue was a lot to take in. With the catastrophic events of the last issue anything that follows was going to be put under a microscope by fans...and rightly so. Sophie Campbell came in and did something that I'm sure that the fandom was not expecting. She took over a beloved story and commanded over it like a battlefield general. We are in good hands. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson- Jan 7, 2020

    Ultimately, this issue is focused on re-establishing characters and setting up new storylines, but it never feels like filler with a rapid pace and some great emotional beats along the way. With a fresh feel and an exciting new direction, I have absolutely no doubt that this series is in safe hands with Campbell at the helm, and I absolutely cant wait to see where this story goes next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Arbaz Khan Jan 9, 2020

    An intimate debut that manages to embrace new readers, while still maintaining the essence of what the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Arbaz M. Khan Jan 9, 2020

    An intimate debut that manages to embrace new readers, while still maintaining the essence of what the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 9, 2020

    If you're looking for an easy jumping-on point for the adventures of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, you're in luck, because Sophie Campbell absolutely crushes it with this new arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 8, 2020

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #101 is a solid hopping on point and sets up where the series is going for long-time readers. It's easy to catch up and understand where things stand and there's more than enough to get you to want to see what you've missed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jan 16, 2020

    Donnie's narration leads us through the city to check-in with several characters including Alopex who has put down her weapons to open a shelter in Mutant Town and all of the recently mutated who find themselves trapped within the walls. Finding a new purpose, Alopex is one of the only characters that doesn't feel lost (even April seems to be disconnected from the larger world) and Jennika is in desperate search of family and belonging that is decidedly lacking between her fellow Turtles since the death of Splinter. The question is, what exactly will break the Turtles out of their malaise and reunite them once more? Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Jan 7, 2020

    Man, I am really struggling with TMNT #101. There is a ton to love about this issue. Obviously, the art is incredible. From a visual standpoint I do not see how you can't love this issue. It has some stunning details and everything just looks fantastic. The beginning story of the issue is also extremely well done. Campbell does a wonderful job of showing us how the family is dealing, and it was a somber beginning after the craziness that happened in the last issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    myconius Jan 8, 2020

    the good

    -Sophie Campbell’s art is beautiful as always.
    -Sophie is a much better storyteller than Tom Waltz
    -better action that the typical IDW TMNT comic. (usually there's none)
    -Better character development and characterizations.
    -Sophie understands the Turtles and writes them better than Tom Waltz.
    -this pleasantly felt more like a Mirage TMNT story (always a good thing)
    -i liked how the 4 Turtle brothers were portrayed.
    -Michelangelo FINALLY was given his kitty named Klunk (from Mirage).
    -i don’t really mind that Klunk is now a white cat instead of an orange tabby.
    -Raph the vigilante was cool.
    -Leonardo’s horticulture was a nice touch.
    -i did like the awareness mes more

  • 10
    K-23 Jan 14, 2020

    No one captures the soul and heart of a turtles story better than Sophie Campbell’s art and writing. This issues took the reflective time needed after the high stakes city at war to breath and assess where each character is at and establish a new direction to come. Perfect 10/10 for the art and writing and can’t wait to follow the next step in the journey the whole IDW team has masterfully given us to enjoy.

  • 8.5
    GTMedia Reviews Jan 14, 2020

    TMNT #101 shifts the title in a number of ways. Its the first title that I can recall in which Tom Waltz isn't the primary creative force for the series. It's also the first issue since Master Splinter's death.

    The book is really solid but I have some potential concerns. The concerns may be unfounded but I figured I'd mention them anyway. Sophie Campell begins her run with this issue. She's a great writer and earned my trust with Macro Series - Leonardo Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #3. I reviewed it back in 2018 and it remains one of my favorite TMNT stories. Sophie had a great voice for the turtles there and that extends to this issue.

    This comic puts the focus on Jenny for the first time which is good because we rea more

  • 8.5
    Micky H Jan 29, 2020

    Really good issue.

  • 9.5
    ÜberGinger Jan 21, 2020

  • 9.0
    KobbeJr Jan 8, 2020

  • 7.0
    FanOfComics Jul 14, 2020

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