Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #15

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #15

Writer: Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz Artist: Andy Kuhn Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: October 31, 2012 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 1
7.3Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

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Something has escaped Stockgen labs and is hunting the Turtles. Its unrelenting and deadly force compel the Turtles to question how far they'll go to defend themselves... and stretch the brothers' bonds to the limit!

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Nov 6, 2012

    It's always a nice break to catch up on the Turtles' adventures, even if the drama is a bit light in the darkest of times. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Oct 31, 2012

    Kuhn's art might be off-putting to some, but please don't let that deter you from reading this book. There's some stellar (albeit brief) action in this issue and Slash's return takes center stage. There's certainly more to come with the character and it'll be especially interesting to see if they have to put him down... or if he'll become an ally. Furthermore, the plot with Shredder and Krang has only just begun and I'm very anxious to see how those two stories will unfold and potentially connect. This is a must read if you've ever considered yourself a Ninja Turtles fan. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Walt Kneeland Nov 1, 2012

    This IDW TMNT-universe is growing on me more and more with every issue, and the way it blends elements from numerous prior continuities and makes everything seem fresh yet familiar...this is pretty much my favorite title going at present, and that's as a TMNT fan going back to the original airing of the classic cartoon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geekality - Worm VonChaos Oct 30, 2012

    Ive been raving about this series since the beginning, it feels like TMNT of old. Its very dark and violent with fun and humor mixed in. Kevin Eastman is the man when it comes to Turtles. This issue is an origin story for one of my favorite villains, Slash! We see his progression from injection to full blown mutant and we see his first encounter with the Turtles with a cliffhanger ending. With that we also see the Turtles find their new home in the bomb shelter of a church. It wasnt too much of an action packed issue but it gave us some back story and set up for the next few issues. The art is very brooding and dark. It truly feels like the original 80s Turtles, all killer no filler. This is another series that I cant wait for monthly. You cant go wrong with IDWs run of TMNT! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Oct 31, 2012

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #15 is a fantastic release that continues the positive momentum in this consistently entertaining series. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 31, 2012

    One downside to this issue is a familiar complaint with the series -- it more or less requires readers to have read the April O'Neil micro-series one-shot to fully appreciate the events within. I understand that IDW is paying homage to the classic Mirage series by resurrecting the micro-series format, but in many cases these stories would have been better served by being integrated with the main book. After eight one-shots, maybe it's time to give it a rest and focus squarely on this series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Danielle Luaulu Nov 8, 2012

    I grew up with the ninja turtles, having the toys and watching the cartoon. Out of sheer nostalgia purposes, I'd rate this comic a 5 out of 5, but alas I must give it an unbiased rating. While the art was considerably toothy, the story was an interesting addition to the story, introducing the character of Slash to the new mythos. This issue was considerably low key from the previous issue, but that isn't necessarily bad. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Nov 5, 2012

    I was surprised to see the comic reintroduce Slash so early in its run. His new origin is certainly more in line with the current comic (and far less confusing than trying to reintroduce him as an eco-terrorist from another dimension) and the first battle with his Turtle-brethren is certainly action-packed. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Read Comic Books - Derek Baker Oct 30, 2012

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #15 is a good issue that moves an excellent story along nicely. It would be almost perfect, but the dialogue and art really drag this series down. As a huge TMNT fan, its very hard to come to terms with these truths. There is a sliver of hope, though. However little, #15 is an upgrade in quality over the past several issues. Heres hoping that this trend continues. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Rob McMonigal Nov 1, 2012

    The Turtles have a killer family reunion when another of Stockman's experiments escapes in a new story arc that just starts too slow. Writers Tom Waltz and Kevin Eastman are usually pretty good about getting to the action, but this time we have a drawn-out origin of the new creature mixed with an entirely-too-long moving house sequence for the Turtles. Read Full Review

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