Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #22

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #22

Writer: Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman Artist: Mateus Santolouco Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: May 29, 2013 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
9.1Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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"CITY FALL" part 1: A normal night on the town for Raphael and Casey turns deadly when the Foot Clan appears in full force. The resulting chaos is only the first step in Shredder's master plan! The stakes have never been higher, and lives are on the line. Don't miss the start of the biggest story arc to hit the TMNT yet!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman May 29, 2013

    This is IDW's first big Turtles event and I'm so pleased to say the publisher is off to a terrific start. This is an absolutely superb way to kick things off because it's crafted in a manner that's perfect for new readers and for fans who have been following along since the very first issue. So, if you're one of the people who has been saying, "I want to read this but I don't know where to start or how to get the back issues," do yourself a favor and pick up this issue. Worry about catching up when you have time later, but for right now, you definitely don't want to be left in the dust. As of right now, this has all the makings of a must read story. IDW, thank you for continuing to make me fall in love with my favorite childhood franchise. You can't hear it from over there, but I'm giving you the best slow clap I can give. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody May 29, 2013

    City Fall kicks things off with a burst of adrenaline. As someone who has jumped in and out of the Turtle comic, this is one you can pick up without missing a step and still be absolutely thrilled from the beginning to the cliffhanger. City Fall part 1 will take the hype to a whole new level, and I really think it can live up to it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell May 29, 2013

    City Fall kicks things off with a burst of adrenaline. As someone who has jumped in and out of the Turtle comic, this is one you can pick up without missing a step and still be absolutely thrilled from the beginning to the cliffhanger. City Fall part 1 will take the hype to a whole new level, and I really think it can live up to it. 5/5Follow @comicbtherapy Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jun 5, 2013

    With this issue, the Turtles take one confident step into being more than just a cartoon given the gritty treatment, but a completely serious series that operates on its own terms, strange as they are. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 29, 2013

    TMNT has always been an enjoyable book, but "City Fall" immediately kicks up the quality several notches. And the good news is that the writers manage to make the story accessible enough that it's possible to dive right in, though I'd at least recommend checking out issue #21 and Eastman's brief return as interior artist. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jun 5, 2013

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles continues to surprise, impress and kick major ass. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin May 29, 2013

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #22 is an impressive outing that starts this arc off just right. I was hooked by the concept and I can't wait to read what happens next. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 3, 2013

    I don't envy any artist starting a new arc following and issue Kevin Eastman drew himself. Honestly, I have a mixed reaction to the art by Mateus Santolouco, especially with his depiction of April. Some of the action sequences are well done, but I think it's going to take me some time to get used to his style. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Johnnie JungleGuts May 30, 2013

    It’s really embarrassing for me to admit this but I’ve actually never read a Ninja Turtles comic. Therefore I’m still not sure if the grittier tone of this series is a new thing or just a standard in the TMNT comic book universe…. To the best of my knowledge the films and cartoons have always been much lighter fare. Whatever the case may be, they don’t lay the darkness on too thick and that makes the drinking and stabbing considerably jaw dropping when it does occur. All the characters that you would expect to see are here- this could easily be a ninja turtles movie. Still, there were more than a few new things that kept it all feeling fresh. I’m not totally crazy about the way Mateus Santolouco draws the turtles and the cover is god awful. But the fast paced action and Casey Jones’ alchoholic dad probably make TMNT #22 the most fun I’ve read this week.

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