Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #23

Writer: Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman Artist: Mateus Santolouco Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: June 26, 2013 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
8.3Critic Rating
4.5User Rating

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"CITY FALL" part 2: Desperate times call for desperate measures as unexpected alliances take shape. Will the Turtles be able to find the Foot Clan's HQ in time to stop the next phase of Shredder's heinous plan? Plus, the return of the witch Kitsune! What ancient evil will she unleash? One Turtle is about to find out!

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jun 26, 2013

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #23 is an excellent book that stumbles rarely as it struts its stuff all the way to some potent praise from this reviewer. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 2, 2013

    The early juxtaposition of Leonardo and Casey is well-handled. Casey's story offers more insight for April into her friend's relationship with Angel, and Leonardo's story (which includes a cameo from a concerned Karai) offers serious repercussions for the Turtles and the rest of the city. Must-read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Jun 25, 2013

    City Fall is the most dramatic and tense Turtles story I've read in quite some time. The stakes are high and nobody feels safe. The story is a rollercoaster ride and there is no telling where it's going next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Jun 25, 2013

    Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman and everyone else clearly know what they're doing when it comes to TMNT's first big event and they're doing it masterfully. The first chapter lured us in with gorgeous visuals, fun action and a jaw-dropping cliffhanger. Now, the second chapter slows things down a tad to focus on moving all of the key pieces into place and once again delivers some great visuals as multiple TMNT artists provide some awesome pages. The momentum is quickly building up and by the time I finished the final page, I was insanely anxious to read the next issue. Despite being only two chapters in, I can say with full confidence that 'City Fall' is a must read for any TMNT fan. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jul 3, 2013

    Another solid effort from all involved, although the issue takes a few liberties in getting where it needs to go, undermining the credibility of some of the characters in the process. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Read Comic Books - Derek Baker Jun 26, 2013

    So far, City Fall hasnt been perfect, but its still entertaining. Its going to be interesting to see where they take this and how much (if at all) this story will impact the Turtles. If anything, an evil Leonardo has a certain ring to it. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    myconius Jan 11, 2016

    as much as i love this series, this issue never quite sat right with me.
    i felt Leo's (for lack of a better term) 'journey towards the Dark Side' just seemed WAY too easy, and very out of character!!!
    there was little to NO resistance! and he seemed to just be acting out a script to serve the plot, rather than a believable character acting out of emotion and having his will bent.

    the art was nice. it was a pleasant surprise to see all the artists from various story arcs return to illustrate warped versions of the stories they drew.

    but aside from beautiful art the writing for this issue (sorry to say) kinda sucked.

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