Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #29

Writer: Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman Artist: Ross Campbell Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: December 18, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 2
7.7Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

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Recovering from the events of City Fall, the Turtles seek sanctuary in the countryside. They bring with them new questions, tension within the family - and a stowaway! Don't miss this first issue of the newest TMNT arc, "Northampton"!

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Dec 21, 2013

    I do hope we see familiar characters in Northhampton like Nobody and members of Justice Force. But only time will tell if the turtles stay in Northampton longer in the year. Can't wait to see what happens next in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Byron Hendricks Dec 19, 2013

    This retreat looks as though it could make or break the Turtle reunion. Whilst everyone is trying to get some much needed rest, others are being haunted by memories and some seem to be laying in wake during the night waiting for an opportunity to strike. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Tyler Goulet Dec 19, 2013

    Phew. This issue seriously packed one hell of an emotional punch. Its going to be a tough road to try and get things back to normal for the Turtles – if thats even possible at this point. The setting in New Hampshire (which totally looks like the house they went to in the first TMNT movie when Raph was hurt) is a perfect place to rest and regroup and something they all desperately need. Issue #30 cant come fast enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Dec 20, 2013

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #29 is the right way to close out 2013 for our heroes in a half-shell, because they've earned a vacation. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Dec 27, 2013

    An appropriately low-key issue that doesn't quite take advantage of the downtime to explore new territory or material, but is pleasant and digestible nonetheless. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Dec 18, 2013

    Handling the fallout of City Fall certainly doesn't seem like an easy feat, yet the team at IDW has kicked things off with a strong first chapter. It's a much needed breather for the team after being hit by all of the chaos in the last story and Ross Campbell's art does a fine job reflecting that. This one's primarily character-driven, but by the end of the issue, it'll definitely leave you wondering where the overall narrative will go next. This book has yet to let me down and I just can't recommend it enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerds Unchained - Lenny Wojt Dec 19, 2013

    This issue is a great starting point for anyone interested in reading the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This story provides tons of background information and showcases the attitudes and emotions that make the Turtles so great. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Dec 23, 2013

    From Leonardo and Raphael‘s continued squabbling, and Leo's refusal to accept Splinter's commands, it's obvious there's much healing to be done over the next few months but the tale April's parents have to tell may give the Turtles yet another reason for returning home sooner than planned. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Keith Silva Dec 24, 2013

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #29 showcases the greatest trick(s) of serialized storytelling: it pushes the reader forwards and backwards, equally compelled to find out what happens next and how the story got here in the first place. Now that's good comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Dec 18, 2013

    This is a good turning point for what comes after City Fall. This one lays out a lot of dramatic moments, but it gives you a chance to prepare for what's next. Shredder changed the Turtles physically, but now they are being challenged mentally by themselves and their family dynamic. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Dec 18, 2013

    This issue doesn't have a whole lot of action, but it does set up some potentially great new plot threads while smartly dealing with the ones from before. Unfortunately, the low quality of artwork is impossible to overlook. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Joe Morrison Dec 17, 2013

    While this issue is clearly intended as breathing space after some tumultuous events, things are finely poised to expand into a big and wide-reaching story in the course of this arc. The appearance of an injured foot clan member at the teams hideout and hints of a link between Aprils family and the origins of the turtles, suggests that danger is nearby and change is afoot. The turtles may be hiding out from Shredder in the forest, but theyre certainly not out of the woods yet. Read Full Review

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