Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #30

Writer: Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman Artist: Ross Campbell Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: January 29, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 1
8.3Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

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The Turtles struggle to recuperate in Northampton. Each Turtle deals with the new status quo in his own way, and each feels lost. But can they find their way to being a family again as the past haunts them?

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Jan 29, 2014

    This issue is guaranteed to put your empathy into overdrive and is one of the best character-driven issues yet. Each individual gets a more than fair amount of focus and they all have incredibly humanizing voices. Throw in Campbell's powerful imagery and you've got one heck of an effective issue. This was a great insight into each character and beyond recommend to any and all TMNT fans. Even if you missed out on City Fall, there's more than enough exposition here to fill you in (but seriously, get around to City Fall at some point). Now it's time to see how Waltz plans to switch things up in the next issue... Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Lenny Wojt Jan 31, 2014

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #30 is a must read for fans of the series and the Northhampton arc is a perfect place to jump on. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Jan 31, 2014

    God this is such a good book, if you're like me and grew up with the Turtles watching the cartoon and movies, then there is no reason not to be reading this book Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Jan 31, 2014

    Even if you didn't buy last month's issue you still get what's going on. But like last month's issue this is a must read. It shows a bit of drama and gives the readers an ending that makes you want to know what happens next. I know that this is part 2 of a 4 part story arc which would probably have some readers turn away from it. But if you give it a shot, who knows. You might be interested to hunt down the previous issues along with subscribing to the series to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Jan 29, 2014

    Ross Campbell's finely detailed cartooning is the stuff of dreams. Yes, the turtles still look a little weird without their masks, but Campbell does amazing work in this issue. The visions Leo experience are incredible, from a deformed wooded landscape, to a peaceful walk with a ghost. Every artist that has come into the newly relaunched TMNT world has done great work, and Campbell is among the best. The dude just gets it, and we are lucky enough to experience it. It's a great time to be a Ninja Turtle fan. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Jeffrey Edwards Jan 28, 2014

    Northampton doesn't need to rely on throwing in modern interpretations of familiar mutants every few pages to keep our attention, the story and art are doing a fine job holding their own. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Feb 5, 2014

    A great blend of plot and character developments, of pathos and heart. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Feb 5, 2014

    The low-key issue is very much presented as the calm before the storm. Alopex finds at least temporary acceptance with the Turtles, Leonardo begins interacting with his family, and even Raphael lets his guard down a bit. However, it is all to be short-lived as Karai‘s agents have found the Turtles which should lead into a much more action-packed issue next month. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jan 29, 2014

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #30 is nowhere near perfect but it's got enough emotional nuance and spirit to easily earn a recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Jan 29, 2014

    The new chapter of the TMNT saga gives everyone room to breathe and try to recover. There's a lot of dramatic character moments and psychological action, but neither the Turtles nor the reader is ready for another gigantic knock-down-drag-out fight just yet. It is coming though. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Keith Silva Feb 3, 2014

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #30 continues to work the grey seam of recovery with the froth and foment that comes from feeling adrift, alone and unloved. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Jan 29, 2014

    This continues to be a story of reflection and introspection. Seeing the turtle team cope with their internal conflicts is just as stimulating as their physical fights. Be prepared for big things to come pick this book up! Read Full Review

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