Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #34

Writer: Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz Artist: Mateus Santolouco Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: June 4, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
7.9Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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Trying to figure out a way to thwart Krang's Earth-ravaging monstrosity, the Technodrome, Don seeks the help of his genius (but cranky) friend, Harold. Unfortunately Harold has his hands full with his newest invention- the robotic turtle Metalhead!

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Jun 4, 2014

    Combine that with the issue's chilling conclusion, and you have yet another great chapter in what is turning out to be a legendary run for the franchise. I know that many of us are scared about what Michael Bay might do to our beloved heroes in a half shell, but at least we can all take solace in the fact that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic book universe is consistently being guided by capable and talented hands. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Jun 4, 2014

    Is this comic a must read? Yes. Will this comic please everyone? Probably not. Like I said before, the people who will get the most excitement out of this will be TMNT fans. While new fans will enjoy this comic, It's the old fans that will enjoy some classic characters with a new twist. It takes the best from what we liked from TMNT. This issue takes some new chances and that's always welcomed. It's a cool way to get more readers who haven't read the comic yet. I can't wait to see what other characters IDW will bring back in the next issue of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Jeffrey Jun 5, 2014

    TMNT #34 – p1TMNT #34 – p2TMNT #34 – p3TMNT #34 – p4TMNT #34 – p5TMNT #34 – p6 Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jun 5, 2014

    The (literally) massive tease at the end hints at more drama to come, so revel in the respite while you can. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Jun 4, 2014

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles continues to be one of the most consistently impressive books out there. While this one doesn't get as plot heavy as some of the latest entries, seeing Metalhead introduced in such a big and explosive way makes this another can't miss issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jun 4, 2014

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #34 is a worthy extension of an already high caliber reboot. Fans both new and old will love what they find here as this issue comes recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Samantha Roehrig Jun 4, 2014

    Overall, it is easy for me to say how much I love every issue. The action is always entertaining whether between turtle and turtle or ex-Purple Dragon with Metalhead. With so many characters piling up the plot is stacking up to another huge showdown. The showdown is always better when you know the background behind it all. So we may not all be as big of a fan as me, but it makes it more exciting to know the work behind it all. I do wish we would have seen more of Krang for the sake of seeing the villain's perspective. It is hard to be on Donnie's side too when we don't see the bad guy. Plus I love Krang's story. It has become more complex. And Stockmen is with him as well, and that dude is entertaining as hell. No one can rebuttal that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Jun 4, 2014

    IDW continues to deliver pure fan service. They're able to give us what we want to see and include just enough change to make it feel like a totally unique experience. They aren't changes for the sake of changing things, either. You can tell they really respect the source material and want to apply practical and exciting alterations. Even though we've seen different incarnations of Metalhead before, this doesn't feel like more of the same and the result is an incredibly fun and superb looking issue. Plus, that ending is sure to make any TMNT fan count down the days until they can see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Jun 7, 2014

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles just seems to get better and better each month. And this month we get METALHEAD! This book really takes the best parts of the classic comics and cartoons and wraps them into a new modern setting and origin. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - louis whiteford Jun 4, 2014

    Okay, how can Slash sneak up on anybody? I hate it when Hulk-type characters sneak up on people. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Jun 4, 2014

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles continues to be a strong, fun title for IDW. The imaginative interpretations for fan-favorite characters and how they fit into the current run is always a treat! Next month Slash and Hob returnCan't wait!! In the meantime, pick up #34! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Gizmo Jul 2, 2014

    The series sidesteps into this relatively contained segment, but it's all worth it to see Santolouco's absolutely stunning rendition of Metal Head! Also, in just one page I'm getting uneasy at Splinters increasingly reckless perspective as he brushes off the threat of the Technodrome.

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