Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #37

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #37

Writer: Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz Artist: Cory Smith Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: August 13, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 3
8.8Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

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From the start, two villains have dominated the Turtles' lives: Shredder and Krang. Now, for the first time, they come face-to-face with each other in the present day! Will they be able to overcome their differences and join forces? It's a very special stand-alone issue that guarantees some major surprises!

  • 10
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Aug 13, 2014

    TMNT offers up something very different and very special this month. It's a villain throw-down as we get closer to what all signs point to being a huge battle between the Turtles and Krang and/or Shredder. Waltz and company provide a nice one-off story that fits perfectly between the main event. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Aug 13, 2014

    Who would have thought that one of the strongest issues of TMNT has literally nothing to do with the heroes in a half shell? This chapter is all about the villains and it's without question one of the most gripping experiences I've had with this series. With visuals that bring you right into the scenes and a terrific script, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #37 is a seriously praiseworthy chapter in a consistently great series. If this issue doesn't get you interested in what IDW's doing with the franchise, I just don't know what will. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    We The Nerdy - Adrienne Crean Aug 14, 2014

    Not a single turtle, or even whisper or a turtle's name came in this issue, and normally I despise that type of work. However, we all know that Shredder for one, is just as important to follow along with as these huge story lines develop. This issue was a definite necessity to the TMNT plot line, as well as a great action packed read. Waltz continues to do things right with our favorite shelled heroes. He even knows how to make you smirk at a villains' small victory. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - louis whiteford Aug 13, 2014

    Mateus Santoluco is taking a break this month, but guest artist Cory Smith is a quality fill-in. Eagle-eyed readers might remember Smith from the Karai one-shot, or from the new Magnus Robot Fighter series he draws with Fred Van Lente. His art here is great. He draws Shredder and Krang’s meeting with the stiff intensity two enemies like this deserve, but it’s when the book takes a turn for the violent that it really starts to shines. TMNT #37 is a master class in building and releasing tension. I don’t know if I’ve ever cheered for Shredder so much. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Aug 12, 2014

    But aside from those minor issues, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #37 is a smart and thrilling entry into Waltz's impressive run on the title. Don't waste your money seeing the cinematic abomination of this franchise that's in movie theaters right now. Instead, go buy this comic and read it a few times. It's infinitely more worthy of your time and money. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 14, 2014

    Tense and action-packed in equal measure, this issue does a fine job of setting up the ongoing rivalry between these two bands of villains. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Aug 13, 2014

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #37 is exactly the type of release I've always wanted. It's simple and to the point as it continues to steadily build the way toward war. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 22, 2014

    The battle with Krang means the return of Koya and the first appearance of Bludgeon as the comic's mutant character pool continues to build. The comic's B-story features Alopex still on her own after abandoning both the Foot and the Turtles, but after the fox is approached and bewitched by a vision of Kitsune it appears Alopex's freedom will be short lived. As someone who would like to see her stay firmly on the side of the Turtles this isn't a development I particularly like, but it should at least give us more of the character in the coming months. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Aug 12, 2014

    If the decision is to spend money on a matinee for Jonathan Liebesmans Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or this comic you best be laying that cash on the counter of your local comic shop! Its an enthralling read that is worth every penny. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Samantha Roehrig Aug 13, 2014

    I was pleased with the story in this issue if you couldn't tell. Although we don't even see the Turtles, it played out more consistent. The action was awesome all thanks to Cory Smith for drawing up the art for this issue. It had some scenes that I have been longing for in the battles. It also had this creepy vibe that couldn't be explained but played right into the villain centered issue. I am looking forward to where we go from here. My hope is that the Turtles come together for an actual plan against one of their foes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Aug 18, 2014

    Everything that happens in this issue is not only a pleasure to watch, but it instantly gets you excited for what's to come. You went in thinking one thing, and something totally different occurs. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Gizmo Aug 14, 2014

    It played out like the opening to a Quentin Tarantino movie; it was surprisingly effective. When the action hit, it was like a punch to the gut (and not just because it was initiated by a gut-punch). To my memory, this is the only installment in the main TMNT title so far not to feature the turtles, but I didn't mind at all. At first, I thought the artist was Mateus Santolouco, but it is a new line artist named Cory Smith. I would not be opposed to seeing more from him, he's amazing!

  • 9.0
    Nomadic Avenger Aug 21, 2014

    This series keeps getting better!

  • 9.5
    Sidney Aug 13, 2014

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