Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #38

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #38

Writer: Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman Artist: Mateus Santolouco Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: October 1, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 1
8.3Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

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Old Hob has perfected the art of making mutants! With the ranks of his mutant gang swelling, the Turtles will have to determine if they can truly trust Hob against the Foot. Throw in Alopex's return to New York and the mutant mayhem will only get crazier!

  • 10
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Dave MacPhail Oct 1, 2014

    A great build up to what is likely to be the biggest event in the series so far! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    We The Nerdy - Adrienne Crean Oct 1, 2014

    These scenes were also a favorite of mine because of Santolouco's attention to detail. Every emotion was equally matched with the appropriate facial expression. The talent behind this reminds you that while reading, you feel like you are sitting on the couch with them having this debate. The feeling of being in this world was also matched with everyday items, such as a coffee thermos left behind on the end table. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Oct 1, 2014

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #38 is a fun read. It's a must read for any TMNT fans who are interested to see what kinds of mutants are going to be introduced and it's a great jumping on point for new readers as this is a start to a new story arc. There's a lot of in this comic that can grab anyones attention and the price for this comic is worth it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Oct 1, 2014

    What's even harder, however, is finding anything bad to say about this series (corny April/Casey scene aside). The brilliant team of rotating artists, the ever expanding mythology, and Waltz's consistently great scripts make it a book that any TMNT fan" or just a fan of good comics" should be reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Sep 30, 2014

    This is another solid entry in the mainTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles run. The book plays catch-up for several subplots and furthers the current story arc to what will no doubt be an extraordinary conclusion. Absolutely worth the purchase. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 11, 2014

    Donnie's departure is unexpected but certainly makes sense from the his point of view weighing the severity of threats against the Turtles and the world. Along with a cameo from Pete and teasing the return of Rocksteady and Bebop in next month's issue, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #38 introduces Herman and Mondo Gecko who despite their looks (and lack of training) have been well-armed to be a part of Hob's army. Of course just how far Hob plans to take his mutants-first crusade, and how long Splinter will support him, will have to be seen. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Oct 1, 2014

    TMNT's new arc is off to an excellent start. The team at IDW is doing a superb job delivering strong character moments and an interesting plot. To top it off, the artwork is wonderful and there's just enough fighting thrown in to feed the action junkies out there. And the ending? Any TMNT fan is going to have a huge smile on their face and an overwhelming desire to get their hands on the next issue as soon as possible. Seriously, if you have any interest in the franchise, you really need to be reading this book. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Oct 2, 2014

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #38 may not be zenith of what this franchise has to offer, but it does enough to keep itself on my pull-list. Consistent quality and an engaging cliffhanger add up to one adventure that should garner attention as it handily comes recommended. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Samantha Roehrig Oct 1, 2014

    The surprise that Hob and Slash have for the Turtles is quite a weird surprise. Not exactly what I was expecting and I don't know if I even like it either. So my excitement was clearly subsided. It gave the comic this corny feeling that I didn't enjoy. Only time will tell if I like this surprise. I feel like the past couple of issues keep building something, but we don't know where it is coming from. Whether Krang, Hob, Shredder, Rat-King, and so on, I just want something to explode because all this rising action is running in too many circles. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Gizmo Oct 2, 2014

    This is the first mediocre issue in a while. This series is usually so consistently good, but this issue felt like a waste of time. I'm getting tired of the argument of who to worry about first, Shredder or Krang. I swear, Splinter and the turtles are going to just hold each other at a stale-mate until Shredder or Krang strike first. The new characters are also really cheesy and forced into the story. With all the new characters and developments in the past few months, how much do we need these guys (other than something to kill off later)? I know all the fans keep writing in asking for 'this character' and 'that character' but please don't let fan service interfere with telling the story. On the plus side, Santolouco is still on the art and that is always a joy to behold. The characterization of previously established characters also remains strong and consistent.

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