Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #49

Writer: Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman Artist: Cory Smith Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: August 19, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 2
8.7Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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A final battle looms as Karai decrees a "Gauntlet" battle between ancient foes Splinter and Shredderbut first the Turtles must defeat the Foot mutants- Koya, Bludgeon, Bebop & Rocksteady! With Leo making an unimaginable battle gamble, a second Turtle's life may be on the line!

  • 10
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Aug 18, 2015

    Continue(s) to show their readers how well they know these characters and what a true Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles story is5Perfect! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Shane Tydeman Aug 24, 2015

    Being a fellow TMNT fan, this book is a a major treat.. It's a who's who of the TMNT, first of all Rocksteady and Beebop are in this issue and Metal-Head is a cool 5th member!! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Aug 19, 2015

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #49 sets the stage beautifully for the series' landmark 50th issue, with there being some amazing developments along the way. This is all balanced by great dialogue and invigorating artwork that is sure to leave fans of the Heroes in a Halfshell more than happy with this product. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - AD Boorman Aug 18, 2015

    If you remembered and liked the early era of classic TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, USAGI YOJIMBO, or other anthropomorphic Japanese-style drama, this is for you. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Neil Short Aug 19, 2015

    An excellent issue where everything is kicking off again after a calming down phase. Spectacular art and solid writing keep this an absolute must every month. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    ComicBuzz - StephenFn Aug 26, 2015

    An excellent penultimate episode to this Vengeance Story arc which sells the build up to next months definite ending. Compelling on several levels from beginning to end. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Aug 23, 2015

    All in all this comic is a fun read. There are a couple of hiccups here and there, but it does wrap up a few things that was going on in this series for the last couple of years. The art is great and the colours do make the art pop. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Mr. H Aug 18, 2015

    This issue had a lot of build up and a surprising amount of action too. It was well-balanced. There were noticeable changes in the art though and thought the Turtles didn't look so great when they were posing, but was fine and fluid when in battle. The Shredder still looked amazing though. The creative team has been building to this for a long time now and the payoff promises to be big. Rumor is that one or even more of the Turtles could die. It has a big final showdown feel for sure. In the words of good Ol' J.R. "This one is going to be a slobberknocker!" One month is too long to wait, but lots digital pizza on me guys! See you in 30" Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Aug 18, 2015

    If you're a TMNT fan and you're not already reading this series, then you're doing yourself a major disservice.  Equally appealing to die-hard fans and curious casuals alike, IDW's stranglehold over the licensed property market remains firmly in place here, and with a mouth-watering double sized 50th issue coming next month, there's never been a more exciting time to be a fan of this particular franchise. Cowabunga indeed. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Jeff Lake Aug 20, 2015

    This is shaping up to be a definitive arc in a definitive run, so don't be left caught waiting for the pizza guy. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Aug 20, 2015

    Issue #50 is going to be a slobber-knocker and it doesn't feel like either of the leaders are going to make it out of this confrontation alive. The poignant speech Master Splinter gives the boys about not wanting to die yet wanting the shadow of the Foot to no longer be cast over his children is moving and feels like the kind of thing that happens before a major player is removed from the story. Even if that feels predictable, it doesn't take away from the excellent story. "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" #49 is another solid installment of a series that delievers great story and great visuals month-in and month-out. Read Full Review

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