Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #52

Writer: Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman Artist: Ken Garing Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: November 25, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 3
7.7Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

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A new faction within the Foot colludes against Splinter and the Turtles as they struggle to deal with new threats to New York City. And where's Michelangelo?

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Booster G Nov 25, 2015

    The artwork was as TMNT should always be and it gave both nostalgia and curiosities all in one! I will hope that this story keeps going and we see more thrilling adventures. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - AD Boorman Nov 23, 2015

    One of the things that has made this comic such an enduring franchise is it's sense of characters and relationships.  At the end, readers are aware that the Turtles will survive, and that they will emerge triumphant over their enemies.  It is what happens to the characters and how they relate to each other in the meantime that fascinates and engages us.  After all of these decades, the creative team has found how to make these seemingly absurd characters real and vital. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Nov 29, 2015

    This issue wasa lot better than what I was expecting. The new course for the Turtles is set and I can't wait to read more. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Fortress of Solitude - Byron Hendricks Nov 25, 2015

    This franchise is definitely getting a new look. With some of The Turtles missing and Factions wanting Splinter dead, nobody knows what to expect and this is making for some great reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Nov 24, 2015

    While the pace has understandably slowed right down, this is still a solid chapter in the ongoing story, and without wanting todetract from the work of Santolouco or Smith,Im absolutely loving the change in artistic style. If youre a TMNT fan, youre most likely picking this one up already, and if youre not, these last couple of issues might just be the perfect time to start. As close to a reboot as you could hope for without a renumbering and a pointless all-new tagline, this is a breath of fresh air for the TMNT franchise, and a bold new direction for everyones favourite heroes in a half-shell. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Nov 26, 2015

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #52 may not have been the best instalment in recent months, but it does continue to build upon recent developments. It also gives an exciting narrative, with the conflict present within our heroes being gripping to say the least. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Swing Kinker Nov 26, 2015

    I remain a huge fan of this series but will also say when I think an issue is a little off the mark. That's the case here and although nothing terrible, a little happiness would be welcomed. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Nov 25, 2015

    But art issues aside, the script was so weak (easily the weakest of the entire series) that it didn't even feel like Waltz wrote it. Hopefully these last two installments were just a small blip and not the start of a trend. Otherwise, one of my favorite books is in some serious trouble. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Dagstar Nov 25, 2015

    Not horrible, but not great either.

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Dec 1, 2015

    The new power dynamic introduces many new conflict opportunities including gang warfare, something I never expected the TMNT to lead the Foot into.

  • 7.5
    myconius Feb 11, 2016

    it was pretty awesome seeing Leonardo and Alopex working side by side to train the fledgling Foot Soldiers. i also liked seeing Casey Jones a lot closer to his Mirage Comics roots, as a crazy Gung-Ho Street Vigilante. the art is a bit to underdeveloped for my tastes, but it gets the point across. i wonder what this issue could have been if the art had been done by the likes of Dan Duncan, or Mateus Santolouco or Sophie Campbell?

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