Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #54

Writer: Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman Artist: Michael Dialynas Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: January 27, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 4
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Michelangelo vs. Hun! Startling revelations will have lasting effects on the Mutanimals and Mikey's path. What side will Hob take in coming conflict?

  • 10
    ComicWow!TV - AD Boorman Jan 26, 2016

    Everything is here for a purpose.  Mixing these elements in at the end if not a throw-away, nor is it a spoiler.  It is foreshadowing. In bright daylight, it is a shadowy hint of things to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Jan 29, 2016

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #54 was a fantastic conclusion to the latest arc, being the best issue the series has delivered since it celebrated it's 50th issue anniversary. Giving us some intense developments and exciting action, the creative team gave Mikey a fantastic story, that showed his characteristics perfectly. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    BGCP - Swing Kinker Jan 29, 2016

    Things are firmly back on track with a break from the Foot Clan plot and more focus on Mikey's adventures away from his brothers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson Jan 26, 2016

    Overall then, this latest arc continues to showcase the truly gripping nature of IDW's TMNT universe, with complex character arcs mixed with dynamic, exciting action.  As I've said before, you can count me in for the foreseeable future, and if a – gasp – Mutanimals storyline can't derail Waltz and Eastman's unstoppable momentum, I honestly don't think anything can. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Wednesday Comics - Alex Prostrollo Feb 5, 2016

    This issue has been the strongest issue since the decapitation of the Shredder. Starting this new arc has taken some setting up but it's finally heading in an exciting direction. It will be great to see if Mike goes back to team up with the rest of his family at the Foot and what dastardly plan Agent Bishop has for the Turtles. I give this issue an 8/10, the art is awesome (not quite as great as Santolouco art but still great). The story is taking form and I can't wait for issue #55! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jan 28, 2016

    The shell hits the fan for Mikey and the Mutanimals here, as the secret dealings between Hun and Hob are given light. The dynamic Tom Waltz explores here isn't all too dissimilar from the trust issues reared across the series in past arcs, but again the writer is able to effectively mine the gray area between the black and white arguments presented. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Daniel Gehen Feb 2, 2016

    The character work, which has been a staple of the book since its launch, remains strong inTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The care and attention that Waltz and Eastman give to these characters enables the reader to have an emotional attachment even when the stakes are unclear. And make no mistake, the fact thatthere is no clear endgame in sight makes it more difficult to invest in this series during the month-to-month grind. However, there manages to be enough bright patches among the murkiness to make it worthwhile. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - Nick Nafpliotis Jan 27, 2016

    Despite my misgivings about the plot's origins, we've come a long way since the dreadful book from a couple months ago"but we're also still a ways off from how great the book has been for the last two years. Let's see if Waltz and company can move past the recent missteps next month with some help from the new character we saw on the last page. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Gizmo Feb 5, 2016

    Wow, so much feels, I was not expecting that. There was a promise to give Mickey more attention and boy did we get it. The relationships and tragedy created here are truly compelling in a way that was actually earned.

  • 8.5
    Alloy Press Aug 12, 2020

    The elements of surprise worked well in this issue. Hun never gets old!

  • 7.5
    myconius Jan 27, 2016

    i have to admit this issue caught me completely off guard! i didn't expect any of the events or character reactions to go the way they did. but it was a very believable turn out, and a very satisfying read. the characters are written so well! it leaves me very excited to read the next issue to find out what's next in store.
    sorry to be very cryptic, but i don't want to give any spoilers. this was definitely a fantastic issue that ends on a very heartfelt note. if you love TMNT definitely check out issue #53 as well as it's conclusion here in #54.

  • 8.5
    Veido Jan 31, 2016

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