Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #61

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #61

Writer: Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman Artist: Dave Wachter Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: August 24, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 4
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7.1User Rating

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"Chasing Phantoms" Part 1! While the Turtles and Splinter are still reeling from the events of TMNT #60, they come under attack by the Street Phantoms! Will Splinter let this challenge to his rule stand?

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Aug 23, 2016

    In summary then, if youre looking for dynamic action scenes or dramatic storyline developments, this probably isnt the issue for you. But if youre in the mood for reading one of the better character-focused issues of IDWs ongoing TMNT series for quite some time, youre in for an absolute treat. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 25, 2016

    This issue kicks off a new story arc as Splinter and his sons are pulled in several directions at once. Unfortunately, that sounds more exciting than this first chapter actually is. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Aug 24, 2016

    The issue's great cliffhanger also provides some hope for the future, but this title is putting out a lot more mediocre/poor issues than good ones recently. Maybe these new invisibility cloak villains will provide the spark the series needs to get back on track"it's just too bad they can't make the last two issues disappear, as well. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Bastards - Wilson Taylor Aug 25, 2016

    There's a new gang of techno-thugs. Michelangelo's unhappy. Life is hard. You're now completely ready for issue #62. Skip this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    myconius Aug 24, 2016

    definitely a very exposition heavy issue. this is a very rich layered story than anyone wanting to ‘jump on’ to this series will HAVE to read the back issues!!! . . . . . . . .
    that being said, Fans who have truly invested in this series will greatly appreciate the depth placed within this issue.
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    we get some banter between the Street Phantoms, Jammer and Maze in the beginning of the issue. ( i’m taking it that Turk is the strong silent type?)
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    there was a nice showcase of one of the Turtles using some new Tech equipment to battle against the Street Phantoms.
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    long time readers will appreciate the callback to IDW TMNT issue #22 with the fighting technique of ‘Debana Waza’ against ‘Katsugi Men’.

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    there are some nice bonding moments between Leonardo and Jennika, as they train in the dojo. i really am enjoying seeing her growth as a character.

    she’s come a long was from being the young blood thirsty assassin, as we see her guilt and remorse for her past deeds. . . . . Leonardo tries his best to lift her spirits from her defeat from last issue, but Jennika is still very much beside herself.

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    the bulk of the issue is spent going over plot points that have built up over the entire series, especially within the last few issues since #50. the quiet before the storm. i am eager to see this launch into the next big arc.

  • 8.0
    Gizmo Sep 21, 2016

    Donnie is a total badass in the beginning of this issue. I appreciate the emotional turmoil that Mikey displays, it's very authentic and puts a compelling strain on the family. As a result, Splinter has become more morally gray than I've ever seen before, but I completely identify with his approach. It seems inevitable that this powder keg will explode, but I'm not sure I'd make different moves from Splinter if I were put in the same situation.

  • 7.0
    Mister Bungle Aug 24, 2016

  • 5.5
    mseccatore Aug 29, 2016

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