Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #73

Writer: Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman Artist: Cory Smith Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: August 2, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 4
8.2Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

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"Trial of Krang", Part 1 of 3. Infamous warlord Krang is set to go to trial in Dimension X. The Turtles are on hand to make sure everything goes smoothly. Of course it goes anything but! New villains, new worlds, and new intrigue await in the biggest interstellar adventure the TMNT have ever been on!

Bullet points:
*    The start of an epic space adventure that will have reverberations for many issues to come
*    Powerhouse artist Cory Smith (Nova, X-Men) returns!
*    The IDW TMNT ongoing is now the longest-running TMNT series of ALL TIME!

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Aug 1, 2017

    The Trial of Krang provides yet another showcase for the genius of Eastman, Waltz and Curnows ongoing series now currently the longest-running TMNT book of all time where storyline seeds can be planted years previous before being gradually nurtured and brought to bloom, transforming into full-fledged arcs like this one. And with our four brothers set to embark on a dramatic, in-your-face bout of cosmic witness wrangling in the weeks and months to come, this latest arc has the potential to be one of the most enjoyable TMNT storylines for quite some time. Here's to the next 73 issues Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Aug 1, 2017

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #73 celebrates IDW‘s landmark milestone of longest running TMNT series in style, kicking off “The Trial of Krang” in the process. Delivering a simple set-up, as well as some shocking twists, the creative team certainly give us plenty to look forward to as we await the next instalment, conveniently having an enticing tie-in series to accompany this. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Aug 1, 2017

    TMNT #73 is a wonderful start to a new story arc! With Krang set to go on trial the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are on another adventure in Dimension X. Will they be able to stop Hakk-R or will Krang out smart everybody! IDW's TMNT is now the longest ongoing TMNT comic series ever with this Issue and the team is just getting started on more crazy adventures for the brothers. With great writing and superb art work, you are truly missing out if you are not picking up IDW's TMNT! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Ray Hancock Aug 3, 2017

    Per usual this book knocks it out of the park! It's not hard to see how it is able to be the longest running TMNT title ever. Keep up the good work guys! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flickering Myth - Chris Cooper Aug 2, 2017

    For the geek references alone I'd rank this issue highly, but it's also a well put together issue that proves that whilst IDW TMNT may now have been running longer than any other series, but it's still got plenty of fuel in the tank. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    On Comics Ground - Luis Cruz Aug 3, 2017

    I never thought I would see the day that Krang would be in prison and going to trial for what he has done. But if you know General Krang, he always has a plan under his pink tentacles. The Ninja Turtles are awesome as they bicker with each other as they always do, which feels genuine and not out of place. With their new mission at hand we must see if the brothers can bring back the witnesses or will Krang go free? Cowabunga dudes! This is going to be a shell of a ride. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 3, 2017

    It's a pretty exposition-heavy start to this conflict, especially with the way so many returning characters enter the stage. Even so, this issue makes for an exciting start to this new chapter of the series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Nick Nafpliotis Aug 1, 2017

    Despite requiring a massive amount of exposition, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #73 establishes a strong starting point for a potentially fantastic story. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Aug 12, 2017

    Congrats on this run for being the longest run of ongoing TMNT comics to date, despite this being a time for constant reboots in comics. What an accomplishment, I think it is all owed to the consistent quality that the creators bring to this series. I'd highly recommend reading the 2017 Free Comic Book Day issue of TMNT before starting this issue, consider the FCBD issue as number 72.5, because it leads right into this issue and you'll feel like you missed something between #72 and #73 otherwise. I'm exited to see a couple old favourites in the cast and what promises to be a new favourite villain.

  • 6.5
    myconius Nov 26, 2017

    a big set-up issue filled with LOTS of exposition, and not much happening till the end of the issue.

    some very funny moments, but i can't say i'm overly excited to re-read this issue again any time soon.

  • 8.0
    MPLSrobit Aug 2, 2017

  • 8.0
    mseccatore Aug 3, 2017

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