Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #78

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #78

Writer: Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman Artist: Damian Couceiro Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: January 10, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 3
7.7Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

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"Invasion of the Triceratons," Part 3 of 5. As all sides of the conflict make plans for the final battle, a surprise character returns to make amends!

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Jan 10, 2018

    Amazing character moments and incredibly well-drawn action sequences make this the best issue in an already fantastic story arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Luis Cruz Jan 17, 2018

    This arc has quickly become everything I was hoping for. The invasion is fully underway and with every turn the major players have joined the fight. What waits for the Triceraton army will not be an easy task and I fear the City of New York will never be the same again. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles truly find themselves smacked in the middle between helping an ally who they have fought with before and attacked first as they come in peace, or stop them from destroying everything they know and love. What The Foot and Bishop have planned will only make things worse and I fear that the Turtles will be making some hard decisions really soon. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Jan 9, 2018

    Overall, this has been a good storyline that has brought the Turtles in new directions. They are the peacekeepers and are now in direct conflict with their father and how he leads the foot clan. I think I am enjoying more of what it is settingup than the actual storyline. That is not to say the storyline is not good or enjoyable, it is; I just like the implications of what is to come afterward as well. Turtle fans will be excited about the developments in TMNT #78 and there is no real reason not to pick up this issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Jan 10, 2018

    Ultimately however, for one of the most consistent ongoing titles of the past six or seven years, IDWs TMNT series definitely feels like its treading water here. The mixture of nuanced storytelling and big-time blockbuster action has been replaced by what feels like an uninspired attempt to flesh a simple misunderstanding out into a full-fledged arc, and while there are some decent moments along the way, I honestly cant wait for this arc to end a sentence I never thought Id write about this particular series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    myconius Jan 10, 2018

    so far the invasion of the Triceratons is a bit underwhelming.
    we're three issues in and not much happened in this issue.
    the first half of the comic is a LOT of exposition and melodrama.
    things don’t actually start happening until late in the second half.
    i wasn't really expecting utter chaos and a complete bloodbath,
    (ok maybe i was) but i would have hoped for more action than THIS!
    There's freaking Dinosaur Aliens invading Earth for crying out load!
    LESS talk! MORE "pow"!!!

    the idea of IDW April O’Neil’s mother being a former news reporter felt really forced!
    sometimes this series puts far too much effort into just pandering to Tmnt nostalgia.
    …introducing obscure characters from the 80’s cartoon, archie comics and 2k3 cartoon,
    instead of focusing on the the Ninja Turtles themselves.

    when the Turtles and Splinter finally show up in this issue was nice and all, but not enough to really save this issue from being mediocre.

    the art was a bit unfinished for my taste.
    the coloring a bit too bright. doesn’t match the mood/tone of the story.

    the best part of this issue was Casey Jones, the Purple Dragons and the surprise reunion.

  • 9.0
    ÜberGinger Jan 12, 2018

  • 7.5
    mseccatore Jan 12, 2018

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