Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #89

Writer: Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman Artist: Michael Dialynas Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: December 19, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 4
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Bah humbug! When Splinter forgets the true meaning of the holidays, it takes a visit from the Turtles of Christmas Past, Present and Future to remind him that nothing is as important as family.

A look into the past, present, and future helps Splinter see what matters most.

  • 8.4
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Dec 20, 2018

    TMNT #89 is another fantastic entry into this series and a wonderful Christmas issue. I love the weaving of A Christmas Carol into the ongoing TMNT drama. It fits perfectly and was a heartwarming story for the holidays. The art from Dialynas and Pattison was delightful! Dialynas has quickly become one of my favorite artists to see on this series and I am super excited he is staying on for a few more issues. Much like TMNT #65, this looks like it will be an issue I can go back to each year around the holidays and enjoy! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Dec 19, 2018

    All in all, this is a real Christmas treat for Turtles fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Dec 19, 2018

    Its perhaps not an essential read in terms of ongoing continuity, but its still a thoroughly enjoyable festive-themed issue that gives us a much-needed reminder that behind his current role as the unflinching, frequently ruthless leader of the Foot Clan, Splinter is still the same loving father and conflicted patriarch he always has been. Great stuff. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    myconius Dec 19, 2018

    this was a really fun issue.
    wish the rest of the series could be like this.

    -IDW TMNT is always strongest when it brings focus to it's unique contribution to the series, references to the past lives of Hamato Yoshi, his sons, and most importantly Tang Shen.

    -the Christmas carol theme was really nice. Oroko Saki's ghost was eerily chilling!
    -GREAT use of the members of the Pantheon.

    -excellent writing for Splinter and the Turtles.

    -the ending felt a bit rushed. i wouldn't mind paying an extra dollar or two for an extended few more pages to solidify the final vision as well as the resolution at the end.

    -i guess April as well as Harold and his wife weren't invited to the party?

  • 9.5
    GTMedia Reviews Jan 17, 2019

    TMNT #89 is inspired. It's a Christmas themed story that touches on the Charles Dickens classic "A Christmas Carol". The story works beautifully as a single issue but also gives a subtle recap of the story to this point. If you are new to the IDW Line of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle stories this is actually a great jumping on point as the series gears up toward its 100 issue milestone. 

    It's been awhile since Master Splinter has been in the spotlight of this series. Since Hamato Yoshi has taken charge of the Foot Clan his portrayal has taken more of an antagonistic bent than that of a hero. In this issue, the comic recenter's the character. It focus's on the  compassion he feels for his clan and the love he has for his childre more

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