X-Files Conspiracy: TMNT #1

X-Files Conspiracy: TMNT #1

Writer: Ed Brisson Artist: Michael Walsh Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: February 19, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 1
7.5Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

The Turtles are doing their best to avoid trouble in Northampton. Unfortunately, trouble finds them in the form of the Lone Gunmen! The fate of the world depends on the Gunmen getting the reclusive Turtles' help. Add in an undead menace and things are going to get downright dangerous!

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Jules Boyle Feb 18, 2014

    Some of these mash-ups sound stupid it's true, but the execution is anything but. This is already shaping up to be something really special indeed. Let's hope they can keep it up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Feb 19, 2014

    Michael Walsh's pencils are great"except for his first scenes with the Turtles. Maybe he was still getting comfortable drawing them, but those panels on the farm in North Hampton are nowhere near the quality of the rest of his work. But aside from that, both Walsh and Brisson should be commended for their work on this one. In big franchise crossovers like this, the best one can usually hope for is for the story to fight and claw its way towards competency while giving the reader a few cool moments to enjoy. This issue does even better by giving us a great story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Feb 19, 2014

    This is the strongest segment of Conspiracy yet. Brisson strikes a perfect balance between the two properties and gives us a fun and fast-paced story. These events are all about getting from point A to point B with every issue, and Brisson does that with a little more flair. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Feb 19, 2014

    As a huge fan of IDW's TMNT, it's great to see the team step outside its comfort zone. Sure, they're dealing with mutants and aliens in their own book, but the prospect of them interacting with an entirely different franchise is most definitely appealing. While this absolutely feels different than the usual that's going on over in their primary ongoing, there's still a sense of familiarity with how they're written and how the story's handled. Fellow fans of the TMNT run should definitely find this to be a very satisfying stand alone adventure. Whether or not this'll motivate them to keep up with X Conspiracy is a whole different story, though. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Feb 19, 2014

    Michael Walsh captures the visages of the Lone Gunman in a cartoonishly stylized, but adorably uncanny way. Jordie Bellaire handles the colors here, and somehow manages to make the Turtles pop when they need to, while keeping things dark and creepy for you X-Files fans. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Word Of The Nerd - Freeland Costin Feb 21, 2014

    X-Files being X-Files, anything out of the ordinary works and this issue certainty did. I am glad that this is filling my Turtles needs while I'm waiting for the next issue of the ongoing series to pick up again. It is very interesting to see the turtles combined with another supernatural aspect, and I'm so happy that it worked. I would never pick up an issue of X-Files, but from this issue, I'm really interested to see it. By combining some pretty strong titles together, IDW has made a pretty good comic and a very clever promotional step. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Andrew Lamb Mar 2, 2014

    Great concept and execution, and while likely the intent of this series, this issue left me wanting more. Looks like I can't just stop after the City Fall arc, I'll have to actually see how the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are faring in New England. I hope IDW never takes their licenses for granted, as of right now they are doing them justice, I pray that it stays that way. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Max Delgado Feb 19, 2014

    While this crossover event has yet to fully satisfy, X-Files Conspiracy: TMNT is by far the best. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Jeffrey Edwards Feb 19, 2014

    For an issue in the middle of a crossover I hadn't read a single issue of, I was shocked that I actually enjoyed it. Was it the best TMNT or horror story I've read? Absolutely not, but it was also far from the worst. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Florida Geek Scene - Peter Schmeiser Feb 26, 2014

    I must say I love this cross over event. It has captured the feel of new and impossible adventures that has become trivial in the pages of Marvel and DC comics. Their events happen for 8 month out of every year, so we are treated to a cross over for of the year. And since it is not a large leap to see Spiderman and Iron Man hang out; watching agent Mulder talk about the ninja turtles with large Transformers running around seems like it would be a HUGE leap that Evil Knievel couldnt jump. Seeing odd match ups is what makes a comic buy reach for the rack and dive into the adventure. Its why we read comics, to see the impossible. My hats off to IDW and Im looking forward to the rest of this wacky saga. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Feb 24, 2014

    Terrific story with disappointing art. This is quite the shame because the story was so well executed. Read Full Review

  • 5.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Mark Pritchard Feb 22, 2014

    So that's it, no more X-Files conspiracy comics for this reviewer. I don't understand what it's trying to do, or trying to be. Mocking Internet nerds, and laughing at 'conspiracies' might have been interesting in 1996, but times have moved on, and so have I. Read Full Review

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