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8.5

Nice issue. Good Wrap to the story arc..Loved the Splinter moments and the beatdown he gave his sons. LOVE the art

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #80

By: Tom Waltz, Brahm Revel
Released: Mar 28, 2018

"Invasion of the Triceratons," Part 5 of 5. Lines have been crossed, and New York teeters on the brink of complete destruction! When the times comes, will the Turtles be able to defeat the enemy they dread to fight? The devastating final chapter in the blockbuster "Invasion of the Triceratons" story arc!

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8.5

I LOVE THIS ART! Why did it take so long to get here? This issue is saving this story arc. Great bits of action and all the Splinter tension is coming to a boil.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #79

By: Tom Waltz, Brahm Revel
Released: Feb 28, 2018

"Invasion of the Triceratons," Part 4 of 5. The war between the Earth Protection Force and the Triceratons reaches a fever pitch as the TMNT plead with Splinter to spare an uneasy ally's life!

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6.5

hmm....this comic after Shredders death continues to fill the story with dumb non sense characters....like Aprils Parents?? Gimme a break...who cares about them. Filler like its an anime or something.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #78

By: Tom Waltz, Damian Couceiro
Released: Jan 10, 2018

"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!

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7.5

Splinter you sneaky rat what are you planning?? Fun issue..More setup but it didnt feel like thats all it was. I love this artist! Good stuff

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #77

By: Tom Waltz, Damian Couceiro
Released: Dec 6, 2017

"Invasion of the Triceratons" Part 2 of 5. The Invasion begins in earnest and an unspeakable alliance forms to counter it!

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8.5

Great stuff! Finally we get back into the ideas that were started a few issues back.
This is a great introduction to the Triceratons and a great start for this arc.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #76

By: Tom Waltz, Damian Couceiro
Released: Nov 15, 2017

"Invasion of the Triceratons" Part 1 of 5. A small force of armed extra-dimensional Triceratons have arrived in the heart of NYC! Will the Earth welcome them or destroy them?

Bullet points:
* The start of a major new story arc!

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7.0

DAMN THESE MOFOS NEVER SHUT UP...TOM WALTZ NEEDS TO LEARN A THING OR TWO ABOUT EDITING OUT EVERY SINGLE IDEA HE HAS...ART IS MESSY WHEN WE ARE IN SPACE BUT IT MATCHES HOW CONFUSING THIS WHOLE 3 ISSUE ARC IS..OTHER THAN THOSE SPACE SCENES I DID ENJOY THE ARTWORK A LOT. TURTLE HEADS ARE GOING TO ENJOY LEOS SABER SWORDS AS WELL AS SEEING THE TMNT IN SPACE UNIFORMS.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #75

By: Tom Waltz, Cory Smith
Released: Oct 25, 2017

"Trial of Krang," part 3 of 3. The oversized conclusion to the Turtles' greatest extra-dimensional story arc is here! Both the prosecution and the defense have tricks up their sleeves as testimony gets emotional. Meanwhile, a war rages outside the courtroom as the Malignoid swarm engulfs Planet Neutrino!
Bullet points:
* An oversized epic...

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5.5

WAYYYYY TOO MUCH TALKIE....

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #74

By: Tom Waltz, Cory Smith
Released: Sep 27, 2017

"Trial of Krang," part 2 of 3. The trial begins, and the surviving witnesses are strange and unusual, featuring old friends and uncertain allies. Krang has more tricks up his sleeve though, and the Malignoid swarm threatens to devour all of Dimension X!

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5.5

Someone Shut these characters up...this has wayyyy to much chatter.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #73

By: Tom Waltz, Cory Smith
Released: Aug 2, 2017

"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:
*   ...

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7.5

This series is plagued with too much dialogue but this issue had some fine moments and great art.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #72

By: Tom Waltz, Dave Wachter
Released: Jul 26, 2017

"Pantheon Family Reunion," Part 2 of 2. A group of powerful and mysterious beings who decide the course of history can't seem to stop arguing with each other. What happens when they realize that mutants may threaten their world order?

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7.5

Boring to read. Great to look at with a cool arsenal of new characters

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #71

By: Tom Waltz, Dave Wachter
Released: Jun 28, 2017

"Pantheon Family Reunion" Part 1 of 2. You are cordially invited to the centennial reunion of the Pantheon, the immortal family that influences the course of history. The main talking point? The fate of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

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9.0

Damn. Short arc packs a punch. Action was top notch and the surprisingly wicked villian is legit. Killing his old dad with such heartlessness..now that's a villian.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #70

By: Tom Waltz, Mateus Santolouco
Released: Jun 14, 2017

"Desperate Measures" Part 4! A stand-off between humans and mutants turns deadly for one side and the consequences will have an impact for years to come! The senses-shattering conclusion of an action-packed story arc!

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8.5

Action is good. Old Hob is a great addition and with him being the star of this arc his best traits shine through.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #69

By: Tom Waltz, Mateus Santolouco
Released: May 3, 2017

"Desperate Measures" Part 3! Old Hob and the TMNT work together to save the Mutanimals, but Bishop still has some tricks up his sleeve!

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Alloy Press reviewed Ultimates 2 #1 Feb 21, 2021
9.0

The Quality of this book is top tier. Hands down Marvel at its best

Ultimates 2 #1

By: Mark Millar, Bryan Hitch
Released: Dec 1, 2004

GOD AND MONSTERS PART 1
It's the return of the Ultimates! What has become of the Ultimates since they saved the world from an alien invasion?

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7.0

Good...it's interesting enough to want the next issue but this is still kind of lacking any real twist or turn...still lacks something new...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #68

By: Tom Waltz, Mateus Santolouco
Released: Mar 22, 2017

"Desperate Measures" Part 2! The Mutanimals have been defeated and the Turtles are next in line! Which mutant will turn on his friends to survive, and which will risk everything to help another?

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7.5

Good start to this new Arc. Feels weirdly familiar for some reason...maybe nothing new was brought to this type of situation the turtles are in but still a good comic.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #67

By: Tom Waltz, Mateus Santolouco
Released: Feb 15, 2017

"Desperate Measures" Part 1! The government's hunt for mutants begins in earnest and their unconventional tactics will see the TMNT hounded like never before! No mutant is safe!

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8.0

This series has a bad habit of being heavy on dialogue...like the moments of Raphael expressing why he loves Alopex would have been ok if they didn't drag on with so much wording. Love the art here tho even if it felt inconsistent at times. I good issue that stands alone well. Alopexs mind battle was a trip!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #66

By: Tom Waltz, Sophie Campbell
Released: Jan 25, 2017

Alopex is alone, her psyche reeling from Kitsune's mind control. With Raphael and Nobody searching for her, will Alopex be able to find her way back to the side of good?
•   Sophie Campbell returns to TMNT for a very special issue!
•   Part of IDW's Artist's Edition Cover Month!

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8.5

Yeah despite starting off kinda corny this issue hit some good family notes and was a lil heart warmer for the holidays.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #65

By: Tom Waltz, Mateus Santolouco
Released: Dec 14, 2016

Michelangelo is determined to lift everyone's spirits with a holiday party. When some unexpected guests show up, the party threatens to grow out of control... and blow the Turtles' cover!

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8.5

Stepping it up in a big way. Great conclusion to this story arc. Jenika what a badass moment...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #64

By: Tom Waltz, Dave Wachter
Released: Nov 23, 2016

"Chasing Phantoms" Part 4! The war between the Street Phantoms and the Foot Clan comes to a shocking conclusion, and only one will remain when the dust settles! The Turtles will test their limits in a shocking finale!
•   A long-lasting story shift begins here!

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7.5

While this comic can usually have too much dialogue this was a rare moment where it was all done well and really brought some excitement to this arc.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #63

By: Tom Waltz, Dave Wachter
Released: Oct 12, 2016

"Chasing Phantoms" Part 3! With an ally in danger, the Turtles look for a new way to defeat the Street Phantoms. Will the Turtles be able to do what it takes to save the Foot Clan?
•  A dangerous turning point!

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8.0

I've said it 10 times but Splinter is written in such a fun unpredictable manner in this universe and I love it. Casey's beatdown scene was dope.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #62

By: Tom Waltz, Dave Wachter
Released: Sep 21, 2016

"Chasing Phantoms," Part 2! One ally close to the Turtles faces grave danger while another makes a choice that will alter his life forever. Meanwhile the Turtles wonder if their path truly lies with the Foot Clan...

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7.5

This comic series suffers from banter there is no doubt but this wasn't the worst I have seen and I really enjoyed Donatello's opening moment. It was a great start to this new arc.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #61

By: Tom Waltz, Dave Wachter
Released: Aug 24, 2016

"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?

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8.0

Yes I agree the "professional" critics are wrong. This isn't fantastic and it was annoying for me the lack of serious consequences this issue left our characters with but that final panel with splinter holding that skull was a great moment. Art was great. April's lil moment was kinda goofy and short lived but splinter again took the spotlight and I loved his moments here.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #60

By: Tom Waltz, Dave Wachter
Released: Jul 27, 2016

The Foot Clan headquarters is under attack and no one is safe as brother turns against brother!

" The Foot under siege!

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7.5

First half of this issue was a little slow but it gets good and ends with a bang. Splinter spotlight on this one.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #59

By: Tom Waltz, Dave Wachter
Released: Jun 15, 2016

The Turtles return to NYC thinking that the worst is finally behind them. Little do they know that the ultimate danger lurks within their very headquarters!

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Alloy Press reviewed Immortal She-Hulk #1 Jan 24, 2021
8.0

Serves it's point with some great art...at times... I agree with other reviewers don't read Empyre this here has all you need to know. Great addition to the Immortal Fam

Immortal She-Hulk #1

By: Al Ewing, Jon Davis-Hunt
Released: Sep 23, 2020

IN THE WAKE OF EMPYRE, JEN WALTERS GOES IMMORTAL!
The Cotati invasion has changed everything for Jennifer Walters. Now she seems to have a new lease on life...but things are never that simple for the gamma-powered. Al Ewing gives She-Hulk the "IMMORTAL" treatment with a horrifying stand-alone tale!
Rated T+

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Alloy Press reviewed Immortal Hulk #42 Jan 19, 2021
8.5

What's happening to Leader... this issue shows how great a write Ewing is and as part of the whole it's a solid issue. Guest artists are always good with this series

Immortal Hulk #42

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Jan 13, 2021

• At the year's end, costs are counted - by Jackie McGee, Eugene Judd...and Samuel Sterns.
•  All the Leader's plans have finally come together in what may be his greatest triumph. But is that enough...
• ...or will the ONE BELOW ALL claim his due?
Rated T+

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Alloy Press reviewed Immortal Hulk #41 Jan 19, 2021
9.0

Great issue all the way through! Slowed down to reward faithful readers of the series. This has to be one of my favorite comic covers in the last 5 years.

Immortal Hulk #41

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Dec 16, 2020

• The rematch everybody wanted - but not like this!
•  The Hulk is broken, friendless and hunted. In every way, he's a shadow of his former self...
•  ...but there's nothing like the real THING.
Rated T+

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Alloy Press reviewed Immortal Hulk #40 Jan 13, 2021
10

How can this get any better honestly...this is the definitive Hulk series for me.

Immortal Hulk #40

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Nov 18, 2020

o So here's the skinny: Hulk's lower than he ever was. He's stuck in an iron hotel built just for him, and there's a new Sasquatch guarding the door.
o If he gets through him - and the rest of Gamma Flight - all he wins is an airlock to open space. It's a rigged game, with no way to win...
o ...only JOE FIXIT never learned how to lose.
...

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Alloy Press reviewed Immortal Hulk #39 Jan 13, 2021
9.5

Holy hell! This issue was terrific. Some truly horrifying panels that remind you this is a horror comic. Leader is a damn fine villain and written incredibly well.

Immortal Hulk #39

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Oct 28, 2020

• Some time ago, an outside force entered Bruce Banner's system.
•  The Devil says it's the Green Scar. The Green Scar says it's the Devil. Maybe they're both right...or both wrong...
•   ...but only one of them can be the IMMORTAL
Rated T+

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Alloy Press reviewed Captain America #25 Jan 9, 2021
5.5

And we're back to another skip worthy issue. Super corny second half

Captain America #25

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Leonard Kirk
Released: Nov 18, 2020

To rescue the Daughters of Liberty trapped in Madripoor, Captain America and his closest allies marshal their forces - but waiting in the wings for them is the reborn Red Skull! Plus, the debut of the all-new Agent 13!
PLUS: A second celebratory story by Michael Cho!
40 PGS./Rated T+

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Alloy Press reviewed Immortal Hulk #37 Jan 7, 2021
10

Bad Fucking Ass!! Leader is a real threat and his methods are spiritual and genius. What a Villain, he had some scenes that were just freaky. Perfect issue.

Immortal Hulk #37

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Sep 16, 2020

• When Bruce Banner first came to Shadow Base, he was cut up into pieces and stored in jars. Now Shadow Base is under his control.
•  But Bruce Banner was only the second test subject.
•  Now... THE FIRST is free.

Rated T+

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