Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #40

Pitting three of the four Turtles, Angel, Alopex, Slash, and Old Hob's new mutant band up against Rocksteady and Bebop, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #40 demonstrates just how formidable a pair the two mutants are as the group is at best only to fight Rocksteady and Bebop to a standstill (even after dropping a building on their heads).

Those waiting for a full-on action issue won't be disappointed, although the far less action-packed subplot between Casey and April's father grows the relationship between the two characters but mostly gets in the way of more awesome action. The extended fight sequence is great, and Donatello's own actions at the end of the issue foreshadow unusual days to come, but I'm most happy with the return of Alopex who has apparently found her home in the city with Angel. The panels between the arctic fox and Raphael are ridiculously cute and I'm hoping we'll see far more of her in the future (along with a toy!). Worth a look.

[IDW, $3.99]

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