Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #6

The rebooted and re-imagined TMNT universe continues. Reunited, the Turtles find themselves battling mysterious ninjas on the rooftops of New York who appear to be after a French-speaking warrior who warns the team that war is coming.

Meanwhile, April O'Neil takes one step closer to the Turtles' world when she meets Casey Jones for the first time. And Dr. Baxter Stockman introduces Old Hob to his latest invention - the Mousers.

It's nice to see the Mousers, another piece of Turtles' lore, finding its way into the new series. Like Donatello, I'm having a little trouble with the the idea that fate has brought Hamato Yoshi and his four sons back together in their current forms in 21st Century New York, but then again this is a comic book about human-sized turtles who know Ninjutsu, so I'm willing to give it a chance.

The issue feels a little like filler as it spends most of its time setting up stories that will be told in the next few issues. Still, it opens with a pretty darn good action sequence and does give us the first appearance of the Mousers. Worth a look.

[IDW, $3.99]

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