Saturday, November 30, 2013

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: New Animated Adventures #5

When Fishface attacks a cruise ship looking to get his hands on his former partner-in-crime Victor Sousa, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Donatello show up to save the day. For the first time the Turtles find themselves fighting the fish-mutant in water, and Fishface turns out to be far more trouble in his natural habitat.

Raphael questions putting their own lives on the line to save a gangster (which turns out to be prophetic as Victor eventually turns on his would-be rescuers). Although the ship is sunk, the Turtles eventually are able to stop Fishface and turn Victor over to the police allowing Leo to show his brother that saving a criminal doesn't mean letting him go free.

Of the characters created for the new animated show, Fishface is one of the oddest. I haven't been the biggest fan of his, but Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: New Animated Adventures #5 uses the setting to the character's advantage, making him a credible threat given the circumstances the Turtles find themselves in. Worth a look.

[IDW, $3.99]

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