Monday, December 23, 2013

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #29

Beaten, battered, and broken, the Turtles exile from New York City begins with a trip to April's family farm in Northampton. The journey not only allows the Turtles time to rest and lick their wounds, and for Leonardo to come to terms with Shredder's brainwashing, but also for April to spend some time with her parents (which may also hold some important answers for the Turtles as well).

Splinter, the Turtles, Casey, and April aren't the only ones who make the trip north as a former Foot lieutenant decides to stowaway with them. With Leonardo's mind still far from right I'm going to be very interested to see what Alopex's true motives are and whether the arctic fox becomes a friend and ally to the Turtles.

From Leonardo and Raphael's continued squabbling, and Leo's refusal to accept Splinter's commands, it's obvious there's much healing to be done over the next few months but the tale April's parents have to tell may give the Turtles yet another reason for returning home sooner than planned. Worth a look.

[IDW, $3.99]

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