Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #31

The Turtles' Northampton retreat continues as April gets a spunky new hairdo, a still-confused Leonardo takes an important first-step into returning to his role as the Turtles' leader, and Raphael finally accepts Alopex into the family, at least until Shredder's new warriors led by Koya find them.

I'm hoping the bridge built between Raphael and Alopex, who I very much enjoy together, isn't so quickly burned down as the Turtle is quick to blame Shredder's former soldier for leading the Foot Clan's assassins to the group.

Other than the first appearance of Koya, who we should be seeing much more of next issue, and April's haircut, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #31 is most notable for Leonardo accepting the blue mask from Splinter and taking his place alongside his brothers yet again. Now we see if Shredder's training, with the abscence of the brainwashing, has made Leonardo a more fierce warrior or if this too will take time. Worth a look.

[IDW, $3.99]

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