Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #34

The latest issue of IDW's current Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles run introduces the beloved character of Metalhead seen in both the original and current cartoon. Choosing the make the Turtle-shaped robot created by Harold after his run-in with Baxter Stockman, Metalhead is introduced to Donatello, April, and Angel for the first time when the robot goes haywire and starts attacking them.

Redesigned to give the robot a vehicle mode, which is kinda spiffy, Metalhead proves more than a match for Donnie and is only stopped by Angel borrowing Harod's Exo-Suit (shocking the scientist and playing on the comic's long-running theme of characters being more than they initially appear).

Given the damage the robot sustains it may be a few issues before we see Metalhead return, but his introduction continues to deepen and enrich the current landscape of the Turtles and should please fans of various earlier versions of the character. Worth a look.

[IDW, $3.99]

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