Thursday, January 16, 2020

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #101

Despite their recent victory, there is little for the Turtles to celebrate. It's been months since the events of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #100. Manhattan has been cordoned off from the outside world renamed Mutant Town by its inhabitants. The Turtles has gone their separate ways with Leonardo looking inward, Michelangelo pulling back from the world, Raphael hitting the rooftops on a nightly basis, and Donatello (who narrates the issue) contemplating what might be next for the characters.

Donnie's narration leads us through the city to check-in with several characters including Alopex who has put down her weapons to open a shelter in Mutant Town and all of the recently mutated who find themselves trapped within the walls. Finding a new purpose, Alopex is one of the only characters that doesn't feel lost (even April seems to be disconnected from the larger world) and Jennika is in desperate search of family and belonging that is decidedly lacking between her fellow Turtles since the death of Splinter. The question is, what exactly will break the Turtles out of their malaise and reunite them once more? Worth a look.

[IDW, $3.99]

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