Reviews of some of the digital comics available from IDW Publishing
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #50
The epic conclusion to over four-years worth of storylines! The Turtles stand against Shredder for one final battle that will determine the fate of NYC, and the world, for years to come!
Wow! This is #50 and concludes nearly all of the storylines of 4 years worth of TMNT. This is extra big and has some ramifications going forward for the four brothers. There is a nice bittersweet ending with some excellent flashbacks from the past of Shredder and Splinter as they fight their final battle. All the characters have a look in, with the epilogue adding something a little extra for the story. It also gives us a way looking forward, with the future looking a little brighter for all of the characters.
An excellent read!
Sherlock Holmes: The Seven-Per-Cent Solution #3
Holmes and Watson have arrived in Vienna in the hopes of treating Holmes’ addiction, but soon find themselves grappling with something they didn’t expect: a mystery! The adaptation of the best-selling novel continues!
This Holmes story starts an investigation finally as Holmes gets over his addiction with cocaine! For the real mystery to start in issue #3 is strange, but it fits here, as there has been so much to deal with between Holmes (Sherlock), Holmes (Mycroft) and Watson. The mystery is only just starting here, but seems to be a traditional piece of intrigue involving the higher-ups within the European elite.
It’s a good read, and the lingering doubt over Holmes and his cocaine habit is lingering in the background.
In the near future, when the drug-addled heir of a genetic-engineering company begins to investigate his company’s murky past, he discovers he is the catalyst in a terrifying global event that will transform him and forever alter the course of human evolution.
Boy-1 comes to it’s penultimate issue, and it feels like there is still too much story to tell for just one issue to be left. Don’t get me wrong – there is a lot of discovery here, and there are some new characters as we find out some recent history and the companies deals and creations. It’s an interesting read, with some genetics and interesting points. The whole story is a mystery, but it looks as though we’re going to find out next month!