Two comics reviewed this week from IDW Publishing!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Universe #15
‘Karai’s Path,’ part 4 of 4. Tokyo is ablaze as a gang war spirals out of control. Karai returns with a secret weapon, but will she choose a path of peace or war? And what will that choice mean for the TMNT?
Erik Burnham – Writer
Sophie Campbell – Artist
Freddie Williams II – Cover Artist
Karai’s path reaches a satisfying conclusion as things are all worked out. For now! What this means for the Turtles, I’m sure we will discover in the future. This was a fun conclusion, with Karai taking a piece of the gang boss who sent on this quest to die. The combination of Karai and her new team behind her, will make her a force to be reckoned with! I enjoyed the art and the pacing in this issue and the back and forths between the characters worked really well. The Art is crisp and has some excellent colours.
Kora had his own path and it looks like he’s found that – it was hinted in the main story and then fleshed out in the back up which completes his arc.
Half Past Danger II: Dead To Reichs #2
Agent Moss is back and she’s about to drop one hell of a Bombshell. The team reels at this revelation and realize that there’s only one man they can turn to as a result: the enigmatic ninja Ishikawa Minamoto.
Stephen Mooney – Writer, Artist, Cover Artist
Agent Moss’s return has ruffled a few feathers. OK, a lot of feathers and this issue has her doing a lot of explaining! It’s a convincing story – as is the other story she has given to keep John on the leash. The question being is – how much can we trust her? The team are worried about getting burned, and it seems that they may need her. She needs them too, as the Germans are developing a vaccine to the virus with the Japanese, which means they need a living Dinosaur – Spot!
Things go badly for the team, and it looks like we may have a bigger dino problem!
I like this issue, the art continues to be slick, with some excellent scenes, both close up and some landscapes in Japan. This issue was a little wordy, but there needed to be more in it to explain. Roll on next month!