Here are some thoughts on the latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Macroseries with Raphael and Ducktales #15 from IDW Publishing
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Macroseries #4
Kevin Eastman – Writer, Artist, Variant Cover Artist
David Petersen – Cover Artist
Ryan Brown – Variant Cover Artist
Raphael is pushed to his breaking point as he is separated from his brothers and forced to endure an onslaught from the nefarious Bishop unlike anything he has experienced in the past! Oversized action from TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman, who scripts and does layouts, with inks by Ben Bishop! An important turning point for Raphael that will have long-lasting repercussions!
Raphael gets his own issue now, and this is pretty much non-stop. Always the hothead, Raph is targeted by agent Bishop. There is a real good look at the rage in Raphael in this issue. He fights his way through a lot of people. It almost gets the better of him too.
The beginning is good, showing the lighter side of him with Casey and just enjoying himself. Casey seems like the one who can really connect and understand him – more so than his brothers.
What comes next is a grab of Raph, with him fighting the drugs and also bringing up a lot of his past. We often forget Raph’s origin is a little different to the other brothers, so he has that outsider feel. He also linked up with others around the city.
An excellent issue!
Steve Behling – Writer
Gianfranco Florio – Artist
Marco Ghiglione – Cover Artist
Join us for a special two-part tale of mystery, mayhem, and technological terror as we present ‘The Greatest Invention He’s Never Had’ Parts 1 and 2! It’s 20 pulse-pounding pages of action and suspense as Scrooge and company must deal with one of Gyro Gearloose’s unstable inventions after things (unsurprisingly) get out of hand!
“The Greatest Invention He’s Never Had!” is a full length story in this issue. There’s a bit of competition between Scrooge and Glomgold and it’s now on reality TV. It’s going viral and the competition between them has really ramped up!
This started off slower, but things really ramped up. No reason is given for the threat revealing itself, but I suppose that’s the way things are!
Not a bad issue, but I think they should stick to two short stories in this series!