Reviews: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Transformers: Galaxies

Some thoughts on the latest issue of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – as we get towards #100 and new series Transformers: Galaxies

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #98

“City at War,” Part 6. As power in New York City’s underworld is consolidated, the populace goes to the polls to potentially elect Baxter Stockman as Mayor. A devastating act will change the city forever, and Raphael must choose which side he’s on! A pivotal issue with major events that will change the course of TMNT history!

Tom Waltz – Writer
Kevin Eastman – Writer, Variant Cover Artist
Michael Dialynas – Artist, Variant Cover Artist
Dave Watcher – Cover Artist
Gabriele Dell’Otto – Variant Cover Artist
Oliver Castaneda – Variant Cover Artist

Hun gets an offer, and it looks like we’re going to see the old Hun. It was expected in a way, but I like the way this was done.
Splinter tries some reasoning, and it looks like we’re past all of that – things look bleak for him. I like the portrayal of Splinter – he’s really trying to end this nicely, but I don’t think it will work!
Hun gets a new role, and that, along with his team is going to be a gut punch for the TMNT and the others – I wonder if that will be the downfall for the agency though!
Hob has ramped up the problems for everyone, and this is going to really cause some problems.
Finally we return to Splinter and the addition of another who is linked to the TMNT and more problems!
Issue #100 is going to be amazing!!!

Transformers: Galaxies #1

Cybertron, a planet of vast beauty and extraordinary cities, wasn’t always so perfect. After the War Against the Threefold Spark, Cybertron was decimated, and new bots-the Constructicons-emerged to help rebuild it grander and more amazing than ever before. But where are these bots now? Why have they been erased from Cybertron’s history? And what are they planning to do about it? Find out in “Constructicons Rising,” Part One!

Tyler Bleszinski – Writer
Livio Ramondelli – Artist, Cover Artist
Clayton Crain – Variant Cover Artist
Nick Roche – Variant Cover Artist
Casey Coller – Variant Cover Artist
George Caltsoudas – Variant Cover Artist

Spinning off the main series (which is excellent) we get to see Transformers across the stars. This issue (re)introduces the Constructicons. We also get to meet Wheeljack and his role in rebuilding. It’s an interesting read, we these transformers with a singular purpose. This then links into something else of Transformer lore – combiners. Worth checking out and adds to the rise of the Decepticons!

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