Building on the blocks of the previous issue. Here is my thoughts on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #108 from IDW Publishing.
The Turtles are trapped by a fearsome new mutant foe with seemingly no way of escape. Their friends make a last-ditch attempt to save the Turtles, but will secrets in City Hall spell salvation or doom?Sophie Campbell (Author) Ronda Pattison (Colorist) Nelson Daniel (Artist, Cover Artist)
The Turtle’s adventures in the sewers don’t go well – they are caught by the Slithery.
Things do get worked out in a way though. The kids are rescued and a way of dealing with the mutant eel is sorted. It’s interesting, because, like the turtles, it is a mutated eel – not a person. This makes things harder in the decision making process for the turtles.
I like that it leaves this part of the story open – it may come back to cause a problem for them in the future – or aid them.
Meanwhile Stockman is being the creep that we know he is – using the mousers to spy and contain Mutant Town. His clashes with April are very interesting, and they will hit a boiling point soon. She does have a good compromise, and it seems a good idea.
There are some other good seeds sown here – the thought of some local government in Mutant Town is one that could be interesting – and problematic if Hob gets hold of it. Plus there is whatever Stockman is really up to….
This was a good issue, dealing with the new status quo and the Turtles work well together.