Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #116

The latest issue of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is out this week from IDW Publishing. Here are my thoughts.

It’s the battle of the bands… of the century! As Jennika decides whether she weighs harmony over revenge, a musical brawl of epic proportions against Bebop and Rocksteady will have major ramifications on time itself!

Sophie Campbell (Author, Artist, Cover Artist) Ronda Pattison (Colorist)

The big build-up to the battle of the bands!

I think this issue links nicely with the most recent Jennika mini-series. It really shows the community in which the turtles have now found themselves. Looking at it now, it’s a new situation for them. Usually they are in the shadows, and this new status quo allows them to be out in the open.

Jennika looking for her band is the most of this issue. And there are some surprising and unique additions. I like how this side of it all plays out – I’m looking forward to seeing how this all plays out in comic book form.

The brothers using their skills and speaking to their friends is an interesting point. It shows all of their styles and their strengths. There is the additional part with Michaelangelo which ensures we don’t forget what else is happening.

There is a little time-travel too. With questions and some vague answers. I like the hints given towards Leo, and the rest of the answers. The fact that the timeline is in flux gives some hope for the future, and for changing things for the better. We can only hope.

In all this was an enjoyable issues, with a good sense of the group involved.

You can get Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #116 from IDW Publishing digitally on Amazon/ComiXology.

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