Sunday, June 22, 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time #1 Review

Written by: Paul Allor
Art by: Ross Campbell
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 18, 2014

Fun in a Half Shell

First off, I know that TMNT is not a DC comic.  Second, I don't care.  Eric and myself have come to an agreement that some things go beyond who publishes it. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is one of those things.  Add in the fact that this is the start of a mini series with ties to one of our favorite video games of all-time and it's a no-brainer.  So, without further ado, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time #1.

I love having fun, I love the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and I love Dinosaurs.  Paul Allor and Ross Campbell give the reader all three and more.  This book exists to make fans smile.  It comes on the heels of the TMNT Annual...well, actually it doesn't.  That book isn't out yet, but Allor even gets a great joke about that in the beginning into.  This book is truly out of time.

It doesn't matter that the Annual hasn't come out yet or if you are reading the regular IDW book.  In fact, you really don't have to know much at all.  The story is pretty self explanatory and Allor does such a good job with the Turtles' characterizations that everyone with even a simple knowledge of them will feel right at home.  They will also smile the whole time they are reading it.

The Turtles have run into time traveler, Renet and end up in Prehistoric Times.  Enough said.  They hit the ground running and find themselves at odds with the "locals"  The dialogue between the Turtles is spot on and that combined with the slap stick action is hilarious.  Allor's script is so fast paced and fun that you'll be surprised how quick you burn through the issue.

Of course, there are some pretty cool guest stars as well.  We get what amounts to an origin story of a pretty important group of beings and also get the cutest sidekick possibly ever.  Pepperoni is the break out star of this book already and when Raphael puts a mask on the little dinosaur, there isn't a heart in this World that won't melt.

Ross Campbell's art may be the cutest art ever and complements the smiles that the script is already giving.  The Turtles look great, the dinosaurs are incredible and Pepperoni is so adorable.

Bits and Pieces:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time #1 is a great book to read if you want some unabashed fun and hilarity.  Everything is fun from Paul Allor's fast paced script to Ross Campbell's cartoony art.  Anyone with even the slightest interest in the Turtles needs to read this book.  Highly Recommended.


1 comment:

  1. Finally something not DC!! It be awesome if U did Marvel..they have amazing comics right now, and would love to see ur reviews!!