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review 2017-05-07 00:54
Still loving this series
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol. 15: Leatherhead - Dave Wachter,Mateus Santolouco,Tom Waltz,Kevin Eastman

I wanted to finish this because I love the storyline, and I love the art.   I am still loving the story, as the world develops, and changes, and the characters change along with everything.   They grow, they make decisions that others don't agree with, but they all stay true to themselves while doing this.   Navigating what others expect, and want, and what they're willing to give is toughest for Michealangelo right now.   

 

He's not willing to accept their father's position as The Master of the Foot Clan, and so has moved out.   He teams up with his brothers in this volume, but he's clearly still torn: it's not as if he wants to be out on his own, but he just can't stand to be with the Foot Clan. 

 

And this is the origin story of Leatherhead, an exploration of Krang's island, where he had started to terraform the Earth, and has a storyline about Kitsune and Apolex, including some intrusion by another of her immortal family members.   And there's implications about Shredder, although Splinter catches on too fast for Kitsune to allow her to take Shredder's remains. 

 

I'm looking forward to the next volume, although I think I'll continue to read these in digital formats and get them on sale.   I'd also be willing to reread this series should anyone care to buddy read.

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review 2017-05-03 20:05
Last review from yesterday's reading
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 14: Order From Chaos - Tom Waltz,Kevin B. Eastman

And I loved this, too.   My reviews are skewing higher because while a hate read might be fun once in a while, if only because laughing at bad grammar, I enjoy these kinds of reads more.   And I'm narrowing down what I like and don't and reading those.   (Royals is kind of a hate read, but mostly because I'm emotionally invested in the characters before Ewing got his hands on them.   I want to see what happens.   So, yes, that will continue.)

 

I have 100% books I'm looking forward to today, though, and only two that didn't have codes, but I want my Transformers in paper, and will probably pick them up later on deep discount on Comixology or Amazon.   I also know that Batman doesn't, and won't, come in digital, but at the three dollar price point, I'm willing to put up with it because I also want my Tom King collection in paper, so you won't get some rant about Ewing/Cap/the things Marvel are doing later today!   (Unless I stumble upon something else online, because, yeah, that could happen again.)

 

Anyway, this book.   Fun times.  I forgot about The Foot being under Splinter's control, and I'm liking that it splinters the family.   Because of all of them, I see Michelangelo being the one to be like: no, this is wrong.   He walks away to protest and the other brothers stay.  It's also nice to see comics doing this in a way that isn't Civil War: IDW.  There's no gaslighting, shaming, or coercion.   Raphael remembers what it was like to be alone on the streets and goes to Mikey, to ask him if he's sure he's made the right decision.   When he emphatically says yes, Raph lets him know he'll always have a home.   Old Hob and his crew try to make a home for him, too.   Old Hob wants to swell his ranks, while others, like Slash, are genuinely friendly with him. And Pete, Sally, and the others get along with him as well.  Mikey is touched by their making him a cake, and by their acceptance, too.   If only Old Hob hadn't made one certain other  friend...

 

Meanwhile, Casey and April are going through a rough patch, and The Foot is trying to keep a lid on Kitsune, who is their prisoner.   (Or, as some argue, simply playing the prisoner.)   There's enough in this to appeal to a whole range of wants, but I personally found Mikey's story most interesting - and luckily for me, it was heavy on that.   (And I found what was going on with Casey and April, and Kitsune, interesting enough.   Not to mention the attempted coup within The Foot Clan.)

 

Eager to get to the next volume, which was the last I bought from the Comixology sale.   But for now?   More of my single issues.  I picked up a Swamp Thing somewhere, and have some old Spawns, that I want to read as well.   Maybe tomorrow I'll be up to reading on Viv again.

 

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review 2017-05-02 00:58
Goofy fun
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters - Erik Burnham,Dan Schoening,Tom Waltz

I thought this would be goofy, and just okay.   The art was highly stylized, to be goofy in a fun, animated type style, so that probably helped that assumption right along.   This was true to both franchises, but played with a situation where teleportation led to travel through dimensions.   

 

It's a fun concept, and not an original one.   One of my favorite Star Trek episodes is Mirror, Mirror which deals with this issue.  One of my favorite Transformers issues is my Timeline: Shattered Glass issue, partly because I bought two before I realized how rare they were and feel lucky to have gotten one much less two.   And partly because I love how extreme the world is, how brutal the Autobots are, and how good the Decepticons are.   

 

This was clearly just a mishap to have these two groups meet, and the author is well aware that it's just a plot device.   He wisely ignores too much about this, and while the science geeks geek out over how the turtles crossed over into another dimension, how to get back, and then focus on that, the others don't.   It's all in character, and the others simply fret about the evil god, Chi-You, that the Turtles have brought with them - and how to stop it using Ghostbuster methods, and means.    (Casey, their friend, has been possessed by Chi-You, which means that they're even less likely to stay.)

 

The non-science geek turtles don't ant to stay around, even though they know they have to leave - even though they know the way back is degrading.   The science geeks will take care of it - or they won't - and what use is them staying around when people are in danger?   It's their responsibility, and even if it hadn't been, they can't sit around when someone might get hurt.   

 

Mostly these two groups just riff on each other - and it is goofy.   And adorable.   And harmless fun.   And Janine and April O'Neill?   Get along more than I'd expect them to, and that?   That is also adorable.  Just what I needed yesterday night and this morning.  I actually need something like this again to cheer me up some more.

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text 2017-05-01 00:47
Reading progress update: I've read 78 out of 104 pages.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters - Erik Burnham,Dan Schoening,Tom Waltz

The Ghostbusters think the Turtles are kung fu martians when they first meet XD   

 

So much cuter than I expected. 

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review 2017-01-29 04:04
Batman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 - James TynionIV,Freddie Williams II

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 is a great setup for the series. I can't wait to read what happens next. 

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