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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #91 Review - Treading Water

Updated: Oct 14, 2020

Tom Waltz (Writer) •Michael Dialynas (Pencils)

Ronda Pattison (Colorist) • Michael Dialynas (Cover Artists)

IDW Publishing (Publisher)

I wanna say that this issue was great but it's not. The comic is a continuation of the last issue and there aren't a lot of surprises. Karai and her crew interact with our heroes and we get more of the character development that the series is known for.

Nothing here is bad I just wish there was more forward momentum. The issue is ultimately skippable. There's a scene in the issue with Agent Bishop and Metalhead that should have been folded into the last issue and the rest of the comic feels like filler.

If you've read the TMNT Macro-Series even the cliffhanger is something you saw coming. The only thing that got a chuckle out of me was confirmation that Daredevil is Michelangelo's favorite superhero. If you're a longtime fan of the Turtles that was a nice Easter Egg.

The art isn't all that interesting either but to Michael Dialyna's credit there isn't any real action here so he doesn't really get much to do.

This may be the weakest issue of TMNT I've reviewed to date. I'm excited about the #100 milestone but the decompression really kills the pacing for me. Hopefully, we don't have too many filler issues because this one was a bit of a letdown.

Rating 6.75/10