Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #94 Review
• IDW Publishing (Publisher) • Recommend (Hell Yes)
I flirted with reviewing TMNT #94-95 together since I was late (As Usual) but decided to review the issues separately since there was so much going on in this issue.
The cliffhanger for #93 was pretty severe with Jennika being stabbed by Karai in a double cross and bleeding out.
This issue covers the aftermath of the event and the escalation of the city at war story arc.
The adage is that Pressure Bursts Pipes and the Turtles are getting pressure from all sides as they deal with multiple wars progressing on multiple fronts.
In the midst of all of this turmoil, Raph decides that he's tired of being reactive to all of the events happening around him and decides to join up with Old Hob and the Mutanimals. The Mutanimals are technically the most well-armed faction involved in the conflict right now with the exception Earth protection force.
I read a lot of comics books. Few comics are as exciting as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the City At War arc is right now.
There is a two-page conversation in this issue of Leonardo giving Splinter a call and those pages are just as intense as anything else going on in the issue. In short the comic is excellent.
Dave Wachter and Ronda Pattison also do an incredible job with art direction. Nothing feels wasted or boring. We see what we need to see and the story moves forward. It's very efficient storytelling and a marked improvement from just a few issues ago. Also, this cover is probably the best rendition of The Mutanimals we've ever seen. I'd love to have this print or have the original art on my wall. This is a highly recommended comic and one of the best comics you'll read this week.