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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #108 Review - My Favorite Series has Fallen Off

Sophie Campbell (Writer) • Nelson Daniel (Pencils) • Ronda Pattison (Colorist)

IDW Publishing (Publisher) • Get it Now from Comixology

TMNT #108 brings the "Slithery" arc to a close. Questions are raised and answered and we get further insight into what the hell is going on with Baxter Stockman.

There isn't any urgency to the plot or its advancement. The art continues to improve as the arc goes on but its still not great or enough to slow my growing apathy with the current direction of the series. I've reviewed every issue of TMNT since issue #80 and I'm nearly at the point of dropping the title from my pull list. The book isn't horrible but it feels wrong and I'm not even looking forward to new releases anymore. It's also pretty annoying when you get a TMNT comic and the guys aren't even on the cover.

Sophie Campbell can be a great writer but I feel that she's just winging it right now. On top of the mediocre writing, the once tight editing for the series is gone as the dialogue gets mixed up again and Leo once again gets mixed up with Mikey.

I'll stick around for a few more issues but if the series continues to meander I may have to drop TMNT from the review schedule altogether in 2021. I hate posting shallow reviews but there isn't really much here to talk about and even if I did go in-depth I'd just be wasting your time. If you're a fan of the series you may be interested for completionist purposes. For everyone else you aren't really missing anything right now.

Rating: 7/10