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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Amazing Adventures: Robotanimals Issue 1 Comic Book Review


“Robotanimals” is a fun but flawed new mini-series.

Based on the current Nickelodeon “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” animated series, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Amazing Adventures- Robotanimals” is a new series from IDW and writer Caleb Goellner. So far, the story finds the villainous Baxter Stockman plotting to turn mutants into robotic mutants. Baxter has his sights set on the Mutanimals hideout which is comprised of reformed baddies like Slash, Leatherhead, Muckman, etc. Baxter approaches them and pretends to want to be apart of their group, but we all know what his plans really are. Naturally, Michelangelo, Donatello, Raphael and Leonardo are all suspicious of Baxter’s change of heart.

Going into this mini-series I was a bit skeptical given that I have been rather underwhelmed by the latest Nickelodeon TMNT series from what I have seen. Thankfully, my fears were put to rest when I was surprised to see a plethora of characters that I grew up with both in animated and toy form. To me, it was really entertaining to see the Mutanimals characters as I always thought a lot of them were underused in the past.

Storywise, the plot of this new mini-series isn’t much to ride home about however. The plot is fairly limited in that it’s a standard “Baxter is up to no good” story and I’m not sure how it exactly warrants a 3 issue mini-series. As a one shot (or an episode for that matter), it would be perfect, but by the end of issue one, it felt like the plot had already been exhausted.

The work here by artist Chad Thomas is worth celebrating. Not only does the art evoke the animated series quite well, but the character designs and action panels look spot on.


June 9, 2017 - Posted by | Book review | , , ,

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