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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Comic Book Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Enemies Old, Enemies New (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #2) by Kevin Eastman & Tom Waltz, Illustrated by Dan Duncan & Mateus Santolouco



Title: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Enemies Old, Enemies New
Series: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #2
Authors: Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz
Illustrators: Dan Duncan, Mateus Santolouco
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Publication Date: May 24, 2016
Pages: 104
Genres: Comic Book, Trade Paperback, Graphic Novel, Fiction, Young Adult, Superhero
Source: ARC from publisher
Rating: 2 out of 5

I received this book for free from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis
The Turtles learn the amazing story of their previous lives, and begin their journey as a true team of brothers! Meanwhile, Baxter Stockman unveils a deadly new strategy for capturing them, just as General Krang arrives in New York demanding results!

My Review
I have always loved the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Ever since I was five years old, when the television show debuted in the 1980s. My younger brother and I were obsessed with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. We had all of the action figures and toys, which we played with extensively. The original television cartoon series and the original movies from the early 1990s will always hold a special place in my heart.

This story definitely has some redeeming qualities, but I am sorry to say that it fell a little short with me. I enjoyed some of the backstory, but the way that it was relevant to the present in the story did not sit well with me. I just didn't like the idea at all. I can see how the concept could work for new fans of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but it didn't mesh well for an old school fan such as myself. The artwork was okay, but I wasn't overly impressed with it. 

I did enjoy seeing each of the turtles' personality throughout the story. I was glad that their personalities seemed to match up with those of the original turtles. I also enjoyed seeing some background for Casey Jones. He is a character that I have always loved. 

Although this story did not work for me personally, it certainly has merit. I would definitely give it a shot. I think that this story would be great for new fans. It is also a interesting take for older fans. 

If you have read this trade paperback, what did you think? If you are a fan of comic books, what is your favorite?

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