Published: August 31st, 2012
Written by: Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz
Art by: Dan Duncan, Mat Santolouco
Based on: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird
IDW Publishing, 104 Pages
Since I was impressed by the first volume in the rebooted Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series by IDW and original creator, Kevin Eastman, I had to quickly jump into the second chapter of this long-running series to see if the momentum would maintain.
Short answer: it did!
In fact, this is even better than the first installment, as it builds off of the origin of the characters and then goes further back into who Splinter was, as well as Shredder, who hadn’t yet appeared.
This also introduces Krang and helps to setup his story and what appears to be conflict with Shredder and his Foot Clan. So unlike the cartoon and the stories most fans are familiar with, Shredder and Krang aren’t on the same page here. And frankly, that makes this really interesting.
Like the previous volume, I enjoyed the art style and it just looks and feels right, aesthetically. Especially, for those of us who enjoyed the original Turtles comic stories.
This series has been really good, thus far, and I can’t wait to jump into the third volume, which I’d imagine I’ll do in the next week or so.
Pairs well with: the rest of IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles run.