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An entertaining combination of action and comedy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #82 (IDW Publishing) is a smashing fun read with a memorable and hilarious one-liner. With each issue, the TMNT series manages to take the popular franchise into new territory.
In the second part of Kingdom of Rats, The Rat King’s sinister influence continues to spread. New York City’s most vulnerable are at a high level risk! The Turtles search out the Rat King’s family in a desperate attempt to find a way to stop him!
Here are 5 reasons why you should get Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #82:
5) What Happened Before!
#NCBD is May 16, and you are all invited to a bodacious party at #ToadBaron‘s Den of Delights in #TMNT #82 #KingdomOfRats Part 2! Bring an appetite for ACTION and FUN! @IDWPublishing @kevineastman86 @thedisastrix @DaveWachter @rleep @robutoid pic.twitter.com/QotUwNVrRb
— Tom Waltz (@TomWaltz) May 12, 2018
Kingdom of Rats presented the return of the Rat King. Though there is a rift between them, Leonardo and Splinter had a frightening prophecy of the Rat King’s sinister plan. Unfortunately, the Turtles were pulled away on another mission.
4) The Kingdom Of Rats!
From a story by Kevin Eastman and Bobby Curnow, writer Tom Waltz opens up with a laugh-out-loud action sequence that involves the Turtles and Toad Baron’s minions. Shawn Lee’s lettering adds to the slapsticky and animated scene with Mikey’ s witty humor. As the Turtles gain knowledge about their enemy’s family history, Rat King has taken a step further in his terrifying plans.
3) The Artwork!
Artist Dave Watcher delivers a subtly emotional sequence that involves Splinter and his new protege, Jennika. With both characters in the same scene, notice how Splinter has to act as a teacher and a parent. It’s really different now that Splinter acts as a surrogate father to a daughter.
2) The Colors!
Notice how colorist Ronda Pattison highlights the blue and purple tones in the city’s nighttime sky. The green shades of the turtles’ skin stand out in the light brownish backgrounds.
1) A Hilarious Read!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #83 cover art. pic.twitter.com/nSqg4dDfvP
— Dave Wachter (@DaveWachter) April 13, 2018
Overall, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #82 delivers a strong dose of humor in its newest storyline. With that cliffhanger at the last page, I love where this story is going!
Three out of Four Emojis
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #82 arrives in stores on May 16th, 2018.