Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #94, IDW Publishing

With fantastic supporting characters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #94 (IDW Publishing) delivers sharp, riveting jabs of suspense with its newest story arc. As “City at War” continues, the TMNT series teases the popular franchise with an upcoming battle between good and evil. 

“City at War, Part 2.” As battle lines are drawn in the criminal underworld of New York City, Old Hob takes his mission to the next level, and he’ll have unexpected help from one of the TMNT!

Here are 5 reasons why you should get Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #94:

5) What Happened Before!

The Turtles and Mutanimals are having a difficult time dealing with Slash’s sacrifice. While Slash’s murderer, Agent Bishop, is still out there, he plots his return, Karai makes a surprising decision as Splinter questions his leadership within the Foot Clan. Surprising everyone, Karai drove her blade straight into Jennika. 

4) The Writing!

From a story by Kevin Eastman and Bobby Curnow, writer Tom Waltz explores the consequences of Karai’s actions. Are the Turtles ready to become as ruthless as Jennika in order to strike back? With Jennika’s heartbeat fading, does this mean all hope is lost? Shawn Lee’s lettering hones in on the emotional turmoil within the Turtles as they consider making some dark decisions. 

3) The Artwork!

Artis Dave Wachter captures the shock, anger, and fear on the Turtles’ expressions as they hurry Jennika into the emergency room. Interestingly, notice the anger Donnie has on his face as he recounts the events to April. There is fear on Michelangelo’s face as he feels the helplessness of the situation. 

2) The Colors!

Interestingly, colorist Ronda Pattison uses a lot of gray tones in the backgrounds. This really makes the red tones pop out, especially with Jennika bleeding. In the panel, notice the shadows and black colors surrounding Splinter’s body. 

1) A Gripping Read!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #94 is a worthy installment that adds so much suspense and excitement, leading to a shocking cliffhanger. The “City at War” takes a major turn as we start heading towards the #100 issue milestone.



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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #94 arrives in stores on May 29th 2019.

By Jorge Solis

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