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Title: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #5
Authors: Peter Laird & Kevin Eastman
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
The Boys materialize on a different planet right in the middle of a firefight between some security goons and a robot named Honeycutt. They escape with Honeycutt as he has the knowledge of creating another Transmat. Unfortunately, Honeycutt is kidnapped by the Triceratons (triceratop aliens in space suits) and there is a running battle between the Federal Troops (the security goons) and the gun wielding triceratops. The boys manage to sneak aboard the spaceship of the Triceratons and the issue ends with the ship docking at a mobile weaponized asteroid and the cargo bay they are in being depressurized (hence they’re running out of air).
Having a color cover is really nice. I hadn’t realized how much of a difference it made until I compared this one to the previous one. The insides are still Number 2 pencil in black and white though.
The story is great and while I’d normally rant or complain about the extreme ramp in the action (I mean, we’re only in the 5th issue and we’re already on another world?), it just worked. The pacing carried on from the previous issue and it felt good.
Then you have Triceratops in spacesuits that are some kind of commando warriors. Reminded me of the Judoon from the tv series Dr Who. I’ve included a page here because I think they just look cool.
I feel like I’ve made that “connection” to this comic that is needed for a long term commitment to it. I’m happy about that as without it this series would have gone down the same path as Silver Sable or even Spawn. No need to do that to myself again! I’m looking forward to the next issue already 🙂