Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #5 ★★★★☆

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Title: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #5
Authors: Peter Laird & Kevin Eastman
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Genre: Comics
Pages: 42
Words: 2.5K



Synopsis:

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).

My Thoughts:

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 🙂

Rating: 4 out of 5.

25 thoughts on “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #5 ★★★★☆

    1. Well, it all depends on if you take naps or not. So 30 to 60? Just make sure you’re a good little movie watcher or Santa Bookstooge won’t bring you the next volume AND he’ll revoke your riot and looting privileges!

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    1. I still cannot believe that got changed. I guess that was the 80/90’s version of woke’ism 😀

      I am happy to be enjoying these too. I was worried for an issue or two that it would turn out to be like Spawn and lead me down a path of no where but with all of this action I think I’m going to be ok 😀

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    1. No need to apologize. And you’re not the only one. My numbers for this whole month have dropped like a rock and since I know I haven’t written some patently offensive post, I think people were just not blogging/reading as much. Its how it goes, you know?

      I hope I continue to enjoy this series too. There are like 80 issues in this particular run, so that’s years of reading, hurray 😀

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  1. Great to see you found one that works for you. I hope that continues. Sometimes it seems we can more easily find that in back issues than with current ones, perhaps just because there are so many more back issues to choose from.

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    1. I think story telling was different. Modern world views have destroyed the very idea of good story telling and replaced it with either Message Preaching or Thrill-A-Minute meant to relentlessly push you on.
      Even my regular reading is going back as much as it is going forward 🙂

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