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Joshua Desjardins

Joshua Desjardins

I was extremely excited to have been given the chance to review this series.  As a major fan of the current film prequels, and with about 10 years between Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, there is plenty of time to explore each character's past.  And, after reading Dawn of the Planet of the Apes #2, I can tell that creating a storyline between the two films is exactly what this six-part comic book series has set out to do. 

They’re baaaaaack!  No. I’m not talking about The Walking Dead (although February can’t come soon enough . . .). So, who you gonna call instead?  That’s right! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, of course! 

I'm a huge Ninja Turtles fan! HUGE! So, when I got word that my very first comic book review, let alone the first comic book I've read since I was 9 years old (Go easy on me, fellow nerds.), would be a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle comic, needless to say that I was excited. I was like a kid in a candy store . . . on Christmas Day . . . in Disney World.

MINOR SPOILERS BELOW

I'm a sucker for friendship. Maybe that's because my friends mean everything to me.  Don't get me wrong, I love my family and all, but friends are the people who are there for you when family isn't.  However rarely or frequently your family can't be there to support you, good friends who will be are hard to come by.  Thus, I say it again; I'm a sucker for friendship.  So, naturally, Guardians of the Galaxy was like my life mantra.

SPOILERS BELOW

(Although I don't intend to give away the entire plot, I may mention key events in the movie that some readers may want to be surprised by.)

I'm not gonna lie. I went to see the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie with low expectations.  In doing so, the movie didn't turn out to be half bad.  And, as a huge TMNT fan growing up, that's saying something.  Allow me to give you my thoughts about what worked and what didn't work, and then feel free to argue with me in the comments below.

What is this, villains week?! This is the second comic book I've read all week that showcased only villains. I'm certainly not complaining, but as a new reader to the comic book realm, I expected more heroes to be slicing and dicing. Yet, it's nice to see that writers and artists also give more depth to even their evilest of characters . . . which is why I'm glad I read up on Issue #4 in the Star Wars: Darth Maul - Son of Dathomir series.

I must admit, I jumped into Star Wars: Legacy without knowing what I was getting myself into.  But, I will say that I'm glad I did. 

Turtles. Time travel. And, Triceraton. Oh my!

This is my first read of the Annual Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle comic books, and I must say, it was weird.  But, a good weird. 

I'm not gonna lie. When I first asked to review this comic book, I was prepared to read a new story based on Disney's Finding Nemo, but boy am I glad I made such a mistake, because Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland was one of the most beautiful comic books I've ever read!

I am so happy to report that I just finished reading one of the coolest comic books ever! I admit that, at first, I thought the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time storyline would be lame, but it was anything but. In this, the 3rd issue of the Turtles in Time installment, writer Erik Burnham has our 4 heroes fighting alongside pirates. How cool is that!?

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