Story: Ian Flynn
Art: Chad Thomas
Backup Story: Caleb Goellner and Dave Alvarez
Colours: Heather Breckel
Letters: Shawn Lee
Edits: Bobby Curnow
I have complained a couple of times in my last few reviews of this series. I felt it started well but then devolved into the usual patronising fare that this kind of series based on tv shows does. We have another change in writer for this issue and it’s done the trick as this is the best issue since #2 so I hope Ian Flynn gets a wee run so that we can get some consistency on the book. Flynn has set up a very interesting plot with Shredder finally losing his rag with his minions and decides that two teams, one consisting of Rahzar and Fishface, the other Bebop and Rocksteady must bring the Turtles to him. The successful team will remain in his employ and the others will meet a terrible fate. It makes for a fun story as the bumbling numpties are trying to outsmart each other and come up with the best way to catch the Turtles.
Chad Thomas is an artist who is well known to Turtle fans by now and he’s great, I really do enjoy his style. It has the tv show aesthetic but enough of his own style to seem authentic and has personality. It’s coloured by Heather Breckel who also does a good job in what is an action packed and colourful issue. Chad Thomas is someone I would be more than happy to stay on this series for as long as it runs, he really does a great job and his style suits the comic perfectly.
All in all we’re back on the right track with a very strong issue that contains plenty of meaningful action, comedy and a good cliffhanger to keep us wanting more. More of this please.