We all have a favourite Ninja Turtle, mine is, was and always will be Donatello, from his superior intellect to his awesome skills with the bo staff, Donatello has been my favourite. Unfortunately for me this issue begins with him shot multiple times and left for dead.
Donny is not the only turtle to get badly hurt as the cover (more than) hints at Raphael is permanently scarred by a blast to the face.
On their 18th birthdays the turtles are attacked and splinter kidnapped by a female ninja and a pair of cyborgs. With Donny and Ralph badly hurt its up to Leo and Mikey to save their sensei.
The action doesn’t stop from page one and at times it feels very busy and cluttered. With the turtles are wearing red as in the original comics its hard to tell them apart when they’re not holding their weapons, it has a very 90’s feel to the art when the female ninja shows up wearing little more than a silk ribbon as a suit, her long legs, cleavage and exposed behind she looks like she has stepped out of any number of comics from the mid 90’s.
This is not your childhood TMNT comic, this is a much more adult book, the opening page of Donatello being brutally shot and Leonardo decapitating one of the cyborgs are the only evidence one needs to keep this out of the hands of younger fans.
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