TMNT: The Armageddon Game – The Alliance #2 Micro-Review – The Art of Exposition

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TMNT The Armageddon Game the Alliance 2, cover, December 2022, Roi Mercado, William SoaresTITLE: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Armageddon Game – The Alliance #2
AUTHORS: Will Robson, Erik Burnham
ARTISTS: 
Robson, Roi Mercado, Andrew Dalhouse (Colorist), William Soares (Colorist), Shawn Lee (Letterer), Neil Uyetake (Letterer). Cover by Mercado & Soares.

RELEASED: December 14, 2022

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

There’s a lot of expositing going on here. We start off with a monologue from Casey Jones that goes on for three pages. Then the Punk Frogs exposit fairly heavily. Then for our back-up we have a mostly one-sided dialogue between Casey and Karai that goes over her situation.

In terms of Casey, I found myself wishing they’d found another, quicker way to get that information to us. As for the expositing overall, the scope of this Armageddon Game story is just THAT big that we need to constantly be reminded of what’s going on with everybody….

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A TMNT #129 Micro-Review – Hovering Near Horror

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TMNT 129, cover, 2022, Pablo TunicaTITLE: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #129
AUTHORS: Sophie Campbell, Kevin Eastman & Tom Waltz (Story Consultants)
ARTISTS:
Tony Gregori, Ronda Pattison (Colorist), Shawn Lee (Letterer). Cover by Pablo Tunica.

RELEASED: May 25, 2022

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

That cover, while very well done, isn’t indicative of what’s in this issue. If it were my choice, I’d have depicted a fight between the Turtles and the Punk Frogs.

Raph and Casey Jones get into a scuffle here that’s very well written, and true to both characters.

I like the detail Tony Gregori puts into Dr. Barlow and his mutant creations. He’s not going for a horror vibe, necessarily. But he’s not far removed from it.

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A TMNT #125 Micro-Review – Going Punk

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TMNT 125, cover, 2022, Pablo TunicaTITLE: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #125
AUTHORS: Sophie Campbell, Kevin Eastman & Tom Waltz (Story Consultants)
ARTISTS:
Pablo Tunica, Ronda Pattison (Colorist), Shawn Lee (Letterer)

RELEASED: January 19, 2022

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

I feel a little bad. I had actually forgotten all about the Punk Frogs, and their place in TMNT lore. But low and behold, here they are looking more punk than ever.

I’m such a stickler about the way the Turtles are drawn. Specifically how their heads and faces are structured. That being said, I’m a fan of how Pablo Tunica draws them. Here’s hoping he sticks around for awhile.

There’s a nice, subtle reference to the 1990 film in here. I caught that. I see you, Sophie Campbell…

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