Thursday, April 28, 2016

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Amazing Adventures, Vol 1. by Landry Walker & Matthew K. Manning - Ashley's Review

*I received this book as an eARC from IDW Publishing/Diamond Book Distributors on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

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Title: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle: Amazing Adventures, Volume 1
Author: Landry Walker, Matthew K. Manning, Chad Thomas (Illustrations), James Kochalka (Illustrations), & Ben Costa (Illustrations)
Publication Date: March 1st, 2016

Synopsis: This new all-ages series of Amazing Adventures draws inspiration from the hit Nickelodean cartoon in exciting new ways, by a wide range of today's best writers and artists! Collects issues #1-4.


Review: For as long as I can remember, I've loved Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Although I like some incarnations better than others (hello, 1980s/90s Turtles!), I will never pass up the opportunity to read more comics, see more movies, and watch more episodes. So of course I had to read this collection as soon as I found it! 

These comics are based around the newest Nickelodeon version of the Turtles. The art matches pretty closely to the show, and it's colorful and fun. I think these comics are geared for more of a younger audience, and the artwork reflects that. If I was a young kid (7-12ish), I would love to read these comics and learn more about my favorite mutant ninjas. There's even a section where Mikey has drawn the cartoons, and I think that was probably my favorite part of this volume. It was just so much fun! 

There are 4 different issues in this volume, and they all tell different stories. You don't need to know too much going into this volume, and as long as you know the basics, it's easy enough to follow along. Since this is the Nickelodeon version, it's fairly clean and there's not too much that's scary or dark that would be inappropriate for a young audience. I was a little sad that this volume isn't very long, because it definitely left me wanting more. 

I would totally recommend this comic book to any fans of the Nickelodeon show, and even to fans of every version of the TMNT. I think a younger audience would enjoy these more than the adult crowd, but they could be a fun set of comics to read together. I'll be looking for more, and I can't wait to find out what adventures the Turtles will have next! 4/5.


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