Mikey Is My Favorite: TMNT Universe #6


Growing up in the late 80's/early 90's, I couldn't escape the popularity of TMNT. To me they were more exciting than Barbie dolls. While I didn't read the original run, I did latch on to the Archie TMNT series as well as the cartoon show.

Thankfully, the turtles have survived through all these years. In fact I'd say they've become even more popular. In the new IDW series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe, we still have the core group. And they still live in NYC! In this issue specifically, Mikey is helping a police officer, Officer Lin, search for her missing brother in law. Of course not is all that appears to be in the sewers, when a giant slug monster attacks.

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John Lees script for this issue is great. From the very first panel with the sewer worker, he pulls you in. His portrayal of Mikey is spot on, giving him a strong, clear voice. Nick Pitarra's art style is kid friendly, and reminds me of the early 90's cartoon show, with a hint of the original Kevin Eastman comic. While I find the comic to be child appropriate, readers under the age of 8 may be a little scared of the villain in this story. As always, be involved in what comics your kid is reading, and enjoy!

Michaelangelo dives to save a cop from derelict falling sewer bricks

An NYC cop asks Michelangelo Wh-What are you?

Whilst brushing dust off his shoulder Michelangelo says What am I? I'm a New Yorker like you, lady.

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About Baltimore Lauren

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