Friday, October 14, 2011

Heroes in a Reboot

So, I just read the first two issues of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot series that IDW has started. You should too. Go out, get in your car, go to the nearest place that sells comics, and freakin' pick them up. Gone are the days of the Turtles being a joke turned legitimate franchise. When this version of the story starts, the focus is all about the turtles and not snide 80's comics references (funny as they may have been).

Bear in mind this is completely a reboot of the comics not the show. This is a good thing, trust me. No cowabungas, plenty of ass-kicking animal mutants. I don't know if "reboot" is even the right word, considering Kevin Eastman (one of the original creators) is on the writing team.The artwork is like a polished version of the ink scratch style of the 80's-90's indie comics scene, perfect for the turtles. and the story is just plain fun so far. It's like the best elements of every version of the show/comics distilled into one good fluid narrative. Well, two issues worth anyway. The third issue comes out later this month, and hard as it is getting comics here, especially from smaller companies, you can bet your ass I'll be tracking it down.

What else is good? Two words. Casey. Jones. Hell. Yes.

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