Friday, October 24, 2014
TMNT: Turtles in Time
This one stands apart from pretty much every canon. You don't need to be following the current comics, you don't even need to have seen Turtles since the 80s, to follow what's going on.
The plot is simple and beautiful. Leonardo sums it up early on with this gem. "And that means we need to find him. [Raphael] While avoiding the dinosaurs. And the Utrom hunters. While also trying to figure out where we are and how we got here in the first place!"
The turtles then jump forward in time, to feudal Japan, to a pirate ship, and ultimately, to their own future. Just after they leave each location there is a small scene that shows the impact their presence in that time had, and each time it creates the reality they know. The drawing of the turtles varies from location to location, starting off horribly cartoonish, and ending about the way they are depicted in the current comics. It's as if they are being created visually even as they are being created through the events of the story.
It's a light, standalone read that fans old and new will enjoy.
I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.