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AlZarkovski
07-16-2017, 09:29 AM
Preview here (http://www.cbr.com/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-universe-12-exclusive-preview/?utm_source=CBR-TW&utm_medium=Social-Distribution&utm_campaign=CBR-TW&view=list).

ProphetofGanja
07-16-2017, 10:16 AM
Cool. Thanks Al!

neatoman
07-16-2017, 11:01 AM
Is the actual issue going to start with a few more pages or does it actually open like this? It seems like we're missing something.

CyberCubed
07-16-2017, 03:32 PM
Karai's getting beaten up by a biker chick. Like the art so far.

Ninjinister
07-16-2017, 05:15 PM
Is the actual issue going to start with a few more pages or does it actually open like this? It seems like we're missing something.

Either it's in media res or the opening pages have a spoiler or something. Probably the former.

Erik Burnham
07-16-2017, 05:48 PM
No probably about it. (;

Erik Burnham
07-16-2017, 05:50 PM
And the tattooed troublemaker is NATSU.

MikeandRaph87
07-16-2017, 09:19 PM
I do like the reaction of the assassin on the last panelof page 3. She was not expecting Karai to get to her. Also, nice to see action start on page 1 panel 1.

myconius
07-19-2017, 08:54 AM
i really love how dynamic Sophie's art has gotten.
this issue felt very animated. :D

plus the penciled texture added a nice grit.
the look and art style of the first story reminded me a bit of Production I.G :tgrin:

ProphetofGanja
07-19-2017, 11:17 AM
Wow, great issue! Very promising start to this arc, I'm really eager to see how it plays out.

And that back-up story?? Very intriguing

Also I just remembered that this issue kicks off 7 straight weeks of TMNT comic releases!!!

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
07-19-2017, 12:44 PM
I have no idea what to make of that backup, but LOVING the main story.

Back during the Gauntlet battle, I assumed Koya's and Bludgeon's disabilities would be temporary... I wonder now if Bludgeon, at least, is permanently blinded?

ProphetofGanja
07-19-2017, 12:49 PM
I have no idea what to make of that backup, but LOVING the main story.

Back during the Gauntlet battle, I assumed Koya's and Bludgeon's disabilities would be temporary... I wonder now if Bludgeon, at least, is permanently blinded?

Yeah, I mean I assumed Koya's feathers would grow back in time and I thought Bludgeon's eyesight would be restored quicker than that. Maybe Bludgeon will get cybernetic eyes but based on the back-up it looks like Koya is going to struggle with not being able to fly for a while

CyberCubed
07-19-2017, 02:31 PM
I just realized, we've never seen Karai's father yet, have we? Is he still alive?

neatoman
07-19-2017, 02:43 PM
Oh! So it did open that way after all...

myconius
07-19-2017, 02:44 PM
Yeah, I mean I assumed Koya's feathers would grow back in time and I thought Bludgeon's eyesight would be restored quicker than that. Maybe Bludgeon will get cybernetic eyes but based on the back-up it looks like Koya is going to struggle with not being able to fly for a while

maybe Leo cut Koya's feathers down to their roots? hacked them right out of her flesh?

that shark-sense that Bludgeon was talking about was pretty creepy.
really makes you never want to go swimming in the ocean again.

I just realized, we've never seen Karai's father yet, have we? Is he still alive?

we saw Karai's father in her micro-series.
pretty sure she killed him at the end of it.

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
07-19-2017, 02:47 PM
maybe Leo cut Koya's feathers down to their roots? hacked them right out of her flesh?

that shark-sense that Bludgeon was talking about was pretty creepy.
really makes you never want to go swimming in the ocean again.

we saw Karai's father in her micro-series.
pretty sure she killed him at the end of it.

I don't think he had time to dig out roots... he just gave her a nasty haircut. Feathers eventually grow back.

The blood scent idea for Bludgeon is pretty cool.

And no, she never killed her father; shame and failure (that she caused) led him to die. But she didn't straight up stab him or anything... if I remember correctly.

CyberCubed
07-19-2017, 02:57 PM
I don't remember Karai's father appearing at all, anyone have a small panel screenshot I can see?

myconius
07-19-2017, 03:04 PM
I don't think he had time to dig out roots... he just gave her a nasty haircut. Feathers eventually grow back.

The blood scent idea for Bludgeon is pretty cool.

And no, she never killed her father; shame and failure (that she caused) led him to die. But she didn't straight up stab him or anything... if I remember correctly.

Leo was hacking at Koya's arms/wings for quite a while.
he started chopping them on page #13 and didn't stop till page #16.
against sharpened katana blades, Koyas lucky she still has arms :lol:


i was mistaken about Karai's micro-series, it was her Father's layer that she killed.

myconius
07-19-2017, 03:09 PM
I don't remember Karai's father appearing at all, anyone have a small panel screenshot I can see?

it was very brief in flashback.
Karai was only a little girl in pigtails sneaking in to spy on her father and his layer talking in his office.
her mother caught her eavesdropping and gave her a smack on the tail.

neatoman
07-19-2017, 03:13 PM
I don't remember Karai's father appearing at all, anyone have a small panel screenshot I can see?

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-EuBaLHKdJgY/UhVMayNnbJI/AAAAAAAALBc/DWPQa06G-Fc/s1600/kar02.jpg

martinitolove
07-19-2017, 04:46 PM
Questions:

1. Finally we've got Toshiro (Tatsu (http://turtlepedia.wikia.com/wiki/Toshishiro_Obata)) in IDW universe! Thank you!!!

I'm wondering why didn't they name him Tatsu right away? Are there some legal reasons?

2. My compliments, Sophie Campbell! I love that small details in your art - the cat on the bed, the foot sign on Tatsu's back and those red triangles over his nipples :tsmile: I wonder what are they good for?

3. Hayashi Toru - is he a completely new character? Has he something to do with the director (http://asianwiki.com/Toru_Hayashi)or "My Wife is a Female Ninja (http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Tsuma_wa,_Kunoichi)"?

4. Is Natsu a wink to Soul Calibur's Kunoishi?

Great work, merci!!!

Erik Burnham
07-19-2017, 09:22 PM
Questions:

1. Finally we've got Toshiro (Tatsu (http://turtlepedia.wikia.com/wiki/Toshishiro_Obata)) in IDW universe! Thank you!!!

I'm wondering why didn't they name him Tatsu right away? Are there some legal reasons?

2. My compliments, Sophie Campbell! I love that small details in your art - the cat on the bed, the foot sign on Tatsu's back and those red triangles over his nipples :tsmile: I wonder what are they good for?

3. Hayashi Toru - is he a completely new character? Has he something to do with the director (http://asianwiki.com/Toru_Hayashi)or "My Wife is a Female Ninja (http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Tsuma_wa,_Kunoichi)"?

4. Is Natsu a wink to Soul Calibur's Kunoishi?

Great work, merci!!!

Toshiro's been around since the Karai micro.

I was told the Tatsu name is off the table, because we were gonna have fun naming the bald gal just that. (She is now Natsu! N(ot T)atsu! (;

myconius
07-19-2017, 09:24 PM
Natsu! N(ot T)atsu! (;

hahahaha! that's pretty sharp! :D

Ninjinister
07-19-2017, 09:48 PM
I don't remember Karai's father appearing at all, anyone have a small panel screenshot I can see?

https://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/tmnt/images/e/e4/Yori.png/revision/latest?cb=20130827191224

Oroku Yori was in the Karai micro as stated, and he ran the Foot as a business. When Karai found out about the Foot and Oroku's ninja origins, she wrested control from him and she says the stress killed him.

Raptor86
07-20-2017, 06:13 AM
Toshiro's been around since the Karai micro.

I was told the Tatsu name is off the table, because we were gonna have fun naming the bald gal just that. (She is now Natsu! N(ot T)atsu! (;

https://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/tmnt/images/3/35/3280478-karai%2B04.jpg/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/621?cb=20130925200729

Mutant Ninja Anole
07-20-2017, 01:20 PM
I too, assumed Bludgeon and Koya would be back to normal. Rather sad for them, but I'm intrigued by what sort of being Koya seems to have contacted at the end of the issue.

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
07-20-2017, 01:38 PM
Erik,

Was Bludgeon remaining blind the "thing" you had in mind for him that you were surprised Bobby and team agreed on?

Technogeek29
07-20-2017, 04:07 PM
Makes sense of him having other senses. Sharks are aware of a great deal in the ocean waters that surround them.

martinitolove
07-20-2017, 04:18 PM
Questions:

2. My compliments, Sophie Campbell! I love that small details in your art - the cat on the bed, the foot sign on Tatsu's back and those red triangles over his nipples :tsmile: I wonder what are they good for?

3. Hayashi Toru - is he a completely new character to TMNT-verse? Has he something to do with the director (http://asianwiki.com/Toru_Hayashi)or "My Wife is a Female Ninja (http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Tsuma_wa,_Kunoichi)"?

4. Is Natsu a wink to Soul Calibur's Kunoishi?

Great work, merci!!!

I repeat the questions no one seemed to be able to answer :tgrin:

Raptor86
07-20-2017, 05:11 PM
Makes sense of him having other senses. Sharks are aware of a great deal in the ocean waters that surround them.

Especially hammerhead sharks. From Wikipedia:

"From what is known about the winghead shark, the shape of the hammer-head apparently has to do with an evolved sensory function. Like all sharks, hammerheads have electroreceptory sensory pores called ampullae of Lorenzini. By distributing the receptors over a wider area, like a larger radio antenna, hammerheads can sweep for prey more effectively."

Erik Burnham
07-20-2017, 05:39 PM
I repeat the questions no one seemed to be able to answer :tgrin:
My phone has been acting up.

Short version is no to both. 😁

Raptor86
07-21-2017, 03:21 AM
Questions:



2. My compliments, Sophie Campbell! I love that small details in your art - the cat on the bed, the foot sign on Tatsu's back and those red triangles over his nipples :tsmile: I wonder what are they good for?

Great work, merci!!!


Aren't they stylized foot clan symbols?

DrSpengler
07-22-2017, 09:44 AM
Here's my full summary and review of TMNT Universe #12 at TMNT Entity. (https://tmntentity.blogspot.com/2017/07/tmnt-universe-12.html)

Good start to the arc, though I really want to mention how much I dig Brittany Peer's color palette. Looks like Mirror's Edge and makes the book pop.

Erik Burnham
07-25-2017, 11:40 PM
Oh, that TMNT panel.

I was so trying to NOT straight up babble what was coming because Bobby would've hopped the podium. Heh.

Glad you're all digging this.

I'm really proud of what we've done. Bludgeon -- what we've done that I thought might get a no will be explored more soon. And it's shaped his personality a little more.

Been so much fun.

MikeandRaph87
07-26-2017, 12:00 AM
I find it strange that Tatsu is off-limits yet the Nicktoon used him in two episodes.

Is it just me or does Natsu's heavily tatooed body appear to be like a board game design?:lol: