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bushido
08-26-2017, 11:18 AM
Preview here (http://www.cbr.com/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-dimension-x-5-exclusive-preview/).

Utrommaniac
08-26-2017, 11:30 AM
Ha, I'm loving the little Totus plant.

But now I'm feeling betrayed by the Utroms strewn all over the covers. I figured they'd be showing up in this one, hiding on the Peaceful Planet. But turns out they're only in the flashbacks?

I've been played again.

ChosenOne
08-26-2017, 11:42 AM
Totus which is Latin for "all", nicely played! :D I'm curious about those new mutants (I'm always curious about new mutants)...

CyberCubed
08-26-2017, 01:27 PM
Hakk-R's design almost looks completely different every time a new artist draws him.

DestronMirage22
08-26-2017, 09:36 PM
Hakk-R's design almost looks completely different every time a new artist draws him.

The same can be said about a lot of the characters, including the Turtles.

ProphetofGanja
08-27-2017, 03:18 PM
In other news, water is wet and the march of time continues onwards unfettered.

AquaParade
08-28-2017, 12:20 PM
While IDW does have some very talented artists in their stable, I feel the other big 3 comic companies have more. I'd love to see some known artists drift over from DC, Marvel, and Image float over to TMNT.

I'm probably asking too much.

Utrommaniac
08-30-2017, 11:02 AM
Well, this ended up being a little disappointing? The entire thing was mostly spent talking.

ChosenOne
08-30-2017, 06:18 PM
I must say I did expect a teensy bit more out of this issue, and the mini in general. I guess they can't all be like #3 and #4? It was still nice, though. Just underwhelming in the end.

Hakk-R is portrayed as pretty much incompetent (or just having really, REALLY bad luck) throughout, and I'm curious to see how he will ultimately be (even more) defeated or disposed of over in the main ongoing.

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
08-30-2017, 07:59 PM
I liked this issue. Standard sci-fi, but fun.

Didn't much like the art, though. Also don't like how Hakkr turned into such a joke so quickly; does Krang even know how badly the dude did? 0 for 5, Krang... he went 0 for 5!

Utrommaniac
08-30-2017, 08:28 PM
I think some of it might be attributed to some pages being taken away for the previews of other comics. Could have slipped in a little more. Maybe some extra flashbacks.

And yeah, Hakk-R was a disappointment, especially after his first two appearances. And after a bit of a personality had been set up with the layout of his ship.

Maybe things would have been different if Krang had Ch'rell at his disposal, though it doesn't seem like Ch'rell was an assassin. I'm going to go with Hakk-R just having some bad luck in this situation, but his threat level has been diminished horribly.

I thought I was going to like the first Polyglot, but she ended up being a little insufferable. As was Michelangelo's dialogue. Heck, that might even go for...all the dialogue.

I did get a good laugh out Polly spraying pollen on Michelangelo...knowing what pollen is.



And then there's my personal disappointment: Utroms EVERYWHERE on the expanded cover like they were going to have a prominent role, but they barely show up except for flashbacks.

oldmanwinters
08-30-2017, 08:33 PM
Hakk-R is the Team Rocket to the TMNT's "Gotta Catch Em All" roundup of witnesses.

Powder
08-30-2017, 08:34 PM
Didn't much like the art, though.

They kinda (unintentionally, I'm guessing) aped Dario Brizuela's Tales Of The TMNT style (at least for the heads/faces), which is the pretty much the last Mirage looks one should aspire to IMO. (See below) Flat faces & square jaws are a big no-no, proven by Platinum Dunes. :tlol: I liked their art otherwise, & the colors really made it pop, too.

http://mutantooze.org/wiki/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/cover67.jpg

Solid issue overall.

Utrommaniac
08-30-2017, 08:51 PM
Hakk-R is the Team Rocket to the TMNT's "Gotta Catch Em All" roundup of witnesses.

Well, when you put it that way...Jessie and James were presented as a pretty big threat in their very first introduction until they started Blasting Off (and also started to show that they could be really, really good people if they just decided to stop working for Giovanni but I digress, that's for another thread).

Hakk-R seemed to fall into that category of a Fall from Glory after his first appearance.

All things considered, Krang didn't seem too mad that the plants can't leave - but then he'll have to find out about Polly. So he likely knows about the other failures and is having to compensate with his counsel.

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
08-30-2017, 08:52 PM
They kinda (unintentionally, I'm guessing) aped Dario Brizuela's Tales Of The TMNT style (at least for the heads/faces), which is the pretty much the last Mirage looks one should aspire to IMO. (See below) Flat faces & square jaws are a big no-no, proven by Platinum Dunes. :tlol: I liked their art otherwise, & the colors really made it pop, too.

http://mutantooze.org/wiki/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/cover67.jpg

Solid issue overall.

It's funny you mention the art here kinda mimicking the art for those Mirage issues.

Per discussing the art of TMNT/Ghostbusters, I've always thought the artist there was channeling some Scott Cohn with the big giant shells. :tlol:

http://www.miragelicensing.com/comics/mirage/talesvol2/11/cover.jpg

CyberCubed
08-31-2017, 12:09 AM
I really liked the way the stars looked in all the different backgrounds. It started off with purple stars/space, then went red/orange, then green when we got to the mutated parts, then blue again. Looking through this comic it's what I noticed the most, how pretty the stars or space scenes looked.

Overall it was a decent issue. The little floating grass/flower things reminds me of the stuff you see in RPG's in various Japanese videogames that you meet. Hard to describe what exactly it reminded me of though.

DrSpengler
08-31-2017, 08:15 PM
Here's my full summary and review of TMNT: Dimension X #5 at TMNT Entity. (https://tmntentity.blogspot.com/2017/08/tmnt-dimension-x-5.html)

Hm. This was, well, it's hard to say anything nice about it. It was certainly up to the standard I've come to expect from a Devin Grayson comic, that's for sure. A pretty good miniseries, it just didn't end on top.

ChosenOne
08-31-2017, 08:25 PM
Here's my full summary and review of TMNT: Dimension X #5 at TMNT Entity. (https://tmntentity.blogspot.com/2017/08/tmnt-dimension-x-5.html)

Hm. This was, well, it's hard to say anything nice about it. It was certainly up to the standard I've come to expect from a Devin Grayson comic, that's for sure. A pretty good miniseries, it just didn't end on top.

To hammer home the point you made in the last paragraph of your review, and I just posted about in the General Discussion thread, right now Hakk-R is like a Reverse Squirrel Girl: everyone and everything gets to kick his ass. Even a sentient flowerbed. Ugh.

SPOILER ALERT!
Hakk-R dies after being exiled to a far-off asteroid along with Krang in issue #75, saying the wrong thing to piss off his companion, and having Krang leap at him for a Killer Throat Bite(TM). And then Stump's voice echoes from the sky with something along the lines of "Krang wins! Fatality!", to which a confused Krang looks around and asks "Who said that?!", aaand The End. /s

oldmanwinters
08-31-2017, 08:39 PM
To hammer home the point you made in the last paragraph of your review, and I just posted about in the General Discussion thread, right now Hakk-R is like a Reverse Squirrel Girl: everyone and everything gets to kick his ass. Even a sentient flowerbed. Ugh.

SPOILER ALERT!
Hakk-R dies after being exiled to a far-off asteroid along with Krang in issue #75, saying the wrong thing to piss off his companion, and having Krang leap at him for a Killer Throat Bite(TM). And then Stump's voice echoes from the sky with something along the lines of "Krang wins! Fatality!", to which a confused Krang looks around and asks "Who said that?!", aaand The End. /s

Sounds like he'd be right at home among Krang's standard henchmen from the Fred Wolf toon!

myconius
08-31-2017, 09:01 PM
overall i really enjoyed the Dimension X mini-series.
it was pretty much just an mini adventure right in-between from issue #73 & #74, and part of a larger sum.
it introduced a bunch of new characters and it really was a lot of fun at parts.

my favorite chapter still has to be the wrestling match.
that tear in Crying Houn's eye :lol:

neatoman
09-01-2017, 05:03 AM
And now I have all the issues, all I need now is a frame to put them in just like I did with the Vengence arc.

ProphetofGanja
09-01-2017, 09:47 AM
I bet those Vengeance covers look dope, would love to see a picture

neatoman
09-01-2017, 11:14 AM
I bet those Vengeance covers look dope, would love to see a picture

I need to find a way to prop up Dimension X...

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
09-01-2017, 11:29 AM
I need to find a way to prop up Dimension X...

Dope indeed! Didja do anything for Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything?

neatoman
09-01-2017, 11:36 AM
Dope indeed! Didja do anything for Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything?

I wasn't able to get my hands on it. If I had, I would have wrapped them around a cyninder due to the looping artwork.

myconius
09-02-2017, 09:38 AM
I wasn't able to get my hands on it. If I had, I would have wrapped them around a cyninder due to the looping artwork.

there's a few reasonably priced cover A sets on ebay.

this one seems the best priced at the moment

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BEBOP-AND-ROCKSTEADY-DESTROY-EVERYTHING-1-2-3-4-5-Teenage-Mutant-Ninja-Turtles-/172313360708?hash=item281ead3944:g:hRYAAOSw9NdXuKs w

ctt4lfecw
09-03-2017, 06:18 PM
So basically the only cool thing about the mini series was Ace Duck and Stump Wrestling. Anemon is cool I guess. But overall the mini series is just ok.

myconius
09-03-2017, 07:59 PM
So basically the only cool thing about the mini series was Ace Duck and Stump Wrestling. Anemon is cool I guess. But overall the mini series is just ok.

curb all that enthusiasm, will ya. :tlol:

ctt4lfecw
09-03-2017, 10:01 PM
I still think Utrom Empire is the mini to beat.

ProphetofGanja
09-03-2017, 10:30 PM
Hands down, Secret History of the Foot Clan

Redeemer
09-03-2017, 10:47 PM
I still think Utrom Empire is the mini to beat.
What you talking about Willis???? :lol:
Hands down, Secret History of the Foot Clan

Exactly its not even close

Allio
09-04-2017, 06:15 AM
just glad this story was released over a month. Considering it all mainly boils down to being filler to the actual plot

tomtmnt
09-04-2017, 10:30 AM
I thought this mini was excellent.

It was never going to be up there with Some of the other minis as it was just filling in between 73 and 74.

You also can't expect one artist to do 5 issues weekly in the space of a month?

Like with Bebop and Rocksteady destroy everything it was just a bit of fun on a weekly basis for the month of August.

I hope Idw continue with this theme on an annual basis. It's nice to get 7 issues in one month😌

myconius
09-04-2017, 11:54 AM
I thought this mini was excellent.

It was never going to be up there with Some of the other minis as it was just filling in between 73 and 74.

You also can't expect one artist to do 5 issues weekly in the space of a month?

Like with Bebop and Rocksteady destroy everything it was just a bit of fun on a weekly basis for the month of August.

I hope Idw continue with this theme on an annual basis. It's nice to get 7 issues in one month😌

i feel the same way.

this mini did what it set out to do, and was very fun as well :)

not every thing needs to be epic.

PrincessUtrom
09-17-2017, 05:35 PM
ha I'm really disappointed for Hakk-R, I really love his design, although his varies according to the designer's paw. I would have liked a little more.
they can so redouble their imagination with his concept. especially its side" dark link" by copying the weapons of these enemies.

and also much more utrom. T___T

spookycookies
09-17-2017, 06:03 PM
I liked more issues than I didn't and I am glad that this mini happened so we could get all of this old school TMNT stuff into the IDW world, I think that this format is good for getting a lot of things done in a little time and I think that TMNT needs this sort of thing. Sure Numbered Issues, Universe, Mothly Mini's and Cross Overs are a LOT of pounds on my wallet but It is the only comic I buy any more because of how big it is as a world.

I hope that some of these characters show up again this winter in the numbered issues and aren't just tied down to the trial. If they have a life that is longer than just 2 months than I think it was worth it all.