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bushido
09-09-2017, 08:15 AM
Preview here (http://www.cbr.com/exclusive-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-universe-14/).

Ninjinister
09-09-2017, 11:59 AM
Why do I get the feeling that Koya's gonna eff it up for them?

Technogeek29
09-09-2017, 01:04 PM
Hmm not gonna lie Bludgeon has the same reaction I would to someone trying to mess with me while I'm sleepy. I like it.

EDIT: Also nice Sophie on the spirit holding a severed head of "Shredder" might be my favorite page.

ChosenOne
09-09-2017, 05:40 PM
I like how Zen and collected Bludgeon seems, a far cry from his days as mere mutated dumb muscle.

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
09-09-2017, 08:12 PM
Bludgeon is AMAZING.

And yeah, Koya is def gonna screw it up. :tlol:

myconius
09-11-2017, 01:18 PM
(in William Shatner Kirk voice)


MUST . . . RESIST . . . TEMPTATION . . . to look at . . . PREVIEWS!!!


from where the last issue left off at, i am SOOO stoked to see what was crawling out of the ground to come get them. :o :D


https://static1.squarespace.com/static/56703629cbced6261535a355/5827ba5b6b8f5be4d01ff7e7/5827ba5d20099e61755dff7e/1478998624056/CS4.gif

neatoman
09-13-2017, 07:46 AM
I noticed that that even though it's three parts in the name and powers of the sword has still not been mentioned. Anyone else think it might be the Sword of Tengu?

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
09-13-2017, 08:36 AM
Actually, this story arc is called "The Path."

Bludgeon continues to impress me. Koya continues to not (get it together, birdbrain!)... :tlol:

ProphetofGanja
09-13-2017, 09:45 AM
I believe neatoman is saying that even though we have reached part 3 of 4, we haven't gotten many details on the sword itself

Redeemer
09-13-2017, 09:48 AM
(in William Shatner Kirk voice)


MUST . . . RESIST . . . TEMPTATION . . . to look at . . . PREVIEWS!!!


from where the last issue left off at, i am SOOO stoked to see what was crawling out of the ground to come get them. :o :D


https://static1.squarespace.com/static/56703629cbced6261535a355/5827ba5b6b8f5be4d01ff7e7/5827ba5d20099e61755dff7e/1478998624056/CS4.gif

Lol this is how I feel haha!

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
09-13-2017, 09:57 AM
I'm still not 100% sure what Ocho is. (Other than a giant gnarly badass...)

Also, I just noticed that there are THREE talismans (talismen?) on the wall... :teek:

ChosenOne
09-13-2017, 11:21 AM
My two favorite panels in this issue:

Koya and Bludgeon watching the fight as Karai is thrown against the wall, and later Karai's failed attempt at uppercutting Ocho. :lol:

ProphetofGanja
09-13-2017, 11:29 AM
I'm still not 100% sure what Ocho is. (Other than a giant gnarly badass...)

Also, I just noticed that there are THREE talismans (talismen?) on the wall... :teek:

Land, Air, and Sea. Hmm, interesting...

My two favorite panels in this issue:

Koya and Bludgeon watching the fight as Karai is thrown against the wall, and later Karai's failed attempt at uppercutting Ocho. :lol:

lmao Yeah that was great. Sophie is good with injecting comedy into scenes.

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
09-13-2017, 12:25 PM
The uppercut fail was THE BEST part of this story! :tlol:

*tap*

myconius
09-13-2017, 12:29 PM
Bludgeon is quickly becoming one of my favorite supporting Mutant characters next to Man Ray (and both behind Hob)

i like how both Bludgeon and Ray when in stories are both intellectual an calm characters. i wonder if this was intentional since they are both aquatic creatures?

some of the ghoulish and creepy art from the issue was reminding me just a tad bit of Eric Talbot's Ghouls. :tsmile:
Lol this is how I feel haha!
really glad i was able to hold off from looking at the previews! :D

Technogeek29
09-13-2017, 08:08 PM
Ocho's predatory face was awesome with the color choice they used.

I actually kind of like the lash out from Koya was more of a shove you give someone for getting too close.

EDIT: It is rather cool the scenes from this 4 part arc often switch between what Bludgeon can see. Such as Ocho's original form when everyone else only see's a Badger Mole.

CyberCubed
09-13-2017, 10:14 PM
I liked the horror aspect with the zombies, I hope we see more. Ocho seems to be a mole or badger, or something along those lines. He looked quite menacing and I liked the fight between him and Karai.

The other parts of the issue with Natsu and her grandfather and Tatsuo don't interest me much, but it's still early so we'll see where that goes. I would have preferred the story focus solely on Karai and her exploits.

Technogeek29
09-13-2017, 10:23 PM
I liked the horror aspect with the zombies, I hope we see more. Ocho seems to be a mole or badger, or something along those lines. He looked quite menacing and I liked the fight between him and Karai.

The other parts of the issue with Natsu and her grandfather and Tatsuo don't interest me much, but it's still early so we'll see where that goes. I would have preferred the story focus solely on Karai and her exploits.

Ocho is a "she":)

Erik Burnham
09-13-2017, 10:50 PM
I liked the horror aspect with the zombies, I hope we see more. Ocho seems to be a mole or badger, or something along those lines. He looked quite menacing and I liked the fight between him and Karai.

The other parts of the issue with Natsu and her grandfather and Tatsuo don't interest me much, but it's still early so we'll see where that goes. I would have preferred the story focus solely on Karai and her exploits.

In which case come part four I'd've been in trouble for not laying a foundation for things you've yet to see. 😁

Redeemer
09-14-2017, 08:21 AM
Best part of this issue :lol: Karia getting thrown against the wall and Koyo and Bludgeon just looking ackwardly

myconius
09-14-2017, 08:55 AM
Best part of this issue :lol: Karia getting thrown against the wall and Koyo and Bludgeon just looking ackwardly

i really like how the subtle bits of comedy were handled in that entire scene. :D

CyberCubed
09-14-2017, 01:20 PM
Well this is comics, in real life there's no way even the most well trained human female could stand up to some huge hulking beast/animal with claws and fangs. It'd be like getting hit by a huge bear in real life, one good swing of it's arm at you would get you nearly killed.

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
09-14-2017, 01:33 PM
Well this is comics, in real life there's no way even the most well trained human female could stand up to some huge hulking beast/animal with claws and fangs. It'd be like getting hit by a huge bear in real life, one good swing of it's arm at you would get you nearly killed.

Willing suspension of disbelief.

She's got a few cracked ribs and a ton of bruises, but if the actual claws didn't cut into her, I can explain it away in my head as a lot of painful blunt force trauma. Not necessarily pulped or cut to ribbons.

myconius
09-14-2017, 01:36 PM
Well this is comics, in real life there's no way even the most well trained human female could stand up to some huge hulking beast/animal with claws and fangs. It'd be like getting hit by a huge bear in real life, one good swing of it's arm at you would get you nearly killed.

she died and came back to life as one of the zombies, like the ones they were running from in the cave earlier.

Mutant Ninja Anole
09-15-2017, 09:07 AM
I'm always up for a "Trials in the dungeon in pursuit of an ancient artifact" quest story.

They managed to have Koya lash out at the zombies in a way that didn't seem stupid. Koya resisted at first, then lost her cool for just a moment, immediately regretting it. It's believable. Plus, we had a nice moment with her and Zen Bludgeon, and we also got to see how protective Karai can be of those under. Interesting considering Koya and Bludgeon were originally her father's creations, as opposed to Bebop and Rocksteady, who were usually in her service.

Redeemer
09-15-2017, 03:58 PM
Well this is comics, in real life there's no way even the most well trained human female could stand up to some huge hulking beast/animal with claws and fangs. It'd be like getting hit by a huge bear in real life, one good swing of it's arm at you would get you nearly killed.

You have never had to fight for your life then. You would be surprised what your body endure and how far your mind can push you body ;)

DrSpengler
09-19-2017, 07:29 PM
Here's my full summary and review of TMNT Universe #14 at TMNT Entity. (https://tmntentity.blogspot.com/2017/09/tmnt-universe-14.html)

Belated, but my shop has been under-ordering TMNT Universe due to the price point and it not selling very well. Somehow they didn't get my copy so I had to wait until they could get one from a neighboring location. Bah.

Anyway, Koya just keeps on screwing up and I'm kinda loving that part of her characterization. She's not a bumbling stooge like Bebop and Rocksteady or anything, because her screw-ups stem not from stupidity but from an important part of her characterization and development that the reader has been made to understand and sympathize with. It's a rare case where you have a "screw up character" but implemented in a way where they aren't annoying.

CyberCubed
09-19-2017, 09:45 PM
Belated, but my shop has been under-ordering TMNT Universe due to the price point and it not selling very well. .

Seems to me that's happening everywhere.

myconius
09-19-2017, 10:10 PM
Belated, but my shop has been under-ordering TMNT Universe due to the price point and it not selling very well. Somehow they didn't get my copy so I had to wait until they could get one from a neighboring location. Bah.


Seems to me that's happening everywhere.

i've been pretty lucky so far. my shop has always gotten my 'pull-list' copy as well as a few extras to stock the shelf.


Anyway, Koya just keeps on screwing up and I'm kinda loving that part of her characterization. She's not a bumbling stooge like Bebop and Rocksteady or anything, because her screw-ups stem not from stupidity but from an important part of her characterization and development that the reader has been made to understand and sympathize with. It's a rare case where you have a "screw up character" but implemented in a way where they aren't annoying.

yeah. she definitely is very quirky, and a bit of a hot head! they've done a real good job at showing Koya's insecurities. i really loved seeing her taunted by the ghoulish Leo Apparition! :D

DestronMirage22
09-19-2017, 10:17 PM
Belated, but my shop has been under-ordering TMNT Universe due to the price point and it not selling very well. Somehow they didn't get my copy so I had to wait until they could get one from a neighboring location. Bah.


Seems to me that's happening everywhere.

Oh, it has.
My usual comic shop never bothered to order ANY copies of Dimension X, the Usagi crossover, that Funko special, or the FCBD issue.
I was forced to get those at a farther away location.
It's so irritating! :x

myconius
09-19-2017, 10:28 PM
Oh, it has.
My usual comic shop never bothered to order ANY copies of Dimension X, the Usagi crossover, that Funko special, or the FCBD issue.
I was forced to get those at a farther away location.
It's so irritating! :x

did you have them add the titles to your pull-list?

that'd be pretty crummy of them not ordering you a copy.

DestronMirage22
09-19-2017, 10:42 PM
did you have them add the titles to your pull-list?

that'd be pretty crummy of them not ordering you a copy.

I tried to get them to. And they said they would.
But in the end, nothing.

It is pretty crummy of them to do that. If there was another shop in the general area I'd switch to it, but the only other one (the one I had to get the missing issues from) is too far away for my tastes.

For now I'll stick to the same one and I'll have to remind them months beforehand to order any of the issues that aren't the main ongoing or Universe.

myconius
09-19-2017, 11:22 PM
I tried to get them to. And they said they would.
But in the end, nothing.

It is pretty crummy of them to do that. If there was another shop in the general area I'd switch to it, but the only other one (the one I had to get the missing issues from) is too far away for my tastes.

For now I'll stick to the same one and I'll have to remind them months beforehand to order any of the issues that aren't the main ongoing or Universe.

i'm really sorry to hear that. the last place i used to buy from would do that to me all the time.
when i'd bring it up to them that comics were coming out that i asked them in advance to add to my pull-list, they'd play dumb and act like i never mentioned it.
that place eventually went out of business. at least the new store i buy at gets all my pull-list books.

Mayhem
09-20-2017, 03:58 AM
This is why I've stuck by a place that while not local, has my pull list nailed down and never, ever misses getting in a particular comic for me, within the realms of their ordering budget (so usually not the 1:25s but definitely the 1:10s for example on top of the regular versions).

Mutant Ninja Anole
09-20-2017, 09:54 AM
I tried to get them to. And they said they would.
But in the end, nothing.

It is pretty crummy of them to do that. If there was another shop in the general area I'd switch to it, but the only other one (the one I had to get the missing issues from) is too far away for my tastes.

For now I'll stick to the same one and I'll have to remind them months beforehand to order any of the issues that aren't the main ongoing or Universe.
My old comic shop was awful at getting the comics I wanted too. But the various issues with poor distribution system for newsstand comics, including poorly run comic shops, is not exactly news.