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Old 12-29-2017, 08:47 PM   #1
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TMNT Universe #18 Preview and Discussion

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Old 12-29-2017, 09:35 PM   #2
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Mikey listing every human who knows about the Turtles is gold. Pure gold.
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Old 12-29-2017, 09:57 PM   #3
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This looks like it's going to be a comedy based issue. Kind of reminds me of those random Mirage Tales issues where the Turtles stumble onto something bigger than their own and just have some random moments.
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Old 12-29-2017, 10:59 PM   #4
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AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...

This looks fun. I have a feeling Ill be in the minority but digging this art style, feels kind of like Chris Ware doing TMNT. Love the layouts on those last couple pages. Im all for Universe taking a kind of Tales v2 approach bringing fresh new takes artistically to the Turtles while still keeping everything canon plotwise.
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Old 12-30-2017, 12:30 AM   #5
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"There's lots of humans, there's my dad, Connie, Lars and Sadie, the mailman, Onion... I think... lots of people."

Something looks very off about the way those kids are designed, but I really feel for their mom.

A lot about the layout reminds me of Jeff Smith's layout style.
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Old 12-30-2017, 12:54 AM   #6
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It's kind of funny the TMNT try to keep their existence a secret yet every major human character discovers them. They also forgot April's parents, Kara Lewis, Harold's wife, Bishop, the Darkwater Agents, etc.

Sure the general public is unknown by them, but TMNT "keeping to the shadows" means little if "500 members of the Foot Clan know where they live" aka Leo from TMNT II.
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Old 01-03-2018, 12:54 PM   #7
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Well I just read the issue, and it was a lighthearted comedy issue like I expected. It really did feel similar to the old Mirage Tales of the TMNT stories, where the Turtles just get into a bunch of mischief with random filler characters and all is settled in one-shot fashion.

I liked the Turtles dressing up in weird monster costumes, reminded me of all the Playmates toys. Fun filler issue.
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I really thought I was going to like this. But I did not.

It felt like a really, really dumb cartoon episode, like Nick or Fred Wolf TMNT. Hey, none of our increasingly ridiculous escape ideas are good! Hey, let's dress up in silly Playmates variant costumes! Let's have the kids be smarter than the Turtles! Let's stick a plunger to Leo's face!

Zany! Wacky! Fun for the whole family!
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Old 01-03-2018, 01:11 PM   #9
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It did kind of feel like a story that was probably pitched for Nick Animated Adventures for IDW, but then after the series ended they re-tooled it to fit the IDW universe.

I loved the back-up showing Mutagen Man trying to "get back on his feet." I kind of like it if he's just a head in a jar for awhile.
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It did kind of feel like a story that was probably pitched for Nick Animated Adventures for IDW, but then after the series ended they re-tooled it to fit the IDW universe.

I loved the back-up showing Mutagen Man trying to "get back on his feet." I kind of like it if he's just a head in a jar for awhile.
I didn't even think of that, but yeah... that seems really likely. UGH.

But at least I can't complain about the Mutanimals backup.
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It did kind of feel like a story that was probably pitched for Nick Animated Adventures for IDW, but then after the series ended they re-tooled it to fit the IDW universe.
Yeah, that's a pretty good description of this story.
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Old 01-05-2018, 09:14 PM   #12
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It did kind of feel like a story that was probably pitched for Nick Animated Adventures for IDW, but then after the series ended they re-tooled it to fit the IDW universe.
Nah, it was intended for this from the start.

Sorry to hear it didn't work for some folks. We definitely knew we were doing something a bit different, ha. And I do appreciate hearing everyone's critique and analysis, as always. This forum rocks!
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