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Old 12-17-2018, 08:03 AM   #1
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What do you think is the greatest moment in IDW TMNT?

As the title says, I'm curious about what you guys think is the single greatest moment in IDW's TMNT run so far. Go wild.

For me, it's gotta be Splinter becoming the leader of the Foot Clan. It was not only the most unexpected thing that happened in the entire run in my opinion, it also absolutely defined the story going forward in a way that I absolutely love.
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Old 12-17-2018, 08:23 AM   #2
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For me, it's Mikey landing a solid hit on Splinter by elbowing him in the face during their fight for the fate of the orphan kids. There's a lot to process and unpack in that one panel, with everything that led up to that moment and everything that's bound to come after.
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Old 12-17-2018, 08:40 AM   #3
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For me, it's Mikey landing a solid hit on Splinter by elbowing him in the face during their fight for the fate of the orphan kids. There's a lot to process and unpack in that one panel, with everything that led up to that moment and everything that's bound to come after.
Honestly, that was such a good moment. The reactions from the turtles were priceless as well. It's certainly up there for me as well.
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Old 12-17-2018, 08:42 AM   #4
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I’ve barely read since issue #50, but it has to be issue #5 for me, with the reincarnation aspect revealed - a brilliant way to set this series apart from other versions.

It’s not that I want this to become the standard for all future TMNT tales, but it does add a great wrinkle to the story, along with giving the book a sense of scale and scope that other renditions of TMNT don’t quite have.

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Old 12-17-2018, 09:04 AM   #5
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Iíve barely read since issue #50, but it has to be issue #5 for me, with the reincarnation aspect revealed; a brilliant way to set this series apart from other versions.

Itís not that I want this to become the standard for all future TMNT tales, but it does add a great wrinkle to the story, along with giving the book a sense of scale and scope that other renditions of TMNT donít quite have.
I think that was the first origin of Turtles that really managed to find a good blend between the mutant and the ninja stuff. It's weird as Hell but, honestly, that's absolutely what TMNT should be.
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Old 12-17-2018, 10:18 AM   #6
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I think that was the first origin of Turtles that really managed to find a good blend between the mutant and the ninja stuff. It's weird as Hell but, honestly, that's absolutely what TMNT should be.
Definite agreement on the bolded. I love the street-level aspects of TMNT, no doubt about that, but I'm never opposed to it going psychedelic, supernatural, or just plain strange.

And I also love the mundane, couch-potato, slice-of-life aspects of TMNT...but there's something so grand about a gang of ninja's taking on four reincarnated brothers in the bodies of mutated turtles, atop a New York city skyline at 1 a.m. in the morning, to conclude a battle that has been brewing for hundreds of years.

It's a really fun angle.
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Old 12-17-2018, 10:22 AM   #7
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Definite agreement on the bolded. I love the street-level aspects of TMNT, no doubt about that, but I'm never opposed to it going psychedelic, supernatural, or just plain strange.

And I also love the mundane, couch-potato, slice-of-life aspects of TMNT...but there's something so grand about a gang of ninja's taking on four reincarnated brothers in the bodies of mutated turtles, atop a New York city skyline at 1 a.m. in the morning, to conclude a battle that has been brewing for hundreds of years.

It's a really fun angle.
Absolutely agreed. Honestly, TMNT's got it all, that's one of the things I like the most about the franchise.
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Old 12-17-2018, 12:07 PM   #8
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That Mikey vs Splinter scene was really damn good. It's a spin on both of those characters and I thought it was very well written. In so many incarnations Mikey just doesn't get developed much beyond the "party dude" so I was really excited to see him get a really good pivotal moment.
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Old 12-17-2018, 12:55 PM   #9
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For me, it's gotta be Splinter becoming the leader of the Foot Clan. It was not only the most unexpected thing that happened in the entire run in my opinion, it also absolutely defined the story going forward in a way that I absolutely love.
I agree with this. & specifically that he did so by beheading Shredder. Showed the book had balls. Of course, that death may not have been permanent... but comics gonna comic.
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Old 12-17-2018, 01:43 PM   #10
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That Mikey vs Splinter scene was really damn good. It's a spin on both of those characters and I thought it was very well written. In so many incarnations Mikey just doesn't get developed much beyond the "party dude" so I was really excited to see him get a really good pivotal moment.
That's definitely the reason why I love this iteration of Mikey so much, honestly. He has such an interesting character and isn't just the butt of a joke.
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Old 12-17-2018, 03:12 PM   #11
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"Mike has a plan! He knows what he's doing!"
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"Oh...oh sh*t oh no"

I was recently at a comic shop and upon spotting the issue, only picked it up to look at that scene in my hands rather than on a screen.

Absolute magnificence.
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Old 12-17-2018, 03:37 PM   #12
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"Mike has a plan! He knows what he's doing!"
<WHACK>
"Oh...oh sh*t oh no"

I was recently at a comic shop and upon spotting the issue, only picked it up to look at that scene in my hands rather than on a screen.

Absolute magnificence.
I like how, in a world with aliens and reincarnated mutant ninjas, the common consensus on the greatest moment in the entire run is a kid elbowing his dad.

Actually, I lied, I don't like it, I love it. Best moment in TMNT history, fight me.
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Old 12-17-2018, 04:33 PM   #13
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I like how, in a world with aliens and reincarnated mutant ninjas, the common consensus on the greatest moment in the entire run is a kid elbowing his dad.
You'll always and consistently write a great story if you pepper the outlandishness of your setting and characters, no matter how absurd they may seem on paper, with very emotional, very human moments that manage to resonate with your readers. This is one of those moments.

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Actually, I lied, I don't like it, I love it. Best moment in TMNT history, fight me.
No. You'll just elbow me in the face too.
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Old 12-17-2018, 04:59 PM   #14
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You'll always and consistently write a great story if you pepper the outlandishness of your setting and characters, no matter how absurd they may seem on paper, with very emotional, very human moments that manage to resonate with your readers. This is one of those moments.



No. You'll just elbow me in the face too.
I can confirm both of your statements.
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Old 12-17-2018, 05:01 PM   #15
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Secret History of the Foot Clan is still the best thing IDW has ever produced. I can't believe how much it still holds up given it came out relatively early in the IDW run.
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Old 12-17-2018, 06:03 PM   #16
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You'll always and consistently write a great story if you pepper the outlandishness of your setting and characters, no matter how absurd they may seem on paper, with very emotional, very human moments that manage to resonate with your readers. This is one of those moments.
Absolutely!! And that's good writing in my opinion. When you can have this green mutant turtle super hero and as a reader, you can empathize with what he's going through!

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Secret History of the Foot Clan is still the best thing IDW has ever produced. I can't believe how much it still holds up given it came out relatively early in the IDW run.
It slipped my mind earlier, but this is definitely one of my favorite issues too and has one of my all-time favorite battles scenes - the sequence between Leo and Raph vs Karai. So so good.

Another really good moment, since I am a big fan of Leonardo, was the Turtles in Time Leo-centric issue. I didn't love the art, but the story had that more adult, dark feel to it that I love.
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Old 12-17-2018, 06:56 PM   #17
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I like how, in a world with aliens and reincarnated mutant ninjas, the common consensus on the greatest moment in the entire run is a kid elbowing his dad.

Actually, I lied, I don't like it, I love it. Best moment in TMNT history, fight me.
Gotta agree. As a Mike fan before IDW, this series has made me super happy.
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Old 12-28-2018, 03:35 PM   #18
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For me, it's a toss up. The issue where we are introduced to all of the Pantheon, and we find out what the scheme has been all along is one. The other is the end of issue #50 with Krang and Sulfurch. For me that brings out what the reincarnation was all about, that Krang wanted to use Yoshi and his four sons against Shredder some day (that's just my interpretation).

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Old 12-28-2018, 03:41 PM   #19
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For me, it's a toss up. The issue where we are introduced to the all of the Pantheon, and we find out what the scheme has been all along is one. The other is the end of issue #50 with Krang and Sulfurch. For me that brings out what the reincarnation was all about, that Krang wanted to use Yoshi and his four sons against Shreder some day (that's just my interpretation).
You know, I wonder if we're ever going to learn more about that plot twist at the end of #50. Some more info could put the entire universe into context.
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Old 12-28-2018, 05:54 PM   #20
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I'd probably have to say "Secret History of the Foot Clan" as well.
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