Last year, I set about rereading all of the classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles via the Ultimate Collection Hardcovers published by IDW. In the first few weeks of my reread, I came across issue number four. Issue four is when Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles really starts to get its own footing.
This is the turning point where the book becomes more of a sci-fi, out of this world adventure (as if Mutant Turtles isn’t “out there” enough). Here the readers are introduced to the TCRI Aliens (or Kraangs in the new cartoon), and the turtles jump into another galaxy through a portal they find in a laboratory. Seeing this adventure in color was a great experience.
While I do love this story and the colors are vibrant and make it feel fresh, there is something to be said for the classic black and white. I don’t dislike the color – it just isn’t my favorite. Also, I thought it would have been awesome to see the aliens in color, but I was disappointed when they were merely flesh colored. If I were to color it, I would have chosen a pink or something bright. Overall though, I gotta give this book a solid 3 out of 4 shells! I have always loved this issue and the color doesn’t hurt it.