Rating if the Book Were a Movie: PG-13
Writer: Cameron Chittock
Artist: Fero Pe
Colors: Sofie Dodgson
Letters: Rus Wooton
Cover: Adam Gorham
Editor: Chase Marotz and Jonathan Manning
Chief Editor: Charles Beacham
Publisher: IDW Comics and Dark Horse Comics
Story: 4.3 Stars
Artwork: 3.7 Stars
Cover Artwork: 3.7 Stars
Dialogue: 4.0 Stars
Mechanics: 4.1 Stars
Editing: 4.3 Stars
About the Book:
Raphael, Donatello, Dustin, Max, and Eleven have been captured by Baxter Stockman and his army of mousers. Stockman has diabolical plans that revolve around using Eleven’s powers to open gates to the Upside Down.
Elsewhere Leonardo, Michelangelo, Will, Lucas, and Mike are scouring the New York subway lines for signs of mousers or Demogorgons. In one part of an abandoned part they find something far worse.
When it comes to crossovers between franchises I’m usually leery. Don’t get me wrong, I love the idea. Hell, as a kid crossovers took place all the time with my toys. The ideas don’t necessarily translate into a good, plausible story. In fact, more often than not the plot comes across feeling forced.
We’re two issues in and I am happy to see that has not been the case with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles X Stranger Things”. This is a good story that is very easy to fall into. We get to see most of the characters we know and love doing what they do best.
This cover isn’t relevant to the story. It doesn’t stop it from being fun. It makes one wonder what a session of Dungeons and Dragons with the kids from Hawkins and the turtles would be like. Until I saw this cover that thought had never crossed my mind.
I’m enjoying the artwork on the interior pages. The attention to detail on some panels is incredible. There are some panels that are on par with Eastman and Laird’s work with the turtles.
As a geek on a budget I believe that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles X Stranger Things is a hit. We’re getting a solid story that is sure to delight fans of both franchises. Enjoy your trip back to the 80’s today!