Go ninja, go ninja, GO!
It's such a rare and beautiful thing when a franchise can return from your childhood with the same vibe it once had and survive the transition to modern times. The turtles are every bit as lovable as before, there's just 90% less cowabunga being screamed and, thankfully, no Super Shredder to be seen. Overflowing with nostalgia and a whole lot of fun, IDW's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is something both new and old fans of the heroes in a half shell should check out.
But IDW knows one Ninja Turtle comic a month simply isn't enough to feed our fix. Enter the Micro Series. Each issue is dedicated to a story focusing around a single turtle. In this case, Donatello and his bo staff take center stage. So can the tech geek keep our attention or will he bore us to sleep with techno babble?
The issue is packed with light-hearted spirit. Everything from Donatello trying to bond with his brothers (Raph bench pressing his CPU monitors, for example) to meeting his internet arch-enemy, odds are this read will keep you smiling the whole time. The art, albeit nothing exceptional, fits the feel of the comic well and really compliments the action--and trust me, there's plenty of that in this one.
There's only a minor connection to the overall plot taking place in the ongoing, so in the end this issue doesn't really move anything forward..
If you enjoy comedic heavy issues and have love for the TMNT, then I recommend shelling out (for a lack of better words) $3.99 for this issue. It's not great or a must read by any means, but it's a blast and it'll keep you grinning.