Comic Review: TMNT Urban Legends #11
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Urban Legends #11
Story by Gary Carlson
Art By Frank Fosco
Released March 2019
Hot on the trail of a vampire killer, the Turtles- alongside Officer Dragon of the Chicago PD- have found a string of clues to infamous mass murderer Johnny Lee Raeburn. Now all they need to do is make it out alive…
You may find Image Comics TMNT: Urban Legends to be an acquired taste when recalling our turtle brothers’ mythology. But IDW has been knocking it out of the park when it comes to TMNT fandom and Urban Legends has always been one of the boldest takes on the Turtles. But that doesn’t mean it’s perfect either.
In this issue Cyber-tello and Savage Dragon find themselves face to face with Johnny Lee Raeburn, Raphael loves picking fights in strip clubs, and nobody can remember Leo’s name. Carlson’s writing is brash and quick. There’s always enough action and martial arts to keep the pages turning with ninja antics. Fosco’s art has a “love it” or “hate it” look that certainly gives the series a unique vibe. It may not always be pretty to look at, but it reeks of personality.
With Issue #11, Urban Legends continues to be one of the most bizarre yet imaginative takes on our heroes in a half shell. But that also can work against the title, as it may simply not be what you want when you pick up a Ninja Turtle comic.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Urban Legends #11 is available wherever comics are sold!