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Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #9 (Apr. 2012) Comic Books | My Reviews 11 JUL 2012

The Turtles’ sewer home was destroyed by Old Hob and his army of Mechanical Mousers. In the chaos, Hob was able to abduct Master Splinter. Having just shown up to introduce the reporter April to the Turtles, Casey Jones finds himself recruited into their next move as they aim to locate and recover their stolen father!

Loads of action in this one as we first see Master Splinter infuriating the cat that is Hob, followed by some incredulous April moments and then all out action as the Turtles pick up their weapons and storm the facility which they believe is holding their dad.

Writers Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz come up with a solid, action-packed script for IDW’s TMNT issue 9, carrying all the trademark humor, drama and action that you’ve come to expect from a TMNT tale.

Artwork from Dan Duncan is sketchy and pretty angular, but his style happens to suit the book pretty well, and although perhaps not the most detailed of artists, his work does a great job of telling the story.

It won’t blow your socks off, but if you are already a TMNT fan, then you’ll probably enjoy this take on your old favourites.

Comic Art: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Simon Bisley Comic Book Art | Comic Books 08 NOV 2011

Which child of the 80’s/90’s doesn’t remember the iconic hard-shelled and green, Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael and of course Michaelangelo from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles gang? These butt-kicking turtles were at one stage ruling the world thanks to their stamp on everything from television to toys to lunch boxes. But what happens when you turn something as kid friendly as the ninja turtles over to one of the world’s finest producers of psychotic, stylized, twisted, dark and dramatic art, British-born 90’s punk comic art legend, Simon Bisley?

Well, then the turtles that you thought you knew so well turn into this:

Photo Gallery: uShaka Marine World (2010-05-11) My Life | Photo Gallery 11 MAY 2010

One of my favourite spots to visit in Durban is of course the famous uShaka Marine World, a giant oceanarium that houses a remarkable variety of sea life, all presented in a brilliantly thought out wrecked ship theme.

This particular photo set arose out of our surprise trip to the Drakensberg in celebration of my 30th birthday (where the biggest surprise would of course be Chantelle revealing to me that she’s pregnant), with the new King Shaka airport in Durban being our point of entrance into that part of South Africa (Just in case you were wondering what we were doing in Durban if we were in fact off to the Drakensberg).

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