The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #21 from IDW Publishing. The story and art is by Kevin Eastman, script by Tom Waltz, colors by Ronda Pattison, and lettering by Shawn Lee.

The Turtles inspect the New York skyline after finishing their training for the night. They notice the city seems to be on edge, more tense than normal. Then the boys were attacked by a mysterious person who easily defeats them and disappears. Our heroes follow their attacker and are roundly defeated again and again. Who is this mysterious person and how does he know Splinter? Meanwhile, Shredder has found what he’s been searching for… that cannot be a good thing for our heroes.

As usual, a lot of great action in this issue, as the Turtles learn a lesson the hard way. I enjoyed Kevin Eastman’s artwork since the original run of TMNT and it’s just as beautiful now as it was then.  This is a straightforward story that’s really good. Something big is coming up and you can tell by the way the issue unfolds. To what is coming up, you have to stay tuned…

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #21 is in stores now or available at www.idwpublishing.com.