Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #11 ★★✬☆☆

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Title: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #11
Authors: Peter Laird & Kevin Eastman
Rating: 2.5 of 5 Stars
Genre: Comics
Pages: 41
Words: 2K

So after the last issue where Shredder is shown to be alive and attacks the group and they barely escape, this issue is all from April’s perspective and takes the form of her writing in her journal while the group recovers at an old farmhouse that belonged to Casey’s grandmother.

April has nightmares about losing everything, each of the boys is hurt and trying to recover in their own way and through the winter they all do their separate activities, with varying degrees of success. Finally Splinter gets involved and starts them on the healing path as a group.

April journaling was definitely something I can identify with. The act of writing (not typing mind you, but writing, not that that was readily available in 1987 in abandoned farmhouses in new england!) can be therapeutic and can act as a release valve. For me, there are lots of things I think and feel that I can’t say to others, for a variety of reasons. But they are still inside of me, churning around and bubbling like a cauldron. Writing those thoughts down allows me to stop thinking about them and prevents them from festering in my mind and becoming something worse. It is also a calming exercise as I am totally focused on the act of writing and can ignore the world around me for that time. Obviously, that is me bringing my own thoughts on journaling to the comic, but from what April writes and how she writes, it seems like she uses it the same way.

I downgraded this a full star though because near the end Splinter and the boys are having a kum bai ya moment and it is so full of 80’s Eastern Mysticism Cant that I literally rolled my eyes. Thankfully, the issue does end with spring coming and everyone getting back on track to be the group they were meant to. So I’ll keep on reading 🙂


17 thoughts on “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #11 ★★✬☆☆

    1. This is definitely more of an experiment than because I am in love with the Turtles.
      That being said, what else are you spending your time on? There are a lot of old comics you could try to see if they work for you….


          1. It’s very similar to High-Rise Invasion, which is the same sort of thing. Yeah, hero gets magically transported to a different reality.

            I can’t keep the DC hero timelines straight, or know if I even want to. Superman is dying at the start of this one and some Chinese scientist is messing with him.

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            1. Hahahahahaa. Thanks 😀
              Mrs B wishes I had big hair like that. She’s not a fan of me being shaven, but with thinning hair and a receding hairline, well, I refuse to look like some limp comb over dweeb! So shaved it is….

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