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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dimension X Review

I decided to take advantage of my awesome Comixology Amazon subscription and start reading some graphic novels on my Amazon Kindle. I wanted to hit that nostalgic feeling and read a graphic novel I used to read in my child hood. I decided on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The only difference is I wanted to read a more modern story in the universe than the ones I grew up with and Dimension X peaked my interest.

It’s listed on Comixology as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dimension X and is part of a collection of titles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dimension X #1-#5 by Paul Allor, Ulises Farinas, Ryan Ferrier, and Damian Couceiro.

There is no better mash up between cartoon and sci-fi then Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Dimension X brings an excellent plot twist. This series brings an all new villain, Hakk-R. Our four favorite heroes try to save witnesses from Krangs interstellar assassin Hakk-R while traveling from planet to planet in this interspace series.

You really see the personality of Mikey and Raph come out as Leo tries to calm them down like usual and be the leader he is. I feel that Donnatello’s personality did not shine as much but it did not take away from the enjoyment of this novel. The art drastically changed from book to book as it was done by different artists but the story flowed together. This story is full of non stop action and interesting characters. One thing that I wish was done better was the way the action flowed. It feels like you are at one point in the story and then just quickly moves onto the next.

Although this story is really about the future trial of Krang he is actually not in this story enough except by name. He does make some appearances and there is flash back panels that show the crimes he committed but you would think as an evil world destroying criminal he would play a more in-depth vital role in connecting with his assassin.

There are some instances where this becomes a bland read then you see action after action panel. Some moments do stick out. Such as an intergalactic wrestling event, a planet that is all connected to each other and an awesome duck named Ace who is on the run from a mafia like organization on a planet that is consumed by capitalism.

Although Dimension X intrigues me I would probably pass on a second read. It left me feeling as though something really drastic is missing and I don’t feel much of a climax in the story arch. I feel that Hakk-R should have been more developed as a character and he is missing something that makes him stand out. Sure he is Krangs assassin but who is he, really? Where does he come from? What is his back story?

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1 comment

ImTheMetalLord February 13, 2020 at 2:44 am

Nice, well written and described review. I’ve never been a fan of TMNT but there was something about this that drew me in and I’m interested to check it out. Love Comixology and been with them for many years, before they were bought out by Amazon.


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