Summary: Pretty good!
Comment: This graphic novel is a reprint of several old issues of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," and was the basis for the first TMNT movie. If you've seen the movie, you'll know how a lot of this goes - one of the turtles is ambushed (though here it is Leo, where in the movie it was Raph) and April's apartment gets trashed, and the Turtles head off into the country to at an old, dilapidated home (this time, April's instead of Casey's) in Northampton, Massachusetts (the birthplace of TMNT).
The story moves quickly, and is continued elsewhere, so you won't get the end here, nor the beginning. But the dialogue is crisp, and the artwork is excellent (if a bit simple). It's an enjoyable read, in the end, which is really all that matters. It takes itself more seriously than the movie did, and is a bit more adult overall, especially with such scenes as April having post-traumatic nightmares about the Shredder.
Summary: christmas Shredded
Comment: this graphic novel collect the original black and white issues no 10-12 in glorious full colour.
The story revolves around x-mas celeberations at april o'neals place. Leo is out excercising, when he gets ambushed by the foot. They apparent discover where these guys are holed up and crash in. This marks the return of shredder, though no explanation is offered. Also, Casey Jones gets into the fight, again, with no clear idea being offered to the reader who he is, or how he knows the turtles.With april's place thrashed, there is a loss of spirit amongst aveyone, and teh rest of the book deals withhow they cope with it.
This is a pretty good book, with great art and action. The writing in the latter part of the book is better than usual. Recommended, probably along with the three preceeding books in the series.