Chapter Two: The Mutanimals are Dead!
*This story is continued from TMNT Adventures #54. The story continues in TMNT Adventures #56.
*Slash references his battle with the (younger) Turtles from TMNT Adventures #25.
*Man Ray’s jet, the Strato-Ray, was another discarded vehicle design from the aborted Mighty Mutanimals animated series (although there, it was called the "Sea Ray" and may have been a sub).
*Null last appeared in TMNT Adventures #39.
People ask me what TMNT villain I would like to see transitioned into a new comic or cartoon and I say “Null”. Of course, they respond with “Who?” and then I sigh.
What’s even better about this issue alone is the build-up of tension. The Turtles’ plane has been shot down, someone’s mucking with history, the Mutanimals are dead, Slash is crazy, Mikey’s been abducted by the Coast Guard and Null’s back with a vengeance. That is a LOT of conflict to take-in in 28 pages, but Murphy paces it out well and the trouble begins at a low simmer and builds to a frothing boil by the end.
Grade: A- (as in, “And because you all got so upset with my Furrlough reviews, this one’s for you, furries…”)