Comic Review – Casey & April #4

As a Staff Writer for Flickering Myth I’m privy to review copies of comics. This review was first and foremost written for them, lovely people that they are.

“Casey and April struggle to overcome the Rat King’s machinations. Will they be able to make their way to the eldest Pantheon sibling and find the answers they are looking for?”
I’ve been with the IDW TMNT universe since the beginning. It’s brilliant, so much so that whilst I’m lucky to get review copies I made a point of buying the trades so show my support. It’s been well worth it.
I can’t say that applies to this mini-series though, which has been a complete waste of time. Each review has become less positive, but I still hoped it would end well, possibly giving more meaning to the proceeding crawl. I’m left disappointed though, and can really only suggest you spend your hard-earned on this comic if you really must have everything TMNT related.
The biggest issue with the story is that nothing much happens. It could have easily been covered as a side story in the main title whilst the other heroes. The pace would have had to liven up considerably so as not to detract from the main battle, but this could have served it well. Instead it drags itself through four issues and leaves us barely better off than when we started.
My hopes were briefly given a lift when the turtles make an appearance, but they had the creepiest dead look in their eyes! It’s quite unsettling; I don’t know how this was managed when I’ve never thought the white eyes look was creepy before. At least they aren’t in this long enough to be tainted.
If someone could explain what the aim of this series was I’d be happy to listen to you. Perhaps someone who really enjoyed it could discuss with me what they found in it. Because I’m at a loss. There is no action, no excitement, no intrigue, barely any progression, and no feeling of completion; merely some threads left hanging to be picked up later.
Really the only positive I can take is that this story is now over and we can fully concentrate on TMNT #50, which promises to be an altogether more exciting affair.


Reviews for April and Casey #3 and TMNT #49.

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