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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Collection, Vol 1 By Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, Edited by Justin Eisinger and Alonzo Simon

Aaah, a trip down Childhood lane ❤ I may just be dating myself with this but I don’t care. XD

Like most kids at the time, I grew up watching 4 Mutant Turtles (and one respectable Rat Sensei) practicing Martial Arts and beating up a talking brain in a weird radiation suit, an overly sharp human Ninja Master, a pair of 80’s techno minions in the form of a Rhino and a Warthog, along with hundreds of masked gang members in black and purple costumes! You all know you’re thinking about the theme-song right now, admit it. ;3

Leonardo Leads, Donatello does Machines, Raphael is cool but rude, Michelangelo is a party dude!

So when I found out my library still had this bind up of the ORIGINAL comics sitting around? You KNOW I had to check it out! Even though our pizza-loving ninjas have been revamped and remade dozens of times now, wandering down the road of generations (hey, my baby cousins can still watch TMNT!) I’ve never even really considered picking up the comic books before. I loved the Cartoon versions and wasn’t a big reader anyways at the time. I regret it, always.

 

That said, let’s jump into the comics!

TMNT #1, The Turtles’ Origin is Told – Aaah, the Classic Origins Story, how the 4 ninja brothers and their Master came to be. If you’ve seen ANY version of TMNT (or READ any version!) you should know most of the story by know! I always stuck to the toons/movies versions so I never knew Shredder wasn’t who he’s been made out to be! It was so weird reading the original story and noticing the differences!

TMNT #2, TMNT vs The Mousers – OH HEY! We know this girl, even though we’ve never met her before, it’s APRIL! Welcome to the Team, April! Hope you know what you’re getting into!

TMNT #3, the Great Chase – After the turtles find out about their master, they need some help, and guess who? it’s April again! Things just aren’t going their way though, and trouble keeps following them!

Micro-Issue #1, Raphael: Me, Myself, and I – You all know there’s another human companion to the TMNT, and this is his intro! Raphael gets a good look at some less-than-pleasant parts of his own personality, and gets to meet his new buddy CASEY JONES in the process! Hockey Mask and all!

TMNT #4, Rescuing Master Splinter – Splinter is still missing, but a twist provided by our favorite Ninja baddies (the Foot Clan), the TMNT find a clue that leads to More then what they expected!

TMNT #5, Teaming Up with Fugitoid – Whoa! So the Guys have been sent somewhere new and ALL CHAOS BREAKS LOSE!We get a new character as well, Honeycutt!

TMNT #6, The Triceraton Homeworld – Ooooh, so much going on in this issue! Honeycutt’s in trouble, and so are the guys!

TMNT #7, All is Revealed – Everything’s going nuts now! The Guys are back but they’re not out of trouble, Honeycuttstill has his own problems, and Splinter still needs his Sons! What a great story, though!

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Fruits Basket Vol. 1 By Natsuki Takaya

So cute! Tohru’s a real sweetheart, Kyo’s such a hot-head, Yuki’s such a mystery. 😮  I recently started watching the anime version of Fruits Basket, but I’m not too far into it yet, so it’s easy to compare the first volume to the anime. I think I like the manga a little bit better so far, but we’ll see! I’m going to continue the series and see the anime episodes at the same time, so I’ll be able to tell which version I like better.

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Nightschool: The Weirn Books Volume 4 By Svetlana Chmakova

DUDE! O_O I did NOT see that coming, geeze! So it seems answers to questions are filled in this time, and we find out more about the baddies, while Hunters go up against Shifters and the Cloaked Kids are gathering. It’s time to go save Sara! But other lives are on the line as well, thanks to betrayal and double-crossing. It all ended a bit suddenly though, but I hope I’ll dig up a continuation of this story, or at least in the same world, cause WOW. I wanna see more of these characters, and learn more about them. Especially the Hunter Teacher, Mr. Roi and the other Teachers, as well as see how Alex and company adjust to the final outcome. Please let there be more books in this world, please please please!

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Nightschool: The Weirn Books Volume 3 By Svetlana Chmakova

Whoaaa! The others are appearing! There’s Three of them now! I can’t wait to find out who all the other cloaked kids are, and how they’ll handle Mr. Roi and the other Teachers and Adults they have histories with, and there’s still the matter of rescuing Sarah and the hunters who had time stolen from them. Must see what happens next, must must!

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Nightschool: The Weirn Books Volume 2 By Svetlana Chmakova

Ooooh! The Plot thickens! Sarah might not be permanently gone, someone wants Alex out of the way, the downed Hunters aren’t looking too good and Alex’s powers are showing themselves rather nicely! Seems at least one student half-remembers Sara too but is refusing to help. I can’t wait to see what happens in Volume 3!

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Is this a Zombie? Volume 1 By Sacchi, Shinichi Kimura & Kobuichi Muririn

Started out interesting, had interesting moments, but the overflow of ‘guy surrounded by cute girls/women’ isn’t something I like to read much about. I was hoping this would focus more on the events affecting the casts lives but most of the pages are pandering to much to ‘guy with a harem’ in my oppinion. Don’t think I’ll continue this series at all.

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Sorcerers & Secretaries Volume 2 By Amy Kim Ganter

The Truth shall set you free!

A Cute little ending to the story, all lose ends tied up nice and neat, and a touch of the warm fuzzies.

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