Written and drawn by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman, the latest issue of the title features the heroes in a half shell doing battle with an annoying enemy in command of a variety of martial arts styles who continually bests the Turtles over the course of a single evening, while constantly mocking their feeble skills and even goes so far as to threaten the life of their master, Splinter.
We also get a short back-up story, setting up the comics next arc, involving the Shredder digging up a new threat for our heroes. As someone who didn’t read The Secret History of the Foot Clan, I’ll admit Kitsune’s appearance didn’t do much for me on its own, but Shredder’s reaction certainly help sell her arrival as an important event.
Fans of Eastman’s style will definitely want to pick this issue up as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #21 is filled with several fight sequences all drawn in the original style of the first TMNT comics. Longtime fans of the Turtles should be able to guess the identity of the Turtles’ attacker, but it certianly doesn’t take away from one hell of a great comic. Must-Read.