By Robert “Rob Base” Greenwood
Straight on the success of everything that is the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. We get this amazing trade telling the “Secret” history of the evil Foot Clan.
The combination of history and folklore that is so rooted in Japan that it’s almost a historical lesson in Japanese culture. Yet it never comes off as smug or “weeaboo” (Total nerd of Japanese culture). Instead the story is smart and exciting and balances the present and the past.
The look of the Turtles in this tale is a little more gritty, but keeps their dialogue true to each member of the team. The art is outstanding and fits with the scheme of the story. Everything is a massive attack even though most of this is just a history lesson. I wish we could get this in other comics but I will take what I can get.
I give the Secret History of the Foot Clan a 4/5 and a must read for all TMNT fans. This is so far the best story ever told about the TMNT ever!!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Secret History of the Foot Clan TPB
Story: Mateus Santolouco, Erik Burnham
Art: Mateus Santolouco
Cover: Mateus Santolouco
Cover Price: $17.99
Release Date: Wed, June 12th, 2013
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