Title: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #51
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Writer: Kevin Eastman, Bobby Curnow, and Tom Waltz
Artist: Ken Garing
Colorist: Ronda Pattison
Letterer: Shawn Lee
Cover Artist: Ken Garing; Kevin Eastman and Ronda Pattison; Gabriel Rodriguez and Nelson Daniel
After the mega events of the 50th issue, the Turtles and Splinter head straight into their new status quo. Having to adapt to their new role of working inside the Foot Clan, Leonardo, Donatello, and Raphael find balancing the brutal nature of their former adversaries while keeping it’s street rep intact very difficut. Michelangelo is no closer to changing his mind on joining his father and brothers, instead choosing to try and protect the city in his own small way. It can’t be stressed enough how big of changes have occured for the Turtles. While there has been a very slight time jump just to show how the dust finished settling, things are far from perfect. We still have a way to go for the Turtles to properly assimilate in their new role and there is no reason to rush it. Hands down this is one of the best and most interesting twists for the Turtles ever. One issue in and the creators have already begun handling this transition perfectly.