Title: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #12
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Writer: Erik Burnham and Sophie Campbell
Artist: Sophie Campbell
Colorist: Brittany Peer
Letterer: Shawn Lee
Cover Artist: Freddie E Williams II; Tom Whalen; Sophie Campbell
The greatest strength of Universe is that it gives us the opportunity to check up on the quite large supporting cast TMNT has built over the last several years. This issue continues looking into what Karai has been up to by showing her facing down an assassin during a chance encounter. We also see Koya and Bludgeon continuing their recovery after their major defeat against the turtles. Both stories carry a lot of weight, even though the former is only a few pages long with the promise of something much bigger coming. Campbell does a terrific job to make the action really pop while also bringing great subtlety to the characters faces expressing their emotions. It’s a solid issue overall that shows why Universe is already such an important part of the turtles legacy.