Monday, February 22, 2016

Booknote: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Collection, Volume 3

Kevin B. Eastman and Peter A. Laird, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Collection, Volume 3. San Diego, CA: IDW, 2012. ISBN: 9781613771389. 

Genre; graphic novels and comics
Subgenre: superheroes, TMNT.
Format: Oversized hardcover.
Source: Hutchins Library, Berea College.

I finished reading the third volume in this series. As I have written about the previous volumes (link to reviews of volume 1 and volume 2), this is an excellent compilation of the early work by Eastman and Laird. The volume contains seven stories, including the three-issue arc "Return to New York." These stories were originally published between 1987 to 1989; the stories do hold up well enough with the passage of time.

In this volume, the authors try out different styles such as telling a mobster story or a feudal Japan samurai and ninjas story. You can tell the authors love their work as it shows in the well crafted stories and solid artwork. As with previous volumes, this one does include author commentary sections for each comic. Fans who enjoy learning how the artists work and other trivia will enjoy reading those sections as well.

Overall, this continues to be a solid selection for libraries with graphic novels collections. As I have stated before, this is not for little children, but teens and above will enjoy them. This is one I would definitely add to my personal collection.

5 out of 5 stars.

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This book qualifies for the following 2016 Reading Challenges:

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