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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #143

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 4 critic ratings.

Dr. Barlow holds a member of the Claw Clan hostage!

Alopex has run out of options, and she can’t take on Barlow alone. Forced to seek the aid of the TMNT—whose friendship she renounced after they forged an alliance with the Shredder—Alopex forms an uneasy truce with the Turtles, one that is put to the test when they must work together to bring Barlow to justice.

Meanwhile, Leatherhead gets a new perspective on the consequences of his work enforcing Barlow’s plans.

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
28 pages
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4 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    The Fanboy Factor

    Sophie Campbell’s scripts seem like the perfect pairing to these pencils. Campbell takes the franchise history and respectfully creates her own tapestry out of the decades of good and bad. Her story somehow weaves in some of the ugliest parts of turtle history with a needle of forgiveness and a thread of fresh eyes.

    Another nostalgia nonpareil.

  • 90


    Relationships are mended as the citizens of the former Mutant Town come together against a common foe in ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ #143. Everything about this run of the series continues to be a gift, delivering even more of that fantastic character development brought to life with amazing artwork.

  • 80


    In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #143, Sophie Campbell and Gavin Smith collaborate to deliver a narrative that not only underscores the significance of family bonds and trust among allies but also showcases remarkable artistry. As the Turtles face their deepest fears and insecurities, the story delves into their motivations and highlights their growth, while also leaving them at a critical juncture. Readers are left eagerly anticipating the conclusion of the ‘Damages Done’ arc, promising further revelations and challenges for our heroes.

  • 60

    The current arc of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles moves towards its climax as the Turtles and their allies begin patching things up and band together to confront mad scientist Jaspar Barlowe in the city’s sewers. The pacing is a little off on the issue as it spends much of its time delving into the dark fantasies of each character, and the artwork is a bit stiff and almost overbearing in the darkness of the sewers and the lightning effects wreathing many of the layouts. However, the nightmarish imagery is affecting. Barlowe’s plan is still vague, but whatever it is, it should be interesting to see how the Turtles and company handle him and move into the next chapter of their lives.

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