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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #144

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 3 critic ratings.

To rescue their friend, the TMNT face off against Dr. Barlow, the mastermind behind the Mutant Town murders! But even if they’re successful, can they recover from the price they’ve paid to face their demons? Don’t miss the epic conclusion of “Damages Done”!

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Print Length
30 pages
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  • 90


    Nightmarish encounters help put a lot of things in perspective as the Splinter Clan and allies look to the future in the emotionally charged Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #144. All roads lead to the upcoming big 150 issue, as the powerful series continues to do all the things that have made it one of the best comic books being published for years.

  • 75


    This issue of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles not only wraps up an engaging story arc but also promises fresh and exciting adventures in the upcoming “Road to 150” arc. The combination of action, character development, and the prospect of new beginnings makes this issue well worth the read. As we begin to bid farewell to Sophie Campbell’s remarkable run on the title, it’s clear that the future of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is as bright as ever.

  • 70

    It’s interesting happenstance that news of Sophie Campbell’s exit as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ writer should break days before Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #144 goes on sale. The issue, which concludes the current story arc, feels like it could serve perfectly well as Campbell’s swan song, with each of the characters finally being honest about what they need to process and grow beyond their recent traumas, and their peers wishing them well in kind. It’d be a bittersweet ending, to be sure, but a fitting one that would leave fans satisfied. Alas, there’s still one more major storyline to go, regarding the world-devouring entity Armaggon, but we’ll get to that later. Gavin Smith’s starchy linework, which served the series well during the opening chapters of the arc, with its urban action, is less suited to the emotional and character-focused ending, leaving the Turtles looking like expressionless Muppets in certain panels. However, while the art might struggle with anthropomorphic emoting, it’s serviceable most everywhere else. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #144 sets a somber tone heading into the end of one of the brightest spots in the Turtles’ comic book history.

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