A cool first appearance in this issue but it wasn’t really about April.

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Micro-Series: April” #7 — Click to read full article

“IDW Publishing’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Micro-Series” line is self contained stories that propel the plot of the main TMNT ongoing series, often introducing new characters into the continuity. They’re prime jumping on points for the new Turtles universe and this seventh “Micro-Series” installment featuring April O’Neil by Barbara Randall Kesel and drawn by Marley Zarcone is no different. The issue had potential — with April in the spotlight and debuting a fan favorite character, but overall it fell flat, squandering an opportunity to show readers a more layered look at Miss O’Neil.

Akin to the original 1984 TMNT series, in the new IDW universe April is a woman of science with no microphones or Channel 6 News vans anywhere to be seen. She does don a yellow jumpsuit at the end, but it was irrelevant to her character and more of a situational convenience, which highlights the disappointment of the issue — April comes off as a benefactor of good luck as opposed to skill with too many unbelievable things going her way.”

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