TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
I’ve stated throughout 2022 that my favorite mutant story since 2020 is IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, spearheaded by the great Sophie Campbell. It’s partly contrarianism against all my loyal X-Heads, but it’s also how I feel. TMNT #101 kicked off the “Mutant Town” era of Turtles comics, and Sophie Campbell’s run during this stretch simply does not miss. While the X-Men are building a mutant nation in the Marvel Universe’s Krakoa, the Turtles are helping establish “mutant town,” but on the more local level the questions, considerations, and explorations are honestly more succinct and engaging. Plus, whether it’s Campbell on art or not, Turtles comics simply look fantastic, with Ronda Pattison’s colors ensuring vibrancy and tonal consistency no matter who’s drawing.