TMNT: Dimension X #1 Review

IDW has long had a habit of spinning their ongoing TMNT saga out into various mini-series and one-shots, and that continues with the debut of the weekly Dimension X mini-series. This approach can make it difficult for fans who just want to follow one book and leave things at that, but it does have the advantage of allowing the main book to keep humming along without getting too bogged down in side-stories and plot detours. That’s a function Dimension X serves pretty well. It’s a spinoff that looks to be easy to ignore if you choose, but one that offers a fun, wacky romp if you’re in the mood for such a thing.

Dimension X is an offshoot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #73 (also out today), which sets up the Turtles’ current mission of hunting down and protecting a series of key witnesses in Krang’s trial. Basically, each of these issues will focus on a different witness and a different rescue operation. It’s a great way of expanding the TMNT franchise, as each new chapter introduces readers to an unfamiliar alien world in Dimension X, each with its own set of challenges and colorful inhabitants. Needless to say, this is TMNT at its most lighthearted.

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