The Cure And A Girl’s Night In: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Jennika #2’ Reviewed
by Josh Davison
Mild Spoilers Ahead
Silas, Jennika’s ex-boyfriend from her previous life, just told her there could be a cure for mutation out there and that he has a lead on it. Jenny finds it hard to believe, but she is willing to give Sy a chance. It’s apparently being held by some former employees of Old Hob and Sy says he wants to take it for the people of the quarantine zone. However, he needs money to buy the cure and he remembers where he stashed the loot from his and Jenny’s final job. Jennika reluctantly helps him get it back.
In the backup story, Jennika tries to learn the meaning of a girl’s night.
TMNT: Jennika #2 finds our hero reconnecting with an old flame before joining him on what will certainly be a very dangerous mission. There is apparently a cure for mutation and Jenny wants it for the good of everyone in the quarantine zone.
This issue finds a very conflicted Jennika. Her instincts tell her not to trust Sy for an instant, but he seems earnest and his goal could help a lot of people. However, he was a crook when he and Jenn ran together and he left her in the lurch.
It’s a solid story, and it cements Jenny as a layered and complex character. She’s a damn good lead and it’s hard not to feel for her.
The backup story is very funny and damn cute to boot. I definitely got a kick out of it.
Brahm Revel’s art in the main story once again gives us a grounded yet cartoonish world well-suited to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The background detailing is especially good and you can often pick up something extra going on in the margins. Revel’s play with colors is also quite good and it helps set the mood. Megan Huang’s art in the backup is fantastically detailed and Ronda Pattison’s colors pop off the page.
TMNT: Jennika #2 is another strong issue starring the newest member of the Turtles. We watch as she struggles with her past and the potential for a bright future coming from it. She’s a compelling and layered character and the art throughout is top-notch. This one gets a recommendation for sure. Check it out.
TMNT: Jennika #2 comes to us from writers and color artists Brahm Revel and Ronda Pattison, artists Brahm Revel and Megan Huang, letterer Shawn Lee, cover artist Brahm Revel, and variant cover artists Lauren Walsh; Jodi Nishijima; and Alan Quah.
Final Score: 8/10