After Renet, a dimensional time traveler, meets The Turtles, her time travelling staff malfunctions sending the Ninja Turtles on an adventure like no other. The Utrom are still around but everything else has changed. Cities are gone but dinosaurs are plenty.
Yes, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have managed to find themselves in the presence of their ancestors. As they find themselves in this new timeline, a familiar enemy captures Raphael and take him away for scientific testing and research. Yes, the Utrom are present in this comic. They have established colonies in order to study dinosaurs and ways in order to use them as weapons. The Utrom seem to be the original dino riders. They flush the turtles out into the wild leaving Donnie, Leo and Mikey to deal with the most dangerous of dinosaurs.
This issue is a fun filled adventure and it takes a break from the dark, serious tone of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ongoing. This is more along the lines of the Nickolodeon Ninja Turtle comic. The art is rounded and bright creating a fun, family feel. This comic uses a vast array of bright colours, the only time there is a dark colour is when The Turtles have to hide in a cave. The colouring is great and pleasing on the eye. The characters and their expressions look great and there is one image that really highlights the fact that Raphael has an aggressive darker side… even though he does not get to show it off.
Although this issue is more light-hearted and family friendly, it is still a great read. The amount of effort put into this franchise is just amazing. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have something for every reader. They are not just pumping out all these different titles for no reason. This short story reveals an intriguing origin and leads into another adventure in a different century.