Thursday, October 21, 2021

Andy Richardson:

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Spinning out from the events of Tales of the Teenage Mutant Turtles, Leonardo questions himself and the path he has taken. Then, a new threat brings back together a group of soldiers who all witnessed something extraordinary years ago in Codename: Black Death.


Tales of Leonardo: Blindsight

Once upon a time the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ruled the indie comics world, and became a kind of pop-culture phenomenon. Like most such stories the excitement faded, but there was still a lot of richness in the inspired characters themselves.

This series focuses on a depressed Leonardo, haunted by memories of what has happened to his team. Can he put the past behind him?

Spinning out of the events of the Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, this black and white series has a bittersweet feel to it, both humorous and strangely dark. It’s written and drawn by Jim Lawson but “Turtles” co-creator Peter Laird consults.






Codename: Black Death

In North Korea, a squadron of soldiers is united by a shared experience that will change their lives forever. Years later, they’ve gone their separate ways, but they haven’t forgotten that day. So when something known as the Skate Project brings them together again, it’s not surprising that they look to each other when tragedy strikes. There are certain situations for which lessons learned in the military come in handy…

This is a fairly straightforward super-hero/action-adventure yarn: Man seeks revenge on killers and comes into possession of high-tech suit. The series is part of a new line of super-hero comics.

Andy Richardson is a freelance writer and editor who has been reading and writing about comics for far longer than he can believe at this point. Andy can be reached via e-mail at Please use “ComicBase” as your subject line.

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