Paul Allor gets to write in the TMNT U. Repeatedly. And well.
His Shredder micro from the other month was this tight exploration on the mindset of war which though philosophical in tone could not have featured more fighting, and TMNT: Utrom Empire #1 starts a 3 issue intergalactic epic. Seriously, Allor can blow.
Oh, and he makes Fugitoid interesting here. Actually, kind of heartbreaking. The suicide attempt, and the flat way of Fugitoid thinking about it, kind of got to me. Man, who the hell can make Fugitoid anything but a chore?
And don’t get me started on the intergalactic war and prison island intrigue. Just don’t. I’ll start writing about the cool toys Allor is being given and the fun he’s having with them – which by proxy means all the readers get to have fun, too. Or I’ll rant about how this issue is tightly plotted. Like, Allor most likely sold his grandmother’s soul for this level of game.
Allor also annoys me by getting to work with Andy Kuhn and Bill Crabtree. I dig their style together. That is all.
Oh, and those covers. Man, those covers. Those. Covers. These three covers are some of the best things – as art but in a collective design sense – I’ve seen in a long while.
TMNT: Utrom Empire #1 is just fuel for me to burn the Allor effigies in my mind.
I hate Paul Allor.