I had to put down RW#2 after a few pages. I realized I never got around to reading a lot of my TPBs and needed a break to read something good. Thoughts on the second IDW trade.
LIGHT SPOILERS AHEAD
This book explains some confusion I had with Splinter knowing how to fight. It's done in an unique way that differs from the more sci-fi based TMNT tellings we've gotten in the past. Why Splinter is more important than Old Hob is also explained. I enjoyed little bits like the turtles Pizza pal and Leo remembering someone in his dreams.
I was pleased to see Donatello question their past as his character revolves around science. He needs to have a logical explanation for it. Much like the last trade I don't like the out of place conflict between Leo and Donnie. This time it's over whether or not Donnie gloats that he's smarter than all of them. I'm not sure if it's true based on how it's written (also the fact Raph and Mikey don't care) but apparently they fight a lot? Which doesn't fit and like last time feels like their taking turns acting out Raphaels' part.
Splinters' reluctance to have the turtles engage in battles makes sense with the context we're given. The building of all the characters stories feels natural. Casey and April meet but it doesn't seem contrived at all. The pieces are slowly coming together in satisfying ways that doesn't feel rushed or drag. I don't have many problems as I'm sure most will be explained. I'm still not sure why so many people seem unfazed by the TMNTs and only April gives a realistic reaction. I guess there was a Raph mini series as there's a mutant mentioned that we haven't seen yet. I'll have to see how many trades there are besides at least a dozen IDW TPBs for this series.
Another great read and happily I received the next three trades for Christmas.