Television

Review: Nick TMNT #34 "The Good, the Bad and Casey Jones"

With a hockey masked pulled over his face, he beats the bad guys making them pay for all of their crimes.  His weapons are that you can find in a sports store, from baseball bat to golf club.  His mark has been made on most properties of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  His temper usually brings him closer to Raphael as a friend.  His goal is to keep the streets of New York clean of scum.  First introduced in the Mirage solo issue for Raphael, he landed his spot in the cartoons, toys and movies!  Now Casey Jones finds his way into the Nickelodeon Cartoon as the crime fighter we all know him for being.  Here is my review of “The Good, The Bad and Casey Jones”. 

Review: Nick TMNT #33 "Slash and Destroy"

There are a lot of characters for the classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon coming back for Nickelodeon’s TMNT series.  Each one bringing on a new look, a new history, and even new personalities.  With all these new introductions to characters we already know, fears can come up if they change someone to away we will not enjoy.  One of those fears came to me, when I found out last year that Spike, Raphael’s pet was going to turn into Slash.  This episode was not riding well with me, all the way up to the day it aired.  How could they turn Spike into a bad guy?  Nickelodeon took me by surprise and did not let me down.  Here is my review of “Slash and Destroy”.

Review: Nick TMNT #32 "Target: April O'Neil"

In Season one April O’Neil was clearly shown not only to be friend to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, she is also the target of the Kraang.  Which makes her all the more interest for Karai, who is out to destroy the Turtles.  Now with the new Foot Bots, Kara is not going to sit back she wants to destroy the Turtles.  Is April truly safe, living a life without the Turtles by her side?  Here is my review of Nickelodeon’s TMNT episode “Target: April O’Neil”

Review: Nick TMNT #31 "Mikey Gets Shellacne"

In Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles they have Michelangelo taking the hits as being the dumb one.  His brothers pick on him big time, a great example will always be in "The Gauntlet" when Donatello is told to stay with Michelangelo.  Personally I find this a pet peeve, most of the time it’s just wiped off and Mikey acts like it does not bother him.  Though in Season 2 there is an episode where Michelangelo shows that his brother’s actions do hurt him.  Here is my review of “Mikey Gets Shellacne”.

Review: Nick TMNT #30 "Mutagen Man Unleashed"

Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series enjoys bringing characters from our past back to get the fans excited within their new cartoon series.  One of the characters we were teased with in Season one is Mutagen Man.  Used once in the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon series, this character is known by fans more for the action figure which was on the market.  There are those of us who remember the young man who went to deliver a package and fell into Shredder’s Mutagen.  Now we get a whole new look at him in action in episode 30 of Nickelodeon’s TMNT  “Mutagen Man Unleashed”.

Review: Nick TMNT #29 "Follow the Leader"

Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series has been an amazing ride and still going with new episodes all the time.  While I’ve been working at giving the fullest of reviews, I noticed that I have fallen behind with real life stuff eating away at my time.  Making my long reviews much harder to write, as I do not have the time to go into the full details that I enjoy giving.  To help us catch up on some much needed reviews, I am going to change up my review format.  If people have questions about parts of the show that I do not get to cover, just ask in the comment section.  This reviews is about episode 29 “Follow the Leader”.

Review: Nick TMNT #28 "Invasion of the Squirrelanoids"

Nickelodeon made sure that we all knew that season two of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was going to be filled with Mutants.  The end of the first episode hinted at what the first mutant we were going to see was going to be in this long hunt for all the mutagen canisters.  The big question was ahead of us is how dangerous is these mutants going to be, and will any of them become friends to the Turtles?  We got our first real taste of just what the Turtles could face in episode 2 of the season with "Invasion of the Squirrelanoids".  Here is my review of this hyperactive mutant mess of pure gross tales.

Review: Nick TMNT #27 "The Mutation Situation"

What a season, so much Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles merch released this year that there was no way to have a review from every item that came out.  I hope that everyone enjoyed all of the reviews that we did share, with great toys.  With the Holiday Season done we are going to try and focus the site back on the Nickelodeon Cartoon and the IDW Comics, as well as keeping the toy reviews coming.  In February 2014 Toy Fair is coming up, which means that toys are still a high focus point for us here at Cowabunga Corner.  

Memory of James Avery

One could hope for some good news for starting off the New Year.  Though times remain to be rough all around.  Today, I write this with a heavy heart. I want to wish the family James Avery my deepest condolences.  While I have never met James, his talents and career has touched my life more than once.  He will be deeply missed.

James passed away on December 31st, 2013.  He recently had a surgery and things turned for the worse according to a TMZ report.  James was 65 years old, born on November 27th 1948. 

Cowabunga Corner 116: Review "A Thing About Rats"

 

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