The story takes place after issue 17, where the turtles were sent to Planet Neutrino in Dimension X, through a portal, where a massive war is going on with the Neutrino's, led by Krang. Krang is after the Fugitoid, so he can complete the construction of the Technodrome. Since the turtles and the Neutrino's haven't formally met on a personal level, they don't know if they can trust one another, but they have a common enemy - Krang's stone soldiers.
There are a lot of action sequences panel to panel, and then Princess Trib gets kidnapped, and Michelangelo goes to her rescue. Once things calm down for a few, the turtles and the Neutrino's have a chance to talk things out for a bit. This is the opportunity the Fugitoid needed to share his background story. The issue ends with Krang sending out a message to the Neutrino's, as he has the royal family in custody.
Overall, this is a good issue. There's a lot of action, and the revamped Neutrino's look great. The last time I remember seeing the Neutrino's is from the classic animated series that premiered in 1987. I recently started collecting the revamped turtles comics from IDW, through digital format, and this is my first review for the comic book series. This is a fun and exciting issue, but comparatively to previous issues, it has some minor setbacks, but still a good, solid issue. I recommend this issue, and my rating is three out of five stars. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #18 is available now in print or digital format for $3.99, and is written by Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz, drawn by Ben Bates, and colored by Ronda Pattison.