The second issue of this new series from IDW Publishing looking at a possible dark future in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Last Ronin #2.
Secrets are revealed as we begin to discover what happened in the past to lead to this nightmarish future. The Ronin meets an unexpected new ally but the Foot Clan begins an exhaustive sweep of the Bottom to find the vengeful mutant. And what role does Baxter Stockman play?Kevin Eastman (Author, Artist) Peter Laird (Author) Tom Waltz (Author) Andy Kuhn (Artist, Cover Artist)
We start to learn what went before here. And it’s not good. There is a lot of time jumping so we haven’t got the full picture, but we can see where it is going. The re-introduction of April is also interesting – she’s seen some things and isn’t sure on how this is to move forward.
The flashbacks are really well done, it starts off so nice too and goes downhill quickly after a surprise attack by the Foot Clan.
There is a jump and we get another flashback – this time of Michelangelo and his leaving the city and what he chose to do next.
It’s heartbreaking in a way as he was always the more happy go lucky brother and now this is all on him.
The art style switches well for Mikey’s flashback and I like how that adds to the tone.
This is an excellent read, and after that amaing first issue, it allows us to breath and catch up – not everything though…