The third issue of this epic TMNT story is out this week from IDW Publishing, this is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin #3.
Unexpected allies from the past reveal a possible path to salvation! As the Foot Clan sweeps NYC for the rogue Ronin, a final desperate plan in the name of vengeance is made! Spanning decades, this issue’s action and intrigue will set up the astounding final issues!Kevin Eastman (Author, Artist, Cover Artist) Peter Laird (Author) Tom Waltz (Author) Ben Bishop (Artist, Cover Artist) Esau (Artist, Cover Artist) Isaac Escorza (Artist, Cover Artist)
We’re at the midway point of this dark future for the TMNT, and after so many amazing variant covers we’re off!
This is less of a downer than previous issues. Yes, we get more background into what happened. Both what happened to the brothers and how the foot (and the grandson of Shredder) came to lead the city.
There’s a lot more of April in this issue, and the flashbacks link nicely with what is either happening or going to happen. There are some blasts from the past and something more for our last Turtle.
I like the way it deals with Casey – she’s a good character and can hold her own in this city, as shown with the security forces. She can lead well and handle herself, a very well rounded character.
I like the idea of a further mutation, and what that may mean for the future, it works out well with the dystopian theme of the story.
The story isn’t all talk, and there is a good amount of action. Both set now (mainly Casey) and in the past with the attack by the Foot.
Finally, we see a different side of Oroku Hiroto, and his mindset. It’s something unexpected and makes a difference to how this may all end up.
Another excellent read.