The last Ronin represents a dark future where 3 of the ninja turtles died

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SNL recently parodied the middle-aged mutant ninja turtles where their best days were behind them, but an upcoming mini-comic book series will represent an even darker future for pizza-loving superheroes, one where three of the four heroes in a half-shell are dead .IDW Publishing announced on Monday the release of the five-issue miniseries Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin, based on a decades-old concept from TMNT co-creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird this summer. Here is the official plot synopsis:

“In a future city of New York very different from the one we know today, a single surviving turtle sets out on a seemingly hopeless mission to seek justice for his family and deceased friends. “

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin features Eastman layouts, Andy Kuhn inks, and Tom Waltz script. Check out the first illustration in the miniseries in the slideshow below:

TMNT: The Last Ronin

“About ten years ago, I rediscovered a twenty-page plan for a TMNT story that Peter and I wrote together in 1987. The story unfolded thirty years later, which (as written then) was taking place in 2017, “Eastman recalled in the official press release.

“When I reread it, I went back to a very different time in the history of TMNT – when it was comics, mainly Peter and I, writing and drawing numbers, before anything else. would soon know about these. the characters we created and called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. “

Co-writer of the series Tom Waltz said he was “dizzy” when Eastman showed him the outline that he and Laird had created over thirty years ago: “Beyond technological and sociological predictions strangely prescient of Peter Laird, the idea for the story itself was exciting and versatile, designed in such a way that it could be easily edited to fit the many different TMNT iterations that have existed over the years, without losing any basic elements injected into it by Kevin and Peter. “

Waltz added that he has “the absolute honor of joining these legendary creators to create a TMNT story set in a chaotic future, full of revenge, honor, tragedy, hope and action sequences Exaggerated ninja that will explode everything The spirit of Turtles fans, whatever version of the beloved franchise is their favorite. ” Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin # 1 will be available this summer and with several cover variations. Each issue of the IDW miniseries will consist of 48 pages.

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