TMNT: The Final Ronin imagined a universe the place only a single member of the Turtles was left standing, a darkish future with little hope—however its closing conclusion didn’t simply give a jolt of hope to that alternate actuality, however set the phases for a continuation that’s now coming to gentle.
At Comedian-Con this weekend IDW confirmed that Last Ronin’s creative team—Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz, artists Ben Bishop and Esau and Isaac Escorza, colorist Edgar Delgado, and letterer Shawn Lee—will reunite for The Final Ronin II: Re-Evolution, beginning later this yr.
Whereas the unique Final Ronin centered on a singular protagonist—Michelangelo, the remaining member of the Hamato Clan who survived and in the end avenged his household’s deaths by the hands of the Shredder’s forces in a dystopian future actuality—Re-Evolution will star a extra usually TMNT foursome. Launched within the closing pages of the unique collection, and expounded on additional within the framing machine of Last Ronin: The Lost Years, Re-Evolution options the 4 younger mutant turtles that have been to be the following technology of Hamato siblings: Yi, Uno, Odyn, and Moja, now grown up and skilled by April and Casey’s daughter, Casey Marie, are able to defend New York as their predecessors as soon as did.
“Little did we all know—and far to our absolute pleasure—The Final Ronin would turn out to be a publishing sensation, a New York Occasions bestseller, far surpassing our preliminary hopes and expectations. And never solely was it profitable, it provided Kevin [Eastman] and I the chance to revisit what we’ve lovingly come to name the Roninverse within the type of prequels and sequels,” Tom Waltz advised IGN. “I couldn’t be extra excited and humbled to assist deliver the following technology of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to the world… superior new tales and characters that stand firmly and respectfully atop the shoulders of the beloved legacy of their authentic namesakes. We’re gonna have our pizza and eat it too!”
The Misplaced Ronin II: Re-Evolution will start on December 13.
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