Jul 18

Make way for BeBop and Rocksteady in the IDW TMNT Comics

Big news for fans of the 80’s show. IDW has just announced during their San Diego Comic panel that fan favorites Bebop and Rocksteady will make their IDW debut after the events of City Fall. Not only that, but a cover art for a Villain micro issue dedicated to the duo was officially released. Check it out below:

Other info from the IDW TMNT Panel (courtesy of Comic Vine)

  • Expect Karai to play a bigger role in the conflict as Leo grows closer to Shredder. This is obvious but awesome nonetheless.
  • The team says they want to keep introducing elements from everything we’ve seen in other incarnations of the Turtles (cartoons, movies, each comic series).
  • Hun will debut in issue #25.
  • They provided a first look at issue #29 (post ‘City Fall’) and the story is called ‘Northampton.’ It’ll be four issues and illustrated by Ross Campbell.
  • They revealed the always awesome Mateus is onboard to be the artist as long as possible. Much more to come from him.
  • Alopex’s micro will definitely have repercussions.
  • Karai’s micro written by Burnham. It surrounds her frustration over the Foot Clan’s direction.The issue’s antagonist is Dark Leo and we got to see a glimpse of them clashing.
  • Hun will get his own micro, too (same creative team as the Casey micro). Goes into Purple Dragons’ origin.
  • About Bebop/Rocksteady: They love being a part of the Foot clan and plan on having lots of fun.
  • Final villain micro will be for Shredder. It’s described as a spiritual journey inside of his mind and will offer trippy visuals.
  • Eastman says the series is going “deeper than he ever dreamed of.”
  • Eastman thinks the animated show is fantastic.
  • Issue 2 of the TMNT: NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES sees the return of Snakeweed.
  • Space Heroes will be seen in the New Animated Adventures!
  • 3rd issue of New Animated Adventures introduces Kraang.
  • 4th issue (by Erik Burnham) of New Animated Adventures introduces The Foot Clan. Rap rushes into a fight but gets hit with a poison dart. Things get wacky from there.
  • Post City Fall (Northampton): villains have stepped back, but not necessarily defeated. Turtles taking a time out, trying to find out how to regroup. Leaves them questioning how to approach a war they don’t want but have no choice to be in. Escape to Northampton in an attempt to do that. There’s victory in defeat and defeat in victory — we’ll see that from the Turtles and Foot. We’ll also see a brand new mutant!
  • Nick and ongoing will keep separate, so don’t expect to see the unique mutants from the show invade the ongoing series any time soon.
  • The book is planned out up until issue 50.
  • Last but certainly not least: Eastman claims the TMNT movie will blow us away.

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