by Ben Bates, Dustin Weaver and Nick Pitarra, @idwcomics
I’m not gonna lie to you, I’m legitimately excited for that
new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie that comes out this week. No, no, hear
me out: the most recent TMNT was bonkers,
and I loved every second of its absurdity and on-point characterizations (ok,
the Shrek faces were weird, I’ll give you that), so everything about the TMNT 2
trailer, from Casey Jones to the soundtrack choices, has me 100% on board. One
thing: I don’t know anything about those new mutants that look ready to rumble.
Mikey, Donnie, Leo, and Raph start our story off by breaking
into the museum to take a look at an old, recently discovered mummy, as ninja
teen brothers are wont to do in their free time. Next to the mummy, they are
shocked to see the bones of their enemies Bebop (mutant warthog, killer mohawk)
and Rocksteady (mutant rhino, killer) on display.
Glowing brightly on the mummy’s chest is a mysterious stone
that Mikey (who else?) feels compelled to touch. Next thing the turtles know, a
time traveler is in their midst, and they’re off on a mission to save the
timeline as we know it—but before they realize what’s happening, the very much
alive Bebop and Rocksteady of 2016 hijack their ride and vanish into the
This is everything I want from a summer comic and more. Is it next week yet?
Kara Szamborski supervises the production coordinator team
at comiXology and co-hosts the weekly comiXologist podcast to help you find new
comics to read. Donnie used to be her favorite turtle, but after the latest
movie, it’s definitely Raph.
before we start this blogging day can we just discuss how lana del rey, lorde, kylie minogue, mark ronson, taylor swift, nick jonas, kathy bates, the ghost of michael jackson and some authentic NYC rats who are the size of a cat were @ gaga’s birthday party yesterday?