Have you seen it yet? No, I’m not talking about the new Star Wars movie. I’ve seen that seven times already. I’m talking about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. I’m seeing it this week, and I haven’t been this excited about a movie since—well—since Star Wars: The Force Awakens!
In the meantime, IDW Publishing has created a comic book series for my two favorite Turtle troublemakers of all time called Bebop and Rocksteady Destroy Everything. In the very first issue, Donatello discovers the skeletons of both Bebop and Rocksteady in the Museum of Natural History. Naturally (Pun intended.), there’s only one person who could quite possibly explain why two of Shredder’s best baddies have been dead for over 80 million years—Renet!
This week, in Bebop and Rocksteady Destroy Everything #2, Bebop and Rocksteady meet two guys I’m sure they never thought they would see again…themselves! Meanwhile, our heroes-in-a-half-shell go all the way back to the Cretaceous Period, where the mastermind behind this storyline, Savanti Romero, has begun to unravel his plans to literally destroy everything. And with multiple versions of Bebop and Rocksteady on the loose, how in Splinter’s name are our friends going to stop this guy?
If one thing’s for sure, writers Ben Bates and Dustin Weaver have an extremely fun and exciting series on their hands. Even Bobby Curnow is behind these comics as editor. And with artists like Giannis Milogiannis, Sophie Campbell, and even Ben Bates himself contributing to multiple pages, this series never loses its true vision.
Now, if only we could see where Bebop and Rocksteady will end up next . . .
Until next week!