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TMNT: The Last Ronin II - Enjoy a sneak peek at the second issue of the hit Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series

What is happening with Odyn? Co-writer Tom Waltz speaks... but doesn't spill the beans

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin II - Re-Evolution #2
Image credit: Esau and Isaac Escorza/IDW Publishing

Everyone who’s checked out the first issue of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin II - Re-Evolution series knows that things didn’t end too well for all of the next generation of heroes in a half-shell… but we have some good news for fans who can’t wait for the next installment in the series: an exclusive sneak peek of the opening pages to the second issue, courtesy of IDW Publishing.

Spoiler warning: Those who haven’t read Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin II - Re-Evolution #1 yet, proceed at your own risk!

As the final pages of the first issue in the series showed, the new Turtles have come together surprisingly well as a fighting force under the tutelage of Casey Marie Jones, the daughter of the original Casey Jones and April O’Neill — but in a surprise moment, one of the new Turtles, Odyn, ended up seemingly paralyzed for mysterious reasons. But why?

"We have been ecstatic about the amazing response to TMNT: The Last Ronin II - Re-Evolution! The first issue ends with a stunning cliffhanger… and the second issue picks up right where we left off — in the heart of a strange (and possibly deadly), mutation conundrum,” co-writer Tom Waltz told Popverse. “Be sure to grab yourself a copy and join April O’Neil-Jones, Casey Marie Jones, the new TMNT, and a surprise ally from the past, as they work together to unravel this new mystery!”

So… what has happened to Odyn? The second issue of the series, out in May, might answer those questions — and as you can see from the exclusive preview of the opening of the issue below, it’s certainly the most pressing question facing the rest of the Turtles, Casey Marie, and April right now…

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin II - Re-Evolution #2 is once again from the creative team of Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman, Esau and Isaac Escorza, and Ben Bishop. IDW’s description of the issue goes like this: “Casey Marie and the new generation of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have taken on the mantle of New York City's protectors, unaware that an insidious foe is preparing to spring a trap, plunging the city into violence and terror. With pockets of resistance gathering forces and information to fight back, the young Turtles learn about the bloody history of the Hamato Clan's fight against the Foot... as well as discover revelations about themselves that will shape their futures. The legacy continues as legendary TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman reassembles the acclaimed creative team for the next epic chapter of The Last Ronin!”

Covers for the issue come from the Escorzas, Kevin Eastman, Ben Bishop, Freddie Williams II, and Gavin Smith. You can see the covers for the issue in the gallery below, and come back for the issue itself in May.

The TMNT have leveled up, and Popverse has everything you need to know about it. Learn about the background of the futuristic TMNT: The Last Ronin, then get a glimpse at the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that show up in its sequel - TMNT: The Last Ronin II - Re-Evolution. We'll even give you a peek into the first issue of Re-Evolution, but be warned, there are some spoilers in there.

Graeme McMillan

Graeme McMillan: Popverse Editor Graeme McMillan (he/him) has been writing about comics, culture, and comics culture on the internet for close to two decades at this point, which is terrifying to admit. He completely understands if you have problems understanding his accent.


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