TMNT Project The Last Ronin Delayed to October with new art team
The much-hyped Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles project by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird called The Last Ronin has been pushed back to October 2020 with some new art team members to boot.
So this miniseries was originally a story from Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman which was outlined way back in 1987 at the height of the Turtles’ popularity. The story was set in 2017 and was the story of an unspecified turtle surviving in a desolate future. It was picked up after the co-creators joined up again and some elements were changed including the story being set in 2040 instead of 2017.
The book is also expected run for five issues and will have a cover price of $8.99. Pretty heavy I know but we should expect some quality and a lot of nostalgia for this.
Now here comes the kicker. It looks like The Last Ronin would be getting a creative makeover with new artists Esau Escorza and Isaac Escorza joining the team. We don’t know yet what happens to Andy Kuhn but reports are already pointing out that his name is no longer appearing in the most recent solicits for the book.
Bleedingcool.com suggests that the change for artist was brought about by the poor reception for the sample pages that were shared online. It looks like they wanted a bigger bang and bigger buzz and the current art just doesn’t cut it.
Check out the new solicit for The Last Ronin # 1:
TMNT THE LAST RONIN #1 (OF 5)
(W) Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird, Tom Waltz (A/CA) Kevin Eastman, Esau Escorza, Issac Escorza
It’s the TMNT event of 2020! Springing from the minds of TMNT co-creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird comes an epic like you’ve never seen before! In a future NYC far different than the one we know today, a lone surviving Turtle goes on a seemingly hopeless mission to obtain justice for his fallen family and friends. Kinetic layouts from Eastman, moody inks from Andy Kuhn and a thrilling script full of surprises from longtime TMNT scribe Tom Waltz all combine to make this one of the most memorable TMNT stories you will ever read! Oversized in both format and page count, this is a perennial TMNT tale that can’t be missed!SRP: $8.99 NEW FOC: 10/5/20 On Sale Date: 10/28/20
We’re already anticipating the sample pages with the new art team to be honest.
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