With over 130,000 copies of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin #2 printed, IDW have broken its record for a single issue comic book print run. What’s more, in anticipation of a sell out of this second issue they pre-ordered a second print run, just as they did with their first sold out issue.
“The Last Ronin #2, set in a dark possible future for the TMNT, delves deeper into the tragic history of the last surviving Turtle, and delivers one of the most heartrending scenes in TMNT history: the final moments of a beloved character! Longtime TMNT fans and newcomers to the comics alike will not want to miss this new chapter’s twists and turns as The Ronin’s mission of vengeance becomes all the more clear.”
It’s not often you get to see a sales bump on a second issue, but it would seem IDW have succeeded in striking gold for a second time with this highly anticipated title. Something co-creator of the heroes in a half shell Kevin Eastman rightfully commented upon:
“The surprising sales numbers for issue one blew our minds… but then, issue two was like throwing gasoline on a fire. I can’t thank all our fans and retailers enough for all the love and support! The whole team set out to create something extra special with this series, and the fan reaction has made us even more committed to ensuring that The Last Ronin is not only everything you were hoping for in a tough-as-nails TMNT story, but worth the wait! We are chest deep in the next issue and can’t wait for your thoughts when it hits the streets.”
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin #2 Second Printing featuring new cover artwork illustrated by the Escorza brothers and out Wednesday March 31st, from IDW.