IDW’s ‘TMNT: The Last Ronin’ #1 Sells Out To No-One’s Surprise And Gets A Second Printing

by Olly MacNamee

With pre-orders for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin #1 exceeding 130,000 and still not being able to keep up with demand, it’s no surprise to me that it sold out. Especially as they’d already put in an order for a second printing even before the first issue hit the shelves. Furthermore, at a print run of 50,000, it’s the largest second printing in IDW’s history. And out in shops next Wednesday 9th December.

Based on an unpublished 1987 story concept by TMNT creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, this new series was scripted by Tom Waltz, with layouts provided by Eastman and pencils and inks by Esau and Isaac Escorza, with colour art by Luis Antonio Delgado, and letters by Shawn Lee, and edits by Bobby Curnow.

The series runs for five issues, with each issue oversized at 7” x 11” and 48 pages in length.

“An epic miniseries three decades in the making from the minds of TMNT co-creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin takes place in a future New York City far different from the one we know today, where a lone surviving Turtle goes on a seemingly hopeless mission to obtain justice for his fallen family and friends.”

Look out for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin #1 second printing out Wednesday 9th December from IDW.

Olly MacNamee

A unashamed DC Comics fan and sometime teacher for over 20 years! I got lucky and found the escape hatch. Now, I just read and write about comics all day long. Co-host of the ICE-Cast podcast and one third of the brains behind Birmingham's street art and graffiti festival High Vis Fest.

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