Press Release

Ballad of Villains!

Bad guys need love too, right?

Well, that would certainly appear to be the case in this instance.

That’s right, turtle fans…the awesome powerhouse that is IDW is due to release a brand new mini-series in the TMNT-verse that centers completely around a few, choice villains that have appeared within the pages of the rebooted series. Due to have the first issue hit the shelves on April 17, 2013, this micro-series will feature issues centering around Krang, Baxter Stockman, Old Hob and Alopex.

This might be a bit of a gamble. After all, who wants to see their favorite member of the fabulous four getting their tails beaten from the perspective of the bad guy? However, I do have to admit that my interest and curiosity are both piqued. The writers at IDW have written these rebooted (in the case of Stockman and Krang) villains of the TMNT-verse closer to those of the original comic books done by Eastman and Laird.

You know…badasses that can actually be taken seriously unlike their 1980’s cartoon counterparts. Seriously…it’s impossible to be terrified of an android body that looks like a giant baby wearing a red speedo (though I will admit the that ‘Cybermen‘ versions of the Nickelodeon cartoon are a definite improvement and step up from that). However, the Krang and Stockman that IDW has created are by no means ridiculous in any way.

And Alopex and Old Hob aren’t exactly pushovers either.

With all of this in mind, I actually would be interested in reading a series of issues from their perspective. It would be interesting to take a peek into their minds.

Why won’t the Shredder be sharing in this particular ‘solo tour’? Well…he is the central villain in the main comic, so perhaps the writers at IDW thought it would be a case of overkill, and if that is the case, I would have to agree. So why then was there a micro-series revolving around the intrepid heroes of the series?

Simple…

Because they’re just too awesome to be limited to the pages of one, central story!

And let’s face it…in a world where Michael Bay threatens to destroy this beloved fandom, we need every bit of awesomeness we can get!

Until next time!

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