Comic Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything TPB (IDW)

For any Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fans out there, This is a MUST READ!  Classic turtles over the top action mixed with the goofball moments that make the pages seem […]

For any Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fans out there, This is a MUST READ!  Classic turtles over the top action mixed with the goofball moments that make the pages seem to fly by. I could not put this book down.

 

A new exhibit has come to the Natural History Museum in New York City. Donatello and his brothers head in to check it out after Donatello has told them there is something they need to see.  The brothers are confused at to what could be so important about a mummy exhibit until 2 of the displays are all too familiar to them; the fossilized remains of none other than their old enemies Bebop and Rocksteady. From 65 million years ago.

Cut over to the present, and very much alive, Bebop and Rocksteady whom, once again, have made a blunder of their criminal lives, kicked out of another gang and on the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Down and out, the two retreat back to their hideout to plan their next move; with a healthy dose of their usual doltish bantering.

Back in NY, the turtles, being a little more than curious, begin to theorize as to how their dim-witted adversaries might have ended up here when Michaelangelo notices a particularly interesting gemstone. The gemstone apparently compels Mikey to touch it, which then summons their old friend, the Time Master Renet. After a short and very entertaining, albeit a little far-fetched (but this is the teenage mutant ninja turtles after all), explanation of timelines and how the beacons work the Turtles and Renet come to realize that the Mummy before them is actually Renet. As our heroes begin to unravel and figure out how all this might come or not come to pass, back in Rio de Janeiro, Our two mutated mercenaries have a little trinket they procured after, quite forcefully, rejecting a job offer.  A Time Master’s Scepter!  With access to the entire  universe and everything in it now resting firmly in The imbecilic Bebop and Rocksteady’s hands, the timeline has no idea what’s coming.

With so many twists, turns, new and familiar faces, and overwhelming turtles action, this book was an absolutely phenomenal read from start to finish. Reading this made me feel like I was a 12-year-old again playing Turtles In Time on my Super Nintendo. A truly entertaining and compelling adventure from the characters we know and love with all of the aspects that made us fall in love with this beautifully absurd universe. A comic that truly everyone can enjoy.

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