TMNT: The Last Ronin

Episode 75

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Cowabunga, Explorers! The gang are heading back to the sewers with TMNT: The Last Ronin #1. Story by Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird, and Tom Waltz. Art by Kevin Eastman, Isaac Escorza, and Esau Escorza. Set in a dystopian NYC, the last remaining Ninja Turtle is on a mission to avenge his fallen brothers and Master Splinter. Additionally, this series marks the return of original creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird after they had a falling out a few decades ago.

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Dennis, Johnny, and guest host Jake (Frankie was off fighting the Foot Clan) chat about the influence of  Old Man Logan, Escape from New York, and The Dark Knight Returns on TMNT: The Last Ronin. Next, they discuss if this series is a continuation of the original cartoon or Eastman and Laird’s original comic book. Last, they ask if the series will check your “turtle boxes”. Additional topics include the shopping cart security systems on cars of the future; when will DC make The Dark Knight Returns for Batman ’66 ; and last, but not certainly not least, the storytelling and art of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin.

Check out our reading lists for previous seasons by clicking here. We would love to hear your suggestions for future episodes of Graphic Novel Explorers Club.


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