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Review - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin - The Lost Years #5
From IDW Publishing
The conclusion to this new story from the world of the Last Ronin from IDW Publishing. This is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin - The Lost Years #5.
In the past: A wake of death and destruction stretches behind Michelangelo, trailing across years and continents, but at long last, fate has brought him face-to-face with the one who stands between him and vengeance: the one called Death Worm. Meanwhile, in the present (a.k.a. our future!): Chaos has taken hold of New York City, forcing Casey Marie Jones and her young Turtle pupils to make a choice: stand and fight or watch the world burn... The tantalizing tale of the beginnings of the Last Ronin concludes, but this is just the beginning of an all-new adventure. Don't miss it!
by Kevin B. Eastman (Author), Tom Waltz (Author), Ben Bishop (Artist), S.L. Gallant (Artist)
This was an excellent ending to the mini-series. Not only did it have action and style, but it works out well as differing parts of the overall narrative.
It’s the end of this mini-series, which leads into the beginning of the previous story arc while also acting as the beginning of something new.
Even so, this was a simple story with so many moving parts. First up, there is the result of Michalangelo’s battle to the top. The death around him is something more to him, and he wants to keep fighting. That fight takes him to Death Worm.
As the story progresses, we get more of those he has left behind. With those ghosts, he finds his place and what he will do next.
This issue is full of the action we come to expect. With the lessons Michelangelo has learned previously, it is a fight that he is victorious in. Even so, some twists and turns to the tale fit right into the story and more.
Finishing, there is an excellent bookend with some good links to the previous stories and the ones we have just finished. The new generation is ready to go, and I look forward to reading more.
Art-wise, this had some excellent action scenes, but even the quieter scenes worked well, almost serine. There is some excellent colouring, and I enjoyed the use of shadow, smoke and dust in this story.
It was a visual treat and a captivating narrative. The character development was done quite well, and the emotional depth given to Michelangelo made him more relatable. The story left enough mystery to keep us intrigued, and the conclusion was satisfying.
The mini-series may have ended, but the stories and the characters will continue to live in our hearts. This tale of determination, resilience, and courage has set a high bar for the upcoming stories. Bravo to the creative team for crafting such a beautiful and compelling narrative. So, if you're a fan of action-packed narratives with a deep emotional core, I highly recommend this mini-series.
Trust me; you won't be disappointed. Can't wait to see what's next!