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Reviews: Brynmore & TMNT: The Last Ronin - Lost Years #4
From IDW Publishing
From IDW Publishing, this week is a new series - Brynmore and the penultimate issue of TMNT: The Last Ronin - Lost Years.
TMNT: The Last Ronin - Lost Years #4
In the past: Michelangelo’s journey toward vengeance takes a detour when he’s captured, imprisoned, and forced to take part in a gladiatorial competition with fighters from all over the world. Though new friendships are formed with would-be foes, one thing is certain: the only way to attain his freedom is to fight. It will take all Michelangelo’s skill to defeat those who stand between him and vengeance. Meanwhile, in the present (a.k.a. our future!): Casey Marie Jones and her young Turtle pupils grapple with the lessons left by their late sensei Michelangelo as the situation in NYC worsens.
by Kevin B. Eastman (Author), Tom Waltz (Author), Ben Bishop (Artist), S.L. Gallant (Artist)
There are some good time jumps here that work well with the story's building. Michaelangelo is stuck and forced to undertake gladiatorial games. His relationship with one of the other fighters is very interesting. The battles continue, and you really wonder what the way out will be. It is all building up to an interesting finale, and I wonder where this point will lead to.
The parts with the next generation are excellent. I like how they are all different, both to each other and the original brothers. There are some similarities there too, and that is a nice point.
This is an excellent series and has some fantastic artwork and scenes.
From the creators of The October Faction, Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) & Damien Worm, comes a new horror tale, Brynmore! Recently divorced and sober, Mark Turner has returned to his hometown looking for a second chance. He’ll rebuild the old church into a new home…if the locals let him. But Turner Island has a secret, one tracing back to when it was named after Mark’s ancestors. Who, or what, is Brynmore?
by Steve Niles (Author), Damien Worm (Artist)
A quiet start to this new horror series. I’m not sure what to expect, as other than the cliffhanger ending, a lot is hinted towards, but nothing is told. Even so, it does pull you in. There are some interesting characters and some obvious bad blood on the island. This builds on the tension and makes you expect the worse.
Some of the characters don’t seem too bad, and it will be interesting to see where this all leads to.
Mark Turner and his family history seem to be the centre point of this story, and he has his family name to deal with and his own personal past problems. I like the way he wants to do better.
The last few pages are where this really kicks off and is well-paced and plays out well.
I’ll be sticking with this to see where it goes!