- TMNT is producing content material that highlights its iconic characters in artistic methods, with three separate continuities occurring concurrently.
- The TMNT artistic group is happy concerning the potential of a Spider-Verse-style crossover for the franchise.
- The introduction of Armaggon as a villain and the existence of a weapon that may slice via actuality units the stage for a potential crossover that includes completely different TMNT variants.
Warning! This text incorporates spoilers for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Final Ronin II – Re-Evolution Turtlemania is again in full-swing as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles continues to provide content material that not solely highlights its iconic titular characters in more and more artistic methods, however is doing so all on the similar time. Proper now, there are three separate TMNT continuities occurring concurrently – together with The Final Ronin – with a villainous presence brewing within the background of each established universe simply ready to strike. In different phrases, TMNT must launch an official Spider-Verse-style crossover, and in keeping with the artistic minds behind the TMNT sequence, that’s one thing followers could possibly be seeing sooner slightly than later.
The Spider-Verse idea has really made a reputation for itself with the important acclaim and fan reward of Into the Spider-Verse and Throughout the Spider-Verse, to not point out the anticipation of the ultimate installment within the trilogy, Past the Spider-Verse. Although the concept of a multiverse consisting of plenty of Spider-Man variants teaming up towards a cosmic risk is one which existed within the comics first. In Marvel Comics’ 2014-15 Spider-Man crossover comedian occasion, Spider-Verse, the villainous Morlun – a being who hunts Spider-Heroes throughout the multiverse – is on a mission to just do that. With this imminent risk to all Spider-Heroes approaching, plenty of Spider-Individuals resolve to group up and take the struggle to Morlun, as that’s the one means to make sure their very own survival. And now, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have the possibility to do one thing related.
TMNT Has A Stable Multiverse, Now It Simply Wants A Crossover
In a Display screen Rant unique interview at San Diego Comedian-Con 2023 with TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman, co-writer Tom Waltz, and artist Ben Bishop, the artistic group behind the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Final Ronin II – Re-Evolution talk about the method of making this new chapter in TMNT lore. Whereas the primary topic of the interview was the brand new e-book, the artistic group have been additionally requested concerning the ongoing ones, and – extra particularly – if these concurrent continuities would ever merge into one large crossover occasion akin to Marvel’s Spider-Verse. Tom Waltz’s reply to that inquiry was as follows:
Ronin can exist on the similar time that Cowabunga Dude in Saturday Morning Adventures, you realize, Mikey, can exist. It’s simply all a part of the larger actuality. So I’d say, I’m not saying there’s any particular plans for that, however I do know, usually talking, the multiverse is one thing that we’re actually enthusiastic about.
The three ongoing TMNT continuities are the primary flagship sequence Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the continuation of the ‘90s cartoon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Saturday Morning Adventures, and The Final Ronin universe in any other case known as the Roninverse. All three are increasing in ways in which make the timing for an epic Spider-Verse-style crossover completely excellent, particularly when contemplating there’s already a villain who would match the mildew completely because the catalyst to convey these TMNT variants collectively: Armaggon. Armaggon is the present big-bad of the flagship TMNT sequence who has the ability to actually chew via the timestream and seemingly eat total realities. Not solely that, however Saturday Morning Adventures launched a weapon that has the ability to slice via actuality itself, which may result in different dimensions, and even different TMNT universes. All this with the introduction of the Roninverse’s new Turtle heroes – Yi, Uno, Odyn, and Moja – which might enable them to struggle alongside their predecessors in a cool ‘passing of the torch’-type storyline.
Whereas Tom Waltz made it clear that there aren’t any plans for a multiverse story proper now, even with all of the makings for one proper at their fingertips, the TMNT author did say that your complete artistic group is happy concerning the potential of the multiverse. So, regardless that Armaggon might not drive these Ninja Turtle variants to one another the way in which Morlun did for the Spider-Heroes, that doesn’t imply Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles gained’t have a Spider-Verse-style crossover someday within the close to future.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Final Ronin II – Re-Evolution #1 by IDW Publishing is accessible December 13, 2023.