Complete the Visceral Visual Experience of IDW’s TMNT Comic Phenomenon with a New Companion Volume to the New York Times Best-Selling Last Ronin Collection
SAN DIEGO, CA (December 20, 2022) – Relive the gritty realism and explosive action of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin—one of the greatest TMNT stories of all time—through the iconic covers that helped make it an instant classic! IDW announces the June 2023 release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin—The Covers, a 200-page, full-color hardcover serving as a comprehensive showcase of each and every cover variant over the span of the series.
Featuring an all-new cover by Last Ronin series co-artist Ben Bishop, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin—The Covers features artwork from an all-star lineup of top-tier talent, including TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman, Last Ronin co-artists Esau & Isaac Escorza and the aforementioned Ben Bishop, and comic industry superstars including Mateus Santolouco, Sophie Campbell, Freddie E. Williams II, Rick and Morty’s Justin Roiland, Peach Momoko, Tyler Kirkham, John Giang, Amanda Conner, Rob Liefeld, Simon Bisley, Stan Sakai, and many more!
“Of the many exciting elements in the creation of the Last Ronin epic, I personally was thrilled (and inspired!) by so many impressive artists’ interpretations of our tragic hero for the various variant and reprint covers. This wonderful collection truly showcases their personal passion for the series with the brilliant, heartfelt visions dedicated to it,” says Eastman.
“All five issues of The Last Ronin came with absolutely insane artwork on hundreds of incredible variant covers—not only from top established legendary creators who may have been drawing TMNT their whole lives but from up-and-coming creators and everyone in between. A cover for The Last Ronin was an opportunity, and every artist knew it and wanted to be a part of it,” says Bishop. “This book is a celebration of all those artists who contributed to the world of The Last Ronin, giving us a glimpse of the Ronin’s world through many different perspectives. I’m so glad that all these works of art will now live in this one cover collection for fans who may not have been able to grab the issue itself but especially for the artists who created them. Personally, I just can’t wait to bring it around to conventions and track down every single signature!”
“The Last Ronin—The Covers is a celebration of the series and its monumental success. We had so many incredible covers to showcase and the result is this amazing collection of covers from some of the most talented artists working in comics,” says senior editor Alonzo Simon.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin—The Covers
by Kevin Eastman, Ben Bishop, Esau & Isaac Escorza, and more
$34.99 US / $45.99 CAN
200-Page, Full-Color Hardcover, 7" x 10.875"
On Sale: June 13, 2023
Springing from a lost 1987 storyline by TMNT co-creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, The Last Ronin tells the story of a sole, shrouded Turtle in a dark possible future, undertaking a seemingly hopeless mission to obtain justice for his fallen family and friends. The kinetic layouts from Eastman, atmospheric illustrations from Esau & Isaac Escorza and Ben Bishop, thrilling script from longtime TMNT scribe Tom Waltz, and bold hues from colorist Luis Antonio Delgado instantly resonated with fans and critics alike.
Debuting in October 2020 as a quarterly periodical in a prestigious oversize format, The Last Ronin took the comic world by storm, eventually leading to over 840,000 units of the individual comic books in print, coveted New York Times best seller status with over 125,000 collections sold, and adaptations to action figures and statues. The story of The Last Ronin expands in 2023 with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin—Lost Years, a miniseries straddling Michelangelo’s past as a lone wanderer and the future where four new turtles will grow up in his shadow.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin—The Covers is available for pre-order everywhere books and comics are sold. For more details and pre-order options, visit Penguin Random House or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you.
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