TMNT: Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything #1

TMNT: Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything #1

Writer: Ben Bates, Dustin Weaver Artist: Ben Bates Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: June 1, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 3
6.5Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

After their defeat in TMNT #50, the dull-witted Bebop and Rocksteady, everyone's favorite warthog and rhino mutants, are feeling dejected and without purpose. However, when they stumble across a time-travel scepter, they realize that their craziest, most destructive adventure awaits! Will the universe survive?

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - James Rothfuss May 31, 2016

    There are four artists on this book. I did not even notice as I was reading the story. Looking back over the pages, I noticed that Bebop's hair changes. It goes from being fluffy to being straight. But that is ok. The art is on par with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics out there today. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Cory Anderson May 31, 2016

    With an arc title like "Destroy Everything", I expect to see literally every scene and panel with this pair of thugs showing some form of destruction left in their wake. Be it their hideout when they are between jobs or the ground in which they walk on, and so far I have not been disappointed. Having these two normally side characters as the main subjects will be make an interesting read, just to see if Ben Bates and Dustin Weaver can hold the story together and not have it beanotherfailed concept like so many sidekick books seem to be fall victim too. From their original slapstick comedy roots to their shell-breaking beat down of the turtles within an inch of their lives, it will be fun to explore these lumber villains a little deeper and see what they've really got behind those animal instincts. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Greg Watt Jun 1, 2016

    All in all, this is a good set-up issue for what should be a fun series. In a lot of ways, this feels like the start of a roller coaster, leaving us sitting right at the tipping point with a maze of loops and corkscrews waiting for us. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    We The Nerdy - Marshall Bruno Jun 3, 2016

    This is a really fun comic, and a nice little divergence from the normal Turtle storylines. Though you can expect to see the Turtles pop up again, this is definitely going to be a series focused on Bebop and Rocksteady, so they'll be the main characters through to the end. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 4, 2016

     If you happen to be fans of Bebop and his old pal Rocksteady, any problems in the issue will be easily overlooked. Just sit back, look at it, read it, look at it some more and enjoy the destruction these two leave in their wake.  As a final note, I'm not usually a guy who goes nuts for cover art, but if you can track down Kevin Eastman's variant for this issue, buy it and take it home and make it a nice hot meal and keep taking care of it until you are both old and gray, sitting on your porch swing, drinking a big old glass of lemonade.  It deserves to be cherished and loved...and don't we all? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Jun 3, 2016

    While the story hasn't picked up yet, the setup is fun. "TMNT: Bebop and Rocksteady Destroy Everything" #1 isn't incredibly new-reader-friendly, though; fans who pick up the comic after seeing "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows" might need to do some catch-up before diving in here. I hope that Bates and Weaver let the title pair cut loose a little more in the next issue and let the screwball nature of the plot open up, but -- if you're a current "TMNT" reader -- you should check out this miniseries. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Steven Phillips Jun 1, 2016

    Despite a few flaws, Rocksteady & Bebop Destroy Everything is shaping up to be a very entertainingly out-of-control time-travel tale. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Flickering Myth - Chris Cooper Jun 4, 2016

    The script itself does an OK job of getting across a lot of information. It doesn't go as far as setting up B&R as heroes of the story but it does give us a good look at them. The setup leads me to believe we'll get to see more of the beyond destruction too. Their reaction to things feels right and they are really quite funny at times too. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jun 2, 2016

    With the bulky setup out of the way, hopefully the next issue will feature more fun and less frustration. Read Full Review

  • 5.0 - John McCubbin Jun 2, 2016

    TMNT: Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything #1 was a disappointing start to this mini-series, and I hope things pick up massively from here. Having an interesting concept, the creative team do show signs of promise, but alongside a lackluster plot and poor development choices, I unfortunately have very little hope they will achieve this. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Bounding Into Comics - Jared Leatzow Jun 8, 2016

    This is not a great issue, the direction it is moving in seems interesting, but the art and writing could use improvement. The turtles and their supporting cast have always been great, and IDW has been hitting mostly home runs when it comes to the TMNT shared universe. However, TMNT: Bebop and Rocksteady Destroy Everything #1 is like a foul ball. It's not totally a failure, but there is room for improvement. Still for continuity sake, this is a must read simply because you never known when the events of this series will be referenced in the main title. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis May 31, 2016

    Fortunately, the issue is saved by some excellent artwork, although the multiple artists that contributed to it make things feel a bit uneven. And aside from the mind numbing time travel discussion, Ben Bates (story) and Dustin Weaver (script) have written something that could potentially be a lot of fun. There are some genuinely funny character moments for both the Turtles and Bebop/Rocksteady"along with a delightfully intriguing hook for the next issue. Combine that with some great art and this one barely makes the cut to stay on next month's pull list. Let's just hope a certain character gets moved a bit further into the background by then. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gizmo Jun 5, 2016

    Looks like we're going to get into some mind-f***ing time travel with Bebop and Rocksteady at the wheel, nice! Funny issue, B & R are such clueless characters, they make for great dialogue. The turtles have some clever dialogue too, it's been too long since we heard a whitty joke from Donny. If B & R weren't so freakin' powerful, they'd have died from stupidity a long time ago. With Ben Bates at the wheel, I'm confident that this will be a wild ride.

  • 7.0
    myconius Jun 1, 2016

    absolutely beautiful art. dynamic and kinetic. . . . . but the dialog for the Turtles feels forced, and the writing feels like it's cramming in too much exposition. . . . . i didn't find the "humor" of the Turtles or Bebop & Rocksteady all that humorous!!! get some new jokes guys! . . . . really hoping that this will pick up, i have high expectations for this. . . . . . some of the time paradoxes were cool! and the fact that this crosses over the IDW Tmnt universe with the early Mirage Tales of the Tmnt Universe bumps it up a little. . . . . . but only VERY little.

  • 7.0
    mseccatore Jun 2, 2016

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