Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin #2

Writer: Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird, Tom Waltz Artist: Esau Escorza, Issac Escorza Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: February 17, 2021 Cover Price: $8.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 23
8.8Critic Rating
9.4User Rating

Secrets are revealed as we begin to discover what happened in the past to lead to this nightmarish future.  The Ronin meets an unexpected new ally but the Foot Clan begins an exhaustive sweep of the Bottom to find the vengeful mutant. And what role does Baxter Stockman play?

  • 10
    AIPT - Reg Cruickshank Feb 16, 2021

    A fitting return to the Mirage era of TMNT, paying loving tribute without being too lost in nostalgia that it forgets to march forward and be strong in its own right. Read Full Review

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    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Feb 18, 2021

    TMNT: The Last Ronin #2 begins to peel back the layers of the tragedy surrounding the story and paints a dark future for its titular heroes in the process. Rarely have I felt an emotional gut-punch with these "dark future" stories, but The Last Roninis the exception to the rule because it centers around the dissolution of a family. I can't wait to see more of this story, as it truly is shaping up to be a special entry in TMNT history. Read Full Review

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    The Comicbook Dispatch - PlasticFrank May 21, 2021

    Like issue #1 before it, issue #2 of The Last Ronin has some genuinely surprising developments. Ive tried not to spoil any major plot points. I highly recommend going into issue #2 of The Last Ronin unspoiled. I look forward to issue #3 and the rest of the series. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Feb 17, 2021

    However, we're given so much to unpack; waiting longer than expected for the next chapter adds to the excitement of it all as Waltz and Eastman brilliantly use salvation and vengeance to produce an epic gift that keeps on giving. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Crusaders - M.R. Jafri Feb 18, 2021

    As great as the action and colors of these scenes are, the ultimate scene is the black and white scene of Michaelangelo's despair in the face of the loss of so much of his family. It would be nice to spend some time with the villains of this book to gain their perspective and a deeper knowledge of who they are as Mikey rises to meet them and enact some punishment. Hopefully future installments not only continue to give us these layered heroes, but also take the time to do the same for our villains. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Feb 19, 2021

    The Last Ronin #2 continues the great storytelling from the first issue. Despite a ridiculous amount of variant covers, the story is so good that it need not rely on gimmicks for readers to pick it up. Acting as a breather after an action-packed debut, Waltzs script is full of quality character moments that only add to readers engagement. Fans of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles should read this, but if youre a fan of great comics, you need to read this. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Brandon Masters Feb 17, 2021

    You still dont need to have read the current IDW run to understand The Last Ronin, but we highly recommend picking up the first issue before getting this one. This issue features enough story that you can get whats happening, but this is a story that deserves to be read from start to finish. Its still an amazing book and deserves to be read by anyone whos been a fan of the Turtles in their life. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Mike Eakins Feb 17, 2021

    Another issue with so much to unpack. Now that we know who The Last Ronin is, and we start to get a glimpse of his past, his emotions become our emotions. His pain is our pain. His battles are out battles. The Last Ronin #2 is another well-built story that hits all the wickets on what readers want and have come to expect from a TMNT story. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Corey Patterson Feb 17, 2021

    TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: THE LAST RONIN #2 simultaneously answers many of our questions from issue #1 while posing an onslaught of exciting new queries Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Manzo Feb 22, 2021

    An in-depth chapter at the purpose behind Michelangelo's journey. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Feb 16, 2021

    TMNT: The Last Ronin #2 is a great second issue in this 5-issue mini-series. It is a little sad we had to wait this long, but it is well worth it. We get more into the head of Michelangelo in this issue and start to piece together what exactly happened. While some mysteries are solved, more are presented to keep you excited for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Feb 18, 2021

    The last ronin stands revealed as familiar and different allies emerge as the clocks turn back to showcase the tragic path that led to this dark future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Feb 17, 2021

    TMNT: The Last Ronin #3 (of 5) goes on sale May 12. For that and All the other Turtles comics on the horizon, check out Newsarama's constantly-updated list of new TMNT comics, graphic novels, and collections in 2021 and beyond. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Feb 16, 2021

    TMNT- The Last Ronin #2 is an excellent follow-up to the groundbreaking first issue. Can Michaelangelo take down The Foot? What other mutations will he go through? What other characters from TMNT lore will make an appearance? Issue #3 cannot come soon enough. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Feb 17, 2021

    Reading The Last Ronin is like watching a prophecy fulfill itself, and there's a particular pleasure there for those that understand the history. However, it's still a shame that it only briefly transcends its preordained path. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Alloy Press Mar 17, 2021

    Holy shit. I'm modern times this is one of the best titles I have read. I'm a huge turtle head so this is very satisfying but even if somehow you liked comics but not the turtles your still gonna love this title. Another bias is Raph is my dude, it's been a long time since I've had so much reaction to a comic. Current Venom and Hulk lines comes to mind as far as greatness but this was so much more personal.

  • 10
    TDogg Feb 23, 2021

    The first one was amazing, this one carries that one to a higher level. Looking forward to the next issue, and the entire adventure. You’re not going to want to miss out on this one. Read immediately, enjoy!!

  • 10
    the_comic_book_club Feb 20, 2021


    Publisher: IDW @idwpublishing
    Writer: Kevin Eastman @kevineastmantmnt
    Peter Laird @peterlaird1
    Tom Waltz @tomwaltz1
    Artist: Esau
    Isaac Escorza
    Ben Bishop @bishart
    Colorist: Luis Antonio Delgado @luis_the_colorist
    Samuel Plata
    Letterer: Shawn Lee @robutoid

    April reminisces about the night of her engagement to Casey and how a joyous occasion was taken from her as the turtles are ambushed by the Foot Clan which leads to Splinters death, which in turn sets Raph to seek revenge, brutally killing members of the Foot until he makes his final stand against Karai. While in the present Michelangelo is introduced to April’s daughter Casey and shares that In or more

  • 9.5
    I Review Comics Feb 19, 2021

    The Last Ronin was on my comic book pull list well before the first issue was released. That installment stuck with me on an emotional level long after putting it down. For that reason, I anticipated this issue but I also dreaded what was to come.

    The story picks up some time after the last issue. Mikey (The Last Ronin) is recovering and in the care of an aged April O. Neil. We also learn that the young woman that assisted Mikey from the first issue is the daughter of April and Casey Jones.

    The book cuts back and forth between past events and Mikey's life post-tragedy and we get a pretty awesome segment detailing this time drawn by Kevin Eastman, Co-creator of the Ninja Turtles. The big selling point of the issue and more

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  • 9.0
    Nick Jul 22, 2021

    As a TMNT fan, the last Ronin is a great concept that being developed right so far. Looking forward to the next issues.

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    Micky H Mar 17, 2021

    Excellent book, good backstory on Raph's demise. Looking forward to Book 3. So far away though.....

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    Gizmo Mar 11, 2021

    I actually like this quiet reflective issue more than the high-octane first issue. TMNT for life dawg!

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