Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin: The Lost Years #1

Writer: Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz Artist: Ben Bishop Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: January 25, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 26
7.9Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

In the smash-hit miniseries TMNT: The Last Ronin, readers witnessed the final gut-wrenching days of the Heroes in a Half Shell. For Michelangelo in particular, the march to his heartbreaking last battle was long and dangerous, taking him from New York City, to Japan, across Asia and Europe, and then back home again to administer final justice against those guilty of killing his family. But what happened during those fateful years when he had only the need for vengeance and Master Splinter's journal to guide him? What battles did he fight? What hard lessons did he learn? The time has come to find out as original miniseries writers Kevin more

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Jan 27, 2023

    'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin The Lost Years' returns to the world built within the previous miniseries and finds ways to continue building this alternative universe, filled with such depth and great character development. Not only is there depth in the world and characters but the visual depth and language are fantastic, helping take the story to the next level. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Blair Jan 26, 2023

    While some small pacing issues are a problem, great emotional depth and maturity make ths a worthy prequel to one of the best TMNT stories in recent memory. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Jan 25, 2023

    The flashback within a flashback framing is a bit disorienting at first, and things are just getting started, but The Lost Years is shaping up to be a worthy successor to The Last Ronin. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 24, 2023

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin The Lost Years#1 promises to show us the long and arduous journey Michelangelo went on to find the motivation to go on without his family. Meanwhile, it hints at the future of Ninja Turtles that fans won't want to miss. Prequels can be hard, though, and you might find yourself wishing for more positive hope of the future turtles rather than most of the narrative being stuck in the dark past. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Jan 28, 2023

    At the end of the day, The Last Ronin was always going to be a tough act to follow, and while there are some undeniably intriguing storyline threads being introduced (or reintroduced) here, the basic question of is this series really necessary? still remains. Im going to reserve full judgment until I see where Eastman and Waltz are taking things, but for the time being this feels like a solid, if slightly superfluous, expansion of what is, for my money, one of the best TMNT stories of all time. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Jan 29, 2023

    I am intrigued by the ideas in TMNT The Last Ronin: Lost Years #1. There is a ton of complex ideas here for a darker-themed story. And now that the exposition is complete, I want to know more about what happens next. Read Full Review

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