Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is ending at IDW with issue #150. The next Ghost Rider is The Hood. Artist Jorge Corona joins Transformers. All on Comic Book Club News for January 12, 2024.
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ending.
The new Ghost Rider is The Hood.
Jorge Corona joins Transformers.
This is Comic Book Club News for January 12, 2024.
IDW’s Teenage Mutant Nina Turtles Is Ending With Issue #150:
Earlier this week on Comic Book Club News we celebrated IDW reupping their license with Paramount for more Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics. And now, the main TMNT title is ending with issue #150.
Written by Sophie Campbell, with art by Vincenzo Federici and several returning favorites, the issue will wrap up with Donatello trying to stop a time-consuming megalodon called Armaggon from wiping the Turtles out of existence.
In a statement shared with Comic Book Club News, Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the Turtles said: “For me, the IDW TMNT Comic Book Universe is a definitive one. When it was launched in 2011, Tom Waltz proposed to bring together elements from the first 25 years of storytelling, and from all various TMNT Universes, and with the help of a small army of extremely talented artisans, and nailed it brilliantly for 100 consecutive issues. Passing the baton off to Sophie Campbell for the following 50 fantastic issues solidified this TMNT foundation as the place where anything is, was, and has been possible. This wonderful place has been our collective ‘home’ for the past 12 years, and although we may see a ‘conclusion,’ but after 40 years of adventures, we won’t see an end.”
On the last part, don’t worry, there are more Turtles to come. IDW also teases that this issue will pave the way for the “next mutation,” and there’s every chance that after issue #150 debuts on March 4, 2024, the next month will see a rebooted Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1.
Marvel’s The Hood Becomes The Next Ghost Rider:
Another follow-up on a previous story, Marvel has revealed the supervillain who will be taking over as Ghost Rider in the upcoming Ghost Rider: Final Vengeance, and it’s none other than Parker Robbins, aka The Hood.
Said writer Benjamin Percy via press release: “Some villains you know all too well. Doctor Doom. Thanos. Mephisto. But I find it especially fun to bring the lesser known baddies out of the shadows and give them a shot at a starring role. That’s what I did with Omega Red during X Lives of Wolverine/X Deaths of Wolverine—and that’s what I’m doing now with Ghost Rider. The Hood wants a taste of the big-time. And he’s made a deal with the devil to help him on his way. This is what happens when the Spirit of Vengeance is stripped from Johnny Blaze and grafted on to a character who has no moral compass. An epic crime saga—flavored with horror—awaits readers in GHOST RIDER: FINAL VENGEANCE.”
The Ghost Hood — hm, maybe let’s not call him that — will officially be introduced in the March 13 debuting issue, with art by Danny Kim.
Jorge Corona Joins Transformers:
Daniel Warren Johnson’s Transformers has been a huge hit for Skybound and Image Comics. And while Johnson will continue writing the series, Eisner-award-winning artist Jorge Corona will join Johnson for the second arc.
Said Johnson: “It’s a rare breed of artist that can naturally bring an organic quality to things that are inherently mechanical, and Jorge is one of those chosen few. Prepare your eyes for a feast of brawn and beauty, my friends. This man draws a mean looking Soundwave. KA BAM!”
Corona will pick up art duties with issue #7, which will debut in shops on April 10, 2024.
For Comic Book Club News, I’m Alex Zalben. …Hood Rider? Nah, that’s not great, either.
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