I really didn’t need to read this issue in order to give it a 5/5. Honestly, Ben Bates and Dustin Weaver could have thrown anything on these pages as long as Bebob and Rocksteady followed. But I have to say the guys handled it with awesome care. It is an honor to have the coolest comic coming out this week! Suckers. We have been teased over and over again with these two best pals, Bebob and Rocksteady, and they are probably the only two mutants who I have actually admired their stupidity from a very young age. No two mutants have pissed me off more than these two knuckleheads. The covers are awesome, but I especially love the one where Bebob and Rocksteady are eating traditional Chinese food with two Asian girls. Typical bros. Their adventures start right away when the two are getting thrown out of a gang. The two boys are pissed. And in a fit of rage decide to try out for The Foot Clan’s ultimate test. If they win, the prize includes two free trips into mutantville. Of course the two are totally stoked for the prize. Alopex is there though and she is one badass mutant to help smooth the ride. Karai is the leader and her interaction with the two is surprisingly different than I thought it would be.
I didn’t know how the two characters were going to blend, and I thought maybe Bebob and Rocksteady would have more of a tough attitude, instead of the funny or die type. The whole relationship with Karai is a little odd at first, but it works eventually with her taking on the stick big sister role. Plus if they have one thing in common, it is fighting. I also thought Karai was going to be using these guys for her own pleasure, but it seems like they work for Shredder. So now I don’t know what it going with Karai, but that is a different story.
With Mikey being about our only humor in TMNT, I am thinking that Bebob and Rocksteady will take that role. The comic really highlighted how funny these boys can be. I love how they bounce the jokes off of each other too. It isn’t just one being funny while the other is serious. So I am excited to see the addition these two bring in TMNT. We all are hoping that they obviously bring the two into City Falls more than for a brief glimpse. We didn’t get much City Falls storyline in this issue. It was almost just a warmup for the two. That was a tad disappointing since all the other Micros have brought about some serious plot line. We mostly just learn of how this new comic is going to interpret Bebob and Rockesteady. Well I can tell two things; they like to beat up things and they love cracking jokes. So please enjoy these iconic bad dudes.
Story: Ben Bates & Dustin Weaver Writer: Dustin Weaver Artist: Ben Bates Publisher: IDW Publishing Price: $3.99 Release Date: 10/30/13