(Apologies for the late upload of the episode. Website issues abounded!)
On this episode we begin our journey through the beginnings of the Image Comics run of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Comics, also referred to as vol. 3. This momentous step in the journey is brought to us by way of Mirage/Image comics Casey Jones/Raphael / Bodycount #1 from 1994/1996!
We also have some TMNT toy news to discuss as well!
Speaking of said toy news, we get started with Neca teasing their next entry in their TMNT x Universal Monsters line of action figures with one picture of Leonardo as Ygor “The Hunchback!” From this one photo posted by Neca, the fanbase apparently erupted in outrage at relegating the leader of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, to a “lowly” character as Ygor. However, Neca manage to still put out quality sculpt and detailed paint on their figures without fail that helps to quell the unrest among disgruntled fans. Hopefully, they’ll reveal more photos of this divisive figure and its accessories. Given the limited text that was associated with the post, fingers crossed that we get a Krang “figure” in a jar to accompany this figure.
Secondly, we have news from The Loyal Subjects BTS AXN Line of action figures! We saw their takes on the 1987 animated series TMNT figures from a few months ago. Now we have in box pics of these figures that are also up for preorder. They also put up for preorder what appears to be a second wave of figures from this line. The figures included in are The Shredder, A Foot Soldier, Bebop and Casey Jones! The pictures posted with the preorder listings appear to be digital renderings of the figures. This is great news for people looking forward to this line of TMNT action figures in a 5 inch scale!
Finally we get to the meat of the episode, Casey Jones/Raphael / Bodycount #1! This issue is basically one half a giant bar brawl and the other a convoluted flash back to an organized crime job that was a set up. We get introduced to a midlevel crime boss named Johnny Woo Woo as well as his getaway driver Midnight! Something goes wrong with a hit that ends up with Johnny Woo Woo coming after Midnight. Midnight finds herself being thrust into a massive bar fight that has a familiar face among the participants… Casey Jones! Once Johnny Woo Woo shows up to the bar, all hell breaks loose as Woo Woo and his goons brought guns to a bar fight. Thankfully, Casey Jones and Midnight are able to make it out of the bar safely for a few moments before being cornered by Johnny Woo Woo and his crew. Suddenly, from the sky falls a fire escape ladder, incapacitating Johnny Woo Woo’s thugs resulting in everyone looking up to see the cause of the falling scructure only to find Raphael, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle!
- Where were you back when this was released and did you pick it up?
- Are you a fan of the dark and gritty “Steve Dillon/Glenn Fabry” style art?
- Do you like these Casey Jones / Raphael team up stories?
- If you had a friend named “Midnight” would you constantly say their name?
- Do you prefer your TMNT dark and gritty or colorful and jovial?
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