To coincide with the release of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows" on June 2, IDW Publishing has announced via AV Club that mutant henchmen Bebop and Rocksteady are headlining their own five-part weekly miniseries. "TMNT: Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything" is a time-travel romp that will find the titular duo, who make their motion picture debut in "Out of the Shadows," entrusted with the survival of all existence.
The miniseries is written by Dustin Weaver and Ben Bates. Bates will provide art for the first issue, with the following four installments drawn by -- in order -- Sophie Campbell and Giannis Milonogiannis, Damian Couceiro, Nick Pitarra and Ryan Browne. The first four issues also have a set of interlocking covers provided by Nick Pitarra, the interior artist for issue #4. Writer Dustin Weaver (previously known for his Marvel work on "Infinity Gauntlet" and "S.H.I.E.L.D.") also turns in a variant cover for issue #1
"Rocksteady & Bebop Destroy Everything" arrives in June. You can check out the solicit info for the first issue below; check out AV Club for interior art by Sophie Campbell, covers and variants for every issue as well as solicit info for the entire mini.
TMNT: Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything #1
Ben Bates, Dustin Weaver (w) • Ben Bates (a) • Nick Pitarra (c)After their defeat in TMNT #50, the dull-witted Bebop and Rocksteady, everyone's favorite warthog and rhino mutants, are feeling dejected and without purpose. However, when they stumble across a time-travel scepter, they realize that their craziest, most destructive adventure awaits! Will the universe survive?FC • 32 pages • $3.99Bullet points:
- Everyone's favorite numbskull mutants of mayhem get their first mini-series!
- The most ambitious TMNT event yet!
- Every week in June sees a new issue crazier than the last!
- Written by Dustin Weaver (Infinity Gauntlet) and Ben Bates (TMNT) with a rotating roster of amazing artists including Sophie Campbell, Giannis Milonogiannis, Nick Pitarra and Ryan Browne!
- See Bebop and Rocksteady in the upcoming movie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows!
- Limited variant cover by Kevin Eastman!