IDW exclusive: Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything in a new weekly miniseries

IDW exclusive: Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything in a new weekly miniseries

With Bebop and Rocksteady set to appear in June’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows film, it’s the perfect time for IDW to launch a new miniseries starring the humanoid mutant warthog and rhinoceros pair. The publisher has assembled a dynamite creative team for the weekly TMNT: Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything, a madcap time-travel adventure that puts the fate in the universe in the hands of the Ninja Turtles’ foes, and it’s especially exciting to see two creators who are typically artists co-writing the title. Dustin Weaver has impressed with his recent writing work at Marvel Comics, most notably last year’s The Infinity Gauntlet miniseries with Gerry Duggan, and he’s joined by Ben Bates to tell Bebop and Rocksteady’s story.

Bates draws the first issues, but every subsequent chapter has a different artist joining the writers, including Sophie Campbell & Giannis Milonogiannis (#2), Damian Couceiro (#3), Nick Pitarra (#4), and Ryan Browne (#5). It’s a stellar line-up, and there’s so much strong artistic talent on this book that it should appeal to even those immune to the Ninja Turtles’ appeal. Readers can experience the zany time-travel antics when all of TMNT: Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything drops this June, but in the meanwhile, IDW has provided The A.V. Club with Nick Pitarra’s interlocking covers for the first four issues, along with variants for the first four, a first look at Sophie Campbell’s artwork, and solicitation info for the entire mini.

Cover by Nick Pitarra
Subscription variant by Dustin Weaver
Retailer incentive variant by Kevin Eastman

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 • $3.99

Bullet 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!
Cover by Nick Pitarra
Subscription variant by Sophie Campbell
Interior art by Sophie Campbell

TMNT: Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything #2
Ben Bates, Dustin Weaver (w) • Sophie Campbell, Giannis Milonogiannis (a) • Nick Pitarra (c)
Bebop and Rocksteady travel to the past and meet their former selves! What could go wrong? Plus: Dinosaurs!!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Cover by Nick Pitarra
Subscription variant by Damian Couceiro

TMNT: Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything #3
Ben Bates, Dustin Weaver (w) • Damian Couceiro (a) Nick Pitarra (c)
Chaos spreads and the next stop in Bebop and Rocksteady’s itinerary is Stockgen when the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles where just regular baby Turtles!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Cover by Nick Pitarra
Subscription variant by Ben Bates

TMNT: Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything #4
Ben Bates, Dustin Weaver (w) • Nick Pitarra (a & c)
After a fight, Bebop and Rocksteady split up and travel separately to different time periods. The Dark Ages, WWI, the Future… no time period is safe!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Nick Pitarra’s interlocking cover image

TMNT: Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything #5
Ben Bates, Dustin Weaver (w) • Ryan Browne (a) • Nick Pitarra (c)
Time has been irreparably damaged and the fabric of reality is torn apart! Only a trip to visit the Time Lords in the 79th dimension holds any hope. But is time-traveller Renet still alive? Are the Turtles? Is anyone??
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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