Fun story about me: I own all of the hardcover, omnibus collections of the IDW Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic book series…and I’ve never read them. I’ve followed this series from afar since its inception, and have only read a handful of actual issues. It’s a wonderful retelling of all corners of TMNT lore in one great package, and I’m excited to someday actually read the series to see if it lives up to the hype.
The comic definitely makes some great choices at least, such as bringing back Turtle ne’er-do-well Venus De Milo!
I don’t know the current storyline and I don’t know how she’s going to show up, but I’m thrilled that the IDW comic has the courage and energy to re-imagine Venus De Milo. She may have been an embarrassment all the way back in Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation, but I firmly believe there are no such things as bad characters, only bad writers.
Hence why I will always be waiting for Jar Jar Binks’ big break.
Anyway, Venus De Milo shows up in the TMNT comic with the upcoming issue #127. That’s probably two or three hardcover collections away, so it’ll be a few years before I actually get to read the story, but I thought it was a neat enough development to share.
You can read more about her arrival here.