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Eastman & Waltz Send "TMNT" on a "City Fall"

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  • Posted on 14th Sep, 2022 23:32 PM

Co-writers Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz discuss IDW's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" #22, the start of the seven-part saga "City Fall" which sees the Shredder and Leonardo team to take over the NYC underworld.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles face their greatest challenge yet this May, when IDW Publishing kicks off the seven-part event "City Fall" in "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" #22 by co-writers Tom Waltz and Kevin Eastman with Mateus Santolouco on art.

In the past two years, readers have seen the mean green fighting team take on mutant cat Old Hob, mad scientist Baxter Stockman, evil inter-dimensional warlord Krang and more. The worst is yet to come for the Turtles in "City Fall," however, when Shredder attempts to take over the New York City underworld -- and does his best to recruit Leonardo to help him achieve his goals.


Eastman, who co-created "TMNT" with Peter Laird in 1984, and Waltz discussed "City Fall" with Comic Book Resources, sharing what the will Turtles face in the months ahead, what it's like for Waltz to co-write with "TMNT" co-creator Eastman and more.

CBR News: With "City Fall" approaching, can you bring readers up to date on what's been happening with the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" so far?

"City Fall" will have lasting effects on IDW's TMNT series and its characters

Man that really blew my mind! The talent spread throughout the series, starting with the incredible Dan Duncan, is one of the many, many inspiring parts to working with the team, and then getting to do a fill-in issue on my own in between them all -- was honestly scary! [Laughs] I really wanted to nail it on behalf of all the troops in the trenches -- and I guess the fans will let us know if I pulled it off or not! But as far as digging in deeper on the reincarnation -- there's a lot of cool stuff in the pipeline here -- I just pitched Tom and Bobby another thread/concept earlier this week...

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" #22, the first part of "City Fall," goes on sale May 22 from IDW Publishing.

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