When IDW supplied us with an early look at Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #17 by Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz and Ben Bates, I confess I gave brief pause. I was stoked to see the relaunched comics debut of the previously 1987 animated series-centric Neutrinos, but wasn't sure how the characters would be incorporated into a series that's a bit more rooted in classic comics continuity. Fortunately their appearance molds to Utrom lore rather than working to explain away Krang as a former reptilian bro. That all said, fans who pick up the issue will finally get to see just what General Krang did to displace the elf-ish space warriors' wasted home planet back in issue #7. Turns out Dask and friends aren't quite the pacifists I was expecting, although they've retained appropriately outlandish hairstyles.From IDW's official solicitation info:

He is a warlord, a genius, and a squishy pink brain. He is General Krang. One of the most signature villains in TMNT history, Krang has an arsenal and wit unlike any other villain. This issue starts a story arc that reveals Krang's master plan and sees the TMNT come into direct confrontation with one of their mightiest enemies!

You can check out seven pages from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #17 below.

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