‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Villain Microseries #4: ALOPEX’ [Preview]
Many comics fans know Ross Campbell as the creator of the acclaimed Wet Moon and the artist of the recently concluded Glory, but he’s also among the biggest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fans you’re likely to meet this side of Dimension X. His fondness for Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird’s beloved green machines has manifested in the form of fan art posted on social media, covers and a short for Mirage’s Tales of the TMNT and most recently work at IDW. Campbell’s last full issue came last year in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Microseries #4: Leonardo and he’s illustrated several covers and a few pages in the recent TMNT #23, but this week Campbell will illustrate yet another full TMNT tale alongside writer Brian Lynch and co-colorist Heather Nunnelly in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Villain Microseries #4: ALOPEX.
From IDW’s official solicitation info:
Alopex, the first mutant of the Foot Clan, has quickly become one of Shredder’s most useful agents. However, when she sets out to learn more about her past, she discovers a devastating truth that could have her questioning everything she knows about the Foot Clan!
This is Campbell’s second TMNT team-up with Lynch, making it tonally consistent with their work on TMNT Microseries #4 back in 2012. Just looking at the preview, though, Campbell fans will see that the artist is cutting a little looser on layouts as is befitting of the fluid arctic fox-y martial arts of Alopex. He’s also coloring his own inks this time around with the aid of Nunnelly, and has chosen to put a striking emphasis on the character’s white fur and Foot Clan purple and crimson attire that extends over every page. It’s an exciting use of color that really immerses readers in the character-focused story.
You can read eight pages from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Villain Microseries #4: ALOPEX below.