Although I haven’t paid attention to the previous one-shots of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Villains Micro-Series, this one caught my eye. Of all mutated enemies the Turtles have faced Alopex (Kevin Eastman’s first new TMNT character in more than 15 years) is one of the most intriguing in that the arctic fox is an honorable warrior bound to the Shredder‘s will who, given a different path, could easily be seen as an ally for the Turtles.
Presented entirely from Alopex’s point of view, the one-shot provides insight into the creature’s backstory as Shredder takes the arctic fox back the wilderness in which she was found and teaches her a valuable lesson about who her true family is while planting the first seeds of animosity between Alopex and her master.
Given we know so little about the character this issue should appeal to fans, and the dark turn it takes involving the arctic fox’s former home hopefully foreshadows a crisis on conscience for the character that we could see played out over several months (if not years). Worth a look.