The latest issue of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Villains Micro-Series turns its attention to the powerful, but rather dim, pair of mutants created by the Foot Clan to battle the Turtles. Issue #7 gives us a brief glimpse of the lives of the pair of street punks before they prove their worth to Karai who chooses to transform both into mutant warriors under her command.
As fans of the old television show may expect, the first big mission for Rocksteady and Bebop doesn’t go exactly as planned. Still not used to their new enhanced strength, and overconfident with their enhancements, the pair accidentally start an all out war in the compound of a rival gang Karai is there to negotiate with on behalf of the Shredder.
The timing works out well as the pair made their debut in the recent issue of the ongoing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles title, and this one-shot helps fill in the basics for those unfamiliar with Bebop and Rocksteady whose mix of power and dumbassery seems to have survived this transition into the new Turtles comic universe. Worth a look.