Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #81 “Kingdom of the Rats” Part one
Story: Kevin Eastman, Bobby Curnow and Tom Waltz
Script: Tom Waltz
Art: Dave Wachter
Colors: Ronda Pattison
Letters: Shawn Lee
Cover A: Dave Wachter
The Triceraton Invasion is over, but what was left behind is utter destruction. Now the police race to try and help the city in the downtown areas, without their knowledge gangs begin to move in and try to take over what’s left of the neighborhoods. To make matters worse, the gangs are using Triceraton weapons that have been left behind. While all this is happening around the city, someone watches as they are ready to see everything burn in this new state of limbo… The Rat King!
What you need to know:
The War is over and the Triceratons are gone, but Agent Bishop will not stop until he finds them and kill them all. With the real hardship beginning around the city as the power vacuum is left through all of New York, people begin to take advantage of the dilemma. The Purple Dragons think it’s time they step up to protect their streets. As the new proclaimed “hero” of New York, Dr. Stockman enjoys his 15 minutes of fame and relishes in his glory. Agent Bishop may want a few words with him.
What you’ll find out:
The relationship between the Turtles and Master Splinter is at an all-time low, unfortunately with no sight of ever being fixed in the near future. As both clans go to their corners, their respected Masters take a meditation moment to assess what just has happened. They meditate not just about their family, but New York as a whole. Through their meditation, visions of what’s yet to come appear and quickly both sides begin to plan for what will come next. As the City of New York sits as an empty waste land, Rat King looks upon his future kingdom with his army, ready to strike.
What just happened?
If you thought that the Turtles would have some down time since their return from Krangs trial you will be quickly mistaken. Gangs begin to move into the city and the Neighborhood Watch is ready to stop them from taking over. Casey Jones with the help of his father and the Purple Dragons, step up to keep their city safe. But they are not the only ones who want to keep New York City safe from unwanted visitors… The Foot Clan has now allied themselves with The Purple Dragons. With visions of the future Leo and his brothers go to April for help to find allies of their own who will help them against The Rat King’s return.