IDW TMNT #44... RIP Donatello??

Drawn by Michele IveyIDW has made a big move with IDW Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #44 as Donatello takes the beating of a life time from two of TMNT’s top known henchmen, Bebop and Rocksteady.  This has become the talk of the fandom all around the internet.  Though the question is… did they Kill Donatello?!

No spoilers being given here.  All I can say is that there is a page being passed around online that seems to answer this question.  Yes we have seen the page, but would rather discuss the current issue itself.

Donatello was left alone to send the Foot Clan into a trap.  Shredder was no fool as he left Bebop and Rocksteady to make sure that they were not betrayed.  Once Shredder realized it was a trap he sent orders for Bebop and Rocksteady to kill Donatello.  The beating is very convincing that Donatello is dead as Splinter holds him at the end the issue. 

I can’t wait for issue #45 of IDW to learn more about this.  Donatello in this series has been a very strong stand alone Turtle with a different focus from his brothers.  Is what Splinter says about their past real?  How do we stop the alien invasion?  are the questions upon his mind.  His personality was strong and a big part of the team.  One can only hope that Donatello will return to his former self if he could survive such an attack of brute force.

Story written by Tom Waltz and Kevin Eastman!  What a thrill ride!  Keep up the great work!  Cowabunga Corner will do full reviews of IDW Comic again soon!

What are your thoughts of this issue?  Have you read?

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Margui_4's picture

I refuse to accept that Donnie is dead. As a fan of Donnie I was shocked. He is a very important part of the team, the one who invents all the gadgets for his siblings and the family medic. I don't think  that Alopex will ever take his place. He suffered a brutal beating and he is left in critical condition, but still alive. I want to think he will recover.