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The issue opens with the scene of a man, covered in rags, emerging from the swamp. The fellow thinks of himself as being a monster and he's leaving the bog now that the weather is getting colder and seeking refuge in the nearby, abandoned industrial park.

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The Rat King Introduction 0

For the first time in Volume One of Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the story and writing is actually pretty damn good.  This issue marks as the introduction of the Rat King into TMNT mythos.  The Rat King has always been one of my favorite characters for TMNT because he's such an outlier.  His existence is to provide metaphor and mystery.  Sure, he poses a physical threat, but it is his pure existence that brings so much intrigue to his character.  The Rat King believes he is a monst...

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