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Old Yesterday, 09:18 AM   #1
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TMNT #75 Preview and Discussion

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Hey, a look at Maligna!
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Maligna! Yay!

I think she's definitely this batch of 50 issues' equivalent of the Rat King in the first 50: an antagonist that is briefly set up and will appear in a bigger role later on. No way will her threat be dealt with in any definitive fashion, even if the attack on Neutrino is repelled.
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Maligna! Yay!

I think she's definitely this batch of 50 issues' equivalent of the Rat King in the first 50: an antagonist that is briefly set up and will appear in a bigger role later on. No way will her threat be dealt with in any definitive fashion, even if the attack on Neutrino is repelled.
Whereas I'm wondering if she's another Null... a villain set up and teased, and then teased, and then teased...
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Whereas I'm wondering if she's another Null... a villain set up and teased, and then teased, and then teased...

In adventures, Null does have a history with Maligna, maybe these two will continue to be teased until their paths cross
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Well unless Malinga and her whole ship is just blown up by the Triceratons in this very issue. Then she's just a one shot baddie. lol.
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Well unless Malinga and her whole ship is just blown up by the Triceratons in this very issue. Then she's just a one shot baddie. lol.
I'm not sure if I'd be sadder or angrier if that happened. It would make her just a wasted character, and that's not IDW's M.O. so far. It shouldn't be that easy to blow up her ship, either. I expect she will just be defeated and make a tactical retreat at the end of #75.
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Given her lack of focus before (I thought she was going to be in the Dimension X mini but she wasn't), she might just be a way of introducing some quick conflict to this arc. Aside from the Utroms, Triceratons and Neutrinos, it's an easy to introduce another alien force out there.

A swarm of hive mind bugs is the easiest sci-fi trope to use in fiction.
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I'm not sure if I'd be sadder or angrier if that happened. It would make her just a wasted character, and that's not IDW's M.O. so far. It shouldn't be that easy to blow up her ship, either. I expect she will just be defeated and make a tactical retreat at the end of #75.
Yep. Definitely not IDW's modus operandi.

If all they needed Maligna for was a vague alien menace cannon fodder army for this one three-issue story arc, they'd have created somebody new.

Bobby doesn't want all 12 of you Maligna fans screaming at him for wasting the character.
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If Malinga dies they can still use Lord Dregg as the "king" if they want the insectoid army to continue.
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If Malinga dies they can still use Lord Dregg as the "king" if they want the insectoid army to continue.
Two insectoid warlords seems really redundant.

I'm fine leaving out Dregg.
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There should be a flashback where Maligna devours Dregg and assumes controls of the hive
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