Warning: Big-time spoiler alert!
Donatello is dead.
Earlier this week, Issue #44 of TMNT left Donatello running command from the team’s home base as his brothers thwarted Krang’s plan to terraform the planet. During Raph, Leo and Mikey’s mission, Shredder ordered Beebop and Rocksteady to kill Donatello. They executed his orders with fierce brutality.
Killing off one of the beloved teenage mutant ninja turtles seems almost cruel, but Eastman, co-creator of the Turtles, did commit to grounding the book in an effort to revisit the approach of the original series. Be careful what you wish for fans, and RIP Donny. You will be missed.