Batman to Meet Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles This Fall

by Eric Joseph
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Well, it looks like the crossover that I and countless others created with our action figures as children will finally come to fruition this fall thanks to DC and IDW. Last night in San Diego, Batman/ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was fearlessly announced. This six part mini-series will begin in November and is set to take place within Gotham City.

Here’s the official description:

In the ongoing power struggle between the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, General Krang, and the Foot Clan, allegiances have shifted and the battle lines have been drawn. Krang concocts a plan to rid himself of both the Turtles and Shredder by transporting them to another dimension, where they land in the dark and dangerous streets of Gotham City. It isn’t long before they encounter Gotham’s most famous resident, Batman.  The Caped Crusader may be their only hope of overcoming their enemies and getting back home. But not before they encounter a whole cast of Gotham’s most infamous rogues.

James Tynion IV will pen the story and will be joined by artist Freddie Williams II. TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman and others will provide variant covers.

“Batman is the world’s most popular Super Hero. He continues to be reimagined and this new crossover showcases his ongoing appeal as a global pop icon for the ages,” said Editor-in-Chief of DC Comics, Bob Harras.

“We here at IDW have very much enjoyed working with DC Entertainment on fan favorite crossover comics,” said IDW President, Greg Goldstein. “TMNT is a global phenomenon, beloved by millions. Pairing the Turtles with Batman will prove to be a publishing event that transcends comic book culture.” 

“I’ve been extremely luck to spend so much time working in Gotham City, but it’s always a thrill to see the world of Batman through new eyes,” explained writer James Tynion IV. “Taking the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on a Gotham adventure is a fanboy dream come true.”

 Here are a couple pieces of artwork to whet your appetite.


Images and information courtesy of DC Entertainment.

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