If there has ever been a comic book miniseries announced that made my inner child scream with giddy joy, this is it…
On Friday during IDW’s panel at the San Diego Comic-Con, DC Entertainment & IDW Publishing announced their latest miniseries crossover, BATMAN/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES. Scheduled for this November, the six-part monthly miniseries is set in the streets of Gotham City where we’ll get to see the Dark Knight and the TMNT like never before.
Batman/ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is being written by James Tynion IV (BATMAN: ETERNAL, CONSTANTINE) and artist Freddie E. Williams II (ROBIN, CAPTAIN ATOM) will be handling all of the artwork including the covers. We’ll also have an opportunity to see Variant Covers from the TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman and other to-be-announced artists.
“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.”
“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.
I know there will be some of that are going to have a hard time wrapping their minds around this crossover event, however from what I’m seeing the story is going to work beautifully…
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.
“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 don’t normally get too excited at the prospect of crossovers, a lot of the time they just feel too forced for my preference. However, I’m definitely looking forward to this one… They’re taking two of the things I loved most as a kid and they’re bringing them to life with a story that sounds like it’s going to work seamlessly. Besides we accept Batman clashing with Killer Croc, so why not team up with other the TMNT.
What do you think, are you going to be looking forward to this miniseries?