Now this is cool! For the first time in history, Batman and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are teaming up. And they're doing it in a new crossover comic from DC and IDW Publishing. We have your first look at the awesome cover art, which features the Dark Knight and the four martial arts masters ready to fight an unseen foe. We also have a look at four pages from the comic. It's any 8-year-old kid's dream come true!
In this one-off comic, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, along with Shredder and the Foot Clan, are transported to an alternate universe. While they usually dwell in the sewer system of New York City, they will soon find themselves in Bruce Wayne's hometown of Gotham. There, they will meet up with Batman. And the five badass vigilantes will go against a rogues gallery of iconic DC Villains, with Shredder jumping in the mix at one point.
DC Entertainment and IDW Publishing actually announced their latest crossover miniseries during IDW's panel at this year's Comic-Con International: San Diego. The first issue in this six-part monthly miniseries goes on sale next week, on Wednesday December 9. And it will arrive with wall-to-wall ninja action.
The story will be brought to life by James Tynion IV and star artist Freddie E. Williams II handling interior and cover art. In addition, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman and other to-be-announced artists will illustrate variant covers. said Editor-in-Chief of DC Comics, Bob Harras.
"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 IDW President, Greg Goldstein.
"We here at IDW have very much enjoyed working with DC Entertainment on fan favorite crossover comics. 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."
Explained writer James Tynion IV.
"I've been extremely lucky to spend so much time working in Gotham City, but it's always a thrill to see the world of Batman through new eyes. Taking the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on a Gotham adventure is a fanboy dream come true."
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. Take a look at the cover art along with a few pages from the comic book itself.