That’s right, the Batman/TMNT crossover comic has sold so well that they’ve officially given the okay for a second printing. This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, because the first issue alone was the 4th highest selling comic of December 2015.
When you’ve got a comic book that sells this well, you’d be foolish not to provide a second print run. Thankfully, this won’t just be your basic reprint, as they have elected to give the second printing some special cover art. This second printing of the popular crossover will feature the original black and white artwork from Freddie E. Williams II on the cover.
This artwork was our first experience with the concept, as it was released alongside the news that Batman would be teaming up with our heroes in a half shell. Needless to say, it’s a pretty awesome cover and it’s nice to see DC Comics giving the fans something special the second time around.
One of the reasons the first issue sold as well as it did was due to the variety of variant covers available at different retailers, so it makes sense to ensure that even the second printing provides a nice variant cover for fans who haven’t yet experienced the comic book.
Word is that the first two issues will get a reprint, but there’s no word on when the second issue will be reprinted. You can expect the first issue to re-enter the marketplace on February 17th at your local comic book shop.
This will be an excellent opportunity for fans who couldn’t get their hands on the first issue before it sold out, but the new cover art will also no doubt draw in a lot of fans who are interested in variant covers. With that in mind, if you want to get your hands on this black and white variant of the Batman/TMNT crossover, make sure to get your orders in as soon as possible.
You might also want to make sure to get your hands on the second issue, as it reportedly features the first battle between the turtles and the Caped Crusader. Who doesn’t want to see that?
Will you be picking up this second run of the popular DC Comics crossover? let us know in the comments below.