As announced earlier this week, BATMAN will meet the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES in an upcoming animated movie. But that’s not the first time the Dark Knight and our Heroes in a Halfshell have crossed paths! DC and IDW have previously partnered up for a two crossovers between the heroes of two worlds, and now, they’re about to collide again.
Via DC, James Tynion IV and artist Freddie E. Williams II will reunite for BATMAN/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES III, a six-issue miniseries. Tynion and Williams were the creative team for the first two crossovers as well.
In the first crossover, Batman and the Turtles fought Shredder and the Foot Clan in Gotham City. For the second crossover, they confronted Bane in the Turtles’ NYC. Now, the inter-dimensional warlord Krang will step up as the threat in the third crossover. Somehow, Krang has acquired the most dangerous technology in the DC Universe, and the entire multiverse is at risk.
TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman will provide covers for the crossover miniseries. While speaking with DC.com, Eastman shared his excitement for the opportunity.
“I am so incredibly proud of the series so far,” said Eastman. “BATMAN/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES has easily been one of my biggest personal geek-out moments ever, and from what I’ve seen of series III, my advice to fans is to buckle up, things are about to get seriously crazy! Forever grateful that James and Freddie invited me into their backyard to play for a bit.”
BATMAN/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES III #1 will be released on Wednesday, May 1.