COMIC REVIEW: BATMAN/TMNT 3 #4
Batman/ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III Issue 4
Story by James Tynion IV Art by Freddie Williams
Published by DC w/ IDW
Released August 7th, 2019
The crisis in a half shell continues!
Batman and the Turtles grapple with the laws of Krang’s combined universe, desperate to return their two worlds to their original states. But there are some who do not want things set right. In this reality, the Laughing Man runs the Smile Clan, the most dangerous criminal organization ever to strike New Gotham City-and that’s how he wants things to stay! He’ll kill anyone who gets in his way…even the Shredder!
We’re more than halfway through the third installment in the Batman/TMNT universe and issue 4 kicks things into full gear for an explosive action packed issue that doesn’t slow down. This particular issue has been my favorite in the series so far, but that’s only because the story leading up to this point has been told so well. Tynion’s pacing is always on point but I loved the breakneck speed that Issue 4 takes. We know the stakes. We know what needs to be done. Now we just need to strap in with Batman and the TMNT and go along for the ride. Towards the end of this issue I realized I can probably read a whole book of just Batman and Master Splinter having a conversation.
Freddie Williams continues to nail the artwork in Issue 4. I especially love the spotlight put on the Laughing Man and his overall design in this comic. The Shredder himself shines as a pure unfiltered badass this time around. Moving forward we are going into issue 5 with even higher stakes and crazier takes! I’m really thrilled with how this series is going so far as both a longtime Batman and Ninja Turtles fan. We seem to be past the crazy combo characters and fanfare, and the past couple issues have been story and action that matters. That being said, I’m onboard this title for it’s last 2 issues. And if is this the last time Batman and the Ninja Turtles meet, it’s turning out to be one heck of an adventure to go out on.
Batman/ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III Issue 4 is now available wherever comics are sold!