COMIC REVIEW: BATMAN/TMNT 3 #5
Batman/ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III Issue 5
Story by James Tynion IV Art by Freddie Williams and Kevin Eastman
Published by DC w/ IDW
Released September 4th, 2019
The crisis in a half shell continues!
Batman and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles think they’ve figured out how to tear apart Krang’s Combined Multiverse and restore their reality. But Krang has planned this moment for years. With his robot army, he’s ready to destroy them all. And if Batman can’t remember the last missing piece in his life, there may be no hope left!
We’re now at the second-to-last issue of Batman/TMNT 3 and everything has come together at this point to form a breakneck issue 5 as we speed ahead to what is sure to be an epic conclusion. This title started slow and heavy but had enough fanboy spark to keep you glued to every panel and page. The past two issues have been nothing but nonstop action. The ultimate dimension-reality-ripping onslaught hits (what feels like) a peak in issue 5. Tynion’s writing, while great, takes a back seat lately to Freddie Williams epic artistic layouts of turtles, bats, brains, and ninjas duking it out into eternity.
Issue 5 offers some great moments such as our modern TMNT teaming up (yet again) with Eastman and Laird’s original incarnations, Shredder and Splinter fighting alongside each other, and some great Batman character development since this series seems to mostly be Turtle focused (no complaints here though). This whole issue reads like a spinning charge, as if we’re about to take off at any minute into some sort of crazy comic climax. And that’s what we’re about to do exactly…when the final issue (#6) rolls out. This another great chapter in which Batman and every Turtle shine in their own way as we march forward to the conclusion of Batman and TMNT 3. I am sad to see this series conclude…but I feel as though we were given the perfect length and have gone everywhere we possibly can go from here. So raise a warm slice to issue 6 and let’s end this the right way! Cowabunga!
Batman/ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III Issue 5 is now available wherever comics are sold!