Holy cowabunga, Batman! It looks like the Dark Knight and the Heroes in a Half-Shell will be teaming up this fall in a six-issue mini-series run, announced yesterday at IDW’s San Diego Comic Con panel.
Let’s forget for a second that this is every fanboy’s fantasy. Or that it will be written by bonafide Batman writer James Tynion IV (Batman Eternal, Talon) and drawn by Freddie Williams II (Robin, Flash). Or that Kevin Eastman will be doing mother effing variant covers. This is the convergence of two of the biggest and most loved fandoms ever.
This is the second DC-IDW crossover to be announced, just days after the first issue of Stark Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War launched into stores. Hint: it was great. Thanks to IDW’s wide breadth of publishing rights, new doors are opening in the crossover world. Think about what this could mean going forward. Cyborg meets Transformers? Deathstroke takes on the G.I. Joe? Jonah Hex tries to tame My Little Pony??
Lucky for us, TMNT is a franchise with a track record proving that they play well with others (Ghostbusters, X-Files), so the ninja beat em up style will be a natural fit for the two to work in tandem. Below is the official synopsis from DC of the upcoming mini-series:
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.
Look for the Batman/TMNT six-part series to hit stores this November.
Source: DC Comics