This December, IDW Publishing’s Heroes in a Half-Shell and DC Comics’ Dark Knight will reunite for Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II, a sequel to the 2016 crossover miniseries. Writer James Tynion IV (Detective Comics) and artist Freddie Williams II (He-Man/Thundercats) will return to continue their story in the sequel series.
“What DC and IDW started with Batman/TMNT in 2015 continues to spark interest with fans of these characters that have worldwide recognition,” DC’s SVP of Editorial Strategy & Administration Hank Kanalz said in a statement. “We can’t wait to see what James and Freddie deliver this time around.”
“The original crossover between Batman and the Turtles was met with such positive enthusiasm from the fans, that it was only a matter of time before their paths crossed again,” IDW President and COO Greg Goldstein added. “Fans have themselves to thank for making this a reality, yet again, and we’re confident that we can deliver the goods to meet their expectations with our talented creative team returning for round two.”
Along with covers by Williams II, the Turtles’ original co-creator Kevin Eastman will also provide variant covers.
According to the official synopsis for the six-issue series,
When Donatello goes looking for a new mentor to help him improve his fighting skills, he opens a doorway to another reality, hoping to summon the Turtles’ one-time ally, Batman. But instead, he gets sent to Gotham City and someone else comes through the open portal —Bane! Suddenly, there’s a new gang boss in New York and he’s out to unite all the other bad guys under him. Can Donnie get back in time and bring Batman with him to help his brothers before Bane causes irreparable destruction?
Written by James Tynion IV with art by Freddie Williams II, Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #1 arrives on December 6 with issue #2 following two weeks later on December 20, before moving to a monthly release schedule.
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