Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III #1, DC Comics

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A must-read event, Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III #1 (DC Comics/IDW Publishing) delivers ton of intense emotions as much as the bedazzling action. The first issue is an ever-lasting celebration of Batman’s 80th anniversary and TMNT’s 35th anniversary.

Our heroes have battled the evil of the Foot Clan in Gotham City and Bane in New York, but now Krang has gotten his hands on the most dangerous technologies in the DC Universe—and no universe is safe from his wrath! 

Here are 5 reasons why you should pick up Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III #1:

5) A New Mythology!

I love that in this crossover readers are not getting the typical storyline of the heroes fighting each other before teaming up. It’s been done before and now we’re combining universes  Amalgam-style. Iconic characters, such as Dick Grayson and Leonardo, are combined as one. This introduces a new world I cannot wait to visit.  

4) The Writing!

Writer James T. Tynion IV adds a fresh take on Bruce Wayne and focuses on theme of family. Bruce Wayne became a father figure to his children, The Robins. Now readers get to see Bruce as part of a brotherhood. The letters by Tom Napolitano bold certain words in Batman’s captions and italicize Shredder’s dialogue. 

3) The Artwork!

With Kevin Eastman, artist Freddie E. Williams II finds clever ways to mesh the character designs together. Raphael is wearing a stylish Red Hood helmet. If you notice in the background, the giant coin in the Batcave is now a one yen coin.

2) The Colors! 

The colors by Jeremy Colwell establish a psychic disturbance in the exterior shots. The sky is bleeding red and the lightning is bright white. The Turtles really stand out in every page  because of their thick green shade. 

1) A Phenomenal Read!

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III #1 combines the best of both popular characters for a fun and engaging read. I can’t wait to read what happens next in “Crisis in a half shell.” 

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III #1 is out in stores now. 

By Jorge Solis

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