Mutant Ninja Turtles III #2, Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III #2

(Courtesy of IDW Publishing/DC Comics)

An action-packed follow-up, Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III #2 (DC Comics/IDW Publishing) has tons of heart, imagination and nostalgic moments. The second issue rejuvenates the origin stories of of Batman’s 80th anniversary and TMNT’s 35th anniversary.

Krang’s true power has been revealed, and now it’s up to Batman and the Turtles to stop him, but their only hope may lie with the strange, yet familiar, visitor from another world.

Here are 5 reasons why you should pick up Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III #2:

5) What Happened Before!

This is a strange world that looks very familiar. Combining universes, Amalgam-style, characters, such as Dick Grayson and Leonardo, are combined as one. Trained by Master Splinter, Bruce Wayne fights crime alongside his brothers, but deep down inside, The Batman knows something is wrong.  

4) The Writing!

I really love what writer James T. Tynion IV has done with Raphael, from Turtles Prime. Raphael’s dialogue comes of as gritty and downbeat, after witnessing Krang’s wrath. The letters by Tom Napolitano does a great job raising the stakes, making you feel the suspense as Krang’s motives are revealed. 

3) The Artwork!

With guest artwork by Kevin Eastman, artist Freddie E. Williams II has an epic action-packed sequence featuring Raphael Prime. In one, uncut take captured in a single page, Raphael Prime and Batman show off their moves and fighting skills. I also really liked the character design of Batman Prime, whose blue and grey costume feels like an homage to Adam West.

2) The Colors! 

I absolutely loved the use of colors by Jeremy Colwell, because it reminds me of Pleasantville. Raphael Prime is composed of black, white, and gray tones, while the rest of the page is painted with primary colors. These pages are just marvelous to look at!

1) A Phenomenal Read!

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III #2 ramps up the stakes and action for a really engaging read. I can’t wait for what happens next in “Crisis in a Half Shell!” 

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III #2 is out in stores now. 

By Jorge Solis

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