Monday, January 18, 2016

Comic Book Review: Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 - DC Comics / IDW Publishing

Written by James Tynion IV
Art by Freddie E. Williams II

Expensive equipment is being stolen from laboratories all throughout Gotham.  Batman doesn't seem to know who is responsible but feels there may be someone new in town.  Conversely, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are in Gotham City making attempts at stopping the dreaded FOOT Clan from stealing equipment and hurting people in laboratories.  It seems Batman and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have a similar plan, but they don't know each other so what happens when they meet face to face?

I received this first issue of the six part mini-series in the Comic Block Subscription Box(click here to read my review of the entire box!).  I thought this sounded like a fun crossover but was initially not going to purchase the book.  This first issue was more about giving us a reason that these characters would meet each other and giving a bit of each seeing a piece of the other's world.  I have to admit, seeing TMNT vs one of Batman's villains is kind of cool.

I'm curious to find out where this mini series is heading.  Six issues is a fairly decent amount of time to develop a decent story line.  James Tynion IV has me confident that this could turn into something fun.

I like how Freddie E. Williams II draws the Ninja Turtles.  The action shots look great and I am looking forward to seeing more.  I'm not as sold on the Batmobile but then again, everyone has their own preferences about the coolest vehicle in comics.

What are your thoughts on Batman and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?  What books do you think Maskerpiece Theatre should review next?  Please leave your comments below.

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