REVIEW: Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1

Publishers: DC/IDW
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Freddie E. Williams
Colourist: Jeremy Colwell

Editor: David Piña
Release Date: OUT NOW!
Price: $3.99

Batman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 DC/IDW

Batman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1
DC/IDW

In Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1, published as the new TMNT movie trailer is released, the Foot Clan is in Gotham City stealing valuable technology. Batman is having none of it of course, and investigates. Meanwhile Killer Croc in the sewers runs afoul of the heroes in a half shell.

That’s basically the plot. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 is not meant to be deep, inspiring or even clever, but still works as an action-adventure. Along the way the reader sees all the accoutrements of the heroes: the Turtles eating pizza, playing video games and wise-cracking; and Batman brooding over the death of his parents.

Freddie E. Williams’s art straddles the line between the Turtles’ cartoony style and Batman’s realism. Jeremy Colwell paints everything in the deepest black, befitting of Gotham City.

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 may appeal more to TMNT fans than Batophiles, as the Caped Crusader seems to be going through the motions, and isn’t particularly interesting in the story.

Still, Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 hits all the right entertainment buttons, and there’s just enough here to want to read future issues; we definitely want to see the inevitable fight between Batman and the shelled reptiles. So, we give it three out of four.

Cowabunga, dudes.

 

Reviewer: Joe Lovece
Reviews Editor: Steve Hooker

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