Comic Review: Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #2 (DC Comics/IDW)

Writer Matthew K Manning, artist Jon Sommariva, inkers Sean Parsons and  Serge Lapointe alongside colorist Leonardo Ito continue this awesome DC /IDW animated crossover. Like Tynion did in the Batman/TMNT […]

Writer Matthew K Manning, artist Jon Sommariva, inkers Sean Parsons and  Serge Lapointe alongside colorist Leonardo Ito continue this awesome DC /IDW animated crossover.

Like Tynion did in the Batman/TMNT crossover. Manning delivers in a fashion that would make anyone who is a 90s Timm/Dini-verse batman fan and universally a ninja turtles fan happy.

The whole issue is centered on first initial meetings. While the first issue was focused on setting up the plot, this issue focuses on the first encounters between Batman, Robin (Grayson), Batgirl (Barbra), and the Ninja Turtles. It’s interesting to see their first initial meet up in comparison to Joker and Harley Quinn’s encounter with Shredder.

Ultimately when it comes down to it, this issue delivers in the fun factor of crossovers. To see the Timm /Dini-verse Batman cross paths with the modern cartoon iteration of the ninja turtles is enjoyable to read as a crossover. I wish we could have had this with the 2003 ninja turtles cartoon, but then I remember the recent batman/TMNT crossover by Tynion which more than makes up for that. With that said, every character is plausibly written and I hope one day we get an animated treatment of this (although I’m sure there will be one.in the near future).  Without a doubt, this is a fun crossover so far and worth the pickup.

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