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Given their shared love of urban crime fighting and nighttime vigilante behavior, it’s almost surprising that Batman and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles haven’t managed to run into each other by now — but this November the wait is over, with the debut of Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a co-production of DC Entertainment and IDW Publishing.
Written by James Tynion IV with art by Freddie E. Williams II, the six part mini-series will see the Turtles thrown out of their home dimension and into Batman’s Gotham City, where the Dark Knight becomes the heroes in a half shell’s best hope to get home in one piece … as long as they can make it past all of Batman’s rogues gallery in one piece.
In a statement, Tynion IV called the project “a fanboy dream come true,” saying that although he’s written many Batman projects — including co-writing the newly announced Batman and Robin Eternal weekly series, launching on Oct. 7 — “it’s always a thrill to see the world of Batman through new eyes.” Even if those eyes are hidden behind colorful masks to keep the secret identities of a bunch of mutated martial arts-loving turtles a mystery.
The series,which debuts in November, isn’t the first co-publishing venture between DC and IDW; the first, Green Lantern/Star Trek, reached comic book stores this week.
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