The 80th anniversary of Batman collides with the 35th anniversary of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles this May as DC Publishing and IDW Publishing today announced plans for Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, a stunning six-issue conclusion to the smash-hit crossover trilogy.
James Tynion IV reunites with artist Freddie E. Williams II and colorist Jeremy Colwell for this final chapter starring Gotham’s Dark Knight and New York’s Heroes in a Half Shell. Kevin Eastman will illustrate variant covers for the series and, as he did in collaboration with Williams II on 2017’s Kamandi Challenge, contribute interior artwork at a pivotal point in the new run.
In the first two blockbuster volumes, our heroes battled the evil of the Foot Clan in Gotham and then went head-to-head with Bane in New York. But now, in the third and biggest chapter, Krang has gotten his hands on the most dangerous technologies in the DC Universe—and no universe is safe from his wrath!
Fans of the comic series will see the Dark Knight continue to fight like never before with wall-to-wall ninja action in Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IIIbeginning May 1, 2019.
Also announced this week by Warner Bros. Animation, Warner Home Entertainment, DC Entertainment and Nickelodeon is Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, an all-new animated movie arriving on 4K, Blu-ray and Digital later this spring, based on Tynion IV and Williams II’s first volume of Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The IDW Collection, Vol. 8
Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Ben Bates, Dustin Weaver (w) • Bill Sienkiewicz, Damien Couceiro (a) • Dan Duncan (c)
Bebop and Rocksteady stumble across a time-travel scepter, kickstarting the craziest, most destructive adventure yet! Then, when a mysterious new mutant targets Baxter Stockman, it will be up to the TMNT to reluctantly save him, but little does anyone know that a larger trap is being laid by a new arch-foe. Plus, Donatello reboots a new and improved Metalhead only to find that the robot no longer functions entirely as designed. Collects the Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything mini-series, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe issues #1-8, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles issues#65-66.
HC • FC • $49.99 • 344 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-370-4
Tom Waltz & Kevin Eastman (w) • Dave Wachter (a & c)
“Battle Lines,” Part 1 of 3! The maniacal Bishop has his eyes set on destroying the Utroms and the Triceratons once and for all. The Turtles will have to use all of their resources to stop him… but new divisions between the brothers threaten to ruin the plan before it begins!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Collection, Vol. 3
Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird (w) • Eric Talbot, Jim Lawson (a) • Kevin Eastman (c)
A thorough look back at the TMNT’s comic book origins with their first stories plus insightful annotations from co-creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. Rediscover the underground roots of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, with this special collection of Mirage Studios’ issues #12, 14, 15, 17, and 19–21 including the stories “Survivalists,” “The Unmentionables,” “Dome Doom,” and the multi-part “Return to New York.” This series is perfect for fans to relive the glorious days of the Turtles’ origins as well as an excellent place for new readers to see where the TMNT phenomenon began.
TPB • FC • $29.99 • 292 pages • 7-5/8” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-330-8