Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #1

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Freddie Williams II Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 6, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 22 User Reviews: 10
8.4Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

The team behind the smash-hit crossover series is back to reunite the Dark Knight and the Heroes in a Half-Shell. When Donatello goes looking for a new mentor to help him improve his fighting skills, he opens a doorway to another reality, hoping to summon the Turtles' one-time ally, Batman. But instead, he gets sent to Gotham City and someone else comes through the open portal-Bane! Suddenly, there's a new gang boss in New York and he's out to unite all the other bad guys under him. Can Donnie get back in time and bring Batman with him to help his brothers before Bane causes irreparable destruction? Co-published with IDW.

  • 9.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Dec 9, 2017

    An amazing first issue sets up the story perfectly while looking as amazing as the previous series. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Dec 9, 2017

    An amazing first issue sets up the story perfectly while looking as amazing as the previous series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Dec 6, 2017

    Batman/ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IIcomes out swinging, continuing the fun world we were introduced to last year. The creative team of James Tynion IV and Freddie E Williams II show off these characters in a fun and honest way, giving everyone their moments to shine. It's a blast and we're sure to have a good time for the next few months. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Dec 8, 2017

    James Tynion IV and Freddie Williams II reunite the Dark Knight and the Heroes in a Half Shell in Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #1, an action-packed slice of fan service that'll make you say cowabunga (or booyakasha, if that's your preference). Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Brandon Lawrence Dec 5, 2017

    This team of Tynion and Williams has set up a hell of a story and I cannot wait to see where it goes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Michael Hale Dec 6, 2017

    In summary, this is hopefully going to be the start of another great IDW series. While it has a high bar to surpass with the first run of the Batman/TMNT crossover, Tynion, Williams and Colwell are off to a good start. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 6, 2017

    This miniseries proves there's still plenty of ground left to cover with the pairing of the Batman and TMNT families. This sequel feels at once more dramatically ambitious and more intimate than its predecessor. At the same time, the book hasn't lost sight of the sheer fun and bombastic nature of this pairing. If you enjoyed the original, there's absolutely no reason not to stick around for Round 2. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 6, 2017

    It's a crossover that delivers on its promise right out of the gate, featuring great character moments and action, from a creative team that clearly loves both universes. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bounding Into Comics - Daniel Mills Dec 6, 2017

    It might be that both stories are about talented heroes fighting crime in the dead of night. With both sets of heroes spending years and years training to personify justice. Or it might be that both stories have histories filled with awesome entertainment and storytelling for all ages.Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #1may not be as appealing to the old as it is to the young, but it's another fun trip into a ridiculous and great beyond. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 6, 2017

    A strong first issue that sets up another inter-dimensional adventure. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Evan Kiick Dec 6, 2017

    Having this creative team together again, working on a follow-up their incredible crossover, is like an extremely early birthday gift. It's only one issue but I can already feel like we're going to be given another can't miss collection. You don't need to be a super fan of either franchise to enjoy this, but if you are"".STRAP IN!!! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Dec 6, 2017

    Batman/TMNT II kicks things off with a bang, presenting an action packing issue, with some intriguing story beats I cant wait to see addressed in future issues.  There's something about the free spirit attitude of the Turtles mixed with the dark and broody Batman I really dig, so sign me up for 6 more issues of this right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Corps - Pierre Arnette Dec 6, 2017

    If you didn't read the first series, don't fret because the second series is looking like it's going to be just as good as the first. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Dec 6, 2017

    While I was not the biggest fan of the first series I still liked it and, with the start of Batman TMNT II #1, I feel like I might enjoy the sequel more. With Tynion exploring Donnie's inner turmoil about lagging behind his brothers and with some energetic art by Williams and Colwell,Batman TMNT II is off to a great start. Fans of both series will find something to enjoy with Batman TMNT II #1, and with five more issues to go, things look like they will get even crazier! Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    We The Nerdy - Aron Pohara Dec 11, 2017

    The Batman/Turtles crossover continues to show us that the Dark Knight does not have to be serious and brooding all the time and sometimes you just need a slice of pizza to join in the fun. If you have read the first six issue series of this book, you know what to expect and if you did not and are fans of the property, you can definitely jump in here as it is a self-contained story in its own right. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - D. Ivester Dec 5, 2017

    Starting with a good character arc for Donatello and a real threat coming for all of them, the return of these two teams is going to be much-needed alliance to bring down Bane and I can already see that it's going to be a ride as thrilling as the first. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Dec 6, 2017

    The issue is all setup, but does it in a way that's intriguing and really does well to play off the strengths of each set of characters. The first issue is a slow build but the emotional punch along with some of the twists and reveals make the issue one that's a solid entertaining read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Paul Shanly Dec 6, 2017

    Its a fun read that sets up an interesting return to what was established in the previous series. Grab some pizza and enjoy the ride. Thats what I did. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Comic Crusaders - Kevin Given Dec 6, 2017

    The fun begins with this unexpected cross over which is sure to please fans of DC and IDW comics. The main villain from Batman's rogues gallery seems to be the right fit for this tale as we look into the face of fear and wonder if the Batman, even with the help of his new friends can complete the task at hand. Not to mention that the events that take place could lead to more of the Dark Knight's rogues gallery showing up and causing problems. I really enjoyed this issue and can't wait for more *** (3.9 rating) Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    411Mania - John Pumpernickel Dec 7, 2017

    Batman/TMNT II #1 is best for purists and fans of each but don't be surprised if you get deja vu while reading it. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Dec 11, 2017

    Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #1 is a strong start to the latest crossover between two of the most well known comic franchises. James Tynion picking up directly where the previous crossover left off gave even more weight to the consequences of an alliance between Ra's Al Ghul and Shredder. The fallout of the alliance's failure along with Donatello's personal character arc that opens this first issue makes Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II an intriguing comic to follow for fans of both franchises. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Dec 6, 2017

    Largely humorless and, quite frankly, boring, Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II is off to a rough start. Now that the re-introductions are out of the way, here's hoping the story moves along at a better, faster clip. It still looks great, though, so even if the story doesn't grab you the artwork surely will. The concept is interesting this time around, but with this first issue at least the magic hasn't been recaptured. Read Full Review

  • 10
    SloboSOY Dec 8, 2017

    I didn't even have a doubt to take it, I really enjoyed the first volume of the ongoing.
    I enter this story with no doubt and maybe that hide me a rough start (To the first page to the middle of the book, but then that's just fun and fun). I find interesting to focus on donatello even if for my part I never find it a less good fighter than is brothers (But in truth I just know of the 90's animated version of him, and what I read in Batman TMNT volume 1).
    I am impatient to see Batman in the TMNT world, having him encountering April (And maybe tell her she remember him a little of Lois ^^ )
    I didn't know of Shredder Daughter & the differents gang, but I'm sure thanks to Bane I will enkoy them been brought together by him.

  • 9.0
    CWagz19 Dec 15, 2017

    Loved it the first time around and this sets up its second installment of this crossover really well. Even if you missed their first adventure no need to fear. Don't let the number "II" steer you away. Give this book a shot and if you like it go back and get the trade of the first one! Fun book, great art, and lots of Bats and Turtles

  • 7.5
    myconius Dec 6, 2017

    i thought this was definitely a solid start to this new cross-over. kicked off with some great action.

    at first this almost felt like it was going to stay within the continuity of both parties. as the story unfolded i soon realized this is to be taken as a non-canon elsewolrds kind of story. a very good one though.

    in a way i'm actually happy this isn't firmly tied to either Batman or IDW Tmnt continuity.

    there's so many damn subplots going on with IDW Tmnt right now i feel it's starting to get in it's own way of being a fun comic.
    i'm also glad that we are getting a Batman in this cross-over that feels more like the always prepared Goth-clad Ninja Detective that i personally enjoy reading.

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