Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #2

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Freddie Williams II Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 20, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 6
8.2Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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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.
RATED T

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Dec 21, 2017

    I'm lovingBatman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II. It's exciting, funny, and charming. The book reminds me why I loved these characters as a child. Righteous dude! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Brandon Lawrence Dec 21, 2017

    Two books in and this comic continues to live up to the hype set by the first mini-series. If you love Batman and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles there's no reason you should have needed this review to tell you to pick it up so good for you! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Paul Shanly Dec 20, 2017

    Im really digging Freddie Williams' art in this series, and I feel that his cartoony yet detailed and kinetic style is perfect for a story featuring the mutants of the Turtles world and the more straightforward superheroes of Batmans world. I especially like his imposing take on Bane, especially in the final scene with Bane leaning over Baxter Stockman with biceps three times the size of Stockmans head. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 21, 2017

    This issue strikes the right balance between zany bombast and grim danger, suggesting a bright future ahead for this crossover. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Watch - Justin Cooper Jan 15, 2018

    The story moves forward with twists and turns. The plot is well-paced and the artwork is phenomenal! A great story and a joy to read. The coolest thing is seeing the crossover of these characters while it maintains the integrity of each respective book and tone. Check this one out because it is fun, and whether you have a nostalgic view or are just a new reader who enjoys the characters this is a solid story and a lot of fun! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Dec 20, 2017

    The second chapter is light on action, but progresses Bane's take over nicely. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Dec 20, 2017

    While this issue is largely a setup for what's to come, now that Bane has assembled an army, between the art and top notch character interactions I find the series continues to be worth a definite look. True care is put into seeing these two properties work together and I'm excited for more. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Dec 20, 2017

    I can't say that I really enjoyed Batman TMNT II #2 that much. The story was okay, but it read really fast and it felt like not that much really happened. The art continues to be good; Freddie Williams II definitelyhas a dynamic style that sets him apart from other artists and is uniquelyhis own. Maybe it is because I am a Turtle fanboy and I do not really care for Batman or like the Turtles playing second fiddle to him, but this series so far is not keeping me very interested or excited to read it at the moment. Don't get me wrong, all in all it is a good comic with a great creative team, I just don't think this second outing of this team up is for me. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Dec 21, 2017

    Tynion has found much more stable ground with his second issue. There's still some shaky dialogue here and there, but the spirit of the first crossover is much more evident here. Bane's influence in New York provides for some compelling drama, most of the jokes land the way they should, and bringing in different characters from both properties opens up new storytelling opportunities. I mean, if the idea of seeing Bebop and Rocksteady groveling at the feet of Bane as he's surrounded by Foot Clan members whose masks bear a resemblance to his own doesn't excite you, I don't know what else will. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - D. Ivester Dec 19, 2017

    The issue really focuses on bringing in the characters together but I do feel that some of the development that they were leading with Donatello did fall short and ended a bit too quick. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    SloboSOY Dec 20, 2017

    Second part of the story. Batman goes to Ras and he's happy to help (Weird ...).
    A team-up between Donny et Damian (Love hating damian).
    Then we see what happen with bane. Nice, I would have loved seen him fight but nice.
    The part with mickey is a not really great, but the rest is very good.
    Shame Batman didn't tell april she do a really good job & remember her from Lois. But I have hope with 4 issues to go ^^
    I really liked my reading. I want more.

    Cover - The regular perfect 2/2
    Writing - Really good stuff 2.5/3
    Arts - Love the arts 3/3
    Feelings - I can't wait but I will have to ^^ 2/2

  • 8.0
    Spider-Man Prime Dec 31, 2017

    Don't get me wrong I like this issue, but...the art seems a bit off this series. The turtles' fingers in a few panels last issue looked kinda weird. And the colors are very saturated and just throws me off on how dark dirty and gritty these characters can be. I wish there would have been a bit of a scuffle between the 3 strong big bads. But on the flip side I am still really enjoying this second installment of these 2 universes mixing.

  • 7.5
    myconius Dec 20, 2017

    this is a VERY LOUD, VERY FLASHY (turn your brain off) action thrill-ride.

    and i must admit, i am enjoying it very much!



    some of the characterizations don't fully line up with their ongoing counterparts,

    but for just how entertaining this story has been i'll let it slide.



    i do wish Baxter Stockman was written more like he is in the ongoing IDW Tmnt comics.

    here he feels like a 2-dimensional lap-dog henchman.

    where in the IDW comics Baxter has an heir of arrogance and contempt. i would have loved to see him come back at Bane with his usual brand of sarcasm that i've come to enjoy in the 2011 series on Tmnt comics.



    also.... just how fast can Donnie whip up a hoverjet using spare parts of two smashed motorcycles?

    one minute there are two decimated bikes scattered all over the pavement.

    about 4 or 5 panels later Donnie has reconfigured them into a whole new hovering vehicle.

    i know Donatello does machines, but i didn't know he did them THAT fast!

  • 10
    √úberGinger Dec 22, 2017

  • 8.0
    mseccatore Dec 20, 2017

  • 8.0
    DarioV Dec 23, 2017

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