Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #5

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Freddie Williams II Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 21, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 7
7.6Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

A Venom-charged Donnie wages a brutal, one-Turtle war on the Foot Clan. Batman has to stop him and remind him of who he really is; someone who uses smarts-not brawn-to take down the bad guys. Damian and Raphael pay a visit to the Lazarus Pit to try and help a wounded Splinter. Then Batman tries to turn a former foe into an ally as part of a desperate attempt to finally end the reign of Bane.

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Brandon Lawrence Mar 22, 2018

    My favorite time of the month has come. Batman / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II came out this week! The talented creative team of James Tynion IV, Ryan Ferrier and Freddie Williams II continues to bring one of the most fun stories being published. The fifth installment of the "A Knight in New York" finds Donatello on a Venom-fueled rampage against the Foot Clan. Donnie has been struggling with feelings of inadequacy and inferiority this entire story. Against the warnings of Batman and the Turtles (minus Raphael), Donnie hopes Venom will be the key to defeating Bane, The Foot Clan, and his own weakness. Meanwhile, the team is reaching out to the rest of the Bat-Family in Gotham to potentially use another dangerous substance to save Master Splinter. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Justin Cooper Mar 28, 2018

    This is a great comic series, and if you have any love for either, I highly recommend reading this story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Ryan Lower Mar 22, 2018

    More of what you'd expect from Tynion and Williams. When you combine Batman with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, you expect nothing short of great. That's what you're getting here. While I'm excited for the next issue, it also pains me that it'll be the last. I hope you've enjoyed the ride, because the final battle for New York is just around the corner, then it's back to Gotham. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Jay Mar 26, 2018

    The character interactions and development bring a smile to my face. Batman and TMNT work extremely well together and I sincerely hope that after this series there will be another chapter in this inter-dimensional crossover. While dialogue problems and pacing exist, this books art team hold the readers interest by drawing on what makes both Batman and TMNT the legends they are. Looking forward to the conclusion to this epic event. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 22, 2018

    Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 #5, The penultimate issue of the second Batman/TMNT miniseries brings a lot of elements together in anticipation of a big final showdown next issue, but something still feels like it's missing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Paul Shanly Mar 21, 2018

    Pacing issues aside, this series has been very entertaining and I look forward to seeing how it all wraps up next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Mar 21, 2018

    Batman/TMNT II is fun just not as much fun as its predecessor was with a plot that feels like it wore out it welcome.  Bane might be just too one note of a villain to in his portrayal here to carry the mini series however the cliffhanger brings a little bit of that promise back I had before this all kicked back off. Freddie Williams continues to render some pretty great looking work each month. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Mar 21, 2018

    Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #5 is basically a comic book version of those epic crossovers you had with your action figures when you were a kid. The plots don't always make sense, but it's really cool to see all of your favorite characters interact and fight each other. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Mar 21, 2018

    This may be a case of drastically lowered expectations, but I still got some enjoyment out of this issue. It's not really great, choosing to have endless scenes of dialogue explaining things that have happened instead of just showing us what happened, but there are some bright spots to be sure. I liked the interactions between Batman and Donatello, with Donnie's heel turn built up to in a believable way, and Williams still proves to be the right artist for this book. As far as the series as a whole goes, it won't win you back over if you've already jumped ship, but it's an acceptable enough penultimate chapter. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comix4fever Mar 22, 2018

    I have no clue what myconius is whining about! The ONLY complaint I have is the Don's remption should have been in the last issue.

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  • 7.5
    SloboSOY Mar 22, 2018

    Since last issue I a little disappointed by this arc. Ok what happen is logic for donnie with the new venom. And that wasn't easy to make him listen (Even a little long). But in a way I find it a little easy. Like for Splinter. So yeah we are at 1 floppy of the end, but I would have liked more about Splinter in Lazarus Rage. I also find a little short the encounter between April & Babs. For me they have so many connection. Leo liking the Nightwing's outfit was funny.

    Cover - Nice cover & close to what I read inside. 1.5/2
    Writing - Tynion IV maybe a little tired between that & Detective Comics. It's less fun than the first volume. 2/3
    Arts - The arts is still amazing. I loved every bit of every panel. 3/3
    Feeling - more

  • 1.0
    myconius Mar 21, 2018

    aside from Freddie Williams art this cross-over has been a complete waste of my time and money.
    it is a joke! a BAD one! stay far far away from this stinker!

    this comic was designed to appeal to derps like Comix4fever.

    i hear he likes to read this comic while eating lead paint chips and sip warm tap water.


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