Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #2

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Freddie Williams Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 13, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 12
8.3Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Trapped in a world where they can scarcely tell friend from foe, the Turtles first encounter with the Dark Knight puts their fighting skills to the ultimate test. And while Batman and scientist Lucius Fox search for any clue as to where these strange ninjas come from, Shredder strikes a deal with The Penguin! Co-published with IDW! 2015 Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved. TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. Based on characters created by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman.

  • 10
    PopOptiq - Raymond Thomas Jan 19, 2016

    TMNT/Batman#2 is way too much fun not to be read. When it was announced, I thought it was nothing more than a cash grab. I couldnt have been more wrong. Its so much fun. Williams' art is cartoonish, but only adds to the strangeness of these two worlds colliding. Fans of both franchises should be reading this book, but any comic book fan will find joy in the silly lines from Mikey, or the terror that the Shredder seems to be. I would recommend this book to the casual and die-hard fan, its simply too fun to ignore. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 13, 2016

    James Tynion IV is leaning on a tried-and-tested structure with Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but for a project like this, I actually have to say that's a great idea. When you have a hook as simple as this, you don't need to reinvent the wheel - you just need to have a solid grip on characterization, and then let these mythologies clash as often as possible. If you're a fan of Batman: The Animated Series or anything Turtle-related, you're going to want to buy this book immediately. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jan 13, 2016

    Everyone expected (or at least hoped) that this crossover would be good. So far, it's been great, Williams' fluid line work meshing perfectly with Tynion's fantastic characterization. This book is truly the best of both worlds, and with some legitimately interesting plot threads now in play, it only looks to get better from here. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Fanboys Inc - Buddy Beaudoin Jan 13, 2016

    Batman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a surprisingly great crossover series. The worlds are blended seamlessly and in a way that adds a lot of drive to the narrative. The art possesses a cross between digital and analog styles that makes the series a standout from much of what is on the shelves. Get on this one! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Joel Bowers Jan 20, 2016

    The second issue of this miniseries is a step up from an already pretty great first issue. The entertainment value on this book is through the roof. While I would say there was not much story, it really compensates with the Turtles characterizations and their interactions with each other and the world around them. I have high hopes that this book will get better and better, but if it stays this good, I'll be just fine. I recommend this book for anybody who loves a fun time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - John McCubbin Jan 14, 2016

    Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #2 moves the established narrative forward in an exciting fashion, with the creative team giving us a thrilling confrontation between the Dark Knight and the Heroes in a Halfshell. This is all given much needed depth, with the expansion on the Ninja Turtles mission giving us some interesting twists along the way. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Jan 13, 2016

    While I didn't feel this was the perfect "10" the first issue was, it's still pretty freaking good. I'm wondering where Tynion will take the series next and how the shaky Shredder/Penguin alliance will pan out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Daniel Gehen Jan 17, 2016

    This series is way better than it has any business being. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #2 is another fantastic issue in this intercompany crossover. Tynion and Williams have given this series their best efforts, which has resulted in a series that is enjoyable for fans of any age. Regardless of your familiarity with Batman or the Turtles' comic book mythos, anyone should be able to jump into this series. And they definitely should, as their reward will be a taut story that is both thrilling and joyful. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Mark Henely Jan 16, 2016

    If you were to only buy one issue of Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, this is probably the issue to buy. It's more fun that the first issue and (I don't know if I mentioned this yet) you get to see a fight between Batman and the Ninja Turtles. It's hard to see how Tynian IV and Williams II can top that spectacle. It'll be cool to see the Turtles team up with Batman to take on Shredder and the Penguin, but this might be the high. Either way, this is a great issue and well worth the price of admission. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Ryan Blair Jan 13, 2016

    Overall another great issue and Im looking forward to this series continuing next month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Jan 16, 2016

    On the flip side of our heroes, the criminal kingpin Penguin is shown having made an uneasy alliance with the Shredder, and of course, trouble isnt far behind. To see how the heroes and the Shredder react and adapt to this universe is a joy to see, especially Splinters part in this issue. This is a fantastic second issue, and for me, overshadows the first issues level of greatness. This is a fun series, one that is going as fans had hoped: full of familiar faces, fights and answers the age old question: who would win? Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Jan 14, 2016

    A solid second entry, it does what the sophomore installment should do: brings everything together and furthers the plot while introducing new aspects and elements that up the intrigue. The tone is solid, and the personalities of the characters are on point, but while the art is still a little rough it isn't a deal breaker. This, along with Batman's adventures with U.N.C.L.E., are some of the stronger offerings to come along in the miniseries format recently, and if they can keep this level of quality we've got some good Batman comics in the coming months. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    First Comics News - Richard Vasseur Jan 31, 2016

    The story never seems to become focused enough. It jumps around from one place to another. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Jan 13, 2016

    Again, this comic is uneven from start to finish. Readers who really enjoyed the first issue will probably continue to appreciate the material, but those on the fence should probably hop off. It doesnt look like this mini-series is going to improve much. Its really depressing because this event deserved better representation and story. Read Full Review

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