Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #4

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #4

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Freddie Williams Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 9, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 9
8.6Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

With the possibility existing that they might never get home, the Turtles take up residence at Wayne Manor. Everyone seems to be adapting except for Raphael, who still cant understand why his friends all trust this Bat-person. So Batman takes the skeptical Turtle on a trip down Crime Alley to tell Raph what led him to don the cape and cowl in the first place. 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
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 9, 2016

    When you read as many comic books as I read on a weekly basis, it's easy to name comic bookss that are smart. Or challenging. Or funny. Or just plain convoluted. But honestly, there are very, very few comic books out there that are as positively joyful as this book. You absolutely sense the enthusiasm that this creative team put into this book, and like all unexpected pizza toppings, once you're done, you can't wait until you enjoy it again. If you pick up one book from the Big Two this week, make it this one. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Mar 11, 2016

    If the awesome story weren't enough to make you come back next month, they toss yet another insane cliffhanger at us. Seriously, crossovers don't get any better than this. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    FanboyNation - R.C. Samo Mar 9, 2016

    One of the best crossovers of the decade. I can't wait until Batman ends up in New York City in the next go-around. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Mar 9, 2016

    Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #4 drives the story closer to the finale in unpredictable ways that are just plain fun. Tynion & Williams are excelling at making the best pieces of both worlds work together with this crossover and, assuming it finishes as strong as it is now, I'm going to be real sad to see this one go. This is an entertaining comic and if you grew up enjoying either of these franchises, you need to do yourself a favour and let James Tynion IV, Freddie Williams II and Jeremy Colwell blow your mind with this great series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Ryan Blair Mar 9, 2016

    Overall this was a great issue and I loved that Tynion managed to work Casey Jones into the series….definitely looking forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 9, 2016

    Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a story worthy of all the crazy crossover fantasies fans have cooked up over the years. Issue #4 continues building a compelling conflict for our heroes to wrestle with, but the focus remains on exploring and celebrating the unusual bond between Batman and his mutated comrades. Hopefully the same attention will be paid to their enemies before this story wraps up. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    ComicBuzz - StephenFn Mar 9, 2016

    Less action more character this month but all the better for it. This crossover has been fun throughout but this issue is where it shows its strong foundation and heart. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 12, 2016

    While this issue could be written off as setup, it sets up some pretty important things along with adding a great character to the mix and getting Batman and the Turtles all on the same page.  Plus, it all ends with a crazy cliffhanger that promises even more craziness coming real soon.  Sure, it wasn't perfect, but Tynion and Williams continue giving fans of both franchises something to have a ton of fun with. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Mar 10, 2016

    Like this series has been so far, much better than it had to be. Other than a fun little sparring match there's very little action, but the strong dialogue helps move things along. Rather than using it to allow Bruce to brood and wallow in anger and darkness, Tynion usesthe death of Bruce's parents to show his empathy and understanding so as to better connect with the Turtles. It's scenes like that and those smart choices that have helped make this a solid, genuinely entertainment my series. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Mar 9, 2016

    TMNT and Batman fans need this for the amazing art and fan service moments, but casual readers can skip it and not miss much. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    myconius Mar 9, 2016

    one of my favorite issues yet!!! ...the series i finally in full swing and now that all the players are established we can get to some good old fashioned story telling. with the shredder having destroyed the Turtles only way back to their own dimension it's only a matter of time till the mutagen becomes rendered inert. but not all of the Turtles are convinced of Batman's true intention as a crime fighter. Raphael believes Batman to be nothing more than a rick thrill seeker and storms out of the Bat-cave. Batman finds Raphael and asks him to join him in a tour of Park Row. Batman brings him to Crime Alley and explains to him what happened to his parents and why he now feels the need for his war on crime. some may argue that well established characters like Batman and the Ninja Turtles do not need to have their origins retold again and again. in a series where characters have never met before and are meeting for the very first time, YES they do need to make their proper introductions! ...and with the fact that an event this HUGE, this may very well be a new readers first comic book who knows absoluletly nothing about these characters? so to assume everyone has read as many comics as you have is absolutely selfish. ...ok! back to the rest of the Turtles, a hit on the Bat-computer shows a rift opening up from the Turtles home dimension that someone or SOMETHING has come to Gotham that will greatly change the series of events! and we are set up with a cliff-hanger leading to the next issue. ...... i must add that the sparring session between Batman and Leonardo was seriously a DREAM COME TRUE for me!!! seeing two of my favorite comic heroes spar was probably one of my ALL time favorite moments in comics! ^__^

  • 9.0
    Gizmo Mar 24, 2016

    You can tell that Tynion really gets the core of Batman and also the TMNT. The characters are so genuine, especially with regard to the moment shared between Batman and Raph.

  • 7.0 Mar 16, 2016

    Where this book loses me, is the same place every single iteration of Batman loses me- the same tired and rehashed Crime Alley origin story. I would have really liked an artful and humorous cutaway at the moment that Batman leads Raphael down Crime Alley to tell him the same story we have heard/seen a thousand times over, seeing the same pearls on cobblestone. It just immediately made me groan out loud. Beyond that, I don’t have a lot of negative things to say about this book, but that one cheap and lazy waste of pages in this issue just took me all the way out of the book. I was still able to enjoy Mikey’s skateboarding mishap, and Casey coming ALMOST to the rescue. The first few pages felt very forced, and the end of the book brings them around in a bit of a predictable fashion. The next issue looks to be the best thus far in the series- with **SPOILERS** Batman and the turtles squaring off against mutated Arkham inmates. I like the art and covers for this series, and other than this issues one big groanworthy moment, it wasn’t the worst thing I’ve read, but for a book that is trying to hook readers who are only tangentially interested in Batman OR the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, we don’t really need an origin for either of them to be laid out in front of us in full, because if you are a human being with eyes and ears and the capability for basic cognition, then you already know Batman and the Turtles’ origins.

  • 9.5
    Fearless Mar 13, 2016

  • 8.5
    Gunnarthehuman Mar 10, 2016

  • 8.0
    TheFallenKing13 Mar 9, 2016

  • 8.0
    mseccatore Mar 11, 2016

  • 10
    Veido Mar 28, 2016

  • 9.0
    Vancha Apr 14, 2016

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