Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #5

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Freddie Williams Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 13, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 10
8.2Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

While Shredder enters an uneasy alliance with a deadly new partner, Casey Jones is arrested by the GCPD. At the same time, a crisis breaks out at Arkham Asylum, which is bound to keep both Batman and the Turtles busy. Meanwhile, a certain young resident of Wayne Manor returns home to find a new, green occupant in his room. Co-published with IDW.

  • 10
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Apr 15, 2016

    Five issues in, I keep growing more impressed by Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This is a well written comic with exceptional artwork and I can't think of a better crossover that has stayed true to the fundamentals of both series and using the strengths of each to create a story that is flat-out entertaining. Tynion, Williams and Colwell are killing it with this series and I can't wait to read issue #6. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 13, 2016

    I have been saying that this series is a dream come true for Batman and TMNT fans who ever dreamt of this crazy mashup becoming reality, but that might sell it short.  If you are looking for a comic with good guys fighting bad guys with everything on the line and want it all to be tons of fun...grab this series now.  The only thing keeping this issue from a perfect score is it still is just setting up the finale, but it still came damn close.  Damn close. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    FanboyNation - R.C. Samo Apr 13, 2016

    Batman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles only has one more issue left in the series and I am sad to see it end. This is a must have collection for any comics fan. If you haven't bought the individual issues, make sure to pick up the graphic novel. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Casey Walsh Apr 13, 2016

    I've said it once and I'll say it a million more times Batman/TMNT is a must read comic for any nerd of the 90s. Hell, its a must read comic for anyone who loves these characters. Issue 5 while its mostly set up for the final battle, its an unbelievable one that gives us acliffhangerI thought only possible in my dreams. Read Full Review

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

    I'm highly indifferent to what was displayed on the final page, but I admit that it does make sense within the context of this crossover. This chapter kind of felt like the calm before the storm, so I'm expecting all-out war in next month's conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 4, 2019

    This has been another tremendous crossover and this issue does a fantastic job of setting the stakes for the next issue. You know it's going to be over the top while treating both properties with the amount of respect they deserve. I'm not looking forward to the next issue as this has been too much fun to end now. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Apr 14, 2016

    Pure, joyous fun, through and through. Seeing your favorite properties cross over is at least always interesting, and when they're handled with depth and heart like they are here it makes for rewarding reading. Batman fans, Robin fans, Ninja Turtle fans, and comic fans in general will all find something to like with this book. The plot is creative and exciting, and each element and character included feels important and added in organically, and the illustrations are getting stronger with each passing issue. Bring on the final showdown. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake Apr 13, 2016

    The penultimate chapter of the series, issue #5 offers the same high level fan service and great art that's been a staple since its debut. Writer Tynion delivers another great batch of pitch perfect crossover moments, his excellent handle of the characters offsetting any narrative quibbles. The lack of further exploration of the Ra's/Shredder dynamic is somewhat disappointing, but the book's ending hook ensures the topic isn't dead so much as pending. The art by Williams and Colwell is again a highlight from start to finish, their strong collaboration lending a welcome sense of anticipation as the series enters its final stretch. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Apr 15, 2016

    I never thought this team-up would work, but it does! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Apr 13, 2016

    This is a story you don't want to see end. I didn't think combining the characters and worlds of both Batman and the Ninja Turtles could work this well. James Tynion IV and Freddie Williams II must be having a blast working on this series because it's a blast to read. Sadly, we're now in the place where we're eagerly waiting for the next issue but also sad it's the finale of the miniseries. This is what comic book crossovers should be like. Hopefully we'll get more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 14, 2016

    While this issue is a little shorter on content than some of the previous installments, James Tynion IV continues to deliver with the crowd-pleasers, as Damian absolutely tears through the Turtles, evoking the same sort of carnage from his first appearance by Grant Morrison. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Apr 13, 2016

    Another beautifully drawn issue with moments only a real fan could dream up and a cliffhanger that will make you lose your mind. Seriously. Still though, the entire plot is biding its time for the big finale. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Outright Geekery - Philip Neris Apr 16, 2016

    We're close to the end, and I gotta say" I really wish there were more issues to be had with this crossover because I feel like there is so much more that should be explored. But for what this comic is, it's a very fun read and I am truly looking forward to the end in seeing how the Turtles will return and hopefully get their moment to shine! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Konrad Apr 29, 2016

    Overall, it is a little more light hearted than recent Batman stories but it is a fun read and feels right with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles adding some cheer into Gotham. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    CourtOfNerds - Grant Stoye Apr 14, 2016

    This was honestly shaping up to be one of the best books in the series, but that ending, especially the dopey splash at the end, was more dissatisfying than a gut full of wet meat and onions. Here's hoping it concludes LIKE A BOSS. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    myconius Apr 13, 2016

    such an awesome read!!! . . . . .
    it went by TOO fast for me, i wanted it to keep on going!!!

    seriously at 20 pages they could have squeezed in just 2 more pages at least? especially since we've only got just ONE issue left!!! . . . . .

    but i can’t complain too much. the pace moved really well, and we did get some good action in.
    . . . . . it was very heartbreaking to see the effects of being trapped in a universe without Mutagen was having on the Turtles.

    but this did lead to some wonderful character moments! . . . . . one really terrific scene was Donatello and Michelangelo hooking up Video Games to the Bat-computer!!! . . . . .

    now this brings me to one one of things i absolute more

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Apr 20, 2016

    We seem to re-centre ourselves with this issue to get in a good position for next month's final battle. Damien comes into the fold with a great fight scene surrounding a video game console.

  • 7.0 Apr 29, 2016

    The more I read this series, the more I wish Kevin Eastman was drawing the book. His covers are great, and I think his tone would give a great old school feel to this book. The biggest complaint I have off the bat is that Commissioner Gordon is really whiny, and I don't understand why... I remembered on Legends of Tomorrow they called R'as Am Ghul "rozz" instead of "rayshall". They got it right here, which was a nice touch. I'll loved seeing more of Casey and the introduction of Damian. The story got a bit convoluted from there, though I did like the tease of the Intimidator Suit, whatever that is... Next issue is the finale, and I am sure it will be as rushed as possible to wrap this whole thing up nice and neat, but I would have liked mor more

  • 9.5
    RandomOtaku Apr 13, 2016

  • 9.0
    Veido Apr 20, 2016

  • 8.5
    Gunnarthehuman Apr 13, 2016

  • 8.5
    MisterMelo Apr 16, 2016

  • 8.0
    mseccatore Apr 17, 2016

  • 8.0
    Comix4fever Jul 22, 2018

  • 7.5
    Vancha May 30, 2016

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