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Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III hitting this May

A third and final installment of the hugely successful Batman/TMNT crossover series is coming up. Krang takes on the multiverse this May.

One more time

Somewhat quietly, Batman and the TMNT have been having what’s pretty widely accepted to be one of the best crossover comic book series’ ever. The five heroes have been through two meet ups through the combined power of DC Comics, IDW, and nickelodeon so far, taking on both Shredder and Bane respectively. Now they’re back for the final part. And this time, it’s all about Krang.

“I still remember the e-mail asking me if I wanted to write the first Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles crossover,” said series writer James Tynion IV. “My brain couldn’t even process what I was reading for a few seconds, and I started having a panic attack about fitting it into my work schedule. Then, finally, I pictured Michelangelo’s reaction to seeing the T. rex in the Batcave for the first time and started laughing out loud.”

“When I got the call asking if I would be interested in doing some covers for a Batman/TMNT crossover,” added Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman, “the ten-year-old Batman fan got up and ran around the room screaming at the top of his lungs with excitement…then the fifty-year-old life-long Batman fan did the same thing!”

DC Comics press release

It’s kind of hard to not get excited about legendary comic book heroes meeting of the first time. It’s also not hard to imagine that excitement sticking around for a third outing. With Tynion IV once agin penning the tale, and artist Freddie E. Williams II providing the pencils. Eastman will once again be handling variant cover illustrations.

So what’s that about Krang?

As for the actually story for this final act, it’s a mystery. What we do know though, is that it’ll involve none other than the Dimension X warlord Krang. Apparently he’s about to get his tendrils on something very powerful indeed…

“The story for volume three is a blast, and I am having the time of my life illustrating it,” said Williams II. “And lucky for me, I’m not alone in this grand task. I’m having a huge and exciting personal crossover of my own with one of my all-time heroes and favorite artists, Kevin Eastman! Say what? Yup, you heard that right! We’ve got something so fun and exciting planned! I’m geeking out about it every day, and I think all of you will, too!”

“I’m absolutely thrilled to have Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the TMNT, as our creative partner on the series,” continued Tynion IV. “Kevin will be working closely with Freddie, contributing art on part of the run in a really exciting way that I can’t wait for fans to see. We’re going to see Bats and Turtles collide like never before in a story so big, it’s the perfect way to conclude our Batman/TMNT trilogy.”

In the first two blockbuster volumes, our heroes battled the evil of the Foot Clan in Gotham and then went head-to-head with Bane in New York. But now, in the third and biggest chapter, Krang has gotten his hands on the most dangerous technologies in the DC Universe—and no universe is safe from his wrath!

DC Comics press release

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III kicks off with the first of 6 issues this May.

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Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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