issue, Batman didn’t just team up with the Turtles, he’s a part of their team.
How is that possible, you ask? Well, the answers are here in this issue, as the
DC Multiverse continues to expand in every imaginable direction. Answers are
forthcoming, courtesy of the original Raphael – the black and white version for
the earliest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle comics of the 1980s.
chapter is long on action, with fights among the heroes and the against the
villains. Peppered throughout is exposition to explain the whats and whys of
the world in which we’ve found ourselves. Continuity? Never heard of it. Just
go with it and try to hold on.
purely a commercial effort, teaming one of DC Comics’ flagship characters with
the perpetually popular Turtles franchise. But to their credit, the publishers
recruited original TMNT creator Kevin Eastman to help with the artwork, which
ads legitimacy to the project. It’s sure to please Bat-fans and TMNT
is the third teaming of in recent years of the two franchises, almost making it
an annual event. While I have no objection to doing so, I must wonder how much
life the idea has in it. Perhaps the Turtles should join another major
character – DC, Marvel or otherwise. After all, if you’re going to open that
door, open it WIDE!