DC's BANE Comes To TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES In New Crossover

BATMAN/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES I
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Credit: DC Comics

A direct sequel to 2015's Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is coming in December - with original writer James Tynion IV and artist Freddie Williams II. Published by DC Entertainment in partnership with IDW Publishing (and TMNT's owners, Nickelodeon), the six-issue Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II will have Donatello and Bane transposed in each other's universe; for Gotham that's good news, but for TMNT it's bad... possibly back-breakingly bad.

“What DC and IDW started with Batman/TMNT in 2015 continues to spark interest with fans of these characters that have worldwide recognition,” said Hank Kanalz, DC's Senior VP of Editorial Strategy & Administration. “We can't wait to see what James and Freddie deliver this time around.”

It all begins when Donatello opens a doorway to the DCU in order to ask Batman to become his mentor, but ends up being pulled through himself with Bane slipping past him going the opposite way.

"Suddenly, there’s a new gang boss in New York and he’s out to unite all the other bad guys under him," reads DC's description of the title. "Can Donnie get back in time and bring Batman with him to help his brothers before Bane causes irreparable destruction?"

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Credit: DC Comics

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will debut on December 6, with a second issue following two weeks later on December 20 before slowing down to a monthly release schedule.

“The original crossover between Batman and the Turtles was met with such positive enthusiasm from the fans, that it was only a matter of time before their paths crossed again,” said Greg Goldstein, IDW Publishing's President/COO. “Fans have themselves to thank for making this a reality, yet again, and we’re confident that we can deliver the goods to meet their expectations with our talented creative team returning for round two.”

Williams II is scheduled to illustrate the main covers for all six issues, with TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman doing variants.

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