FROM THE PUBLISHER: The origin of Batman...together with the origin of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? The stories are familiar, but through the prism of this altered reality, clearly not the same. An uneasy feeling sets in that everything is not what it seems. But the Laughing Man pays a visit to a familiar Turtles ally to make sure this world stays exactly as Krang has remade it.
How many Batman origin stories have we seen? From comics, to movies/tv and even to video games, too many to count. It can be exhausting. How many different ways can we see the same thing? Well James Tynion said eff that, here’s an origin story you haven’t seen before, and wow is it awesome. Issue #3 of Batman/TMNT is still organizing itself. It is sure to explain everything pretty clearly. Because, well it is pretty confusing why Batman and TMNT are intertwined together.
I don’t mind that it is all explained. Doesn’t hurt or really affect the story in anyway. Most times I don’t like filler or having to be told every little thing. There is so much awesome in this book that having my hand held doesn’t bother me one bit.
I love the characters! How much can I say this without it being annoying? Splinter/Alfred, Joker/The Laughing Man, Robins/Turtles. It just so satisfying. And the regular characters are still in the universe too. Old man Alfred, and Shredder without the shred. Seeing everyone coming around to remember who they are and why they are is also cool. Seeing April O’Neil becoming a leader of sorts as well was quite good. She is such an important character in the TMNT universe it was really nice to see. Love that yellow jumpsuit. Batmobile Turtle style!!!! Like a Bat Party Wagon. A TMNT version of Batman is something I want more of. More gadgets and vehicles stylized into the others universe is really exciting.
Really great addition to the Batman/TMNT series. My favorite of this third volume of the miniseries. Alfred looked like a mountain man. Give me more mountain man Alfred.
RATING: GOTTA GO!
Emmet Davis, small town Ontario, Canada, I live with my two amazing kids and lovely partner. That's one half of my life, the other? Movies, Sports, and Comics.
Preacher, Batman: Year One, Locke and Key are some of my first loves and entries into the world of Comics, but the first comic I ever owned was The Amazing Spiderman: Skating on Thin Ice #1 from February of 1993. I was six years old then. That issue blended what I grew up to love as a teen and an adult, hockey and comics, and of course not doing drugs. Still own that same copy to this day. Thanks for reading