SDCC EXCLUSIVE: Pop Culture Icons Collide in "Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

Fri, July 10th, 2015 at 4:05pm PDT | Updated: July 10th, 2015 at 5:14pm

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Albert Ching, Managing Editor
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"Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" #1 cover by Freddie Williams II.

Up to this point, Batman meeting the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has only existed in fans' collective imagination, playing out via action figures in playrooms worldwide. Now it's comic book reality, thanks to the latest joint presentation from DC Comics and IDW Publishing, and CBR has the exclusive first details.

The six-issue "Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" is scheduled to debut in November, from the creative team of Bat-books veteran writer James Tynion IV and artist Freddie E. Wiliams II, who's worked on "Robin," "JSA All-Stars" and more for DC. Williams will also illustrate covers for the series, along with "TMNT" co-writer Kevin Eastman.

"I've been extremely lucky to spend so much time working in Gotham City, but it's always a thrill to see the world of Batman through new eyes" Tynon said in the official press release. "Taking the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on a Gotham Adventure is a fanboy dream come true."

Here's the official description of the story: "In the ongoing power struggle between the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, General Krang, and the Foot Clan, allegiances have shifted and the battle lines have been drawn. Krang concocts a plan to rid himself of both the Turtles and Shredder by transporting them to another dimension, where they land in the dark and dangerous streets of Gotham City. It isn't long before they encounter Gotham's most famous resident, Batman. The Caped Crusader may be their only hope of overcoming their enemies and getting back home. But not before they encounter a whole cast of Gotham's most infamous rogues."

In 2011, IDW and DC teamed-up for "Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes." This week, the first issue of "Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War," another IDW/DC collaboration, was released in stores.

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"Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" #2 cover by Freddie Williams II.

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