Last week, DC Comics and IDW Publishing made a big splash at comic book stores everywhere with the first issue of their Star Trek/Green Lantern crossover series, but it turns out the two publishers weren't going to stop there. DC and IDW announced at San Diego Comic-Con that they're also partnering on a crossover that will make pretty much eveyone who played with action figures circa 1990 happy: Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Yes, it's no longer just something that happened on your bedroom floor: Batman will meet Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo on the streets of Gotham for a six-issue miniseries this fall. Here's the official synopsis:
"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."
The series will be written by James Tynion IV, who's been writing Batman comics since 2012 and recently served as one of the masterminds behind the Batman Eternal weekly series. It will be drawn by Freddie E. Williams II, who also has plenty of Gotham City experience thanks to his work on things like Time and the Batman and his long run on Robin. Williams will also be providing covers for the series with a little help from TMNT co-creator 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" Tynion said. "Taking the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on a Gotham Adventure is a fanboy dream come true."
Check out the cover for the first issue below, and look for Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles this November.