SDCC 2015 News–Batman and TMNT, Freddie Williams II to take on ultimate team-up

Freddie Williams Batman TMNT SDCC 2015   Freddie Williams II Batman TMNT Comic-Con 2015

Yes, San Diego Comic-Con is still first and foremost about comic books, and the biggest news released this weekend of the comic book sphere comes from IDW Publishing.  The publisher revealed that writer James Tynion IV and artist Freddie Williams II will be taking on the ultimate fan mash-up:  Batman and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  The cover art to issues 1 and 2 of the crossover series were released at SDCC 2015.

Coming this November, Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, already being called the “greatest crossover ever,” unites the Dark Knight Detective and the Heroes in a Half-Shell in a six-issue mini-series.  Here’s the description from IDW:

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.

Freddie Williams II and his Batman sketch at The Palm
Freddie knows Batman. Freddie Williams II and his Batman sketch at The Palm from SDCC of years past.

“This is MY fanboy dream come true, so stoked to be illustrating this Batman/TMNT team up!” said Williams from Comic-Con this weekend.  Check out his first two covers for the series above.

original art Freddie Williams Batman TMNT 2015 SDCC

Williams posted some original artwork this weekend.  Great stuff!

Get your order/pull list in early.  This series will be big.  Look for Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Issue #1, coming in November 2015.

C.J. Bunce

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