This November, a surprisingly unlikely crossover will be occurring between IDW and DC Comics. As announced at San Diego Comic Con, Batman and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be meeting up to kick some serious shell.
The 6-part miniseries, entitled Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, will be written by James Tynion IV and drawn by Freddie E. Williams II. It will be both interesting and fun to see how the seriousness and darkness of Batman will contrast the lightheartedness of the Turtles. Batman infrequently appears in non-Bat family stories, but the Ninja Turtles recently traveled to the Ghostbusters universe for a 4-part miniseries. This upcoming miniseries surely has a lot of potential, with fans drooling over the different, yet similar, fighting styles of Batman and the Turtles. I personally have my fingers crossed for a brawl between Batman and Bebop/Rocksteady.
The announcement said that Kevin Eastman (and others) will be contributing variant covers to the series, but Game&Comic tweeted IDW Turtles artists Sophie Cambell and Mateus Santolouco, both of whom said they have not been confirmed to be drawing anything. It appears that the TMNT license will be mostly in control of DC Comics for the crossover, which is a shame, because the current IDW comic has been one of the most exciting monthly comic books series on the market. We hope to see more recognition and contribution from the IDW side of things as we near closer to release date.