The second issue of Batman and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures manages to far surpass the entertainment value of the first. And the first issue was good, need I remind you.
Issue two brings the story arc’s villains together, and officially unites the Ninja Turtles and Batman, Robin and Batgirl. They get off to a rocky start, but there’s nothing like a little Poison Ivy to help cooler heads prevail.
Once more we’ve got another book that respects innocents within the market, even if it is more likely that 30-somethings are probably the largest percentage of buyers of this particular title; how could they not be? Batman and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are two separate heroic presences that enjoyed some astounding success and landmark story arcs in the late 1980s well into the 1990s. Bringing these guys together is definitely going to draw a crowd, and it’s probably the same crowd that was snatching up some of the best books ever released from each title.
Once more we get top-notch work from Matthew K. Manning, who writes and Jon Sommariva, who illustrates. They’re bringing icons to the page in dynamic fashion, and the book is quickly becoming so infectious the last thing I’m eager to do is step away from the title.
Issue number three? Yeah, here I come!