Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #1
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Freddie Williams II
Colorist: Jeremy Colwell
I read the first series of Batman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and loved it, and I am loving how the sequel has begun. If you’re coming to this series for the first time, that’s just fine because this issue does a good job of filling in the blanks. The one reason I am so excited for this series again is because of the creative team. James Tynion IV is back on writing duties and Freddie Williams II returns to do an amazing job on the art.
There is a reason James Tynion IV is writing Detective Comics, and that’s because he has a real good feel for Batman and his world. He also has a real good feel for all of the turtles and it is really sticks out with Donatello because of the ordeal he endures and the way he goes about coping with it. Even though he goes through something traumatic, he knows his brothers and Splinter still have his back no matter what, but he needed another hero to help him get past this ordeal. This is where Batman comes into play. This story is only as good as the art, and the art is amazing.
I wish I could see more of Freddie Williams II on the stands because he is a beast. His artwork is one of a kind and looks like nothing else on the stands. His art is strengthened by the colors of Jeremy Colwell. The colors have a gritty feel to them, they’re not too bright, and that is perfect for this series. If you didn’t read the first series, don’t fret because the second series is looking like it’s going to be just as good as the first.