A while back, I interviewed Matthew K. Manning and I spoke briefly about how he once wrote a young adult novel in the Tony Hawk's 900 Revolution series, which is about a group of radical teens searching for the pieces of Tony Hawk's skateboard, which was shattered with the mystical force of the world's most incredible skateboard trick. And honestly? I thought that was the most jealous that I could be of someone else's writing career.

Now, though, Manning has managed to top himself as the writer of Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures, in which the animated versions of both franchises collide in a dimension-hopping adventure. And next week, when the second issue hits, the focus is on the villains as the Joker and Harley Quinn team up with Shredder, Bebop and Rocksteady --- and nothing good will come of this.



BATMAN/TMNT Adventures #2 (of 5)

Matthew K. Manning (w) • Jon Sommariva (a & c)
The Joker and Harley Quinn escape Arkham Asylum and make their way to the TMNT's NYC where they meet none other than the Shredder! Meanwhile, will Batman, Robin, and Batgirl be able to form a truce with the Turtles?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
· The biggest all-ages crossover ever continues!
· Variant cover by Chad Thomas!

Really though, the question is whether this is merely the first in an entire series of meetings between Batman's arch-villains and the Turtles' foes. I mean honestly, is there anyone out there who doesn't want to see what happens when Baxter Stockman meets Calendar Man?

Okay, maybe that one's just me.