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TMNT fans, we have a seriously bodacious contest for you! We’re giving away 100 – yes, 100 – pairs of tickets to the NYC premiere of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows! The excellent event will take place on Sunday, May 22nd at 3:00pm at Madison Square Garden. Enter the contest below!

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Order Batman/TMNT #4 here: http://bit.ly/1pvG1dz

Batman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Spoiler-Free Review by Gregg Katzman

Isn’t it so surreal that there’s a Batman and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles crossover? I mean, this is something that so many of us have wanted to see for decades, but considering the Dark Knight is with DC Comics and the Heroes in a Half Shell are with IDW Publishing, it just didn’t seem probable. But here we are, reading a limited series that has Splinter and his four mutant sons trapped in Gotham City… with Shredder, too! For many of us, this is a dream come true. Please forgive that cliche idiom, but it really is!

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Order Batman/TMNT #2: http://bit.ly/1JFw0U2

Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

DC Comics and IDW Publishing have teamed up to create a crossover that is 110% fan service: Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! We loved the first issue – read about it here – and maybe – just maybe – we had the opportunity to read the second issue a little early. Just like the first issue (which you can order here), writer James Tynion IV’s story is fun, artist Freddie E. Williams II and colorist Jeremy Colwell’s pages are overflowing with energy, and there’s of course a cliffhanger that’ll have you anxious to pick up the next issue. But what else does this issue have to offer?

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Pssst. Hey, you. Yeah, you. We heard you’re looking for some Funko figures? Well, it turns out we have an enormous amount of the adorable collectibles in our stores, and we’re looking to sell them… for 20% OFF! The sale will start 12/26 and end 12/31. From Star Wars: The Force Awakens to The Walking Dead, we have a ton of cute figures from various franchises that are just waiting to find a new home. Will you add the smile-inducing BB-8 to your collection? Or perhaps one of the ridiculously adorable Dorbz figures? No matter what you’re looking for, it’s going to be 20% off in-store as long as it’s a Funko product! You’re probably already thinking about what you’d like to buy, but just in case you’re still debating about what you’d like to pick up, we have a few suggestions for you! What can we say? We’re nice like that.

 

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We had to make this episode a little larger to get all the awesomeness we had this week at the shop!  First we chat with the producers of the upcoming Charlton Comics movie Jackie Zbuska and Keith Larson and they tell us what they are doing to get their movie made.  Then we have our second Midtown Comics Podcast book club! (32:00) This week we discuss the Batman TMNT team up book that we always wanted.  We get a special treat as the writer James Tynion IV calls in to discuss they book (41:15).  We get into our top picks of the week (53:42).  Andrew picked The Private Eye HC that came out a couple weeks ago and we hear from Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin about making the book and the influence they got from Radiohead! (54:17)

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The trailer for the second TMNT movie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, has arrived, and it looks like plenty of lighthearted fun! Bebop and Rocksteady are finally making their big screen debut, it looks like a certain evil alien may make an appearance, and there’s a brand new Casey Jones – played by a man who also portrays a famous DC archer! Watching the show on Nickelodeon is good fun, but there’s several other ways to celebrate the franchise as well! So, we’ve created a list of cool collectibles and comics for all of the Ninja Turtles fans out there!

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