As many comic book readers know, Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird’s iconic media franchise, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, owes its entire existence to Marvel’s Daredevil. The duo that created the turtles were huge fans of Frank Miller’s run on the character, directly linking their turtles’ origin to that of Matt Murdock. Other connections naturally exist, Daredevil’s main enemy is The Hand while the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fight the Foot; Additionally, Daredevil was trained by Stick and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were trained by Splinter. To date, Eastman has only worked at Marvel primarily doing variant covers and writing / drawing a Conan story in 2020, but now Marvel has confirmed he’s going to star in the Daredevil sandbox.
Marvel’s official solicitations for March 2022 were confirmed today by the publisher and among them the latest issue of their anthology series Elektra, Elektra: Black, White & Blood. The fourth issue of the series will feature a story written and drawn by Eastman. Only a few details of Eastman’s story have been confirmed, but they seem to indicate that a potential crossover between Daredevil and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles may finally happen. The story description reads: “Kevin Eastman’s penchant for the Marvel U is a legend! Here he makes Hell’s Kitchen his playground, and the results are as drastic as expected! Cowabunga! Let’s go get some pizza! “See coverage of the issue below.
So, does a crossover really, really happen? Unfortunately, probably not. The TMNT property rights are the exclusive property of ViacomCBS and the comic book publication rights belong to IDW. If a real crossover were to happen, we certainly would have heard about it and there would be notes in Marvel’s solicitations about Viacom’s ownership of these characters. In truth, what will more than likely happen is something very similar to what Eastman and Laird did in the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics, vague references that work more like Easter eggs for the reader. that like anything official. We will know for sure in a few months.
You can read the full solicitation for the issue below.
ELEKTRA: BLACK, WHITE AND BLOOD # 4 (OF 4)
Fishing Momoko, Kevin Eastman & Ann Nocenti (W)
Peach Momoko, Kevin Eastman and more! (A) • Momoko fishing blanket, COVER VARIANT BY PEACH MOMOKO • COVER VARIANT BY KEVIN EASTMAN
Elektra Natchios is the worst assassin in the Marvel Universe, but some of Mighty Marveldom’s top creators are going to challenge her. From three of comic book’s most prolific creators comes one of the most brutal and beautiful issues in Elektra history!
FIRST! Marvel legend ANN NOCENTI returns to Hell’s Kitchen to tell an all new story pitting Elektra against the one and only TYPHOID MARY!
THEN! Kevin Eastman’s penchant for the Marvel U is legendary! Here he makes Hell’s Kitchen his playground, and the results are as drastic as expected! Cowabunga! Let’s have a pizza!
AND! Peach Momoko tells a whole new story in the world of DEMON DAYS, introducing a BRAND NEW vision of Elektra! As elegant and deadly as ever, but seen through Peach’s prolific eye, this first appearance is not to be missed!
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