J.A.Parker's comics and illustration

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alexhchung:

Proposed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Daredevil crossover art by Kevin Eastman circa 1985. Man, I would’ve loved this crossover.
From the owner:

"Kevin Eastman drew this Marvel tryout piece for a TMNT-Daredevil cross-over in 1985, just months after publishing TMNT #1 and as Marvel’s Daredevil enjoyed peak popularity under Frank Miller. This huge DPS (18" x 24" on Craftint paper) features TMNT’s leader Leonardo and Daredevil in tandem— a pairing of fearless heroes with similar if not linked origins. Among the largest and most detailed TMNT drawings, Eastman went all out to impress Marvel with incredible character details and depth/shading techniques. I love the striking composition and how both characters appear to jump right off the page!As you may know, Eastman and Laird conceived TMNT as a direct parody to Marvel’s Daredevil…the traffic accident and truck carrying radioactive waste causing the turtles mutation was an allusion to Daredevil’s origin, if not the very same event. ‘Splinter’ is a parody of Daredevil’s master, ‘Stick.’ The Foot clan of ninjas is a parody of ‘The Hand,’ blind man and blindfolds, Hell’s Kitchen heroes, etc. Unfortunately, Marvel declined (perhaps a regret given TMNT’s global popularity). I hope Marvel and Nickelodeon may one day reconsider and make this compelling crossover happen.”

alexhchung:

Proposed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Daredevil crossover art by Kevin Eastman circa 1985.

Man, I would’ve loved this crossover.

From the owner:

"Kevin Eastman drew this Marvel tryout piece for a TMNT-Daredevil cross-over in 1985, just months after publishing TMNT #1 and as Marvel’s Daredevil enjoyed peak popularity under Frank Miller. This huge DPS (18" x 24" on Craftint paper) features TMNT’s leader Leonardo and Daredevil in tandem— a pairing of fearless heroes with similar if not linked origins. Among the largest and most detailed TMNT drawings, Eastman went all out to impress Marvel with incredible character details and depth/shading techniques. I love the striking composition and how both characters appear to jump right off the page!

As you may know, Eastman and Laird conceived TMNT as a direct parody to Marvel’s Daredevil…the traffic accident and truck carrying radioactive waste causing the turtles mutation was an allusion to Daredevil’s origin, if not the very same event. ‘Splinter’ is a parody of Daredevil’s master, ‘Stick.’ The Foot clan of ninjas is a parody of ‘The Hand,’ blind man and blindfolds, Hell’s Kitchen heroes, etc.

Unfortunately, Marvel declined (perhaps a regret given TMNT’s global popularity). I hope Marvel and Nickelodeon may one day reconsider and make this compelling crossover happen.”

(via themarvelageofcomics)

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