Wednesday, May 25, 2011
COWABUNGA!!!! Kevin Eastman to Co-write New TMNT Comic for IDW
Kevin Eastman, one of the original creators of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has signed on to co-write, help with layout, and alternate covers for a new TMNT comic being published by IDW. For anyone not familiar with IDW, they have been gobbling up IP rights over the last few years and publish Dr. Who, Transformers, and G.I. Joe titles, among others. They are also responsible for the popular 30 Days of Night (which I have to say I wasn't a huge fan of, although I did enjoy Vol. 8, Red Snow) and one of my personal favorites, Locke & Key, written by Joe Hill (aka Joseph Hillstrom King, son of Stephen King).
I think this is exciting news, although admittedly I haven't read any of the original TMNT comics since I was a kid. But it may mean a return to the turtle's grittier, darker roots from their Portsmouth days...
And red bandana's for all!