TMNT Co-Creator Kevin Eastman Illustrating Darth Vader Variant Cover

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle’ co-creator Kevin Eastman has been tapped to design a variant cover for the Marvel Comics series that is based on Star Wars character Darth Vader.

“Launched last month, STAR WARS: DARTH VADER – BLACK, WHITE & RED is bringing together some of the industry’s hottest talent to tell all-new tales of terror from throughout the Dark Lord of the Sith’s brutal history,” Marvel said on their website. “Told in stunning black, white, and red, this first-of-its-kind Star Wars title will also mark a legendary comics creator’s first foray into the galaxy far, far away—Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman has drawn an all-new cover for the final issue of the series, STAR WARS: DARTH VADER – BLACK, WHITE & RED #4!”

They added, “Hitting stands in July, Eastman depicts Vader in his iconic and distinct style as he finds himself trapped on the icy planet Hoth. Vader’s mysterious return to this famous Star Wars location, first seen in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, will be revealed in a thrilling new tale by writer Frank Tieri and artist Danny Earls. The issue will also present the final chapter of Jason Aaron and Leonard Kirk’s saga that ran across all four issues and a mind-melting venture into Vader’s psyche by Steve Orlando and Paul Davidson.”

This will be Eastman’s first work within the Star Wars universe. He depicts the iconic Sith lord traveling through a snowy wasteland with his red lightsaber at the ready.

You can take a look at the comic book cover here:

Eastman has worked on such titles as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Heavy Metal, and The Melting Pot. He won the Inkpot Award in 1989 and has gone on to act as a writer and artist for other Ninja Turtles-related media.

The variant cover will be available on July 26, 2023. strives to be an apolitical, balanced and based pop culture news outlet. However, our contributors are entitled to their individual opinions. Author opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of our video hosts, other site contributors, site editors, affiliates, sponsors or advertisers. This website contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. We disclaim products or services we have received for review purposes, as well as sponsored posts.

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Jacob Airey is an author, nerd, movie reviewer, and pop culture critic. He started this website in 2012 where he covers a vast variety of topics including film, TV, anime, and faith. He also hosts the YouTube vidcast StudioJake.

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