"It's All Connected" – Jeph Loeb Confirms The Crusher Connection

AbsorbingManFor Marvel fans there may be some confusion if you have been diligently watching Agents of SHIELD and saw Carl "Crusher" Creel AKA the Absorbing Man early this season and then are watching the Netflix series Daredevil and see Battlin Jack Murdock fight Carl "Crusher" Creel… well, it is the same person according to Jeph Loeb. He explained it to IGN:

"If you look at it, there's actually a very critical line, which is, 'Battlin' Jack is doing very well against a much youngerfighter.' So the idea is, we looked at it from the point of view of, Mike Tyson was the heavyweight champion when he was 18 years old. [Brian Patrick Wade], who plays him in the show, looks like he's in his mid-30s, so there was enough time for us to be able to say, 'There's no reason why that isn't the same person.'

"The fun part is you caught it; the good news is you don't have to. But if you're a Marvel fan or a SHIELD fan or a Daredevil fan, you go, 'Oh! It is all related in some way' — or like I say, '#ItsAllConnected.'"

[Source: IGN]

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.