Slide in the End Zone with NFL MARVEL Variants
Attention Marvel Blog True Believers! When it comes to the dizzying highs and lows of football, Archie Andrews isn’t the only comic book character who knows what’s up: with a series of comic book covers that feature NFL players and celebrate the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft, this collaboration between ESPN and Marvel Comics must be seen to believed!
However, once you see the ESPN and Marvel Comics team up commemorating the 2021 NFL Draft, you’ll be doing the “Ickey Shuffle” just like your favorite NFL hero. Now, you can cheer on your favorite draft pick from the sideline by practicing your end zone dances while reading comics!
Marvel x NFL
Marvel and the NFL have some exciting things in the works for fans of both superheroes and sports heroes. You probably already realize this thanks to the totally awesome Marvel x NFL t-shirt collaboration coming your way from Junk Food Clothing.
Once again – Marvel x NFL Draft ran a similar promotion last year – each of the seven covers is based off of a classic Marvel Comics cover, and let’s be real, Marvel Blog True Believers – Marvel Comics has a lot of classic covers.
2021 NFL Draft Marvel Comics Covers
Paired with a 2021 NFL Draft pick, each of the seven covers will feature one of the greatest heroes in the Marvel Universe.
The covers will include Najee Harris by Ray Anthony Height and Wil Quintana after Strange Tales: Blade #3 by Bart Sears, Trevor Lawrence by Wellington Alves after Thor #177 by Jack Kirby, Azeez Ojulari by Sean Chen and Darren Sanchez after Wolverine #305 by Jason Keith & Jim Cheung, Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah by Ron Lim, Roberto Poggi, and Quintana after Incredible Hulk: Last Call #1 by Dale Keown, Kwity Paye by Chen and Lee Duhig after Black Panther #1 by Inyuk Lee, DeVonta Smith by Fracesco Manna and Carlos Lopez after Miles Morales: Spider-Man #1 by Brian Stelfreeze, and Zach Wilson by J.L. Giles and Ian Herring, after Captain America: Living Legend #1 by Adi Granov.
Go Long or Go Read at Home!
While we’ve included some images here, Marvel Blog True Believers, you’ll want to head over to Marvel’s official blog to see them. Why’s that? Because they’ve set up an incredibly cool sliding system that lets you compare the original covers against the brand-new NFL player versions.
Marvel gets a lot of good mileage out of some of the neat technological advances – like the way you can pose with Captain America’s shield using just your cell phone telephone – but sometimes a simple trick like a slide bar is all the entertainment we need. Harris… Blade! Harris… Blade! It’s fun!
Check It Out
What do you think of the most recent collaborations between Marvel Entertainment and ESPN? Will you be watching the Marvel NBA game next week on ESPN2? Let us know in the comment section!